Beyond Wriezen / Nach Wriezen

A movie about life after serving time in jail.

2012, 88 Min, Documentary, 16:9, DCP,
(original) German title: nach Wriezen

This documentary tells the story about three delinquent adolescents Imo (22), Jano (17), and Marcel (25), after the day of their release from prison in Wriezen (Germany), for a period of three years.

Frontcover_nach_wriezen– Filmtrailer: youtube
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– Distribution: CINEPHIL –
– DVD (with English subtitles) available at: Renaissance Medien Shop
– DVD with educational or screening license available at: Filmsortiment

a production of Filmuniversity Babelsberg “Konrad Wolf”

DIRECTOR Daniel Abma
EDITING Jana Dugnus
CINEMATOGRAPHY Johannes Praus & Anja Läufer
SOUND EDITING Alexandra Praet, Malte Eiben, Tim Altrichter, Constantin Kirsten
MUSIC Henning Fuchs
PRODUCTION Catarina Jentzsch


  • Grimme Award 2015, Germany
  • Best movie Favourites Filmfestival Bremen 2014, Germany
  • Best movie Pravo Ljudski Film Festival 2013, Sarajevo
  • special mention Kasseler Dokfest 2013, Germany
  • Best 1st–2nd Documentary Minsk International Film Festival Listapad 2013, Belarus
  • Best feature-lenght Documentary Sehsüchte Filmfestival 2013 Potsdam, Germany
  • Best Editing Sehsüchte Filmfestival 2013 Potsdam, Germany
  • Audience Award Docudays UA Kiev 2013
  • Special mention ecumenical jury Achtung Berlin Filmfestival 2013
  • Young talents price Incredible Filmfestival 2013 Potsdam, Germany
  • Nomination “best student documentary” IDFA International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2012, the Netherlands


  • Oct. 2012, DOK Leipzig International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, German Competition
  • Nov. 2012, IDFA International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, Student Competition
  • Jan. 2013, DocPoint Helsinki, Finland
  • Mar. 2013, One World Human Rights Documentary Film Festival Prague, Czech Republic
  • Mar. 2013, Bergamo Filmmeeting, Italy
  • Mar. 2013, Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Greece
  • Mar. 2013, Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Kiev, Ukraine
  • Apr. 2013, Achtung Berlin new berlin film award, Documentary Competition
  • Apr. 2013, SEHSÜCHTE 42. International Studentfilmfestival, Documentary Competition
  • Mai. 2013, Filmkunstfest Schwerin, Germany, Documentary Competition
  • Mai. 2013, Neissefilmfestival, Grosshenningsdorf, Germany
  • Mai. 2013, DOK.fest München, Germany
  • Mai. 2013, Human Rights Filmfestival Barcelona, Spain
  • Mai. 2013, One World Human Rights Filmfestival Brussels, Belgium
  • Jul. 2013, Lubuskie Lato Filmowe Lagów, Documentary Competition, Poland
  • Aug. 2013, Favourites Film Festival, Berlin, Germany
  • Aug. 2013, Incredible Filmfestival, Potsdam, Germany
  • Sep. 2013, IHRFFA | International Human Rights Festival Albania, Tirana, Albania
  • Oct. 2013, Antenna International Documentary Festival, Sidney, Australia
  • Oct. 2013, Nürnberger Filmfestival der Menschenrechte, Nürnberg, Germany
  • Oct. 2013, Document 11 International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Oct. 2013, CinéDOC – Documentary Film Festival, Tbilisi, Georgia, international competition
  • Nov. 2013, Minsk International Film Festival LISTAPAD, Minsk, Republic of Belarus
  • Nov. 2013, 30. Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- und Videofest, Kassel, Germany
  • Nov. 2013, Pravo Ljudski Film Festival, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Nov. 2013, FILMZ festival des Deutschen Kino, Mainz, Germany, Documentary competition
  • Nov. 2013, Oulu International Children’s and Youth Film festival, Oulu, Finland
  • Mai. 2014, Favourites Film Festival Bremen, Bremen, Germany
  • Jun. 2014, Gdansk DocFilm Festival, Gdansk, Poland
  • Nov. 2014, Filmfest Berlin Lichtenberg, Berlin, Germany
  • Aug. 2017, Wilde Möhre Festival, Göritz, Germany