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THE MATCH FACTORY Sebastian Schipper's VICTORIA awarded with 6 Lolas including Best Film and Best Director

Deutscher Filmpreis 2015

THE MATCH FACTORY Sebastian Schippers VICTORIA awarded with 6 Lolas including Best Film and Best Director

VICTORIA by Sebastian Schipper was the clear winner of the German Film Academy Awards 2015 (Deutscher Filmpreis) being awarded for 6 out of the 7 nominations it received including Best Film, Best Director Sebastian Schipper, Best Actress Laia Costa, Best Actor Frederick Lau, Best Kamera Sturla Brandth Grøvlen & Best Music Nils Frahm.

Congrarulations for this amazing achievement!

 

THE MATCH FACTORY World Premiere of BRAND NEW-U by Simon Pummell and 45 YEARS by Andrew Haigh at 2015 Edinburgh IFF

Edinburgh 2015

THE MATCH FACTORY World Premiere of BRAND NEW-U by Simon Pummell and 45 YEARS by Andrew Haigh at 2015 Edinburgh IFF

Two of our titles will be at this year's edition of the Edinburgh IFF competing for the Michael Powell Award in the Best of British section. BRAND NEW-U by Simon Pummell will premiere worldwide on Saturday the 20th. Attendees of the festival will have also the chance of watching 45 YEARS by Andrew Haigh.

THE MATCH FACTORY Miguel Gomes' ARABIAN NIGHTS awarded at Sydney Film Festival

Sydney Film Festival 2015

THE MATCH FACTORY Miguel Gomes ARABIAN NIGHTS awarded at Sydney Film Festival

Great news for Miguel Gomes' ARABIAN NIGHTS arrive from Sydney! The film was awarded with the prestigious Sydney Film Prize at the Sydney Film Festival.

Congratulations!!

 

THE MATCH FACTORY Cemetery of Splendour by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Arabian Nights by Miguel Gomes and Afterghought by Elad Keidan in Festival de Cannes 2015

The Match Factory in Festival de Cannes 2015

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This year's Cannes' line up unveils three titles of ours:

UN CERTAIN REGARD:
- CEMETERY OF SPLENDOUR by Apichatpong Weerasethakul

SPECIAL SCREENINGS:
AFTERTHOUGHT by Elad Keidan 

DIRECTOR'S FORTNIGHT:
- ARABIAN NIGHTS by Miguel Gomes

 

SCREENING DATES:

CEMETERY OF SPLENDOUR (122´)
MON 18 MAY / 11:00 / DEBUSSY / WORLD PREMIERE
MON 18 MAY / 16:30 / DEBUSSY / PUBLIC SCR.
TUE 19 MAY / 09:45 / OLYMPIA 5 / MARKET SCR.
TUE 19 MAY / 15:30 / SALLE BAZIN / PUBLIC SCR.
WED 20 MAY / 09:45 / ARCADES 2 / MARKET SCR.
FRI 22 MAY / 12:15 / PALAIS K / MARKET SCR.

AFTERTHOUGHT (105´)
THU 14 MAY / 13:00 / SALLE BAZIN / PRESS SCR.
FRI 15 MAY / 19:45 / SALLE DU 60IEME / WORLD PREM.
SUN 17 MAY / 16:00 / OLYMPIA 4 / MARKET SCR.
TUE 19 MAY / 15:30 / OLYMPIA 3 / MARKET SCR.
WED 20 MAY / 12:00 / PALAIS I / MARKET SCR.
FRI 22 MAY / 12:00 / PALAIS J / MARKET SCR.

ARABIAN NIGHTS VOL.1 (125´)
SAT 16 MAY / 11:45 / THEAT. CROISETTE / PRESS SCR.
SAT 16 MAY /17:30/THEAT. CROISETTE/WORLD PREM.
SAT 16 MAY / 18:00 / STAR 1 / MARKET SCR.
SUN 17 MAY / 18:30 / STUDIO 13 / PUBLIC SCR.
MON 18 MAY / 16:00 / OLYMPIA 5 / MARKET SCR.

