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THE MATCH FACTORY at Berlinale 2019

69. Berlinale

We are very proud and excited to unveil the following titles at Berlinale 2019.

In Competition:
A TALE OF THREE SISTERS by Emin Alper
THE GOLDEN GLOVE by Fatih Akin
SO LONG, MY SON by Wang Xiaoshuai

Special Gala:
PHOTOGRAPH by Ritesh Batra

Panorama:
O BEAUTIFUL NIGHT by Xaver Böhm

THE MATCH FACTORY at Göteborg 2019

Göteborg Film Festival 2019

We're so glad to reveal that GUERILLA by György Mór Kárpáti will celebrate its World Premiere in the Göteborg Film Festival's Ingmar Bergman Competition!

THE MATCH FACTORY at Sundance 2019

Sundance 2019

We are thrilled to represent PHOTOGRAPH by Ritesh Batra, STIEG LARSSON: THE MAN WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE by Henrik Georgsson and THE MOUNTAIN by Rick Alverson at the Sundance Film Festival 2019.

 

 

THE MATCH FACTORY at San Sebastián International Film Festival 2018

San Sebastián International Film Festival 2018

We are proud to announce that Icaír Bollaín's newest feature film YULI will world premiere in the Official Selection at the San Sebastián International Film Festival 2018!

Moreover the movie will be joined by the following titles:

Horizontes Latinos:
OUR TIME by Carlos Reygadas
THE SNATCH THIEF by Agustín Toscano

Perlak:
GIRL
by Lukas Dhont

Zabaltegi-Tabakalera:
BERGMAN - A YEAR IN A LIFE by Jane Magnusson

THE MATCH FACTORY at Toronto International Film Festival 2018

Toronto International Film Festival 2018

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

Masters:
OUR TIME by Carlos Reygadas
TRANSIT by Christian Petzold

Wavelengths:
IN MY ROOM by Ulrich Köhler
WHAT YOU GONNA DO WHEN THE WORLD'S ON FIRE? by Roberto Minervini

Discovery:
GIRL by Lukas Dhont
THE EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEY OF CELESTE GARCIA by Arturo Infante

Tiff Docs:
CARMINE STREET GUITARS by Ron Mann

THE MATCH FACTORY at Venice 2018

La Biennale di Venezia 2018

THE MATCH FACTORY at Venice 2018

We are beyond thrilled to reveal four exiting new films at the upcoming Venice Film Festival next month! The are:

Venezia 75 Competition:
THE MOUNTAIN by Rick Alverson
OUR TIME by Carlos Reygadas
WHAT YOU GONNA DO WHEN THE WORLD'S ON FIRE? by Roberto Minervini

Out of Competition:
CARMINE STREET GUITARS by Ron Mann

THE MATCH FACTORY Locarno Film Festival 2018

Locarno Film Festival 2018

We're thrilled to announce that GERMANY. A WINTER'S TALE by Jan Bonny will world premiere in Concorso internazionale at the 71st Locarno Film Festival.

THE MATCH FACTORY at Cannes 2018

Cannes Film Festival 2018

THE MATCH FACTORY at Cannes 2018

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

Competition:
AYKA by Sergey Dvortsevoy
HAPPY AS LAZZARO by Alice Rohrwacher

Un Certain Regard:
GIRL by Lukas Dhont
IN MY ROOM by Ulrich Köhler
MURDER ME, MONSTER by Alejandro Fadel

Cannes Classics:
BERGMAN - A YEAR IN A LIFE by Jane Magnusson

Directors' Fortnight (Quinzaine des Réalisateurs):
THE FIGHT by Marco Bellocchio
LUCIA'S GRACE by Gianni Zanasi
THE SNATCH THIEF by Agustín Toscano

THE MATCH FACTORY SMUGGLING HENDRIX wins at Tribeca

Tribeca Film Festival 2018

THE MATCH FACTORY SMUGGLING HENDRIX wins at Tribeca

We are thrilled to announce that Mario Piperides' SMUGGLING HENDRIX won the Best International Narrative Feature Award at the Tribeca Film Festival "for its unique, comedic exploration of a complicated absurd political situation told in a clear, personal compelling way".

Congratulations to all the team!!!

 

THE MATCH FACTORY Tribeca Film Festival 2018

Line-up

THE MATCH FACTORY Tribeca Film Festival 2018

We are thrilled that the Tribeca Film Festival will host the world premiere of Marios Piperides' SMUGGLING HENDRIX in International Narrative Competition.

It will be joined by Laura Bispuri's DAUGHTER OF MINE in the Spotlight Narrative section.

THE MATCH FACTORY Berlinale Line-up 2018

68. Berlinale

THE MATCH FACTORY Berlinale Line-up 2018

We are very excited to represent the following five titles at the Berlinale this year:

COMPETITION:
DAUGHTER OF MINE by Laura Bispuri
MY BROTHER'S NAME IS ROBERT AND HE IS AN IDIOT by Philip Gröning
THE REAL ESTATE by Axel Petersén and Måns Månsson
TRANSIT by Christian Petzold

PANORAMA:
BOYS CRY by Damiano and Fabio D'Innocenzo

THE MATCH FACTORY Directing Award for AND BREATHE NORMALLY

Sundance Film Festival 2018

THE MATCH FACTORY Directing Award for AND BREATHE NORMALLY

Amazing news from Park City: Ísold Uggadóttir has won the World Cinema Dramatic Directing Award for her film AND BREATHE NORMALLY at the Sundance Film Festival!

THE MATCH FACTORY 5 Guldbagge awards for THE NILE HILTON INCIDENT

Guldbagge Awards 2018

THE MATCH FACTORY 5 Guldbagge awards for THE NILE HILTON INCIDENT

Congratulations to Tarik Saleh's THE NILE HILTON INCIDENT. The film received five Guldbagge Awards at the ceremony in Sweden:

- Best Film
- Best Actor (Fares Fares)
- Best Costume Design
- Best Sound Design
- Best Scenography

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