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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Dates coming soon!

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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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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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:

When Kabul Sings 2018-2020

Director: Sahra Mosawi | Documentary | 52 / 90 min.

A group of courageous young women aspire to become symphonic musicians in Afghanistan despite the many perils such ambitions bring them. Zohra is the first and only all women orchestra in Afghanistan. They are students at the National Institute of Music and the first women in their families, community and country to learn music in over 30 years - and now they are nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize 2018.
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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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The Garden That Doesn’t Exist 2020/2021

Director: Tamar Tal-Anati | Documentary | ca. 90 min

Hundreds of people arrive every week in the city of Ferrara,  just to  see the one mysterious place they crave for: the garden of  the Fitzi Contini. The attraction to this place didnt came overnight, but by the world-famous novel of the same name by Giorgio Bassani in 1962 and the Oscar-winning film adaptation of... 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


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


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


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


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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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


24.11.12 MDR 01:30
08.09.13 MDR 03:50