VPRO IDFA Award 2013!02.12.2013
Our film SONG FROM THE FOREST by Michael Obert wins VPRO IDFA Award for Best Feature-Length Documentary
The jury report:
"The films we watched in the competition program provoked in our jury many interesting discussions about documentary cinema, about life and the role of art in our society. What is a documentary? What is true and what is the role of the filmmaker in a time where we all have access to all kind of media. I would like to quote one of my favorite filmmakers (although not a documentary filmmaker) Andrei Tarkovsky on art: “Some sort of pressure must exist; the artist exists because the world is not perfect. Art would be useless if the world were perfect, as man wouldn’t look for harmony but would simply live in it’’. The films we chose to nominate differ in actuality, social storytelling and remembrances of old times. Beauty, importance, reflectiveness are keys of all three films. They combine a strong visual side and a well-balanced narrative side.
But one film stepped out. With a lush sound design, tender images, and intimate access, this film explores the legacy of an aging man immersed deep in a rainforest community, where he has recorded thousands of hours of music. By tracing his journey back to the city with his young son, this film poetically asks: as the world changes around us, what do we leave behind? The jury gives the prize for the best Feature length documentary to Song from the Forest by Michael Obert."
Selected for CPH:DOX 201308.11.2013
We'll be part of CPH:DOX 2013 with the following films:
A SEPARATION by Karin Ekberg (Nordic:Dox)
ALCAN HIGHWAY by Aleksi Salmenperä (Nordic:Dox + nominated for the POLITIKEN’S Audience Award)
THE MACHINE WHICH MAKES EVERYTHING DISAPPEAR by Tinatin Gurchiani (Everything is under Control)
THE REVOLUTION WILL BE NOT TELEVISED by Kim Bartley & Donnacha Ó Briain (Curated by the Yes Men).
2 Awards at Karlovy Vary IFF 2013 !27.06.2013
Deckert Distribution is happy about 2 awards at Karlovy Vary IFF 2013:
PIPELINE by Vitaly Mansky was awarded Best Documentary Film over 30 minutes, while VELVET TERRORISTS by Pavol Pekarčík, Ivan Ostrochovský & Peter Kerekes won the FEDEORA Award.
Congratulations to our directors!
3 Films at Yamagata 201319.06.2013
3 of the 15 films in the international competition at Yamagata 2013 are ours (selected from a total number of 1152 submissions): MOTHERLAND OR DEATH, PARTS OF A FAMILY, REVISION. The festival will take place October 10–17, 2013.
Congratulations to Tora Mårtens03.06.2013
Golden Horn for the director of the Best Film: for Tora Mårtens, the director of COLOMBIANOS, in the international documentary competition at Krakow Film Festival 2013.
JURY VERDICT: "With the camera always ready to catch the right moment and the right place, with an intimate yet never embarrassing approach, with a unique access and a lot of respect for the characters, the filmmaker Tora Mårtens and cameraman Erik Vallsten follow the protagonists to deliver a universal message of coming to terms with how much family members can care for each other – and of understanding that we barely have control over our own lives and very limited responsibility towards others. Set against the problem of drugs and alcohol addiction, this family drama unfolds, leaving us thinking not only about Pablo, Fernando and their mother but also about ourselves."
Father's Garden awarded24.05.2013
FATHER'S GARDEN - THE LOVE OF MY PARENTS has won the Special Prize of the Jury – SSA/Suissimage for the most innovative Swiss feature or middle-length film [out of all sections] at Visions du Réel Nyon 2013 and the Fedeora Documentary Award 2013 at Crossing Europe IFF Linz 2013.
Sundance Festival Award Winner 201311.03.2013
Tinatin Gurchiani won the Directing Award in the World Cinema Documentary category at 2013 Sundance Film Festival for the film THE MACHINE WHICH MAKES EVERYTHING DISAPPEAR.
Golden Dove at DOK LEIPZIG 2012 for our film10.02.2013
HEINO JAEGER - LOOK BEFORE YOU KUCK by Gerd Kroske won the Golden Dove in the German Competition at DOK Leipzig 2012.
FOR AN OUTSTANDING GERMAN DOCUMENTARY
"The film dares to portray a person who is absent, who is not actually a character in the film and who cannot simply be described in one sentence. The story succeeds thanks to the sober, steady persistence with which the colourful multifacetedness of this absent person, who is a sort of medium for the traumata of Germany in the 20th century, is translated into a complex, multi-medial cinematic language. So it is art, of all things, which cleverly compiles almost all the aesthetic disciplines and which formulates, virtually en passant at the beginning of the digital era, an homage to the cinema of tapes and reels, that describes an artist in a state bordering on madness – and that teaches the viewer to see through that man’s eyes."
DOK Leipzig 2012
Deckert Distribution at Berlinale 201305.02.2013
FATHER'S GARDEN - THE LOVE OF MY PARENTS
12.02.2013 09:30 CinemaxX 6 (press screening)
13.02.2013 20:00 Arsenal
15.02.2013 19:30 CinemaxX 4
16.02.2013 16:30 Delphi-Filmpalast
17.02.2013 15:00 Cubix 7
HEINO JAEGER - LOOK BEFORE YOU KUCK
13.02.2013 17:30 CinemaxX 1
09.02.2013 13:30 CinemaxX 1
Heino Deckert and Ina Rossow will attend Berlinale. Please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a meeting.