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THE MATCH FACTORY 7 titles pre-selected for the 2016 European Film Awards

European Film Awards 2016

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The pre-selection for the 2016 EFA's are out! 7 titles of ours are in it:

- BEYOND THE MOUNTAINS AND HILLS
   by Eran Kolirin
- CHEVALIER by Athina Rachel Tsangari
- DEATH IN SARAJEVO by Danis Tanović
- FRENZY by Emin Alper
- LETTERS FROM WAR by Ivo M. Ferreira
- TONI ERDMANN by Maren Ade
- LOST AND BEAUTIFUL by Pietro Marcello

THE MATCH FACTORY Albüm awarded at Sarajevo Film Festival

Sarajevo Film Festival 2016

ALBÜM awarded at Sarajevo Film Festival

ALBÜM by Mehmet Can Mertoğlu has won the Best Film Award at Sarajevo Film Festival 2016. Congratulations to all the team!

THE MATCH FACTORY at Montreal World Film Festival 2016

Montreal World FF 2016

THE MATCH FACTORY at Montreal World Film Festival 2016

Montreal World Film Festival has announced the participation of THE 4th COMPANY by Amir Galván Cervera & Mitzi Vanessa Arreola in this year's World Competition.

THE MATCH FACTORY 5 Titles at this year's Venice Film Festival

Venice IFF 2016

THE MATCH FACTORY 4 Titles at this year's Venice Film Festival

The line-up for La Biennale di Venezia has been published. We are happy to announce that five of our titles will have their world premieres there:

IN COMPETITION:
THE UNTAMED
by Amat Escalante
SPIRA MIRABILIS
by Massimo D’Anolfi & Martina Parenti

ORIZZONTI:
THROUGH THE WALL by Rama Burshtein
WHITE SUN by Deepak Rauniyar

SIC@SIC, INTERNATIONAL FILM CRITICS' WEEK:
CLOWNS by Marco Bellocchio

THE MATCH FACTORY 2 Titles in this year's Locarno Film Festival

Locarno IFF 2016

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The line-up for the Film Festival Locarno has been published today. We are happy to announce that two of our titles will have their world premieres there:

PIAZZA GRANDE:
PAULA by Christian Schwochow

OUT OF COMPETITION:
PETER HANDKE - In the woods, might be late by Corinna Belz

 

THE MATCH FACTORY Toni Erdmann by Maren Ade awarded in Cannes

Festival de Cannes 2016

THE MATCH FACTORY Toni Erdmann by Maren Ade awarded in Cannes

And TONI ERDMANN by Maren Ade conquered the critics in Cannes getting the Fipresci Award.

THE MATCH FACTORY Happy Times Will Come Soon by Alessandro Comodin awarded in Cannes

Festival de Cannes 2016

THE MATCH FACTORY Happy Times Will Come Soon by Alessandro Comodin awarded in Cannes

HAPPY TIMES COME SOON by Alessandro Comodin won the BEST FILM prize of the Beatrice Satory Awards! Congratulations to all the team.

THE MATCH FACTORY Album by Mehmet Can Mertoglu awarded in Cannes

Semaine de la Critique 2016

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Good news start arriving from ‪Festival de Cannes‬! The France 4 Visionary Award goes to ALBÜM by Mehmet Can Mertoğlu.

THE MATCH FACTORY Successful Premieres in Cannes

Festival de Cannes 2016

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After one week of the Festival de Cannes 2016 we are happy for the successful world premieres of our 5 Titles in La Croisette:

TONI ERDMANN by Maren Ade
(Competition)
"Surprising, awkward, refreshing and, at times, downright hilarious" - Screen -

"the world's first, genuinely funny, 162-minute German comedy of embarrassment" - The Hollywood Reporter -

"a humane, hilarious triumph" - Variety -


BEYOND THE MOUNTAINS AND HILLS by Eran Kolirin
(Un Certain Regard)
"Eran Kolirin's most profound film yet" - Variety -


SWEET DREAMS by Marco Bellocchio
(Quinzaine des Réalisateurs)
"a gentle, eminently watchable return to some of the key themes that have haunted [Bellocchio's] 50 years of filmmaking" - The Hollywood Reporter -


ALBÜM by Mehmet Can Mertoglu's
(Semaine de la Critique)
"impressively composed comedy of forged family history" - Variety -


HAPPY TIMES WILL COME SOON by Alessandro Comodin
(Semaine de la Critique):
"Rustic beauty and arcane storytelling" - The Hollywood Reporter -

THE MATCH FACTORY Udi Aloni's JUNCTION 48 awarded with the Best International Narrative Picture Award at this year's Tribeca FF

Tribeca Film Festival 2016

THE MATCH FACTORY Udi Alonis JUNCTION 48 awarded with the Best International Narrative Picture Award at this year Tribeca FF

