Young Plato shortlisted for the Grierson Awards

Young Plato has been shortlisted for the very prestigious 2022 Grierson Awards, run by The Grierson Trust in the UK. Our ‘wee film’ about principal Kevin Mc Arevey and his excellent team’s work at Holy Cross Boys’ PS is one of only 8 films shortlisted from around the world in the Best Cinema Documentary category, and we are up against the giants of documentary – 2 National Geographic, 1 Netflix, 1 HBO, 1 Apple TV docs, our good friend, Jerry Rothwell’s The Reason I Jump and The Academy award winner 2022, Summer of Soul. Stiff competition but Young Plato has a huge heart and like David against Goliath, we will prevail.

US release of Dreaming Walls

Today is the US release date of Dreaming Walls.
#DreamingWalls “is a multi-dimensional cinematic requiem for the Hotel Chelsea as it once was—the epicenter of a Bohemian New York that now exists only in memory.” — Martin Scorsese
#DreamingWalls is now playing in theaters and on demand.

US premiere for Dreaming Walls

This was a very special screening of Dreaming Walls at the Tribeca Festivals, joined by many of the characters of our film, still living at the Chelsea, the directors and the filmteam.

Final clap for FUGA

We’re very excited to celebrate the end of the shooting of FUGA. For this film, directors Mary Jiménez & Bénédicte Liénard have shot 11 weeks on location in Peru.

 

Noor receives pitching award

Our coproduction NOOR, the new film by Jérôme Le Maire, received the RTS Pitching Award at the Visions du Réel festival held in Nyon this week. Great start for his new film.

Ma vie en papier wins Interreligious Award at Visions du Reel

Honoured to win the Interreligious Award at Visions du Réel. Below the jury statement:

A film that captures the kindness of its director, aside from her characters, who she cares about so much. From drawings made by each member of the family, the scenes reveal fragments of dreams confronted with the realities that the protagonists must face. Vida Dena uncovers with attention and tenderness the problems specific to exile: shaken identities, sometimes difficult integrations, but also those specific forces that make us dream and make life stronger than anything. Tense between past and future, life and dream, roots and identity, this original film features drawings that are integrated in an alluring and poetic animation.

My Paper Life will world premiere at Visions du Réel 2022

Very honoured that Vida Dena’s film My Paper Life is invited to the official competition of Visions du Réel.

The film sales will be handled by Cat & Docs.

Magnolia Pictures Buys Martin Scorsese-Produced Chelsea Hotel Documentary

Magnolia Pictures has snapped up the North American rights to a Martin Scorsese executive-produced documentary about New York’s historic Chelsea Hotel.

Amélie van Elmbt and Maya Duverdier’s “Dreaming Walls,” about the Manhattan institution and its controversial renovation, world premiered in the Panorama section of the Berlinale in February. Magnolia plans to release the film in theaters and on-demand this summer.

Read more in Variety through this link.

Young Plato wins IFTA Award for Best Feature Documentary

Honoured to announce that our coproduction Young Plato wins the IFTA Award for Best Feature Documentary in Ireland.

https://www.facebook.com/YoungPlatoDocumentary/videos/494442298726752

Dreaming Walls goes to the Berlinale

Proud to present Dreaming Walls, film by Amélie van Elmbt & Maya Duverdier, in the Berlinale Panorama section.

The world sales are represented by Dogwoof.

 

ARICA Best Documentary at Nordische Filmtage

Yesterday ARICA – A Toxic Waste Scandal received the Best Documentary Award at Nordische Filmtage in Lübeck, Germany!

The award was received by producer Andreas Rocksén.

Young Plato World Premiere at Doc NYC

🗽 BIG NEWS 🗽

Our co-production Young Plato will have its world premiere at DOC NYC! This new film by School Life directors Neasa Ni Chianain and Declan McGrath is ready to conquer hearts in the Big Apple.

Not in NY on 14 or 15/11? 👉 Follow the FB page and stay tuned for more updates on other screenings!