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Best Film prize at Filmkunstfest for IN LIEBE, EURE HILDE

05.05.2024
Best Film prize at Filmkunstfest for IN LIEBE, EURE HILDE

Yesterday there were 3 prizes awarded at Filmkunstfest MV for IN LIEBE, EURE HILDE, including the main prize in the feature film competition:

  • Fliegender Ochse Bester Spielfilm (“the Flying Ox” BEST FILM)
  • Beste Darstellerleistung - Liv Lisa Fries (BEST PERFORMANCE)
  • Beste Darstellerleistung Nachwuchs - Johannes Hegemann (BEST PERFORMANCE UP-AND-COMING)

“The first thing that reached me here was the news that we were getting these wonderful prizes,” said Andreas Dresen, who is currently on a cinema tour with FROM HILDE, WITH LOVE in Australia, in his video message. “I was really happy because Schwerin is my hometown, where I grew up. This is all familiar and dear to me, and of course the Filmkunstfest is like a second home for me and that's why it means a lot to me and I thank you from the bottom of my heart."

Congratulations to our most stellar awarded cast and crew!
IN LIEBE, EURE HILDE will play in cinemas in Germany from 17. October 2024.

#Filmkunstfest-MV #AndreasDresen #LailaStieler #LivLisaFries #JohannesHegemann #FliegenderOchse #PandoraFilm

FROM HILDE, WITH LOVE in Australia

01.05.2024
FROM HILDE, WITH LOVE in Australia

This May, the 2024 HSBC German Film Festival presented by Palace, in association with German Films, will showcase the best contemporary German cinema direct from major festivals in Europe.

FROM HILDE, WITH LOVE will be the opening film in all six Australian cities with director Andreas Dresen to introduce in person each premiere screening. For all screening times and to purchase tickets, visit GermanFilmFestival.com.au.

Palace Film continues to release the film in cinemas in Australia and New Zealand.

 

#PalaceFilm #AndreasDresenGoesDownUnder #Hilde.film.australia

SILENT FRIEND @Marburg town hall

04.04.2024
SILENT FRIEND @Marburg town hall

Today the mayor of Marburg, Dr. Thomas Spies and the Vice President of the Philipps University of Marburg, Prof. Dr. Evelyn Korn, met the film team of our upcoming film SILENT FRIEND to a welcoming party in the town hall, with director lldikó Enyedi and lead actor Tony Leung to sign the Marburg City Golden Book.

The main shooting will not only take place in Marburg, but the city of Marburg itself and especially the old botanical garden is an “actor” in the film.

Thanks for the support and toi, toi, toi for the start next week!

The film is an international co-production with Galatée (France) und M&M Kft (Hungary), as well as ZDF/ARTE and supported in Germany by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Hessen Film & Medien, FFA, BKM, DFFF, Moin Film among others.

 

Photo © Stadt Marburg/ Georg Kronenberg:
Reinhard Brundig (producer), Sylvester Groth (actor), Ildikó Enyedi (writer & director), Tony Leung (lead actor), Enzo Brumm (actor)  

#MarburgCity #SilentFriend #Hessenschau #PandoraFilm #HessenFilmMedien #FFA #BKM #FilmMedienNRW #Moin

BAUMI 10 years – a homage

18.03.2024
BAUMI 10 years – a homage

“Baumi, you are missed”

❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤
Karl BAUMI Baumgartner † 18. März 2014
www.baumi-award.com

We are very happy that Lichter Filmfest in Frankfurt (16. – 21. April 2024) will honor the legendary film producer and distributor, who died in 2014, together with the Filmfestival Bozen (12. - 21. April 2024) as part of a tribute!

The Karl “Baumi” Baumgartner tribute program includes eights screenings at the festival venues in Frankfurt: DEAD MAN (1995) directed by Jim Jarmusch, HOLY MOTORS (2012) directed by Leos Carax, GHOST DOG (1999) directed by Jim Jarmusch, LA VIE DE BOHÈME (1992) directed by Aki Kaurismäki,THE MATCH FACTORY GIRL (1990) directed by Aki Kaurismäki, WHERE IS MY FRIEND'S HOUSE (1987) directed by Abbas Kiarostami, AN ANGEL AT MY TABLE (1990) directed by Jane Campion, WINGED MIGRATION (2001) directed by Jacques Perri

Tickets and program in Frankfurt:
LichterFilmfestFrankfurt_hommage-baumgartner

In Bozen a special evening is accompanied by the short film FAVOLA IN QUATTRO TEMPI (1967) in which the audience is meeting a Baumi at a young age and from letters from Baumi to Sandra Baumgartner read aloud, small contemporary documents that are like love stories from another time. Cassis B Staudt accompanies the reading with her accordion and Benno Simma honors his friend with a musical laudation. The next evening will screen Jim Jarmusch's STRANGER THAN PARADISE (1984) and the last evening is dedicated to the late Bakhtiar Khudojnazarov and his film LUNA PAPA (1999).

Tickets and program in Bozen:
FilmFestivalBozen_Baumi-10-years-homage

  

Pandora @ NRW Job Speed Dating Event

18.03.2024
Pandora @ NRW Job Speed Dating Event

It is early morning in Köln-Ossendorf and Pandora Film producer Fee Buck prepares today the meeting desk for the first “NRW Bewerbertag – Einstieg in die Film & Fernsehbranche”.

Fee Buck is joining the representatives from more than 20 Cologne film and television companies on site today at the MMC Studios to introduce the different areas of work in film. During the event visitors have the opportunity to look over the shoulders of the crew of the TV series "Unter uns" on the set - and numerous job profiles and apprenticeships will also be presented.

Further information about registering for the job-speed-dating-day:
https://eveeno.com/job-speed-dating

 

#Filmwork #JobSpeedDating #Filmmakers #NextGeneration #FutureCinema

Silver Bear for PEPE

25.02.2024
Silver Bear for PEPE

Nelson Carlo de Los Santos Arias wins the Silber Bear for Best Director for our Dominican co-production PEPE !!! A passionate Congratulation to the entire team!!! And big thanks to Berlinale with Carlo Chatrian & Mariette Rissenbeek providing a welcoming home for cinema!

 

Photo © Berlinale 2024:
Nelson Carlo de Los Santos Arias

#Berlinale2024 #BestDirector #NelsonCarloDeLosSantosArias #PepeMovie #Hippo #SilverBear

PEPE premiere in Berlinale Competition

19.02.2024
PEPE premiere in Berlinale Competition

PEPE by Nelson Carlo de Los Santos Arias had its world premiere in Berlinale Competition on Tuesday. An experimental magical Cinema Odyssey through the Afterlife Consciousness of a stolen hippo and the first Dominican film in Berlinale Competition !

international Sales: Monte y Culebra
PEPE – teaser

Photo © Berlinale 2024:
Nelson Carlo de Los Santos Arias (the filmmaker)

#Berlinale2024 #NelsonCarloDeLosSantosArias #Pepe.film #MonteYCulebra #CineDominicano #PandoraFilm

FROM HILDE, WITH LOVE premiere in Berlinale Competition

17.02.2024
FROM HILDE, WITH LOVE premiere in Berlinale Competition

"All my love is constantly around you! Stay brave, as I want to be. From Hilde, With Love". Hilde Coppi (1909 - 1943)

Today Andreas Dresen's new film FROM HILDE, WITH LOVE celebrated its world premiere in competition at the 74th Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival. It was a premiere that will remain in our memories forever - because it once again showed what emotions a cinema film can trigger in people. When Andreas Dresen brought the 81-year-old Hans Coppi jr., the surviving son of the young Hilde and Hans Coppi, who were murdered by the Nazi Regime, onto the stage there was already several minutes of standing ovation for Andreas Dresen and his team.

 

And it fills us with great pride to bring IN LIEBE, EURE HILDE to German cinemas on 17. October 2024

International Sales: Beta Cinema

Photo © Pandora/ Oliver Kern:
Andreas Dresen (director), Liv Lisa Fries (role Hilde Coppi), Johannes Hegemann (role Hans Coppi)

 

#Berlinale2024   #AndreasDresen #LailaStieler #Hilde.film #LivLisaFries #JohannesHegemann #WomenInResistance #HildeCoppi #PandoraFilm

DREI WINTER tv-premiere on ARTE

31.01.2024
DREI WINTER tv-premiere on ARTE

This week DREI WINTER by Michael Koch will have its free tv premiere in Germany, France and selected Switzerland on ARTE:

WED, 07.Feb. – 22:45h – ARTE
and online on arte.tv from today until 07. March 24

 #ARTEtv #Michael Koch #SRG_SSR #Hugofilm #PandoraFilm #FilmMedienNRW #GrandFilm

FROM HILDE, WITH LOVE and PEPE in Berlinale Competition

22.01.2024
FROM HILDE, WITH LOVE and PEPE in Berlinale Competition

We are super enthusiastic to premiere the new film by Andreas Dresen and our Dominican co-production by Nelson Carlo de Los Santos Arias in BERLINALE COMPETITION!

IN LIEBE, EURE HILDE (From Hilde, With Love)
directed by Andreas Dresen, written by Laila Stieler

in co-production with rbb and ARTE in association with Ziegler Film, Iskremas and supported by DFFF, BKM, Film-und Medienstiftung NRW, Medienboard, FFA.

international Sales: Beta CinemaGerman press: Just Publicity / intern. press: Charles McDonald

PEPE, la Imaginación en el Tercer Cine (PEPE, Imagination in the third cinema)
directed and written by Nelson Carlo de Los Santos Arias

produced by Monte y Culebra (Dominican Republic) in co-production with Joe Vision Productions (Namibia), Pandora Film Produktion (Germany), 4 A 4 Productions (France), supported by Hubert Bals Fund, Ibermedia and in Germany by World Cinema Fund ACP among others.

international sales: Monte y Culebra publicist/press: Gloria Zerbinati

 

#Berlinale2024  #Hilde.film #AndreasDresen #Pepe #NelsonCarloDeLosSantosArias #PandoraFilm

 

2 Golden Globe Nominations for FALLEN LEAVES

11.12.2023
2 Golden Globe Nominations for FALLEN LEAVES

2023 is not over yet  -  Congrats to FALLEN LEAVES by Aki Kaurismäki for the Golden Globe Award Nominations in two categories “Best Motion Picture – Non-English Language” and lead actress Alma Pöysti “Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy”.

Get your tickets now for the next cinema screening in Germany:
www.fallende-blaetter.pandora.film

 

#FilmOfTheYear #GoldenGlobes #AkiKaurismäki #AlmaPöysti

 

FALLEN LEAVES gets 5 European Film Awards Nominations

07.11.2023
FALLEN LEAVES gets 5 European Film Awards Nominations

FALLEN LEAVES by Aki Kaurismäki is nominated in all categories at European Film Awards:

European Film
European Director - Aki Kaurismäki
European Actress - Alma Pöysti
European Actor - JussiVatanen
European Screenwriter  - Aki Kaurismäki

Wholehearted Congratulations !!!   ONNITTELUT !!!

Thanks to our partners in Germany - ZDF/ Arte, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, FFA.
FALLEN LEAVES / FALLENDE BLÄTTER is still running in German cinemas, get your tickets online: www.fallende-blaetter.pandora.film

 

#europeanfilmawards #AkiKaurismäki  #CinemaTickets #Sputnik #Bufo #PandoraFilm

TRANSAMAZONIA wins European Work In Progress Award

18.10.2023
TRANSAMAZONIA wins European Work In Progress Award

TRANSAMAZONIA by Pia Marais won the European Work in Progress by LAVAlabs Moving Images Award for “An ambitious project with an impressive visual concept and haunting performances”. Our French-German-Swiss film, currently in postproduction, was selected by the international jury of experts to the most deserving of the 30 participating projects showcased at the event. EWIP is held in the run-up to the Film Festival Cologne (19.-26 October) as an international industry event with pitches, on-to-one meetings, panel discussions and case studies.

 

#EWIP #Transamazonia #PiaMarais #VFX #Filmedienrw #Filmfestival.Cologne

ANDREAS DRESEN EXHIBITION at Film Museum opens

05.10.2023
ANDREAS DRESEN EXHIBITION at Film Museum opens

Andreas Dresen is one of the most popular filmmakers in Germany. After all, his films can sensibly combine truth, humanity and entertainment. The Filmmuseum Potsdam preserves many of Dresen's working materials and has now created an exhibition to mark his 60th birthday under the motto “VOLL DAS LEBEN ! - ANDREAS DRESEN UND TEAM” (Full of life! – Andreas Dresen and Team), open from tomorrow until the end of the next year 2024. Pandora Film is proud supporter and congratulates Andreas Dresen and Team !!!

Tomorrow the exhibition will be opened in the presence of Andreas Dresen and his team. The day after the Film Museum will show Dresen’s admired feature film “GUNDERMANN”. Before the screening film journalist Knut Elstermann speaks with guests from the film crew.

Film Museum Potsdam
Fr,  06. October 23, 19:00h, exhibition opening (on invitation only)
Sa, 07. October 23, 18:00h, in conversation Andreas Dresen & Team and screening “Gundermann” & short “Steigerlied”

07. October 2023 – 30. December 2024 – (opening times: Tue-Sun 10:00h-18:00h)– Exhibition “VOLL DAS LEBEN - Andreas Dresen und Team” with accompanying film and event series https://www.filmmuseum-potsdam.de/Andreas-Dresen-Filmreihe.html

Photo: Andreas Dresen © Filmmuseum Potsdam/ Michael Lüder

#VisitFilmMuseumPostdam #AndreasDresen #VollDasLeben

 

PUAN wins 2 Awards at San Sebastian Competition

30.09.2023
PUAN wins 2 Awards at San Sebastian Competition

PUAN by María Alché & Benjamín Naishtat won tonight the Jury Prize for BEST SCREENPLAY and the SILVER SHELL for BEST LEADING PERFORMANCE for Marcelo Subiotto at San Sebastian International Film Festival.

Heartfelt Congratulations !!!

The Film is produced in Argentina by Pasto and Pucará Cine in co-production with Pandora Film Produktion (Germany), Kino Produzioni (Italy), Bubbles Project (Brazil), Atelier de Production (France), Infinity Hill (USA)

Cinema Release in Argentina will start on 5. October !!

Photo: María Alché, Benjamín Naishtat © San Sebastian International Film Festival

#puan.pelicula #71SSIFF #PandoraFilm #Filmedienrw #WorldCinemaFund #TorinoFilmLab #LuxboxFilms #CineArgentino

JE SUIS KARL tv-premiere on ARD

17.09.2023
JE SUIS KARL tv-premiere on ARD

Now JE SUIS KARL directed by Christian Schwochow, written by Thomas Wendrich and starring Luna Wendler, Jannis Niewöhner and Milan Peschel is available on ARD – Das Erste:

MON, 17.Sept. – 23:50h – ARD – Das Erste
and online on ARD Mediathek until 17. Oktober 23

A big THANKS to our coproducing partner and collaborator Andrea Hanke (WDR), Claudia Grässel (Degeto), Cooky Ziesche (rbb) and Andreas Schreitmüller (ARTE).

#JeSuisKarl #ChristianSchwochow #LunaWedler #JannisNiewoehner #MilanPeschel #PandoraFilm  #WDR #Degeto #rbb #ARTE

Open Call for Baumi Award with Pan Nalin as juror

15.09.2023
Open Call for Baumi Award with Pan Nalin as juror

Today starts the annual open call for our € 20,000 writer’s grant - the 9th Baumi Script Development Award.

The award-winning Indian filmmaker Pan Nalin is this year’s guest juror. Already in the year 2000 we proudly produced his debut feature SAMSARA followed by AYURVEDA - ART OF BEING (2001) and VALLEY OF FLOWERS (2006). His most recent feature film LAST FILM SHOW (2022) was India’s official entry to the 2023 Oscars and made it to the shortlist for the „Best International Feature Film“ category. The semi-autobiographical film revolves around a boy in a remote village in India discovering his love for cinema.

Go to our website www.baumi-award.com  for all details about the award, Karl “Baumi” Baumgartner and guest juror Pan Nalin as well as the online application form:

Submit your project online now until 15. October 2023

  • Open for writers with at least one screenplay filmed
  • A synopsis (3 – max. 5 pages) must be submitted in English
  • Project should have a production company attached

#BaumiAward #PanNalin #PandoraFilm #filmediennrw

FALLENDE BLÄTTER by Aki Kaurismäki now in German cinemas

14.09.2023
FALLENDE BLÄTTER by Aki Kaurismäki now in German cinemas

FALLEN LEAVES / FALLENDE BLÄTTER is out now in cinemas nationwide released by Pandora Film Verleih!!!

www.fallende-blaetter.pandora.film

The film is also the Finnish candidate for the Academy Award for International Feature at the OSCARS 2024.

Last tickets here  #cinematour
for the remaining two previews with concert of the Finish Indie-Pop-Duo „Maustetytöt“ today in Berlin (Kino International) and tomorrow in Hamburg (Zeise Kinos).

#cinematour #AkiKaurismäki #FallendeBlaetter #PandoraFilm #FallenLeaves #Oscars2024 #

Pandora Film Premieres @ Telluride, Toronto, San Sebastian, Zürich, New York, London, Busan

31.08.2023
Pandora Film Premieres @ Telluride, Toronto, San Sebastian, Zürich, New York, London, Busan

Pandora Film co-productions are selected at all major autumn film festivals !!!

FALLEN LEAVES by Aki Kaurismäki
World Sales: The Match Factory

  • Telluride Film Festival / 31. Aug – 4. Sept. 23 / It’s a secret
  • TIFF – Toronto International Film Festival / 7. Sept. – 17. Sept. 23 / Centerpiece Section – Luminaries
  • San Sebastian Film Festival/ 22. Sept. – 30. Sept. 23 / Perlak Section, FIPRESCI Grand Prize
  • New York Film Festival/ 29. Sept. – 15 Oct. 23 / Main Slate
  • BFI London International film Festival/ 4. Oct. – 15. Oct. 23 / Special Presentation
  • Busan International Film Festival/ 4. Oct. - 13. Oct. 23 / Icons

        LA PRÁCTICA (The Practice) by Martín Rejtman
        World sales: Visit Films

        • San Sebastian Film Festival/ 22. Sept. – 30. Sept. 23 / Competition – world premiere
        • New York Film Festival/ 29. Sept. – 15 Oct. 23 / Main Slate
        • Zürich Film Festival/ 28. Sept. – 5. Oct. 23 / Window San Sebastian
        • BFI London International Film Festival/ 4. Oct. – 15. Oct. 23 / Laugh

              PUAN by María Alché & Benjamín Naishtat
              World sales: Luxbox Films

              • San Sebastian Film Festival/ 22. Sept.  – 30. Sept. 23 / Competition – world premiere

              #TellurideFilmFestival  #TIFF23 #FallenLeaves #71SSIFF #PUAN.pelicula #NYFF61 #LaPractica #ThePractice #ZFF2023 #BFILondonFilmFestival #Busanfilmfest

               

               

               

              FALLEN LEAVES by Aki Kaurismäki receives FIPRESCI Grand Prix 2023

              23.08.2023
              FALLEN LEAVES by Aki Kaurismäki receives FIPRESCI Grand Prix 2023

              FALLEN LEAVES by Aki Kaurimäki has won again the FIPRESCI Grand Prix after having been chosen Best Film of 2023 by the 669 members of the International Federation of Film Critics, FIPRESCI. The FIPRESCI Grand Prix will be presented on 22. September at the opening gala of San Sebastian’s 71st Festival. The film will also screen as part of the festival section “Perlak”. This is the third time that Aki Kaurismäki receives this recognition from the international critics, which went in 2017 to THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE and 2002 to THE MAN WITHOUT A PAST.

              CONGRATULATIONS !!!!

              FALLEN LEAVES / FALLENDE BLÄTTER will be released in Germany on 14. September !

              Get tickets and more for the upcoming cinema premiere tour with concerts of the Finish Indie-Pop-Duo „Maustetytöt“ from 11. – 15. September in Köln, München, Dresden, Berlin, Hamburg
              www.fallende-blaetter.pandora.film

              #71ssiff #FipresciAward #cinematour #AkiKaurismäki #triple

              ONODA: 10.000 NÄCHTE IM DSCHUNGEL Free-TV Premiere on ARTE

              21.08.2023
              ONODA: 10.000 NÄCHTE IM DSCHUNGEL Free-TV Premiere on ARTE

              This week ONODA – 10.000 NIGHTS IN THE JUNGLE by Arthur Harari will have its free tv premiere in Germany and France on ARTE, our co-producing partner. 

              Wed, 23. August – 20:15h – ARTE
              and online on arte.tv until 29. August 23

               #ARTEtv #ArthurHarari #ArteFranceCinema #Bathysphere #PandoraFilm #FilmMedienNRW #FFA #RapidEyeMovies #Onoda_onDemand

              New Pandora Film Online Shop

              18.07.2023
              New Pandora Film Online Shop

               „DO YOU HAVE ROCK’N’ROLL?”

               

              Come visit the new PANDORA FILM ONLINE SHOP in Germany:

              https://shop.pandora.film/

               

              Besides DVD and Blu-rays of many films distributed by our colleagues from Pandora Film Verleih you can find exclusive merch such as the coveted CLOSE sweater or our popular PANDORA FILM pin.

               

              For the shop release you can buy 3 selected products for the price of 2! The promotion is valid up to 31. July 31 2023.

               

              #PandoraFilm #shop #merchandise #dvd #bluray #offers #pandorafilmfilmverleih

               

               

              PUAN & LA PRÁCTICA premiere in San Sebástian Competition

              07.07.2023
              PUAN & LA PRÁCTICA premiere in San Sebástian Competition

              Congratulations to our two Latin-American coproduction PUAN by María Alché & Benjamín Naishtat and LA PRÁCTICA by Martín Rejtman for the invitation to the 71st San Sebastián Festival Competition, the films will be competing for the Golden Shell at the biggest movie event in the Spanish-speaking world in September 2023.

              María Alché and Benjamín Naishtat jointly direct PUAN, in which Marcelo Subiotto and Leonardo Sbaraglia play two professors at odds over a university chair. The Film is produced in Argentina by Pasto and  Pucará Cine in co-production with Pandora Film Produktion (Germany), Atelier de Production (France), Kino Produzioni (Italy), Bubbles Project (Brazil), in Germany supported by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, World Cinema Fund, Torino Film Lab, international world sales managed by Luxbox http://www.luxboxfilms.com/puan. 

              Martín Rejtman will take part in the Official Selection in San Sebastián for the first time with LA PRÁCTICA (THE PRACTICE), a comedy starring actor Esteban Bigliardi as a yoga teacher in a marital crisis. The film is a co-production between Rosa Films (Portugal), Quijote Films (Chile), Un Puma (Argentina) and Pandora Film Produktion (Germany), in Germany produced in association with ZDF/ ARTE (Holger Stern) and Hubert Bals Fund+ Europe.

               

              #Puan #71SSIFF #LaPractica #PandoraFilm #Filmedienrw #ZdfArte #TorinoFilmLab #HBF

               

              Cannes Prix du Jury for FALLEN LEAVES

              28.05.2023
              Cannes Prix du Jury for FALLEN LEAVES

              We congratulate dearly the director Aki Kaurismäki, the two lead actors Alma Pöysti and Jussi Vatanen, and the entire FALLEN LEAVES team on the Jury Prize of the Festival de Cannes !!!

              Last night Orlando Bloom introduced the jury prize that went to Aki Kaurismäki’s FALLEN LEAVES, after the film topped Screen Daily jury grid this year.

              Coming to cinemas in Germany from 14. September 2023.

              Photo: Orlando Bloom, Alma Pöysti, Jussi Vatanen © Jean-Luis Hupé /Festival De Cannes

                

              #AkiKaurismäki #FallenLeaves #PrixDuJury #festivaldecannes #Thanks #Filmedienrw #Ffa #ZdfArte #PandoraFilm

              FALLEN LEAVES by Aki Kaurismäki in Cannes Competition

              14.04.2023
              FALLEN LEAVES by Aki Kaurismäki in Cannes Competition

              We are delighted that Aki Kaurismäki's new film, FALLEN LEAVES, will have its world premiere in competition at the Festival de Cannes! ♡

              FALLEN LEAVES tells the story of two lonely people who meet each other by chance in the Helsinki night and try to find the first, only, and ultimate love of their lives. Their path towards this honourable goal is clouded by the man's alcoholism, lost phone numbers, not knowing each other's names or addresses, and life's general tendency to place obstacles in the way of those seeking their happiness.

              Starring Alma Pöysti and Jussi Vatanen, the heartwarming tragic comedy FALLEN LEAVES, previously thought to be lost, is Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki's fourth part of his working class trilogy, following SHADOWS IN PARADISE, ARIEL and THE MATCH FACTORY GIRL.

               

              Pandora Film Verleih will bring FALLEN LEAVES, the 19th film by the celebrated Finnish director, to German cinemas starting from 14. September 2023 !

                

              #AkiKaurismäki #newfilm #FallenLeaves #worldpremiere #festivaldecannes #comingsoon

               

              DRII WINTER wins Swiss Film Award

              06.04.2023
              DRII WINTER wins Swiss Film Award

              Michael Koch's DRII WINTER was awarded best feature film at the Swiss Film Award 2023. What an amazing journey from Isenthal around the cinema world to Genf last night.

              Heartfelt Congratulations to Michael Koch and Christof Neracher (Hugofilm) and all nominated Swiss Cast and Crew !!!

              Photo: Michael Koch (writer & director), (c) quartz.ch

               

              #prixducinemasuisse #swissfilmaward #quartz2023 #Drii Winter / A Piece Of Sky #MichaelKoch #Hugofilm #filmedienrw #Grandfilm

              JE SUIS KARL Free-TV premiere on ARTE

              24.03.2023
              JE SUIS KARL Free-TV premiere on ARTE

              Don’t miss the free tv-premiere of JE SUIS KARL, the exciting political thriller directed by Christian Schwochow, written by Thomas Wendrich and starring Luna Wendler, Jannis Niewöhner and Milan Peschel

               

              Tonight, Fr, 24. March – 20:15h – ARTE

              and online on arte.tv until 22. April 23

              Thanks to our coproducing tv partner Andrea Hanke (WDR), Claudia Grässel (Degeto), Cooky Ziesche (rbb) and Andreas Schreitmüller (ARTE) for the enduring support and contribution.

               

              #JeSuisKarl #ChristianSchwochow #LunaWedler #JannisNiewoehner #MilanPeschel #PandoraFilm  #ARTEtv

              8th Baumi Award goes to Hungarian filmmaker Dénes Nagy

              21.02.2023
              8th Baumi Award goes to Hungarian filmmaker Dénes Nagy

              The 8th Baumi Script Development Award, endowed with 20,000 Euros, goes to Hungary and the winner is filmmaker Dénes Nagy for his project “The Vacation”.

              "Dénes Nagy portrays his endearing characters with authenticity and humour. His approach involves extensive research which we are happy to support with the Baumi Award," says this year's guest juror Andreas Dresen.“

              Congratulations to Dénes Nagy and recognitions to all applicants for taking time and efforts on their applications!! And thanks and a big hug dear Andreas Dresen for heading this year’s jury !!

              Read the full jury statement and more about Dénes Nagy: www.baumi-award.com

              Photo: Sandra Baumgartner, Claudia Steffen (Pandora), Andreas Dresen, Dénes Nagy, Petra Müller (FMS NRW), (c) Kurt Krieger / Film- und Medienstiftung NRW

              #BaumiAward #DenesNagy #Campfilm #filmediennrw #AndreasDresen

              DRII WINTER with 6 nominations for Swiss Film Award

              24.01.2023
              DRII WINTER with 6 nominations for Swiss Film Award

              Whole-hearted Congratulations to all cast and crew and Swiss producer Hugo Film of DRII WINTER for 6 (!) Swiss Film Award QUARTZ Nominations:

              best feature film (director: Michael Koch, producer: Christof Neracher)

              best writing (Michael Koch)

              best actress (Michèle Brand)

              best actor (Simon Wisler)

              best film music (Tobias Koch & Jannik Giger)

              best sound design (Jean-Pierre Gerth & Tobias Koch)

               

              Still playing in German cinemas, check out screenings: https://grandfilm.de/drei-winter/

              #swissfilmaward #quartz2023 #Drii Winter / A Piece Of Sky #MichaelKoch #Hugofilm

               

              DREI WINTER opens in Germany with Kinotour

              15.12.2022
              DREI WINTER opens in Germany with Kinotour

              Grandfilm Verleih brings DRII WINTER to German cinemas from today. The Swiss Oscar candidate is made for cinema – don’t miss to see DREI WINTER on the big screen!!!

              Join writer & director Michael Koch for Q&A in the following theatres:

              12.12. – 20:00h – Berlin – Passage Kino Neuköln
              14.12. – 19:30h - Berlin – fsk Kino
              15.12. – 19:30h – Nürnberg – Filmhaus
              16.12. – 19:30h – München – Theatiner Filmkunst
              19.12. – 20:00h – Köln - Filmhaus
              Tickets are available in each venue.

              Check out critics, news and more on FB & Insta @driiwinter

              venues & schedule:  https://grandfilm.de/drei-winter/

              See you in the cinemas!

              #DreiWinter #MichaelKoch #DriiWinter #Grandfilm #FilMedieNrw #Hugofilm

               

              RABIYE KURNAZ VS. GEORGE W. BUSH nominated for European Film Awards

              08.11.2022
              RABIYE KURNAZ VS. GEORGE W. BUSH nominated for European Film Awards

              Rabiye goes Europe!

               

              What wonderful news! The brilliant Meltem Kaptan is nominated for the European Film Awards for her title role in RABIYE KURNAZ VS GEORGE W. BUSH directed by Andreas Dresen und written by Laila Stieler!

              Tebrikler and Herzliche Glückwünsche !!!

               

               

              #Rabiye.film #MeltemKaptan #AndreasDresen #LailaStieler #PandoraFilm #europeanfilmawards

              Baumi Award goes into 8th round with juror Andreas Dresen

              15.09.2022
              Baumi Award goes into 8th round with juror Andreas Dresen

              Today starts the annual open call for our € 20,000 writer’s grant - the eighth Baumi Script Development Award.

              This year's guest juror is the German filmmaker Andreas Dresen, whose film ”Rabiye Kurnaz vs. George W. Bush” won two Silver Bears for screenplay and leading role at the Berlinale this year. Andreas Dresen is one of the most successful German directors of recent times. His films have won numerous awards and strike a chord with cinema audiences.

              Check our website www.baumi-award.com  about the award, Karl “Baumi” Baumgartner and guest juror Andreas Dresen as well as the online application form:

              Submit your project online now until 15. October 2022

              • Open for writers with at least one screenplay filmed
              • A synopsis (3 – max. 5 pages) must be submitted in English
              • Project should have a production company attached

              #BaumiAward #AndreasDresen #PandoraFilm #filmediennrw

              Photo (c) André Röhner

              German Actors Guild Award for RABIYE KURNAZ GEGEN GEORGE W. BUSH

              10.09.2022
              German Actors Guild Award for RABIYE KURNAZ GEGEN GEORGE W. BUSH

              She did it again! Congratulations to Meltem Kaptan for winning the DEUTSCHER SCHAUSPIELPREIS in the category Best Performance in A Leading Role / Drama for the title role in RABIYE KURNAZ GEGEN GEORGE W. BUSH directed by Andreas Dresen.

              A very special award from actors for actors, founded by the German Screen Actors Guild (BFFS), to honor outstanding acting performances in film.

               

              #MeltemKaptan #AlexanderScheer #rabiye.film #dsp2022

              DRII WINTER opens theatrically in Switzerland

              01.09.2022
              DRII WINTER opens theatrically in Switzerland

              Today DRII WINTER starts in Swiss Cinemas through distributor Frenetic Films. Check out cinemas and screening times:

               

              KINOFINDER_SCHWEIZ

               

              Photo: Michael Koch (director) with the latest award BEST FILM at the Film Festival della Lessinia ©@filmfestivaldellalessinia

              RABIYE KURNAZ VS. GEORGE W. BUSH selected for European Film Awards

              18.08.2022
              RABIYE KURNAZ VS. GEORGE W. BUSH selected for European Film Awards

              RABIYE KURNAZ VS. GEORGE W. BUSH is included in the European Film Awards Selection, recommended for a nomination for the European Film Awards 2022.

