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THE MATCH FACTORY IN THE FADE wins at the Critics’ Choice Awards

23rd Critics' Choice Awards

THE MATCH FACTORY IN THE FADE wins at the Critics’ Choice Awards

Fatih Akin's IN THE FADE was named Best Foreign Language Film at the 23rd Critics' Choice Awards by the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) in Santa Monica. Congratulations!

THE MATCH FACTORY AND BREATHE NORMALLY world premieres at Sundance

Sundance Film Festival 2018

THE MATCH FACTORY AND BREATHE NORMALLY world premieres at Sundance

We are proud to announce that Icelandic director Ísold Uggadóttir's first feature AND BREATHE NORMALLY will world premiere in Word Cinema Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival 2018!

It will be joined by Samuel Maoz's FOXTROT in the Spotlight section.

THE MATCH FACTORY Golden Globe for IN THE FADE

75th Golden Globes

THE MATCH FACTORY Golden Globe for IN THE FADE

We are thrilled that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association named Fatih Akin's IN THE FADE Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language at the 75th Golden Globes!

Congratulations to the team!

THE MATCH FACTORY Tokyo Grand Prix Award Goes to GRAIN

30th Tokyo International Film Festival

Congratulations to Semih Kaplanoğlu and the team of GRAIN: the film received the Tokyo Grand Prix from an international Jury headed by Tommy Lee Jones at the 30th Tokyo International Film Festival!

THE MATCH FACTORY World Premiere of Margarethe von Trotta's FORGET ABOUT NICK

30th Tokyo International Film Festival

THE MATCH FACTORY World Premiere of Margarethe von Trotta's FORGET ABOUT NICK

We are proud to announce that Margarethe von Trotta's (HANNAH ARENDT) new film FORGET ABOUT NICK will world premiere in competition at the 30th Tokyo International Film Festival in October.

It will be joined there by Semih Kaplanoğlu's GRAIN.

THE MATCH FACTORY Samuel Maoz to receive the Silver Lion award at Venice FF

Venice FF 2017

FOXTROT

Congratulations to Samuel Maoz for just receiving the Silver Lion Grand Jury Prize for FOXTROT at La Biennale di Venezia!

THE MATCH FACTORY Aki Kaurismäki wins FIPRESCI Grand Prix 2017

FIPRESCI Grand Prix 2017

THE MATCH FACTORY Aki Kaurismäki wins FIPRESCI Grand Prix 2017

Aki Kaurismäki will be awarded the FIPRESCI Grand Prix 2017 for his latest feature THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE at the opening ceremony of the 65th San Sebastián International Film Festival on September 22.

THE MATCH FACTORY Venice and Toronto Line-up 2017

Venice / Toronto International Film Festival 2017

THE MATCH FACTORY Venice and Toronto Line-up 2017

La Biennale di Venezia is coming up and we are very happy to world premiere

- FOXTROT by Samuel Maoz (Competition)
- ZAMA by Lucrecia Martel (Out of Competition)
- LOOKING FOR OUM KULTHUM by Shirin Neshat in collaboration with Shoja Azari (Venice Days)

The three movies will also travel to the Toronto Film Festival next month and be joined by the world premiere of 

- BOOM FOR REAL THE LATE TEENAGE YEARS OF JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT by Sara Driver

and

- THREE PEAKS by Jan Zabeil
- IN THE FADE by Fatih Akin
- THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE by Aki Kaurismäki

THE MATCH FACTORY THREE PEAKS wins Variety Piazza Grande Award

70th Locarno Festival

THE MATCH FACTORY THREE PEAKS wins Variety Piazza Grande Award

Congratulations to Jan Zabeil and THREE PEAKS for receiving the Variety Piazza Grande Award at the 70th Locarno Festival!

THE MATCH FACTORY World Premiere of Semih Kaplanoğlu's GRAIN

Sarajevo Film Festival 2017

THE MATCH FACTORY World Premiere of Semih Kaplanoğlu's GRAIN

We are proud that Semih Kaplanoğlu's GRAIN, his new feature after the universally acclaimed YUSUF TRILOGY (EGG/MILK/HONEY), will world premiere in Competition at the 23rd Sarajevo Film Festival this year!

THE MATCH FACTORY Three titles premiering in Locarno

70th Locarno Festival

THE MATCH FACTORY Three titles premiering in Locarno

We are extremely proud to represent three titles world premiering at the 70th Locarno Festival this year! They are:

Piazza Grande
- THE SONG OF SCORPIONS by Anup Singh
- THREE PEAKS by Jan Zabeil

Fuori concorso: Shorts
- ALL FOR A ROSE by Marco Bellocchio

THE MATCH FACTORY Diane Kruger wins Best Actress for IN THE FADE

Festival de Cannes 2017

THE MATCH FACTORY Diane Kruger wins Best Actress for IN THE FADE

Diane Kruger was named Best Actress for her riveting performance in Fatih Akin's IN THE FADE at the Festival de Cannes 2017. Congratulations!

THE MATCH FACTORY A MAN OF INTEGRITY wins top prize at Cannes

Festival de Cannes 2017

THE MATCH FACTORY A MAN OF INTEGRITY wins top prize at Cannes

Congratulations to Mohammad Rasoulof's A MAN OF INTEGRITY for receiving the main Un Certain Regard prize at the Festival de Cannes 2017!

