04.05.2022

Kash Kash & This Stolen Country of mine @DOK.Fest Munich

Happy to announce the German premiere of KASH KASH - Without Feathers We Can't Fly in DOK.fest Munich's DOK.horizonte competition!
Director Lea Najjar's debut feature documentary portrays her hometown Beirut when Lebanon is in crisis. It's inhabitants are frustrated by corruption and the failure of the state and corrupt elite, the city erupts in protests and one of the biggest explosions of the 21st century. The film won the CPH:DOX NEXT:WAVE Award in March.

Screening dates & times:
FRIDAY 05/06/22 18:30 DEUTSCHES THEATER SILBERSAAL. * Q&A with Lea Najjar
TUESDAY 05/10/22 20:30 GASTEIG HP8   *Q&A with Lea Najjar
THURSDAY 05/12/22 20:30 BELLEVUE DI MONACO
SATURDAY 05/14/22 18:00 RIO 2

DOK.fest Munich is also showing the German premiere of THIS STOLEN COUNTRY OF MINE by Marc Wiese in the DOK.panorama section. The film's composer Alva Noto (aka Carsten Nicolai) is the winner of the German Documentary Film Music Award 2022. He and director Marc Wiese will be in attendance.

Screening dates & times

SUNDAY 05/08/22 20:00 DEUTSCHES THEATER   *Q&A with Marc Wiese and Carsten Nicolai (Alva Noto)
THURSDAY 05/12/22 20:00 AMERIKAHAUS  *Q&A with Marc Wiese and Carsten Nicolai (Alva Noto)

02.05.2022

THIS STOLEN COUNTRY OF MINE @ DOCAVIV

Thrilled to announce that THIS STOLEN COUNTRY OF MINE has been selected to the Beyond the Screen Competition of DocAviv!

Screening Dates & times:
Fri 27.05 | 09:45 | Venue Cinematheque 2
Tue 31.05 | 16:30 | Venue Cinematheque 2
The film will be available online from May 26th until June 5th

More information about the screenings here.

01.04.2022

MAGNETFILM DOCS @ Festivals April 2022

Watch MAGNETFILM Docs at the following festivals in April 2022:

THE ART OF SILENCE
Hot Docs, Artscapes, Canada, April 28 - May 8

DEAR FUTURE CHILDREN
Human Rights Arts & Film Festival in Melbourne Australia, April 28 - 7 May
Kristiansand International Children's FF, Norway April 26 - May 1
Martinique International Documentary FF, April 28 – May 7

DESCENDING THE MOUNTAIN
Academia Film Olomouc, Czech Republic, April 28 – May 3

INSIDE THE UFFIZI
Master of Art Film Festival, Bulgaria, April 7 – 28

THIS STOLEN COUNTRY OF MINE
CPH:DOX, F:ACT AWARD Competition, Denmark, March 23 – April 3

WOOD
7th Ulju Mountain FF, South Korea, April 1-10

31.03.2022

THE ART OF SILENCE @ HOT DOCS!

Thrilled to be able to announce the International Premiere for THE ART OF SILENCE by Maurizius Staerkle Drux at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival! We can't wait for Canadian audiences to see the first documentary about world famous mime Marcel Marceau and discover his life and legacy.
Produced by Aline Schmid and Adrian Blaser of Swiss production outfit Beauvoir Films, co-produced by Carl-Ludwig Rettinger (Lichtblick Film) and Maurizius Staerkle Drux (Ensemble Film) Congratulations to all involved!
More info on when and where to catch the film in the cinema & online here.

16.03.2022

THIS STOLEN COUNTRY OF MINE CPH:DOX World Premiere

We're delighted to be able to announce the world premiere of Marc Wiese's THIS STOLEN COUNTRY OF MINE at CPH:DOX in the F:ACT AWARD Competition. Marc won the same competition with WE HOLD THE LINE in 2020. In his new documentary, Chinese mining in Ecuador’s mountains sets the stage for an epic battle between eco-guerrillas and a corrupt government in an intensely dramatic feature about the country's ruthless economic exploitation.

CPH:DOX screening dates and times:
March 28, 16:30: Nordisk Film Dagmar  *director in attendance
March 30, 12:45: Cinemateket Carl
April 2, 17:00: Vester Vov Vov Blå sal

Congratulations are in order as well for the film's original music composer Alva Noto (aka Carsten Nicolai) who has been awarded the German Documentary Film Music Award 2022 for the original score. This news was recently announced by DOK.fest München, where the film will be shown next May 4-15.

10.03.2022

KIDS CUP IN New York

Director Line Hatland brought back some memories from her visit at the New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival where KIDS CUP competed in the Feature Competition.
One of the young players, Khalidi, and his father Ngeng’endaye were in attendance as well and participated in the Q&A afterwards. Thanks to the festival for a wonderful event! Photo credit Gro Borgesrud.