              In the coming weeks, the 4,400 European Film Academy members will vote for the nominations in the main categories and a Jury vote for the departments categories.

              The 35th European Film Awards will be presented on 10. December in Reykjavík, Iceland.

               

              #Rabiye.film #AndreasDresen #LailaStieler #MeltemKaptan #AlexanderScheer #PandoraFilm #europeanfilmawards

              DRII WINTER is Switzerland's Oscar entry

              05.08.2022
              DRII WINTER is Switzerland's Oscar entry

              Our Swiss-German coproduction DRII WINTER (A Piece Of Sky) by Michael Koch is Switzerland’s selection for the International Feature Film category at the OSCARS 2023.

              The Film was the first Swiss-German-spoken feature film premiered in the Berlinale Competition for a long time and was honored with a Special Mention by the International Jury.

              In Swiss cinemas from 1. September 22 by Frenetic Film, coming to cinemas in Germany next year !

               

              #Oscar2023 #DriiWinter #aPIECEofSKY #HugoFilm #filmedienrw #NewEuropeFilmSales #MichaelKoch #✌️

              DRII WINTER in Locarno

              25.07.2022
              DRII WINTER in Locarno

              Michael Koch’s DRII WINTER is shown at the 75. Locarno International Film Festival in section Panorama Suisse, starting next week.

              Get tickets and more: www.locarnofestival.ch

              The cinema release in Switzerland through Frenetic Films starts 01. September 2022.

               

              #Locarno75 #DriiWinter #MichaelKoch #HugoFilm #PandoraFilm

               

              3 German Film Awards for RABIYE  – incl BEST FILM in Silver

              24.06.2022
              3 German Film Awards for RABIYE  – incl BEST FILM in Silver

              Echt jetzt?

              We are super thrilled about the Lolas for Best Feature Film in Silver, Best Actress in a leading role – Meltem Kaptan and Best Actor in a supporting role – Alexander Scheer! Our LOVE goes to Bernhard Docke and Rabiye Kurnaz.

              Congratulation also to all our wonderful nominees in ten categories, the entire cast & crew and all partners of the film!

              RABIYE KURNAZ GEGEN GEORGE W. BUSH will be shown in almost 100 open-air cinemas in Germany this summer. In case you missed the film yet, this is your chance!

              Photo: Fee Buck, Rabiye Kurnaz, Christoph Friedel, Bernhard Docke, Meltem Kaptan, Andreas Dresen, Claudia Steffen, Alexander Scheer © O.L.

               

              #Lola22 #DeutscherFilmpreis #Rabiye.film #MeltemKaptan #AlexanderScheer #PandoraFilm #AndreasDresen #LailaStieler #imKino

              DRII WINTER & RABIYE KURNAZ VS. GWB in Karlovy Vary

              23.06.2022
              DRII WINTER & RABIYE KURNAZ VS. GWB in Karlovy Vary

              RABIYE KURNAZ VS. GEORGE W. BUSH directed by Andreas Dresen and DRII WINTER/ A Piece Of Sky directed by Michael Koch and are invited to the prestigious Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the section Horizon – “a selection of the most remarkable contemporary films”.

               

              Check out dates and tickets for screenings starting next week : www.kviif.com

               

              #KVIFF #rabiye.film  #AndreasDresen #apieceofsky #MichaelKoch #KarlovyVary

               

              RABIYE KURNAZ GEGEN GEORGE W. BUSH gets German Film Award for Peace 2022

              21.06.2022
              RABIYE KURNAZ GEGEN GEORGE W. BUSH gets German Film Award for Peace 2022

              Director Andreas Dresen receives the German Film Award for Peace – The Bridge today from laudator Wolfgang Kohlhaase and in presence of Rabiye Kurnaz and Bernhard Docke.

              Each year film artists are honored with the Peace Award who stand with their films for tolerance, humanity and enlightenment.

              From the Jury statement: "Andreas Dresen has achieved the cinematic miracle of seasoning this drama with unpretentious humour. (….) this tragic comedy is masterfully told."

              The award is initiated by the Bernhard Wicki Memorial Fund e.V. together with the State of Bavaria and the organization of the German film industry (Spio) in partnership with Bayerischer Rundfunk, broadcasting the gala on 29. June 22:45h.

               

              #BerhardWickiFonds #AndreasDresen #Rabiye.film

              7th BAUMI AWARD goes ex aequo to Dea Kulumbegashvili & Visar Morina

              09.06.2022
              7th BAUMI AWARD goes ex aequo to Dea Kulumbegashvili & Visar Morina

              This year it took a little longer to choose and celebrate the winner because of the Covid-19 restrictions, thanks for your patience!!

              The seventh year of the Baumi Script Development Award sees the €20,000 Baumi Script Development Award being shared in equal parts between the Georgian filmmaker Dea Kulumbegashvili for her treatment "Historia" and the German filmmaker Visar Morina for his project "Hatixhe and Shaban".

              "With our decision to present the award to two filmmakers, we would like to support both of the outstanding projects by Dea Kulumbegashvili and Visar Morina at the same level. Although they have different approaches, both feature film projects describe great humanity and offer an accurate political picture of their characters and the societies they live in," this year's guest juror Ildikó Enyedi said.

              The full press announcement about the two selected filmmakers and their projects is now online www.filmstiftung.de/en/news

               

              Congratulations to the winners and a big thanks to all applicants for taking the efforts!!
              And thank you dear Ildikó for being part of this year’s jury !!

               

              Appreciations for the ongoing support: Friederike Zeit (prize sculpture), Katja Clos (graphics), Fritz Erler (Website).

              Foto: Dea Kulumbegashvili, Ildikó Enyedi, Visar Morina © Hojabr Riahi / Film- und Medienstiftung NRW
               

              #BaumiAward #filmedienrw #PandoraFilm

              DRII WINTER & RABIYE KURNAZ VS. GWB at Berlinale à Paris

              03.06.2022
              DRII WINTER & RABIYE KURNAZ VS. GWB at Berlinale à Paris

              “La Berlinale à Paris” at Centre Pompidou will give audience in Paris the exclusive opportunity to preview our two Berlinale Competition films:

              RABIYE KURNAZ VS. GEORGE W. BUSH
              with video message of Silver Bear winner actress Meltem Kaptan
              15. June – 20:00h – cinema 1

              DRII WINTER
              with director Michael Koch in attendance
              18. June – 20:00h – petite salle

              Tickets Avant-premiére

               

              #CentrePompidou #BerlinaleAParis #DriiWinter #Rabiye.film

              ONODA – 10 000 NÄCHTE IM DSCHUNGEL opens in Germany

              02.06.2022
              ONODA – 10 000 NÄCHTE IM DSCHUNGEL opens in Germany

              Imagine war has ended…. and you still carry on. The story of the Japanese soldier Onoda Hiro is as unbelievable as it is true: Stationed 1944 on the remote Philippian Island of Lubang, he fought his own personal guerrilla war for 29 years until the 1970s. In a film of breathtaking beauty, ONODA – 10 000 NIGHTS IN THE DSCHUNGEL tells what happened in the meantime.

              Rapid Eye Movies brings the extraordinary biopic and Cannes contender ONODA – 10 000 NÄCHTE IM DSCHUNGEL by Arthur Harari to cinemas in Germany this Thursday.

               

              Check out trailer, presskit and nearby cinemas: www.rapideyemovies.de/onoda/

              #ONODA10000Naechte #ArhurHarari #Bathysphere #PandoraFilm #FilmMedienNRW #FFA #RapidEyeMovies #Cannes2021

              RABIYE KURNAZ GEGEN GEORGE W. BUSH got 10 nominations for German Film Award

              12.05.2022
              RABIYE KURNAZ GEGEN GEORGE W. BUSH got 10 nominations for German Film Award

              Woooow - 10 nominations for the German Film Award!

              www.rabiye.film watch NOW in cinemas
              in Germany (Pandora), Austria (Filmladen), Switzerland (Filmcoopi)

              We send our heartfelt congratulations to all the nominees and the entire team and cast:

              best visual effects – Thomas Loeder

              best makeup and hairstyling - Grit Kosse, Uta Spikermann

              best costume design – Birgitt Kilian

              best production design - Susanne Hopf

              best film music – Johannes Repka, Cenk Erdoğan

              best actor in a supporting role – Alexander Scheer

              best actress in a leading role – Meltem Kaptan

              best writing - Laila Stieler

              best directing - Andreas Dresen

              best feature film -  Claudia Steffen, Christoph Friedel (Pandora Film Produktion)
              co-produced with Iskremas Filmproduktion (Andreas Dresen, Andreas Leusink), Cinéma Defacto (Tom Dercourt) 
              and NDR (Christian Granderath), rbb, BR, RB, Arte, Arte France Cinéma,
              supported by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, DFFF, BKM, FFA, Medienboard, Nordmedia, CNC,
              international sales by The Match Factory


              YOU ARE ALL AMAZING!!!!

              #Rabiye.film #LailaStieler #AndreasDresen #MeltemKaptan #AlexanderScheer #PandoraFilm #Lola22 #imKino

              RABIYE KURNAZ GEGEN GEORGE W. BUSH out now !!!

              28.04.2022
              RABIYE KURNAZ GEGEN GEORGE W. BUSH out now !!!

              We are so excited! RABIYE KURNAZ GEGEN GEORGE W. BUSH is finally in cinemas today!

              Andreas Dresen's and Laila Stieler's wonderfully warm-hearted and humorous film starring a fantastic Meltem Kaptan is now showing in more than 170 German cinemas.

              Book your cinema ticket now:  KINOFINDER

              Thanks to our great previews and Kinotour audience so far!!!

               

              #Rabiye.film #MeltemKaptan #AlexanderScheer #AndreasDresen #LailaStieler #Berlinale2022 #imKino #Kinotour #Kinostart

              RABIYE KURNAZ GEGEN GWB - Kinotour in Germany

              08.04.2022
              RABIYE KURNAZ GEGEN GWB - Kinotour in Germany

              Rabiye goes on cinema tour from 12. April until 01. May 22 with lead actress Meltem Kaptan, lead actor Alexander Scheer, director Andreas Dresen, writer Laila Stieler and lawyer Bernhard Docke.

              Check out dates and tickets  www.rabiye.film

              See you in the cinemas!

              Nationwide release on 28. April 2022

               

              #RabiyeFilm #MeltemKaptan #AlexanderScheer #AndreasDresen #LailaStieler #Kinotour

              Istanbul Film Festival opens with RABIYE KURNAZ VS. GEORGE W. BUSH

              07.04.2022
              Istanbul Film Festival opens with RABIYE KURNAZ VS. GEORGE W. BUSH

              We are so grateful to open today with our film RABIYE KURNAZ VS. GEORGE W. BUSH the 41. Instanbul Film Festival. Actress Meltem Kaptan, director Andreas Dresen as well as Rabiye Kurnaz and Bernhard Docke traveled to Turkey to meet with the audience at several screenings and to celebrate with our Turkish film team around producer Erhan Özoğul.

              cinema release in Germany on 28. April 2022

              Photo: Rabiye Kurnaz, Meltem Kaptan (actress), Bernhard Docke, Andreas Dresen (director)

              #41yıllıkbirrüya #istanbulfilmfestivali #istfilmfest     #Rabiye.film

              RABIYE KURNAZ VS. GEORGE W. BUSH selected for German Film Award

              28.02.2022
              RABIYE KURNAZ VS. GEORGE W. BUSH selected for German Film Award

              RABIYE KURNAZ GEGEN GEORGE W. BUSH directed by Andreas Dresen and written by Laila Stieler is on the shortlist selected for the German Filmaward Lola 2022. Starring Meltem Kaptan with Alexander Scheer, Charly Hübner, Nazmi Kirik, Sevda Polat, Abdullah Emre Öztürk and many more.

              All academy members can now vote in their specific section for the nominations until 09. May 2022. Come to the cinema screenings, starting with the German cinema release on 28. April 2022 !!!

              #Lola22Rabiye #AndreasDresen #LailaStieler #MeltemKaptan #AlexanderScheer #PandoraFilm #JetztInsKino #Rabiye.film

              ONODA wins César – Best Original Screenplay

              26.02.2022
              ONODA wins César – Best Original Screenplay

              Congrats to Arthur Harari and Vincent Poymiro for winning the César 2022 for Best Original Screenplay. A highly appreciation of the French film academy for the international coproduction ONODA - 10 000 NUITS DANS LA JUNGLE.

              A film with urgency today about how war is over!

              ONODA – 10 000 NÄCHTE IM DSCHUNGEL in German cinemas from 17. March 2022

               

              #ONODA10000Naechte #ArhurHarari #VincentPoymiro #Bathysphere #PandoraFilm #RapidEyeMovies #César2022

              2 Silver Bears for RABIYE KURNAZ VS. GEORGE W. BUSH

              17.02.2022
              2 Silver Bears for RABIYE KURNAZ VS. GEORGE W. BUSH

              Two Silver Bears for our incredible lead actress Meltem Kaptan and marvelous script writer Laila Stieler crown a magnificent Berlinale for RABIYE KURNAZ VS. GEORGE W. BUSH directed by Andreas Dresen. Wholehearted Congratulations!!! Thank you Berlinale - what an amazing cinema week.

              ♥️♥️

              #Berlinale2022 #BestScreenplay #BestLeadingPerformance #BackToCinema #PandoraFilm #Rabiye.film 

              DRII WINTER earns Berlinale Special Mention

              17.02.2022
              DRII WINTER earns Berlinale Special Mention

              It’s a story of love and the jury loved it too. Congrats to Michael Koch and the whole team of DRII WINTER (A Piece Of Sky) for the Special Mention from Berlinale jury!!!

              ♥️

              Photo © Berlinale 2022:

              Michael Koch

              #Berlinale2022 #SpecialMention #BackToCinema #DriiWinter #Hugofilm #PandoraFilm

               

              RABIYE KURNAZ VS. GEORGE W. BUSH wins Berlinale Gilde Award

              17.02.2022
              RABIYE KURNAZ VS. GEORGE W. BUSH wins Berlinale Gilde Award

              The Arthouse Cinema Owners in Germany - AG Kino-Gilde e.V. honored the Gilde Filmpreis for the Best Film at the International Berlinale Competition to RABIYE KURNAZ GEGEN GEORGE W. BUSH.

              From the jury: “(The film) was the most combative and at the same time the most moving film in this year's Berlinale competition. With great unanimity we see Andreas Dresen's latest work as an explosive yet entertaining film against injustice and arbitrariness.

              Photo © AG Kino - Gilde e.v. 2022:
              Andreas Dresen (director) and Björn Hoffmann (distributor Pandora Film)

              #AGkino #Andreas Dresen #BackToCinema #PandoraFilm #Rabiye.film 

               

              DRII WINTER premiere in Berlinale Competition

              15.02.2022
              DRII WINTER premiere in Berlinale Competition

              DRII WINTER (A Piece Of Sky) by Michael Koch had its world premiere in Berlinale Competition on Monday. What an amazing day we had to revel this magical Swiss-German cinematic collaboration on the big Screen at Berlinale Palast!

              international Sales: New Europe Film Sales
              DRII WINTER – International trailer

              Photo © Berlinale 2022:

              Michèle Brand, Michael Koch (director), Simon Wisler

              #Berlinale2022 #MichaelKoch #BackToCinema #DriiWinter #Hugofilm #PandoraFilm

              RABIYE KURNAZ VS. GEORGE W. BUSH premiere in Berlinale Competition

              13.02.2022
              RABIYE KURNAZ VS. GEORGE W. BUSH premiere in Berlinale Competition

              Last night we celebrated the world premiere of RABIYE KURNAZ VS. GEORGE W. BUSH in Berlinale Competition. So good to be back at Berlinale Palast and to welcome Rabiye Kurnaz and Bernhard Docke on the Red Carpet !

              international Sales: The Match Factory
              RABIYE KURNAZ VS. GEORGE W. BUSH – International digital Pressbooklet

              in German cinemas from 28. April 2022!

              Photo © Berlinale 2022:

              Bernhard Docke himself, Rabiye Kurnaz herself, Meltem Kaptan (role Rabiye), Alexander Scheer (role Bernhard)

              #Berlinale2022 #AndreasDresen #BackToCinema #PandoraFilm #Rabiye.film 

              4 César nominations for ONODA

              26.01.2022
              4 César nominations for ONODA

              The French film academy has unveiled this year’s nominees for the César Awards, France’s top film honor. ONODA – 10 000 NUITS DANS LA JUNGLE competes in four main categories:

              • Best Film
              • Best Directing
              • Best Script Writing
              • Best Cinematography

              Congratulations and fingers crossed. The 47th Cesar Awards will be held at the Olympia theater in Paris on 25. February.

              ONODA – 10 000 NÄCHTE IM DSCHUNGEL in German cinemas from 17. March 2022

               

              #ONODA10000Naechte #ArhurHarari #VincentPoymiro #TomHarari #Bathysphere #PandoraFilm #RapidEyeMovies #César2022

              RABIYE KURNAZ VS. GEORGE W. BUSH and DRII WINTER in Berlinale Competition

              19.01.2022
              RABIYE KURNAZ VS. GEORGE W. BUSH and DRII WINTER in Berlinale Competition

              We are very excited to start 2022 with a bang as our new films by Andreas Dresen and Michael Koch are both selected for BERLINALE COMPETITION.

              RABIYE KURNAZ VS. GEORGE W. BUSH
              directed by Andreas Dresen, written by Laila Stieler

              co-produced by Iskremas, Cinéma Defacto and NDR, RBB, BR, RB, ARTE, Arte France Cinéma and supported by Film-und Medienstiftung NRW, DFFF, BKM, FFA, Medienboard, Nordmedia, CNC.

              international Sales: The Match FactoryGerman press: Just Publicity / intern. press: Charles McDonald

              DRII WINTER (A PIECE OF SKY)
              directed and written by Michael Koch

              produced by Hugofilm Features in association with SFR/SRG SSR, ARTE and supported by Zürcher Filmstiftung, BAK, Fonds Basel, Suissimages, Kanton Uri, Swisslos and in Germany by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW and Florian Frey.

              international sales: New Europe Film Sales / German & intern. press: Wolf Consultants

               

              #Berlinale2022 #Rabiye.film #AndreasDresen #BackToCinema #DriiWinter #MichaelKoch #PandoraFilm

              JE SUIS KARL opens in Czech cinemas

              13.01.2022
              JE SUIS KARL opens in Czech cinemas

              Today marks the cinema start of JE SUIS KARL in Czech Republic. The film was partly shot and postproduced in Prague. The Czech actress Anna Fialová and Elizaveta Maximová play significant roles in the film.

              Thanks to our vivid Czech co-producers Pavel and Kateřina from Negativ Film, Czech Filmfund Státní Fond Kinematografie and distributor Bonton Film.

               

              #JeSuisKarl.CZ #NegativFilm #PandoraFilm #RežiséraChristianaSchwochowa

              Louis-Delluc-Prix for ONODA

              12.01.2022
              Louis-Delluc-Prix for ONODA

              Un grand Bravo to director Arthur Harari !! ONODA – 10 000 NIGHTS IN THE JUNGLE received today the Louis-Delluc Prix, one of the most prestigious awards in French cinema and presented since 1937.

              “It is an astonishing film which brings together exceptional qualities in writing, directing and producing." said prix chairman Gilles Jacob, the former president of Cannes Film Festival “The staging is dazzling, with a mastery of cinema that is quite rare. This is a film about loneliness and fear that is felt with sweat, skin and tears. The winner was chosen almost unanimously, which is not often the case.”

              ONODA – 10 000 NÄCHTE IM DSCHUNGEL is scheduled for cinema release in Germany on 17. March 2022

               

              #ONODA10000Naechte #ArhurHarari #Bathysphere #PandoraFilm #FilmMedienNRW #FFA #RapidEyeMovies #CinemaPrixLouisDelluc

              See you in 2022

              23.12.2021
              See you in 2022

              Cinemas are and will remain places that our films need to breathe and live. The big screen, the concentration in the dark room and the interaction with the audience are irreplaceable.

               

              See you in 2022! In the cinema!

               

              #BackToCinema #ZurückInsKino #AnotherYear

              Actor Award for JE SUIS KARL

              05.11.2021
              Actor Award for JE SUIS KARL

              Huge Congratulations to Jannis Niewöhner! For his role in JE SUIS KARL he was honored with the Saarländische Rundfunk Prize at the 11th Günter Rohrbach Film Awards. The prizes named after legendary film producer Günter Rohrbach awards German-language feature films that focus on the area of “Work and Society”. The Jury says: "In his title role JE SUIS KARL, Jannis Niewöhner casts a spell over everyone, (……). Niewöhner's performance in particular shows how easy it is to manipulate the masses. A film of disturbing topicality".

               

              #JeSuisKarl.film  #JannisNiewoehner #ActorAward #GuenterRohrbachPreis

              Pandora @Film Festival Cologne

              21.10.2021
              Pandora @Film Festival Cologne

              Meet us at «home» for this year’s latest film previews :

              PANKOW `95
              © BRD 1983, director: Gábor Altorjay, stars: Udo Kier, Christine Kaufmann, Dieter Thomas Heck
              restored version, one of Pandora’s first films nearly 40 years ago
              distributor: Rapid Eye Movies
              Sat, 23. Oct – 21:00h

              THE MIDDLE MAN
              distributor: Pandora Film Verleih, 2022 im Kino
              Sat, 23. Oct. - 18:30h – Q&A with director Bent Hamer
              Mon, 25. Oct – 16:00h

              ONODA - 10.000 NÄCHTE IM DSCHUNGEL
              distributor: Rapid Eye Movies, 2022 im Kino
              Sun, 24. Oct – 19:00h – Q&A with director Arthur Harari
              Tue, 26. Oct – 14:30h

              all screenings OV with German subtitles

              #FFCGN #PandoraFilm #RapidEyeMovies #GaborAltorjay #BentHamer #ArthurHarari

              Open call for Baumi Award with juror Ildikó Enyedi

              14.09.2021
              Open call for Baumi Award with juror Ildikó Enyedi

              Today starts the annual open call for our € 20,000 writer’s grant - the seventh Baumi Script Development Award.

              We are very delighted to have the award-winning Hungarian filmmaker Ildikó Enyedi as guest juror this year. She won the Golden Bear at the Berlinale with her film “Testről és lélekről" (Body and Soul, 2017) and was not only nominated for an Oscar, but also for several European Film Awards. In 2021 she presented her new international feature film "The Story of My Wife" in Cannes Competition.

              Check our website about the award, Karl “Baumi” Baumgartner and guest juror Ildikó Enyedi as well as the online application form:
              www.baumi-award.com 

              Submit your project online now until 15. October 2021

              • Open for writers with at least one screenplay filmed
              • A synopsis (3 – max. 5 pages) must be submitted in English
              • Project should have a production company attached

              #BaumiAward #IldikoEnyedi #PandoraFilm #filmmedienNRW #Baumgartner

              JE SUIS KARL Kinotour previews

              06.09.2021
              JE SUIS KARL Kinotour previews

              This week we start the JE SUIS KARL Kinotour previews with director Christian Schwochow, writer Thomas Wendrich and exciting local guests for Q&A in each city

              08.9. - KÖLN – Odeon Kino – NRW Premiere with Jannis Niewöhner– booked up
              09.9. - BERLIN – Kino International –Berlin Preview with Jannis Niewöhner
              10.9. - DRESDEN – Filmtheater Schauburg
              10.9. - LEIPZIG – Passage Kino
              12.9. - HAMBURG – Zeise & Abaton & Studio Kino
              13.9. - OSNABRÜCK - Cinema Arthaus
              13.9. - HANNOVER – Kino am Raschplatz
              14.9. - MÜNSTER – Cinema
              14.9. - WUPPERTAL – Rex Kino
              15.9. - MANNHEIM – Atlantis Kino
              15.9. - FRANKFURT A.M. – Cinema & Cinestar Metropolis
              16.9. - HANAU – Kinopolis
              16.9. - KARLSRUHE – Schauburg
              16.9. - STUTTGART – Atelier am Bollwerk
              16.9. -  KINOSTART
              17.9. - HAALE (SAALE) – Puschkino
              17.9. - POTSDAM – Thalia Kino

              TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE IN EACH VENUE

              The German film festival tour of JE SUIS KARL in August and September includes previews in:

              SIMMERN Heimat Festival (Award Pro-Winzling – Moderner Heimatfilm)
              Fünf Seen Festival - STARNBERG
              Filmkunstfestival MV – SCHWERIN (Award for Sound Design & Music, Award for Luna Wedler)
              Festival des deutschen Films – LUDWIGSHAFEN
              Filme ohne Grenzen – BAD SAAROW 

              Check out our social media wall for up-to-date news
              https://je-suis-karl.film/#social-media-wall

               

              #EndlichWiederKino #JeSuisKarl.film #ChristianSchwochow #ThomasWendrich #PandoraFilm #SeiDabei

              German Film Awards nominations for JE SUIS KARL incl. Best Film

              19.08.2021
              German Film Awards nominations for JE SUIS KARL incl. Best Film

              JE SUIS KARL goes Deutscher Filmpreis. We are extremely happy about 4 nominations in the main categories incl. Best Film and especially for all three film heroes Luna Wedler, Jannis Niewöhner and Milan Peschel. Congratulations to all nominees as well as to director Christian Schwochow and writer Thomas Wendrich!!

              Im Kino ab 16. September 21
              https://je-suis-karl.film

              Thanks to our partners WDR (Andrea Hanke) with Degeto, rbb, Arte, our Czech co-producers Negativ Films (Pavel Strnad & Kateřina Černá) and funding partners Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, BKM, FFA, DFFF, Medienboard.

               

              #JeSuisKarl #PandoraFilm #Lola21 #LunaWedler #JannisNiewoehner #MilanPeschel #ZurückInsKino

               

              THE MIDDLE MAN premieres in Toronto

              21.07.2021
              THE MIDDLE MAN premieres in Toronto

              TIFF 2021 is happening from 09. - 18. September, and hopefully partially with in person screenings in Toronto. THE MIDDLE MAN by writer, director and producer Bent Hamer will ultimately world premiere in Toronto’s Special Presentation section.

              In Bent Hamer’s latest oddball comedy, one man holds the job of breaking the worst news to its citizens. Starring Pål Sverre Hagen, Tuva Novotny and Nina Andresen Borud.

              The Norwegian-Canadian-German coproduction is supported in Germany by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Deutscher Filmförderfonds and co-produced in association with ZDF/ Arte.

               

              #BentHamer #TheMiddleMan #TIFF21 #FilmMedienNRW #ZDF #Arte.tv #DFFF #PandoraFilm

              Cinemas in Germany reopen at last

              01.07.2021
              Cinemas in Germany reopen at last

              Check out French coproduction PROXIMA by Alice Winocour – finally in selected German cinemas:

               

              https://www.kino.de/film/proxima-die-astronautin-2019/

               

              #EndlichWiederKino #Proxima #FilmMedienNRW #KochMedia #BackToCinema

              JE SUIS KARL Berlinale world premiere

              19.06.2021
              JE SUIS KARL Berlinale world premiere

              Tonight we're lastly celebrating the world premiere of JE SUIS KARL at Sommer Berlinale with audience! A big thanks to the weather god and all crew & cast attending, you shine!!

              16. September 21 in German cinemas!

              Photo by Silke Reents:

              Thomas Wendrich (writer), Christian Schwochow (director), Jannis Niewöhner (actor), Luna Wedler (actress), Milan Peschel (actor)

              Check out #Berlinale social media for more pictures

              #ZurückInsKino #JeSuisKarl.Film #Berlinale #FreiluftkinoFriedrichshain #PandoraFilm

              ONODA opening film Cannes - Un Certain Regard

              14.06.2021
              ONODA opening film Cannes - Un Certain Regard

              Our international coproduction ONODA – 10 000 NIGHTS IN THE JUNGLE by Arthur Harari will open the upcoming Festival De Cannes - Un Certain Regard. Congratulation to Arthur Harari and the entire international team!

              Produced by French Bathysphere Films, this truly international coproduction between France, Germany, Japan, Belgium, Italy, Cambodia was shot in Japanese and entirely filmed in Asia. The lead roles are played by ENDŌ Yūya, TSUDA Kanji, MATSUURA Yūya, CHIBA Tetsuya and KATŌ Shinsuke.

              The film is supported in Germany by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW and FFA/CNC Mini-Treaty, to be distributed theatrical by Rapid Eye Movies.

              Distribution in France by Le Pacte, which will also handle world sales.
              French cinema release is scheduled on 21. July 2021.

               

              #ONODA10000nights #ArhurHarari #Bathysphere #PandoraFilm #FilmMedienNRW #FFA #RapidEyeMovies #Cannes2021

              THE MONEYCHANGER premieres at Filmfest München

              07.06.2021
              THE MONEYCHANGER premieres at Filmfest München

              After a year of waiting, THE MONEYCHANGER by Federico Veiroj will finally have its German premiere at Fimfest München in section CineMasters Competition – live on the big screen!

               

              Book your screening tickets now: www.filmfest-muenchen.de

               

              #ffmuc #FilmsFromUruguay #2021DifferentButLive #BackToCinema

              GUNDERMANN out now in Japan

              15.05.2021
              GUNDERMANN out now in Japan

              We are so excited that finally GUNDERMANN starts in Japanese cinemas this weekend.

              As more and more cinemas in Japan are due to open, we are sure GUNDERMANN finds it's way back to cinema.

              A big thanks to distributor UZUMASA Film and Prof. Keiko Yamane for staying with the film over the last months !!

              Check out the Japanese film website: https://gundermann.jp/

               

              #Gundermann2021_twitter #UzumasaFilm #Gundermann2021BigInJapan #BackToCinema

               

              JE SUIS KARL selected for German Film Award

              13.05.2021
              JE SUIS KARL selected for German Film Award

              JE SUIS KARL directed by Christian Schwochow and written by Thomas Wendrich is on the shortlist selected for the German Filmaward Lola 2021. Luna Wedler, Jannis Niewöhner and Milan Peschel starring in the political thriller.

              All academy members can now vote in their specific section for the nominations until 17. August 2021.

              Next Stops are Summer Berlinale in June and cinema release in Germany on 16. September 2021 !!!

              #Lola21JeSuisKarl #ChristianSchwochow #ThomasWendrich #LunaWedler #JannisNiewoehner #MilanPeschel #PandoraFilm #ZurückInsKino

              JE SUIS KARL @Berlinale 2021

              28.02.2021
              JE SUIS KARL @Berlinale 2021

              Join us for the first digital part of this year’s Berlin International Film Festival,
              all screenings digital and for EFM accreditation buyers & press only:

              JE SUIS KARL dir. Christian Schwochow / Berlinale Special Gala
              Mon, 01. Mar, 04:30 pm (CET), German Films Cinema (Market)
              Thu, 04 Mar, 07:00 am (CET), Berlinale Media Service (Press)
              Thu, 04 Mar, 11:30 am (CET), Berlinale Special

              Please contact The Match Factory for world sales and
              JE SUIS KARL – International digital Pressbooklet

              We are looking forward to celebrate part two, planed in June, at the Summer Berlinale with audience.

              #Berlinale2021 #PandoraFilm #JeSuisKarl.Film
              #ChristianSchwochow #ThomasWendrich
              #LunaWedler #JannisNiewoehner #MilanPeschel

              6th BAUMI AWARD for Afghan filmmaker Shahrbanoo Sadat

              26.02.2021
              6th BAUMI AWARD for Afghan filmmaker Shahrbanoo Sadat

              Afghan filmmaker Shahrbanoo Sadat receives the sixth Baumi Script Development Award, endowed with 20,000 Euros, for her feature film project “Kabul Jan”.

              The jury headed by guest juror Maren Ade made its decision from among 43 international submissions during a digital session in January 2021.

              "Shahrbanoo Sadat portrays her home city Kabul and the lives of the predominantly young people who are living there. The story shows a modern picture of today's Kabul and what it is like to be in love in Kabul. We were immediately fascinated by the project, not only because of the young impressive author, but also because it is so rare to see comedies coming from this part of the world.” says the jury

              Check out the short Video Message from Shahrbanoo Sadat about her project “Kabul Jan” and the current development steps.

              The full jury statement and more: www.baumi-award.com

              Thanks for the ongoing support: Friederike Zeit (prize sculpture), Katja Clos (graphics), Fritz Erler (Website).

