The augenschein Filmproduktion was founded in 2008 by Jonas Katzenstein and Maximilian Leo and is located in Cologne and Hamburg, Germany. The company’s focus lies on international film productions – both feature films and documentaries.

augenschein’s latest festival premieres were ANA, MON AMOUR by Golden Bear winner Calin Peter Netzer, which premiered in the Competition of the Berlinale 2017 and was awarded with a Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution. MY HAPPY FAMILY premiered in the world Dramatic Competition at the 2017 Sundance Filmfestival and had its international premiere at the Berlinale Forum 2017. In 2016 augenschein Filmproduktion had premieres at Cannes (APPRENTICE by Boo Junfeng) and at Berlinale (THE WOUNDED ANGEL by Emir Baigazin) as well.

Currently in postproduction is the Argentine-French-German feature INVISIBLE by Camera D’or winner Pablo Giorgelli as well as the French-Chilean-German-co-production LOS PERROS by Marcela Said, whose latest film premiered in Directors‘ Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival.

Parallel to the development of 7500, we are currently shooting THE INNOCENT by Simon Jaquemet, whose debut feature film CHRIEG was premiered at the International Film Festival San Sebastián and was invited to various international festivals, among them the Berlinale and Max Ophüls Film Festival, where it was awarded the renowned Max Ophüls Award.

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