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News Spring 2015

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shooting in full swing

Lou Andreas-Salomé  – How I Love You, Mysterious Life (Germany/Austria/Switzerland) by Cordula Kablitz / Avanti Media, co-production Senator, Germany; KGP, Austria; C-Films, Switzerland.

shooting completed in spring 2015

Night of A 1000 Hours (Luxembourg/Austria/Netherlands) by writer/director Virgil Widrich / script consultant Jean-Claude Carrière / project development in cooperation with Virgil Widrich Film / producers Bady Minck, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, AMOUR FOU Luxembourg and Vienna and Hanneke Niens, Hans de Wolf, Keyfilm Amsterdam / backed by Film Fund Luxembourg, Österreichisches Filminstitut, FISA, FFW, ORF Film/Fernsehabkommen, BLS, Netherlands Film Fund, Netherland Tax Rebate, Media, ALGOA Slate Fund, Eurimage.

What's Wrong With A Free Lunch? (Austria/Germany) by Christian Tod / producers Arash T. Riahi, Karin Berger, Golden Girls Filmproduktion / co-production OVALfilm, Germany / supported by Austrian Film Institute, ARTE, ORF Film/Fernsehabkommen, Film und Medienstiftung NRW, Filmstandort Österreich, Filmfund Vienna.

recent sucess

Beating record: 12 international awards / 38 festivals in one year – Great success since premiere at Berlinale Golden Bear Competition 2014: Macondo (Austria 2013) by Sudabeh Mortezai / producer Oliver Neumann, Freibeuter Film.

In 2014 Sources 2 films have been presented in more than 100 festivals worldwide. South to North (France 2014) documentary by Antoine Boutet / producers Patrice Nézan and Laurent Versini, Les Films du Present, premiered at Festival del Film Locarno 2014; Afterlife (Hungary 2014) by Virág Zomborácz / producer Ferenc Pusztai, KMH Films, the winner of the MEDIA European Talent Award 2011 for Best Film Script entered a successful festival circuit after its release in Karlovy Vary. Recent releases include Monsterman (Finland 2014), documentary by Antti Haase / producer Venla Hellstedt, Illume, premiered at Helsinki International Film Festival 2014; Marienborn (Netherlands 2014), documentary by Sabine König premiered in the 'Golden Kalf' competition, Netherlands Film Festival Utrecht 2014. Other films in the festival circuit 2014 include Aftermath – The Second Flood (Austria 2009-2014), Raphael Barth, Golden Girls Filmproduktion; Je Te Survivrai (France 2014), Sylvestre Sbille / producer André Logie, Panache Productions; Tough Cookies (Austria 2014), Ruth Kaaserer (documentary); Time and Time and Again (Iceland 2013), Ragnheiður Gestsdóttir / Markús Þór Andrésson, LoFi Productions (documentary); Bitter Lemons (Switzerland 2013), Adnan Hadzi / Lennaart Van Oldenborgh, H+O Films (documentary); Freak out! the alternative movement begins (Sweden 2013), Fredrik Lange, Vildabomben (documentary); Flowers from the Mount of Olives (Estonia 2013), Heilika Pikkov, Silmviburlane (documentary); Domestic (Romania 2013), Adrian Sitaru, 4 Proof Film / Unafilm; Cello Tales (Luxembourg 2013), Anne Schiltz / producer Anne Schroeder, Samsa Film (documentary); Estonian box office hit Living Images (Estonia 2013), writer Peep Pedmanson, director Hardi Volmer / producer Anneli Ahven, Exitfilm.

