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Amid Valleys and Mountains
September 24, 2012

AMID VALLEYS AND MOUNTAINS opens competition in Rio film festival

Our Brasilian co-production AMID VALLEYS AND MOUNTAINS opens the competition of Rio Film Festival, which takes place from 27th to 11th October. AMID VALLEYS AND MOUNTAINS is the second movie of Philippe Barcinski. With his debut film he won over 20 international awards, including at the festivals in Sundance and Chicago. We are confident that AMID VALLEYS AND MOUNTAINS will follow a similar route.

The film was co-produced by augenschein and funded by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW.

August 6, 2012

Shooting started for THE BODA BODA THIEVES in Uganda

Today we started shooting for THE BODA BODA THIEVES in Uganda. THE BODA BODA THIEVES is a co-production of augenschein and YES! THAT'S US. Director Donald Mugisha and producer James Tayler already collaborated with the films YOGERA and DIVIZIONZ. Both films attended international festivals like Berlinale, Rotterdam, Gothenburg and Karlovy Vary.

The social drama focusses on adolescent Abel and his family. The film gives us a deep insight into an urban african society and its dark sides.

Besides South African Film Fund THE BODA BODA THIEVES is supported by World Cinema Fund and the Hubert Bals Fund.

July 2, 2012

Broadcaster WDR co-produces FAHTHER and MY BROTHER'S KEEPER!

Great News! Two of our feature films will be co-produced by broadcaster WDR. Both films will be shot next year.

FATHER accompanies ten-year-old Nori, who is left alone in Kosovo during the 90’s and hits the road to find his father in Germany. The film will be directed by Visar Morina, who also wrote the screenplay.

In MY BROTHER'S KEEPER Gregor is searching for his missing brother and starts to get lost in his brothe’s life. The screenplay was written by Susanne Finken, the film will be directed by Maximilian Leo.

June 25, 2012

Funding for THE BEAUTY from Mecklenburg-Vorpommern & EURIMAGES

EURIMAGES and the Filmbüro Mecklenburg-Vorpommern support our French co-production THE BEAUTY.

THE BEAUTY is a poetic feature documentary about the necessity of art. By dealing with artworks, which were created secretly by inmates of concentration camps, director Christophe Cognet provides an intensive look at the life and death in the camps.

The Shooting of THE BEAUTY will start by the end of this month.

June 18, 2012

THE COALMAN wins the German Camera Award!

Congratulations to cinematographer Andreas Köhler for being awarded with the German Camera Award!

In our film THE COALMAN by director Wilm Huygen he portrays coal merchant Peter van de Beeck on his last delivery-tours through his hometown cologne. With his sensitive camera work Andreas always succeeded to find the right images for Wilms atmospheric film.

Huygen and Köhler continue their successful collaboration with our feature documentary TOUR DU FASO. The film is currently in the final stages of postproduction.

The Hardest Time
May 28, 2012

THE HARDEST TIME goes on air

On the 31.05. the WDR "Menschen hautnah" airs Antonia Coenes and Wilm Huygens documentary THE HARDEST TIME.

The documentary follows three teenagers who are on the verge of having sex for the first time in their life. In the middle of the most disturbing time of their young life they are faced with a thousand questions and uncertainties…

April 24, 2012

Production Funding for WHO IS THOMAS MÜLLER?

We have made one big step ahead in financing our cross-media feature documentary WHO IS THOMAS MÜLLER? We have gained production funding by our regional fund Film- und Medienstiftung NRW. The broadcasters WDR and MDR are also involved as co-producers.

Director and scriptwriter Christian Heynen is already preparing the shooting which is scheduled for the end of the year.

April 17, 2012

FATHER at CineLink in Sarajevo

FATHER was selected for the co-production market at CineLink. Together with director and scriptwriter Visar Morina we will present this feature film project to co-producers and TV-Stations.

FATHER accompanies ten-year-old Nori, who is left alone in Kosovo during the 90’s and hits the road to find his father in Germany.

Visar Morina is a graduate of the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne. His graduate film DEATH BY SUFFICATION has been shown on more than 40 festivals and was broadcasted by ARTE. The script development of FATHER was funded by the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW.

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