posted on 29.03.2019
Mentor at Global Short Docs Forum
The Global Short Docs Forum (GSDF) is a initiative connecting filmmakers of documentary shorts with digital platforms. This year the GSDF took place in Ukraine during the wonderful Docudays UA film festival in Kiev. 16 Filmmakers selected from a global call attended a 4-day residential workshop with pitching training, mentoring, masterclasses from industry experts and one-to-one meetings with decision makers. I was one of the mentors this year, together with Qutaiba Barhamji, Flora Gregory, Jean Garde and Dominique Young. Besides mentoring I moderated a Case-Study with Ukraine film maker Alisa Kovalenko and French producer Stephane Siohan, in which we compared the two films they made who happen to be about the same story & protagonist: a short HOME MATCH and a feature length documentary HOME GAMES. We experienced all about challenges, opportunities, methods and lessons learnt.
posted on 25.02.2019
Beyond Wriezen @ Exhibition
An excerpt from BEYOND WRIEZEN can currently be seen as part of the exhibition PRISON / IM GEFÄNGNIS at the Musée international de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge in Geneva. The exhibition discusses philosophical, anthropological and sociological perspectives of imprisonment and also dares to ask the question of possible alternatives to our penalty system. In september 2020 the exhibition is to be seen at the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum in Dresden and October 2019 in the Musée des Confluences in Lyon (France).
posted on 08.01.2019
65 film festivals for transit havana
With the screening of Transit Havana at Festival de Cine Documental Prestas in Havana, Cuba last month, the counter of film festivals that screened the film stands on 65! You can find the complete list of all festivals here.
posted on 09.12.2018
Good news – I receive a research grant for my next documentary. Thank you VEVAM Fonds DirectorsNL!
posted on 07.11.2018
Looking back on a wonderful and intense edition of the DOK Leipzig Film Festival. Besides moderating Q&A´s and many meetings with film makers, friends and colleagues, I had the opportunity to pitch a new film idea at the annual co-production market of the festival.
posted on 15.10.2018
2nd year at Film University Babelsberg
Eight enthusiastic film students start their BA in film directing this week, and I have the honour to be their teacher and show them the wonderful world of documentary film making at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf
posted on 05.10.2018
Jurymember @ Filmkunsttage Sachsen-Anhalt
I will visit the Filmkunsttage Sachsen-Anhalt again this year, as part of the jury for “beste feature length film”. Together with my jury colleagues Ola Staszel and Lucie Hollmann, we will choose the winner of the main price of the film festival: an award and 5.000 EUR!
posted on 20.08.2018
TRANSIT HAVANA on RBB
Watch TRANSIT HAVANA on German TV channel RBB, August 26th, 23:10h.
posted on 01.05.2018
Selection Committee of DOK Leipzig
I start working as a member of the selection committee of the DOK Leipzig Film Festival this year, and am very excited to all the good films I will see – submissions are open until July 7th!
posted on 28.04.2018
Tutor @ Civilpitch Cinedoc Tbilisi, Georgia
Nine new Georgian documentaries who are at early stage of development will be presented during this year´s civil-pitch at the Cinedoc film festival in Tbilisi. Together with fellow tutors Andrea Kuhn (Nuremberg human rights film festival) and Tue Steen Müller (www.filmkommentaren.dk) we will conduct a 3 days pitching workshop this week.
posted on 09.03.2018
CivilPITCH in Ukraine – March 2018
What a wonderful thought: “Both representatives of the non-governmental sector and film directors want to achieve change in the society, each in their own way.” – I feel honoured to be tutor at both workshops of CIVIL PITCH (in the frame of Docudays UA film festival) together with Brigid Oshea, Katharina Bergfeld, Tue Steen Müller, Darya Bassel and Viktoria Khomenko in Kiev, Ukraine, this month.
posted on 03.03.2018
TV Premiere: TRANSIT HAVANA on ARTE
The cinema-version of TRANSIT HAVANA will have TV-Premiere on ARTE on March 12th, 23:40h (in France on March 13th, 00:15h).
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 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
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