News & festivals

A Stranger Came to Town competes in the Best Dutch Documentary category at the IDFA 

https://www.idfa.nl/nl/info/dutch-competition

Nobel Peace Center screening with panel discussion in Oslo features 50 Feet from Syria.

http://dokumentarkino.no/2016/syria/syria_just_peace_web.html

Thrilled to announce that Drokpa Nomads of Tibet will screen in Amsterdam on Saturday the 30th of September at 19:00 Eye Cinema 2. The filmmaker Yan Chun Su will be present. Join us!

http://www.bffe.eu/drokpa-the-last-tibetan-nomads/

Happy to announce Drokpa Nomads of Tibet  screens in Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival "Best of Fest"

 

An amazing film about the world of the tobacco pipe, those who make

them and those who collect them.

It is with great pleasure we announce the screening of NO LAND’S SONG at the Berlin Film Festival!
Screening times are: 10 FEBRUARY 2017 AT 15:45 AT THE CINEMAXX 19
                              13 FEBRUARY 2017 AT 10:00  AT ZOO PALAST 2

http://www.berlinale.de/en/programm/berlinale_programm/datenblatt.php?film_id=201719560#tab=filmStills

The co-production between Molly Aida Film and DocArt, the Little Black Dress, had its television debut on Sky Arte.

http://www.docart.it/index.php?/blog_page/199

After a few years of dedicated hard work, we are delighted to announce that The Forgotten Army is now completed and will be released in Germany April 2017

We are pleased to announce the screening of The Man Who Wanted to Change the World at the Pariscience Film Festival October 9. https://pariscience.fr/session/lhomme-qui-voulait-changer-le-monde/

We are thrilled that Drokpa will be screening at theMargaret Meade Film Festival this October in the American Museum of Natural History.   http://www.amnh.org/explore/margaret-mead-film-festival/films/drokpa

We are thrilled to post that Life on the Border won best non European Independent Documentary at the ECU awards http://www.ecufilmfestival.com/en/award-winners-ecu-2016/

 

Today a large campaign against Islamic State began. The fighters consist mainly of the Kurdish Popular Protection Units  which are a key ally in the US led coalition against IS.

 

The documentary Life on the Border shows the plight of refugee Kurdish and Yazidis children. Produced by Kurdish filmmaker Bahman Ghobadi Life on the Border speaks about the life in refugee camps on the border with Syria where Kurds seek refuge from ISIS

 Having screened at the Berlinale 2016 in Generations, we are excited to announce that Life on the Border now competes in the Krakhow Film Festival

 http://www.krakowfilmfestival.pl/en/news/627

 

Life on the Border's  Ronahi Ezaddin's ironic film Our Film Is Better competes in  Hotdocs shorts

 http://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/WebSales/pages/info.aspx?evtinfo=50756~edeed7b8-5598-4ac6-994a-ca71bc407bc4&epguid=1982376d-17a7-4bb4-9959-f38bb053d10d&

 

The astounding Life on the Border has been selected for the European Independent Film Festival

http://www.ecufilmfestival.com/en/ecu-2016-official-selection/

Banana Pancakes "jewel of a film" says  Front Row Reviews after its screening at Asia House Film Festival http://www.frontrowreviews.co.uk/reviews/asia-house-film-festival-banana-pancakes-and-the-children-of-sticky-rice/37888

Bahman Ghobadi's powerful film project has its European Premier in the Generations program Berlinale

Film Comment chooses Banana Pancakes and the Children of Sticky Rice as one of the great films of 2015 that got no US distribution. "a commitment to complications that unsettle rather than reaffirm. Such lack of condescension or self-congratulation is refreshing, if also hard to market."

The film follows the impact backpackers have on the local community in rural Laos.

http://www.filmcomment.com/blog/make-it-real-the-ones-that-got-away

 

No Land's Song was in good company for this year's Human Right's Watch theme ‘The Power of One’, demonstrating the power of a single individual (for good or for evil) to impact people and events as well as provoke major change.

http://www.debalie.nl/uitgelicht/human-rights-weekend-2016

Indiewire "An audience and critics favorite in Rotterdam, where it had its world premiere, Dutch filmmaker Daan Veldhuizen's deceptively appealing encounter with villagers in a small Laotian town as they begin to welcome Western tourists is far more perceptive and sly than it first seems

Chosen as one of seven Great 2015 Documentaries Without US Distribution.

 

 

 

http://www.indiewire.com/article/reality-checks-7-great-2015-documentaries-without-distribution

 

 

 

After the success of Football Under Cover, Ayat Nahafi's latest film No Land's Song      is among 15 documentaries recommended for the EFW.

https://www.europeanfilmacademy.org/News-detail.155.0.html?&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=332&cHash=b7c7e85bfca0fa9f7bc36041d88e9e9a

Margaret Mead Film Festival screens Daan Veldhuizen's Banana Pancakes and the Children of Sticky Rice. 

http://www.amnh.org/explore/margaret-mead-film-festival/films/banana-pancakes-and-the-children-of-sticky-rice

We are please to announce Banana Pancakes and the Children of Sticky Rice's nomination for the Golden Calf in the Netherlands Film Festival for best feature length documentary.

https://www.filmfestival.nl/publiek/nieuws/nominaties-gouden-kalveren-2015/?utm_source=NFF+Nieuwsbrieven&utm_campaign=160a07215b-Nominaties_Gouden_Kalveren_20159_1_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_93d65cee03-160a07215b-106551869

Banana Pancakes and the Children of Sticky Rice  can be seen in the cinema as of the 25th of July. For information please go to https://www.facebook.com/laosdocumentary

We are thrill to present the New York Times review of No Land's Song after it's screening at the International FilmCenter theater in New York. http://nytlive.nytimes.com/womenintheworld/2015/06/22/iranian-musician-fights-for-womens-rights-to-perform-in-public/

No Land's song wins  Prize of the Youth Jury at Dok Leipzig 

http://films2014.dok-leipzig.de/en/film.aspx?ID=8624

Que Caramba has been pre-selected for the German Film Award and will be part of the Lola Screenings at this years Berlinale

Ayat Najafi's new film No Land's Song wins Best Director at Noor Film Festivalhttp://www.payvand.com/news/14/oct/1140.html

Daan Veldhuizen's new film about the impact of backpackers in rural Loas.

https://www.iffr.com/nl/films/banana-pancakes-and-the-children-of-sticky-rice/