At the international film festival Mostra Sao Paulo, Brazil, our documentary feature THE PATENT WARS won the award for best documentary! We feel very honoured!
Our film THE PATENT WARS starts its global festival journey. In the USA, and next will be the Mostra Internacional de Cinema Sao Paulo.
Even more, the film is nominated for Prix Europa!
On Tuesday July 1st, 10.55pm, arte TV will air the feature-length documentary THE PATENT WARS for the first time. Afterwards the film will be available on-demand on www.arte.tv for one week.
The social economic impact of the global patent system is actually a very relevant topic but has hardly found its way into public debate.
The documentary LA ÚLTIMA CALLE – THE LAST STREET has received an award for best documentary in the student competition at Astra Film Festival in Sibiu, Romania.
Moments of gentle poetry in an ambience that mixes at one and the same time a nostalgia for the past and a renewed desire to bring back fraternity back to life – Rasmus Sievers and Marina Monsonis have authored a documentary that is simultaneously light, authentic but also profoundly in touch with humanity.
The documentary WHITE LOBSTER was honorably mentioned in the section BERLIN TODAY AWARD of Berlinale.
The documentary was shot on the carribean coast of Nicaragua as part of Berlinale’s “Berlin Today Award”.
SHOSHOLOZA EXPRESS has received two awards at Achtung Berlin Festival:
Best documentary in the ‘Mittellanger Film’ section, and the Award of Zitty Magazin readers’ jury.
Meanwhile ZEITRISS received its third award for best experimental film at the International Film Festival Aubagne.
The short film ZEITRISS (D: Joaquim Casalprim i Suárez) continues its successful festival tour: It will be one out of eight German contributions at the renowned short film festival in Clermont-Ferrand.
It will also be shown at Regensburger Kurzfilmwoche as well as in the festivals in Aubagne, Angers, and San Sebastián.
Barceloneta is mourning the loss of an extraordinary figure: Emilia Llorca died in a car crash shortly before Christmas, leaving a vacuum not only in her family, but also in her district, being one of the major fighters for social rights in local politics, and never failing to motivate and encourage others through her generous and upstanding personality. She deserves all due respect and gratitude.
Emilia Llorca was one of the protagonists in the documentary LA ÚLTIMA CALLE – THE LAST STREET.
The experimental short film ZEITRISS (D: Joaquim Casalprim i Suárez) received two awards shortly after its premiere in Lille. At vad Filmfestival in Girona/Spain it it was the winner of the Award of the Fundació Fita, endowed with 2000 Euros; in Madrid it was awarded “Premio Caja Madrid” for best film editing.
It will also be shown at festivals in Lausanne, Münster, Granada, Brno, Bozen, and Warsaw.
After its successful festival tour the first QUIO VIDEO now got recognition by the director who actually inspired us a lot while doing this film. Es gewann beim Babelgum Music Video Award den Grand Prize. Director and jury member Michel Gondry honoured our film by giving it the Grand Prize at Babelgum Music Video Award:
I liked the originality of the piece, which came from its composition – on multiple levels. It has some great colours and in-camera effects that really spoke to certain things that I like. Some of it was funny, some sad, and it was all executed very well – a nice balance of emotionalism and energy.
The film will be screened as part of the series “New German Film” at
December 18th, 9.15 p.m.
After the premiere, the film about two Nicaraguan artists will be shown during a tour throughout Germany as well as in some Latin American film festivals.