LOS ÁNGELES

( 2014 | Mexico, Germany | feature | 97 min | color | Zapotec, Spanish w/ engl. subtitles | losangeles-film.com )

 

WORLD PREMIERE 64th Berlin International Film Festival (Forum)

 

SYNOPSIS
MATEO, 17, prepares to migrate to Los Angeles in order to support his humble family

in their small village in Southern Mexico, yet before he can depart the unforgiving

leader of the local gang demands that he commit murder to become a member!

 

CAST
Mateo Bautista Matías | Marcos Rodríguez Ruíz | Lidia García García

Daniel Bautista Gutierrez | Donaciano Bautista Matías | Valentina Ojeda Martínez

 

DIRECTOR | SCREENWRITER Damian John Harper
PRODUCERS Jonas Weydemann | Jakob Weydemann
CINEMATOGRAPHER Friede Clausz
SOUND DESIGNER | COMPOSER Gregor Bonse
EDITOR Lorna Steffen Hoeffler
PRODUCTION Weydemann Bros. GmbH
CO-PRODUCTION Cine Plus Filmproduktion | ZDF - Das Kleine Fernsehspiel

DISTRIBUTOR Farbfilm GmbH

WORLD SALES Picture Tree International

 

 

PRIZES
First Steps Award (feature)
Best First Feature (Guadalajara FICG)
LA Muse Award (LA FF)
Best First Feature (Berlin IFF, nominated)

Best Narrative Feature Award (Urbanworld FF NYC)

Best Narrative Feature Award (Bushwick FF NYC)

Best First Feature Award (Biberach FF)

 

 

FESTIVALS
64th Berlinale, Germany * Nomination Best Feature
FIC Guadalajara, Mexico *Best First Feature Award
LA Film Fest, USA *LA Muse Award
First Steps Award, Germany * The First Steps Award (Feature)

Moscow Int. FF, Russia
Shanghai Int. FF, China
Zlin FF, Czech Rep.
IndieLisboa, Portugal
Brussels FF, Belgium

Milano FF, Italy

Urbanworld FF NYC, USA * Best Narrative Feature Award

St. Petersburg FF, Russia

Bushwick FF, NYC, USA * Best Narrative Feature Award

Rio de Janeiro IFF, Brazil

Biberach FF, Germany * Best First Feature Award

Lünen FF, Germany

Plus Camerimage, Polen

 

© 2014 Weydemann Bros. | Cine Plus Filmproduktion | ZDF - Das Kleine Fernsehspiel | All rights reserved

ÖDLAND - DAMIT KEINER DAS SO MITBEMERKT

WASTELAND - SO THAT NO ONE BECOMES AWARE OF IT   ( Germany 2013 | documentary | 79 min | DCP | 1:2,39 | B/W | oedland-film.de )

 

 

WORLD PREMIERE 63rd Berlin International Film Festival (Generation)

 

DIE ZONE # presents
a documentary featuring AYA EL NOUMEIRI | MUHAMMAD ALI | MUSTAFA ALI
director ANNE KODURA
cinematographer | editor FRIEDE CLAUSZ
production sound mixers MATTHIAS REGER | ANNE KODURA
sound supervisor GREGOR BONSE
producers ANNE KODURA | FRIEDE CLAUSZ

 

 

SYNOPSIS

It is the summer holidays.
Deep in the woods and among some sheep pastures a bloc of flats stands on a former military base of the Soviet army. Surrounded by ruinous barracks, an overgrown soccer field and a brand new wire mesh fence. This is where Aya, Momo and Mustafa grow up. They spend the holidays at home at the asylum seeker's camp. Born and raised in Germany, they do not really understand this "asylum seeking thing", but rather want to be quite normal. They chase away the boredom by playing football, make a trip to the nearby lake and dabble in copper scrap trading. A story of childhood, home and the search for identity.

 

 

PRIZES

Open Eyes Jury Award @ (NIHRFF Nuremberg)

Best Documentary Emergence Feature (Oaxaca FF)

Crystal Bear (Nomination Berlin IFF)

 

 

FESTIVALS

63rd Berlin IFF (Generation), Germany* Nomination Crystal Bear
Refugee Review Warsaw
12 Semana de Cine Alemán, Mexico City, Mexico
Monterrey IFF, Mexico
Oaxaca FF, Mexico * Best Documentary Emergence Feature
Nuremberg International Human Rights FF (NHIRFF), Germany * Open Eyes Jury Award
Independent FF Osnabrück, Germany
Duisburger Filmwoche, Germany
Bratislava IFF, Slovakia
Lünen FF, Germany
Exposed FF Köln, Germany
Olympia IFF Athens, Greece
Festival dei Popoli, Italy
This Human World FF Vienna, Austria
Human Rights FF Mumbai, India

 

 

© 2013 DIE ZONE # Filmproduktion | All rights reserved

 

TEARDROP
( 2011 | USA, Germany | 35 mm CS | color | Dolby SR*D EX | 15 min | short fiction | teardrop-film.info )

 

 

SYNOPSIS
One afternoon Dan is brutally jumped and accosted by a gang in his neighborhood. The leader of Dans crew demands that he murder his punisher and earn his official "membership" into the crew: a teardrop tattoo under his eye.

