Neue Celluloid Fabrik - Film Production and Documentaries

Stollen 2020

Director: Laura Reichwald | Documentary | 85min

It's christmas time in the Ore Mountains. Thirty years after the German Reunification the mining history of the village of Pöhla became a glorious fairy tale by the elders. The modern „Heimatfilm“ Stollen tells the story about this special time above and under ground.
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Broadcast

Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis /
Documentary Competition
(17. - 24.01.2021)

German Cinema Release
Advent 2021

Herders 2020

Director: Mark Michel et al. | Documentary | 5x 26min / 1x 90min.

They produce food for millions of people while protecting the environment: our planets nomadic herders. Yet one of the most sustainable life forms is by most perceived as backward and uneconomic. Their thousand years old knowledge is at risk. It is time for a homage to this endangered culture. And a chance to reconsider…
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Broadcast

German TV ARTE
01.02.2021 17:20: Rajasthan
02.02.2021 17:20: Uganda
03.02.2021 17:20: Kirgistan
04.02.2021 17:20: Brandenburg
05.02.2021 17:20: Peru

Perfect Black 2018 - 2019

Director: Tom Fröhlich | Documentary | 75 min.

6 people, 6 concepts of life, 6 definitions of the perfect black. An ode to diversity in space bathed in darkness.
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Festivals/ Awards

Filmtage Hof - Wettbewerb

CPH:DOX Copenhagen - Official Selection

Broadcast

Let's Dok-Tag 2020
ABATON-Kino Hamburg
Sa, 19.09.2020 18:00 Uhr

CPH:DOX / Copenhagen
Sa, 21.03.2020 16:30 Cinemateket Internationale Premiere

Hofer Filmtage
Do, 24.10.2019 Welt-Premiere

Muhi – Generally Temporary 2017

Director: Rina Castelnuovo-Hollander & Tamir Elterman | Documentary | 85 min. | Worldsales: Lagardere Studios Distribution | Festivaks: Go2Films

A film about an incredibly brave child in the entanglement of the Israeli-Palestinian dilemma. Trapped between the frontlines Muhi fights for his life and a future.
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Festivals/ Awards

* DOKUarts Bjelovar, Croatia 2019: Audience Award
* Unicef Photo of the Year Award 2018: 3. Price
* Move it! Dresden, Germany: Human Rights Award of Dresden
* Flahertiana Film Festival, Perm, Russland: Silver Nanook
* Neiße Filmfestival, Germany: Audience Award
* Festival internazionale Segni della Notte, Urbino, Italy: Edward Snowden Award
* Le Voci dell'Inchiesta, Italy: Grand Jury Prize & Audience Award
* Millenium Festival, Belgium: Audience Award
* Santa Barbara Jewish Film Festival, USA: Best Documentary Film
* Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival, Greece: Special Mention, Amnesty International Jury
* Sochi International Film Festival, Russia: Best Documentary Award
* Guangzhou Doc International Film Festival, China: Golden Kapok Award for Superior Documentary Feature & Golden Kapok Award for Superior Directors
* Internacional Festival Signos de la Noite, Portugal: Night Award
* UK Jewish Film Festival, UK: Audience Award
* DOK Leipzig, Germany: Golden Dove Award
* Docaviv Int'l Film Festival, Israel: Best Debut

In Development And Production:

At Night I Dream of Ordering 2021

Director: Laura Reichwald | Documentary

 
“At Night I Dream of Ordering” essayistically exposes the actual state of East German mentality in the nuances of a local chronicle. People from Sachsen-Anhalt are warm-blooded. Ambitious, raw and straightforward. The feature-length documentary film circles the concept of “mentality” in contemporary rural East Germany – based on a local chronicle in Cobbel ( Sachsen-Anhalt),... Read more »
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Years of Fire 2021/2022

Director: Anne Scheschonk | Documentary

 
There are two kinds of fire: one nourishes – the other destroys. Both of this existing in Nori. Just like her body and soul, which seem to contradict each other and yet belong together. A documentary about a transgender girl who burns to become a woman.
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Queens of Poland (WT) 2021/2022

Director: Sebastian Franke | Documentary

 
Four Polish drag queens between expression and repression – in the tension between cultural and sexual identity. “Queens of Poland” is a documentary about lives of four Polish drag queens between traditional values of Polish culture and individual expression. We get insights into their very personal, but also socio-political challenges in a state with right-wing... Read more »
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The Uncompromising 2019/2020

| Documentary | 90 Min.