               

              Photo: The  filmmaker Shahrbanoo Sadat und guest juror Maren Ade.

              #BaumiAward #ShahrbanooSadat #filmmedienNRW #MarenAde

              LAS HEREDERAS on ARTE

              17.02.2021
              LAS HEREDERAS on ARTE

              Double Silver Bear Winner LAS HEREDERAS / DIE ERBINNEN by Marcelo Martinessi will tv premiere this Wednesday on ARTE.

              17.02. – 22:55 Uhr – ARTE

              Thanks to our tv partners from ZDF/ ARTE (Meinolf Zurhorst & Holger Stern).

              #LasHerederas #DieErbinnen #Berlinale #MarceloMartinessi #ARTEtv

              JE SUIS KARL premiere at Berlinale

              11.02.2021
              JE SUIS KARL premiere at Berlinale

              We are very happy to have our latest cinema film JE SUIS KARL by Christian Schwochow selected for BERLINALE SPECIAL GALA.

              01.-05. March 21        – Online Berlinale / EFM accreditation only
              09.-20. June 21           – Summer Berlinale / with audience
              16. Sept. 21                – JE SUIS KARL theatrical release in Germany

               

              The Match Factory manages international sales: www.the-match-factory.com

              JE SUIS KARL is a co-production with Czech Negativ Film and WDR, DEGETO, RBB with Arte, supported by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, BKM, FFA, DFFF, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg.

               

              See you online in March and let’s celebrate together the premiere screening in June at Berlinale Summer Special!

               

              #Berlinale2021 #JSK #BackToCinema #LunaWedler #JannisNiewoehner #MilanPeschel #ChristianSchwochow #ThomasWendrich #PandoraFilm

              IN MY ROOM tv premiers on ARTE

              30.01.2021
              IN MY ROOM tv premiers on ARTE

              Discover our Cannes contender IN MY ROOM by Ulrich Köhler at the ARTE free-tv premiere next Monday.

              The film for our current situation – Sometimes the end of the world can be a new beginning.

              Mon, 01.02. – 22:00 Uhr – ARTE
              and online on arte.tv from 01. Feb until 07. Feb.

              Thanks to our coproducing tv partner Andrea Hanke (WDR) and Birgit Kämper (ARTE) for the ongoing support and contribution.

              #InMyRoom #UlrichKoehler #HansLoew #ElenaRadonicich #PandoraFilm  #ARTEtv

              we'll be back

              21.12.2020
              we'll be back

              We are ready for 2021!
              With confident and faith.

              Thanks to our team, the cast & crew and all partners & financiers. Your work and support made making films in 2020 possible.

              VIVA LA CINEMA !
              “Lang lebe das Kino!”

              Our office opens again 11. January 2021 

              #ZurückInsKino #SupportYourLocalCinema
              #BackToCinema #WeWillBeBack

               

              Kim Ki-Duk passed away

              11.12.2020
              Kim Ki-Duk passed away

              We are devastated by the news of Kim Ki-Duk passed away with only 59 years. We had the pleasure and honor to work with him on his wonderful iconic film SPRING, SUMMER, FALL, WINTER... AND SPRING (2003). Our deep feelings are with his friends and family.

              Photo: Martin Kunze/ Douglas Sirk Award 2012 at Filmfest Hamburg

              HIGH LIFE tv premiere on ARTE

              13.11.2020
              HIGH LIFE tv premiere on ARTE

              This weekend, HIGH LIFE by Claire Denis will have free-tv premiere in Germany and France on ARTE

              15.11. – 21:55 Uhr – ARTE
              and online on arte.tv from 14. Nov until 22. Nov.

              Thanks to our co-producing partners from ZDF/ ARTE (Meinolf Zurhorst) and as well as ARTE France Cinema (Olivier Pere, Remi Burah).

              #HighLife #RobertPattinson #JulietteBinoche #ClaireDenis #ARTEFilmFestival #ARTEtv

              WE’LL MEET AGAIN… IN THE CINEMA

              02.11.2020
              WE’LL MEET AGAIN… IN THE CINEMA

              “We'll meet again
              Don't know where
              Don't know when
              But I know we'll meet again some sunny day”

              Photo: Odeon Kino Köln, November 2020

              ❤️

              #ZurückInsKino #SupportYourLocalCinema

              PROXIMA screening at Filmfestival Cologne

              01.10.2020
              PROXIMA screening at Filmfestival Cologne

              In its 30th anniversary edition, the Film Festival Cologne will be one of the first major cultural events in Cologne after the Corona stop. This year French co-production PROXIMA by Alice Winocour opens the festival:

              Thu, 01. Oct. - 21:00h –  Filmpalast 1 & 7

              tickets and more: www.filmfestival.cologne

              #FFCGN #BackToCinema #SafeTogether #EvaGreen #MattDillon #PandoraFilm

              GUNDERMANN Free-TV Primetime Premiere

              21.09.2020
              GUNDERMANN Free-TV Primetime Premiere

              It is nearly time for the Free-TV Premiere of GUNDERMANN in Germany.

              A Primetime TV-Premiere to mark the 30 years anniversary of reunification:

              23.09. - 20:15 Uhr - ARTE
              30.09. - 00:55 Uhr - Arte
              30.09. - 20:15 Uhr ARD
              01.10. - 00:25 Uhr ARD
              03.10. - 20:15 Uhr - ONE
              06.10. - 00:05 Uhr - ONE

              A big Thanks to our co-producing partner ARD/ rbb (Cooky Ziesche) and ARTE (Andreas Schreitmüller) for the tremendous support to make GUNDERMANN happen!

              ARTE teaser: https://www.arte.tv/de/videos/099205-000-A/warum-es-sich-lohnt-gundermann-anzuschauen/

              #Gunderman #ARD #ARTE #rbb #AndreasDresen #LailaStieler #AlexanderScheer #AnnaUnterberger

               

              Open call for sixth Baumi Award

              15.09.2020
              Open call for sixth Baumi Award

              Today starts the annual open call for our € 20,000 writer’s grant -  the sixth Baumi Script Development Award.

              We are very happy to welcome the filmmaker Maren Ade to the jury this year. She became internationally famous with “Toni Erdmann”. After the world premiere in the Cannes Competition 2016, the film was shown in cinemas in over 100 countries, won among others the European and German film awards and was nominated for the Oscar and the Golden Globe.

              Go to our website for more about the award, Karl “Baumi” Baumgartner and guest juror Maren Ade as well as the online application form:
              www.baumi-award.com 

              Submit your project now online – the deadline ends on 15. October 2020

              • Open for writers with at least one screenplay filmed
              • A synopsis (3 – max. 5 pages) must be submitted in English
              • Project should have a production company attached

              #BaumiAward #MarenAde #PandoraFilm #filmmedienNRW #Baumgartner

               

              MARIJA nominated for CIVIS Media Award

              20.08.2020
              MARIJA nominated for CIVIS Media Award

              MARIJA by Michael Koch is nominated for the CIVIS Media Award after the film has been broadcast on television by WDR / ARD and ARTE.

              CIVIS - Europe's Media Prize for Migration, Integration and Cultural Diversity honors program services on radio, television, and the internet that promote peaceful coexistence in a European immigration society.

              The award ceremony will be broadcast on 4. October at 23:30h on ARD/Das Erste. 

              #civis2020 #Marijafilm #MichaelKoch #WDR #ARTE #PandoraFilm #Hugofilm

              TRANSAMAZONIA selected for Venice Gap-Financing Market

              04.08.2020
              TRANSAMAZONIA selected for Venice Gap-Financing Market

              Our upcoming co-production TRANSAMAZONIA by Pia Marais is selected out of 270 submitted projects for the Venice Gap-Financing Market (4 – 6 September 2020) during the 77th Venice International Film Festival.

              Meet producer Sophie Erbs from Cinema Defacto and her team through online and in-person one-to-one meetings. In order to book the meetings a reserved area Venice Gap Financing Market will be available to Industry delegates (Gold, Trade and Online VPB) on the website www.veniceproductionbridge.org.

               

              #BiennaleCinema2020   #Transamazonia #PiaMarais #BackToCinema

              25.06.2020
              "Halted" EIN STÜCK HIMMEL in Locarno /// THE FILMS AFTER TOMORROW

              Interrupted on the tenth day of filming, EIN STÜCK HIMMEL by Michael Koch is now selected for this year special Locarno competition THE FILMS AFTER TOMORROW.

              "Locarno 2020 is first and foremost the suspended films, which had to put on hold because of the lockdown. Hence the creation of THE FILMS AFTER TOMORROW, a section devoted to filmmakers who, in the midst of their creative process, had to put a stop to ideas, crews, cameras and editing suites. The selected projects will compete for the Pardi 2020 Awards, so that these films may eventually reach their natural destination: the audience."

              #APIECEOFSKY #Hugofilm #Locarno2020 #FilmsAfterTomorrow #PandoraFilm

               

              Cinema is back with MONOS

              04.06.2020
              Cinema is back with MONOS

              NEW FLEXIBLE CINEMA DATE IN GERMANY FOR
              MONOS – zwischen Himmel und Hölle

              After a long abstinence due to COVID 19, the cinemas in Germany will reopen nationwide from 4. June 2020 onwards. With the reopening, finally our film MONOS-zwischen Himmel and Hölle opens now on big screens in Germany.

              The Colombian director shooting star Alejandro Landes tells in vivid camera shots about an abyssal Lord Of The Flies inferno in the Colombian jungle. The adrenaline rush is a wild adventure and at the same time a look into the psyche of the country's war-torn society.

              Trailer and more: https://dcmworld.com/2020/kino-ist-zurueck/

              #Monos #DCM #BackToCinema #ZurückInsKino

              There's Always Tomorrow

              06.04.2020
              There's Always Tomorrow

              “The sun'll come out
              Tomorrow
              So ya gotta hang on
              'Til tomorrow
              Come what may

              Tomorrow!
              Tomorrow!
              I love ya
              Tomorrow!

              You're always
              A day
              A way!”

              Photo: Odeon Kino Köln, March 2020

              ❤️

              #StayHealthy  #TheOtherSideOfHope

              #SupportYourLocalCinema  #ZurückInsKino

              ❤❤❤❤❤❤

              18.03.2020
              ❤❤❤❤❤❤

              keep on keeping on

              ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤
              Karl BAUMI Baumgartner † 18. März 2014

              www.baumi-award.com

              South African writer Amy Jeptha gets 5th BAUMI AWARD

              25.02.2020
              South African writer Amy Jeptha gets 5th BAUMI AWARD

              The jury and guest juror Małgorzata Szumowska have made their decision out of 51 entries:

              The 5th Baumi Script Development Award, endowed with 20,000 Euro, goes to the South African writer Amy Jeptha for her project „Have you seen Rita?“.

              “Amy Jeptha effortlessly translates Rita Hoefling’s true experiences into a captivating drama. She describes her main female character and the atmosphere of the 1970s in South Africa in a way that her story has relevance to this day. The film can initiate a broader discussion about racism not only in South Africa, but worldwide.” says the jury.

              Read more about Amy Jeptha and her project: www.baumi-award.com

              Thanks to our continual supporters: Friederike Zeit (prize sculpture), Katja Clos (graphics), Fritz Erler (Website). Photo by Kurt Krieger/Film- und Medienstiftung NRW

              #BaumiAward #AmyJeptha #filmmedienNRW #MalgorzataSzumowska

              Pandora Film @Berlinale 2020

              12.02.2020
              Pandora Film @Berlinale 2020

              This year we are supporting the 70th birthday of Berlin International Film Festival.

              Our French-German coproduction 35 RHUMS (2008) by Claire Denis is part of the “On Transmission” programme celebrating the anniversary. Seven filmmakers, whose films have shaped the Berlinale, has been called upon to select one filmmaker with whom they would like to converse about cinema.

              35 RHUMS dir. Claire Denis / Berlinale On Transmission
              Tue, 25. Feb, 13:30h, Akademie der Künste (Academy of Arts)

              Claire Denis in dialogue with Olivier Assayas followed by a screening of his film “Irmy Vep” (1996)

              #35Rhums@Berlinale2020 #OnTransmission #ClaireDenis #CinemaTimeless #PandoraFilm

              CONGO MURDER opens in German cinemas

              06.02.2020
              CONGO MURDER opens in German cinemas

              After all Marius Holst’s thriller CONGO MURDER (Mordene I Kongo) opens today in selected cinemas in Germany. Thanks to distributor Real Fiction and our German producing partner ZDF/ Arte.

              Check out a cinema nearby, trailer and more: KINO_FINDER

              #CongoMurder #RealFictionFilme #ZDFArte #outnow

              HAPPY FESTIVE SEASON

              23.12.2019
              HAPPY FESTIVE SEASON

              Have yourself a merry little Christmas
              Let your heart be light
              From now on your troubles will be out of sight

              Our office opens again on 6. January . 

              And now for the heart and for singing along... Thanks to Singbergschule Wölfersheim and the Kids from the AG Video for the best Interpretation of GUNDERMANN in 2019 with Lego:

              YouTube_SchoolProject_GUNDERMANN

              #MerryXmas #HappyNewYear #Welcome2020

              GUNDERMANN nominated for European Film Awards

              09.11.2019
              GUNDERMANN nominated for European Film Awards

              Alexander Scheer is nominated as European Actor 2019 for his title role in GUNDERMANN. Heartfelt congratulations, go Alex go!!!!

              We are very excited to have made Gerhard “Gundi” GUNDERMANN - his music, story, the film - known to Europe and beyond.

              Cheers for director Andreas Dresen, writer Laila Stieler and all dedicated partners of the film: Kineo, RBB, Arte, FilmMedienNRW, MDM, Medienboard, FFA, BKM.

              #GUNDERMANN #AlexanderScheer #EuropeanActor2019 #VoteNow #EFA2019

              CONGO has German premiere in Lübeck

              28.10.2019
              CONGO has German premiere in Lübeck

              Nordische Filmtage in Lübeck hosts the German premiere of our co-production CONGO by Marius Holst ("The King of Devil's Island"). The captivating political thriller portraits two unscrupulous Norwegian entrepreneurs who worked as mercenaries for exile Congolese politicians.

              CONGO (Mordene I Kongo) was produced by Frilands Produksjon (Norway) with Pandora Film Produktion (Germany), Garagefilm (Schweden) and Nimbus (Denmark) and co-produced in Germany by ZDF/ Arte. The German cinema release is scheduled by Real Fiction Filmverleih for spring 2020.

              Tickets and more: CONGO_Nordische Filmtage  

               

              #CongoFilm #nordicfilmdays2019 #lübeck #RealFictionFilme #ZDFArte #Kinostart2020

               

              MONOS scoops Best Film at BFI London Film Festival

              13.10.2019
              MONOS scoops Best Film at BFI London Film Festival

              Alejandro Landes’ MONOS which is Colombia’s Oscar entry and is currently in US theaters via distributor Neon, has won the award for BEST FILM at the BFI London Film Festival. MONOS is one of the most talked-about films of the year: a hallucinogenic striking survival thriller about child soldiers. Picturehouse starts off the UK cinema release on 25. October 19. Wash Westmoreland, the Official Competition jury president, said:

              “MONOS is a stunning cinematic achievement; marrying dynamic visuals, faultless performances and groundbreaking storytelling. It’s a masterpiece!”

              #BFILondon #Monos #AlejandroLandes #BestFilm #Oscar2020

              GUNDERMANN opens German Currents in LA

              12.10.2019
              GUNDERMANN opens German Currents in LA

              Last night a great opening of the German Currents Film Festival was hosted at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood with GUNDERMANN, the six-time German film award winner and with filmmaker Andreas Dresen in attendance. The US film tour continues with screenings in San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, Washington.

               

              #GoetheInstitut #Gunderman #GermanyinLA #AndreasDresen #PandoraFilm

              MONOS preview at Filmfestival Cologne

              10.10.2019
              MONOS preview at Filmfestival Cologne

              This year we present our Colombian co-production MONOS at the Filmfestival Cologne.
              Meet us at «home» for the exclusive preview:

              Sun, 13. Oct. - 18:30h –  Filmpalast 5 - Q&A with Filmteam

              tickets and more: www.filmfestival.cologne

              #FFCGN #PandoraFilm #Monos #Oscar2020

              PROXIMA wins Special Jury Award in San Sebastian

              30.09.2019
              PROXIMA wins Special Jury Award in San Sebastian

              Congratulations to filmmaker Alice Winocour for the SPECIAL JURY AWARD of San Sebastian International Filmfestival for her film PROXIMA.

              ”I dedicate this movie to all women, in Space and on earth”

              #Proxima #67SIFF #OfficialSelection #AliceWinocour

              IN MY ROOM out now in USA

              20.09.2019
              IN MY ROOM out now in USA

              Grasshopper Film releases IN MY ROOM in selected theatres in the US: Tonight, in LA at the Echo Park Film Center, later on the film opens 10/11 October in NYC.

              LA Times says IN MY ROOM is "a mysterious and surprising movie. A wondrously wry and counterintuitive tale of post-apocalyptic survival."

              SOMETIMES THE END OF THE WORLD CAN BE A NEW BEGINNING

              #InMyRoom #Grasshopperfilm #UlrichKoehler #DontMiss

               

              Baumi Award goes into fifth round

              17.09.2019
              Baumi Award goes into fifth round

              Today starts the open call for the Baumi Script Development Award for the development of outstanding cinematic stories. New this year are the simplified application documents. A synopsis (3 – max. 5 pages) only must be submitted in English by Writers for the € 20,000 grant.

              We are very pleased that Polish filmmaker Małgorzata Szumowska will complete the jury. As a director, scriptwriter and producer, she is one of today's best-known Polish filmmakers. Her first films "33 Scenes from Life" and “Ono” been realized in collaboration with Pandora Film and the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW.

              Go to our website for more about the award, Karl “Baumi” Baumgartner and guest juror Małgorzata Szumowska as well as the online application form:
              www.baumi-award.com 

              Submit your project now online – the deadline ends on 15. October 2019

              #BaumiAward #MalgorzataSzumowska #PandoraFilm #filmmedienNRW #Baumgartner

              German Actors Guild Award for GUNDERMANN

              16.09.2019
              German Actors Guild Award for GUNDERMANN

              We congratulate heartfelt Eva Weißenborn for the DEUTSCHER SCHAUSPIELPREIS 2019 conceived by the German Screen Actors Guild (BFFS). The actress was honored on Friday evening in the category BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE for her performance as “excavator worker Helga” in GUNDERMANN directed by Andreas Dresen.

              #EvaWeißenborn #Gundermann #dsp2019

              LA FAMILIA SUMERGIDA theatrical release in Germany

              12.09.2019
              LA FAMILIA SUMERGIDA theatrical release in Germany

              DIE UNTERGEGANGENE FAMILIE  - the debut film by Maria Alché starts today in selected German cinemas released by Latin-American film special Cine Global Filmverleih.

              The distribution in Germany is supported by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW and World Cinema Fund.

              Find more details of the cinema tour updated here: KINOFINDER

              #CineGlobal #FamiliaSumergida #NurImKino

              PROXIMA premieres in Toronto and San Sebastian

              08.09.2019
              PROXIMA premieres in Toronto and San Sebastian

              PROXIMA by Alice Winocour just had its successful world premiere in the Platform competition of the Toronto Film Festival before making its European debut in competition at San Sebastian Film Festival.

              Eva Green plays a French astronaut slated to leave Earth on a one-year mission on the spaceship Proxima. Starring alongside are Matt Dillon, Lars Eidinger and Sandra Hüller.

              The Film is produced by Dharamsala and Darius Films in France and co-produced in Germany by Pandora Film with support by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW.

              Pathé will handling the French release set for 27 November and also international sales:
              www.patheinternational.com

              #Proxima #EvaGreenWeb #TIFF19  #EuropeanSpaceAgency #67SIFF #filmmedienNRW

              THE MONEYCHANGER is Uruguay's Oscar entry

              05.09.2019
              THE MONEYCHANGER is Uruguay's Oscar entry

              The Uruguayan Film Institute selects Federico Veiroj's THE MONEYCHANGER as the country‘s submission for the 2020 Oscars Academy Awards. The film is set to premiere on Sunday in Toronto IFF Platform competition, followed by screenings in San Sebastian and New York. The first theatrical release by Buena Vista starts on 26. September in Argentina.

              #Oscar2020 #AsiHabloElCambista #TheMoneychanger #SoloEnCines #✌️✌️✌️

              MONOS is Colombia’s Oscar entry

              29.08.2019
              MONOS is Colombia’s Oscar entry

              Our coproduction MONOS by Alejandro Landes starring Julianne Nicholson is Colombia’s selection for the International Feature Film category at the OSCARS 2020 !!!! The film will also represent the country at the Spanish Goya awards.

              Neon and co-distributor Participant Media opening on 13.  September the theatrical release in the U.S.

              #Oscar2020 #Monos #SoloEnCines # ✌️✌️✌️


               

              GUNDERMANN & ALL MY LOVING screenings at Festival des deutschen Films

              22.08.2019
              GUNDERMANN & ALL MY LOVING screenings at Festival des deutschen Films

              The Festival des deutschen Films Ludwigshafen am Rhein – one of Germany’s biggest audience festival is holding screenings from 22. August - 8. September 2019 of Andreas Dresen’s GUNDERMANN (nominated for Filmkunstpreis and Rheingold-Publikumspreis) and ALL MY LOVING by Edward Berger (nominated for Rheingold-Publikumspreis).

              Check out screenings, tickets and more: www.festival-des-deutschen-films.de

              #Gundermann #AllMyLoving #Summer #Kino #ParkinselLudwigshafen

               

              GUNDERMANN & HIGH LIFE selected for European Film Awards

              20.08.2019
              GUNDERMANN & HIGH LIFE selected for European Film Awards

              We are very happy that GUNDERMANN directed by Andreas Dresen und Claire Denis' HIGH LIFE are included on this year’s EFA Film Selection! The list consists 43 feature-length fiction films from 31 European countries recommended for a nomination for the European Film Awards 2019.

              In the coming weeks, the over 3,600 members of the European Film Academy will vote for the nominations in the main categories and a Jury votes for the departments categories.

              Congratulations and Fingers crossed!!

              #GUNDERMANN #AndreasDresen #HIGHLIFE #ClaireDenis #PandoraFilm #EFA2019

              THE MONEYCHANGER in Toronto, San Sebastian, New York

              09.08.2019
              THE MONEYCHANGER in Toronto, San Sebastian, New York

              Our Latin-American co-production THE MONEYCHANGER (“ASI HABLÓ EL CAMBISTA”) directed by Federico Veiroj has just been invited as one of the 12 titles playing at Toronto’s prestigious TIFF Platform competition. The film is also selected for the European premiere at the San Sebastian - Horizontes Latinos section, followed by the US premiere at the New York Film Festival.

              THE MONEYCHANGER, starring Daniel Hendler and Dolores Fonzi, follows a black market changer of cash deposited by Argentines and Brazilians working in Montevideo.

              Buena Vista Intl. will release THE MONEYCHANGER in Latin America in fall 2019. Film Factory Entertainment has acquired the intern. sales rights:
              www.filmfactoryentertainment.com

              Uruguay’s Oriental Features, Argentina’s Rizoma and Germany’s Pandora Film Produktion produced THE MONEYCHANGER in association with Veiroj’s own Cinekdoque and FFE. In Germany the film is supported by World Cinema Fund.

              #TheMoneychanger #TIFF19 #Federico Veiroj #67SSIFF #PandoraFilm #NYFF

               

              GUNDERMANN

              28.06.2019
              GUNDERMANN "Zweitbester Sommer Tour" 2019

              ALEXANDER SCHEER, ANDREAS DRESEN & BAND go on
              ZWEITBESTER SOMMER TOUR / “Second Best Summer” Tour in 2019:

              • 29.06. Schwerin – Capitol Konzert und Film
              • 30.06. Zinnowitz – Blechbüchse
              • 01.07. Heringsdorf – Theaterzelt
              • 05.07. Leipzig – GeyserHaus Open Air Bretschneider-Park.
              • 06.07. Potsdam – Waschhaus Open Air Konzert und Film
              • 07.07. Marienwerder – Inselleuchten 
              • 13.08. Simmern – Heimatfilm-Festival Konzert und Film
              • 14.08. München – Kinosommer am Olympiasee Konzert und Film
              • 17.08. Berlin – Friedrichshagen Open Air Kino.  Konzert und Film
              • 18.08. Berlin – Zusatzkonzert Konzert und Film
              • 23.09. Dresden – Comödie 
              • 24.09. Gera – Comma 

              www.gundermann-derfilm.de
              Foto: Peter Hartwig
              #Gundermann #Dresen #Scheer #ZweitbesterSommer

              IN MY ROOM & GUNDERMANN nominated for German Actors Guild Awards

              21.06.2019
              IN MY ROOM & GUNDERMANN nominated for German Actors Guild Awards

              DEUTSCHER SCHAUSPIELPREIS was founded by the German Screen Actors Guild (BFFS) in 2012. A very special award from actors for actors to honor outstanding performances of the year in film.

              Congratulations to our amazing Nominees:

              Hans Löw – IN MY ROOM — Actor in a leading role

              Eva Weißenborn - GUNDERMANN — Actress in a supporting role

              #nominee #HansLoew #InMyRoom #EvaWeißenborn #Gundermann #dsp2019

               

              HIGH LIFE cinema release in Germany

              30.05.2019
              HIGH LIFE cinema release in Germany

              Finally HIGH LIFE opens today in nearly 70 cinemas in Germany!

              Last night we had a great cinema preview with filmmaker legend Claire Denis at Off-Broadway in Köln: KÖLN_PREVIEW
              A big thanks to our German partners Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, DFFF, Medienboard, FFA, ZDF/ Arte and Pandora Film Verleih!

              Find your nearby cinema, all screening times and places here: KINOFINDER

              We are on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @HighLifeFilm (German)    @HighLifeMovie (English)

              #HighLifeFilm #ClaireDenis #RobertPattinson #JulietteBinoche #Lars Eidinger #AndreBenjamin #MiaGoth

              ALL MY LOVING now in German theatres

              23.05.2019
              ALL MY LOVING now in German theatres

              ALL MY LOVING - ab 23. Mai im Kino. Differentiated and in soft tones the drama by Edward Berger shows the many sides of family:

              ALL MY LOVING is a film about three siblings. They have all reached a point of their life, at which they realize the need to quickly change some things before they step into the second half of their lifetime. In the midst of chaos, insufficiency and loss they are searching for the path that just might lead them to happiness.

              Thanks to producer and distributor PORT AU PRINCE FILM and our further partner WDR, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, BKM, FFA, DFFF. International sales is handled by Beta Cinema.

              www.allmyloving-film.de

              #AllMyLovingFilm #EdwardBerger #OutNow #LarsEidinger #NeleMuellerStoefen #HansLoew

              6 German Film Awards for GUNDERMANN – incl BEST FILM

              05.05.2019
              6 German Film Awards for GUNDERMANN – incl BEST FILM

              We are overwhelmed and thankful! Six Lolas, unbelievable!

              https://www.deutscher-filmpreis.de/app/themes/dfp-dfa-website/dist/Components/TableFilmography/Assets/img-ui-award-gold-f45610b919.pngGold/ best feature film
              Claudia Steffen, Christoph Friedel (Pandora Film Produktion),
              in Koproduktion with Peter Hartwig (Kineo Filmproduktion), Björn Hoffmann (Pandora Verleih) with RBB (Cooky Ziesche), Arte (Andreas Schreitmüller)

              https://www.deutscher-filmpreis.de/app/themes/dfp-dfa-website/dist/Components/TableFilmography/Assets/img-ui-award-gold-f45610b919.pngbest directing - Andreas Dresen

              https://www.deutscher-filmpreis.de/app/themes/dfp-dfa-website/dist/Components/TableFilmography/Assets/img-ui-award-gold-f45610b919.pngbest writing - Laila Stieler

              https://www.deutscher-filmpreis.de/app/themes/dfp-dfa-website/dist/Components/TableFilmography/Assets/img-ui-award-gold-f45610b919.pngbest actor in a leading role - Alexander Scheer

              https://www.deutscher-filmpreis.de/app/themes/dfp-dfa-website/dist/Components/TableFilmography/Assets/img-ui-award-gold-f45610b919.pngbest production design - Susanne Hopf

              https://www.deutscher-filmpreis.de/app/themes/dfp-dfa-website/dist/Components/TableFilmography/Assets/img-ui-award-gold-f45610b919.pngbest costume design - Sabine Greunig

              Congratulation also to the amazing nominees Grit Kosse & Uta Spikermann (makeup and hairstyling ), Jörg Hauschild (film editing), Andreas Höfer (cinematography), Eva Weißenborn (actress in a supporting role) and the entire cast and team!

              #LOLA19 #Gundermann #GermanFilmAward #Gold #AndreasDresen #LailaStieler #AlexanderScheer

              HIGH LIFE opens in USA

              03.04.2019
              HIGH LIFE opens in USA

              Theatrical release through A24 of HIGH LIFE by Claire Denis starts this Friday, April 5th in NY and LA.

              OBLIVION AWAITS. The English-language debut of visionary filmmaker Claire Denis, this is High Life.

              “Claire Denis’ HIGH LIFE is a beautiful and entirely astonishing art-house thrill ride.” (Los Angeles Times)

              ☆☆☆☆ Claire Denis' brilliant space odyssey will blow your mind,” praises Rolling Stones.

              “Shocking, amazing, and startlingly fresh,” raves The Guardian.

              #A24 #HighLife  #Seeds_of_HighLife #ClaireDenis #SpaceOdyssey
              #RobertPattinson #Juliette Binoche #MiaGoth #AndreBenjamin

              GUNDERMANN with 10 Nominations for German Film Award

              20.03.2019
              GUNDERMANN with 10 Nominations for German Film Award

              10 (!!) nominations for the German Film Award, we can hardly believe it!
              Our warmest congratulations to all the nominees and the entire team and cast:

              best makeup and hairstyling - Grit Kosse & Uta Spikermann

              best costume design - Sabine Greunig

              best production design - Susanne Hopf

              best film editing - Jörg Hauschild

              best cinematography - Andreas Höfer

              best actor in a leading role - Alexander Scheer

              best actress in a supporting role – Eva Weißenborn

              best writing - Laila Stieler

              best directing - Andreas Dresen

              best feature film -  Pandora Film Produktion (Claudia Steffen, Christoph Friedel), Kineo Filmproduktion (Peter Hartwig) with RBB (Cooky Ziesche), Arte (Andreas Schreitmüller)


              YOU ROCK !!!!

              #Gundermann #AlexanderScheer #AndreasDresen #LailaStieler

               

              ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Remembering Baumi

              02.03.2019
              ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Remembering Baumi

              A film series in Südtirol/Alto Adige, eyewitness talks, a small exhibition and a special edition of the journal Kulturelemente (# 144) is dedicated to the European and South Tyrolean distributor, producer and Pandora founder Karl “Baumi” Baumgartner , who died in 2014.

              10 films that were produced and/or distributed by Baumi return to the screen:

              02.03. - 10:30 (Filmclub Bozen) - PICASSO
              16.03. - 10:30 (Bozen) - DAS MÄDCHEN AUS DER STREICHHOLZFABRIK
              16.03. - 10:30 (Bozen) - LA FIAMMIFERAIA
              16.03. - 12:00 (Bozen) - DOWN BY LAW
              20.03. - 20:00 (Bozen) - 33 SZENEN AUS DEM LEBEN
              28.03. - 20:00 (Bozen) - DIE WELT IST GROSS UND RETTUNG LAUERT ÜBERALL
              03.04. - 20:00 (UFO Bruneck) - NIGHT ON EARTH
              04.04. - 20:00 (Bozen) – TULPAN
              04.04. - 20:30 (Filmclub Meran) - SCHWARZE KATZE, WEISSER KATER
              09.04. - 19:30 (Bolzano Filmfestival Bozen) – IN MY ROOM – opening film
              SA. - 13.03. - 20:30 (Bolzano Filmfestival Bozen) -  LE MERAVIGLIE

              Thank you Filmclub Südtirol, Martin Kaufmann !!!!
              www.filmclub.it

               

               

              Ulrich Köhler Retrospective FICUNAM Mexico

              27.02.2019
              Ulrich Köhler Retrospective FICUNAM Mexico

              From 28. Feb until 10. March the International Film Festival in Mexico City FICUNAM dedicates this year retrospective to filmmaker Ulrich Köhler - THE CONSCIOUS FILMMAKER:

              “Although his work is composed only of four feature films, they make up an accurate search, very limited to the portrait of the human condition. It is a space for reflection around isolated people and exposed to renunciations and temptations that affect their lives in a decisive way. This elaboration of complex characters immersed in emotional conjunctures is, perhaps, the most characteristic of his filmography.“

              SCREENING SCHEDULE & MASTERCLASS
              IN MY ROOM (2018)
              Schlafkrankheit (2011)
              Montag kommen die die Fenster (2006)
              Bungalow (2002)
              & Masterclass with Ulrich Köhler “Die Geister der Zivilisation”

              In addition the festival also shows HIGH LIFE by Claire Denis and FAMILIA SUMERGUIDA by Maria Alché.