Good news arrive from the Tribeca Film Festival! JUNCTION 48 by Udi Aloni has won the prize for Best International Narrative Feature! ‪

 

THE MATCH FACTORY 5 Titles in this year's Festival de Cannes

Festival de Cannes 2016

THE MATCH FACTORY 4 Titles in this year's Festival de Cannes

All the films of this year's Cannes Film Festival's line-up have been published already, being five of our titles among the announced ones:

IN COMPETITION:
- TONI ERDMANN by Maren Ade

UN CERTAIN REGARD:
- BEYOND THE MOUNTAINS AND HILLS by Eran Kolirin

QUINZAINE DES RÉALISATEURS:
- SWEET DREAMS by Marco Bellocchio

SEMAINE DE LA CRITIQUE:
- ALBÜM by Mehmet Can Mertoğlu 
HAPPY TIMES WILL COME SOON by Alessandro Comodin (Special Screenings) 

 

THE MATCH FACTORY Danis Tanović's DEATH IN SARAJEVO to be awarded by the critics and the jury of the Berlinale 2016

Berlinale 2016

THE MATCH FACTORY Danis Tanovics DEATH IN SARAJEVO to be awarded by the critics and the jury of the Berlinale 2016

DEATH IN SARAJEVO by Danis Tanović harvests the SILVER BEAR for the GRAND JURY PRIZE as well as the FIPRESCI AWARD at this year's Berlinale! Congratulations!

THE MATCH FACTORY Udi Aloni's JUNCTION 48 to receive the audience award at this year's Berlinale Panorama

Berlinale 2016

THE MATCH FACTORY Udi Alonis JUNCTION 48 to receive the audience award at this years Berlinale Panorama

JUNCTION 48 by Udi Aloni‬ was the audience's favourite film of this year's Berlinale Panorama. Congratulations to all the team!

THE MATCH FACTORY Doris Dörrie's FUKUSHIMA, MON AMOUR to get 3 awards at this year's Berlinale

Berlinale 2016

THE MATCH FACTORY Doris Dörrie's FUKUSHIMA, MON AMOUR to get 3 awards at this year's Berlinale

FUKUSHIMA, MON AMOUR has harvested three awards at this year's edition of the Berlinale:

- 2nd Place Panorama Audience Award
- Cicae Art Cinema Award
- Heiner Carow Award

 

THE MATCH FACTORY Two awards for two of our titles at this year's edition of the Göteborg IFF

Göteborg FF 2016

THE MATCH FACTORY Two awards for two of our titles at this year's edition of the Göteborg IFF

The weekend brought good news from the Göteborg Film Festival!
Pietro Marcello's LOST AND BEAUTIFUL is the winner of The Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award 2016 and THE SECOND MOTHER by Anna Muylaert was awarded the Public Choice Award for best feature film.

THE MATCH FACTORY Best Director award for Felix van Groeningen for BELGICA at Sundance

Sundance FF 2016

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Good news arrive from the other side of the ocean. Felix van Groeningen has been awarded as best director for BELGICA at this year's edition of the Sundance Film Festival!

THE MATCH FACTORY 5 Guldbaggen Awards for DRIFTERS by Peter Grönlund

Swedish Film Awards 2016

THE MATCH FACTORY 5 Guldbaggen Awards for DRIFTERS by Peter Grönlund

Good news arrive from Sweden! DRIFTERS by Peter Grönlund won 5 Guldbaggen Swedish Film Awards including:

Best Actress for Malin Levanon
Best Script for Peter Grönlund
Best Trailer
Best Costumes
Best Set Design

THE MATCH FACTORY 7 Titles in this year's Berlinale edition

Berlinale 2016

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All the films of this year's Berlinale line-up have been published already, being seven of our titles among the announced ones:

IN COMPETITION:
- A DRAGON ARRIVES! by Mani Haghighi
- DEATH IN SARAJEVO by Danis Tanović
- LETTERS FROM WAR by Ivo M. Ferreira
SOY NERO by Rafi Pitts

PANORAMA:
- FUKUSHIMA, MON AMOUR by Doris Dörrie
- JUNCTION 48 by Udi Aloni
- REMAINDER by Omer Fast 

 

THE MATCH FACTORY Two Titles to make world premiere in the World Competition at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival

Sundance 2016

THE MATCH FACTORY Two Titles to make world premiere in the World Competition at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival

BELGICA by Felix van Groeningen and WILD by Nicolette Krebitz will make their world premiere in the World Competition at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.

THE MATCH FACTORY Best Film award for CEMETERY OF SPLENDOUR by Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Grand Jury Prize for FRENZY by Emin Alper at this year's APSAs

Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2015

Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2015

Good news arrive from Asia. CEMETERY OF SPLENDOUR by Apichatpong Weerasethakul was awarded as Best Film and FRENZY by Emin Alper received the Grand Jury Prize!

