October 5, 2018

Award for "The Mandarin Tree"

Our film "The Mandarin Tree" recently received the first prize at the Schlingel Film Festival in the domestic short film category. The jury’s statement reads: "It’s not only the image of a bird, which Sirin draws for her father, that gives him hope – even though the picture is confiscated. Its symbolic meaning is far too great. Rather, it is five mandarin seeds that offer the promise of no longer having to remain powerless in the face of the state’s whims and oppression. With its strong acting, The Mandarin Tree touchingly illustrates how resilient humans can be despite suffering emotional cruelty and hardship."

September 12, 2018

Festivals for "The Mandarin Tree"

Our film "The Mandarin Tree" will show at the 23rd International Film Festival Schlingel and at the Austin Film Festival in the United States. We're delighted and looking forward to the screenings.

June 29, 2018

Screenplay for "The Swallows Are Flying Low Again" (WT)

Philipp Lutz has completed the first draft of his upcoming 90-minute feature film "The Swallows Are Flying Low Again" (WT). He will finish revising the second draft by the end of August.

April 6, 2018

Subsidies from the German Federal Film Board (FFA)

We are delighted about the subsidies from the German Federal Film Board (FFA) for our documentary feature "Me. You. Inclusion." The subsidies will be used for our next feature-length documentary, which we are currently developing.

February 28, 2018

Development of "The Mandarin Tree II"

Cengiz Akaygün, Duc-Thi Bui and Philipp Lutz are building on their successful collaboration on "The Mandarin Tree" and are developing a follow-up (feature film). We'll keep you updated as the project develops.