              #FICUNAM9   #UlrichKoehler   #ElCineastaConsciente

              Martin Rehbock receives 4th BAUMI AWARD

              12.02.2019
              Martin Rehbock receives 4th BAUMI AWARD

              The jury and guest juror Bent Hamer have made their decision out of 56 very international entries:

              The 4th Baumi Script Development Award, endowed with 20,000 Euro, goes to the German writer Martin Rehbock for his treatment „The Mule With Three Legs“.

              „I thought a lot about Baumi when I was reading the projects. That was a good opportunity for me to remember him and even have a kind of exchange with him,“ says guest juror Bent Hamer. „I like the poetic feeling of Martin Rehbock's treatment in which the retired postman Declan is forced after a lifetime of delivering post to deal with a secret burden from his own childhood.“

              Check out more about Martin Rehbock and his project: www.baumi-award.com

              A very dear thanks to our steady supporters: Friederike Zeit (prize sculpture), Katja Clos (graphics), Fritz Erler (Website). Photo by Kurt Krieger/Film- und Medienstiftung NRW

              #BaumiAward  #MartinRehbock #filmmedienNRW #BentHamer

              Pandora films @Berlinale 2019

              04.02.2019
              Pandora films @Berlinale 2019

              ALL MY LOVING dir. Edward Berger / Berlinale Panorama
              Sat, 09. Feb, 18:30h,  Zoo Palast 1, WORLD PREMIERE in presence of Cast & Crew
              Sun, 10. Feb, 09:30h,  CinemaxX 7
              Tue,12. Feb, 14:00h, Cubix 9
              *Thu, 14. Feb, 16:00h, Hackesche Höfe 3, AG Kino-Gilde, OV german
              Fri, 15. Feb, 19:00h, Zoo Palast 1
              Sun, 17. Feb, 20:00h, International

              MONOS dir. Alejandro Landes / Berlinale Panorama
              Sun, 10. Feb, 20:00h, International, EUROPEAN PREMIERE in presence of Cast & Crew
              Mon, 11. Feb, 12:30h, CinemaxX 7
              Tue, 12. Feb, 17:30h, Cubix 7
              Thu, 14. Feb, 22:30h, CinemaxX 7

              GUNDERMANN dir. Andreas Dresen / Lola at Berlinale
              Sat, 09. Feb, 16:30h, Delphi LUX, Cinema 2, Q&A with writer Laila Stieler
              Thu, 14. Feb, 12:15h, Delphi LUX, Cinema 1

              JE SUIS KARL. dir. Christian Schwochow / Berlinale Co-Production Market
              for registered participants only
              meet us at CoPro Market from Sat, 09. Feb, until Mon, 11. Feb. 2019
               

              all screenings OV with engl. subs, except *

              #Berlinale2019     #PandoraFilm #Berger #Landes #Dresen #Schwochow

              MONOS, GUNDERMANN, FAMILIA win big this weekend

              03.02.2019
              MONOS, GUNDERMANN, FAMILIA win big this weekend

              Congratulations to all the wonderful creative teams !!!

              MONOS directed by Alejandro Landes
              SPECIAL JURY AWARD – Sundance World Dramatic Competition

              "Many wonderful people from different countries had to line up to make this film possible, and today again the stars have lined up..." Alejandro Landes, director.

              GUNDERMANN directed by Andreas Dresen
              BEST FEATURE AWARD – Seeyousound  Torino Music Film Festival

              The jury appreciated “a masterful treatment of sound in film, in which the songs of GUNDERMANN are used as a support to the narration.(…..) above all, the film is a concise reflection on the role of the artist - and of the common man -, not only in repressive systems, but in society in general.“

              FIPRESCI AWARD – Tromso International Film Festival

              The FIPRESCI jury: “a touching biography showing us that Eastern Germany, the former GDR, was not just black and white but also full of colours.“

              FAMILIA SUMERGIDA directed by Maria Alché
              INGMAR BERGMAN INTERNATIONAL DEBUT AWARD - Goteborg Film Festival

              “The winner is a film where the director took us floating down a stream of every day life, sorrow and loss. The real, the magic and the dreamy blend perfectly in this story of family, memories and what it means to share a past. (….)“

              MIA UND DER WEISSE LÖWE out now

              31.01.2019
              MIA UND DER WEISSE LÖWE out now

              A white lion cub, a unique friendship and a great adventure:
              MIA AND THE WHITE LION will be in the German cinemas from today !!

              The family entertainment film started already very successfully in France with over 1,3 Mio admissions within only 5 weeks.

              Studiocanal handles international sales and the cinema release. In Germany the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW supported the co-production of Galatée Films (FR), Outside Films (FR), Film Africa (SA) and Pandora Film.

               

              #FilmMedienNRW #WhiteLion #PandoraFilm #StudioCanal

              Bayerischer Filmpreis/Best Actor for GUNDERMANN

              26.01.2019
              Bayerischer Filmpreis/Best Actor for GUNDERMANN

              Last night in Munich Alexander Scheer, a native of Berlin, received the Bavarian Film Prize for his characterization of Gerhard GUNDERMANN from Thuringia!

              We are thrilled about this cinematic reunion and congratulate from the bottom of our hearts!

              #Gundermann #AlexanderScheer #AndreasDresen #LailaStieler #PandoraFilm

              IN MY ROOM nominated for German Critics Awards

              23.01.2019
              IN MY ROOM nominated for German Critics Awards

              IN MY ROOM by Ulrich Köhler is nominated as BEST FEATURE FILM and Hans Löw as BEST ACTOR for the German Critics Prizes 2018, which has been awarded for more than 60 years by the Association of German Film Critics (VDFK) and is based exclusively on artistic criteria. The award ceremony will take place on the occasion of the upcoming Berlinale.

              #InMyRoom #UlrichKoehler #HansLoew #VDFK

              ALL MY LOVING premieres at Berlinale Panorama

              22.01.2019
              ALL MY LOVING premieres at Berlinale Panorama

              Edward Berger’s new feature film ALL MY LOVING (working title GESCHWISTER) will celebrate the world premiere at Berlinale Panorama.

              The film is about 3 siblings played by Lars Eidinger, Nele Mueller-Stöfen and Hans Löw. Each of them faced with life challenges and the different ideas of solutions.

              A Port-Au-Prince Films co-production with WDR and supported by Film- and Medienstiftung NRW, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein and BKM, DFFF, FFA. The World Sales is handled by BETA FILM and distribution in Germany by PORT-AU-PRINCE FILMS.

              #Berlinale2019 #AllMyLoving #EdwardBerger #PortAuPrinceFilms #PandoraFilm 

              Pandora films in Sundance, Rotterdam, Göteborg

              16.01.2019
              Pandora films in Sundance, Rotterdam, Göteborg

              2019 starts thriving with our films participating in major international film festivals:

              23. Jan – 03. Feb, INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM
              24. Jan – 03. Feb, SUNDANCE FILMFESTIVAL
              25. Jan – 04. Feb, GÖTEBORG FILM FESTIVAL

              check out links for dates, tickets and more:

              MONOS by Alejandros Landes
              Sundance World-Cinema-Competition
              IN MY ROOM by Ulrich Köhler
              IFFR Perpectives
              Goeteborg Focus:Apocalypse
              HIGH LIFE by Claire Denis
              IFFR Deep Focus
              Goeteborg_Masters

              LA FAMILIA SUMERGIDA by Maria Alché
              Goeteborg Ingmar-Bergman-Competition

              JE SUIS KARL. selected for Berlinale CoPro Market

              10.01.2019
              JE SUIS KARL. selected for Berlinale CoPro Market

              JE SUIS KARL., our new film project directed by Christian Schwochow and written by Thomas Wendrich, is selected for this year’s BERLINALE Co-Production Market, which will see 600 international producers and financiers to come together to explore new partnerships. We are looking forward to the meetings with registered participants at the first Berlinale weekend.

              #JSK #Schwochow #Wendrich #PandoraFilm

              IN MY ROOM opens in France

              09.01.2019
              IN MY ROOM opens in France

              Ulrich Köhler’s IN MY ROOM will be released from today in French cinemas through distributor NOUR FILMS:

              “A modern-day Robinson Crusoe of blazing beauty that reminds us that the transformation of the world can come only from ourselves. With so many beautiful reviews in such different press, we believe that cinema still has the virtue of astonishing, questioning and moving…”

              «audacity and reach that will leave you speechless» LE MONDE

              « Magnifique »LES CAHIERS DU CINÉMA

              «Ulrich Köhler is probably one of the most gifted directors of the Berlin School» GRAZIA

              «A dazzling beauty» LES INROCKS

              «Hans Löw, bluffing» VOIR À LIRE

              «one of the most invigorating experiences of the Cannes Film Festival. » LA SEPTIÈME OBSESSION

              #InMyRoom #NourFilmsCinema #UlrichKoehler #HansLoew

              GUNDERMANN selected for German Film Award – screening Lola@Berlinale

              07.01.2019
              GUNDERMANN selected for German Film Award – screening Lola@Berlinale

              GUNDERMANN directed by Andreas Dresen, written by Laila Stieler and with Alexander Scheer in the title role is on the shortlist selected for the German Filmaward Lola 2019 and will be screened at LOLA@BERLINALE.

              We are also submitting our current German films IN MY ROOM by Ulrich Köhler with Hans Löw in the lead and ALL MY LOVING (aka GESCHWISTER) by Edward Berger, post selected in the categories editing and Hans Löw for supporting actor, as wild cards.

              The films are eligible in all categories for nominations - all academy members can now vote in their specific section for the nominations until 18 March 2019.

              #Lola19GUNDERMANN #AndreasDresen #LailaStieler #Alexander Scheer #AnnaUnterberger
              #InMyRoom #Lola19WildCard #AllMyLoving #HansLoew #PandoraFilm

              MONOS premiers in Sundance and Berlinale

              18.12.2018
              MONOS premiers in Sundance and Berlinale

              Alejandro Landes' latest film MONOS will have its world premiere at the SUNDANCE Film Festival in January 2019. The film is selected in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition.
              screening schedule and tickets are already available online: Sundance_MONOS

              We are also happy to announce the European premiere of our ambitious Colombian and multi-country co-production at BERLINALE Panorama in February 2019.

              In Germany MONOS is supported by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW and World Cinema Fund. International sales is handled by Le Pacte: www.le-pacte.com

              #Sundance #Monos #Berlinale #AlejandroLandes #JulianneNicholson #filmmedienNRW

              MIA AND THE WHITE LION in Oberhausen

              08.12.2018
              MIA AND THE WHITE LION in Oberhausen

              This Saturday MIA AND THE WHITE LION celebrated the German premiere at Lichtburg cinema in Oberhausen. The director Gilles de Maistre,  Mia actress Daniah de Villiers and “lion whisperer” Kevin Richardson introduce the film to the audience.

              The family entertainment film was shot over the course of three years so that the film’s young star Daniah De Villiers and other cast members could truly bond and grow with the animals that appear in the film.

              In Germany the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW supported the co-production of Galatée Films (FR), Outside Films (FR), Film Africa (SA) and Pandora Film.

              Studiocanal handles international sales and will release MIA UND DER WEISSE LÖWE theatrical in Germany on 31. January 2019.

              #FilmMedienNRW #WhiteLion #PandoraFilm #StudioCanal

              German release of LAS HEREDERAS

              23.11.2018
              German release of LAS HEREDERAS

              After the many festival successes and worldwide releases, LAS HEREDERAS by Marcelo Martinessi finally comes to Germany. Grandfilm will start the release of LAS HEREDERAS — Die Erbinnen on 29. November 2018 in selected German cinemas.

              Don’t miss the universal melodrama about the power of love.

              Find the cinema nearby and more infos: 

              KINOFINDER

              #LasHerederas #DieErbinnen #Oscars2019 #MarceloMartinessi

               

              IN MY ROOM out now

              07.11.2018
              IN MY ROOM out now

              Find your nearby cinema to watch IN MY ROOM by Ulrich Köhler, out now in Germany: KINOFINDER

              Last Sunday we had a great preview in Berlin with director Ulrich Köhler, actors Hans Löw, Emma Bading, and many crew members at Hackesche Höfe Kino. On Sunday finally we came „home“ to our main shooting area in Lemgo and celebrated with local crew and supporters at Hansa Kino. Hans Löw will also present the film in Hamburg at Abaton Kino on Wednesday.

              And follow us for more news on FB @InMyRoomFilm

              #InMyRoom #Medienboard #FilmMedienNRW #PandoraFilm

              picture Berlin by Silke Reents

              Alexander Scheer wins for GUNDERMANN

              03.11.2018
              Alexander Scheer wins for GUNDERMANN

              We congratulate Alexander Scheer for the Günther-Rohrbach-Filmpreis/ Best Actor for his title role in GUNDERMANN directed by Andreas Dresen.

              The jury states: "Scheer dives into the skin of the digger driver Gerhard Gundermann, who with his mostly melancholic and poetic songs was the voice of the Lausitz lignite mining area, not only visually, but also vocally. The actor, who actually wanted to be a rock star, recorded all songs himself. "

              The Günter Rohrbach Film Award, in the spirit of its namesake and the Saarland region, celebrates relevant presentation of working worlds and social reality in films.

              #AlexanderScheer #GUNDERMANN #AndreasDresen #Awards

               

              FAMILIA SUMERGIDA opens 11. Kino Latino Köln

              31.10.2018
              FAMILIA SUMERGIDA opens 11. Kino Latino Köln

              KINO LATINO KÖLN displays the latest contemporary films from Central and Latin America from 3 to 8 November 2018 at Filmpalette in Köln. DIE UNTERGEGANGENE FAMILIE (LA FAMILIA SUMERGIGA) opens the festival on Saturday, 03. November at 21:00h in the presence of the director María Alché. Also our coproduction COCOTE by Nelson Carlo de los Santos Arias will be shown on Thursday, 06. November at 19:00h at the cinema.

              tickets and more:
              http://www.filmpalette-koeln.de

              #KinoLatino #FamiliaSumergida #Cocote #FilmszeneKoeln

              IN MY ROOM, HIGH LIFE, FAMILIA SUMERGIDA @Viennale18

              24.10.2018
              IN MY ROOM, HIGH LIFE, FAMILIA SUMERGIDA @Viennale18

              We are presenting this year three films as Austrian premiere at VIENNALE running from 25. October bis 08. November 2018.
              Check out screening times and film guests in Vienna via below links:

              HIGH LIFE  by Claire Denis

              IN MY ROOM by Ulrich Köhler

              LA FAMILIA SUMERGIDA by Maria Alché

              #Viennale18 #InMyRoom #HighLife #FamiliaSumergida #V18 #PandoraFilm

              300.000 GUNDERMANN admissions

              17.10.2018
              300.000 GUNDERMANN admissions

              Today we celebrate 300,000 cinema admissions after only 8 weeks for GUNDERMANN directed by Andreas Dresen and written by Laila Stieler!
              Thanks, thanks, thanks this was our “second best summer” with you, dear moviegoers!

              #Gundermann #Dresen #Scheer #Unterberger #Stieler #300k #ZweitbesterSommer

              International Actors Award for LARS EIDINGER

              13.10.2018
              International Actors Award for LARS EIDINGER

              Lars Eidinger was honoured with the International Actors Award at the Filmfestival Cologne award ceremony this Friday night. The Award is given for outstanding achievements in acting in the international film landscape. At this year’s festival Lars Eidinger can be seen starring alongside Robert Pattinson and Juliette Binoche in Claire Denis’ film HIGH LIFE.

              We are eagerly waiting for the upcoming films with Lars Eidinger in the lead and co-produced by Pandora Film: GESCHWISTER by Edward Berger and PROXIMA by Alice Winocour.

              #LarsEidinger #HighLife #PandoraFilm #ffcgn

              GUNDERMANN live performance and IN MY ROOM previews in Paris

              03.10.2018
              GUNDERMANN live performance and IN MY ROOM previews in Paris

              Don’t miss this weekend the French previews/ avant-première of our current German films during Festival Cine Allemand at Cinéma L'Arlequin in Paris.

              GUNDERMANN
              Sat, 06. Oct. – 19:00h
              with exclusive live concert by lead actor Alexander Scheer and director Andreas Dresen

              IN MY ROOM
              Sun, 07. Oct – 18:30h & Mon, 08. Oct – 21:15h
              French Distributor: NOUR FILMS

              tickets, infos and vote online for the Coup De Coeur Award:
              www.festivalcineallemand.com/coupdecoeur/

              all screenings OV-German with French subtitles

              #GundermannInParis #Live #InMyRoom #AimeLeCinema

              Pandora @Filmfestival Cologne

              02.10.2018
              Pandora @Filmfestival Cologne

              Meet us at «home» for exciting film previews :

              LAS HEREDERAS_screenings
              Sat, 06. Oct – 18:30h – Q&A with director Marcelo Martinessi

              HIGH LIFE_screenings
              Sun, 07. Oct. – 20:00h  – Q&A with actor Lars Eidinger and Filmteam

              IN MY ROOM_screenings
              Wed, 10. Oct. - 20:45h – Q&A with Filmteam

              all screenings OV with German subtitles

              #FFCGN #PandoraFilm #LasHerederas #HighLife #InMyRoom

              Asian premiere of HIGH LIFE, IN MY ROOM in Busan

              01.10.2018
              Asian premiere of HIGH LIFE, IN MY ROOM in Busan

              Both films have their Asian Premiere in Korea at the Busan International Film Festival in the section World cinema, taking place from 04. until 13. October 2018.

              Check out screening times, accreditations and tickets online:

              www.biff.kr

              #BIFF18 #PandoraFilm #HighLife #InMyRoom

               

              HIGH LIFE and FAMILIA SUMERGIDA awarded in San Sebastian

              30.09.2018
              HIGH LIFE and FAMILIA SUMERGIDA awarded in San Sebastian

              A “masterfully mystifying event-horizon” Variety® announced, Claire Denis’ first English-language and sci-fi film, HIGH LIFE, starring Robert Pattinson, won San Sebastian’s FIPRESCI AWARD, given by the International  Federation of Film Critics for the best competition film in the official selection.

              The coveted HORIZONTES AWARD, carrying a cash prize of 35.000 Euro, went to María Alché’s first directorial feature, LA FAMILIA SUMERGIDA. "I dedicate it to all the women who make movies, because we need more female glances so we can make more first, second and third films." Alché said during award ceremony.

              #Congratulations #ClaireDenis #HighLife #MariaAlche #FamiliaSumergida
              photo by SSIFF/ Montse Castillo

              Gilde Award 2018 for GUNDERMANN

              21.09.2018
              Gilde Award 2018 for GUNDERMANN

              At the annual Filmkunstmesse Leipzig the Gilde Film Award 2018 in the category BEST NATIONAL FILM went to GUNDERMANN by director Andreas Dresen!

              For the 41st time the German arthouse cinema operators honor with the Award the artistic quality of the film, but also the reception of the audience and the commitment of the distributor.

              A very special thanks and congratulation to our colleagues at Pandora Film Verleih for the amazing cooperation!!

              www.pandorafilm.de

              #AndreasDresen #AlexanderScheer #AnnaUnterberger #PandoraFilm
              photo by AG Kino - Gilde e.V/ Uwe Frauendorf

              IN MY ROOM & HIGH LIFE with US premiere at NYFF

              19.09.2018
              IN MY ROOM & HIGH LIFE with US premiere at NYFF

              Both films will have its US premiere at the longest-running and most prestigious 56. New York Film Festival in the Main Slate section presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

              We are very delighted to announce that both films found a home at great distributors and are scheduled for US cinema release in spring 2019 !!!!

              IN MY ROOM
              Sat, 29. Sept., 05:30pm – Q&A with director Ulrich Köhler
              Sun, 30. Sept, 12:30pm – Q&A with director Ulrich Köhler

              US distributor: Grasshopper Film

              HIGH LIFE
              Tue, 02. Oct, 09:00pm – Q&A with director Claire Denis
              Wed, 03. Oct, 06:00pm – a cinema conversation with Claire Denis
              Thu, 04. Oct, 09:15pm

              US distributor: A24

              Follow below links for tickets and venues:

              #NYFF  #InMyRoom  #GrasshopperFilm  #HighLife  #A24

               

              HIGH LIFE, LAS HEREDERAS and LA FAMILIA SUMERGIDA in San Sebastian

              17.09.2018
              HIGH LIFE, LAS HEREDERAS and LA FAMILIA SUMERGIDA in San Sebastian

              We  are very happy to present three films at the 66. International San Sebastian Film festival this year. Meet us and the filmmakers there.

              HIGH LIFE by Claire Denis – European Premiere
              Main Competition OFFICIAL SELECTION
              International Sales: Wild Bunch
              Thu,  27. Sept, 22:00h, Kursaal 1 – with cast & crew in attendance

              LAS HEREDERAS by Marcelo Martinessi
              HORIZONTES LATINOS – opening film
              International Sales: Luxbox Films
              Fri, 21. Sept, 16:30h. Kursaal 2 – presentation and Q&A

              LA FAMILIA SUMERGIDA by Maria Alché
              HORIZONTES LATINOS
              International Sales: Visit Films
              Sat, 22. Sept, 12:00h, Kursaal 2 - presentation and Q&A

              Check below links for full screening schedule and more.

              #HighLife    #LasHerederas  #LaFamiliaSumergida #66SSIFF #PandoraFilm

              Open call for fourth Baumi Award

              15.09.2018
              Open call for fourth Baumi Award

              Today sees the launch of the open call for the Baumi Script Development Award for the development of outstanding cinematic stories. Writers can submit applications with English treatment to www.baumi-award.com for the € 20,000 grant.

              We are very excited that this year the well-known Norwegian director, screenwriter and producer BENT HAMER will complete the jury. Since his first feature film "Eggs" from 1994, followed by outstanding films like “Kitchen Stories” or “1001 Grams”, Bent Hamer presents his characteristic humorous, sometimes absurd stylistic devices of his cinema. The latest films were created in collaboration with Pandora Film and supported by the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW.

              Submit your project now online – the deadline ends on 15. October 2018

              #BaumiAward #BentHamer #PandoraFilm #filmmedienNRW #Baumgartner

              GUNDERMANN out now in Switzerland and Austria

              13.09.2018
              GUNDERMANN out now in Switzerland and Austria

              Not only in Germany reaps GUNDERMANN great reviews. The great distributor Filmcoopi will show GUNDERMANN in cinema from today in Switzerland. Hopp Schwiiz!

              NZZ Neue Zürcher Zeitung writes: “Not a niche film for Easterners, but a complex, uncomfortable story about betrayal and backbone, and how both can go together in one life. A movie for adults.”
              KINOFINDER SCHWEIZ

              In Austria wonderful distributor Polyfilm releases GUNDERMANN tomorrow, from 14. September onward.
              KINOFINDER ÖSTERREICH

              #Gundermann #Dresen #Kinostart #Filmcoopi #Polyfilm

              LAS HEREDERAS is Paraguay’s Oscar contender

              10.09.2018
              LAS HEREDERAS is Paraguay’s Oscar contender

              Paraguay has announced today the selection of Marcelo Martinessi's acclaimed debut feature LAS HEREDERAS (The Heiresses) as its Oscar® entry for Best Foreign Language Film. After numerous international festival participations and major awards like the Silver Bear at this year Berlinale, the film will also represent the South American nation at Mexico's Ariel Awards and Spain's Goya Awards.

              German cinema release through Grandfilm as DIE ERBINNEN starts from 29th November 2018.

              check out more international news on facebook: @herederas.heiresses

              #LasHerederas #DieErbinnen #Oscars2019 #MarceloMartinessi

               

               

              GUNDERMANN opens today

              23.08.2018
              GUNDERMANN opens today

              “Every day I want something that I will not forget…”

              In these almost 140 cinemas in Germany you can see GUNDERMANN directed by Andreas Dresen and written by Laila Stieler from today!

              In which cinema are you going? KINOFINDER

              Thanks to our amazing preview tour audience so far – you rock!

              www.gundermann-derfilm.de

              #Gundermann #Dresen #Scheer #Stieler #Unterberger #Kinostart #PandoraFilm

              IN MY ROOM & HIGH LIFE in Toronto

              21.08.2018
              IN MY ROOM & HIGH LIFE in Toronto

              IN MY ROOM by Ulrich Köhler will be presented as North America premiere in this year WAVELENGHTS programme, showcasing “daring, visionary and autonomous voices. Film art in the cinema and beyond.“

              The glamorous GALA PRESENTATIONS section, featuring “movie stars, red-carpet premieres, major audience interest”, hosts the highly anticipated world premiere of HIGH LIFE by Claire Denis.

              The 43rd annual Toronto International Film Festival takes place from 6 to 16 September 2018, the screening schedule is now online:
              www.tiff.net/tiff/films.html

              #TIFF18 #InMyRoom #UlrichKoehler #HighLife #ClaireDenis #PandoraFilm

              GUNDERMANN film and concert premiere tour

              13.08.2018
              GUNDERMANN film and concert premiere tour

              Lichtburg Essen — it was a celebration —  you are such a great audience! We could not have wished for a better tour start. Thank you and Glück Auf!

              Director Andreas Dresen will perform with the actors Alexander Scheer, Anna Unterberger, Axel Prahl among others on a major — sold out — premiere and concert tour in Germany to personally present GUNDERMANN, at selected events with live music.

              www.gundermann-derfilm.de

              • 13. August – ESSEN, Lichtburg, with Concert
              • 14. August – SCHLÜCHTERN-STEINAU, Kuki Open-Air, with Concert
              • 15. August – POTSDAM, Thalia, with unplugged Concert
              • 17. August – BERLIN, Kulturforum am Potsdamer Platz Open-Air
              • 18. August – JENA, Kulturarena Open Airwith Concert
              • 19. August – LEIPZIG, Passage Kinos, MAGDEBURG, Moritzhof, HOYERSWERDA, Kulturfabrik
              • 21. August – DRESDEN, Filmnächte am Elbufer, with Concert
              • 22. August – SENFTENBERG, Amphitheater, with Concert
              • 23. August – BERLIN, Kulturbrauerei / Kesselhaus, with Concert
                START NATIONWIDE THEATRICAL RELEASE
              • 25. August – ROSTOCK, Metropol, Frieda23, Capitol, with Concert Heilig-Geist-Kirche
              • 26. August – HAMBURG, Abaton, with Concert

              Always up to date, follow our Facebook side:
              @GundermannDerFilm

              HIGH LIFE premieres in Toronto Gala, then San Sebastian Competition

              24.07.2018
              HIGH LIFE premieres in Toronto Gala, then San Sebastian Competition

              In September 2018 the HIGH LIFE space oddity starts at TIFF Toronto Gala as world premiere and fly right after as European premiere to the Competition at San Sebastian International Film Festival.

              The new film by Claire Denis starring Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, André Benjamin, Mia Goth and Lars Eidinger was shot last autumn in Cologne.

              We are grateful to our producing partners Alcatraz Films (France) and The Apocalypse Film Company (UK), MadAnts (Poland) and Andrew Lauren Productions (USA) for keeping up with the long journey!!!!

              And we thank our supporters and financiers in Germany: Film- and Medienstiftung NRW, Deutscher Filmförderfonds, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, FFA Minitreaty and ZDF/ Arte, as well as Pandora Film Verleih. The German cinema release will be in spring 2019.

              Wild Bunch handles International sales:
              www.wildbunch.biz

              #HighLife  #RobertPattinson  #TIFF18   #ClaireDenis #66SSIFF  #PandoraFilm

               

               

              LA FAMILIA SUMERGIDA in Locarno

              12.07.2018
              LA FAMILIA SUMERGIDA in Locarno

              LA FAMILIA SUMERGIDA (Immersed Family) by Maria Alché will world premiere in Locarno - Concorso Cineasti del presente. The side Competition is dedicated to emerging directors from all over the world and devoted to first and second features.

              The debut film is a coproduction between Argentina and Germany, Brazil, Norway. We would like to thank our supporting film fund in Germany - the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW.

              Tickets and screening schedule: www.pardo.ch

              #FamiliaSumergida    #Locarno71   #MariaAlche

              IN MY ROOM in Karlovy Vary & Munich

              17.06.2018
              IN MY ROOM in Karlovy Vary & Munich

              Following our amazing Cannes premiere IN MY ROOM starts the festival circuit with the renowned Karlovy Vary International Filmfestival. The film will be presented in the section Another View from 29. June until 07. July 2018:

              Check out venues, dates and more:
              KVIFF 2018 - IN MY ROOM

              The German festival premiere will be at the Filmfest München in the section Spotlight. Meet the filmmakers in Munich:

              Sun, 01. July, 10:00h, Atelier 1 – press
              Sun, 01. July, 21:00h, Kino Sendlinger Tor – premiere in presence of actor Hans Löw and director Ulrich Köhler
              Fr, 06. July, 20:00 h, Gasteig Carl-Orff-Saal

              FFMUC 2018 - IN MY ROOM

              For more news in German follow us on facebook @InMyRoomFilm

              #ffmuc  #kviff #InMyRoom #UlrichKöhler #PandoraFilm #HansLöw

              IN MY ROOM screenings #Cannes2018

              06.05.2018
              IN MY ROOM screenings #Cannes2018

              IN MY ROOM dir. Ulrich Köhler / Cannes Un Certain Regard / @Palais des Festivals

              Thu, 17. May, 11:00h, Debussy Theatre
              Thu, 17. May, 16:30h, Debussy Theatre, WORLD PREMIERE in presence of Cast & Crew
              Fri, 18. May, 18:30h, Salle du Soixantième

              Marche Du Films professional buyers to contact international sales agent The Match Factory for further market screenings: www.the-match-factory.com

              In Germany Pandora Film Verleih will start the cinema release this Autumn.

              #CANNES2018 #UlrichKoehler #UnCertainRegard #InMyRoom #PandoraFilm

              REWIND now in German cinemas

              03.05.2018
              REWIND now in German cinemas

              REWIND – Die zweite Chance starts today in selected German cinemas.

              The debut feature film by Johannes F. Sievert is a science fiction time trip with Alex Brendemühl ("Le Prière") and Sylvia Hoeks ("Blade Runner 2049") in the lead roles.

              While investigating a murder case, police commissioner Richard Lenders meets a group of physicists who are supposed to help him decipher the chip found with the corpse. Lenders experiences an increasing desire: could he use the chip to prevent further murders and change his own life story?

              For trailer, dates and cinemas:
              Real Fiction Verleih - REWIND

              IN MY ROOM by Ulrich Köhler premiers in Cannes

              12.04.2018
              IN MY ROOM by Ulrich Köhler premiers in Cannes

              IN MY ROOM written and directed by Ulrich Köhler with Hans Löw and Elena Radonicich in the lead roles will have its world premiere in the official selection Un Certain Regards at the upcoming 71. FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM DE CANNES.

              We are very happy, proud, excited and like to thank dearly our team, partners, financiers and supporters!

              #InMyRoom #UlrichKöhler #PandoraFilm #HansLöw #ElenaRadonicich

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              18.03.2018
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              Muse, Inspiration, Encouragement
              ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤
              Karl BAUMI Baumgartner † 18. März 2014

              Double Silver Bear Winner LAS HEREDERAS

              25.02.2018
              Double Silver Bear Winner LAS HEREDERAS

              Ana Brun wins the Silver Bear for best actress and filmmaker Marcelo Martinessi the Silver Bear/ Alfred Bauer award for a feature film that opens new perpectives at this year's Berlinale competition.

              With scooping also the Fipresci award and Teddy Reader's award LAS HEREDERAS (The Heiresses) marks one of the top competition breakout films.