THE MATCH FACTORY German Film Prize Awards 2017

Deutscher Filmpreis 2017

THE MATCH FACTORY German Film Prize Awards 2017

The Lolas have been awarded and we congratulate the winners:

PAULA by Christian Schwochow
- Best Production Design
- Best Costume Design

TONI ERDMANN by Maren Ade
- Best Film
- Best Screenplay
- Best Director
- Best Actress
- Best Actor
- Best Editing

WILD by Nicolette Krebitz
- Best Film (Bronze)
- Best Supporting Actor
- Best Cinematography
- Best Sound Design

MANIFESTO wins two awards at Kino der Kunst Film Festival 2017

Kino der Kunst Film Festival

MANIFESTO wins two awards at Kino der Kunst Film Festival 2017

Julian Rosefeldt's MANIFESTO won two awards at Kino der Kunst Festival in Munich on April 25 - the Audience Award, as well as the Main Award. Congratulations!

THE MATCH FACTORY at Festival de Cannes 2017

Cannes Film Festival 2017

THE MATCH FACTORY at Festival de Cannes 2017

The Official Selection of this year's Festival de Cannes, Directors' Fortnight and Critics' Week have been unveiled, and we are excited to announce that six of our titles are included:

Competition:
IN THE FADE by Fatih Akin
JUPITER'S MOON by Kornél Mundruczó

Un Certain Regard:
A MAN OF INTEGRITY by Mohammad Rasoulof

Directors' Fortnight (Quinzaine des Réalisateurs):
ALIVE IN FRANCE by Abel Ferrara
THE INTRUDER by Leonardo Di Costanzo
PURE HEARTS by Roberto De Paolis

Critics' Week (Semaine de la Critique) - Opening Film:
SICILIAN GHOST STORY by Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza

THE MATCH FACTORY German Film Prize Nominations 2017

Deutscher Filmpreis 2017

THE MATCH FACTORY German Film Prize Nominations 2017

The nominations for the German Film Prize (Deutscher Filmpreis) are in and we are excited that three of our films are represented!

They are:

PAULA by Christian Schwochow
four nominations (including Best Cinematography)

TONI ERDMANN by Maren Ade
six nominations (including Best Film, Director, Actress and Actor)

WILD by Nicolette Krebitz
seven nominations (including Best Film, Director and Actress)

The awards ceremony is on April 28.

 

THE MATCH FACTORY Emin Alper and Athina Rachel Tsangari awarded Berlin Art Prizes

Berlin Art Prizes 2017

THE MATCH FACTORY Emin Alper and Athina Rachel Tsangari awarded Berlin Art Prizes

The Academy of the Arts Berlin awarded FRENZY director Emin Alper the Grand Berlin Art Prize for presenting a "profound picture of a Turkish society rent by everyday violence."

CHEVALIER director Athina Rachel Tsangari received the Berlin Art Prize in the Film and Media Arts section.

Congratulations to both!

THE MATCH FACTORY Films at the Tribeca Film Festival

2017 Tribeca Film Festival

THE MATCH FACTORY Films at the Tribeca Film Festival

Bohdan Sláma's new narrative feature ICE MOTHER will celebrate its international premiere in International Narrative Competition at the festival this April.

Further titles that will be presented are:

Spotlight Narrative:
MANIFESTO by Julian Rosefeldt

Viewpoints:
THROUGH THE WALL by Rama Burshtein

THE MATCH FACTORY Berlinale Awards 2017

67. Berlinale Award Winners

THE MATCH FACTORY Berlinale Awards 2017

The 67. Berlinale is coming to a close and the prizes have been awarded! We are especially proud that three of our films have been recognized by the festival:

Silver Bear for Best Director:
Aki Kaurismäki for THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE

Silver Bear for Best Actor:
Georg Friedrich for his performance in Thomas Arslan's BRIGHT NIGHTS

CICAE Art Cinema Award (Panorama):
CENTAUR by Aktan Arym Kubat

Congratulations to the filmmakers on this well-deserved honor!

THE MATCH FACTORY 2017 Sundance Awards

2017 Sundance Film Festival Award Winners

THE MATCH FACTORY 2017 Sundance Award Winners

As the 2017 Sundance Film Festival comes to a close, we are thrilled that both our World Cinema Dramatic Competition tiles have received awards!

They are:

World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic
THE NILE HILTON INCIDENT by Tarik Saleh

World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Cinematography
AXOLOTL OVERKILL by Helene Hegemann

THE MATCH FACTORY Berlinale titles 2017

67. Berlinale

THE MATCH FACTORY Berlinale titles 2017

We are proud to represent the following titles at the 67. Berlinale:

COMPETITION:
BRIGHT NIGHTS by Thomas Arslan
THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE by Aki Kaurismäki
WILD MOUSE by Josef Hader

BERLINALE SPECIAL GALA:
BYE BYE GERMANY by Sam Garbarski

PANORAMA:
CENTAUR by Aktan Arym Kubat

THE MATCH FACTORY Rotterdam 2017

International Film Festival Rotterdam 2017

THE MATCH FACTORY Rotterdam 2017

The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has announced their lineup for 2017 and one of our titles will world premiere there:

HIVOS TIGER COMPETITION:
- THE BURGLAR by Hagar Ben Asher

THE MATCH FACTORY three titles world premiere at Sundance 2017

2017 Sundance Film Festival

THE MATCH FACTORY two titles world premiere at Sundance 2017

We are excited to announce that three of our titles are world premiering at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival:

WORLD CINEMA DRAMATIC COMPETITION:
- AXOLOTL OVERKILL by Helene Hegemann
- THE NILE HILTON INCIDENT by Tarik Saleh

PREMIERES:
- MANIFESTO by Julian Rosefeldt