 

CAST
Neal Kodinsky | Damion Omar Lee | Connor J Smith | Julio Cesar Pérez | Neev Bar-David
Ron Braunstein | Glenn Fleary | Justin Harris | De-Anne Dawkins | Vito Baltrusaitis

 

DIRECTOR | SCREENWRITER Damian John Harper
CINEMATOGRAPHER Friede Clausz
SOUND DESIGNER Gregor Bonse
COMPOSER Tina Rupp
EDITOR Lena Hatebur

 

 

PRIZES
 

Best Cinematography "Premio Cecilio Paniagua" (Int. Short FF Almería en Corto)

Best Cinematography (Int. Short FF Sehsüchte))

Best Cinematography (Int. Festival of Filmschools Munich)

Nomination "Golden Tadpole" (Plus Camerimage)

Audience Award (Brooklyn FF NYC)

John Muir Award (Yosemite International Film Awards)

Short Film Gold Award (Oregon Film Awards)

Nomination "Max Ophüls Prize" (short films)

 

 

FESTIVALS
14th Brooklyn Film Festival | 35th World Film Festival Montreal | 21st Message 2 Man St. Petersburg | Festival International de Cine Puebla | 19th Raindance Independent Film Festival London | 16th Ourense Festival de Cine International | 45th Int. Hofer Filmtage | 22nd Stockholm Int. Film Festival | Around The World in 14 Films Berlin | 19th Plus Camerimage Bydgoszcz | 34th Rencontres Henri Langlois, Poitiers France | 10th Int. Short Film Festival "Almería en Corto" | Tirana Int. Film Festival | 33rd Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis | 22nd Annual Cinequest Film Festival San Jose

 

 

PRODUCTION NOTES
Shot entirely on location in NYC, USA on Super16 mm with the Aaton-a-minima rigged onto a helmet camera rig constructed by myself. Zeiss HS. Kodak 7201 / 7219. 2K DI to 35 mm CS.

 

 

© 2011 HFF Munich | HFF "Konrad Wolf" | Harper & Clausz | All rights reserved

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZWEI MÜTTER

TWO MOTHERS   ( Germany 2013 | feature | 79 min | DCP | 1:1,85 | color | zweimuetter.de )

 

 

WORLD PREMIERE 63rd Berlin International Film Festival (Perspektive)

 

CAST Sabine Wolf | Karina Plachetka
DIRECTOR | SCREENWRITER Anne Zohra Berrached
PRODUCER Cosima M. Degler
CO-PRODUCER Karoline Henkel
CINEMATOGRAPHER Friede Clausz
EDITOR Denys Darahan
COMPOSER Jasmin Reuter

 

 

PRIZES
DFJW-Prize “Dialogue en perspective” (Berlin IFF)
Special Mention for Best Actors ( Short FF Sehsüchte)
No Fear Award (First Steps Award)

 

 

FESTIVALS
Berlin IFF (Perspektive), Germany * DFJW-Prize “Dialogue en perspective”
Tel Aviv International LGBT FF, Israel
Festroia - IFF Setúbal, Portugal
Durban IFF, South Africa
Antalya Golden Orange FF, Turkey
Mix Copenhagen, Denmark
Sao Paolo FF, Brazil
Taipei Golden Horse FF, China
Goa IFF, India
Chennai IFF, India

 

 

© 2013 Filmakademie Ludwigsburg | ZDF - Das kleine Fernsehspiel | All rights reserved

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AKT

NAKED BEAUTY   ( 2015 | Germany | documentary feature | 105 min | 1:1,85 | color | German w/ engl. subtitles )

 

WORLD PREMIERE | 58th DOK Leipzig

DIRECTOR | SCREENWRITER Mario Schneider
PRODUCER Christoph Kukula
CINEMATOGRAPHER Friede Clausz
COMPOSER Cornelius Renz | Mario Schneider
EDITOR Gudrun Steinbrück | Mario Schneider
PRODUCTION 42film GmbH

DISTRIBUTOR Real Fiction

 

© 2015 | 42film GmbH | All rights reserved

24 WOCHEN

24 WEEKS   ( 2016 | Germany | feature | 103 min | 1:2,39 | color | German w/ engl. subtitles | 24wochen.de )

 

WORLD PREMIERE 66th BERLINALE - COMPETITION (Berlin IFF)

DIRECTOR Anne Zohra Berrached

CAST Julia Jentsch | Bjarne Mädel

SCREENWRITER Carl Gerber | Anne Zohra Berrached

CINEMATOGRAPHER Friede Clausz
EDITOR Denys Darahan

COMPOSER Jasmin Reuter

SOUND SUPERVISOR Marc Fragstein

PRODUCTION DESIGN Janina Schimmelbauer | Fabian Reber

COSTUME DESIGN Bettina Werner

PRODUCERS Thomas Kufus | Melanie Berke | Tobias Büchner | Johannes Jancke | Tobias Ebner

COMMISSIONING EDITOR Burkhard Althoff, ZDF
PRODUCTION zero one film GmbH

 

© 2016 | zero one film GmbH | All rights reserved