May 27th, 2016 HERBERT by Thomas Stuber wins 3 Lolas at the German Film Awards 2016 in the categories: Best Film (Silber), Best Actor Peter Kurth and Best Make-up by Hanna Hackbeil! Congrats to Thomas Stuber, Peter Kurth, Hanna Hackbeil and team HERBERT!!!
May 20th, 2016 Peter Kurth wins the German Actor's Award 2016 for his outstanding performance in HERBERT. Many congrats to Peter!!!
Apr. 15th, 2016 HERBERT by Thomas Stuber is nominated in 5 categories for the German Film Award 2016: Best Supporting Actress: Lina Wendel, Best Actor: Peter Kurth, Best DOP: Peter Matjasko, Best Make-up Artist: Hanna Hackbeil and Best Feature Film. Congrats to Thomas Stuber, the nominees and our team!!!
Apr. 7th, 2016 Italian Premiere of HERBERT at Bolzano Film Festival on the 13th of April.
Apr. 6th, 2016 HERBERT will have its NY Premiere at NY Kino! Festival of German Films as well is its Lithuanian Premiere at the Panevezys European Film Week on the 8th of April.
Apr. 05th, 2016 Peter Kurth is nominated as Best Actor for the German Actor Award 2016.
Mar. 17th, 2016 HERBERT will celebrate its Czech Premiere tomorrow in Competition of Febio Fest Prague.
Mar. 16th, 2016 Tonight at IFF Fribourg: Swiss Premiere of PUPPET SYNDROME.
Mar. 15th, 2016 French Premiere of HERBERT tonight in Competition of IFF Aubagne.
Mar. 12th, 2016 PUPPET SYNDROME will be screened tonight as the Bulgarian Premiere at Sofia Film Fest.
Mar. 10th, 2016 Peter Kurth recieved Best Actor Award for his outstanding performance in HERBERT. Congrats to Peter!
Feb. 13th, 2016 Today at the Lola@Berlinale Screenings: HERBERT von Thomas Stuber at 10 am Zoo Palast 2.
Jan. 31st, 2016 Scandinavian Premiere of HERBERT tonight at IFF Göteborg.
Jan. 3rd, 2016 HERBERT will be screened tonight at the IFF Palm Springs in the New Voices/New Visions section.
Dec. 7th, 2015 HERBERT wins the Baden-Württemberg Film Award for the Best Film. Congratulations to Thomas Stuber and the team!
Dec. 5th, 2015 HERBERT will be screened tonight in Competition of the Filmschau Baden-Württemberg.
Dec. 4th, 2015 PUPPET SYNDROME will be screened tonight in Forum of European Cinema at Tbilisi International Film Festival.
Dec. 2nd. 2015 HERBERT opens the German Film Week in Moscow.
Dec 1st, 2015 The Festival of German Films in Moscow will be opened tomorrow with the screening of HERBERT.
Nov 23rd, 2015 German TV-Premiere of FAIR PLAY today at 11:40 pm at MDR.
Nov 22nd, 2015 'Special Mention Best Actor' for Peter Kurth's Outstanding Performance in HERBERT. Congratulations!
Nov 18th, 2015 Estonian Premiere of HERBERT @ Panorama Section of Black Nights Film Festival, Tallinn.
Nov 16th, 2015 HERBERT wins the Audience Award LÜDIA of Kinofest Lünen.
Nov 13th, 2015 Macedonian Premiere of HERBERT tonight @ CINEDAYS European FF in Skopje.
Nov 3rd, 2015 The European premiere of HERBERT will be in competition of Thessaloniki IFF 2015.
Nov 3rd, 2015 HERBERT will be screened tonight at Filmfest Braunschweig.
Oct 19th, 2015 FAIR PLAY by director Andrea Sedlácková is invited for its German Premiere in the competition of FilmFestival Cottbus 2015.
Oct 11th, 2015 HERBERT will celebrate its German Premiere at the Hof International Film Festival 2015.
Oct 1st, 2015 HERBERT by Thomas Stuber is nominated for the MFG-Star Award 2015.
Aug 18th, 2015 HERBERT is invited for the world premiere to the Contemporary World Cinema at Toronto International Film Festival.
Sep 18th, 2014 FAIR PLAY is the Czech Republic's official entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards.
June 3th, 2014 FAIR PLAY will celebrate its international premiere in the official competition of the 49th Karlovy Vary IFF.
Oct 29th, 2013 HERBERT by Thomas Stuber and Clemens Meyer based on a story by Paul Salisbury is nominated by the Federal Government for Culture and the Media (BKM) for the German Screenplay Award 2014 for the Best Unfilmed Screenplay.
Apr 16th, 2013 The Jury of goEast FF Wiesbaden honoured Dan Chiorean with a Special Mention for his performance in ROCKER.
Apr 3rd, 2013 Dan Chiorean won the Best Acting Award for his performance in ROCKER at Vilnius IFF.
Mar 13th, 2013 ROCKER has been selected for the competition at Lisboa IIFF.
Jan 24th, 2013 ROCKER has been selected for the Competition Programme of "New Europe - New Names" at Vilnius IFF.
Jan 25th, 2013 ROCKER has been selected for the competition at Trieste IFF.
Jan 8th, 2013 ROCKER will be presented in the Five Continents section of Göteborg IFF.
Dez 4th, 2012: VON HUNDEN UND PFERDEN (OF DOGS AND HORSES) wins the Film Award of Baden-Württemberg in the category Best Short Movie.
Nov 11th, 2012: VON HUNDEN UND PFERDEN (OF DOGS AND HORSES) wins the Liberty Global First Look Student Film Award, Film Festival Starz Denver 2012.
Aug 23rd, 2012: ROCKER will have it's world premiere at San Sebastian - section New Directors.
Jun 09th, 2012: VON HUNDEN UND PFERDEN (OF DOGS AND HORSES) wins the Silver Medal in best Foreign category at the 39th Student Academy Awards!
May 11th, 2012: The Student Academy Award goes to VON HUNDEN UND PFERDEN (OF DOGS AND HORSES). If the director Thomas Stuber will be honored in gold, silver or bronze will be announced at the ceremony in Los Angeles on June 9th.
Apr 26th, 2012: VON HUNDEN UND PFERDEN won the feature film competition at the Leipzig Short Film Festival Kurzsuechtig.
Apr 19th, 2012: VON HUNDEN UND PFERDEN is one of the five finalists in this year's competition for the Student Academy Awards in the category Foreign Film.
Apr 11th, 2012: VON HUNDEN UND PFERDEN in competition at the Leipzig Short Film Festival Kurzsuechtig.
Mar 27th, 2012: VON HUNDEN UND PFERDEN in the national competion at the International Short Film Festival Dresden.
Jan 25th, 2012: VON HUNDEN UND PFERDEN in competion at the 18th Regensburg Short Film Week.
Dec 12th, 2011: VON HUNDEN UND PFERDEN in competion at Max Ophüls Festival Saarbrücken.
Nov 25th, 2011: THE GERMAN SHORT FILM AWARD IN GOLD goes to VON HUNDEN UND PFERDEN (category Best Feature Film between 7 and 30 Minutes.).
Oct 21st, 2011: VON HUNDEN UND PFERDEN is nominated for the German Short Film Award 2011.
Aug 23rd, 2011: VON HUNDEN UND PFERDEN is nominated for the First Steps Award 2011.


