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  • Selected for Visions du Réel Nyon 2014!


    STAEDTEBEWOHNER by Thomas Heise and SMOKINGS by Michele Fornasero will celebrate their world premieres at Visions du Réel Nyon (25.4.-3.5.2014).

    STAEDTEBEWOHNER in the Section Compétition international longs métrages:
    26.04.2014, 19:00 at Salle Communale
    27.04.2014, 12:00 at Salle Communale

    SMOKINGS in the Section État d'esprit:
    29.04.2014, 21:00 at Théâtre de Marens
    30.04.2014, 15:45 at Capitole 2
    The second screening of SMOKINGS will be followed by a case study discussion with Michele Fornasero (director), Simone Catania (producer), Silvana Bezzola (Commissioning Editor RSI), Anne-Marie Luccioni (Eurodoc) & Heino Deckert (Eurodoc Group Leader).

    The festivals also pays tribute to the late Peter Liechti by screening his last documentary FATHER'S GARDEN - THE LOVE OF MY PARENTS:

    02.05.2014, 16:00 at Capitole 2

    Additionally you can find the following films in the festival's Media Library:

  • Selected for Berlinale 2014!


    VELVET TERRORISTS by Pavol Pekarčík, Ivan Ostrochovský and Peter Kerekes will celebrate its International premiere at Berlinale 2014 in the Forum section.

    08.02.14 13:50 CinemaxX 18 (EFM screening)
    11.02.14 13:45 CinemaxX6 (press screening)
    12.02.14 21:30 Delphi-Filmpalast
    13.02.14 11:00 CineStar 8
    14.02.14 15:00 Cubix 7
    15.02.14 19:15 CineStar 8

    Heino Deckert and Ina Rossow will attend the Berlinale and would be happy to meet you.
    Please contact us under to arrange a meeting.

  • VPRO IDFA Award 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 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 !


    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 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 Mårtens


    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 awarded


    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 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.