THE MATCH FACTORY Three nominations each for VICTORIA by Sebastian Schipper and 45 YEARS by Andrew Haigh at the European Film Awards 2015

European Film Awards 2015

THE MATCH FACTORY Three nominations each for VICTORIA by Sebastian Schipper and 45 YEARS by Andrew Haigh at the European Film Awards 2015

The full list of the 2015 European Film Awards nominees has been published. Two of our titles received 3 nominations each:

VICTORIA by Sebastian Schipper:
- Best Film
- Best Director (Sebastian Schipper)
- Best Actress (Laia Costa)

45 YEARS by Andrew Haigh:
- Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling)
- Best Actor (Tom Courtenay)
- Best Screenwriter (Andrew Haigh)

 

THE MATCH FACTORY Andrew Haigh's 45 YEARS to get 6 BIFA nominations

British Independent Film Awards 2015

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The full nominee list of the 2015 British Independent Film Awards has been published with 6 nominations for 45 YEARS by Andrew Haigh. The nominations include:

- Best Film
- Best Director
- Best Screenplay
- Best Actress (Charlotte Rampling)
- Best Actor (Tom Courtenay)
- Producer of the Year (Tristan Goligher)

 

THE MATCH FACTORY Best sound design award for ARABIAN NIGHTS at the European Film Awards

European Film Awards 2015

THE MATCH FACTORY Best sound design award for ARABIAN NIGHTS at the European Film Awards

The first winners of the European Film Awards have been published! Congratulations to Vasco Pimentel & Miguel Martins for their sound design in ARABIAN NIGHTS by Miguel Gomes.

THE MATCH FACTORY Micah Magee to be awarded as Best Director for PETTING ZOO at Münster FF 2015

Münster FF 2015

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Our beloved director Micah Magee was awarded with the Best Director Prize at the European Competition of the Filmfestival Münster for PETTING ZOO!

THE MATCH FACTORY Peter Grönlund to receive special mention for DRIFTERS at San Sebastián IFF 2015

San Sebastian 2015

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Congratulations to Peter Grönlund for the special mention at the Kutxbank-New Directors Award for his last film DRIFTERS at this year's edition of San Sebastián IFF.

THE MATCH FACTORY FRENZY by Emin Alper awarded at ADANA GOLDEN BALL FF 2015

Adana Golden Ball Film Festival 2015

THE MATCH FACTORY FRENZY by Emin Alper awarded at ADANA GOLDEN BALL FF 2015

More good news for ‪FRENZY by Emin Alper. The film won 5 awards in its national premiere in Adana Golden Ball Film Festival's National Competition: Best Film, Best Editing, Best Art Director, Promising Actor (Berkay Ates) and People's Choice for Best Film.

THE MATCH FACTORY FRENZY by Emin Alper and BLOOD OF MY BLOOD by Marco Bellocchio awarded at VENICE IFF 2015

Venice IFF 2015

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Good news arrive from this year's VENICE IFF edition. FRENZY by Emin Alper was awarded with the Special Jury prize and the Arca Cinemagiovani Best Movie award; and BLOOD OF MY BLOOD by Marco Bellocchio received the critics Fipresci prize.

THE MATCH FACTORY 6 Titles on the other side of the ocean at Toronto IFF 2015

Toronto 2015

THE MATCH FACTORY 6 Titles on the other side of the ocean at Toronto IFF 2015

The Toronto International Film Festival have expanded their line up for this year's edition. The next titles will so far represent The Match Factory in Toronto this September:

CONTEMPORARY WORLD CINEMA:
- BLOOD OF MY BLOOD by Marco Bellocchio
- FRENZY by Emin Alper
- BOX by Florin Serban
- CHEVALIER by Athina Rachel Tsangari

WAVELENGTHS:
- ARABIAN NIGHTS by Miguel Gomes
- LOST AND BEAUTIFUL by Pietro Marcello  

MASTERS:
- CEMETERY OF SPLENDOUR by Apichatpong Weerasethakul

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS:
- 45 YEARS by Andrew Haigh
- VICTORIA by Sebastian Schipper

 

THE MATCH FACTORY presents DRIFTERS by Peter GRÖNLUND at San Sebastian IFF 2015

San Sebastian 2015

THE MATCH FACTORY presents DRIFTERS by Peter GRÖNLUND at San Sebastian IFF 2015

San Sebastián Film Festival has announced the participation of DRIFTERS by Peter Grönlund at this year's New Directors competition.

