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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.

January 16, 2012

WASTED DREAMS at Berlinale Co-Production Market

Our feature film project WASTED DREAMS was selected for the talent project section of the Berlinale Co-Production Market.

In WASTED DREAMS director and scriptwriter York-Fabian Raabe draws an intense portrait of an African refugee torn between the demands of his relatives in Gahna and the realities in Germany. The feature film debut of York-Fabian Raabe will be an international co-production.

BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH, his short film with a similiar topic, has won numerous awards (L.A. shorts, "Max Ophüls Preis" etc). and was screened at the most renowned festivals, such as Berlinale, Cannes, etc.

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.

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