              Felicitaciones a los creadores: Ana Brun, Margarita Irun, Ana Ivanova, Marcelo Martinessi and fellow Parguayan lead producer Sebastian Pena Escobar!!! You are so brave and made it through a long way!

              Thanks to our German partners ZDF/ ARTE, World Cinema Fund and Film- und Medienstiftung NRW. Thanks to international sales agent Luxbox Films for securing distribution across the globe: www.luxboxfilms.com

              #LasHerederas #Berlinale2018 #Magnifico

              3rd Baumi Award goes to the Syrian filmmaker SOUDADE KAADAN

              20.02.2018
              3rd Baumi Award goes to the Syrian filmmaker SOUDADE KAADAN

              Now it is official, Jury and guest juror Martina Gedeck have made their decision out of 47 highly international submissions:

              The 3rd Baumi Script Development Award, endowed with 20,000 Euro, goes to the Syrian filmmaker Soudade Kaadan for her treatment „Nezouh“.

              „Soudade Kaadan exposes the various layers of destruction with an instinctive certainty,“ says guest juror Martina Gedeck. „She combines human weakness with willpower, desperation with confidence, darkness with promise. In the middle of the armed conflict, islands of refuge are formed where life transcends death and subsequently vanquishes it.“

              Read the full jury statement and more about Soudade Kaadan here: www.baumi-award.com

              A special thanks to our supporters: Friederike Zeit (prize sculpture), Katja Clos (graphics), Fritz Erler (Website). Photo by Kurt Krieger/Film- und Medienstiftung NRW

              #BaumiAward #SoudadeKaadan #filmmedienNRW #MartinaGedeck

              Pandora screenings @Berlinale 2018

              12.02.2018
              Pandora screenings @Berlinale 2018

              LAS HEREDERAS / THE HEIRESSES dir. Marcelo Martinessi / Berlinale Competition
              Fri, 16. Feb, 09:00h, Berlinale Palast (press screening only)
              Fri, 16. Feb, 15:30h, Berlinale Palast, WORLD PREMIERE in presence of Cast & Crew
              Sat, 17. Feb, 09:30h, Friedrichstadtpalast
              Sat, 17. Feb, 13:00h, Friedrichstadtpalast
              Sat, 17. Feb, 20:00h, HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU1)
              Sun, 25. Feb, 10:00h, Haus der Berliner Festspiele
               

              REWIND dir. Johannes Sievert / AG Kino-Gilde Screening
              Sun, 18. Feb, 14:00h, Hackesche Höfe Kino 3

              information about tickets, accreditation and more:
              www.berlinale.de             https://screenings.agkino.de/programm

              LAS HEREDERAS in Berlinale Competition 2018

              08.02.2018
              LAS HEREDERAS in Berlinale Competition 2018

              We are very happy to announce our Paraguayan co-production LAS HEREDERAS (THE HEIRESSES) by Marcelo Martinessi will have its world premiere in Berlinale Competition this year. It’s the first time a film from the South American country competes for the Golden Bear.

              The debut feature by Marcelo Martinessi, who had won the award for best short film at the 73rd Venice Film Festival, is a co-production with Germany, Uruguay, Norway, Brazil and France and stars Ana Brun, Margarita Irún and Ana Ivanova.

              In Germany the film is co-produced with ZDF/ARTE and supported by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW and World Cinema Fund. International sales is handled by Luxbox Films: www.luxboxfilms.com

              #Paraguay #Berlinale2018 #LasHerederas

              German Screenplay Award – Nomination for JE SUIS KARL

              17.12.2017
              German Screenplay Award – Nomination for JE SUIS KARL

              Congratulations to writer Thomas Wendrich for the Nomination of the German Screenplay Award (Deutscher Drehbuchpreis) for his film script JE SUIS KARL. The project is currently in development with director Christian Schwochow, Pandora Film and WDR, supported by FFA.

               «An exciting, courageous, highly contemporary work» says the Jury.

              The Lola for the best screenplay in development will be awarded by the German culture state secretary during Berlinale in February 2018.

              Zürcher Filmpreis 2017 for MARIJA

              22.11.2017
              Zürcher Filmpreis 2017 for MARIJA

              Congratulations to MARIJA’s director and writer Michael Koch and our Swiss producing partner Christof Neracher for the Zürcher Filmpreis 2017!

              From the Jury: “Koch's character study captivates with its quasi-documentary directing style, the precise presentation of the milieu as well as the haunting performance of the actors, especially the leading actress Margarita Breitkreiz. In addition, the film withdraws from moral judgments consistently and thus gives an ambivalence in the figure drawing, which reach only a few social dramas.”

              #Cadrage2017 #Hugofilm @Marija.der.film

              MARIJA & PAULA visit China

              08.11.2017
              MARIJA & PAULA visit China

              Both films are screened at 5th Festival of German Cinema in China from 10th until 27th November in Beijing, Chengdu, Shenzhen und Nanjing.

              Michael Koch, director and writer of MARIJA, will be able to present his film in person in Beijing and Chengdu.

              The full schedule is available online :
              www.festivalofgermancinema.com

               

               

              THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE nominated for European Film Awards

              06.11.2017
              THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE nominated for European Film Awards

              THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE by Aki Kaurismäki is nominated for European Film and European Director at this year's 30th European Film Awards.

              Congratulations and fingers crossed!

              #EFA2017 #The Other Side of Hope  #AkiKaurismäki

              REWIND premiers at Hofer Filmtage

              23.10.2017
              REWIND premiers at Hofer Filmtage

              The Debutfilm REWIND-Die zweite Chance by filmmaker Johannes F. Sievert premieres at 51st Hofer Filmtage. The festival, under the new artistic director Thorsten Schaumann, is placing a special focus on young filmmakers.

              REWIND-Die zweite Chance sends the commissioner Richard Landers on a science-fiction time trip which is meant to help him solve a murder case, but also to deal with his own past.

              Screening dates
              Thu. 26. Oct 17 | 14:00 | Central - in presence of cast & cast
              Fri.   27. Oct 17 | 22:15 | Cinema
              Sun. 29. Oct 17 | 20:30 | Cinema

              The shooting took place entirely in Cologne with high-profile cast Alex Brendemühl, Sylvia Hoeks, Max von Pufendorf and Idil Üner in the lead roles. REWIND is coproduced by WDR, ARTE, Rommel Film and supported by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, DFFF and FFA.

              Follow us on Facebook/Rewind-Die-zweite-Chance

              #HomeOfFilms #RewindZweiteChance #SylviaHoecks #AlexBrendemuehl

               

              International Actors Award for JULIETTE BINOCHE

              07.10.2017
              International Actors Award for JULIETTE BINOCHE

              Juliette Binoche was honored with the International Actors Award during the final award ceremony at the Film Festival Cologne. As part of the festival, Binoche's film MEINE SCHÖNE INNERE SONNE (Un Beau Soleil Intérieur) was shown, which Pandora Filmverleih will bring to German theaters on 14th December 2017.

              She is currently shooting in Cologne the new Claire Denis’ film HIGH LIFE, a science fiction drama produced by Pandora Film.

              #JulietteBinoche #HighLife #PandoraFilm #ffcgn

              MARIJA in Paris

              03.10.2017
              MARIJA in Paris

              Also this coming weekend MARIJA by Michael Koch is on the big screen at Festival Du Cinema Allemand in Paris:

              Thu, 05. Oct – 16:30 – Cinema L’Arlequin
              Sun, 08. Oct  – 21:45 - Cinema L’Arlequin

              Tickets and more:
              http://www.festivalcineallemand.com/marija/

              Follow Michael Koch to get all festival and screening news

                               www.michaelkoch.net

              COCOTE German premiere at Filmfest Hamburg

              03.10.2017
              COCOTE German premiere at Filmfest Hamburg

              Don’t miss COCOTE’s German premiere at Filmfestival Hamburg next weekend. Filmmaker Nelson Carlo de los Santos Arias will be present for Q&A.

              Sat, 07. Oct. - 18:00  - Abaton
              Sun, 08. Oct. - 21:00  Studio Kino

              Tickets are available:
              http://www.filmfesthamburg.de/de/programm/Film/29551/Cocote

              The film continues its worldwide festival tour this autumn, to name just a few:
              Vancouver Int Film Festival, Montreal at the Festival du Nouveau, Festival Internacional de Valdivia Chile, Cape Town International Film Fest South Africa, Mostra de Sao Paulo Brazil, Mar del Plata Argentina, Singapore International Film Fest

              #FFHH17        #cocotefilm

              Open call for third BAUMI AWARD

              15.09.2017
              Open call for third BAUMI AWARD

              This Friday sees the launch of the open call for the 3rd Baumi Script Development Award for the development of outstanding cinematic stories. As from today, German and international writers can submit applications for the € 20,000 grant — online only — until 15. October 2017 to: www.baumi-award.com

              We are so excited to have renowned actress MARTINA GEDECK serving as the guest juror this year! She is one of the most distinguished actresses of Germany, known to a wide audience for her performance in „Bella Martha“ , produced by Karl “Baumi” Baumgartner with Pandora Film and for which she won the German Film Award.

               „Whenever you were together with Baumi, you would have the feeling that there wasn't anything nicer and more worthwhile than making films. This inner pleasure in his profession - which was a vocation for him - left a deep impression on me", says Martina Gedeck.

              full press release: http://www.baumi-award.com//files/open_call_for_third_baumi_script_development_award.pdf

              #Baumi Award       #filmmediennrw       #MartinaGedeck

              THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE, COCOTE and work-in-progress LA FAMILIA SUMERGIDA in San Sebastian

              12.09.2017
              THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE, COCOTE and work-in-progress LA FAMILIA SUMERGIDA in San Sebastian

              Aki Kaurismäki will receive the 2017 Fipresci Grand Prix for his latest film THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE after already winning the prize in 2002 (The Man Without a Past). The vote saw the participation of 576 critics from all over the world, all members of International Federation of Film Critics (Fipresci). The award will be presented during the opening ceremony of the San Sebastian on September 22.

              COCOTE by Nelson Carlo de los Santos Arias competes in the Horizontes Section of the festival. A selection of twelve feature films, not yet released in Spain, produced in Latin America and directed by filmmakers of Latin origin.

              LA FAMILIA SUMERGIDA by Maria Alché, a film still in postproduction, has been selected among six feature films for Films in Progress programme from among a total of 149 films submitted from 20 countries. The event has become a platform for the international launch of new talents and a mandatory meeting place for the Latin American audiovisual industry.  

              #65ssiff  #The Other Side of Hope #FipresciAward #Cocote

              Toronto 2017 with THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE and COCOTE

              15.08.2017
              Toronto 2017 with THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE and COCOTE

              THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE by Aki Kaurismäki will be presented in the MASTERS programme, a slate of eleven films which includes new works from filmmakers known for taking stylistic and thematic risks with their work.

              The WAVELENGHTS programme features Nelson Carlo de los Santos Arias’ astonishing COCOTE, recent winner of Locarno Filmfestival. This year marks the 17th edition of Wavelengths — an uncompromising, carefully curated, avant-garde showcase of boundary-pushing filmmaking. The section shows nine stand-alone feature films, each displaying its own radical approach to the art of cinema.

              Screening schedules, tickets and more: www.tiff.net/tiff/films.html

              #TIFF17  #Cocotefilm #AkiKaurismäki #TIFFMasters #artofcinema

              COCOTE wins Signs of Life Award

              13.08.2017
              COCOTE wins Signs of Life Award

              Nelson Carlo De Los Santos Arias’s COCOTE is the winner of the Signs of Life Award electronic.art.foundation 2017 at Locarno Filmfestival.

              "For its creative reinvention of the traditions of anthropological cinema", the jury explained.

              FELICITACIONES!!!

              #purecinema #locarno70 #nelsoncarlodelossantos #cocotefilm #signsoflife

              COCOTE opens in Locarno - Signs of Life

              01.08.2017
              COCOTE opens in Locarno - Signs of Life

              Tomorrow COCOTE by Nelson Carlo de los Santos Arias is the opening film of Signs of Life section at 70. Locarno International Filmfestival. This side competition aims to explore film’s frontier territories, engaging with new forms of narration and innovation in filmic language.

              COCOTE is shot in Dominican Republic and a coproduction with Argentina, Germany and Qatar. The experimental fiction film is supported in Germany by the World Cinema Fund.

              The French world sales Luxbox Films handles international distribution:  www.luxboxfilms.com/cocote

              Tickets and screening schedule: www.pardo.ch

              #cocotefilm    #signsoflife   #purecinema

              German Cinema Award for Peace goes to ON THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE

              29.06.2017
              German Cinema Award for Peace goes to ON THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE

              Aki Kaurismäki is honoured for the film THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE with the international director's prize. The Award goes to film artists whose work builds bridges and inspires tolerance and humanitarianism.

              For more than 16 years, the Bernhard Wicki Memorial Fund honours outstanding filmmakers every year as part of the Munich Film Festival. From award-winning to award-winning, from cultural to cultural, the award goes from year to year to an imaginary bridge around the world, as a reminder of peace and freedom and the dignity of each individual.

              http://bernhardwickigedaechtnisfonds.de/friedenspreis/

              #AkiKaurismäki #DieAndereSeiteDerHoffnung

              NOCTURAMA release in Germany on 18 May 17

              09.05.2017
              NOCTURAMA release in Germany on 18 May 17

              Next week, on 18. May 2017, NOCTURAMA by Bertrand Bonello starts in German cinemas.

              NOCTURAMA is a contemporary radical portrait of French youth ridden by angst and anger, something recalls with the current Nuit Debout (Up All Night) protest movement in Paris.

              A Film that makes an intriguingly cinematic case for showing over telling.

               

              Visit our exclusive cinema previews and Q&A with the filmmaker Bertrand Bonello:

              Wed, 10. May 17 – 20:00H – Cinema Paris, Berlin
              Thu, 11. May 17 – 20:00H – Off Broadway, Köln

              Tickets are available at the venues

              For trailer, dates and cinemas:
              Kinofinder NOCTURAMA

              2 Lolas for PAULA

              28.04.2017
              2 Lolas for PAULA

              Congratulations to Tim Pannen for the Lola German Filmaward - Best Production Design and Frauke Firl for the Lola German Filmaward - Best Costume design for their work on PAULA. Also our best wishes to the German Filmaward Nominees Frank Lamm (Cinematography) and Astrid Weber, Hannah Fischleder (Make-up & Hairstyling)!

              It is a big pleasure to work with you!

              Still in Cinemas: Kinofinder_PAULA

              #Lola17 #PaulaDerFilm #MeinLebenSollEinFestSein

              PAULA and MARIJA in New York City

              31.03.2017
              PAULA and MARIJA in New York City

              KINO!2017 Festival New York City kicks off with the US premiere of PAULA on March 31, followed next day with the conversation “Let‘s Talk About Paula“ at Deutsches Haus at NYU, focusing on the heartfelt portrayal of the painter Paula Modersohn-Becker.

              MARIJA, this weekend awarded with the Amnesty International Febiofest Award in Prague, will be shown at Sunshine Cinema in Manhattan Lower East Side on April 3rd and 4th.

              Screening schedules, tickets and more: www.kinofestivalnyc.com

              New Aki Kaurismäki film opens in Germany

              30.03.2017
              New Aki Kaurismäki film opens in Germany

              ON THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE by Aki Kaurismäki gets today released in German cinemas. The winner of Best Director – Silver Bear at Berlinale 2017 is “the right movie at the right time”!

              Don’t miss!! Find your nearby cinema here KINOFINDER

              In selected cinemas screenings are available on 35mm print.

              www.die-andere-seite-der-hoffnung.de

               

              #AkiKaurismäki #DieAndereSeiteDerHoffnung #Kinostart #PandoraFilmVerleih

               

              ❤ ❤ ❤

              18.03.2017
              ❤ ❤ ❤

              Oh it's time time time, and it's time time time
              and it's time time time that you love
              and it's time time time
              and it's time time time, and it's time time time
              and it's time time time that you love
              and it's time time time

              Tom Waits/ Time

              4 German Film Award nominations for PAULA

              16.03.2017
              4 German Film Award nominations for PAULA

              PAULA made it to the German Filmaward LOLA and received 4 nominations:

              Cinematography   Frank Lamm

              Costume Design Frauke Firl

              Makeup & Hairstyling Astrid Weber, Hannah Fischleder

              Production Design — Tim Pannen

              We are very excited and congratulate dearly Astrid, Frank, Frauke, Hannah and Tim and the entire extraordinary team!!

              The artistic crew of art, costume and make-up together with cinematography worked so well in a team that makes PAULA a truly cinema experience.

              A big thanks to director Christian Schwochow and writers Stefan Kolditz and Stephan Suschke and our amazing cast Carla Juri, Albrecht Schuch, Roxane Duran, Joel Basman, to name a few!

               

              #Lola17 #PAULAgoesLOLA #MeinLebenSollEinFestSein

              300.000 PAULA admissions

              07.03.2017
              300.000 PAULA admissions

              300,000 visitors have already seen PAULA in cinemas in Germany!

              We are very happy and thank you for your enthusiasm for this wonderful woman and her story.

              You did not make it to the cinema yet? You can find the current dates here:

              Kinofinder_PAULA

              #PaulaDerFilm #MeinLebenSollEinFestSein

              #CarlaJuri #ChristianSchwochow #AlbrechtSchuch #JoelBasman #RoxaneDuran

              MARIJA cinema release Germany

              03.03.2017
              MARIJA cinema release Germany

              MARIJA out now in selected German cinemas with the film release starting next week on 09. March 2017.

              Visit us on our cinema preview tour through Germany!

              4.3. - Oberhausen, Lichtburg: Preview, Frauenfilmtage Visuell, mit Produzentin Claudia Steffen
              7.3. - Düsseldorf, Bambi: Preview mit Michael Koch
              8.3. - Köln, Off Broadway: Preview mit Michael Koch
              9.3. - Berlin, Hackesche Höfe: Filmgespräch mit Michael Koch und Margarita Breitkreiz
              10.3. - Berlin, Sputnik: Filmgespräch mit Michael Koch
              11.3. - Berlin, fsk: Filmgespräch mit Michael Koch
              13.3. - München, Werkstatt Kino: Filmgespräch mit Michael Koch

              #MARIJAimKino   @Marija.der.film

               

              PAULA out now in France

              01.03.2017
              PAULA out now in France

              PAULA goes out today to the cinemas in France!

              Find all the programmed screens on our interactive map: http://bit.ly/2lSSA29
              A co-distribution of PYRAMIDE distribution and HAPPINESS distribution

              PAULAleFilm      #PAULAgoesFrance #Happiness #Pyramide

              Silver Bear/ Best Director for Aki Kaurismäki

              18.02.2017
              Silver Bear/ Best Director for Aki Kaurismäki

              We are madly happy for Aki Kaurismäki winning the Silver Bear-Best Director for ON THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE!
              Big Congratulations and Salutations!!!

              Soon in cinemas in Germany, starting 30. March 2017.

              #AkiKaurismäki #DieAndereSeiteDerHoffnung #Berlinale2017

               

               

              MARIJA wins twice again

              18.02.2017
              MARIJA wins twice again

              Not only Berlinale… Also Festival International du Film d'Amour de Mons awarded today Coup De Coeur du Jury to director Michael Koch and Best Actress/ Prix d'Interprétation Féminine for lead actress Margarita Breitkreiz. Congratulations!!!

              Don’t miss our next NRW premiere with Michael, Margarita and Sahin in Dortmund, the shooting location of the film:
              Wed, 22. February 2017 – 20:00h at Roxy Kino Dortmund
              Tickets are available online at the venue: www.roxydortmund.de
              Thu, 23. February 2017 – 19:00h at SweetSixteen Dortmund
              Film & Talk in cooperation with Bodo e.V. / Project KODIAQ in Dortmund. www.bodoev.de

              MARIJA is released in cinemas in Germany from 09. March 2017 and in Switzerland next week, 23. February 2017!

              @Marija.der.film

              Second Baumi Award goes to the Polish filmmaker Kuba Czekaj

              14.02.2017
              Second Baumi Award goes to the Polish filmmaker Kuba Czekaj

              The Baumi Script Development Award, endowed with 20,000 Euros, was presented for the second time on the fringes of  the Berlinale. This year, the grant in memory of the producer Karl ¨Baumi¨ Baumgartner goes to the Polish writer and director Kuba Czekaj for his treatment ¨SORRY POLAND¨.

              ¨ I like the style, he seems to be a clever guy,¨ says guest juror Aki Kaurismäki. ¨Poland is a film nation where Baumi began supporting young talents very early on and worked closely with many film artists. Kuba Czekaj and his story idea, which has a nicely subtle and fine political touch, would be exactly to his liking.¨

              Visit www.baumi-award.com for the full jury statement/ about the treatment/ about the prize-winner: pressrelease

              The founders would like to thank: Friederike Zeit for the design and making of the prize sculpture, Katja Clos for the graphics and award logo and Fritz Erler for the programming of the Website.

              Photo by Kurt Krieger/Film- und Medienstiftung NRW

              #BaumiAward #KubaCzekaj #AkiKaurismäki

               

              Pandora screenings @Berlinale 2017

              09.02.2017
              Pandora screenings @Berlinale 2017

              THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE dir. Aki Kaurismäki/ Berlinale Competition
              Tue, 14. Feb, 09:00h, Berlinale Palast (press screening only)
              Tue, 14. Feb, 16:00h, Berlinale Palast, INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE in presence of Cast & Crew
              Wed, 15. Feb, 09:30h, Friedrichstadtpalast
              Wed, 15. Feb, 22:30h, International
              Thu, 16. Feb, 12:30h, Zoo Palast 1
              Sun, 19. Feb, 16:45h, Berlinale Palast
              Berlinale Goes Kiez:
              Wed, 15. Feb, 18:30h, Thalia Programmkino Potsdam
              AG Kino-Gilde Screening:
              Fr, 17. Feb, 10:30h, Hackesche Höfe Kino 1

              MARIJA dir. Michael Koch/ LOLA at Berlinale
              Fr, 10. Feb, 14:00h, Zoo Palast 2, director Michael Koch will attend for Q&A

              PAULA dir. Christian Schwochow/ LOLA at Berlinale
              Mon, 13. Feb, 16:15h, Zoo Palast 2
              Mon, 13. Feb, 18:00h, CinemaxX 19 (EFM, market badge only)

              NOCTURAMA dir. Bertraud Bonello / AG Kino-Gilde Screening
              Thu, 16. Feb, 16:30h, Hackesche Höfe Kino 3

              information about tickets, accreditation and more:
              www.berlinale.de             www.agkino.de

              New AKI KAURISMÄKI film in Competition Berlinale 2017

              08.02.2017
              New AKI KAURISMÄKI film in Competition Berlinale 2017

              THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE by Aki Kaurismäki will have its festival premiere in Competition at the upcoming Berlin International Film Festival.

              MARIJA latest Awards and Nominations

              29.01.2017
              MARIJA latest Awards and Nominations

              This week MARIJA was nominated for the Swiss Film Award (Schweizer Filmpreis) in the category Best Feature Film. We congratulate and thank dearly our Swiss producing partner Christof Neracher from Hugofilm!

              MARIJA took also this week the acting awards for the female and male lead at the renowned Premier Plans Festival in Angers, France: Prix D'interpretation Feminine for Margarita Breitkreiz and the Prix D'interpretation Masculine for Georg Friedrich. Respect and congratulations!

              In addition this week MARIJA also participated in Competition at Max-Ophüls Festival, at the Solothurner Filmtage and at Göteborg Filmfestival.

              The German cinema premiere tour starts tomorrow:

              Mon, 30. January 2017 - 20:30h at Volksbühne Berlin – Grosses Haus
              In presence of Margarita Breitkreiz, Georg Friedrich, Sahin Eryilmaz and director Michael Koch.
              Tickets are available online or at the venue:  MARIJA @ Volksbühne Berlin

              #MARIJA.der.film    #prixcinemaCH17    #PremiersPlans     #Volksbuehne

               

              Bayerischer Filmpreis/ Best Cinematography for PAULA

              21.01.2017
              Bayerischer Filmpreis/ Best Cinematography for PAULA

              We congratulate heartfelt Frank Lamm on the Bavarian film prize for the best cinematography!

              Jury Member Gernot Roll praises Frank’s work in the highest tones and finds his photography "one of the best camera work that has long been seen in the German cinema".

              #PaulaDerFilm #BayerischerFilmpreis
               

              WE ARE MOVING #NewAddress

              12.01.2017
              WE ARE MOVING #NewAddress

              Next Monday, 16. January 2017 we are moving to our new office:

              Antwerpener Straße 6-12, 50672 Köln (U-Bahn: Friesenplatz)

              Telephone, Email and Internet contacts remain the same, but might be partially offline during the next two weeks!

              __________________________________

              Am nächsten Montag, den 16. Januar 2017 ziehen wir in unser neues Büro:
              Antwerpener Straße 6-12, 50672 Köln (U-Bahn: Friesenplatz)
              Unsere Telefon-, Email- und Internetkontakte bleiben gleich, aber wir werden leider die nächsten zwei Wochen zeitweise nicht via Email und Internet erreichbar sein!

              MARIJA & PAULA selected for German Film Award – screenings Lola@Berlinale

              06.01.2017
              MARIJA & PAULA selected for German Film Award – screenings Lola@Berlinale

              Strong independent women in contemporary and historic context convinced the jury: MARIJA directed by Michael Koch with Margarita Breitkreiz & PAULA directed by Christian Schwochow with Carla Juri are on the shortlist selected for the German Filmaward Lola 2017 and will be screened at LOLA@BERLINALE.

              Both films are eligible in all categories for nominations - all academy members can now vote in their specific section for the nominations until 15 March 2017.

              #Lola17PaulaMarija #pleased #happy #delighted

              PAULA out now

              15.12.2016
              PAULA out now

              Are you ready for PAULA? Today it's getting started - in 92 cinemas - all over Germany

              Check out your local cinema:

              http://kinofinder.kino-zeit.de/programmsuche/paula-2016

              #PaulaDerFilm #meinlebensolleinfestsein

              #PaulaModersohnBecker

              MARIJA in Competition Max-Ophüls-Preis

              14.12.2016
              MARIJA in Competition Max-Ophüls-Preis

              MARIJA, currently celebrating international festival success, will be performing its German premiere in the competition for the Max-Ophüls-Prize in January 2017.

              www.max-ophuels-preis.de

              Stay updated and follow current international festival screening on Michael’s webside:

                                                                                                                  www.michaelkoch.net

              #MARIJAderfilm #09Maerz2017imKino

               

              PAULA cinema premiere in Germany

              29.11.2016
              PAULA cinema premiere in Germany

              Last night PAULA premiere tour kicked off at Lichtburg Essen with many cast and crew attenting. Thanks for the great evening.

              Visit us at our next gala screenings, tickets available at the venue:
              02. December 2016 - 19:00h — Bremen Schauburg with reception at Kunsthalle Bremen/ www.bremerfilmkunsttheater.de
              08. December 2016 - 20:00h — Dresden Programmkino Ost/ www.programmkino-ost.de
              15. Dezember 2016 – nation wide release

              www.paula-film.de

              Basler Filmpreis for Michael Koch’s MARIJA

              22.11.2016
              Basler Filmpreis for Michael Koch’s MARIJA

              The Basel Film and Media Art Awards 2016 were presented at the Gare du Nord in Basel on 21 November 2016. The jury decided to award the film MARIJA by Michael Koch with the Basler Filmpreis. Only independent cinema productions are permitted for the competition for the Basler Filmpreis, endowed with 20,000 francs. The film is Michael Koch's first long feature film and a German-swiss co-production of Pandora Film Produktion with Little Shark and Hugofilm.

              Cinema release in Switzerland: 02. February 2017 – www.frenetic.ch
              Cinema release in Germany: 09. March 2017 – www.realfictionfilme.de

              Dearly congratualtions to Michael!

              PAULA at 50th Hofer Filmtage

              26.10.2016
              PAULA at 50th Hofer Filmtage

              PAULA will premiere in Germany as part of the new German feature films program at the 50th Hof International Film Festival.

              “The Hof International Film Festival will celebrate its 50th anniversary without its festival director Heinz Badewitz, who passed away unexpectedly this year in March. Fifty years of the Hof International Film Festival, that’s not only 50 years of film history, but also 50 years of the love of film, commitment, a close bond with the industry, vitality in the search for new talent, support and care for up-and-coming German filmmakers. Fifty years of the Hof International Film Festival is, above all, the lifetime achievement of Heinz Badewitz.”

              www.hofer-filmtage.com

              Sat. 29. Oct | 19:45 | Scala  - in presence  of cast & crew
              Fri. 28. Oct | 11:15 | City & Sun. 30. Oct.| 13:45 | Cinema
               

              Filmpreis Köln for CLAIRE DENIS with retrospective and workshop talk

              07.10.2016
              Filmpreis Köln for CLAIRE DENIS with retrospective and workshop talk

              This year the Filmpreis Köln goes to filmmaker Claire Denis. The Filmpreis Köln celebrates film personalities, who have made an outstanding contribution to the development of the film and media language. The Award, endowed with € 25,000, has been awarded since 2007 and is donated by the Film- and Medienstiftung NRW and the City of Köln.

              To honor the director and her work the Film Festival Cologne dedicates a retrospective to Claire Denis from Sat until Thu at Filmpalette Köln:

              Sat, 8. Oct – 21:00h - CHOCOLAT
              Sun, 9. Oct – 21:00h - LES SALAUDS*
              Mon, 19. Oct – 21:00h - BEAU TRAVAIL
              Tue, 11. Oct – 21:00h - 35 RHUMS*
              Wed, 12. Oct – 20:00h - NENETTE ET BONI - in presence of Claire Denis
              Thu, 13. Oct – 20:00h - WHITE MATERIAL - in presence of Claire Denis 

              Tickets at the venue or online:
              http://filmfestival.cologne/en/festivalreihen-2016/retrospektive/

              Fr, 14. Oct. - 17:00 h - Gürzenich
              Workshop Discussion with Claire Denis moderated by Daniel Kothenschulte

              Tickets required, free entry:
              http://filmfestival.cologne/lectures/werkstattgespraeche/

              Dear Claire, congratulations and a big Hug!

              *coproduced by Pandora Film

              NOCTURAMA opens Film Festival Cologne

              06.10.2016
              NOCTURAMA opens Film Festival Cologne

              NOCTURAMA is the opening film as German premiere of the relaunched Film Festival Cologne.
              Don’t miss the public screening followed by a film conversation with director Bertrand Bonello and journalist Sven von Reden.

              Sat, 08. Okt. 16 - 20:00 h
              Residenz - Astor Film Lounge Köln
              Tickets available at the venue or online:
              http://filmfestival.cologne/festivalreihen-2016/kino/nocturama/

               

              PAULA opens CineAllemand in Paris

              04.10.2016
              PAULA opens CineAllemand in Paris

              Get ready! PAULA will open the Festival Cine Allemand on 5th October in Paris with lead actress Carla Juri and director Christian Schwochow attending. The film about painter Paula Modersohn-Becker is a bright and colourful portrait of the "Camille Claudel across the Rhine." This year she was re-discovered in France with a well-received major exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art.

              www.festivalcineallemand.com/Paula/

              PAULA will be released theatrically in France by Happiness Distribution on 1st February 2017!

              www.happinessdistribution.com

              MARIJA Asian premiere in Busan

              29.09.2016
              MARIJA Asian premiere in Busan

              Busan International Filmfestival, one of the most significant festivals in Asia, invited MARIJA by Michael Koch for the Asian premiere. The film will be presented in the Flash Forward Section, set to discover yet-surfaced cineastes and create buzz among the young film generation. This section is an eclectic collection of films by up-and-coming filmmakers from non-Asian countries.

              www.biff.kr

              BAUMI AWARD goes into 2nd round with AKI KAURISMÄKI as guest juror

              16.09.2016
              BAUMI AWARD goes into 2nd round with AKI KAURISMÄKI as guest juror

              Pandora Film, Baumgartner Family and Film- Medienstiftung NRW are launching the second call for entries of the 2nd BAUMI SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT AWARD, which is endowed with 20.000,- Euros in prize money.  German and international screenwriters can apply from today with their feature film treatment (in English or English translation) online only under www.baumi-award.com until 15. October 2016.