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01.03.2022

MAGNETFILM DOCS @ Festivals March 2022

Watch MAGNETFILM Docs at the following festivals in March 2022:

COME BACK ANYTIME
Bellville Downtown Docfest, Canada, March 4-13
Sonoma Int'l FF, USA, March 22-27

CONTRADICT
Chiayi International Art Documentary FF, Taiwan, March 11-27

DEAR FUTURE CHILDREN
Sofia IFF, Cinema Politica program, Bulgaria, March 10-20
FEMCINE Santiago Women's Film Festival, Chile, March 22-27
Dutch Global Health FF, The Netherlands, March 26 - April 2

INSIDE THE UFFIZI
Chiayi International Art FF, Taiwan, March 11-17
EPOS – The International Art Film Festival, Israel, March 30 - April 2

KIDS CUP
New York Int’l Children’s FF, Feature Competition, USA, March 4-13
Docville, Belgium, March 23 - 31

NOT ME - A JOURNEY WITH NOT VIDAL
International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA), Canada, March 15-27

WE HOLD THE LINE
Guth Gafa, Ireland, March 2-6

WOOD. GAME-CHANGERS UNDERCOVER
Eunic Festival, Brazil, March 3-23
Sofia IFF, Bulgaria, March 10-20

28.02.2022

KIDS CUP BEST FEATURE in SEATTLE

KIDS CUP won the Iron Giants Youth Jury Award for BEST FEATURE FILM at the Children's Film Festival Seattle.

Congratulations to Line Hatland and the whole KIDS CUP team!

03.02.2022

Latvian animator Nils Skapāns passed away

With great sadness we just learned today, that Latvian animator and film director Nils Skapāns (born 1969) has passed away in September 2021.
We are distributing several of his short films which he created with studio Lokomotīve: OUR GRANNY ROCKS, MARTIAN, GHOST HOUR, and CAT IN THE BAG.
Nils was the creator of over 40 films, especially known for his plasticine animation, and has several national and international awards to his name.
He will be greatly missed in the world wide animation community!

27.01.2022

MAGNETFILM DOCS @ Festivals February 2022

Watch MAGNETFILM Docs at the following festivals in February 2022:

DEAR FUTURE CHILDREN
INDIs Film Festival Leeds, UK, February 18 – 20 Transitions Film Festival, Australia, February 18 - March 13

KIDS CUP
Children's Film Festival Seattle, Competition (feature category), USA, February 11 - 20
Providence Children’s Film Festival (PCFF), USA, February 18 – 27

 

18.01.2022

URSA @ CLERMONT-FERRAND

Congratulations to Natalia Malykhina for the selection of URSA - SONG OF THE NORTHERN LIGHTS to the young audiences programme at the 2022 Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival! The film will compete for CANAL+ Family channel award, so fingers crossed.

The wonderful children's film about a lonely polar bear pup in the Arctic had a very sucessful festival run so far and was awarded "Best Norwegian Short Film" at Kristiansand International Children’s Film Festival (2021), "Best Short Film for Children" at Goldn Kurier - IAFF in Bulgaria (2021), "Best Children's Film" at TIAF-Tbilisi International Animation Festival in Georgia (2021) and "Best Animation for Children - Bronze" at the Los Angeles Animation Festival LAAF (2021).

07.01.2022

COME BACK ANYTIME @ FIPADOC

Bon appétit! The French premiere for COME BACK ANYTIME will be at FIPADOC in Biarritz in the "Taste of Doc" Competition.
The screening will take place on Sunday January 23 at 12:00pm at the Gare du Midi (salle Gamaritz).

More info in the festival here.

 

06.12.2021

KIDS CUP & DEAR FUTUE CHILDREN win in Greece

KIDS CUP wins "Best Feature Documentary Award (of the Children’s Juries)" and DEAR FUTURE CHILDREN director Franz Böhm wins "Best Feature Documentary" and our short film I, JULIA by Arvin Kananian wins the "European Children’s Film Association (ECFA) Award for Best Short Fiction Film" at the at the Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People in Greece (2021).
Big Congratulations to all!

03.12.2021

MAGNETFILM DOCS @ Festivals December 2021

Watch MAGNETFILM Docs at the following festivals in December 2021:

DEAR FUTURE CHILDREN
Global Health Film Festival UK, Dec 1-5
International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala, Dec 4-9
Solidarity Tel Aviv Human Rights Film Festival, International Competition, Israel, Dec 9-18

WE HOLD THE LINE
Solidarity Tel Aviv Human Rights Film Festival, International Competition, Israel, Dec 9-18

19.11.2021

Festival News November 2021

Dutch premiere of KIDS CUP tonight at IDFA! Director Line Hatland will be in attendance and we hear tickets are going fast! The screening on Sunday is already sold out, so please check out the other dates for the film below:
19 Nov 18:30 - 20:03, Rialto de Pijp Bovenzaal
21 Nov 12:00 - 13:50, Munt 9
23 Nov 14:15 - 16:05, Ketelhuis Zaal 2
28 Nov 13:45 - 15:18, Tuschinski 6
Ticket Sales here.

