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  • Ein Mann im Anzug mit Kopfhörern sitzt hinter einem Konferenztisch. Vor ihm ein Aussteller mit der Aufschrift: Belarus

    THIS KIND OF HOPE in German cinemas

    The premiere tour of THIS KIND OF HOPE with director Pawel Siczek and protagonist Andrei Sannikov starts on January 25 and is followed by the cinema release on February 1.

  • Ein Mann mit Kopfhörern geht eine Straße lang, lächelnd und die Hände nach oben gehoben, als würde er dirigieren.

    Theatrical release of LIVING BACH

    LIVING BACH starts on November 30. This inspiring film about the power of music to connect people across continents is a production of schmidtFilm in co-production with Departures Film and MDR/ARTE.

  • Filmstill aus "This Kind of Hope": In einem nüchternen Hotelzimmer steht ein Mann vor dem Bett und steckt etwas in die Innenseite seines Jacketts.

    German premiere of THIS KIND OF HOPE at DOK.fest München

    THIS KIND OF HOPE premiers at DOK.fest München – on Sunday, May 7, 8 pm at HFF – AUDIMAX (with award ceremony music award). Additional screenings: Mon, May 8, 6:30 pm at RIO 1, Thur, May 11, pm and Sun, May 14, 8 pm at Kino 2/HFF.

  • Photo of film crew.

    Solothurn Film Festival started with THIS KIND OF HOPE

    The 58th Solothurn Film Festival started with THIS KIND OF HOPE by Pawel Siczek, the portrait about diplomat Andrei Sannikov and his fight for human rights and democracy in Belarus. President of Swiss Confederation Alain Berset opened film show with a message of greeting. Photo: module+

  • Filmstill. Mann in Hemd und heller Hose steht mit dem Rücken zur Kamera am Fenster. Links neben ihn drei Flaggen, zwei weiß-rot, eine europäische in der Mitte. Recht neben ihm hängt ein Bild eines Mannes an der Wand.

    THIS KIND OF HOPE opens Solothurner Film Festival

    The 58th edition of Solothurner Film Festival opens with THIS KIND OF HOPE by Swiss-polish director Pawel Siczek. President designated of the Swiss Confederation Alain Berset will attend the grand opening as guest of honour.

  • Summer shooting with PRINCESS (WT)

    While summer DEPARTURES Film shooted another cinematic debut around Leipzig and Halle: “Princess” (WT) is directed by Josephine Frydetzki, who also wrote the script together with Leipzig based screenwriter Gisela Wehrl. Director of photography is Conrad Lobst. Christoph Humnig (Daniel) and Kenda Hmeidan (Naadirah) leads in this lyric drama along with Katharina Bach (Jenny), Christian…

  • Filmbild Passed by Censor: Ein Mann in Uniform blickt in einem Gefängnishof nach oben.

    PASSED BY CENSOR in Karlovy Vary

    PASSED BY CENSOR premiers internationally at 54th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (June 28th to July 6th). Our Turkish-German-French coproduction is part of the prestigious “East of the West” competition.

  • PASSED BY CENSOR won “Best Screenplay” and “Best Editing” Awards

    The successful national premiere of PASSED BY CENSOR at the 38th International Film Festival is followed by two awards: Screenwriter and director Serhat Karaaslan received “Best Screenplay Award”, presented by writer and screenwriter Gaye Boralıoğlu. Additionally “Best Editing Award” was given to Ali Aga. DEPARTURES Film’s coproduction with Turkey and France won two of nine awards in the National…

  • National Premiere of PASSED BY CENSOR

    PASSED BY CENSOR by Serhat Karaaslan premieres at International Istanbul Film Festival’s National Competition. Sat, April 13, 7 pm, Atlas Cinema Our coproduction with Turkey and France tells about censorship and the borders of perception.

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    A HEAVY HEART rewarded by public-broadcaster ARD

    Starting in 2014 public-broadcaster ARD rewards high-class and successful movies and TV-programs a bonus based on a points system of awards and nominations. DEPARTURES Film’s HERBERT (A HEAVY HEART) is one of this years’s awardees in the section “Feature Film”. The certificates were presented at a get-together during the Berlinale.