New Films

  • Learning to Forget
  • In China more people are on death row than the rest of the world combined. The children of the convicts are most often left alone, stigmatized and living in the streets. Some of the abandoned kids are picked up by an orphanage founded by a former prison guard that the children call Grandma Zhang. Here they learn to live a life without parents and prepare for a world outside where they have to prove the misconceptions about them wrong. We learn to understand the climate and the political issues of the Chinese system through Grandma Zhang, but the main stories of loss, shame, and hope are told through the children.

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  • Bugs
    • DK 2016
    • society
    • food
    • 76', 52', 8x25', 4x45'
    • Andreas Johnsen
  • Will eating insects save our earth? A gastronomic adventure with Nordic Food Lab by Andreas Johnsen

    Insects as food is a hot topic. Particularly over the last few years, since the UN recommended edible insects as a resource to combat world hunger, they have been heralded for their taste by cooks and gastronomes, for their low ecological impact by environmentalists and for their nutritional content by public health scientists. It would seem that insects are the new superfood that will fix all our problems of global food security.

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  • The Chinese Lives Of Uli Sigg
  • The Swiss Uli Sigg had an impact on China's shifting economic policy after the Mao era. He has also established the world’s most significant collection of contemporary Chinese art. The majority of this collection will be transferred to Hong Kong's M+ museum, due to open in 2019. A documentary about the entrepreneur, diplomat and art collector Uli Sigg in the tense and ongoing transformation of Chinese society from the late 1970s until today.

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  • Future Baby
  • A film about the future of human reproduction as it is happening right before our eyes. This investigation takes us around the world to patients and researchers, to egg donors and surrogate mothers, to laboratories and clinics. The hopes and wishes of future parents mesh with research on how to optimize the human genome in the face of an ever accelerating rate of progress. How far do we want to go?

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  • BOI, Song Of A Wanderer
  • Boi is a story about identity - a young woman becomes the ‘girl with a mustache’, later an attractive man. Private archives and self-reflective portraits form an intimate account of 12 years of transition against the backdrop of vibrant cities like Tel Aviv, Tokyo and New York. A film about sexual fluidity and staying out of categories.

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Latest News

Awards for WALLS and VARICELLA @ IDFA 2015

WALLS by Pablo Iraburu and Migueltxo Molina won the Oxfam Global Justice Award and Victor Kossakovsky’s VARICELLA got an honorable mention at the Kids&Docs Section @ IDFA this year! Congrats to everyone involved!

Like The Others @ DOK Leipzig

"Like The Others" by Constantin Wulff is having its international premiere at DOK Leipzig!

Screening Dates:

THU, 29/10/2015, 22.00, CineStar 8

SAT, 31/10/2015, 16.00 , CineStar 8

First Award for 10 Billion - What's On Your Plate?

10 Billion - What's On Your Plate? by Valentin Thurn just won its first award as Best Documentary @ Peace and Love Film Festival in Sweden!

Congratulations!

TOTO @ TRIBECA

'a well-rounded and immersive portrait of drug-abuse, without feeling exploitative or sentimental‘ Tribeca

screening dates:

FRI,April 17, 9 pm @ Regal Cinemas Battery Park

SUN, April 19, 5 pm @ Regal Cinemas Battery Park

WED, April 22, 3.45 pm @ Bow Tie Cinemas Chelsea

FRI, April 24, 4.30 pm Regal Cinemas Battery Park

AWARDS @ MILLENIUM DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL

Congratulations to Toto and His Sisters and The Chinese Mayor for being awarded 1st and 2nd place at the Millenium Documentary Film Festival !

Festivals & Markets

  • DocsBarcelona
  • May 25, 2016 - May 27, 2016
  • Astrid participates in the Speed Meetings from 25/05-27/05.

  • Cannes Film Festival
  • May 10, 2016 - May 17, 2016
  • Salma Abdalla and Youn Ji will be in Cannes from May 10-17.
    Visit us at our booth at the RIVIERA under Austrian Films Umbrella, Booth Nr. K6

  • Hot Docs
  • May 1, 2016 - May 6, 2016
  • Inka Achté will attend.

  • Visions du Reel, Nyon
  • April 19, 2016 - April 21, 2016
  • Andrea Hock and Liselot Verbrugge will be in Nyon this week!

  • Tribeca Film Festival
  • April 15, 2016 - April 20, 2016
  • Salma represents the World Premiere of BUGS in New York.