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THE MATCH FACTORY at Locarno 2022

A riotous Middle Age tale about hunger, freedom, sex and power, we're very pleased that Francesco Lagi's IL PATAFFIO will have its premiere in International Competition at this year's Locarno Film Festival.

THE MATCH FACTORY at Karlovy Vary 2022

We are delighted that THE ORDINARIES, directed by Sophie Linnenbaum, screens in the Crystal Globe Competition at the 56th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

THE MATCH FACTORY at Annecy 2022

We're overjoyed that Pierre Földes' Murakami-inspired animation, BLIND WILLOW, SLEEPING WOMAN, has its world premiere at Annecy Festival 2022, screening in Official Competition.

THE MATCH FACTORY at Cannes 2022

We're thrilled to announce four much-anticipated premieres at this May's Cannes Film Festival.

In Competition:
CLOSE by Lukas Dhont

Un Certain Regard:
BURNING DAYS by Emin Alper
MORE THAN EVER by Emily Atef

Special Screening:
MARIUPOLIS 2 by Mantas Kvedaravičius

THE MATCH FACTORY at Berlinale 2022

We are very excited to unveil two outstanding new films at the upcoming Berlinale Film Festival!
The films will screen in the following sections:

Competition:
A E I O U - A QUICK ALPHABET OF LOVE
by Nicolette Krebitz
RABIYE KURNAZ VS. GEORGE W. BUSH
by Andreas Dresen

THE MATCH FACTORY at Sundance 2022

We are thrilled to announce that the film THE COW WHO SANG A SONG INTO THE FUTURE by Francisca Alegría will have its premiere in the World Dramatic Competition at this year's Sundance Film Festival.

THE MATCH FACTORY at Toronto International Film Festival

Toronto International Filmfestival 2021

 
Ten of our titles in total have made it into this years Toronto International Film Festival!
There are:
 
Special Presentations:
SUNDOWN by Michel Franco
DRIVE MY CAR by Ryusuke Hamaguchi
THE MIDDLE MAN by Bent Hamer
THREE FLOORS by Nanni Moretti
THE BOX by Lorenzo Vigas
 
Special Events:
MEMORIA by Apichatpong Weerasethakul
 
Wavelenghts:
THE TSUGUA DIARIES by Miguel Gomes & Maureen Fazendeiro
FUTURA by Alice Rohrwacher, Pietro Marcello, Francesco Munzi
 
Contemporary World Cinema:
MURINA by Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović
 

THE MATCHFACTORY at Venice Film Festival 2021

Venice International Film Festival 2021

We are very excited to unveil four outstanding new films at the upcoming Venice Film Festival!
The films will screen in the following sections:
 
Competition:
SUNDOWN by Michel Franco
THE BOX by Lorenzo Vigas
 
Orizzonti:
THE PEACOCK'S PARADISE by Laura Bispuri
 
Venice Days:
YOU RESEMBLE ME by Dina Amer

THE MATCHFACTORY at Locarno Film Festival

Locarno Filmfestival 2021

We are thrilled to announce that the film VENGEANCE IS MINE, ALL OTHERS PAY CASH by Edwin will have its premiere in the main competition at this years Locarno Film Festival.

THE MATCHFACTORY at Filmfest München 2021

Filmfest München 2021

We are happy to announce that DEAR THOMAS by Andreas Kleinert and NÖ by Dietrich Brüggeman will have their premiere at Filmfest München this year!
Our films will be shown in the following sections:
 
New German Cinema:
DEAR THOMAS by Andreas Kleinert
by Dietrich Brüggeman
 
Homage:
NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN by Małgorzata Szumowska co-directed by Michał Englert
 
Cinemasters Competition:
ONLY THE ANIMALS by Dominik Moll

THE MATCHFACTORY at Cannes 2021

Cannes Film Festival 2021

This year a total of 14 titles will have their premiere at Cannes Film Festival and we are so excited to share our wonderful Line Up with you!
Our  films will screen in the following sections:
 
Competition:
DRIVE MY CAR by Ryusuke Hamaguchi
MEMORIA by Apichatpong Weerasethakul
THREE FLOORS by Nanni Moretti
 
Un Certain Regard:
GREAT FREEDOM by Sebastian Meise
LET IT BE MORNING by Eran Kolirin
PRAYERS FOR THE STOLEN by Tatiana Huezo
 
Cannes Premiere:
EVOLUTION by Kornél Mundruczó
MARX CAN WAIT by Marco Bellocchio
 
Semaine de la Critique:
AMPARO by Simón Mesa Soto
 
Quinzaine:
FUTURA by Pietro Marcello, Francesco Munzi & Alice Rohrwacher
MURINA by Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović
THE TSUGUA DIARIES by Maureen Fazendeiro and Miguel Gomes

Special Screenings:
MARINER OF THE MOUNTAINS by Karim Aïnouz
THE YEAR OF THE EVERLASTING STORM by Jafar Panahi, Anthony Chen, Malik Vitthal, Laura Poitras, Dominga Sotomayor, David Lowery and Apichatpong Weerasethakul

THE MATCH FACTORY at Berlinale 2021

71. Berlinale

We are thrilled to announce that the following titles will be unveiled at the 71st Berlin International Film Festival.