And today also starts the Gijon Film Festival, where INSIDE THE UFFIZI will celebrate the Spanish premiere in the Exbilla section. More info here.

DEAR FUTURE CHILDREN just won the "Young Audience Award" at Pordenone Docs Fest - Le Voci dell'Inchiesta (Italy) - Congratulations!

02.11.2021

MAGNETFILM DOCS @ Festivals November 2021

Watch MAGNETFILM Docs at the following festivals in November 2021:

ARCHITECTURE OF INFINITY
ARK REX, Finland, Nov 26-28, 2021

BREAD: AN EVERYDAY MIRACLE
Glimmerglass Film Days, USA ,Nov 4 – 11
Fairhope Film Festival, USA, Nov 11-14

COME BACK ANYTIME
Denver FF, USA, Nov 3-14
Hawaii International FF, USA, Nov 4-28
DOC NYC, International Competition, USA, Nov 10 – 19

DEAR FUTURE CHILDREN
Leeds IFF, UK, Nov 3 – 18
FRONTODOC, Italy, Nov 4 – 13
Guelph Film Festival, Canada, Nov 5- Dec 5
Ajyal Film Festival, Quatar, Nov 7-19
VERZIÓ - International Human Rights DFF, Hungary, Nov 9-20
Pordenone Docs Fest - Le Voci dell'Inchiesta, Italy, Nov 10-14, 2021
Just Film - Youth and Children’s FF, Estonia, Nov 12-28
FICMEC, Morocco, Nov 15-19
CINÉMAPLANÈTE, France, Nov 15-21
Foyle Film Festival, UK, Novr 19 – 28
MOSTRA-ME, Portugal, Nov 20-21
Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People, Greece, Nov 24 - Dec 12

INSIDE THE UFFIZI

Beirut Art Film Festival, Lebanon, Nov 3-14
Gijón international Film Festival, Spain, Nov 19-27

KIDS CUP
Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, USA, Nov 5 – 14
IDFA, IDFA Competition for Youth Documentary, The Netherlands, Nov 17-28
Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People Greece, Nov 24 - Dec 12

NUCLEAR FOREVER
UK Green Film Festival, UK, Nov 3-14
Festival of German Films in Moscow, Russia, Nov 24 - Dec 5

SHADE GROWN COFFEE
Noordelijk Film Festival, The Netherlands, Nov 10-14
PÖFF Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia, Nov 12-28

WOOD
UK Green Film Festival, UK, Nov 3-14

20.10.2021

COME BACK ANYTIME @ DOC NYC

Our Japanese ramen documentary COME BACK ANYTIME is currently making the rounds at several US festivals and it has just been announced that it will be in the International Competition of the biggest documentary film festival in the US: DOC NYC!
Big congratulations to director John Daschbach and producer Wataru Yamamoto , who will holding a Q&A as well.
Find out about tickets and online screenings for November 10-19 at docnyc.net/film/come-back-anytime

19.10.2021

KIDS CUP @ IDFA 2021

We're delighted to announce that our latest acquisition KIDS CUP has been selected to IDFA's Competiton for Youth Documentary - big congratulations to director Line Hatland and producers Ingvil Giske and Mari Monrad Vistven from Norwegian production outfit Medieoperatørene as and the whole film team!

KIDS CUP is a feel-good family film about the world's largest sports tournament for kids, Norway Cup, in Oslo. The director's debut feature length documentary premiered at Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival this year and won the "ECFA Award for Best European Documentary Film for Young Audience" at Zlín Film Festival (Czech Republic 2021).

IDFA takes place between November 17-28, 2021 in Amsterdam - more updates on the screening dates and times soon!

01.10.2021

MAGNETFILM Docs @ Festivals October 2021

Watch MAGNETFILM Docs at the following festivals in October 2021:
 
BREAD - AN EVERYDAY MIRACLE
Pelicam, Fresh Perspectives competition, Romania, Oct 15-24

COME BACK ANYTIME
Toronto Food Film Festival Canada, Oct 1-4
Bergen IFF Norway, Oct 20-28
Devour Food Film Festival Canada, Oct 24-25