              We are very happy to have Aki Kaurismäki joins the jury this year as guest juror. 30 years ago his collaboration with Pandora Film began with “Shadows in Paradise”, and a deep friendship with Baumi developed.

              full press release:
              http://www.baumi-award.com//files/press_information_2nd_edition_en.pdf

              Visit for guidelines and the online application form:
              www.baumi-award.com

              NOCTURAMA in San Sebastian  & London

              07.09.2016
              NOCTURAMA in San Sebastian & London

              Our coproduction NOCTURAMA by Bertrand Bonello will participate in the Competition of the 64. San Sebastian Film Festival as the European Festival premiere. The film will be competing for the Golden Shell.

              www.sansebatianfestival.com

              That’s followed in October by the gala presentation at the 60. BFI London Film Festival. This year the festival is organised into programme strands: “Debate representing films that amplify, scrutinize, argue and surprise, Debate thrives on conversation, which is never more engaging than when the world outside the cinema is reflected back at us. This year’s Debate Gala is Bertrand Bonello’s cool, stylized thriller NOCTURAMA, an audacious film that tackles the subjects of terrorism, violence, consumerism and the decay of European idealism head-on.”

              www.bfi.org

              MARIJA and NOCTURAMA in Toronto

              31.08.2016
              MARIJA and NOCTURAMA in Toronto

              After Locarno competition selection MARIJA by Michael Koch will have it’s North American premiere at TIFF Discovery, the section for “Directors to watch. The future of world cinema.“ Michael Koch will present the film in person to the festival audience in Toronto! International sales is managed by Luxbox Films.

              Screening dates and tickets: www.tiff.net/films/marija/

              Bertrand Bonello’s drama NOCTURAMA will open the Platform competition, the international directors showcase at the 41st Toronto International Film Festival. The film is eligible for the Toronto Platform Prize selected by the three-person international jury composed of legendary directors Brian De Palma and Mahamat-Saleh Haroun and acclaimed actor Zhang Ziyi.

              The Platform section was introduced last year at TIFF, and was created to “champion directors’ cinema from around the world,” according to the festival release. “The lineup this year aims to shine the spotlight on fearless, artistic films that will inspire a global dialogue around issues that affect us all.”

              NOCTURAMA is produced by Rectangle Production, My New Picture with Pandora Film Produktion and Scope Pictures. The French-German-Belgian co-production is backed in Germany by WDR/Arte (Andrea Hanke), Film- und Medienstiftung NRW and FFA-Minitreaty. Wild Bunch is handling International sales and theatrical distribution.

              Screening dates and tickets: www.tiff.net/films/nocturama/

              MARIJA awarded in Locarno

              31.08.2016
              MARIJA awarded in Locarno

              Michael Koch’s debut MARIJA was well received at the premiere at 69. Locarno International Film Festival and awarded by independent juries with the “Environment is quality of life“ Prize and a Special Mention by the Ecumencial Prize Jury. Congratulations!
               

              PAULA world premiere in Locarno – Piazza Grande

              01.08.2016
              PAULA world premiere in Locarno – Piazza Grande

              PAULA will also premiere in Locarno at the prestigious section Piazza Grande as an outdoor premiere in front of up to 8000 viewers.

              In PAULA, director Christian Schwochow explores the fascinating life of a highly talented artist and radically modern woman living at the beginning of the 20th century. A woman, who will go down in art history as Paula Modersohn-Becker. Full of sensuality, with gentle humor and playful levity, PAULA also tells the story of a mighty, passionate love. Today – a century later – the conflicts which threaten to tear the lovers apart are more relevant than ever. Carla Juri (Wetlands) plays Paula Modersohn-Becker, Albrecht Abraham Schuch (Measuring the World, NSU: German History X) plays her husband, Otto Modersohn, Roxane Duran (The White Ribbon) plays her best friend Clara Rilke- Westhoff and Joel Basman (As We Were Dreaming) plays poet Rainer Maria Rilke. The screenplay was written by Stefan Kolditz and Stephan Suschke.

              The film is a Pandora Film Produktion/ Grown up Films production in co-production with French Alcatraz Films and WDR, Degeto, Radio Bremen and Arte. The film is supported in Germany by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, DFFF, FFA, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Nordmedia and BKM.

              International Sales is handled by The Match Factory.

              Public premiere in Locarno will be celebrated on Sun, 07. August at 21:30 @PIAZZA GRANDE, please visit festival side for further screening schedule and tickets: → www.pardo.ch

              German release starts on 15. December 2016follow us on facebook https://www.facebook.com/pauladerfilm and www.paula-film.de

              MARIJA world premiere in Locarno – International Competition

              01.08.2016
              MARIJA world premiere in Locarno – International Competition

              MARIJA by Michael Koch will have its world premiere in International Competition in Locarno and is a contender for the Golden Leopard this year. Michael Koch’s feature film debut is the portrait of a young Ukrainian woman who lives on the periphery of Germany’s production- and consumer-oriented society, but does not accept the ascribed role of the victim. Demanding, determined and uncompromising, she fights to live a freer, self-determined life.

              Russian-born, Germany-based actress Margarita Breitkreiz plays the titular role. Pandora Film Produktion lead-produced the film with Swiss Hugofilm and Germany’s Little Shark Entertainment on board as co-producers. The film was  co-produced in Germany with WDR and ARTE, supported in Germany by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, DFFF, BKM and FFA.

              Paris-based Luxbox has picked up world sales rights and will represent the film as internatinal sales agent.

              Already cinema distribution is handled in Germany through Real Fiction Verleih and in Switzerland by Frenetic Films with a cinema start in Februar 2017.

              Public premiere in Locarno will be celebrated on Mon, 08. August at 16:30 @FEVI 1, please visit festival side for further screening schedule and tickets: www.pardo.ch

              For more information and press material go to:  www.marija.pandorafilm.com

              Congratulation to 25 years Filmstiftung NRW

              16.06.2016
              Congratulation to 25 years Filmstiftung NRW

              We would like to thank cordially Petra Müller and the entire team of Film- und Medienstiftung NRW for the continuous and constructive collaboration. We look very much forward to many new joint films and challenges!

              SKY - Diane Kruger embarks on a life-changing road trip... # in cinemas #09 June 16

              30.05.2016
              SKY - Diane Kruger embarks on a life-changing road trip... # in cinemas #09 June 16

              The film marks the third collaboration of French filmmaker Fabienne Berthaud (”Barfuss auf Nacktschnecken“) and German lead actress Diane Kruger. The French-German co-production of Le Bureau Films with Pandora Film Produktion also has Norman Reedus, Lena Dunham, Gilles Lellouche and Q’orianka Kilcher to star in the film. Film- und Medienstiftung NRW supported the project for production and distribution. After the successful premiere last Friday at Zoo Palast Berlin Alamode Film will release the film on 09 June in German cinemas.

              SKY is a stirring emotional odyssey about what it means to start your life over again.

              www.sky-derhimmelinmir.de

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              18.03.2016
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              Egyptian filmmaker OMAR EL ZOHAIRY to receive the first Baumi Script Development Award

              17.02.2016
              Egyptian filmmaker OMAR EL ZOHAIRY to receive the first Baumi Script Development Award

              The jury has made its decision from over 80 international submissions: the 27-year-old Egyptian Omar El Zohairy will receive the first € 20,000 Baumi Script Development Award for his project ¨FEATHERS OF A FATHER¨.

              This year, the jury included the filmmaker Fatih Akin, who was also a close friend of Karl Baumgartner, in addition to the founders Martina Baumgartner (for the Baumgartner family), Reinhard Brundig (for Pandora Film) and Petra Müller (for Film- und Medienstiftung NRW). 

              Yesterday Omar El Zohairy recieved the Award from guest jurymember Fatih Akin during the NRW Berlinale press lunch hosted by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW.

              Visit our www.baumi-award.com Website for the full jury statement/ about the treatment/ about the prize-winner:
              http://www.baumi-award.com//files/first_baumi_script_development_award_winner.pdf

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              The founders would liket o extend special thanks go to Friederike Zeit for the design and making of the prize sculpture, Katja Clos for the graphics including the logo, and Fritz Erler for the programming of the Website.

              photo by Kurt Krieger/Film-undMedienstiftung NRW

              LES SAISONS-Unsere Wildnis release in Germany on 10 March 2016

              10.02.2016
              LES SAISONS-Unsere Wildnis release in Germany on 10 March 2016

              The new epic film documentary by Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud (WINGED MIGRATION) will have its cinema start on 10 March 2016 in Germany. Well known actor Sebastian Koch recorded the narration in German language especially for the release.

              The French-German co-production filmed more than 70 animal species, gather up to 700 technicians and turned nearly two years in 75 different locations.

              After traveling the globe on the wings with migratory birds and surfed in all company oceans whales and manta rays, Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud return for this sequel on more familiar land. They take us on a wonderful journey through time to rediscover these European territories we share with wild animals since the last ice age.

              Take a look at the German or French film site for more images:

              www.unsere-wildnis.de

              www.lessaisons-lefilm.com

               

              BAUMI AWARD application phase starts today, with FATIH AKIN as guest juror

              15.09.2015
              BAUMI AWARD application phase starts today, with FATIH AKIN as guest juror

              From today screenwriters can apply with their feature film treatment (in English or English translation) for the BAUMI SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT AWARD, which includes a prize money of 20.000 Euro. Applications are possible ONLINE only on www.baumi-award.com The deadline is extended until 15. NOVEMBER 2015!!!

              We are very happy to have this year international acclaimed director, writer, producer FATIH AKIN as guest juror in the jury besides the three benefactors Baumgartner family, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW and Pandora Film.

              The first treatment will be awarded during the 2016 Berlinale.

              Visit for guidelines and the online application form:
              www.baumi-award.com

               

              SKY premieres in new Toronto competition

              14.08.2015
              SKY premieres in new Toronto competition

              SKY by Fabienne Berthaud will receive its world premiere in Platform, the Toronto International Film Festival’s new juried programme Platform, with 12 films in competition.

              An international jury assembled of acclaimed filmmakers Claire Denis, Jia Zhang-ke, and Agnieszka Holland will award the Toronto Platform Prize. The TIFF announces in its 40th year the new programme as for: “…the next generation of masters whose personal vision will captivate audiences, industry members and media from around the world.”

              Diane Kruger plays the lead role alongside Norman Reedus, Lena Dunham, Gilles Lellouche and Q’orianka Kilcher. SKY is a co-production of Le Bureau Films (France) with Pandora Film Produktion. In Germany the project is supported by Film-und Medienstiftung NRW. Alamode will release the film in German cinemas, with international sales being handled by The Bureau Sales.

              Screening dates and tickets: www.tiff.net/festivals/festival15/platform/sky

              21.04.2015
              LUNA PAPA director Bakhtiar Khudojnazarov passed away

              Tajik-born director Bakhtiar Khudojnazarov has died today in Berlin. He was only 49 years old.

              In 1991 Pandora Film producer Karl “Baumi” Baumgartner and Bakthiar meet at Mannheim-Heidelberg Festival during the premiere of his first film BRATAN. This leads Baumi to support his next film KOSH BA KOSH, which won the Silver Lion for Best Director at Venice Film Festival 1993.

              Then LUNA PAPA, Bakhtiar Khudojnazarov’s first international co-production produced by Karl Baumgartner and with Chulpan Khamatova and German acting star Moritz Bleibtreu in the leading roles followed. The film shooting in Tajikistan took more than five years in making but was successfully finished against all odds. The film premiere in Venice Competition in 1999 was succeed by many international festival participations e.g. Toronto, Tokyo, Sundance and winning prizes including the Best director award in Tokyo, Russia’s national Nika Awards. LUNA PAPA was also the first official Oscar entry of Tajikistan.

              This collaboration made Bakthiar Khudoinazarov’s name known within the international arthouse community and was then continued with the development of the projects SHIK (The Suit) in 2003 and Bakthiar’s last feature film WAITING FOR THE SEA (also known as Living Fish) premiered in 2012.

              The world cinema lost an important voice today.

              10.02.2015
              BAUMI SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT AWARD

              As a tribute to Baumi’s work, and in order to support his vision of free, independent script development of outstanding, international, cinematic stories, Martina and Sandra Baumgartner, his co-founded Pandora Film and the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW establish the Baumi Script Development Award, which includes a prize money of 20,000 Euros.

              The guidelines and application deadlines for the first Baumi Script Development Award will be announced in July, 2015. The first treatment will be awarded during the 2016 Berlinale.

              Visit for full press release: WWW.BAUMI-AWARD.COM

              THE CUT & VERGISS MEIN ICH selected for German Film Award – screenings Lola@Berlinale

              12.01.2015
              THE CUT & VERGISS MEIN ICH selected for German Film Award – screenings Lola@Berlinale

              VERGISS MEIN ICH by Jan Schomburg & THE CUT by Fatih Akin are on the shortlist selected for the German Filmaward Lola 2015 and will be screened at LOLA@BERLINALE

              Both films are eligible in all categories for nominations - all academy members can now vote in their specific section for the nominations this year much longer until 6th May 2015

              !!!!Congratulations!!!!

              18.12.2014
              worth the weight 1001 GRAMS opens in Germany

              18. December 2014 is the cinema release date in Germany for Bent Hamer’s new movie 1001 GRAMS (1001 GRAMM), a humanistic tragic-comedy and one of the most moving portrayals of female solitude in films. The Norwegian Oscar Entry already travelled to festivals world wide, such as in competition in Toronto, Tokyo, London, Rio, Chicago, Palm Springs etc. and opened as German Festival Premiere the Nordische Filmtage in Lübeck, where the film won the Interfilm Award.

              for more international information and to download the English pressbook go to our English website: WWW.1001-GRAMS.PANDORAFILM.COM

              German film website: WWW.1001-GRAMM.PANDORAFILM.DE

              22.11.2014
              New Aki Kaurismäki DVD Collection

              The new exclusive Aki Kaurismäki DVD Collection Box is this year “must” X-MAS present for every film lover or to present yourself: All ten feature films, four additional music shortfilms and a concert documentary by the Finnish cinema legend are put together on 10 DVDs. The images had been newly mastered under the supervision of Aki Kaurismäki and guarantee a perfect picture quality. Now available analog on DVD in all well-equipped offline and online shops.

              WWW.AKI-KAURISMAEKI.DE

              30.10.2014
              German cinema PIONEER

              Today our Norwegian co-production PIONEER by Erik Skjoldbjaerg (Insomnia) will start to play finally in German cinemas. Set in early ‘80S, the story recounts the true-life tale of the Norwegian divers - PIONEERs - who risked their lives to lay a pipeline on the ocean floor when oil and gas were discovered in the North Sea. The film is a tense thriller with mesmerizing underwater diving mise-en-scene and a stirring music score by pop-duo AIR.

              supported in Germany by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein & in assocciation with ZDF/Arte

              www.farbfilm-verleih.de/filme/pioneer.html

              16.10.2014
              THE CUT in cinemas now

              Fatih Akin’s THE CUT - probably the most awaited and relevant film of the year is today released nationwide in German cinemas! Watch this weekend THE CUT in cinema and form your own opinion about the third and final part of Fatih Akins’s "Love, Death and The Devil" trilogy.

              Dear Baumi : always - here and now– present – courageous

              www.liebetodteufel.de

              11.09.2014
              1001 GRAMS is the Norwegian Oscar entry

              Bent Hamer’s new feature 1001 GRAMS enters the race for the Oscar nomination as Best Foreign-Language Feature. This is Bent Hamer’s third submission for the Oscars – after KITCHEN STORIES (2003) and O’HORTEN (2007).

              German cinema release in December 2014 www.pandorafilm.de/filme/1001-gramm.html

              05.09.2014
              San Sebastian FF: DOS DISPAROS, VOICE OVER and in retrospective 33 SCENES FROM LIFE

              Also in this years San Sebastian Film Festival Pandora co-productions are widely present: Chilenian film VOICE OVER by will be shown In Competition, Argentinian DOS DISPAROS by Martin Rejtman in the section Horizontes Latinos. Polish director Malgoska Szumowska’s 33 SCENES FROM LIFE is included in the retrospective “Eastern Promises. Autobiography of Eastern Europe“, a look at movies produced since 2000 in the countries that lived under Soviet influence post-World War II.

              20.08.2014
              1001 GRAMS, 2 SHOTS, 3 HEARTS, VOICE OVER in Toronto

              Beside the world premiere of Bent Hamer’s 1001 GRAMS at “Masters” section, Toronto International Film Festival will also screen as North-America premiere 3 COEURS by Benoît Jacquot in the section “Special Presentation” and DOS DISPAROS by Martin Rejtman in the “Contemporary World Cinema” section. In the same section the Chilean film VOICE OVER by Cristián Jiménez, supported during development by MEDIA, will also have its world premiere.

              screening dates and tickets www.tiff.net/festivals/thefestival/programmes

              29.07.2014
              1001 GRAMS world premiere in Toronto

              Last number but not least 1001 GRAMS the new charismatic film from Norwegian foremost filmmaker Bent Hamer will have its world premiere at Toronto International Filmfestival in the section “Masters”, as the festival describes: “The latest from the world’s most influential art-house filmmakers”. The Norwegian-German-French co-production is produced in Germany with ZDF/Arte (Meinolf Zurhorst), Film- und Medienstiftung NRW and DFFF. Shooting and Postproduction took place in all three countries. Pandora Film Verleih will release 1001 GRAMS later this year in Germany

              tickets and more WWW.TIFF.NET/FESTIVALS/THEFESTIVAL

              25.07.2014
              THE CUT, 3 COEURS and El 5 DE TALLERES in Venice

              Delighted we present this year in Venice Competition THE CUT by Fatih Akin and 3 COEURS (3 Hearts) by Benoît Jacquot. Both films are international co-productions directed by two sincerely cinema masters.

              THE CUT is sadly the last film Baumi could co-produce and support the writer, director, producer Fatih Akin from early development. The highly anticipated film will be released in Germany after the Venice world premiere by Pandora Film Verleih on 16. October 2014!!! WWW.PANDORAFILM.DE AND check out the German facebook film page

              The new film of French filmmaker Benoît Jacquot stars Benoît Poelvoorde, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Chiara Mastroianni and Catherine Deneuve in a gripping melodrama. The French-German-Belgian co-production 3 COEURS is supported in Germany by WDR / ARTE (Lucia Keuter, Gebhard Henke), Film- und Medienstiftung NRW and FFA Mini-Treaty.

              Venice Days selected Adrían Biniez’s El 5 DE TALLERES (El Cinco, Die Nr. 5) as the closing film of this independent festival section. The Uruguayan filmmaker won in Berlin the Silver Bear with his Debut GIGANTE, also already co-produced by Pandora Film. In Germany supported by ZDF/ ARTE (Holger Stern), Neue Visionen Filmverleih, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Media Development and the World Sales is handled by Film Boutique

              Screening dates soon here: WWW.LABIENNALE.ORG and WWW.VENICE-DAYS.COM

              21.07.2014
              LAYLA FOURIE @20 years of democracy in South Africa

              LAYLA FOURIE by Pia Marais will be part of the programm “20 years of democracy in South Africa – concerts, films, debates“. Haus der Kulturen der Welt and the South African Embassy celebrate 20th anniversary of the first democratic elections by hosting a critical appraisal of the developments since 1994. Films and discussions examine not only the successes of the transition to democracy but also the challenges the country has to face: the wounds of the past, growing inequality, persistent social intolerance.

              Sat, 30. July – 18:00h - HKW Berlin - in the presence of director Pia Marais

              17.07.2014
              DOS DISPAROS premiers in Locarno Competition

              DOS DISPAROS (2 Gun Shots) by Martin Rejtman is invited for the world premiere to the International Competition at Locarno Filmfestival. The film is a co-production between Argentina and Chile, Netherlands, Germany and supported in Germany by the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW.

              WWW.PARDOLIVE.CH

              The films of Martin Rejtman play an important role in the reinvention of Argentine cinema since the 1990s. He is the only contemporary Argentine film director to maintain a parallel career as a writer, with several celebrated collections of short stories. Pandora Film already co-produced his last feature film LOS GUANTES MÁGICOS (The Magic Gloves) from 2003.

              05.07.2014
              VERGISS MEIN ICH wins Filmkunstpreis 2014

              At the Festival des deutschen Films Jan Schomburg’s VERGISS MEIN ICH was awarded with Filmkunstpreis (film art award). The main prize of the festival is shared between director, producers and distributor. Festival des deutsche Films in Ludwigshafen, running since 10 years with German feature films only, had this year over 78000 admissions in the two festival weeks.

              from the jury „...the film holds through the actors, camera work and music an intensity, which we award with great pleasure...“ WWW.FESTIVAL-DES-DEUTSCHEN-FILMS.DE

              Cinema distributor Real Fiction released the film on 1st May in Germany with a celebrated cinema premiere in Cologne at Schauspiel Köln.

              WWW.REALFICTIONFILME.DE/FILME/VERGISS-MEIN-ICH/INDEX.PHP OR follow VMI news on Facebook

              01.07.2014
              I'm still here

              Tom Waits

              You haven't looked at me that way in years, You dreamed me up and left me here, How long was I dreaming for, What was it you wanted me for, You haven't looked at me that way in years, Your watch has stopped and the pond is clear, Someone turn the lights back off, I'll love you til all time is gone, You haven't looked at me that way in years, But I'm still here

              30.04.2014
              Deutsches Filminstitut dedicates HOMAGE TO KARL BAUMGARTNER

              Deutsches Filminstitut and Filmmuseum in Frankfurt dedicate their May Film Screenings as Homage to Karl Baumgartner. „The film screenings remember Karl Baumgartner as the great film producer and wonderful person.“

              La Vie De Bohème / BOHEEMIELÄMÄÄ Das Leben der Bohème by Aki Kaurismäki – Thu, 01. May 2014-18:00pm & Fri, 02. May 2014-20:30

              DOWN BY LAW by Jim Jarmusch – Thu, 01. May 2014-20:30pm & Fri, 02. May 2014-18:00pm

              BELLA MARTHA by Sandra Nettelbeck Sat, 03. May 2014-20:30 & Fri, 09. May 2014-18:00pm

              ZIR E DARAKHTAN E ZEYTON Quer durch den Olivenhain by Abbas Kiarostami – Sun, 04. May 2014-18:00pm

              UNDERGROUND by Emir Kusturica – Wed, 07. May 2014-20:30pm

              LUNA PAPA by Bakhtiar Khudojnazarov – Thu, 08. May 2014-17:30pm & Fri, 09. May 2014-20:30pm

              BOM TEOREUM GAEUL GYEOWOOL GEURIGO BOM Frühling, Sommer, Herbst, Winter… und Frühling by Kim Ki-duk – Sun, 11. May 2014-18:00pm & Thu, 15. May 2014-18:00pm

              SAMSARA by Pan Nalin – Wed, 14. May 2014 – 20:30pm

              TULPAN by Sergej Dvortsevoj – Wed, 21. May 2014-18:00pm & Thu, 29. May 2014-18:00pm

              O’HORTEN by Bent Hamer – Thu, 22. May 2014-18:00pm

              TEZA Morgentau by Haile Gerima – Sun, 25. May 2014-20:30pm

              POLA X by Leos Carax – Wed, 28. May 2014 – 20:30pm

              HTTP://DEUTSCHES-FILMINSTITUT.DE/BLOG/HOMMAGE-AN-KARL-BAUMGARTNER/ - tickets & reservation available at Kino im Filmmuseum

              18.03.2014
              BAUMI passed away

              Today Karl „Baumi“ Baumgartner left us. We are unspeakable sad and deeply moved. He was our friend, partner and source of inspiration. We say Thank You – The Pandoras Heute hat Karl „Baumi“ Baumgartner uns verlassen. Wir sind sehr traurig, er war unser Freund, Partner und hat uns alle immer positiv inspiriert. Danke – Die Pandoras

              08.02.2014
              honorary award Berlinale Camera for Pandora co-founder KARL “BAUMI“ BAUMGARTNER

              At the 64th Berlin International Film Festival, producer and distributor KARL “BAUMI” BAUMGARTNER will be awarded the Berlinale Camera. Karl Baumgartner is one of Germany’s leading producers and independent distributors. In his capacity as producer, he has brought world cinema to German audiences.

              Every year, by awarding the Berlinale Camera, the Berlinale pays tribute to personalities and institutions that have made a unique contribution to film and to whom the festival feels especially close. This way, the Berlinale expresses its gratitude to those who have become great friends and supporters of the festival.

              The Berlinale Camera will be awarded to Karl Baumgartner at 4.00 pm on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at the CinemaxX 9. It will be followed by the film Boheemielämää (La vie de bohème, 1992) by Aki Kaurismäki who, together with Festival Director Dieter Kosslick, will give a speech in Karl Baumgartner’s honour.

              Full press announcement: www.berlinale.de/en/das_festival/preise_und_juries/08_berlinalekamera/Berlinale_Kamera.html

              DEAREST BAUMI, WE LOVE YOU!

              01.02.2014
              Pandora screenings @Berlinale

              LAYLA FOURIE Lola@Berlinale: Wed, 12. Feb, 14:00h, Zoo Palast 3, Pia Marais will attend for Q&A

              VERGISS MEIN ICH @EFM market: Sun, 09. Feb, 09:00h, Cinemaxx 8 & German OV only: Wed, 12. Feb, 16:00h, Hackesche Höfe Kino 3

              HAUS TUGENDHAT Lola@Berlinale: Fri, 07. Feb, 16:15h, Zoo Palast 2

              TRIBUTE TO KARL BAUMGARTNER – Aki Kaurismäki’s BOHEEMIELÄMÄÄ @Berlinale Camera: Sat 09 Feb, 16:00h, Cinemaxx 9

              31.01.2014
              LAYLA FOURIE selected for German Film Award – screening Lola@Berlinale

              Pia Marais’s LAYLA FOURIE is selected on the shortlist by the Jury for the German Filmaward Lola 2014 and will be screened at Berlinale, this year in the section LOLA@BERLINALE

              Congratulation to our exceptionally international cast & crew!!! The film is eligible in all categories for nominations - all academy members can now vote in their specific section for the nominations until 21st March 2014

              Berlinale screening is scheduled on WEDNESDAY, 12. FEBRUARY, 14:00H, ZOO PALAST 3, Pia Marais will attend for Q&A, - more info: WWW.BERLINALE.DE & WWW.DEUTSCHE-FILMAKADEMIE.DE

              13.01.2014
              VERGISS MEIN ICH world premiere in Tiger Awards Competition R’dam

              Jan Schomburg’s second feature film VERGISS MEIN ICH (intern. title: LOSE MY SELF) celebrate its world premiere in the Tiger Award Competition at the 43. International Film Festival Rotterdam. The renowned competition for the sought-after Tiger Award concentrates on the first and second films by international directors. VERGISS MEIN ICH stars Maria Schrader and Johannes Krisch in the lead roles and was shot entirely in Cologne. The film is a co-production with WDR (Andrea Hanke) and supported by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, BKM, FFA, DFFF, Media Development

              Premiere screening on MO, 27. JANUARY 14 – 20:00 H – Pathé 1 Rotterdam

              check for further screening dates & more WWW.FILMFESTIVALROTTERDAM.COM/EN/

              06.01.2014
              LES SALAUDS-Dreckskerle special screening with Claire Denis in Cologne on 10. Jan. 14

              Only in Cologne on Fr, 10. January 14 renowned filmmaker Claire Denis will introduce here new film LES SALAUDS-Dreckskerle for the German cinema start. Tickets are available directly at the cinema Filmpalette: WWW.FILMPALETTE-KOELN.DE

              23.12.2013
              ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE & LES SALAUDS cinema starts this X-mas in Germany

              Finally ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE by Jim Jarmusch releases in German cinemas from 25. December 13 nation-wide. Don't miss the perfect holiday cinema trip and watch OLLA still this year!!!

              Also from Cannes Festival to Germany comes Claire Denis' new film LES SALAUDS-Dreckskerle in selected cinemas from 25. December 13. Check Out the cinema schedule here http://www.realfictionfilme.de/filme/les-salauds

              08.12.2013
              THE CONGRESS wins European Film Award

              Congratulation to Ari Folman and all contributors for the European Film Award - Best Animated Feature Film for a truly European Co-production! More about THE CONGRESS on www.thecongress-movie.com or in German www.congress.pandorafilm.de

              03.12.2013
              ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE – 10 Dec. 13 exclusive preview with concert in Cologne

              To launch the new Jim Jarmusch film ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE starring Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston there is a special event in Cologne on Tue, 10. December 2013: A Preview Premiere Screening at Cinenova & Off Broadway Cinemas followed by a live show at Herbrands in Cologne on 10. December 13. Transport will be provided between the venues where necessary. The film will screen at 7pm followed by a gig, where musicians from the soundtrack such as White Hills, Jozef Van Wissem, Yasmine Hamdan, Zola Jesus and Jim Jarmusch's band, SQÜRL all play.

              Tickets for the event are available here: www.atpfestival.com/events/onlyloversleftalive/tickets.php

              Please bring sunglasses and gloves.

              23.10.2013
              LAYLA FOURIE & THE CONGRESS in Los Angeles

              LAYLA FOURIE by Pia Marais was selected for the German Currents Screening at Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles, a festival of German films co-hosted by American Cinematheque and Goethe Institute. Also this October lead actress Rayna Campbell wins Best Actress award at Morocco Woman Film Festival. WWW.GOETHE.DE/GERMANCURRENTS

              THE CONGRESS by Ari Folman has West-Coast premiere in the World Cinema section of the American Film Institute Festival in November in Los Angeles. WWW.AFI.COM/AFIFEST/

              30.09.2013
              THE CONGRESS nominated for European Film Award

              Ari Folman's THE CONGRESS is one of three titles nominated this year in the European animated feature film category for the 2013 European Film Awards. Congratulation! The film still screens in German cinemas.

              27.09.2013
              PIONEER & ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE at Filmfest Hamburg

              Today PIONEER by Erik Skjoldbjaerg, partly shot in Northern Germany will premiere at Filmfest Hamburg and then in November in Competition at Lübecker Filmtage.

              Actress Tilda Swinton will present ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE by Jim Jarmusch in Hamburg and she is honored with the Douglas-Sirk-Award of the festival: “The life and work of Tilda Swinton can be described as interdisciplinary, bold, assured in their style, committed, political and much more. As an icon of today’s cinema scene, she was destined to win the Douglas Sirk Award.”

              WWW.FILMFESTHAMBURG.DE

              26.09.2013
              US Premieres for ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE, LES SALAUDS, IN THE DARKROOM in New York

              The 51. New York Film Festival by Film Society Lincoln Center opens 27. September and screens our films ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE by Jim Jarmusch and LES SALAUDS by Claire Denis in the Official Selection. The documentary IN THE DARKROOM by Nadav Schirman is selected for the Motion Portraits Section.