Berlinale Special Gala:
JE SUIS KARL by Christian Schwochow
 
Berlinale Special:
FOR LUCIO by Pietro Marcello
 
Panorama:
COPILOT by Anne Zohra Berrached
 
Generation:
CRYPTOZOO by Dash Shaw
 

THE MATCH FACTORY at Sundance 2021

Sundance 2021

We are delighted to share that Dash Shaw's distinctive indie animation CRYPTOZOO will receive its World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival 2021, as part of the Next Competition.

THE MATCH FACTORY at San Sebastián International Film Festival 2020

San Sebastián International Film Festival 2020

We are more than happy to share with you that two of our films will be part of San Sebastian Film Festival this year!

Perlak:
NEW ORDER by Michel Franco
 
Made in Spain
ROSA'S WEDDING by Iciar Bollain
 

THE MATCHFACTORY at Toronto International Film Festival 2020

Toronto International Film Festival 2020

We are thrilled to announce to you that two of our films will play at Toronto International Film Festival 2020.
They are:
 
Contemporary World Cinema:
NEW ORDER by Michel Franco
 
Masters Section:
NOTTURNO by Gianfranco Rosi
 

THE MATCH FACTORY at Venice 2020

La Biennale di Venezia 2020

We are very excited to unveil our wonderful line-up at the upcoming Venice Film Festival! The films are:

Venice 77 Competition:
NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN by Małgorzata Szumowska, co-directed by Michał Englert
NEW ORDER by Michel Franco
NOTTURNO by Gianfranco Rosi
 
Out of Competition:
ASSANDIRA by Salvatore Meureu
OMELIA CONTADINA by Alice Rohrwachter and JR
 

THE MATCH FACTORY at Tribeca 2020

Tribeca Film Festival 2020

We are delighted to announce that the Tribeca Film Festival will host the World Premiere of both MY WONDERFUL WANDA by Bettina Oberli and KOKOLOKO by Gerardo Naranjo in the International Narrative Competition.

THE MATCH FACTORY at Berlinale 2020

70. Berlinale

We are filled with pride and joy to announce that these following titles will be unveiled at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival.

Competition:
BAD TALES by the D'Innocenzo brothers
SIBERIA by Abel Ferrara
UNDINE by Christian Petzold

Panorama:
DIGGER by Georgis Grigorakis
EXILE by Visar Morina
OTAC (FATHER) by Srdan Golubovic
ONE OF THESE DAYS by Bastian Günther

Perspektive Deutsches Kino:
SISTERS APART by Daphne Charizani

THE MATCH FACTORY at Sundance 2020

Sundance 2020

We are delighted to share that the beautifully constructed EXILE by Visar Morina will receive its World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival 2020, as part of the World Cinema Dramatic Competition.

THE MATCH FACTORY at San Sebastián International Film Festival 2019

San Sebastián International Film Festival 2019

We are proud to announce that PATRICK by Gonçalo Waddington will have its premiere in the Official Selection at the San Sebastián International Film Festival 2019!

Moreover the movie will be joined by the following titles:

Perlak:
EMA by Pablo Larraín
SO LONG, MY SON
by Wang Xiaoshuai

THE MATCH FACTORY at Toronto International Film Festival 2019

Toronto International Film Festival 2019

Eight of our titles in total have made it into this years Toronto International Film Festival! There are:

Discovery:
SIMPLE WOMEN by Chiara Malta

Platform:
MARTIN EDEN by Pietro Marcello

Special Presentation:
EMA by Pablo Larraín

Contemporary World Cinema:
THE PERFECT CANDIDATE by Haifaa Al Mansour
THE INVISIBLE LIFE OF EURÍDICE GUSMÃ0 by Karim Aïnouz
SO LONG, MY SON by Wang Xiaoshuai

Masters:
THE TRAITOR by Marco Bellocchio

THE MATCH FACTORY at Venice 2019

La Biennale di Venezia 2019

We are very excited to unveil four outstanding new films at the upcoming Venice Film Festival! They are:

Venice 76 Competition:
MARTIN EDEN by Pietro Marcello
THE PERFECT CANDIDATE by Haifaa Al Mansour
EMA by Pablo Larraín

Giornate Degli Autori:
ONLY THE ANIMALS by Dominik Moll

THE MATCH FACTORY Locarno Film Festival 2019

Locarno Film Festival 2019

We're thrilled to announce that TECHNOBOSS by João Nicolau will receive its World Premiere in Concorso Internazionale at the 72nd Locarno Film Festival.

THE MATCH FACTORY at Filmfest München 2019

Filmfest München 2019

We are excited to announce that Filmfest München 2019 will host the World Premiere of WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN by Florian Koerner von Gustorf in the New German Cinema section.