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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 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! ‪

 

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 GREETINGS FROM FUKUSHIMA to get 3 awards at this year's Berlinale

Berlinale 2016

THE MATCH FACTORY Doris Dörrie's GREETINGS FROM FUKUSHIMA to get 3 awards at this year's Berlinale

GREETINGS FROM FUKUSHIMA 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:
- GREETINGS FROM FUKUSHIMA 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.