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posted on 09.11.2017

Conducting a workshop @ film festival Cottbus

Today starts a 3-day-workshop for students from different film schools from eastern Europe during the wonderful Film Festival Cottbus. I have the honour to conduct this workshop, together with my great collegue Can Togay. Cottbus Next Generation has the aim to offer expertise of market access for students of film direction and film production.

posted on 05.10.2017

Return to the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF

Starting this month, I work part-time at the Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf in Potsdam, the film academy where I used to study. I am part of the academic staff, and in charge of the students who will have documentary classes with David Bernet and Stefan Schwietert and me this year. I am very grateful for this opportunity, curious and extremely looking forward to all!


posted on 25.07.2017

Tutor @ Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries, Latvia

At this years “Baltic Sea Docs”, a co-production forum for creative documentaries in Riga, I will be one of the tutors of the project development workshop. This workshop and the pitching take place from September 6 – 10, 2017.


posted on 18.06.2017

50 film festivals for TRANSIT HAVANA

This week TRANSIT HAVANA received it´s 50th festival-invitation! We are very proud :-) You can find the complete list of all festivals at this page.


posted on 11.05.2017

Trainer @ Civilpitch, Mai 2017, Tbilisi, Georgia

Ana Tsimintia and me will be the trainers during a 2-days pitching workshop which takes place at Cinedoc Tbilisi film festival. We will be tutoring 13 brand new documentary projects at the CivilPich: cooperations between Georgian filmmakers and local NGO´s. On the third day of the training the filmteams will pitch their projects in front of an international panel, moderated by Tue Steen Müller.
It´s gonna be an intense week, as I am also in the jury for the CivilDOC competition at the film festival. I am very much looking forward to this!


posted on 04.05.2017

DVD & VOD release TRANSIT HAVANA

Today TRANSIT HAVANA is released both on DVD and VOD: with English, German and Dutch subtitles. The DVD is available in shops in Germany, or get your copy online. VOD available here: https://vimeo.com/user5992327/vod_pages.


posted on 02.11.2016

Curating Filmfestival Cottbus

Proud on my first job as a festival curator – please take a look at the focus Cuba of film festival Cottbus, curated by Wolfgang Martin Hamdorf and me. The programme section features 19 short, medium length and long contributions by international and Cuban filmmakers.


posted on 09.09.2016

TRANSIT HAVANA on Dutch TV

Watch the 52min. version of TRANSIT HAVANA on NPO2 in the Netherlands – 14th September, 22:55h.


posted on 10.08.2016

Theatrical release TRANSIT HAVANA in Germany

November 3rd, TRANSIT HAVANA will have it´s start in german cinema´s, by german distributor RISE AND SHINE CINEMA.


posted on 01.06.2016

International Festivalpremiere TRANSIT HAVANA

The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival will screen TRANSIT HAVANA in the documentary competition.


posted on 25.04.2016

German Festivalpremiere TRANSIT HAVANA

Dok.fest Munich shows TRANSIT HAVANA in their international competition. This are the screening dates:
05/07/16, 18:00, City 2
05/09/16, 21:00, Rio 2
05/11/16, 17:00, ARRI Kino
05/13/16, 22:00, Atelier 1


posted on 19.03.2016

Award for best documentary in Amsterdam – TRANSIT HAVANA

In the Netherlands, TRANSIT HAVANA won the Juryprice “Best Documentary” at the LGBT-Filmfestival Amsterdam “Roze Filmdagen”!


posted on 03.03.2016

Dutch cinema release TRANSIT HAVANA

In the Netherlands, TRANSIT HAVANA will have it´s national premiere on 19th of March at two Dutch film festivals: “Movies that Matter” and “Roze Filmdagen”. The Dutch cinema release by distributor CINEMA DELICATESSEN will be at 24th of March.


posted on 27.09.2015

Preis für VORWÄRTSGANG

VORWÄRTSGANG (Porträt von Imo aus “Nach Wriezen”) gewinner im Kurzfilmwettbewerb Filmfestival Münster zusammen mit “Abseits der Autobahn” von Rhona Mühlebach! Große Freude!


posted on 01.09.2015

Picture Lock – Transit Havana

After 6 months of hardcore editing, picture lock done! Our film “Transit Havana” about new heroes of the Cuban revolution goes into the last phase of its post-production!


posted on 30.08.2015

Screenings “Nach Wriezen / Beyond Wriezen”

3x “Nach Wriezen” in Germany, Screenings in Cinema, Prison and on TV:
– 02.09.2015, Kino Krokodil Berlin, 20:30h
– 04.09.2015, ehemalige JVA Sudenburger Wuhne Magdeburg, 20:00h
– TV: Phoenix, Sa. 05.09. 22:30h


posted on 22.06.2015

“Nach Wriezen” auf Filmsortiment.de

FILMSORTIMENT.de bietet Schulen, Bildungseinrichtungen und Medienzentren ab sofort Beyond Wriezen / Nach Wriezen für Bildungsarbeit an. Der Film kommt im praktischen Paket mit DVD und Vorführlizenz. Zur optimalen Vorbereitung empfehlen wir das Pressematerial auf nachwriezen.de mit wertvollen Hintergrundinformationen zum Film.


posted on 15.04.2015

Jurymitglied bei “Achtung Berlin” Filmfestival

Heute fängt das Filmfestival “Achtung Berlin – new berlin film award” an. Ich freue mich auf 10 spannende Filme im Dokumentarfilmwettbewerb, und darf zusammen mit Annekatrin Hendel und Armin Dierolf jurieren.


posted on 30.03.2015

Grimme Preis für “Nach Wriezen”

“Nach Wriezen” gewinnt Grimme Preis in der Kategorie “Information und Kultur”: http://www.grimme-institut.de/html/index.php?id=1980


posted on 20.03.2015

Nach Wriezen auf rbb Fernsehen

26.03.2015, 23:30h


posted on 10.02.2015

VORWÄRTSGANG auf Festivals

Bei der Bamberger Kurzfilmtage und Landshuter Kurzfilmtage!


posted on 24.02.2015

24.02.2015 ZDF kultur 21:55h: VORWÄRTSGANG

Der Kurzfilm ist eine Auskopplung eines Erzählstranges des Dokumentarfilms Nach Wriezen


posted on 20.11.2015

Beyond Wriezen / Nach Wriezen auf DVD

Mit Bonusmaterial: u.a. deleted Scenes und ein Audiokommentar: Regisseur Daniel Abma im Gespräch mit der Filmkritikerin Anna Wollner.
Documentary “Beyond Wriezen” on DVD with english Subtitles!


posted on 02.11.2014

Beyond Wriezen / Nach Wriezen on TV

11.11.2014, 23:45h, RBB Fernsehen


posted on 05.10.2015

TV-Premiere! 7.10.2014 –> 3sat zeigt in der Reihe “Ab18!” VORWÄRTSGANG

VORWÄRTSGANG ist eine Auskopplung eines Erzählstranges des Dokumentarfilms Nach Wriezen: 1 Protagonist, neu geschnitten, mit bisher unveröffentlichtes Material! Eine Produktion der Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf im Auftrag von ZDF/3sat