DEAR FUTURE CHILDREN

Szemrevaló | Sehenswert, Hungary, Oct 1-8
FEST - New Filmmakers / New Films Festival, Goldyn Lynx Competition, Portugal, Oct 4-11
Inconvenient Films, Youth Voice Award Competition & Opening Film, Lithuania, Oct 10-20
Kinotrip International Film Festival, Slovenia, Oct 14-16
Monde En Vues, Guadeloupe, Oct 15-22
Another Way Film Festival, Official Section (Opening Film), Spain, Oct 21-28
Taiwan Human Right Film Festival, Taiwan, Oct 22-31
INSIDE THE UFFIZI
Artecinema, Italy, Oct 15-18
 
KIDS CUP
Giffoni Film Festival, Italy, Oct 20 – Nov 28

THE NEW BAUHAUS
Zagreb Design and Architecture DA2, Croatia, Oct 10-27
Lund International Architecture FF, Sweden, Oct 15 – 17
Artecinema, Italy, Oct 15-18

NUCLEAR FOREVER
Bozcaada Int. Festival of Ecological Documentary (BIFED), Turkey, Oct 13 – 17
Pariscience International Film Festival, The Science Television Competition, France, Oct 14- Nov 3
 
WE HOLD THE LINE
Festival des Libertés, International Competition, Belgium, Oct 21-30
 
WOOD
CinemAmbiente - Environmental Film Festival, Italy, Oct 1 – 6
European Cinema Week, Sweden, Oct 8-10

26.08.2021

MAGNETFILM Docs @ Festivals September 2021

Watch MAGNETFILM Docs at the following festivals in September 2021:
 
BREAD
Contemporary Science Film Festival, Russia, Sep -Dec 2021
Genuss Festival, Switzerland, Sep 16-23
 
COME BACK ANYTIME
Lunenburg Doc Fest, Canada, Sep 23 – 29
 
CONTRADICT
Musical Ecran, Sep 5 – 12
Migrants Music Manifesto, Germany, Sep 13-19
 
DEAR FUTURE CHILDREN
Millennium Docs Against Gravity, Amnesty International Competition, Poland, Sep 3 - Oct 3
Astra Film Festival, Documentary Worldviews, Romania, Sep 5-12
Beldocs, Serbia, Sep 9-16
Europe on Screen, Indonesia, Sep 15-26
Human Rights Film Festival Berlin, Germany, Sep 16-25
FIN Atlantic International Film Festival, Canada, Sep 16-21
SILBERSALZ, Sep 17-19
Cinéfest Sudbury International FF, Canada Sep 20-27
FReDD, France, Sep 27 – Oct 3
 
INSIDE THE UFFIZI
The Art Newspaper Russia Film Festival, Russia, Sep 14-21
 
THE NEW BAUHAUS
Film and Architecture Prague Czech Republic, Sep 30 - Oct 4
 
NUCLEAR FOREVER
FReDD, France, Sep 27 – Oct 3
 
OUR BLOOD IS WINE
Patmos Cinema Festival, Greece, Sep 2-7
 
WOOD
MOLDOX Festival, Moldova, Sep 8-12
FReDD, France, Sep 27 – Oct 3

17.08.2021

New @ MAGNETFILM: Come Back Anytime

We're delighted to announce that we've picked up the wonderful heart-warming and mouth-watering COME BACK ANYTIME by John Daschbach and produced by JD Media Co., Ltd. after the world premiere at Hot Docs this year.
This warm and intimate look at ramen master Masamoto Ueda and the community of patrons in his restaurant in Tokyo will nourish your soul and make you want to share a meal among with friends. Attention all Australian ramen lovers: you still have the chance to catch the film at Melbourne International Film Festival MIFF Player online until August 22!

04.08.2021

MAGNETFILM Docs @ Festivals August 2021

Watch MAGNETFILM Docs at the following festivals in August 2021:

COME BACK ANYTIME
Melbourne IFF, Australia, Aug 5-22

DEAR FUTURE CHILDREN
Bio-Bio Festival, Denmark, Aug 14
EIDF, Festival Choice Competition: Global, South Korea Aug 23-29
Docs Ireland Belfast, UK, Aug 25 – 29
Nancy IFF, Documentary Competition, France, Aug 27 – Sep 5

NUCLEAR FOREVER
Ecofalante, Brazil, Aug 11 - Sep 30

Enjoy the summer!

13.07.2021

BLESS YOU! wins DOC ALLIANCE AWARD

The first ever Doc Alliance Award – Best Short Film went to BLESS YOU! (Zdrastvuyte!), directed by Tatiana Chistova and nominated by Millennium Docs Against Gravity. (...) The jury stated that Bless You! “captures the feeling of anxiety, isolation, boredom and confusion in the pandemic and finds a very simple, but powerful and honest way to do it.”
Congratulations to Tatiana Chistova and writer/producer Maciej Hamela of Impakt Films! The winners are, along with a selection of the nominees, available on Doc Alliance’s platform, DAFilms.com, until 18 July 2021.

