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January 9, 2012


The broadcaster WDR joins our cross-media feature documentary WHO IS THOMAS MÜLLER? as co-producer. The WDR will be involved both in the cinema movie and the online activities.

At WDR Jutta Krug takes responsibility for the project as commissioning editor.

Director and scriptwriter Christian Heynen is no newcomer to WDR. Besides WDR his films where already shown on 3SAT, ARTE, Discovery Channel, Eins Festival, NDR, Phoenix, RBB, WDR, ZDF and ZDF Neo.

December 22, 2011

MONEY is selected for Documentary Campus Masterschool

Director Philipp Enders is invited with our documentary film project MONEY to the Documentary Campus Masterschool.

Together we will participate in four intensive workshops in different European cities. With the aid of international experts this programme will enhance the international potential of MONEY.

Consciously using childish naivety the documentary MONEY establishes a connection between money and religious belief. Thereby mammon provides a provacative perspective on our financial jungle.

December 13, 2011

New-media funding for WHO IS THOMAS MÜLLER?

Our cross-media feature documentary WHO IS THOMAS MÜLLER? is supported by the new media fund of Film- und Medienstiftung NRW. The new media fund was announced for the first time.

The cross-media project by director and screenwriter Christian Heynen questions whether a "typical German(ness)" even exists.

October 30, 2011

Funding for KID

The Film- und Medienstiftung NRW supports the international co-production KID, in which augenschein is involved as a co-producer.

The Belgian production company Prime Time is the delegate producer of this project.

The film by Fien Troch tells a family tragedy consistently through the eyes of the 7-year-old "Kid", who has to face the fears and hardships of the world.

KID is the third feature film of the young writer and director Fien Troch. Her first two films SOMEONE ELSES HAPPINESS and UNSPOKEN were shown in Toronto, Rotterdam, San Sebastian, Gothenburg, Turin, etc.

Tour du Faso
October 6, 2011

Shooting started for TOUR DU FASO

The shooting for our feature documentary TOUR DU FASO has started! For the first day of shooting our team did not have to venture further than the "Bergische Land" nearby Cologne, but next Monday director Wilm Huygen and his team will take off for their big trip to Burkina Faso. For three weeks they will follow Africa's largest cycle race and its mad protagonists.

TOUR DU FASO is produced with our French co-producer La Huit and funded by the Film and Media Foundation NRW, the FFA, the DFFF and the CNC.

The Cyclops
September 14, 2011

Film- und Medienstiftung NRW funds THE CYCLOPS

Good news from our regional fund Film- und Medienstiftung NRW! We are delighted that THE CYCLOPS will be supported by their production funding. The Finnish-German-Swedish co-production is the second feature film by Finnish director Jukka-Pekka Valkeapää.

THE CYCLOPS tells the story of two brothers whose dreams of attending the Olympic Games in 1940 are shattered by the Second World War. Filming will take place next spring.

Valkeapää´s debut film THE VISITOR premiered at the International Film Festival in Venice and was awarded the prize for best film and best cinematography at the International Film Festival in Gothenburg.

Amid Valleys and Mountains
June 10, 2011

Production funding for AMID VALLEYS AND MOUNTAINS

The Filmstiftung NRW is funding our feature film AMID VALLEYS AND MOUNTAINS. The movie is a Brazilian co-Production and the second movie by Philippe Barcinski.

With his debut film, Barcinski won over 20 international awards, including the festivals in Sundance and Chicago. The cast, too, is of excellent quality, featuring, among others, Daniel Hendler (Silver Bear 2004) and Sandra Corveloni (Palme d’Or 2008).

Tour du Faso
April 13, 2011

Filmstiftung NRW funding for TOUR DU FASO

We are glad to receive production support by our regional fund for our feature documentary TOUR DU FASO. Our project is supported by the newcomer section.

The film of director Wilm Huygen follows three underdogs in Africa's biggest cycling race, which is due to its special conditions a „myth“ among cyclers and fans in the whole world.

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