 

THE MATCH FACTORY 4 of our films will be present at this year's Venice International Film Festival

Venice IFF 2015

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The official line up of this year's Venice International Film Festival has been published revealing Marco Bellocchio's BLOOD OF MY BLOOD and Emin Alper's FRENZY being part of the official competition.

LIGHT YEARS by Esther May Campbell will premiere at the International Critics' week and INNOCENCE OF MEMORIES by Grant Gee will be shown for the first time worldwide in the Venice Days section. 

THE MATCH FACTORY Athina Tsangari's CHEVALIER, Marco Bellocchio's FISTS IN THE POCKET, Paolo Tripodi's & Marcello Fonte's DONKEY FLIES and Laura Bispuri's SWORN VIRGIN at Locarno IFF 2015

Locarno IFF 2015

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This year's line up for Locarno IFF has been just published! Four titles of The Match Factory will be present in 2015's edition of the Swiss festival:

CONCORSO INTERNAZIONALE:
- CHEVALIER by Athina Rachel Tsangari

PIAZZA GRANDE:
- FISTS IN THE POCKET by Marco Bellocchio
Pardo D'Onore Swisscom to Marco Bellocchio.

PIAZZA GRANDE: EVENTO SPECIALE:
DONKEY FLIES by Paolo Tripodi & Marcello Fonte 

PARDO DI DOMANI:
- SWORN VIRGIN by Laura Bispuri

THE MATCH FACTORY Fipresci Award goes to BOX by Florin Șerban at Karlovy Vary IFF 2015

Karlovy Vary IFF 2015

THE MATCH FACTORY Fipresci Award goes to BOX by Florin Șerban at Karlovy Vary IFF 2015

Congratulations to all the team of BOX by by Florin Șerban for the Fipresci Award the film received in Karlovy Vary International Film Festival!

 

THE MATCH FACTORY One world premiere and five titles in Karlovy Vary IFF 2015

Karlovy Vary IFF 2015

THE MATCH FACTORY One world premiere and five titles in Karlovy Vary IFF 2015

This year's Karlovy Vary's line up brings five titles of ours:

COMPETITION:
- BOX by Florin Șerban (world premiere)

ANOTHER VIEW:
- ARABIAN NIGHTS by Miguel Gomes
- PETTING ZOO by Micah Magee

VARIETY CRITICS' CHOICE:
- SWORN VIRGIN by Laura Bispuri

HORIZONS:
- 45 YEARS by Andrew Haigh

 

THE MATCH FACTORY Best Director Award for Anna Muylaert (THE SECOND MOTHER) at Valletta IFF 2015

Valletta IFF 2015

THE MATCH FACTORY Best Director Award for Anna Muylaert THE SECOND MOTHER at Valletta IFF 2015

More good news arrive this time from Malta! Anna Muylaert received the Best Director award for THE SECOND MOTHER (Que horas ela volta?) at the first edition of the Valletta Film Festival.

THE MATCH FACTORY Sebastian Schipper's VICTORIA awarded with 6 Lolas including Best Film and Best Director

Deutscher Filmpreis 2015

THE MATCH FACTORY Sebastian Schippers VICTORIA awarded with 6 Lolas including Best Film and Best Director

VICTORIA by Sebastian Schipper was the clear winner of the German Film Academy Awards 2015 (Deutscher Filmpreis) being awarded for 6 out of the 7 nominations it received including Best Film, Best Director Sebastian Schipper, Best Actress Laia Costa, Best Actor Frederick Lau, Best Kamera Sturla Brandth Grøvlen & Best Music Nils Frahm.

Congrarulations for this amazing achievement!

 

THE MATCH FACTORY World Premiere of BRAND NEW-U by Simon Pummell and 45 YEARS by Andrew Haigh at 2015 Edinburgh IFF

Edinburgh 2015

THE MATCH FACTORY World Premiere of BRAND NEW-U by Simon Pummell and 45 YEARS by Andrew Haigh at 2015 Edinburgh IFF

Two of our titles will be at this year's edition of the Edinburgh IFF competing for the Michael Powell Award in the Best of British section. BRAND NEW-U by Simon Pummell will premiere worldwide on Saturday the 20th. Attendees of the festival will have also the chance of watching 45 YEARS by Andrew Haigh.

THE MATCH FACTORY Miguel Gomes' ARABIAN NIGHTS awarded at Sydney Film Festival

Sydney Film Festival 2015

THE MATCH FACTORY Miguel Gomes ARABIAN NIGHTS awarded at Sydney Film Festival

Great news for Miguel Gomes' ARABIAN NIGHTS arrive from Sydney! The film was awarded with the prestigious Sydney Film Prize at the Sydney Film Festival.

Congratulations!!