15.06.2021

Pre-Cannes Screenings

We’re delighted to announce that DEAR FUTURE CHILDREN by Franz Böhm, ROAMERS by Lena Leonhard and NUCLEAR FOREVER by Carsten Rau will be shown during the Pre-Cannes Screenings. Please find below the full screening schedule.

DEAR FUTURE CHILDREN
23/06 | Wed | 10:00 am | Pre-Cannes 23
24/06 | Thu | 3:30 pm | Pre-Cannes 22

NUCLEAR FOREVER
23/06 | Wed | 6:00 pm | Pre-Cannes 7
25/06 | Fri | 10.30 am | Pre-Cannes 8

ROAMERS - FOLLOW YOUR LIKES
21/06 | Mon | 5:30 pm | Pre-Cannes 18
24/06 | Thu | 10:30 am | Pre-Cannes 4

03.06.2021

INSIDE THE UFFIZI @ Shanghai IFF

INSIDE THE UFFIZI, the brand new doc by Corinna Belz and Enrique Sánchez Lansch, will celebrate the international premiere at the prestigious Shanghai International Film Festival in the SPECTRUM: SIFF RHAPSODY section.

Screening Dates & Times:
11.06. Fri 18:30 – ShangHai Majestic Theatre AUDIENCE HALL
15.06. Tue 10:45 – SFC Shanghai Film Art Center HALL 2
17.06. Thu 15:30 – Shangying-Bailian Cinema (Metropol) HALL 1
20.06. Sun 18:30 – Tianshan Cinema-Hongqiao Art Center Flagship Store HALL 4

More info on the festival website siff.com

27.05.2021

MAGNETFILM DOCS @ Festivals June 2021

Watch MAGNETFILM Docs at the following festivals in June 2021:

THE ART OF COOKING WITH FIRE
Moscow International Food Film Festival “Watch Eat”

BERLIN BOUNCER
German Film Festival Palace Cinemas, Australia, May 25- June 20

CONTRADICT
PRES PLAY, Spain, June 2-24

THE NEW BAUHAUS
Resene Architecture + Design Film Festival New Zealand, May 6-June 23
Architecture Film Festival London, UK, June 9

WOOD
FIPADOC, Official Competition, France, June 12-17 (moved from January date!)

10.05.2021

HOT DOCS AUDIENCE AWARD GOES TO DEAR FUTURE CHILDREN!

This is amazing: DEAR FUTURE CHILDREN won the AUDIENCE AWARD at HOT DOCS!
Many thanks to the Canadian audiences for showing the love, many thanks to the festival for selecting the film in the first place and the warm welcome it received and the biggest congratulations to Franz Böhm & the whole team!
Winning the Hot Docs Feature Audience Award qualifies for consideration for the Oscar for Documentary Feature at the upcoming Academy Awards®.

You can find the complete list of festival winners here.

06.05.2021

MAGNETFILM DOCS @ Festivals May 2021

Watch MAGNETFILM Docs at the following festivals in May 2021:

DEAR FUTURE CHILDREN
CPH:DOX, Denmark April 21 - May 12
HOT DOCS, Canada, April 29 - May 9
MILLENIUM IDFF, International Competition, Belgium, May 5-30

THE NEW BAUHAUS
Resene Architecture + Design Film Festival New Zealand, May 6-June 23

NUCLEAR FOREVER
CPH:DOX, Denmark April 21 - May 12
Academia Film Olomouc, Czech Republic, April 27 – May 11
Riviera IFF, Italy May 20-30

WOOD
Dok.fest Munich, May 5-16
MILLENIUM IDFF, International Competition, Belgium, May 5-30
Riviera IFF, Italy May 20-30
One World, Czech Republic, May 20-June 20

SHADE GROWN COFFE
BEAT, Russia, May 26 - June 13

 

06.04.2021

MAGNETFILM DOCS @ Festivals April 2021

Watch MAGNETFILM Docs at the following festivals in April 2021:

DEAR FUTURE CHILDREN
CPH:DOX, Denmark April 21 - May 12
HOT DOCS, Canada, April 29 - May 9

NUCLEAR FOREVER
CPH:DOX, Denmark April 21 - May 12
Academia Film Olomouc, Czech Republic, April 27 – May 11

WOOD
Movies that Matter, The Netherlands,April 16-25, 2021
Trento Film Festival, Italy, April 30 - May 9

29.03.2021

DEAR FUTURE CHILDREN @ CPH:DOX

Another MAGNETFILM title has been selected to CPH:DOX in Copenhagen: DEAR FUTURE CHILDREN will be part of the CHANGE MAKERS section!
Director Franz Böhm and protagonist Hilda Flavia Nakabuye (founder of Fridays for Future Uganda) will be part of of a live event and panel discussion on April 22 organised by CPH:DOX's youth editorial group, more info here: cphdox.dk/live_event/activism-and-the-youth-of-the-future
They will also participate in the CPH:CONFERENCE on Thursday 29 with the REBELLION:CLIMATE topic. Check the full programme for that day here: cphdox.dk/conference/rebellion-climate

