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    About Film Five GmbH

    FILM FIVE is an award-winning production company based in Berlin, dedicated to producing high-end, creative documentaries and fiction films for local and global audiences.

    FILM FIVE has succeeded in taking home a variety of prestigious awards. KOKA, THE BUTCHER won Best Short at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival and DON’T FORGET ME won the 35. Torino Film Festival. NO GOLD FOR KALSAKA was part of the line-up at IDFA while winning Best Documentary at the AMAA Awards and WHEN A FARM GOES AFLAME was selected for the 71. Berlinale. PROLL! was awarded with the Golden Lola for Best German Short Film 2021 and the German Camera Award 2022. Our 6-part documentary series SCHWESTA EWA - RAPPER. CONVICT. MOTHER streams on RTL+ and our investigative documentary THE HUNGARIAN PLAYBOOK is available on ZDF/ZDFinfo. LOVE, DEUTSCHMARKS AND DEATH won the Audience Award of the Panorama section of the 72. Berlinale and celebrates its cinema release across Germany, Austria and Turkey. THE HOMES WE CARRY celebrated its world premiere at DOK Leipzig 2022 as part of the German competition. The 6-part doc series HIP HOP - THE FUTURE IS FEMALE streams now on RTL+, while our documentary feature GLADBECK: THE HOSTAGE CRISIS streams on NETFLIX and won the German Television Award for Best Editing.

    Known for

    Movies as production

    2023Jahre, die kommen, Jahre, die gehen (WT)Independent Feature FilmMassih Parsaei
    2023Die Uffizien - Erzählt von ihrem AufsichtspersonalDocumentary (Series), arte, ZDF [de]Corinna Belz
    2023Der Prado - Erzählt von seinem AufsichtspersonalDocumentary (Series), arte, ZDF [de]Tuan Lam
    2023Das Wallraf-Richartz-Museum - Erzählt von seinem AufsichtspersonalDocumentary (Series), arte, ZDF [de]Corinna Belz
    2023Das Centre Pompidou - Erzählt von seinem AufsichtspersonalDocumentary (Series), arte, ZDF [de]Tuan Lam
    2023Bezzel & Schwarz - Die GrenzgängerDocumentary Series, BR [de]Ekkehard 'Ekki' Wetzel
    2022Family of ChoiceDocumentary Series, RTL+ [de]Multiple
    2022Hip Hop - The Future is FemaleDocumentary Series, RTL+ [de]Multiple
    2022ErenDocumentary FeatureMaria Binder
    2022Paartherapie - Now or NeverDocumentary Series, RTL+ [de]Peter Jeschke
    2022Beautiful - Die SchönmacherDocumentary Series, RTL+ [de]Julia Krampe
    2022Money, Freedom, A Story of CFA FrancDocumentaryKaty Lena Ndiaye
    2022DorpieDocumentaryJulia Jaki
    2022The Hungarian PlaybookDocumentary, ZDFinfo [de]Multiple
    2022Le Mali 70Documentary FeatureMarkus CM Schmidt
    2021Gladbeck - The Hostage CrisesDocumentary, NetflixVolker Heise
    2021Schwesta Ewa - Rapperin. Häftling. Mutter.Documentary Series, TVNOW [de]Stefan Kauertz
    2021Eric gegen Stehfest - In TherapieDocumentary Series, TVNOW [de]Multiple
    2020Love, Deutschmarks and DeathDocumentary FeatureCem Kaya
    2020The Homes we CarryDocumentaryBrenda Akele Jorde

    Film awards

    2023Love, Deutschmarks and DeathGerman Film Award (Lola) [de]Best DocumentaryNominated
    2023Love, Deutschmarks and DeathDeutscher Dokumentarfilmpreis [de]DocumentaryNominated
    2023Gladbeck - The Hostage CrisesGrimme Award [de]Information & CultureNominated
    2022The Hungarian PlaybookDIG Awards [it]Investigative DocumentaryNominated
    2022Gladbeck - The Hostage CrisesThe German Television Award [de]Best DocumentaryNominated
    2022Gladbeck - The Hostage CrisesDAfFNE, Deutsche Akademie für Fernsehen [de]Beste Dokumentation/ReportageWinner
    2021When a Farm Goes AflameAchtung Berlin [de]Prize of the Ecumenical JuryWinner
    2021Proll!Int. Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen [de]Deutscher WettbewerbWinner
    2021Proll!Achtung Berlin [de]Special Mention Best Medium-Length FilmWinner
    2021Proll!German Short Film Award [de]Short films 10 up to 30 minNominated
    2020No Gold for KalsakaAfrica Movie Academy Awards [ng]Best DocumentaryWinner
    2019Koka The ButcherBlack Maria Film Festival [us]Stella Award WinnerWinner
    2019Koka The ButcherBBC Arabic Film Festival [uk]Best Short DocumentaryWinner
    2019No Gold for KalsakaCarthage Film Festival [tn]Special MentionWinner
    2019OsloRhode Island International Film Festival [us]Best EditingWinner
    2019OsloJerusalem Film Festival 2019HONORABLE MENTIONWinner
    2019OsloOdense International Film Festival 2019EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS - CANDIDATE SHORT FILMWinner
    2019OsloNYC Indie Film Awards [us]Best Short Film Bronze AwardWinner
    2019Bella PalankaGrimme-PreisNominated
    2018Koka The ButcherBig Sky Documentary Film Festival [us]Best ShortWinner
    2018Koka The ButcherBoston Short Film Festival [us]Best Documentary ShortWinner
    2018Koka The ButcherViewpoint Documentary Film Festival [be]Public Award Best ShortWinner
    2018Koka The ButcherSt. Louis Intl. Film Festival [us]Best Documentary ShortWinner
    2018Sudan's Forgotten Films - WitnessThe Association for Int. Broadcasting [uk]Best Arts & Culture ProgramWinner
    2018Don't Forget MeTarkovsky Film Festival Zerkalo [ru]Best Feature FilmWinner
    2017Sudan's Forgotten Films - WitnessForeign Press Association Media Awards [uk]Arts & Culture Story of the YearWinner
    2017Don't Forget MeTorino Film Festival [it]Best Feature FilmWinner

    Company data

    Experience abroadAustralia and Oceania: Tonga
    Central Europe: Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland
    North Africa: Egypt, Sudan
    North America: Canada, USA
    Northern Europe: Denmark
    East Africa: Eritrea, Kenya, Mozambique, Uganda
    East Asia: Japan
    South Africa: South Africa
    Southeastern Europe: Serbia
    West Africa: Burkina Faso, Mali, Nigeria
    West Asia: Israel, Palestine, Syria, Turkey
    Western Europe: France, United Kingdom
    Central Africa: South Sudan
    Date of company foundation2017
    Immediate working areaHead office: Berlin