 

THE MATCH FACTORY Cemetery of Splendour by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Arabian Nights by Miguel Gomes and Afterghought by Elad Keidan in Festival de Cannes 2015

The Match Factory in Festival de Cannes 2015

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This year's Cannes' line up unveils three titles of ours:

UN CERTAIN REGARD:
- CEMETERY OF SPLENDOUR by Apichatpong Weerasethakul

SPECIAL SCREENINGS:
AFTERTHOUGHT by Elad Keidan 

DIRECTOR'S FORTNIGHT:
- ARABIAN NIGHTS by Miguel Gomes

 

SCREENING DATES:

CEMETERY OF SPLENDOUR (122´)
MON 18 MAY / 11:00 / DEBUSSY / WORLD PREMIERE
MON 18 MAY / 16:30 / DEBUSSY / PUBLIC SCR.
TUE 19 MAY / 09:45 / OLYMPIA 5 / MARKET SCR.
TUE 19 MAY / 15:30 / SALLE BAZIN / PUBLIC SCR.
WED 20 MAY / 09:45 / ARCADES 2 / MARKET SCR.
FRI 22 MAY / 12:15 / PALAIS K / MARKET SCR.

AFTERTHOUGHT (105´)
THU 14 MAY / 13:00 / SALLE BAZIN / PRESS SCR.
FRI 15 MAY / 19:45 / SALLE DU 60IEME / WORLD PREM.
SUN 17 MAY / 16:00 / OLYMPIA 4 / MARKET SCR.
TUE 19 MAY / 15:30 / OLYMPIA 3 / MARKET SCR.
WED 20 MAY / 12:00 / PALAIS I / MARKET SCR.
FRI 22 MAY / 12:00 / PALAIS J / MARKET SCR.

ARABIAN NIGHTS VOL.1 (125´)
SAT 16 MAY / 11:45 / THEAT. CROISETTE / PRESS SCR.
SAT 16 MAY /17:30/THEAT. CROISETTE/WORLD PREM.
SAT 16 MAY / 18:00 / STAR 1 / MARKET SCR.
SUN 17 MAY / 18:30 / STUDIO 13 / PUBLIC SCR.
MON 18 MAY / 16:00 / OLYMPIA 5 / MARKET SCR.

ARABIAN NIGHTS VOL.2 (132´)
MON 18 MAY / 09:00 / THEAT. CROISETTE / PRESS SCR.
MON 18 MAY/17:30/THEAT. CROISETTE/WORLD PREM.
MON 18 MAY / 18:15 / OLYMPIA 5 / MARKET SCR.
TUE 19 MAY / 18:30 / STUDIO 13 / PUBLIC SCR.

ARABIAN NIGHTS VOL 3 (126´)
WED 20 MAY / 09:00 / THEAT. CROISETTE / PRESS SCR.
WED 20 MAY/17:15 /THEAT. CROISETTE/WORLD PREM.
THU 21 MAY / 18:30 / STUDIO 13 / PUBLIC SCR.

SWORN VIRGIN (90´)
FRI 15 MAY / 15:30 / OLYMPIA 6 / MARKET SCR.

VICTORIA (140´)
FRI 15 MAY / 17:30 /  STAR 3 / MARKET SCR.

AS WE WERE DREAMING (117´)
SAT 16 MAY / 15:30 / ARCADES 3 / MARKET SCR.

HEDI SCHNEIDER IS STUCK (92´)
MON 18 MAY / 11:30 / ARCADES 3 / MARKET SCR.

QUEEN OF EARTH  (90´)
MON 18 MAY / 12:00 / OLYMPIA 5 / MARKET SCR.

PETTING ZOO (95´)
WED 20 MAY / 11:30 / RIVIERA 4 / MARKET SCR.

THE MATCH FACTORY Sworn Virgin by Laura Bispuri awarded at 2015 Tribeca Film Festival

Tribeca Film Festival 2015

THE MATCH FACTORY Sworn Virgin by Laura Bispuri awarded at the Hong Kong International Film Festival

Good news arrive from New York: The Nora Ephron Prize was presented to SWORN VIRGIN, directed by Laura Bispuri and written by Francesca Manieri and Bispuri. Congratulations to all the team!

THE MATCH FACTORY 3 Titles and 12 Nominations for the German Film Awards!

Deutscher Filmpreis 2015

THE MATCH FACTORY Sworn Virgin by Laura Bispuri awarded at the Hong Kong International Film Festival

7 nominations for VICTORIA, 3 for THE CUT and 2 for PHOENIX. Very exciting news from the German Film Academy!

