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!

 

Screen Brussels supports FUGA

Great news to end a productive week!

Our project FUGA, for which Mary Jiménez Freeman-Morris & Bénédicte Liénard return to the Peruvian Amazon, received funding from screen.brussels

 

 

Transnistra at BBC Reel Longshot

Congratulations to Anna Eborn and the whole team of Transnistra for winning the Audience Award at BBC Reel LongShots Festival!

Nominated by Eric Hynes, First Look Film Festival, MoMI New York
“It’s one of the reasons I love documentary. A filmmaker embedding herself with a talented group of collaborators in an area that allows me to come into a world I would normally have no access to. Expressing their lives in a way that’s truly accessible.

“Seeing [Tanya, the film’s main subject] navigate certain scenes and certain days, being filmed… I was just a human being watching something all women navigate: taking other people’s feelings in account without first taking your own into account. Seeing that on her face was really, really powerful.”

Planeet B selected for support by the Netherlands film fund

We are pleased to announce that our documentary in development Planeet B received support from the Netherlands film fund.

Pieter van Eecke’s documentary follows two brave teenagers who are fully committed to fighting climate change and saving all our futures. As they fight against the disappearance of their future, the world opens up for them.

Planeet B is a coproduction by Clin d’oeil films (BE) and BALDR film (NL)

Arica’s release started with a bang!

Arica by Lars Edman and William Johansson Kalén was released last week and immediately made big news. It had an avant-premiere at Docville and is now playing in major cities in Flanders. At Docville, Arica received a special mention from the Docville jury in the Con-Science competition.

Even better news came when Per Bolund, the Swedish Minister of Environment, announced that Sweden is ready to assist cleaning up the toxic waste in Arica if Chile requests so. Well done!

Two of our films have won awards at EcoFest Romania!

We are super excited to announce that both Arica and Samuel in the Clouds received an award at EcoFest Romania. Arica by Lars Edman and William Johansson won the Special Award of the Jury and the Grand Prix of EcoFest 2021, chosen by a student jury. Samuel in the Clouds by Pieter van Eecke won the Best Screenplay Award.

Congratulations to all the filmmakers and the whole team behind the films. Also, a big thank you to the organization of EcoFest Romania for the recognition!

Dark Rider got out and the Flemish press loved it

Dark Rider, the new film by Eva Küpper has been released and received some well-deserved recognition. The film follows Ben Felten, a blind motorcyclist who is determined to become the fastest blind motorcycle rider in the world.

 

De Morgen loves the adrenaline: ‘The result exceeds all expectations, now that Dark Rider can be seen on the big screen, you can really feel the seats vibrating during the motorbike scenes.’ De Standaard is equally enthusiastic and praises Felten’s bravery: ‘Adjusting to the whims of life sometimes requires inhuman strength. Admiration is no less appropriate.’

Go and see this film on the big screen.