films to come

Currently in post-production are the films We Were Here (Austria 2014), Stephan Richter / producer Arash T. Riahi, Golden Girls Filmproduktion; Wild Women – Gentle Beasts (Switzerland 2015), Anka Schmid / producer Franziska Reck, Reck Filmproduktion; Game Over (Spain/Germany 2014), Alba Sotorra Clua / Dirk Manthey Film / Gaia Audiovisuals; Master and Tatyana (Lithuania 2014), Giedre Zickyte / producer Dagne Vildziunaite, Just A Moment; Hospice: The Musical (United Kingdom 2014), Amy Hardie / producer Sonja Henrici, SDI Productions Ltd./Scottish Documentary Institute; The Closer We Get (United Kingdom 2014), Karen Guthrie / producer Nina Pope, Somewhere. Films in pre-production include a.o. Cloudboy, Meikeminne Clinckspoor / producer Katleen Goossens, Bulletproof Cupid (Belgium); What’s Wrong With A Free Lunch?, Christian Tod and Red, Markus Heltschl / both Golden Girls Filmproduktion (Austria); Butterly City, Olga Susteriove / producer Jeremiah Cullinane, Planet Korda Ltd.; Tonja, Martina Clavadetscher and In The Name Of The Father, Jeshua Dreyfus / both Sabine Girsberger & Kaspar Winckler, Tilt Production (Switzerland); Balaton Submarine, Orsi Nagypál and The Man Who Didn’t Get Shot, Attila Gigor / both Ferenc Pusztai, KMH Film Production (Hungary).

Berlinale 2015

Berlinale 2015

Sources 2 at Berlinale Talents

Consultation – Analysis – Advice
Sources 2 advisers provide one-to-one sessions:
Miguel Machalski (France/Argentina) at Script Station
Ulla Simonen (Finland) at Doc Station

Sources 2 Happy Hour
Wednesday, 11 February, 18:30 – 19:30
at Berlinale Talents Market Hub / EFM.
On invitation only.

Mentors Training in Amsterdam

Open Events

The workshop programme of Sources Projects & Process will be completed by lectures and case studies open to the local film professionals. Admission on registration only, free of charge.


Due to the high number of subscription we moved both events to cinema
Rialto, Ceintuurbaan 338, 1072 GN Amsterdam

Paul Tyler – Creative Tools
Handling Ideas: Getting the Stories out of the Heads and onto the Table
The visionary developer, consultant and mentor, will present a case study.
– Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 18:00 – 19:30 at LAB 111/Cinema

Laurie Hutzler – Emotional Tools
The internationally renowned developer, story/character consultant and creator of the Emotional Toolbox® will present The Character Map and give a brief introduction to The Nine Character Types.
– Thursday, 6 November 2014, 18:00 – 19:30 at LAB 111/Cinema

News / February 2014

Sources 2 in Berlin 2014

Berlinale Competition

We are proud to announce that a Sources 2 project has been selected for the Golden Bear Competition: MACONDO (Austria 2013), first feature film by writer/director Sudabeh Mortezai, produced by Oliver Neumann, Freibeuter Film. Developed through
the 2012 Sources 2 workshop in Graz with adviser Louise Gough. Please view
Berlinale Catalogue.

Sources 2 at Berlinale Talents

Consultation – Analysis – Advice
Sources 2 advisers provide one-to-one sessions:
Eric Collins at the Script Station
Ulla Simonen at the Doc Station

Sources 2 Happy Hour
Wednesday, 12 February, 18:30 – 19:30 at Berlinale Talents Market Hub at EFM.
On invitation only.

Cinema for Peace

Nominated in the section Most Valuable Documentary of the Year:
Everyday Rebellion by Sources 2 adviser Arash T. Riahi and Arman T. Riahi.
Produced by Golden Girls Film Production (Austria), coproduced by Hercli Bundi / Mira Film (Switzerland) – all of them Sources 2 alumni! CPH-Dox 2013 (Audience Award), Solothurner Filmtage, DocPoint Helsinki 2014.

Recent premieres and awards

International premiere at DocPoint Helsinki

Time and Time and Again (Iceland 2013), documentary by Ragnheiður Gestsdóttir / Markús Þór Andrésson, starring Kati Outinen. Produced by Hlín Jóhannesdóttir / LoFi Productions and Sources 2 alumno Sami Jahnukainen / Mouka Filmi. Developed through Sources 2 with Ulla Simonen.