CPH:DOX is held as an online event from April 21 to May 2 in 2021, for more info go to cphdox.dk

26.03.2021

YES-PEOPLE on VIMEO ON DEMAND

Say yes to YES-PEOPLE! The Icelandic short animation by Oscar Gísli Darri Halldórsson is nominated at the 93rd Academy Awards® in the Animated Short Film category and you can watch it now on MAGNETFILM's Vimeo on Demand at https://vimeo.com/ondemand/yespeople

26.03.2021

NUCLEAR FOREVER @ CPH:DOX

Delighted to be able to announce that NUCLEAR FOREVER by Carsten Rau has been selected to the CPH:SCIENCE section at the upcoming CPH:DOX festival in Copenhagen! All films in the programme and more info here.

NUCLEAR FOREVER is currently showing at the DC Environmental Film Festival (US Premiere) - watch online in the US until March 28 here.

23.03.2021

DEAR FUTURE CHILDREN @ HOT DOCS

Happy to announce the North American Premiere of DEAR FUTURE CHILDREN at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival showing as part of the World Showcase programme! More information here.

The 2021 Hot Docs Festival will be available for audiences across Canada to stream April 29 to May 9.

15.03.2021

YES-PEOPLE is NOMINATED for the Oscars® !

Extraordinary News: the Icelandic animation short YES-PEOPLE (Já-Fólkið) by Gísli Darri Halldórsson (produced by Arnar Gunnarsson and Gísli Darri Halldórsson) is NOMINATED FOR THE 93rd ACADEMY AWARDS®!
We're over the moon and have our fingers crossed for April 25 when the winners will be announced. 💫🤞

Here's a teaser of YES-PEOPLE: https://vimeo.com/514271510
Here's the full list of Oscar® nominees: https://www.oscars.org/oscars/ceremonies/2021

15.03.2021

DEAR FUTURE CHILDREN wins @ FIFDH

Happy News: DEAR FUTURE CHILDREN wins the 5.000 CHF awarded PUBLIC AWARD Award at FIFDH - International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights in Geneva!

CONGRATS to Franz & the team and thank you to the festival!

25.02.2021

MAGNETFILM DOCS @ Festivals March 2021

Watch MAGNETFILM Docs at the following festivals in March 2021:

BEYOND THE MUSIC
Vancouver Jewish Film Festival, Canada, March 4 to 14

BREAD: AN EVERYDAY MIRACLE
Sonoma International Film Festival, USA, March 24-28

DEAR FUTURE CHILDREN
FIFDH - International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights, Switzerland, March 5-14

THE NEW BAUAHAUS
Munich Creative Business Week, Germany, March 6-14

NUCLEAR FOREVER
Luxembourg City Film Festival, March 4-14
Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, USA, March 18-28

SHADE GROWN COFFEE
Sonoma International Film Festival, USA, March 24-28

WOOD
HUMAN International Documentary Film Festival Oslo, Norway, March 1-7
KDocsFF, Canada, March 12-21, 2021
Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, USA, March 18-28

10.02.2021

YES-PEOPLE on Oscar® Shortlist

We're thrilled to announce that YES-PEOPLE by Gísli Darri Halldórsson has been shortlisted at the 93rd Academy Awards® in the ANIMATED SHORT FILM category! The Icelandic comedy has been a festival hit and travelled to Annecy, Fantoche, ITFS Stuttgart, Minimalen, Anifilm, Animest & many more, winning "Best Icelandic Short Film" at Reykjavík IFF (2020) and the "Audience Award" at Uppsala Short Film Festival (2020) along the way.
Congrats Gísli & fingers crossed!
www.oscars.org

18.01.2021

DEAR FUTURE CHILDREN @ Max Ophüls Preis 2021

The world premiere for DEAR FUTURE CHILDREN will be as part of the documentary competition - big congrats to Franz Böhm and team! The renowned German newcomer festival is a great place to start the film's festival journey - more news to come soon.
Meanwhile, enjoy watching the film in Germany from the comfort of your own home on the festival's digital platform. More info here.

18.01.2021

LITTLE MISS FATE @ SUNDANCE 2021

Joder von Rotz' Festival hit LITTLE MISS FATE starts 2021 with a bang as part of the Sundance Film Festival selection!

Congrats to Joder and the team at YK Animation Studio!

You can watch the 'meet the artist' clip on the Sundance website.