VICTORIA by Sebastian Schipper:
- Best Film
- Best Director ( Sebastian Schipper )
- Best Leading Actress ( Laia Costa )
- Best Leading Actor ( Frederick Lau )
- Best Cinematography ( Sturla Brandth Grøvlen )
- Best Score ( Nils Frahm )
- Best Sound (Magnus Pflüger, Fabian Schmidt, Matthias Lempert)

THE CUT by Fatih Akin:
- Best Costume Design (Katrin Aschendorf)
- Best Make-up (Waldemar Pokromski, Sabine Schumann)
- Best Score ( Alexander Hacke )

PHOENIX by Christian Petzold:
- Best Leading Actress ( Nina Hoss )
- Best Supporting Actress ( Nina Kunzendorf )

 

THE MATCH FACTORY Sworn Virgin by Laura Bispuri awarded at the Hong Kong International Film Festival

Hong Kong International Film Festival 2015

THE MATCH FACTORY Sworn Virgin by Laura Bispuri awarded at the Hong Kong International Film Festival

Congratulations to Laura Bispuri for the Firebird Award SWORN VIRGIN won at the Hong Kong International Film Festival!

Another Main Prize for VICTORIA!

Vilnius IFF 2015

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VICTORIA turns out to be one of the most succesful titles at current festivals.

It has just been awarded as Best Film in the Baltic Gaze Competition at Vilnius International Film Festival.

Congratulations once more to Sebastian Schipper and team!

VICTORIA wins Grand Prix at Beaune International Thriller Festival!

Beaune 2015

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VICTORIA has won the Main Prize at Beaune International Thriller Festival!

Congratulations to director Sebastian Schipper and his wonderful team!

THE MATCH FACTORY Petting Zoo by Micah Magee at SXSW 2015

The Match Factory at SXSW 2015

THE MATCH FACTORY Petting Zoo by Micah Magee at SXSW 2015

After PETTING ZOO's showcase at Berlinale 2015 Micah Magee will present her first feature in Austin, next to San Antonio, in this year's edition of SXSW.

THE MATCH FACTORY Two Silver Bears for 45 YEARS and one for VICTORIA.

Three Silver Bears for two of The Match Factory's titles in Berlinale 2015

Three Silver Bears for two of The Match Factory's titles in Berlinale 2015

Great news arrive from this year's Berlinale, where two of The Match Factory titles that took part of the festival have been awarded.

Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay received each one Silver Bear for Best Actress and Actor for their performances in Andrew Haigh's 45 YEARS.

Sturla Brandth Grøvlen was awarded for his camera work in Sebastian Schipper's VICTORIA with the Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution.

Congratulations to both teams for their great work!

 

THE MATCH FACTORY 7 Titles in this year's Berlinale edition

Berlinale 2015

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We are finally proud to present our complete line-up for this year's Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival:

IN COMPETITION:
- 45 YEARS by Andrew Haigh
- VICTORIA by Sebastian Schipper
- AS WE WERE DREAMING by Andreas Dresen
- SWORN VIRGIN by Laura Bispuri

PANORAMA:
- THE SECOND MOTHER by Anna Muylaert
- PETTING ZOO by Micah Magee

FORUM:
- HEDI SCHNEIDER IS STUCK by Sonja Heiss

 

THE MATCH FACTORY Anna Muylaert's THE SECOND MOTHER selected for Sundance Competition

Sundance 2015

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We are happy to make the acquisition of THE SECOND MOTHER by Anna Muylaert official. And we are also happy to announce that it will be world premiering at Sundance Film Festival World Cinema Competition as the only one Latin American film.

THE MATCH FACTORY Le Meraviglie by Alice Rohrwacher awarded at the Mar de Plata International Film Festival

Mar de Plata IFF 2014

THE MATCH FACTORY Le Meraviglie by Alice Rohrwacher awarded at the Mar de Plata International Film Festival

Good news arrive from Argentina. LE MERAVIGLIE by Alice Rohrwacher has won the Astor de Plata Award for best script at the Mar de Plata International Film Festival 2014.

Additionally the ACCA (Asociación de Cronistas Cinematográficos de Argentina) awarded Rohrwacher's title with the Best Film of the International Competition Prize.

 

THE MATCH FACTORY Phoenix by Christian Petzold awarded at the Lisbon and Estorill Film Festival

Lisbon and Estoril Film Festival 2014

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Congratulations to Christian Petzold for the Special Jury Award Joåo Bénard da Costa PHOENIX won yesterday at the Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival!

THE MATCH FACTORY Le Meraviglie, White God and The Good Life awarded

Seville European FF, Eurimages Award, Braunschweig IFF

THE MATCH FACTORY Le Meraviglie, White God and The Good Life awarded

Very good Saturday news. Three of our films just were awarded!

SEVILLE EUROPEAN FF: LE MERAVIGLIE by Alice Rohrwacher won the Special jury Award and Maria Alexandra Lungu got the Best Actress Award for her role as Gelsomina.

EURIMAGES AWARD: WHITE GOD by Kornél Mundruczó was awarded with the Eurimages Award.