ARABIAN NIGHTS VOL.2 (132´)
MON 18 MAY / 09:00 / THEAT. CROISETTE / PRESS SCR.
MON 18 MAY/17:30/THEAT. CROISETTE/WORLD PREM.
MON 18 MAY / 18:15 / OLYMPIA 5 / MARKET SCR.
TUE 19 MAY / 18:30 / STUDIO 13 / PUBLIC SCR.

ARABIAN NIGHTS VOL 3 (126´)
WED 20 MAY / 09:00 / THEAT. CROISETTE / PRESS SCR.
WED 20 MAY/17:15 /THEAT. CROISETTE/WORLD PREM.
THU 21 MAY / 18:30 / STUDIO 13 / PUBLIC SCR.

SWORN VIRGIN (90´)
FRI 15 MAY / 15:30 / OLYMPIA 6 / MARKET SCR.

VICTORIA (140´)
FRI 15 MAY / 17:30 /  STAR 3 / MARKET SCR.

AS WE WERE DREAMING (117´)
SAT 16 MAY / 15:30 / ARCADES 3 / MARKET SCR.

HEDI SCHNEIDER IS STUCK (92´)
MON 18 MAY / 11:30 / ARCADES 3 / MARKET SCR.

QUEEN OF EARTH  (90´)
MON 18 MAY / 12:00 / OLYMPIA 5 / MARKET SCR.

PETTING ZOO (95´)
WED 20 MAY / 11:30 / RIVIERA 4 / MARKET SCR.

THE MATCH FACTORY Sworn Virgin by Laura Bispuri awarded at 2015 Tribeca Film Festival

Tribeca Film Festival 2015

THE MATCH FACTORY Sworn Virgin by Laura Bispuri awarded at the Hong Kong International Film Festival

Good news arrive from New York: The Nora Ephron Prize was presented to SWORN VIRGIN, directed by Laura Bispuri and written by Francesca Manieri and Bispuri. Congratulations to all the team!

THE MATCH FACTORY 3 Titles and 12 Nominations for the German Film Awards!

Deutscher Filmpreis 2015

THE MATCH FACTORY Sworn Virgin by Laura Bispuri awarded at the Hong Kong International Film Festival

7 nominations for VICTORIA, 3 for THE CUT and 2 for PHOENIX. Very exciting news from the German Film Academy!

VICTORIA by Sebastian Schipper:
- Best Film
- Best Director ( Sebastian Schipper )
- Best Leading Actress ( Laia Costa )
- Best Leading Actor ( Frederick Lau )
- Best Cinematography ( Sturla Brandth Grøvlen )
- Best Score ( Nils Frahm )
- Best Sound (Magnus Pflüger, Fabian Schmidt, Matthias Lempert)

THE CUT by Fatih Akin:
- Best Costume Design (Katrin Aschendorf)
- Best Make-up (Waldemar Pokromski, Sabine Schumann)
- Best Score ( Alexander Hacke )

PHOENIX by Christian Petzold:
- Best Leading Actress ( Nina Hoss )
- Best Supporting Actress ( Nina Kunzendorf )

 

THE MATCH FACTORY Sworn Virgin by Laura Bispuri awarded at the Hong Kong International Film Festival

Hong Kong International Film Festival 2015

THE MATCH FACTORY Sworn Virgin by Laura Bispuri awarded at the Hong Kong International Film Festival

Congratulations to Laura Bispuri for the Firebird Award SWORN VIRGIN won at the Hong Kong International Film Festival!

Another Main Prize for VICTORIA!

Vilnius IFF 2015

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VICTORIA turns out to be one of the most succesful titles at current festivals.

It has just been awarded as Best Film in the Baltic Gaze Competition at Vilnius International Film Festival.

Congratulations once more to Sebastian Schipper and team!

VICTORIA wins Grand Prix at Beaune International Thriller Festival!