              For more screening infos and tickets WWW.FILMLINC.COM/NYFF2013

              18.09.2013
              IN THE DARKROOM nominated for Hessischer Filmpreis

              Nadav Schirman's documentary "IN THE DARKROOM - An der Seites des Terroristen Carlos" earns a nomination for the Hessischer Filmaward - Best Documentary Film. The film starts next week - on 26. September 13 - in German cinemas!!!! Upcoming previews: Thu, 19. Sept. @Passage Leipzig

              Tue, 24. Sept. @Filmpalette Köln

              Wed, 25. Sept. @Hackesche Höfe Berlin

              Thu, 26. Sept. @Friedrichsbau Freiburg

              01.09.2013
              4 Pandora Films 4U – VIJAY&I, THE CONGRESS, IL FUTURO, IN THE DARKROOM

              In September four Pandora Films are getting released in Germany: The beginning makes on >>> 5. SEPTEMBER 2013 the feelgood comedy “VIJAY & ICH – Meine Frau geht mit mir fremd“ by Sam Garbaski with Moritz Bleibtreu and Patricia Arquette in the lead roles WWW.FILMVERLEIH.SENATORFILM.DE

              Then on >>> 12. SEPTEMBER 2013 a Must-See is Ari Folman’s THE CONGRESS with actress Robin Wright to star in this groundbreaking visual mix of live-action and animation feature film! WWW.CONGRESS.PANDORAFILM.DE

              Also on >>> 12. SEPTEMBER 2013 drama “IL FUTURO – Eine Lumpengeschichte in Rom“, the first Roberto Bolaño novel screen adaptation, will start with Rutger Hauer as „Maciste“. The director Alicia Scherson together with culture correspondent Dr. Paul Ingendaay presents exclusive screenings with novel introduction & film discussion on Sunday, 08. September 2013, 14:00h @Odeon Köln and on Monday, 09. September, 21:00h @Haus d. Berliner Festspiele as part of the international literature festival. Tickets are available at each venue. WWW.REALFICTIONFILME.DE/FILME/IL-FUTURO

              Last but not least this month the documentary ”IN THE DARKROOM” will come to cinemas in Germany on >>> 26. SEPTEMBER 2013. The filmmaker Nadav Shirman will tour to introduce the film personally: on Sunday, 15. Sept. @Mal Seh’n Frankfurt a.M., Thursday, 19. Sept. @ Passage Leipzig, Tue, 24. Sept. @Filmpalette Köln, Wed, 25. Sept. @Hackesche Höfe Berlin and Thu, 26. Sept. @Friedrichsbau Freiburg. Again tickets are available at each venue. WWW.REALFICTIONFILME.DE/FILME/IN-THE-DARKROOM

              05. Sept VIJAY&I – 12. Sept. THE CONGRESS – 12. Sept. IL FUTURO - 26. Sept. IN THE DARKROOM

              22.08.2013
              PIONEER, ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE and LES SALAUDS in Toronto

              PIONEER by Erik Skjoldbjaerg as internatinal premiere and ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE by Jim Jarmusch as North-America premiere will be screened in the "Special Presentation" section of the upcoming Toronto International Filmfestival! In addition LES SALAUDS by Claire Denis is invited to the "Masters" section.

              Tickets and more WWW.TIFF.NET/THEFESTIVAL

              19.08.2013
              THE CONGRESS opens Fantasy Filmfest

              The Fantasy Filmfest travels in Germany to Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Köln und Nürnberg. Filmartist Ari Folman will attend the opening screening on 20. August in Berlin, then on 21. August in Hamburg and for a special premiere screening on 22. August 2013 in Köln. The nationwide release starts on 12. SEPTEMBER 2013.

              www.fantasyfilmfest.com

              17.07.2013
              VIJAY AND I premieres at Locarno Piazza Grande

              The new film by Sam Garbarski („Irina Palm“) with Moritz Bleibtreu and Patricia Arquette in the lead roles will have it’s world premiere on 08. AUGUST 2013 AT 21:30 O’CLOCK in Locarno as a big outdoor audience screening at Piazza Grande. VIJAY AND I is a Belgian-Luxemburg-German co-production with support in Germany by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW and Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein. Internatinal Sales is handled by The Match Factory.

              online tickets WWW.PARDO.CH

              The German cinema release through Senator Film Verleih of the feelgood comedy of this summer starts on 05. September 2013

              26.06.2013
              LAYLA FOURIE cinema release in Germany 4TH JULY 2013

              Don't miss LAYLA FOURIE by Pia Marais in German cinemas! The film release starts next week on 4th July 2013, we start today in Frankfurt with preview screenings presented by director Pia Marais: Wed, 26. June Filmmuseum Frankfurt, Thu, 27. June Weisshaus Kino Köln (Premiere with Rayla Campbell), Fri, 28. June Metropol Düsseldorf and Tue, 2. July Hackesche Höfe Berlin. TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE LOCAL CINEMAS

              check for trailer and more information: WWW.REALFICTIONFILME.DE/FILME/LAYLA-FOURIE/

              24.06.2013
              IL FUTURO and IN THE DARKROOM at Filmfest München

              On Saturday, 29. June 2013 both films premiere in Germany at Filmfest Munich in the section Spotlight: IL FUTURO by Alicia Scherson at 19:00 pm in Rio 1 Cinema and documentary IN THE DARKROOM by Nadav Schirman at 22:30 pm in HFF Kino 1. Boths directors are coming to Munich to represent their films and for Q&A for the german audience. Timetable for repetitions and tickets: WWW.FILMFEST-MUENCHEN.DE

              Cinema release in Germany: IL FUTURO on 12. September 2013 IN THE DARKROOM planed for 19. September 2013

              25.05.2013
              Cannes Soundtrack Award for ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE

              The winner of the Cannes Soundtrack Award 2013, granted by an independent jury during the film festival, is Jozef Van Wissem & Sqürl for the music of ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE by Jim Jarmusch. Variety writes in their first review: "...And the music is as idiosyncratic as ever with Jarmusch, comprising stately music from avant-lutenist Josef van Wissem, noise-rock from Jarmusch’s own band Sqürl, and among other pieces, a great Denise la Salle soul ballad and a show-stopping turn from Lebanese singer Yasmine Hamdan."

              23.05.2013
              Kick it like 11 FREUNDINNEN

              After the cinema gala screening last Friday in Cologne with members of the national team, today the football documentary 11 FREUNDINNEN (Eleven female friends) by Sung-Hyung Cho will be released in selected cinemas in Germany through NFP Distribution.

              trailer and more WWW.11FREUNDINNEN-DERFILM.DE

              01.05.2013
              Cannes 2013: new films by Jim Jarmusch, Ari Folman and Claire Denis

              This year Pandora is very happy to represent three films by iconic film directors in Cannes Film Festival:

              Jim Jarmusch’s ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE will premiere in Competition and joins 19 other titles in the race for the festivals’s Palme d’Or award. The Film stars Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton, while the supporting cast includes John Hurt, Jeffrey Wright, Anton Yelchin and Mia Wasikowska. The film was shot in Germany, Usa and Marocco and Pandora Film together with Recorded Pictures (UK) produced in co-production with Les Pathe (France) and Sanderfin (Cyprus), supported in Germany by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Filmförderung Hamburg-SH, FFA and DFFF.

              THE CONGRESS by Ari Folman will open the Director’s Forthnight/ Quinzaine des Réalisateurs of Cannes Film festival. The part-animation and part live-action film stars Robin Wright, Harvey Keitel, P. G., Danny Huston. It is adapted from the novel “The Futurological Congress” by Polish writer Stanislaw Lem. A Film by Pandora Film and Bridgit Folman Film Gang (Israel) in co-production with Opus Film (Poland), ARP Selection (France), Entre Chien et Loup (Belgium), Paul Thiltges Distribution (Luxembourg), ARD Degeto and supported by Eurimages and in Germany by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Filmförderung HHSH, Medienboard, DFFF. “THE CONGRESS is a haunted look on our future and the future of cinema,” said artistic director Edouard Waintrop.

              Claire Denis returns to Cannes with her new film LES SALAUDS (The Bastards) in the official program Un Certain Regards. The thriller is set in Paris, stars in the lead roles Vincent Lindon and Chiara Mastroiani and is a French-German coproduction beween Alcatraz Film, Wild Bunch , Arte France Cinema (France) and Pandora Film with ZDF/Arte.

              Screening schedule WWW.FESTIVAL-CANNES.FR

              27.03.2013
              Grimme-Preis Scholarship to Jan Schomburg for ÜBER UNS DAS ALL

              Congratulation to Jan Schomburg for getting the “Eberhard-Fechner-Förderstipendium 2013” scholarship sponsored by VG Bild-Kunst at Grimme TV Awards for ÜBER UNS DAS ALL (Above us only sky), a co-production with German public TV-Station WDR (commissioning editor: Andrea Hanke). The award ceremony will be held on 12. April in Marl.

              17.02.2013
              Jury’s Special Mention for LAYLA FOURIE in Berlin

              The Jury of this year Berlinale competition, headed by Wong Kar Wai acknowledge LAYLA FOURIE by Pia Marais together with Gus van Sant’s film Promised Land with a Special Mention: ”…. for their integrity of their vision and their conviction that cinema can make a difference.” CONGRATULATION!

              04.02.2013
              LAYLA FOURIE in Competition Berlinale 2013

              We are happy to reveal the world premiere of LAYLA FOURIE by Pia Marais as Competition entry at this year Berlin International Filmfestival. After her multiple awarded first two films DIE UNERZOGENEN and IM ALTER VON ELLEN, also produced by Pandora Film, Germany based director Pia Marais is now turning towards the genre of suspense drama and is going back to the place of her childhood in South Africa. The film stars Rayna Campbell and August Diehl.

              World Sales is handled by The Match Factory @ EFM: Martin-Gropius-Bau , Booth #34, www.the-match-factory.com

              SCREENING DATES – tickets & information – www.berlinale.de // WORLD PREMIERE MON, 11.FEB.2013 - 22:00H - BERLINALE PALAST // Tue, 12.Feb.2013 - 15:00h - Friedrichstadt-Palast // Tues, 12.Feb.2013 - 20:30h - Haus der Berliner Festspiele // Fri, 15.Feb.2013 - 21:30h - Neues Off (Berlinale goes Kiez) // Market Screening Tue 12 Feb - 11:30h - Cinemaxx 10

              02.02.2013
              IL FUTURO wins KNF award in Rotterdam

              IL FUTURO directed by Alicia Scherson achieved the KNF award at IFF Rotterdam, given by the circle of Dutch critics to a film among the Big Screen Award competition. The award includes distribution aid by Amstelfilm and also a lab support for DCP with subtitles in Holland. Congratulation to the team, especially Alica and Bruno Bettati!!!

              The film will be distributed in Germany by Real Fiction Filmverleih with cinema release in autumn this year.

              29.01.2013
              ÜBER UNS DAS ALL nominated for Grimme-Preis 2013

              Jan Schomburg’s ÜBER UNS DAS ALL (Above us only sky) is included in this year's Grimme Preis Nomminations in the category Fiction. The competition is one of Germany’s most independent renowned awards for high quality TV program. The film was produced in co-production with German TV-station WDR (comm. editor: Andrea Hanke) and supported by Film und Medienstiftung NRW.

              03.01.2013
              IL FUTURO in Sundance Competition & Rotterdam Big Screen Award Competition

              IL FUTURO by Alicia Scherson world-premiers in Sundance World Dramatic Competition 2013. The film is an adaptation of Roberto Bolaño’s last novel „Una novelita lumpen“ (Lumpenroman) and stars Manuela Martelli and Rutger Hauer. The co-production between Chile, Germany, Italia and Spain has been shot partly interior in Cologne and is supported in Germany by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, DFFF and Real Fiction Filmverleih. - WWW.SUNDANCE.ORG/FESTIVAL

              The European premiere of IL FUTURO is a week later at Rotterdam International Filmfestival on 26. January 2013 at Spectrum section. In addition IL FUTURO is among ten films from Spectrum and Bright Future sections nominated for The Big Screen and KNF Award. - WWW.IFFR.NL

              17.12.2012
              Pandora films on DVD @last minute X-MAS gifts

              Still looking for Christmas gifts? Our 2012 DVD releases in Germany are always a very good idea: HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

              BELLA MARTHA – re-release

              LE HAVRE

              HOCHZEITSPOLKA

              DIE PRINZESSIN VON MONTPENSIER

              IM ALTER VON ELLEN

              ÜBER UNS DAS ALL

              available in all good online and offline DVD stores

              22.11.2012
              3/TRES now in German cinemas

              Today the theatrical release of TRES/3 starts in Germany. Don't miss the film about a (dys)functinal family of 3 - the new feature film from Pablo Stoll Ward after WHISKEY

              cinemas, dates & trailer here WWW.REALFICTIONFILME.DE/FILME/3-TRES

              13.11.2012
              IN THE DARKROOM premiers in IDFA competition

              IN THE DARKROOM by Nadav Schirman is invited in the Feature-Length Competition at renowned International Documentary Festival Amsterdam 2012. The documentary about Magdalena Kopp, who was married to the terrorist Carlos "the Jackal", takes the audience on Magdalena Kopp’s and her daughter's journey beyond the shadows of his myth. The Film is an international co-production between Germany and Israel, Finland, Rumania, Italia; with international sales handled by The Match Factory.

              The world premiere will be on 18. November 2012, 19:30, Cinema Munt 9. For tickets and more information WWW.IDFA.NL

              09.11.2012
              Nomination German Script Award for VERGISS MEIN ICH

              Jan Schomburg is nominated for the federal German Script Award (Deutscher Drehbuchpreis) for the script of VERGISS MEIN ICH. Minister of State Bernd Neumann announced today the three nominations for the Award that acknowledges “outstanding achievements in the field of screenwriting”. Congratulation Jan!

              20.10.2012
              11 + 3 = Hof 2012

              11 FREUNDINNEN (Eleven female friends) by Sung-Hyung Cho (Full Metal Village) will premiere in Hof. The documentary film portrays the female national football team at 2011 FIFA world championship in Germany, where they tried another „Sommermärchen” – but failed.... Nation-wide cinema start is expected for March 2013 through NFP Distribution

              Just before the cinema release in Germany on 22. November 2012 our coproduction 3/TRES will have it’s German premiere in Hof as well.

              for screening dates & tickets www.hofer-filmtage.de

              06.09.2012
              3/TRES in Toronto

              This year the Pandora co-production 3/TRES by Uruguayan director Pablo Stoll Ward will be screened at Contemporary World Cinema Section. "3" is a funny and heartwarming story of a divided family of 3 still bound together by a shared past. The film will be released in Germany in November - watch out for more news: www.realfictionfilme.de

              30.08.2012
              HOLY MOTORS now on cinema screens and THE EXCHANGE in Germany

              Highly awaited HOLY MOTORS - Leos Carax’s brilliant new masterpiece starts this Thursday in cinemas in Germany. Denis Lavant, Edith Scob and Kylie Minogue & Eva Mendes star in the film which was a Cannes Palme d’Or contender. Don’t miss the exhilarating journey into film and dream in the cinemas!!!

              Also this week our German-Israelian co-production THE EXCHANGE, last year in Venice competition, will be shown in selected cinemas. This is the second film written and directed by Eran Kolirin after his Debut THE BAND’S VISIT. In his new film a man comes home at a time of day he's never been there before, which makes him observing his own life from the outside. But is this life still truly his own?

              26.06.2012
              HOLY MOTORS by Leos Carax in Munich and Leopard of Honor in Locarno

              The German premiere of the film will be next week at Filmfest München as part of the Cinema Masters section, followed on 4th July 2012 by Q&A with producer Karl Baumgartner ### screening schedule and tickets www.filmfest-muenchen.de

              The Locarno International Film Festival will present the prestigious Leopard of Honor Award to Leos Carax. His latest film HOLY MOTORS was well received at this year’s Cannes competition and will be screened as one of five of Carax’s feature-length films (incl. POLA X, also a Pandora co-production) at the Piazza Grande. Locarno artistic director Olivier Pere referred to Carax as “one of the world cinema’s greatest creative”.

              22.06.2012
              BABYCALL German cinema start 12. July 2012

              Our Norwegian-German co-production BABYCALL by Pal Sletaune will be shown in German cinemas from 12th July 2012 onwards. The thriller with Noomi Rapace is disturbed by NFP in Germany.

              Check out for more information: WWW.BABYCALL-DERFILM.DE

              17.06.2012
              Preis für Schauspielkunst 2012 goes to Sandra Hüller

              At this year’s Festival of German Films in Ludwigshafen Sandra Hüller received the Award for Schauspielkunst (dramatic art). ÜBER UNS DAS ALL (Above is only sky) was screened in her honor. Congratulations!

              04.05.2012
              30 YEARS PANDORA FILM - party - www.30.pandorafilm.com

              Many thanks to our guests for celebrating with us 30 years Pandora Film at Rheinterrassen in Köln. It was great to have you with us, some pictures are available here

              www.30.pandorafilm.com

              03.05.2012
              MEDIANERAS now in cinemas

              Last year's Berlinale Panorama Special crowd pleaser MEDIANEARS by Gustavo Taretto is now released in Germany through Real Fiction Filme. More information : http://www.realfictionfilme.de/filme/medianeras/index.php or on facebook

              01.05.2012
              30 YEARS PANDORA FILM – retrospective & talk in Köln

              We celebrate 30 years Pandora Film with a film retrospective of one premiere and 9 films which characterize the last 30 years Pandora Film production and distribution. The cinema week starts this Thursday, 3. May 12 with a workshop conversation with Pandora producers and distributors moderated by journalist Josef Schnelle, followed by film screenings of our classics: MEDIANERAS (Kino-Premiere)- 1. Mai – Weißhaus 20:00 Uhr

              I HIRED A CONTRACT KILLER (mit Werkstattgespräch/ with Pandora Film workshop talk) - 3. Mai - Off Broadway 19:30 Uhr

              YOL - DER WEG - 4. Mai - Off Broadway - 21:00 Uhr

              DAS PIANO - 5. Mai – Weißhaus - 21:00 Uhr

              DEAD MAN - 6. Mai - Off Broadway 21:00 Uhr

              WEIßE KATZE, SCHWARZER KATER 7. Mai – Weißhaus - 21:00 Uhr

              BELLA MARTHA 8. Mai – Weißhaus - 21:00 Uhr

              FRÜHLING, SOMMER,.... - 9. Mai – Filmpalette 21:00 Uhr

              AUF DER ANDEREN SEITE 11. Mai – Filmpalette - 21:00 Uhr

              WALTZ WITH BASHIR - 12. Mai – Filmpalette 21:00 Uhr

              We would like to thank the cinemas Off-Broadway, Weisshaus and Filmpalette for their support!

              24.04.2012
              HOLY MOTORS and TRES in Cannes 2012

              We are happy and proud to announce, that two of our recent co-productions were selected by the upcoming Cannes Film Festival. Leos Carax' new Film "HOLY MOTORS" is in the Official Competition and Pablo Stoll's "TRES" is selected for the Directors Fortnight. We would like to thank our partners WDR/arte, FFA, Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg (HOLY MOTORS) and Filmstiftung NRW, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, World Cinema Fund, ZDF/arte (TRES) for their support.

              23.03.2012
              Sandra Hüller receives LOLA Nomination for ÜBER UNS DAS ALL

              The German film academy has announced nominations for its Lola – the German film awards, the country's equivalent to the Oscar. Sandra Hüller is nominated for her starring role in Jan Schomburg’s drama ÜBER UNS DAS ALL (Above Us Only Sky). Congratulations, we are very proud and happy to get such positive feedback and recognition from audience and industry for Jan’s thrilling Débutfilm !!!

              This month the film was just released in cinemas n Poland, Hungary and in April in France. (International Sales is handled by Global Screen - former Bavaria International)

              14.02.2012
              German Critics Award for Sandra Hüller in ÜBER UNS DAS ALL

              Congratulations to Sandra Hüller winning the German Critics Award – Best Actress for her outstanding performance in ÜBER UNS DAS ALL!! The award was celebrated this Monday at the award ceremony during Berlinale and is elected every year by votes of 300 German film critics for German films screened in cinemas 2011.

              08.02.2012
              ÜBER UNS DAS ALL selected for German Film Award – screening @Berlinale

              We are very delighted that Jan Schomburg’s Debutfilm ÜBER UNS DAS ALL is included on the 2012 longlist for German Film Award Lola. All academy members can vote in their specific section for the nominations until 21st March 2012

              The Film together with all other preselected films has one screening during Berlinale open for all accredited festival visitors and academy members: THURSDAY, 17. FEBRUARY, 10:00 a.m., CinemaxX 4

              04.01.2012
              Two fresh young German films this spring in France

              À L'ÂGE D'ELLEN (Im Alter von Ellen) directed by Pia Marais starring Jeanne Balibar starts on 4. JANUARY 2012 in cinemas !!! French actress Jeanne Balibar won Best Actress Award for her interpretation of Ellen (Buenos Aires). WWW.FILMS-SANS-FRONTIERES.FR/ALAGEDELLEN #################################### L’AMOUR ET RIEN D’AUTRE (Über uns das All) by Jan Schomburg with Sandra Hüller in the lead role gets released in French cinemas on 18. APRIL 2012 through WWW.SDDISTRIBUTION.FR Sandra Hüller received already two awards for her strong performance at French festivals. (Festivals de Saint-Jean-de-Luz and Essonne et Valenciennes)

              16.11.2011
              Film Culture Award for Pandora producer Karl Baumgartner

              We are very proud to annouce, that in its 60th edition the Mannheim'-Heidelberg Filmfestival honours Pandora Film producer Karl Baumgartner with the Film Culture Award for his contribution to world cinema. He is one of Germany's leading international co-producers since the early 1990s and made such recent films as Eran Kolirin's THE EXCHANGE" Jasmila Žbanić NA PUTO, Sergey Dvortsevoy’s TULPAN and TEZA by Haile Gerima among many others.

              06.11.2011
              BABYCALL awarded in Rom and LE HAVRE nominated for European Film Award

              Actress Noomi Rapace received the Best Actress Prize for her performance in Pål Sletaune’s psychological thriller BABYCALL at Rom Filmfestival. The Film is shown successful in cinemas in Norway since 7th October and has been licensed to 18 countries by world sales The Match Factory. The German premiere was last week in Hof. NFP Distribution will distribute the film theatrically in Germany in spring 2012.

              LE HAVRE by finish filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki is nominated for this year European Film Award in the categories Best Film, Best Director, Best Scriptwriter and Best Actor. Award ceremony will be held on 3rd December in Berlin. The film is still playing successfully in theatre in Germany, most European countries and selected cinemas world-wide .

              www.lehavre.pandorafilm.de

              CONGRATULATION!

              21.10.2011
              German-Polish comedy HOCHZEITSPOLKA/ WESELNA POLKA hit the screens in Poland

              One year after the German release our German-Polish culture clash comedy HOCHZEITSPOLKA/ WESELNA POLKA by Lars Jessen and co-directed by Przemysław Nowakowski comes finally into cinemas in Poland. After a thriving preview with lead actress Katarzyna Maciag and filmmakers in Krakow, the film is released by Vivarto distribution since 21. October in all major cities in Poland.

              14.10.2011
              BABYCALL in Rome Competition and gains Hessischer Filmpreis Nomination

              The international premiere of Norwegian-German-Swedish co-production BABYCALL by Pål Sletaune will be end of October in Competition at Rome International Filmfestival. Noomi Rapace (Millenium Trilogy) stars in the lead role in this genre Psycho-Thriller. The film was shot partly in Frankfurt and is supported in Germany by Hessen Invest. Cinema release in Germany is scheduled for spring 2012 by NFP Distribution.

              Also this month BABYCALL was nominated as the only foreign film for the Hessischer Filmpreis. Congratulations!!!

              30.08.2011
              LE HAVRE and ÜBER UNS DAS ALL kick-off cinema previews in Germany

              Previews LE HAVRE with Little Bob concerts: HAMBURG - Abaton - 30.08. – 20:00 Uhr **** BREMEN - Schauburg - 31.08. – 20:00 Uhr **** ESSEN - Eulenspiegel - 01.09. – 19:30 Uhr **** KÖLN - Odeon - 02.09. – 20:00 Uhr **** MAINZ - Capitol - 03.09. – 20:00 Uhr **** KARLSRUHE - Schauburg - 04.09. – 20:00 Uhr **** FREIBURG - Friedrichsbau - 05.09 – 20:00 Uhr **** !!!! Cinema Release in Germany: 08. SEPTEMBER !!!! #################################### ÜBER UNS DAS ALL Previews with thematic talks with actress Sandra Hüller, director Jan Schomburg and local guests: **** KÖLN – Schauspielhaus - 4.9. - 19.30 Uhr (CINEMA PREMIERE) **** BONN – Filmbühne - 7.9 - 20.00 Uhr **** DORTMUND – U - 8.9. - 19.30 Uhr **** MÜNSTER – Cinema - 9.9. - 20.00 Uhr **** ESSEN – Astra - 10.9. - 17.45 Uhr **** DÜSSELDORF – Bambi - 10.9. 20.00 Uhr **** BIELEFELD – Lichtwerk - 11.9. - 18.00 Uhr **** AACHEN - Apollo - 12.9. - 20.15 Uhr **** BERLIN - FAF - 13.9. - 20.30 Uhr **** FRANKFURT – Filmmuseum - 14.9. - 20.00 Uhr **** HAMBURG – Abaton - 15.9. - 20.00 Uhr **** LEIPZIG – Passage - 17.9. - 20.00 Uhr **** !!!! Cinema Release in Germany: 15. SEPTEMBER !!!! #################################### TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT LOCAL CINEMA!!!

              28.07.2011
              THE EXCHANGE in Venice Competition

              We are proud to announce that our co-production THE EXCHANGE by Eran Kolirin is selected for the International Competition at the upcoming 68th Venice Film Festival. The film was produced as an Israeli-German Co-production between July August Producitons, ZDF-arte and Pandora Film. On the German side Hessen Invest Film, Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg and DFFF supported the project. World Sales are handled by The Match Factory and the national distribution is with Pandora Film Verleih.

              03.07.2011
              LE HAVRE wins ARRI Prize at Filmfest München

              LE HAVRE by Aki Kaurismäki, the Munich filmfestival’s closing film, got the Arri Prize for the Best International Film out of sixteen nominated foreign films. Actors André Wilms and Blondin Miguel picked up the prize in person at the awards gala last Saturday. Congratulation!!

              27.06.2011
              Awards for ÜBER UNS DAS ALL at Festival des deutschen Films

              Actress Sandra Hüller received the Actress special honour and writer-director Jan Schomburg a special honour for Best Script at the Festival of German Films in Ludwigshafen. From the Jury statement: “….Jan Schomburg goes with his script way beyond clichés and guides the audience in the inner world of fear, discharge, grief and loneliness…” German cinema release starts on 15. September 2011 nationwide. www.realfictionfilme.de

              10.06.2011
              German cinema summer with Pandora Film

              This summer in selected cinemas in Germany: our Swedish co-production RATIONAL SOLUTION-EINE VERNÜFTIGE LÖSUNG (start: 02. June) and the Chilean film HUACHO-EIN TAG IM LEBEN (start: 21. July). Also don't miss the recent released films by Pandora Verleih: THE TREE (still in selected cinemas) and NAOKOS LÄCHELN based on Haruki Murakamis bestseller book(start: 30. Juni)

              22.05.2011
              LE HAVRE awarded in Cannes

              The Film about an author-turned-shoeshiner (André Wilms) who tries to help a young African immigrant pursued by France's immigration police, LE HAVRE gained high praise from festival goers and critics. It was presented with FIPRESCI - THE BEST FILM AWARD and as well as with a SPECIAL MENTION by the Ecumenical Jury. This was the fourth time that a Aki Kaurismäki film was in Cannes Competition, which only few filmmakers have managed.

              In Germany the Film will be released in September 2011- www.pandorafilm.de

              08.05.2011
              Aki Kaurismäki's LE HAVRE in Cannes Competition

              LE HAVRE - the second French-language film since 1992’s "La Vie De Boheme" by acclaimed Finnish filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki is selected for this year's Cannes International Film Festival Competition. The Film is a co-production between long-time collaborators Kaurismäki's Sputnik Oy, French Pyramide International, Pandora Film and sales agent The Match Factory.

              07.05.2011
              ÜBER UNS DAS ALL takes Main Awards at Filmkunstfest in Germany and Film Week Poland

              ÜBER UNS DAS ALL/ Above us only sky wins the German 21. Filmkunstfest based in Schwerin (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern). "The young director Jan Schomburg made in virtuoso style one of the few German films, which succeeds to set against serious and sad moments a great lightness and ease…” (the jury). Cinema Release in Germany is scheduled for 15. September 2011 by Real Fiction Filmverleih

              Already in April Jan Schomburg received a grant for Best Film by the Polish Film Institute at the Distributors Film Week in Warsaw. The film will be distributed in Poland through Vivarto Film.

              CONGRATULATION!!! ÜBER UNS DAS ALL can be seen in festivals throughout Europe this summer: Indie Lisabon, Seattle IFF, Transilvania IFF, Cinema Jove Valencia, Cinema City Novi Sad and in Germany at Competition of the Festival of Independent German Films Ludwigshafen among others…

              28.04.2011
              TEZA (Morgentau) by Haile Gerima cinema release 05. May 2011 in Germany

              Finally TEZA (Morgentau) by acclaimed Ethopian filmmaker Haile Gerima starts cinema release through Debese Filmverleih in Germany on 05. MAY 2011. Join the premiere tour with Haile Gerima: 03.05 Berlin - Hackesche Höfe - 20h00 (with reception) / 04.05 Köln - Filmforum - 19h30 (with reception)/ 05.05 Bremen - Kino 46 (Afrika Filmtage opening - with reception starting 19h00) Filmstart 20h30 / 06.05 Hamburg - 3001 - 20h00 / 07.05 Frankfurt Orfeos Erben - 19h00 & Filmforum Höchst 20h30 / 08.05 Nürnberg - Filmhaus / 09.05 Hannover - Kino am Raschplatz / 10.05 Münster - Cinema / 11.05 Göttingen - Lumiere (Afrika - Tage)

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              17.04.2011
              IM ALTER VON ELLEN gains Crossing Europe Award in Linz and Best Actress Award in Buenos Aires

              After 2007 for DIE UNERZOGENEN (The Unpolished), for the second time director Pia Marais wins the Crossing Europe Award for Best Film in Linz. The prize was given ex aequo to Spanish Film Cararemada to acknowledge appreciation for the diversity of cinematic approaches. The CROSSING EUROPE Film Festival Linz has devoted its program each year in April to idiosyncratic, contemporary and socio-political auteur cinema from Europe, in Competition are first or second European feature films. From the Jury statement: The study of a character in crisis – and who is constantly adrift – that does not stick to the conventions of narrative filmmaking, and is magnificently served by a mesmerizing lead performance by Jeanne Balibar.

              And at the same weekend we congratulate heartily Jeanne Balibar for winning BEST ACTRESS AWARD at prominent BAFICI Festival in Buenos Aires, where IM ALTER VON ELLEN (At Ellen’ Age) was screened in competition.

              28.03.2011
              AT ELLEN’S AGE at MoMa New York and wins Best Film in Frankfurt a.M.

              Pia Marais’s AT ELLEN’S AGE is included in the lineup of the 40th Annual New Directors/New Films held by the Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center. The prestigious festival is dedicated to the discovery of new works by emerging and dynamic filmmaking talent. AT ELLEN’S AGE, since 2006 the only German film selected, will premiere at MoMa on 24th March 06:00 pm., introduced by Pia Marais WWW.NEWDIRECTORS.ORG

              If you missed the film in German cinema there is another festival screening in Frankfurt a.M. this weekend at Lichter Filmtage on 26th March 04:00pm at Metropolis Saal 12 WWW.FILMTAGE-FRANKFURT.DE

              CONGRATUALTION - IM ALTER VON ELLEN wins BEST FILM in Frankfurt! The Jury says:"....„At Ellen’s Age“ belongs to the rare sort of films, which gain within an evening-long narration, what is normally only from graphic art expected: to penetrate reality consequently .from the first until the last scene and to show the contradiction within. This is also owed to the camera work of Hélène Louvart and the modest minimal music of Horst Markgraf and Yoyo Röhm."

              19.02.2011
              MEDIANERAS makes 2nd place at Panorama Audience Award

              From more than 23.000 audience votes for 33 feature films in this year’s Berlinale Panorama section MEDIANERAS by Gustavo Taretto finished 2nd place at Panorama Audience Award.

              18.02.2011
              ÜBER UNS DAS ALL wins Europa Cinemas Label Award at Berlinale

              Jan Schomburg’s ÜBER UNS DAS ALL / ABOVE US ONLY SKY has been awarded the Europa Cinemas Label as Best European Film in the Panorama section of the Berlinale. The Film will now receive the support of the Europa Cinemas exhibitors who commit themselves to extend the length of its run on screen and additional promotion across the Network. From the jury statement: “Jan Schomburg’s film is an exceptionally well-made film – a very powerful, contemporary story about coming to terms with loss. {…}We feel that audiences around Europe {…} will react positively to this intelligent and unpredictable examination of themes so common to all of us.” Sold internationally by Bavaria Film International, there are already deals made in several key territories.

              08.02.2011
              HOCHZEITSPOLKA/all categories & IM ALTER VON ELLEN/best editing are selected for German Film Award 2011

              We congratulate all film contributors to this selection as only twenty feature films are included in this year’s long-list for German Film Award Lola. FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION: Now all academy members can vote in their specific section HOCHZEITSPOLKA for nominations in all categories and IM ALTER VON ELLEN for Best Editing-Mona Bräuer and as wild card for all other categories. The Deadline for all votes is 8th March 2011.