BRAUNSCHWEIG IFF: THE GOOD LIFE by Jean Denizot received the "Heinrich" Audience Award.

Congratulations to all three!

 

THE MATCH FACTORY Le Meraviglie by Alice Rohrwacher awarded as Best Film in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi IFF 2014 Best Film for Le Meraviglie by Alice Rohrwacher

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Very good news from the Emirates, where LE MERAVIGLIE by Alice Rohrwacher has been awarded best film of the New Horizons Competition (for 1st and 2nd feature) with the Black Pearl Award at the 2014 Abu Dhabi IFF.

THE MATCH FACTORY Inbetween Worlds by Feo Aladag awarded with the Best Film Prize in São Paulo

Feo Aladag awarded at São Paulo IFF 2014

THE MATCH FACTORY Inbetween Worlds awarded with the Best Film Prize in São Paulo

We are proud to congratulate Feo Aladag for the Best Film award INBETWEEN WORLDS has won at the São Paulo IFF 2014 in the category of New Filmmakers Competition for 1st and 2nd feature film).

THE MATCH FACTORY White God to receive an Honourable Mention in Austria

LET'S CEE 2014

THE MATCH FACTORY White God to receive an Honourable Mention in Austria

Good news from Austria, where WHITE GOD by Kornél Mundruczó, Opening Film of the festival, has received an Honourable Mention of the jury. Viktória Petranyi and Zsófia Psotta were there, too.

THE MATCH FACTORY in Rome with Christoph Hochhäusler and Christian Petzold

Rome International Film Festival and The Business Street 2014

THE MATCH FACTORY in Rome with Christoph Hochhäusler and Christian Petzold

We are excited and looking forward to the participation of our two titles at the 2014 Rome IFF:

THE LIES OF THE VICTORS by Christoph Hochhäusler (World Premiere at Cinema D'Oggi)
PHOENIX by Christian Petzold (Gala)

 

THE MATCH FACTORY in London with 10 titles

BFI London IFF 2014

THE MATCH FACTORY in London with Petzold Hopkins Riklis Perry Mann Akin Mundruczo Lavie Rohrwacher Hulme

We are very proud to announce the participation of 10 titles of ours at the this year's BFI London IFF:

PHOENIX by Christian Petzold (competition)
BYPASS by Duane Hopkins (Dare)
DANCING ARABS by Eran Riklis (Debate)
LISTEN UP PHILIP by Alex Ross Perry (Laugh)
ZERO MOTIVATION by Talya Lavie (Laugh)
ALTMAN by Ron Mann (Love)
THE CUT by Fatih Akin (Journey)
LE MERAVIGLIE by Alice Rohrwacher (Journey)
WHITE GOD by Kornél Mundruczó (Thrill)
SNOW IN PARADISE by Andrew Hulme (Thrill)

 

THE MATCH FACTORY: PHOENIX by Christian Petzold and TIGERS by Danis Tanović awarded at the San Sebastian International Film Festival

The Match Factory at San Sebastian International Film Festival 2014

San Sebastian 2014

We are happy to announce the FIPRESCI AWARD PHOENIX by Christian Petzold has won at 2014 San Sebastian International Film Festival. As for TIGERS by Danis Tanović the film obtained the GUIPUZCOAN BLOOD-DONORS’ ASSOCIATION CORRESPONDING TO THE SOLIDARITY AWARD. 

THE MATCH FACTORY in Toronto IFF with Christian Petzold, Ole Christian Madsen and Danis Tanović

Toronto International Film Festival 2014

THE MATCH FACTORY in Toronto IFF with PHOENIX by Christian Petzold

We are proud to announce that PHOENIX by Christian Petzold (starring Ronald Zehrfeld and Nina Hoss), ITSI BITSI by Ole Christian Madsen and TIGERS by Danis Tanović will have its world premiere at Toronto IFF.

THE MATCH FACTORY: LISTEN UP PHILIP by Alex Ross Perry obtains Special Jury Prize in Locarno

THE MATCH FACTORY at 67th Locarno International Film Festival

THE MATCH FACTORY: LISTEN UP PHILIP by Alex Ross Perry obtains Special Jury Prize in Locarno

We proudly congratulate Alex Ross Perry and his crew for LISTEN UP PHILIP's Special Jury Prize at this year's edition of Locarno International Film Festival.