Beaune 2015

Victoria

VICTORIA has won the Main Prize at Beaune International Thriller Festival!

Congratulations to director Sebastian Schipper and his wonderful team!

THE MATCH FACTORY Petting Zoo by Micah Magee at SXSW 2015

The Match Factory at SXSW 2015

THE MATCH FACTORY Petting Zoo by Micah Magee at SXSW 2015

After PETTING ZOO's showcase at Berlinale 2015 Micah Magee will present her first feature in Austin, next to San Antonio, in this year's edition of SXSW.

THE MATCH FACTORY Two Silver Bears for 45 YEARS and one for VICTORIA.

Three Silver Bears for two of The Match Factory's titles in Berlinale 2015

Three Silver Bears for two of The Match Factory's titles in Berlinale 2015

Great news arrive from this year's Berlinale, where two of The Match Factory titles that took part of the festival have been awarded.

Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay received each one Silver Bear for Best Actress and Actor for their performances in Andrew Haigh's 45 YEARS.

Sturla Brandth Grøvlen was awarded for his camera work in Sebastian Schipper's VICTORIA with the Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution.

Congratulations to both teams for their great work!

 

THE MATCH FACTORY 7 Titles in this year's Berlinale edition

Berlinale 2015

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We are finally proud to present our complete line-up for this year's Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival:

IN COMPETITION:
- 45 YEARS by Andrew Haigh
- VICTORIA by Sebastian Schipper
- AS WE WERE DREAMING by Andreas Dresen
- SWORN VIRGIN by Laura Bispuri

PANORAMA:
- THE SECOND MOTHER by Anna Muylaert
- PETTING ZOO by Micah Magee

FORUM:
- HEDI SCHNEIDER IS STUCK by Sonja Heiss

 

THE MATCH FACTORY Anna Muylaert's THE SECOND MOTHER selected for Sundance Competition

Sundance 2015

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We are happy to make the acquisition of THE SECOND MOTHER by Anna Muylaert official. And we are also happy to announce that it will be world premiering at Sundance Film Festival World Cinema Competition as the only one Latin American film.

THE MATCH FACTORY Le Meraviglie by Alice Rohrwacher awarded at the Mar de Plata International Film Festival

Mar de Plata IFF 2014

THE MATCH FACTORY Le Meraviglie by Alice Rohrwacher awarded at the Mar de Plata International Film Festival

Good news arrive from Argentina. LE MERAVIGLIE by Alice Rohrwacher has won the Astor de Plata Award for best script at the Mar de Plata International Film Festival 2014.

Additionally the ACCA (Asociación de Cronistas Cinematográficos de Argentina) awarded Rohrwacher's title with the Best Film of the International Competition Prize.

 

THE MATCH FACTORY Phoenix by Christian Petzold awarded at the Lisbon and Estorill Film Festival

Lisbon and Estoril Film Festival 2014

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Congratulations to Christian Petzold for the Special Jury Award Joåo Bénard da Costa PHOENIX won yesterday at the Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival!

THE MATCH FACTORY Le Meraviglie, White God and The Good Life awarded

Seville European FF, Eurimages Award, Braunschweig IFF

THE MATCH FACTORY Le Meraviglie, White God and The Good Life awarded

Very good Saturday news. Three of our films just were awarded!

SEVILLE EUROPEAN FF: LE MERAVIGLIE by Alice Rohrwacher won the Special jury Award and Maria Alexandra Lungu got the Best Actress Award for her role as Gelsomina.

EURIMAGES AWARD: WHITE GOD by Kornél Mundruczó was awarded with the Eurimages Award.

BRAUNSCHWEIG IFF: THE GOOD LIFE by Jean Denizot received the "Heinrich" Audience Award.

Congratulations to all three!

 

THE MATCH FACTORY Le Meraviglie by Alice Rohrwacher awarded as Best Film in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi IFF 2014 Best Film for Le Meraviglie by Alice Rohrwacher

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Very good news from the Emirates, where LE MERAVIGLIE by Alice Rohrwacher has been awarded best film of the New Horizons Competition (for 1st and 2nd feature) with the Black Pearl Award at the 2014 Abu Dhabi IFF.