Movies are our passion

they lead us into extraordinary worlds and help us to find new perceptions

they entertain, challenge, and enhance our awareness.

We give our authors and directors the platform to achieve their visions

and let their stories run into the real world.

Therefore stands our name: DEPARTURES Film.


Undine Filter and Thomas Král founded Leipzig-based independent film production company DEPARTURES Film GmbH in April 2010. DEPARTURES Film develops and produces feature films and TV movies for national and international markets. The two producers work regularly with established filmmakers but also with up-and-coming talent.





feature film

director: Thomas Stuber


feature film 
director: Elena Hazanov


feature film 
director: Andrea Sedláková


feature film
director: Marian Crisan


(English title: 777 to Point Zero)

documentary feature
director: Daniel G. Schwarz

(English title: OF DOGS AND HORSES)

short, 30 min.
director: Thomas Stuber



feature film

director: Srdjan Dragojevic






Undine Filter
Undine Filter was born in the town of Neustrelitz, Germany in 1972. In 1990, she moved to Berlin where she pursued her studies at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin while at the same time working as an evening director at the Berliner Ensemble. In 2000, she completed her Masters in Theatre Studies / Cultural Communication and English & American Studies. After that, she entered the film business and has since worked on many film productions for X-Filme, Twenty Twenty Vision, Pallas Film and Egoli Tossell Film, among others. She has worked on various, mostly international feature films such as Sam Gabarski’s IRINA PALM (2007), Michael Hoffman’s THE LAST STATION (2009) and CARLOS (2010) by Olivier Assayas. In 2010, she founded the production company DEPARTURES Film together with producer Thomas Král. Undine Filter is a member of the European Film Academy and the German Film Academy.


Thomas Král
Thomas Král was born in Karl-Marx-Stadt (today: Chemnitz), Germany in 1977. In 2004 he received a Master's Degree in Media Engineering at the University of Applied Science in Mittweida. During his studies he worked as a Unit Production Manager on a number of international feature film projects. Starting in 2006, he took on the position of Production Manager and Line Producer for for different companies working on national and international feature films including FOUR MINUTES (2006) by Chris Kraus, Sam Gabarski’s IRINA PALM (2007) and Stephan Komandarev’s THE WORLD IS BIG AND SALVATION LURKS AROUND THE CORNER (2008). Thomas Král is a member of the European Film Academy.

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