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THE MATCH FACTORY Toni Erdmann wins big at the European Film Awards

European Film Awards 2016

THE MATCH FACTORY Toni Erdmann wins big at the European Film Awards

Maren Ade's TONI ERDMANN dominated the European Film Awards 2016, winning all five categories it was nominated for: European Film, Director, Screenwriter, Actor and Actress!

Congratulations to the team on this well deserved honour!

THE MATCH FACTORY White Sun awarded at SIFF

Singapore International Film Festival 2016

THE MATCH FACTORY White Sun awarded at SIFF 2016

Deepak Rauniyar's WHITE SUN was named Best Feature Film at the Singapore International Film Festival 2016.

THE MATCH FACTORY Frenzy wins the Intercultural Film Award

Around the World in 14 Films Festival 2016

THE MATCH FACTORY Frenzy win the Intercultural Film Award

Emin Alper's FRENZY received the Intercultural Film Award 2016 at the Around the World in 14 Films Festival in Berlin.

THE MATCH FACTORY More successes for Toni Erdmann

Awards and Nominations 2016

THE MATCH FACTORY More successes for Toni Erdmann

As the year draws to a close, Maren Ade's TONI ERDMANN continues its successes:

- #1 on the Sight & Sound International Critics Poll 2016
- #1 on Cahiers du Cinéma's Top Films of the Year 2016
- Best Foreign Language Film: New York Film Critics Circle Awards 2016
- Nominee, Best Foreign Language Film: Critics' Choice Awards 2016

THE MATCH FACTORY Toni Erdmann wins the Lux Film Prize 2016

Lux Film Prize 2016

THE MATCH FACTORY Toni Erdmann wins the Lux Film Prize 2016

Maren Ade's TONI ERDMANN received the LUX Film Prize 2016 awarded by the European Parliament.

THE MATCH FACTORY Beyond the Mountains and Hills wins at UK Jewish Film Festival

UK Jewish Film Festival 2016

THE MATCH FACTORY Beyond the Mountains and Hills wins at UK Jewish Film Festival

Eran Kolirin’s BEYOND THE MOUNTAINS AND HILLS was named Best Feature Film by the jury at the UK Jewish Film Festival 2016. Congratulations!

THE MATCH FACTORY Nominations for the European Film Awards 2016 announced

European Film Awards 2016

THE MATCH FACTORY Nominations for the European Film Awards 2016 announced

The nominations for the European Film Awards 2016 have been announced in Seville and TONI ERDMANN is represented in five out of five possible categories: European Film, Director, Screenwriter, Actor and Actress.

Congratulations to Maren Ade and the team!

THE MATCH FACTORY Me & Kaminski wins Best Film Music Award

German Film Music Awards 2016

THE MATCH FACTORY Me & Kaminski wins Best Film Award

The score of Wolfgang Becker's ME AND KAMINSKI was named Best Film Music at the annual German Film Music Awards on October 28. Congratulations to composer Lorenz Dangel and the team!

THE MATCH FACTORY at Nordic Film Days Lübeck 2016

58. Nordic Film Days Lübeck

THE MATCH FACTORY at Nordic Film Days Lübeck

The international premiere of Sara Johnsen's ROSEMARI will open the 58. edition of the Nordic Film Days Lübeck on November 2.

It is joined by two more of our titles:

ALENA by Daniel Di Grado
DRIFTERS by Peter Grönlund

THE MATCH FACTORY at Festival du nouveau cinéma 2016

Festival du nouveau cinéma 2016

THE MATCH FACTORY at Festival du nouveau cinéma 2016

TONI ERDMANN was awarded Best Feature Film in International Competition (LOUVE D'OR) and Best Actor - Peter Simonischek at Festival du nouveau cinéma in Montreal, Canada over the weekend. Congratulations!

THE MATCH FACTORY at Sitges 2016

Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival 2016

THE MATCH FACTORY at Sitges 2016

A DRAGON ARRIVES! was just named Best Film of the New Visions Plus section at the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival 2016. Congratulations to the cast and crew!

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

San Sebastian Film Festival 2016

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

We are happy to announce that four of our titles will be presented at the San Sebastian Film Festival:

HORIZONTES LATINOS:
THE UNTAMED by Amat Escalante

PEARLS:
TONI ERDMANN by Maren Ade

THE ACT OF KILLING: CINEMA AND GLOBAL VIOLENCE:
CIRKUS COLUMBIA by Danis Tanovic
THE STATE I AM IN by Christian Petzold

THE MATCH FACTORY Awards at the Venice IFF 2016

Venice IFF 2016

THE MATCH FACTORY Awards at the Venice IFF 2016

Our films received the following accolades at the closing of La Biennale di Venezia over the weekend:

- Amat Escalante was awarded the Silver Lion for Best Director for THE UNTAMED.
- Massimo D'Anolfi and Martina Parenti's SPIRA MIRABILIS received the Green Drop Award.
- Deepak Rauniyar's WHITE SUN received the INTERFILM Award for Promoting Interreligious Dialogue.

Congratulations to all the award winners!

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

TIFF 2016

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

The Toronto International Film Festival 2016 has started and we are happy to announce that five of our titles will be presented there:

VANGARD:
THE UNTAMED by Amat Escalante

CONTEMPORARY WORLD CINEMA:
WHITE SUN by Deepak Rauniyar
DEATH IN SARAJEVO by Danis Tanović

MASTERS:
SWEET DREAMS by Marco Bellocchio

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS:
TONI ERDMANN by Maren Ade

THE MATCH FACTORY Maren Ade's TONI ERDMANN awarded with the Fipresci Grand Prix

Fipresci 2016

THE MATCH FACTORY Maren Ade's TONI ERDMANN awarded with the Fipresci Grand Prix

The FIPRESCI Gran Prix 2016 for Best Film of the year goes to TONI ERDMANN by Maren Ade, who will collect the award at the San Sebastian Film Festival!

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 5 Titles at this year's Venice Film Festival

Venice IFF 2016

THE MATCH FACTORY 5 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! ‪