THE MATCH FACTORY at 71st Venice International Film Festival with four titles

THE CUT, BYPASS, ALTMAN and LA TRATTATIVA at 71st Venice Film Festival

THE CUT by Fatih Akin at 71st Venice International Film Festival

We are very proud to announce the participation of four titles of ours at the 71st Venice International Film Festival:

THE CUT by Fatih Akin at Venice Competition.
BYPASS by Duane Hopkins at Venice Orizzonti Competition
ALTMAN by Ron Mann at Venice Classics
THE STATE-MAFIA PACT (LA TRATTATIVA) by Sabina Guzzanti at Venice Out of Competition

 

THE MATCH FACTORY at 67th Locarno International Film Festival with five movies

DANCING ARABS, LOVE ISLAND, LISTEN UP PHILIP, TEZA and GOLD at 67th Festival del film Locarno

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We are excited and are proudly looking forward to the participation of our five titles at the 67th Locarno Internation Film Festival:

DANCING ARABS by Eran Riklis at Piazza Grande
LOVE ISLAND by Jasmila Žbanic at Piazza Grande
LISTEN UP PHILIP by Alex Ross Perry at Concorso Internazionale
TEZA by Haile Gerima at Open Doors
GOLD by Thomas Arslan at Film Del Giurie

THE MATCH FACTORY - LE MERAVIGLIE WINS FILMFEST MÜNCHEN 2014

THE MATCH FACTORY AT FILM FEST MÜNCHEN

The Match Factory - Le Meraviglie wins at Filmfest München

The Match Factory wants to congratulate the team of LE MERAVIGLIE by Alice Rohrwacher for their success in this year's edition of Filmfest München, where the film has won the Cinevision Award 2014.

The jury statement was: "The Cinevision Award 2014 goes to 'Le Meraviglie' by Alice Rohrwacher. The film has everything we love to see in cinema: An original voice, always suprising and a wonderful cast. With a personal visual language, Alice Rohrwacher creates a precise and poetic universe of an unusual family and their struggle to survive. The film enchanted us."

 

VERY PROUD OF ALICE ROHRWACHER & KORNÉL MUNDRUCZÓ

Two Awards in Cannes 2014

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Great news arrive from this year's Festival de Cannes, where two out of our three titles that took part of the festival have been awarded.

LE MERAVIGLIE by Aliche Rohrwacher received the Grand Prix du Jury in the Competition section and WHITE GOD by Kornél Mundruczó won the Prize of Un Certain Regard.

Congratulations to both teams for their great work!

 

THREE TITLES OF THE MATCH FACTORY AT CANNES

Cannes Film Festival 2014

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We are proud to unveil the three titles that have been officially selected for this year's edition of Cannes Film Festival:

OFFICIAL COMPETITION:
LE MERAVIGLIE (THE WONDERS) by Alice Rohrwacher

UN CERTAIN REGARD:
SNOW IN PARADISE by Andrew Hulme
WHITE GOD by Kornél Mundruczó

Good luck to all of them!

 

BEST FILM AWARD FOR ZERO MOTIVATION

Tribeca IFF 2014

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Great news arrive from the other side of the ocean. Talya Lavie's ZERO MOTIVATION was awarded with The Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature and the Nora Ephron Prize at this year's edition of Tribeca IFF.

Congratulations to all the team!

 

ALPHABET and WETLANDS to compete for this year's Lolas

German Film Awards 2014

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We proudly announce the nominations for the German Film Awards 2014. Erwin Wagenhofer's ALPHABET aspires to get the Best Documentary Award. Carla Juri is nominated as Best Actress for her incarnation of Helen Memel in David Wnendt's WETLANDS, which also competes for the Best Edition award.

FIVE TITLES AT THIS YEAR'S BERLINALE

Berlinale 2014

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It's official: we are proud to announce our 5 titles that will take part in this year's Berlinale.

COMPETITION:
- INBETWEEN WORLDS by Feo Aladag
- STRATOS by Yannis Economides
- PRAIA DO FUTURO by Karim Aïnouz
- THE THIRD SIDE OF THE RIVER by Celina Murga

PANORAMA:
- LAST HIJACK by Tommy Pallotta & Femke Wolting 

 

6 TMF TITLES AND 1 WORLD PREMIERE IN THIS YEAR'S EDITION OF THE ROTTERDAM FILM FESTIVAL

Rotterdam International Film Festival 2014

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We are happy to announce that the following titles of our catalogue will take part of the 2014 edition of the Rotterdam International Film Festival.

- LOSE MY SELF by Jan Schomburg (World Premiere - in competition)
- QISSA by Anup Singh (Opening Film)
- NIGHT MOVES by Kelly Reichardt
- THE POLICE OFFICER'S WIFE by Philip Gröning
- OCTOBER NOVEMBER by Götz Spielmann
- REDEMPTION by Miguel Gomes

OMAR and THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN official Oscar Nominees

Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film 2014

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We are very excited about the good news coming from L. A. Two of our films have been nominated for the Oscar for BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM.

- THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN by Felix van Groeningen
- OMAR by Hany Abu-Assad

Congratulations to both of them!