09.12.2020

MAGNETFILM DOCS @ FESTIVALS December 2020

Watch MAGNETFILM Docs at the following festivals in December 2020:

BUNCH OF KUNST
InEdit Chile, Dec 3-8

FAR
Festival of German Film, Russia, Dec 1-10

SHADE GROWN COFFEE
Sustainable Living FF, Turkey, Dec 1-6

WE HOLD THE LINE
this human world, Austria, Dec 3-13

WOOD
Terraviva FF, Italy, Dec 15-20

26.11.2020

New @ MAGNETFILM: Nuclear Forever

Happy to announce the brand-new MAGNETFILM title NUCLEAR FOREVER by Carsten Rau which celebrated the world premiere as part of the German competition of DOK Leipzig.
Germany is turning away from nuclear power once and for all in 2022. Because the risk is too high, the technology unmanageable. Yet the nuclear nightmare goes on. With unique access, Rau takes an equally profound and alarming look at the hazardous process of the dismantling of power plants which will take decades and gobble up many billions of euros, with thousands of tonnes of radioactive waste whose storage isn’t the least bit clear.
Rau also looks into the French atomic industry that ridicules the German opt-out as “ludicrous” and wants even more power plants. In the process, what particularly sets this film apart is that it does not take sides in this debate which has been conducted for decades on a bitterly ideological plane. NUCLEAR FOREVER doesn’t leave any arguments out, even though they may be unpopular. In the end, the viewer can and must form their own impression of the mania called nuclear power. That has no end.

26.11.2020

New @ MAGNETFILM: BREAKING BARRIERS

A very warm welcome to a new addition to the MAGNETFILM line-up: BREAKING BARRIERS - THE CASTELESS COLLECTIVE by Maja Meiners premiered at Sheffield Doc/Fest and portrays the 15 members strong The Casteless Collective band from Chennai in South India.
They play their protest music as an eclectic mix of folk music and Gaana art coming from North Chennai’s slum area, combined with modern musical styles of rap and rock.
Their lyrics covers all the social issues in Indian society that affect the band themselves: caste discrimination, the ‘untouchables’, and the oppression of women, LGBTQI+ people and those from underprivileged and marginalized backgrounds. The film shows the young band’s powerful attempt to break cultural stigmas, and joins their journey towards an Indian future of casteless mentality and reality.

26.11.2020

MAGNETFILM DOCS @ Festivals November 2020

Watch MAGNETFILM Docs at the following festivals in November 2020:

ARCHITECTURE OF INFINITY
Beirut Art Film Festival, Lebanon Nov 24-29

CONTRADICT
Soundwatch Berlin, Nov 4 -16, 2020
UNERHÖRT! Musikfilmfestival Hamburg, Nov 11-15
SOUND UNSEEN Festival, USA, Nov 11-15

DIE TOTEN HOSEN - YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE
Europe on Screen, Indonesia, Nov 16-30

NUCLEAR FOREVER
DOK Leipzig, Germany, Oct 26 - Nov 1
Braunschweig IFF, Germany, Nov 2-8
Nordische Filmtage, Germany Nov 4-8
Kasseler Dokfest, Germany, Nov 17-22

THE NEW BAUHAUS
Arquitectura FF Santiago, Chile, Nov 5 - 29
DART, Spain, Nov 16 - Dec 8

WE HOLD THE LINE
Verzio - Human Rights FF, Hungary Nov 10-22

WOOD
Braunschweig IFF, Germany, Nov 2-8
Free Zone Belgrade, Serbia Nov 5-10
Verzio - Human Rights FF, Hungary Nov 10-22

29.09.2020

MAGNETFILM DOCS @ Festivals October 2020

Watch MAGNETFILM Docs at the following festivals in October 2020:

ARCHITECTURE OF INFINITY
Arkitekturfilm Oslo, Norway, Oct 8-11
Seoul International Architecture FF, Oct 21-25
Trondheim Architecture FF, Norway, Oct 25-26

THE ART OF COOKING WITH FIRE
Devour The Food Film Fest, Canada, Oct 21-25

BREAD
Milano Design FF, Italy, Oct 16-18

THE NEW BAUHAUS
Copenhagen Architecture Festival, Denmark, Oct 1-11

WE HOLD THE LINE
Moscow IFF, Russia Oct 1-8
Mondovisioni, Italy Oct 4-6,
Inconvenient Films, Lithuania, Oct 6 - Nov 8

WOOD
Inconvenient Films, Lithuania, Oct 6 - Nov 8
Bergen IFF, Norway, Oct 7–18
Hofer Filmtage, Germany, Oct 20-25
Viennale, Austria, Oct 20- Nov 4

24.08.2020

MAGNETFILM DOCS @ Festivals September 2020

Watch MAGNETFILM Docs at the following festivals in September 2020:

ANOTHER REALITY
Millennium Docs Against Gravity, Poland, Sep 4-13

THE NEW BAUHAUS
Millennium Docs Against Gravity, Poland, Sep 4-13
The ART Newspaper Russia FF, Russia, Sep 7-13