 
One day, just before Christmas in 2017. Snow falls softly on the roofs of an idyllic village in the middle of nowhere. The village is sleeping. Only three people are watching. Guards over a monumental masterpiece, devised by several criminal masterminds. At 6.00 clock early, it is finally time. The three pressing button of concrete... Read more »
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Compassion on Prescription (WT) 2020/ 2021

Director: Louise Detlefsen | Documentary | ca. 90' & 52'

 
The documentary film Compassion on Prescription portrays a controversial treatment of people with dementia. At the small retirement home in Denmark “Dagmarsminde”, the founding nurse May Eiby has no interest in specific dementia-diagnosis or medicine, since neither is improving the quality of life the 11 residents. Instead May and her staff has developed a new... Read more »
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Projects of Celluloid Fabrik:

Milk – facts, figures and beliefs 2017

Director: Winfried Oelsner | Documentary | 60/ 52 Min. | Albatross Worldsales

 
Milk - an essential food for our wellbeing? The highly processed white industrial product we are supposed to consume on a daily basis is suspected of causing numerous diseases of civilization. We take a closer look at the ongoing debate.
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Festivals/ Awards

Life Science Film Festival, Prague 2017

Broadcast

On ARTE 10. January 2017

Good – better – vegan? 2017

Director: John A. Kantara | Documentary | 45/ 52 Min. | Albatross Worldsales

 
Modern veganism for those who want it all is the new lifestyle of the young, healthy generation. Gourmet restaurants in Paris now serve vegan haute cuisine, vegan supermarkets are opening up in German cities, celebrities and bloggers are sharing new recipes for vegan cakes and biscuits on the Internet.
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Festivals/ Awards

Life Science Film Festival, Prague 2017
Award of the Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources

Broadcast

On ARTE 10. January 2017

Shalom Italia 2016

Director: Tamar Tal Anati | Documentary | 60/ 70 Min. | Worldsales: The Filmsales Company

 
A documentary road movie about three Jewish brothers from Italy, all well over 70, in search of the cave which saved their lives during the war. In doing so, questions arise about the nature of remembrance and truth.
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Festivals/ Awards

Doc Aviv, Israel - National Competition
AFI Docs, USA - International Competition
IDFA, Netherlands - Best of Fests
Jewish Film Festival, Australia - Official selection
Festival dei Populi, Italy - Official selection
Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival - Audience Award

Broadcast

German Cinema Release
04. May 2017

Lachesis 2017

Director: Philipp J. Neumann | Short film | 26 Min. | Inka Friedrich, Dinah Geiger, Thomas Dehler, Dietmar Voigt, Franziska Endres u.a.

 
The second part of the trilogy about the Fates is devoted to Lachesis, who measured the thread of life. Dealing with the controversial issue of assisted dying, it tells the story of a modern young woman and her planned suicide.
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Festivals/ Awards

Premiere 31.03.2017: Schaubühne Lindenfels/ Kurzsüchtig Leipzig

10 Billion – what’s on your plate? 2014

Director: Valentin Thurn | Documentary | 102 / 52 / 45 / 30 Min. | Distribution by Prokino Filmverleih GmbH | Worldsales by Autlook Filmsales

 
The film examines the big question of how enough food can be produced when the world’s population reaches 10 billion. We’re all active consumers – and the film will help us decide how to act.
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Festivals/ Awards

IDFA 2015, official selection Panorama, Netherlands

Best Documentary, 4th Peace and Love Film Festival, Sweden

31. Agro Filmfestival, Slovak Republic

5th Life Sciences Film Festival, Prague, Award of the Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources

Darßer Naturefilm Festival, Award for Hajo Schomerus for outstanding camerawork

Darßer Naturefilm Festival, Childrens jury award

Broadcast

Free TV Premiere on ARD on
24. August 2016 at 22:45

Theatrical release: 16. April 2015

The Agent 2013

Director: Rudolph Herzog | Documentary | 55 Min. / 42 Min.

 
In "The Agent", Werner Stiller and his contemporaries report on the professional and private battlefields of the Cold War, touching on sex, jealousy, betrayal and loss of identity.
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Broadcast

05.02.13 ARTE 21:55
06.02.13 ARTE 10:25
19.02.13 ARTE 10:25
22.04.13 ARD 23:30
07.11.13 Einsfestival 17:00
08.11.13 Einsfestival 06:15
08.11.13 Einsfestival 10:30
12.11.13 PHOENIX 20:15
18.11.13 MDR 00:30

Atropos 2010

Director: Philipp J. Neumann | Short film | 15 Min. | with Heinz W. Krückeberg, Brigitte Strohbauer, Leon Virgenz, Tristan Hafermalz, Andreas Keller

 
The first part of a trilogy about the Fates Atropos, Lachesis and Clotho, Atropos examines death. An old man wakes up to discover that his wife has died in her sleep. A silent production filmed in a single sequence shot about the human effort to deal with loss.
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Festivals/ Awards

Winner of the 2011 KURZSUECHTIG Festival
Winner of the Golden Horseman in the National Competition at the 2012 Dresden Film Festival

Broadcast

24.11.12 MDR 01:30
08.09.13 MDR 03:50