World premiere at Solothurner Filmtage

Bitter Lemons (Switzerland 2013) by Adnan Hadzi and Lennaart Van Oldenborgh.
A documentary developed through Sources 2 with Rolf Orthel.

Nominated for 3 Awards

Freak Out! the alternative movement begins (Sweden 2013) got three nominations: Dragon Award Best Nordic Documentary and Angelo Award at the 2014 Göteborg International Film Festival, and Tempo Best Documentary Award, Tempo Festival in Stockholm, March 2014. Developed through Sources 2 with David Wingate.

Release in Murmansk

The Dream of Britannia (Norway 2013), documentary by Ann Coates, produced by Pomor Film. Released at the Northern Character Film & TV Festival in Murmansk in November 2013. A documentary developed through Sources 2 with David Wingate. Coates Production

Beating Records

9 awarded films in 3 years from Estonia and Austria

Four films from Estonia in 2012/13: Flowers from the Mount of Olives by Heilika Pikkov (a.o. Premio Zonta Club Locarno Award 2014), Living Images by Peep Pedmanson, produced by Anneli Ahven (a.o. Best Screenplay Award, Kinoshock Open Film Festival Anapa 2013), Demons by Ain Mäeots, produced by Anneli Ahven (Best Cinematographer Award, Black Nights Film Festival Tallin 2012), A Lady in Paris by lmar Raag, produced by Riina Sildos (a.o. Ecumenical Prize, International Film Festival Locarno 2012). And five Austrian films since 2011: Macondo by Sudabeh Mortezai and the documentaries The 727 Days without Karamo by Anja Salomonowitz (a.o. Silver Eye Award, Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2013), El Rey by Stefan Lechner (a.o. Best Documentary Feature Award, Third World Indie Film Festival TWIFF San Francisco 2012), The Trial by Igor Hauzenberger (a.o. Austrian Film Prize 2013), Night Shifts by Ivette Löcker (a.o. Main Diagonale Award for Best Austrian Documentary).

66 awards for 4 Sources 2 films

Vanishing Waves (Lithuania) by Bruno Samper & Kristina Buozyte, produced by Tremora (14 awards). Paradiso (Northern Ireland) by Alessandro Negrini (15 awards), Adrienn Pál (Hungary), Andrea Roberti and Ágnes Kocsis (21 awards), Oxygen (Belgium), Hans van Nuffel (16 awards). 


Recent premieres and awards!

Successful start of 2013:

Just premiered!
Cello Tales by Anne Schiltz, Luxembourg

Successful premiere in Estonia!
Living Images, written by Sources 2 participant Peep Pedmanson, Estonia.

Won the Austrian Film Award 2013!
The Trial
A documentary by Igor G. Hauzenberger, produced by Sources 2 adviser Michael Seeber. 

Recently premiered at Slamdance!!
Domestic by Adrian Sitaru, Romania

Winner of Best TV Documentary at Irish Film and Television Awards 2013
Congo 1961
A documentary by Brendan Culleton and Irina Maldea.


The 727 Days Without Karamo (Austria 2013)

Writer/director: Anja Salomonowitz

Production: Amour Fou

Developed with adviser David Wingate during the 2009 Sources 2 workshop in Graz/Austria.

Worldpremiere at Berlinale 2013, section Forum.

"An Austrian woman has been forced to live alone with her children ever since her husband Karamo was deported to Africa. A man tries to instil hope in his Chinese wife that she will soon be allowed to return to Vienna. Others talk of the long wait for residence permits, of struggles with forms and offices, of German courses, income statements and domestic spot checks by the police which infer that their marriage is a sham. The complicated, state regulated reality experienced by various bi-national couples forms the basis for this formally unusual political documentary."

New documentation, new design!

Sources of Inspiration

Fresh off the print: Our recent booklet is available!

Including lectures held by the French directors Bruno Dumont and Gaspar Noé in Graz/Austria and at FilmCamp (Northern Norway) as well as a panel presented in Haparanda/Sweden with the Swedish filmmakers Björn Carlström & Per Janérus.