augenschein Filmproduktion: Production Company, documentary production
  • Production Company
  • documentary production


Jonas Katzenstein
Neusser Str. 5 - 750670  KölnGermany
Mobile+49 172 2570716
Phone+49 221 16950500
Fax+49 221 16950509

    About augenschein Filmproduktion

    The augenschein-Filmproduktion was founded in 2008 by Jonas Katzenstein and Maximilian Leo and is located in Cologne and Hamburg. The company’s focus lies on international film productions – both feature films and documentaries.
    augenschein’s latest festival premieres were ANA, MON AMOUR by Golden Bear winner Calin Peter Netzer, which premiered in the Competition of the Berlinale 2017 and was awarded with a Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution. MY HAPPY FAMILY premiered in the world Dramatic Competition at the 2017 Sundance Filmfestival and had its international premiere at the Berlinale Forum 2017.

    In 2016 augenschein Filmproduktion had premieres at Cannes (APPRENTICE by Boo Junfeng) and at Ber- linale (THE WOUNDED ANGEL by Emir Baigazin) as well.

    In 2015, the Romanian-German-French co-production BOX by Florin Șerban celebrated its premiere at Karlovy Vary and was awarded the FIPRESCI prize. It was subsequently shown in Toronto, at the BFI and many other festivals.
    Currently in postproduction is the German debut film MONSTER by Kerstin Polte, starring Corinna Harfouch, Sabine Timoteo, Meret Becker and Karl Kranzkowski. Also in the post are the Argentinian-German-French movie INVISIBLE by Camera D’or winner Pablo Giorgelli as well as the Argentinian-German-French movie HUNTING SEASON by Natalia Garagiola, whose latest short film premiered at Quinzaine des Réalisateurs at the Cannes Film Festival.

    We are currently shooting THE INNOCENT by Simon Jaquemet, whose debut feature film CHRIEG was premiered at the International Film Festival San Sebastián and was invited to various international festivals, among them the Berlinale and Max Ophüls Film Festival, where it was awarded the renowned Max Ophüls Award.

    We are also preparing 7500, an English-language movie written and directed by Oscar nominated Patrick Vollrath, starring Paul Dano. The project is due to start shooting in autumn 2017.

    Projects as producer

    2019Home (WT)Feature FilmFranka Potente
    2019Stowaway (WT)Feature FilmJoe Penna
    2018Patrick (WT)Feature FilmGonçalo WaddingtonCo-Producer
    20187500Feature FilmPatrick Vollrath
    2017The InnocentFeature FilmSimon JaquemetCo-Producer
    2017Los PerrosFeature FilmMarcela SaidCo-Producer
    2016Chemi bednieri ojakhi / My Happy FamilyFeature FilmSimon Groß
    2016Hunting SeasonFeature FilmNatalia GaragiolaCo-Producer
    2016Cloud WhispersFeature FilmKerstin Polte
    2016Ana, Mon AmourFeature FilmCalin Peter NetzerCo-Producer
    2015InvisibleIndie Feature FilmPablo GiorgelliCo-Producer
    2015VoltFeature FilmTarek Ehlail
    2015Samui SongFeature FilmPen-ek RatanaruangCo-Producer
    2014ApprenticeFeature FilmBoo JunfengCo-Producer
    2014Schule, Schule - Die Zeit nach Berg FidelDocumentary FeatureHella Wenders
    2014Ranenyy AngelFeature FilmEmir BaigazinCo-Producer
    2013BoxFeature FilmFlorin SerbanCo-Producer
    2013The Disobedient / NeposlusniFeature FilmMina ĐukićCo-Producer
    2013Money - A Confused User's GuideDocumentaryPhilipp Enders
    2013My Brother's KeeperFeature FilmMaximilian Leo
    2013Who ist Thomas Müller?Documentary Feature, MDR [de], WDR [de]Christian Heynen
    2012Between ValleysFeature FilmPhilippe BarcinskiCo-Producer
    2012Abaabi ba boda bodaFeature FilmDonald MugishaCo-Producer
    2012Von Hunden und TapetenShort FilmVisar Morina
    2012Tour du FasoDocumentary FeatureWilm Huygen
    2012Because I Was A PainterDocumentaryChristophe CognetCo-Producer
    2012KidFeature FilmFien TrochCo-Producer
    2011EndzeitDocumentary, Phoenix [de]Wilm Huygen
    2011Weisse NachtShort FilmSabrina Sarabi
    2011Menschen hautnah - Das (schw)erste MalDocumentary (Series), WDR [de]Wilm HuygenCo-Producer
    2011Hier und Heute - Der KohlenmannReport (Series), WDR [de]Wilm Huygen
    2010Die afrikanische TourReport, WDR [de]Wilm Huygen
    2009Satt und GlücklichDocumentaryMaximilian Leo
    2009NachmieterShort FilmMarc Metzger
    2009Mapi LiberiaDocumentaryMultiple
    2009Der magische Umhang (WT)Short FilmClaudia Reinhard
    2009Die Frau am Meer (WT)Short FilmRosa Hannah Ziegler
    2008>>dresdenpragueShort FilmMaximilian Leo
    2008Was bleibtDocumentaryPhilipp Lutz
    2008audioagency - Hören Sie nicht weg! (4 Internetspots)CommercialMaximilian Leo
    2007Space in BetweenShort FilmMaximilian Leo


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    Company data

    Experience abroadAustralia and Oceania: Australia
    North America: USA
    East Africa: Uganda
    Eastern Europe: Czech Republic, Poland, Rumania, Serbia
    South America: Brazil
    Southern Europe: Turkey
    Southeast Asia: Singapore
    West Africa: Burkina Faso
    Western Europe: Austria, Belgium, England, France, Netherlands
    Central Asia: Georgia, Kazakhstan
    Date of company foundation2008
    Permanent employees7
    Immediate working areaHead office: Cologne
    Branch offices: Hamburg