THE MATCH FACTORY Inbetween Worlds by Feo Aladag awarded with the Best Film Prize in São Paulo

Feo Aladag awarded at São Paulo IFF 2014

THE MATCH FACTORY Inbetween Worlds awarded with the Best Film Prize in São Paulo

We are proud to congratulate Feo Aladag for the Best Film award INBETWEEN WORLDS has won at the São Paulo IFF 2014 in the category of New Filmmakers Competition for 1st and 2nd feature film).

THE MATCH FACTORY White God to receive an Honourable Mention in Austria

LET'S CEE 2014

THE MATCH FACTORY White God to receive an Honourable Mention in Austria

Good news from Austria, where WHITE GOD by Kornél Mundruczó, Opening Film of the festival, has received an Honourable Mention of the jury. Viktória Petranyi and Zsófia Psotta were there, too.

THE MATCH FACTORY in Rome with Christoph Hochhäusler and Christian Petzold

Rome International Film Festival and The Business Street 2014

THE MATCH FACTORY in Rome with Christoph Hochhäusler and Christian Petzold

We are excited and looking forward to the participation of our two titles at the 2014 Rome IFF:

THE LIES OF THE VICTORS by Christoph Hochhäusler (World Premiere at Cinema D'Oggi)
PHOENIX by Christian Petzold (Gala)

 

THE MATCH FACTORY in London with 10 titles

BFI London IFF 2014

THE MATCH FACTORY in London with Petzold Hopkins Riklis Perry Mann Akin Mundruczo Lavie Rohrwacher Hulme

We are very proud to announce the participation of 10 titles of ours at the this year's BFI London IFF:

PHOENIX by Christian Petzold (competition)
BYPASS by Duane Hopkins (Dare)
DANCING ARABS by Eran Riklis (Debate)
LISTEN UP PHILIP by Alex Ross Perry (Laugh)
ZERO MOTIVATION by Talya Lavie (Laugh)
ALTMAN by Ron Mann (Love)
THE CUT by Fatih Akin (Journey)
LE MERAVIGLIE by Alice Rohrwacher (Journey)
WHITE GOD by Kornél Mundruczó (Thrill)
SNOW IN PARADISE by Andrew Hulme (Thrill)

 

THE MATCH FACTORY: PHOENIX by Christian Petzold and TIGERS by Danis Tanović awarded at the San Sebastian International Film Festival

The Match Factory at San Sebastian International Film Festival 2014

San Sebastian 2014

We are happy to announce the FIPRESCI AWARD PHOENIX by Christian Petzold has won at 2014 San Sebastian International Film Festival. As for TIGERS by Danis Tanović the film obtained the GUIPUZCOAN BLOOD-DONORS’ ASSOCIATION CORRESPONDING TO THE SOLIDARITY AWARD. 

THE MATCH FACTORY in Toronto IFF with Christian Petzold, Ole Christian Madsen and Danis Tanović

Toronto International Film Festival 2014

THE MATCH FACTORY in Toronto IFF with PHOENIX by Christian Petzold

We are proud to announce that PHOENIX by Christian Petzold (starring Ronald Zehrfeld and Nina Hoss), ITSI BITSI by Ole Christian Madsen and TIGERS by Danis Tanović will have its world premiere at Toronto IFF.

THE MATCH FACTORY: LISTEN UP PHILIP by Alex Ross Perry obtains Special Jury Prize in Locarno

THE MATCH FACTORY at 67th Locarno International Film Festival

THE MATCH FACTORY: LISTEN UP PHILIP by Alex Ross Perry obtains Special Jury Prize in Locarno

We proudly congratulate Alex Ross Perry and his crew for LISTEN UP PHILIP's Special Jury Prize at this year's edition of Locarno International Film Festival.