              07.02.2011
              ÜBER UNS DAS ALL & MEDIANERAS world premieres at Berlinale – HOCHZEITSPOLKA at Lola@Berlinale

              We are happy to announce the world premiere of Jan Schomburg’s debut film ÜBER UNS DAS ALL (ABOVE US ONLY SKY) in Panorama Special at this year Berlin International Filmfestival official programme. With Sandra Hüller in the lead role the film was produced as part of the “Sixpack”newcomer program established by WDR and Filmstiftung NRW. Real Fiction Filmverleih will distribute the film in Germany with cinema release in Mid 2011. World Sales was picked up by Bavaria Film International Further information and trailer: WWW.BAVARIA-FILM-INTERNATIONAL.COM

              MEDIANERAS - Buenos Aires in times of virtual love - a first feature film by Argentinean director Gustavo Tarreto will also premiere in Panorama Special. The Film is an Argentinian-German-Spanish co-production supported in Germany by Filmstiftung NRW and World Cinema Fund.

              And last but not least HOCHZEITSPOLKA by Lars Jessen is preselected for the German Filmaward Lola 2011 and will be screened at Berlinale in the section Lola@Berlinale

              all films are shown with English subtitles, screening schedules available online WWW.BERLINALE.DE

              30.12.2010
              IM ALTER VON ELLEN/At Ellen's Age opens 20. Jan. 2011 in Germany

              Start the New Year with an inspiring film event: IM ALTER VON ELLEN by Pia Marais will be released only in cinemas on 20. January 2011. Check out the German website for screenings and trailer: www.ellen.realfictionfilme.de

              25.11.2010
              HOME FOR CHRISTMAS release in Germany on 2. December – Preview in Köln 1st Advent, 28. Nov.10

              Don’t miss HOME FOR CHRISTMAS by Bent Hamer (director of Eggs and Kitchen Stories) this festival season in the Cinemas, more infos: www.HOME-FOR-CHRISTMAS.PANDORAFILM.DE ---> Exclusive Matinee-Preview with Christmas Buffet in Cologne on 1. ADVENT, Sunday, 28.Nov 2010 at 13:00h in Cinenova, Herbrandtstr.11, Cologne - Tickets available in the cinema!

              30.09.2010
              HOCHZEITSPOLKA (wedding polka) now on screen nationwide

              After bustling, entertaining and funny premieres in Cologne and Hamburg with director Lars Jessen, all crew and cast including Christian Ulmen and Kasia Maciag, finally HOCHZEITSPOLKA is released today by X-Verleih Distribution. The Ex-Singer (Christian Ulmen) of a north-german Punkband Heide Hurricane became in Poland a middle-class "Spießer" and just before getting married, his old bandmember come to save him…...The party gets out of control and what starts off as minor taunts between the Polish and Germans soon develops into serious conflicts.... HOCHZEITSPOLKA is an amusing comedy about opposite resentments.

              WWW.HOCHZEITSPOLKA.DE

              updates on Hochzeitspolka at FACEBOOK

              It’s worthwhile to stay until the end to hear the song “Eisgekühlter Bommerlunder,” which was written by Germany’s most successful punk group, Die Toten Hosen in a new Polish version. (OST available)

              26.09.2010
              HOME FOR CHRISTMAS wins Best Screenplay Award in San Sebastian

              Congratulation to writer & director Bent Hamer for winning the Jury Award for the BEST SCREENPLAY at this year’s San Sebastian Competition. HOME FOR CHRISTMAS is a Norwegian-German-Swedish co-production and will be released in Europe from November onwards. In Germany through Pandora Film Verleih scheduled for 2. December 2010.

              06.09.2010
              AT ELLEN’S AGE and HOME FOR CHRISTMAS in Toronto

              HOME FOR CHRISTMAS has its world premiere in Toronto’s “Contemporary World Cinema” section travelling with writer&director Bent Hamer further to San Sebastian’s competition a week later. The film has been shot in Sweden and partly in Duisburg, supported in Germany by Filmstiftung NRW, DFFF and ZDF/Arte. Pandora Film Verleih starts the cinema release this November in Germany.

              After successful screening in Locarno competition, director Pia Marais presents in person AT ELLEN’S AGE North-America Premiere in Toronto’s “Vanguard” section, which features “bold films that challenge our social and cultural assumptions.”

              Check actual screening schedules at www.tiff.net/thefestival

              Both films will be shown at Filmfest Hamburg 30.09.-09.10.2010: www.filmfest-hamburg.de

              02.09.2010
              ZWISCHEN UNS DAS PARADIES (ON THE PATH) opens in German cinemas now

              Don’t miss Jasmila Žbanic’s (winner of the Golden Bear with her debut “Grbavica”) new film ZWISCHEN UNS DAS PARADIES in cinemas in Germany. Following the premiere in this year Berlinale competition the film is released through Neue Visionen Filmverleih. After the wounds of a tragic war-filled past continue to haunt Luna, she tears herself apart searching if love is truly enough to keep her and her boyfriend Amar together on the path to a lifetime of happiness as her boyfriend embraces fundamentalist Islam. More Information and Trailer: www.zwischenunsdasparadies.de

              23.08.2010
              HOME FOR CHRISTMAS selected for San Sebastian competition

              Norwegian/German/Swedish co-production HOME FOR CHRISTMAS written, directed and produced by Bent Hamer will compete for the first time at San Sebastian Film Festival. HOME FOR CHRISTMAS is a modern Christmas Carol: Over the span of a few hours on Christmas Eve, the film weaves together the lives of people struggling to find their way home through the cold snow beneath the colors of the Northern Lights. The film opens this Christmas season on many European cinema screens including Norway, Sweden, Benelux, Switzerland, Spain, Germany among others. The Match Factory manages International Sales.

              20.08.2010
              Two strange fellows hit the screen - RUMPE & TULI in cinema out now!

              Starting from a central part of Cologne RUMPE & TULI are searching for a small fortune - watch trailer and more on http://www.realfictionfilme.de/filme/rumpe-tuli/

              15.07.2010
              IM ALTER VON ELLEN world premiere in Locarno International Competition

              We are very happy to announce the world premiere IM ALTER VON ELLEN (At Ellen’s Age”) directed by Pia Marais in the International Competition of this year Locarno Film Festival. The film, with Jeanne Balibar in the lead role, is nominated as the only German film for the Golden Leopard. The World Premiere Screening will be on Friday, 6th August 2010 at 16:30 o’clock. The cinema release in Germany by Real Fiction Filmverleih is scheduled for January 2011. World Sales is handled by The Match Factory.

              28.05.2010
              NA PUTU (On the path) wins the GERMAN CINEMA AWARD FOR PEACE - Bernhard Wicki Film Prize

              On July,1st Jasmila Zbanic will receive the prestigious Bernhard Wicki Film Prize. The Jury: "... only the single persons responsibility can guarantee tolerance and acceptance of different religious and political points of view. With clear and impressive images a silent but intense drama is enrolled... The ceremony will take place in Munich's renown Cuvellies Theatre.

              19.04.2010
              LA PRINCESSE goes to Cannes

              LA PRINCESSE DE MONTPENSIER, the new film by Bertrand Tavernier, was selected for competition at the upcoming Cannes Filmfestival. The film is a financial coproduction with Paradis Films, France. On the German side the FFA and Kinowelt are partners in the production. The story is based on the famous novel by Madame de Lafayette.

              04.02.2010
              LAYLA FOURIE wins Arte France Cinema Award at Cinemart 2010

              LAYLA FOURIE, the new project in development stage, written by Horst Markgraf and Pia Marais and to be directed by Marais, received the Art France Cinema Award for the best CineMart 2010 Project. The drama is set in present-day South Africa and revolves around a single mother who works as a polygraphist in a casino. The prize is intended to support the production of independent filmmaking and goes for the "most promising project". Proud and happy we will do our best to fulfill the exceptions while making the film!

              03.02.2010
              HOPE nominated for Grimme Award

              HOPE directed by Stanislaw Mucha received a prestigious Adolf-Grimme Award Nomination under the section “Fiction”, which honours exemplary broadcasting achievements. The Award ceremony will be held on 26th March in Marl in Germany. Congratulation!!!

              15.12.2009
              ON THE PATH selected for BERLINALE Competition

              Jasmilla Zbanic' new film "On the path" is selected for the competition of the upcoming BERLINALE 2010. The film is a Bosnian-Austrian-German-Croatian co-production. Our partners on the German side ZDF/Das kleine Fernsehspiel - ARTE, the Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg and the Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung. We congratulate Jasmilla and are looking forward to the Worldpremiere in Berlin.

              03.12.2009
              TULPAN now in German cinemas

              Don't miss to watch TULPAN by Sergey Dvortsevoy now in cinema in Germany! trailer, cinema schedule & more info: http://tulpan.pandorafilm.de/

              08.11.2009
              A RATIONAL SOLUTION wins NDR PRIZE in Lübeck

              On the "Nordische Filmtage 2009" in Lübeck our co-production A RATIONAL SOLUTION by Jörgen Bergmark was awarded with the NDR-Fimprize. The Jury: "... Fantastic actors risking to show honest and sublime moments are leading through a story, both crazy and true...."

              01.10.2009
              GIGANTE & UNTER BAUERN-Retter in der Nacht – open this October in Cinemas in Germany

              Don’t miss our films in German cinemas: ---> 01. OCTOBER 2009 - GIGANTE by Adrian Biniez (Neue Visionen Filmverleih) www.gigante-derfilm.de ---> 07. October 2009 – UNTER BAUERN – RETTER IN DER NACHT by Ludi Boeken (3L Filmverleih) www.unterbauern-derfilm.de

              07.08.2009
              A RATIONAL SOLUTION in Venice

              A RATIONAL SOLUTION by Jörgen Bergmark, a co-production with Swedish Hepp Film and ZDF/Arte is selected for the International Film Critics Weeks (SNCCI) at Venice Filmfestival. This Début film section is part in the competition for the “Premio Venezia Opera Prima – Luigi de Laurentiis Award” and more. The Film features among others well-known Swedish actors Rolf Lassgård and Pernilla August.

              “….. Det enda rationella (A RATIONAL SOLUTION) by Jörgen Bergmark, we assist at a post-Bergmanian scene with more marriages, and the sexual confidence and the irony of the scriptwriter of Kitchen Stories, here at his debut feature as director….” selection committee

              16.07.2009
              UNTER BAUERN - RETTER IN DER NACHT world premiere in Locarno on Piazza Grande

              UNTER BAUERN – RETTER IN DER NACHT directed by Ludi Boeken will have it’s world premiere at the International Filmfestival Locarno on Piazza Grande in presence of actress Veronica Ferres, director Ludi Boeken and Marga Spiegel & Anni Aschoff among others on Thursday, 06. August 09 at 21:30. The film recounts the true story of the Jewish Spiegel family who found refuge for almost three years with farmers in Westphalia during the Second World War. The cinema release in Germany is scheduled for 08. October 09 by 3L Filmverleih. (coming soon: www.unterbauern-derfilm.de)

              25.04.2009
              HUACHO premieres in "Semaine de la Critique" in Cannes

              Pandora is participating in this years Cannes film festival with the Chilean-French-German co-production "Huacho", the first film by Chilean director Alejandro Fernandez Almendras. The film competes for the Camera d`Or and describes a day in the life of four members of a peasant family, who lives in the south of Chile.

              15.02.2009
              GIGANTE wins Silver Bear-Grand Jury Prix, Alfred-Bauer-Prize and Best First Feature Award

              CONGRATULATION to our involved fellow filmmakers!!! Argentinian-born director Adrian Biniez's humorous, very original feature debut GIGANTE was the big winner at the Berlinale Closing Gala ceremony. The film won Silver Bear - Grand Jury Prize and the Alfred Bauer Prize. The jury, headed by Tilda Swinton said: "…(the director) imbued with the same passion to use cinema to do what cinema can do best: to tell important stories about our time and the human condition…". In addition the film got Best First Feature Award by the separate three-member international jury, considering 25 films from all Berlinale programmes. Jury member, Rafi Pitts: "…it (the film) rocks and proofs that cinema is alive!". In Germany distributor Neue Visionen will release GIGANTE in autumn.

              22.01.2009
              GIGANTE in competition at Berlinale

              We are proud to annouce that that GIGANTE directed by Adrián Biniez is invited to Berlinale competition. The film is the debutfilm of Uruguayan writer and director Adrián Biniez and a co-production between Uruguay/Germany/Argentina/Holland. In addition THE STRENGH OF WATER will be screened in the Generation 14plus section. 35 RUM released by Real Fiction on 5. March 09 in Germany, will be screened as preview for cinema owners and professionals with Berlinale accreditation at Hackesche Höfe.

              16.01.2009
              THE STRENGTH OF WATER in Tiger Award Competition Rotterdam

              Armagan Ballantynes debut film THE STRENGH OF WATER will have its world premiere on monday, january 26th, in the Tiger Competition at the the Rotterdam International Filmfestival. This is the first time that a film from New Zealand is participating in this prestigous section. The film was shot in New Zealand and postproduced in Germany. It tells the story of 11-year old Maori-boy Kimi, who is forced apart from his twin-sister. He has to find strength to let go of what he loves the most. Furthermore our films TULPAN, 33 SCENES FROM LIFE and 35 RHUMS will be screened in Rotterdam.

              12.11.2008
              Asia Pacific Screen Award- Best Feature Film goes to TULPAN

              Tulpan directed by Sergey Dvortsevoy took home the main feature prize at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, the region's 'Oscar', at a special ceremony yesterday on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. The Awards were determined by an International Jury headed by Australian Director Bruce Beresford. In all, 32 films repping 17 countries were in the running. CONGRATULATION!!!

              03.11.2008
              TEZA collects six prizes in Carthage incl. Best Film Award

              Chaired by the well-known Algerian writer, Yasmina Khadra, the Jury awarded TEZA, written and directed by Haile Gerima, six main prizes at 22nd edition of Africa's Carthage Film Festival, including the coveted Golden Tanit – Best Film Award for its "modesty and genius." Tanit is a Phoenician lunar goddess, worshipped as the patron goddess at Carthage. The film also picked up awards for Best Scenario (Haile Gerima),Best Image (Mario Masini), Best Editing (Haile Gerima), Best Music (Vijay Iyer & Jorga Mesfin) and last but not least: Best Supporting Actor (Abeye Tedla). The Carthage Film Festival, which showcases Arab and African films, is held every two years in the Tunisian capital. CONGRATULATION TO HAILE AND ALL PRIZE WINNERS !!!!!

              27.10.2008
              TULPAN takes Best Film and Director Award at Tokyo Festival

              Sergey Dvortsevoy's TULPAN was awarded the Tokyo Sakura Grand Prix and the Best Director Prize at the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF). Jon Voight, the jury head, stated: "The jury was unanimous. We all considered it a surpassing artistic achievement". TULPAN was also the second highest rated competition entry in a local critics poll published in the official TIFF daily newspaper.

              02.10.2008
              35 RHUMS gets Art Cinema Award in Hamburg

              The Art Cinema Award presented by Confédération Internationale des Cinémas d'Art et d'Essai (C.I.C.A.E.)at Filmfest Hamburg went to 35 RHUMS by Claire Denis, the film was shot last autumn in Paris and Luebeck. Filmfoerderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein augments the prize with a financial support for the funding of PR measures by the German distributor Real Fiction, who releases the film in February 2009 in German cinemas.

              06.09.2008
              TEZA wins Special Jury Award and Award for Best Script in Venice

              The Venezia 65 Jury, chaired by Wim Wenders, having viewed all twenty-one films in competition, decided to give SPECIAL JURY PRIZE and OSELLA for Best Screenplay to TEZA director Haile Gerima. In addition TEZA wins Signis Award (special mention), CinemAvvenire Award (“The circle is not round. Cinema for peace and the richness of diversity” Award) and Unicef Award. We are very proud and congratulate Haile, all actors and crew!!

              03.09.2008
              every Pandora film of this year present in Toronto

              We are happy that all 2008 Pandora Film productions and co-productions have their North America premiere at Toronto International Filmfestival: In section "Special Presentation: 35 RHUMS by Claire Denis

              in "Discovery" TULPAN by Sergei Dvorsevoy

              under section "Contemporary World Cinema" 33 SCENES FROM LIFE by Malgośka Szumowska, TEZA by Haile Gerima & O'HORTEN by Bent Hamer. We congratulate all filmmakers and thank you for the wonderful films!!! More information: www.tiff08.ca

              18.08.2008
              Silver Leopard for 33 SCENES FROM LIFE by Malgoska Szumowska.

              On Saturday August 16th, the film "33 Scenes from life" by Malgoska Szumowska won the Silver Leopard (Price of the International Jury) and the second price from the Youth Jury. The film was co-produced with STI Studio Filmowe and Shot Szumowski, both Warsaw and ZDF/ARTE. The film will now travel to Toronto International Filmfestival and then on to Pusan International Filmfestival, it will have its German Cinema release in November (Real Fiction)

              29.07.2008
              TEZA by Haile Gerima and 35 RHUMS by Claire Denis in Venice

              TEZA by Haile Gerima will be presented as world premiere in "Competition" at 65. Venice Film Festival. In 1970 young Anberber has studied in West-Germany and returns post-graduate to Ethiopia. Once in Addis, however, Amberber cannot stomach the anti-dissent of the new so called Marxist regime. As he witnesses a brutal murder, he is ordered on a mission to East-Germany. He uses an opportunity to escape to the West until the Wall falls and Ethiopia’s regime comes to a closure. Now 60-year-old Amberber arrives finally at his home village… It's a story about hope and disillusionment, about foreignness and homeland.

              35 RHUMS, a French-German co-production, directed by Claire Denis will have world premiere in "Out of competition" official programm presentation in Venice. The film, shot last autumn in Paris and Lübeck, tells the story of the separation of a widowed father (Alex Descas) from his daughter (Mati Diop) he has brought up on his own.

              23.07.2008
              World Premiere of 33 SCENES FROM LIFE in Locarno

              On Sunday, August 10th, Malgoska Szumowska's new film 33 SCENES FROM LIFE, starring Julia Jentsch, will have its world premiere in competition of the upcoming Locarno Filmfestival.

              14.07.2008
              TULPAN gets East of The West Award in Karlovy Vary

              TULPAN wins the main prize Best Film at the East-of-the-West Competition at this year Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and the Netpac Award by Network for Promotion of Asian Cinema. Director Sergey Dvortsevoy introduced the film personally and receipted both awards during closing night on 12. July 08.

              25.05.2008
              TULPAN wins Cannes Prix Un Certain Regard, Prix de la Jeunesse & Prix de l'Education Nationale

              Sergey Dvortsevoy's debut TULPAN has been awarded the top prize in Cannes' Un Certain Regard. The jury, led by Fatih Akin, chose the film from twenty films in competition. The film, set in the filmmakers' native Kazakhstan, was rapturously received at its screening in Cannes. In addition TULPAN wins the “Prix de la Jeunesse” selected from all films at Cannes Filmfestival by the International Youth Jury and the "Prix de l'Education Nationale" a prize given by the minister of education.

              24.04.2008
              TULPAN and O'HORTEN in Cannes offical selection Un Certain Regard

              We are happy to announce that the two Pandora Film Productions, TULPAN by Sergey Dvortsevoy and O’HORTEN by Bent Hamer, are selected for official program at Cannes International Filmfestival under section "Un Certain Regard". TULPAN is the first feature-length film by renowned documentary filmmaker Sergey Dvortsevoy, shot entirely in Kazakhstan. O'HORTEN directed by Bent Hamer (Kitchen Stories, Factotum) is a Norwegian-German co-production.

              19.03.2008
              NEW OFFICE ADDRESS

              please note our new address: BALTHASARSTRASSE 79-81, D-50670 KÖLN (all tel.no, fax and e-mails remain unchanged)

              22.02.2008
              MADONNEN & DIE UNERZOGENEN pre-selected for German Film Award

              The Jury of German Film Academy pre-selected our projects under following categories for all academy members to nominate until end of March 2008. FOR YOUR CONDIDERATION: MADONNEN >>Best Feature Film- Pandora Film<<, >>Lead Actress - Sandra Hüller<<, >> Best Director - Maria Speth<<, >>Best Script - Maria Speth<< DIE UNERZOGENEN >>Best Lead Actress - Ceci Chuh<<, >>Best Supporting Actress - Pascale Schiller<<, >>Best Supporting Actors - Georg Friedrich<<

              12.02.2008
              German Critics Prize 2007 goes to DIE UNERZOGENEN

              On the occasion of this year's Berlinale the German Film Critic Association awarded the prestigious GERMAN CRITIC PRIZE 2007, the only German Award selected exclusively by all film critics, for Best Debut to DIE UNERZOGENEN by Pia Marais. The Film released through Real Fiction Filme is still screening in German Cinemas. www.dieunerzogenen.de ------------------------------------------- In addition we congratulate Ceci Chuh, lead actress, for winning BEST EUROPEAN TALENT PRIZE offered to a young actress at Premiers Plans Festival in Angers (France).

              06.12.2007
              German Cinema Releases around Xmas - MADONNEN, DIE UNERZOGENEN, HOPE

              At this year festive season three Pandora films are released in German cinemas: --> 06.12.07 MADONNEN by Maria Speth, --> 27.12.07 DIE UNERZOGENEN by Pia Marais, --> 17.01.08 HOPE by Stanislaw Mucha - !!! HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THE CINEMA !!!

              18.10.2007
              HOPE at Hofer Filmtage and in Braunschweig

              The german premiere of HOPE by Stanislaw Mucha will be at the 41.INTERNATIONALE HOFER FILMTAGE in the end of October. It will also be screened at the 21. INTERNATIONALE FILMFEST BRAUNSCHWEIG in November. The german cinema release will be in December.

              12.10.2007
              MADONNEN by Maria Speth wins Hessischer Filmpreis 2007

              We congratulate Maria Speth for winning "Hessischen Filmpreis 2007", the highest endowed director's award in Germany, presented during gala ceremony in Frankfurt a.M. on 12th October. The jury says: the film "never ceases to surprise the viewer" and is "a fascinating – and very contemporary – reflection on what it means to be a mother (...)MADONNEN shows that film can also be a tool of expression, mindset and challenge - Cinema Art - and not only distraction and consensus." MADONNEN opens on German screens through Peripher Verleih 06. December 2007.

              17.08.2007
              DISENGAGEMENT by Amos Gitai at 64. Venice Film Festival - Out of Competition - Venezia Maestri

              Disengagement by Amos Gitai will be presented as world premiere at Venice Film Festival in the Out of Competition - Venezia Maestri section. The film – an Israeli/French/Italian/German co-production – is the story of Ana (Juliette Binoche), a French woman of Israeli origin who following the death of her father meets the Israeli half brother Uli and decides to return to Israel to look for the daughter who had been abandoned 20 years ago. Crossing the borders by land and by sea, Ana and Uli end up in the turmoil of the Israeli military free zone in Gaza in 2005.

              03.07.2007
              THE UNPOLISHED has won the "Best First Feature Film prize" at the 28th Durban International Film Festival

              The award "Best First Feature Film" of Durban IFF(Southafrica) is shared by Pia Marais for DIE UNERZOGENEN and South-Korean director Jong-bin Yun (Unforgiven). The Jury says:"...The Unpolished is an autobiographic film of laudable courage and subtlety....boast strong performances and a successful 'mise en scene'..." Many Congratulations!

              30.05.2007
              HOPE in Moscow and Karlovy Vary

              HOPE, the first feature film by Stanislaw Mucha, will have its worldpremiere in the main competition of the Moscow International Filmfestival end of june. Immediately after that it will be screened in the "East of the west" - competition of this years Karlovy Vary International Filmfestival. The german release is scheduled for end of the year.

              28.04.2007
              DIE UNERZOGENEN wins Crossing Europe Linz and in Buenos Aires BAFICI

              This Saturday the CROSSING EUROPE Award 2007 European Competition powered by Linz 2009 European Capital of Culture, went to DIE UNERZOGENEN/THE UNPOLISHED by the German director Pia Marais. The film convinced the jury with its high energy level, the performances, the director’s careful distance in showing some very serious scenes and the commitment to her personal vision. Already at the Buenos Aires International Film Festival (3. – 15. April 07) Pia Marais received the Signis Award for our film DIE UNERZOGENEN. Thanks for your support and congratulations!!!

              26.03.2007
              Best Actress Award for Ceci Chuh and Pascale Schiller for DIE UNERZOGENEN in Las Palmas

              Festival Internacional de Cine Las Palmas de Gran Canaria awarded Ceci Chuh & Pascale Schiller Best Actress Award and Special Jury Mention to director Pia Marais for the film THE UNPOLISHED/ DIE UNERZOGENEN. Pia Marais received her Award personally last Saturday in Las Palmas. Also our co-production TO GET TO HEAVEN FIRST YOU HAVE TO DIE picked up Best Cinematography Award for DoP Pascal Lagriffoul. We pass on our good best wishes !!

              20.03.2007
              Sandra Hüller wins Best Actress Award in Argentina for her role in MADONNEN

              Sandra Hüller received the Silver Astor - best actress award at the 22nd Mar del Plata Int. Film Festival for her performance in "Madonnen" (directed by Maria Speth). Congratulation!

              02.02.2007
              DIE UNERZOGENEN by Pia Marais wins TIGER AWARD!

              On Friday night the jury of IFFR Competition, headed by Toronto Festival director Piers Handling, honored our film DIE UNERZOGENEN (THE UNPOLISHED) by Pia Marais with the VPRO TIGER AWARD. The international Competition contained 15 films by first or second-time directors. (other equal Tiger went to “Love Conquers All” and third tiger was split between “Bog Of Beasts” and “Afr”). The jurors commended Pia Marais’ film "for its nuanced portrayal of a young girl trying to find meaning in a society that has lost all sense of direction. Her instinctive search to better herself gives the film its emotive power. The filmmaker is also highly adept at creating a disturbing and unsettled reality assisted by the highly gifted performance of the young girl and her parents" Congratulation and a big hug to Pia Marais and the entire cast and crew!

              01.02.2007
              MADONNEN world premiere in Berlinale Forum + SCREENING DATES

              We are proud to present the world premiere of MADONNEN (Madonnas) by Maria Speth at Berlinale "International Forum Of New Cinema".------> WORLD PREMIERE: Sun,11.Feb.-18:45-Delphi-Filmpalast / Mon,12.Feb.-10:00-CineStar 8 / Tue,13.Feb.-20:00-Colosseum 1 / Sun,18.Feb.-12:30-Arsenal

              05.01.2007
              DIE UNERZOGENEN in Tiger Awards Competition Rotterdam + CLICK HERE NOW for screening dates

              "DIE UNERZOGENEN" (int. "THE UNPOLISHED") directed by Pia Marais is invited to the Tiger Awards Competition Rotterdam. The International Film Festival Rotterdam 24.01. - 04.02.07 holds the well renowned international competition of first time director's feature films in Europe.--------->WORLD PREMIERE Sat,27.Jan-19:15-Pathe5 / ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS: Sun, 28.Jan-10:30-Pathe5 / Tue, 30.Jan-13:30-Pathe4 / Sat, 3.Feb-22:00-Pathe4 / PRESS & INDUSTRY SCREENINGS: Fri, 26.Jan-09:30-Doelen Juriaanse Zaal / Mon, 29.Jan-14:00-Cinerama3

              12.07.2006
              Feltrinelli in Locarno

              The italian-swiss-german coproduction "Feltrinelli" by Alessandro Rossetto was selected by the Locarno Filmfestival 2006 and will have its world premiere in the section "Cinéastes du Présent".

              05.07.2006
              Frankfurt office moved

              please note new address and tel/fax of our Frankfurt office for Karl Baumgartner, Gwen Cornelius (assistant), Niddastrasse 64, 60329 Frankfurt a.M., Tel. +49-(0)69-242 47 441, Fax +49-(0)69-242 47 443

              20.04.2006
              "LIGHTS IN THE DUSK" & "TO GET TO HEAVEN FIRST YOU HAVE TO DIE" & "YOU AM I" are selected for Cannes official programme

              The Official Selection of the Festival de Cannes has invited three Pandora Film Coproductions for this year official programme: "LIGHTS IN THE DUSK" by Aki Kaurismäkis is presented in The Competition. Un Certain Regards shows "TO GET TO HEAVEN FIRST YOU HAVE TO DIE" by Djamshed Usmonov and "YOU AM I" by Kristijonas Vildziunas.

              03.04.2006
              EL CUSTODIO wins three prizes at Mexican Filmfestival

              El Custodio wins three main prizes at one of Latin America's most important filmfestival in Guadalajara (Mexico): Best Film (shared with Brasilian film "Aspirinas E Urubus"), Best Script and the Critic FIPRESCI Award

              19.02.2006
              EL CUSTODIO wins Alfred-Bauer prize at Berlinale 2006.

              Matthew Barney of the International Berlinale Jury handed over the Alfred Bauer Prize to RODRIGO MORENO, director of EL CUSTODIO, on Saturday night award ceremony. The International Jury awards the Alfred Bauer Prize for a film in competition that "opens new perspectives in art of filmmaking".

              08.02.2006
              EL CUSTODIO in competiton at BERLINALE 2006

              EL CUSTODIO was selected for official competition at Berlinale 2006. World Premiere on 13. Feb 06 at 19:30h at the Berlinale Palast.

              21.11.2005
              STRANGER (ONO) nominated for European Film Award

              The European Film Academy has announced, that our film Stranger (Ono) is nominated for the European Film Academy Discovery 2005 - Prix Fassbinder. The final decisions will be announced on the ceremony in Berlin on December 3rd.

              07.09.2005
              AYURVEDA

              There is information available regarding the Ayurvedic doctors from Pan Nalin's film "Aurveda - Art of Being". Please get in touch with us if you need these contacts.

              01.05.2005
              Awards for "Stranger"

              „Stranger“ wins best director award at goEast Festival in Wiesbaden. - Malgosia Bela gets award for best female performance at SCHERMI D'AMORE Festival in Verona, where STRANGER wins the “Stefano Reggiani” award by the Veneto Order of Journalists

              25.04.2005
              "Factotum" in Cannes

              Bent Hamer's ("Kitchen Stories", "Eggs") new film "Factotum" will be screened at the "Quinzaine des Réalisateurs" in Cannes.

              01.03.2005
              Award for Aki Kaurismäki

              This year on March 18th, the "KUNSTPREIS BERLIN 2005" will go to Aki Kaurismäki.The "Akademie der Künste" is giving this award to the Finnish director on behalf of the federal state of Berlin.

              31.01.2005
              "Whisky" wins GOYA

              "Whisky" wins at Spain's Academy Awards the GOYA for best foreign Spanish-language film.

              19.12.2004
              "Whisky" wins main award at Havana Film Festival

              "Whisky" wins the Coral Award for best Fiction Film at the Havana Film Festival 2004. The Festival in Havana is considered to be the most significant one in Latin America.

              30.11.2004
              "Stranger" at Sundance 2005

              "Stranger" was selected for World Cinema Dramatic Competition at 2005 Sundance Film Festival

              31.10.2004
              "Tokyo Grand Prix" for "Whisky"

              At the 17th Tokyo International Film Festival, "Whisky" has been awarded twice - the film won the "Tokyo Grand Prix" and leading actress Mirella Pascual the "Award for Best Performance by an Actress in Leading Role". Congratulations!

              24.09.2004
              Entries for Academy Award 2005

              For the OSCAR 2005, our following three co-productions have been chosen as entries for the Academy Award for best foreign film: "Le Chiavi di casa" (Italy), "Mein Name ist Bach" (Switzerland) and "Whisky" (Uruguay)

              10.08.2004
              Raimondo Rezzonico-Price for Karl Baumgartner

              Karl "Baumi" Baumgartner received the Raimondo Rezzonico-Price for independent producer of the year within the Locarno Film Festival 2004.

              21.05.2004
              "Whisky" won in the Cannes section "Un certain Regard"

              WHISKY by Juan Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stoll won in the section "Un certain regard" the "Prix du regard original" and "Fipresci prize".

              05.02.2004
              Oscar 2004: Whale Rider - Nomination for Keisha Castle-Hughes "Actress in a leading role"

              Congrats to Keisha for her Oscar Nomination for best actress in a leading role, this is a great achievement for the young actress who was only 11 years old at the time of filming. She becomes the youngest ever best actress Nominee in Oscar history.