A POSTCARD FROM PYONGYANG
Florence Korea Film Festival, Italy, Sep 23-30

WE HOLD THE LINE
Al Jazeera Balkans Documentary FF, Sep 11-15

WOOD
Millennium Docs Against Gravity, Poland, Sep 4-13
Visioni dal Mondo International Documentary Festival Milan, Italy Sep 17-20
Zurich FF, Fokus-Wettbewerb, Switzerland, Sep 24 - Oct 4
Reykjavík IFF, Iceland, Sep 24 - Oct 4

 

08.07.2020

Goodbye Rabbi Wolff

We are very sorry to hear about the passing of the great Rabbi Wolff this morning.
He was a very special person who touched the lives of many deeply.
It's fortunate that Britta Wauer was able to portray him in her wonderful documentary and capture his life and legacy for future generations and we feel privileged to have been working with the film. Our deepest condolences to all family and friends and all Jewish communities he worked with. He will be missed very much.

15.04.2020

WOOD selected to HOT DOCS

We're delighted to be able to announce that WOOD will celebrate the North American premiere at HOT DOCS in the World Showcase section of the festival - big congratulations to directors Monica Lazurean-Gorgan, Michaela Kirst, Ebba Sinzinger and the whole team!
Produced by WILDArt (A), Filmtank (D) and 4Proof Film (RO), WOOD had it's world premiere at CPH:DOX in March.
Unfortunately HOT DOCS as many festivals currently has been postboned due to COVID-19.
No new dates have been announced yet, but registered industry delegates can watch in The Doc Shop beginning April 30.
Meanwhile enjoy this interview that Austrian Films did with the three directors and the trailer to the film here.

27.03.2020

WE HOLD THE LINE wins @ CPH:DOX

WE HOLD THE LINE won the F:act Award competition at CPH:DOX in Copenhagen!
Congratulations to director Marc Wiese, producer Oliver Stoltz and the whole team and a great big thank you to the festival and the jury!

The festival had to move the whole program online. You can watch the wonderful Awards Show they put together here: vimeo.com/401401625

The F:act Award jury consisted of Israeli filmmaker Shosh Shlam, the Finnish film critic Marta Balaga and Danish director and journalist Nils Giversen.
The competition is dedicated to films in the field between documentary filmmaking, investigative journalism and activism and is presented in collaboration with the Danish Union of Journalists. The award is a cash prize of 5,000 euros.


The jury statement:

“The CPH:DOX F:act Award goes to the film depicting dark, troubling events in a skillful yet measured way, smartly focusing on just the right situations while employing a precise cinematic language. One that for all the portrayed hardships still manages to transform into a story about the unbreakable human spirit, providing the kind of narrative, and everyday heroes hell-bent on unearthing the truth, that we all desperately need right now. Making the voices of those fighting for the freedom of speech sound loud and clear, giving us hope for the future.”

The film will be available for Danish audiences to view at cphdox.dk/online until April 30.

18.03.2020

Trailer for THE NEW BAUHAUS

Happy to announce the newly released trailer for THE NEW BAUHAUS - THE LIFE & LEGACY OF MOHOLY-NAGY by Alysa Nahmias.

As the production company Opendox write in their newsletter, László Moholy-Nagy can serve as inspiration in these trying times. He lived through two World Wars, the Great Depression and Nazi persecution, and he did it all with his signature relentless optimism intact.
He turned to his creativity when times were tough. While enlisted in the Hungarian army during World War I, he kept up his drawing skills by making hundreds of postcards that he sent to family and friends. During World War II he turned his School of Design in Chicago into design laboratory for the war effort. The students worked on everything from camouflage designs to wooden bed springs when steel was rationed. Even at the end of his short life, as his terminal leukemia went into remission, Moholy was incredibly productive creating some of his most enduring works.

The film has opened the Architecture Design Film Festival in New York City and has been traveling to Chicago FF and Palm Springs IFF and was scheduled for an EU premiere at the Copenhagen Architecture Film Festival in March which was now postponed unfortunately.
We'll keep you updated on any new screenings in the future.

02.03.2020

MAGNETFILM DOCS @ Festivals March 2020

Watch MAGNETFILM Docs at the following festivals in March 2020:

ARCHITECTURE OF INFINITY
Arkitekturfilm Oslo, Norway, March 13-15
International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA), Canada, March 17-29

THE ART OF COOKING - BITTOR ARGINZONIZ & ETXEBARRI
Vilnius IFF Lithuania March 19 – April 2, 2020

GAZA SURF CLUB
Islamic Film Festival, Japan

A POSTCARD FROM PYONGYANG
Florence Korea FF, Italy, March 19-27

WE HOLD THE LINE
CPH:DOX, Denmark, March 18-29

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