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«Grozny Blues» awarded in Argentina
July 18, 2017
In Buenos Aires, «Grozny Blues» by Nicola Bellucci has been awarded with the main prize of the 7th International Festival of Political Cinema, Argentina FICIP 2017. The jury praises Bellucci's sensitive approach to the recent history of Chechenia, and the treatment of his protagonists who live with the hurtful consequences of violence, looking at the same time for some reparation for their lives and interpersonal relationships.
«Thomas Hirschhorn - Gramsci Monument»: TV Premiere
June 15, 2017
«Thomas Hirschhorn - Gramsci Monument» by Angelo A. Lüdin will air on Thursday, June 22th, at 12.05am on Swiss-German Public TV, SRF 1. It's the TV premiere of the documentary's theatrical version.
Culture Award of the canton of Basel-Landschaft 2017
May 12, 2017
Frank Matter will be awarded with one of the culture prizes of Basel-Landschaft for his filmmaking. This specific award has been granted last in 2012. The culture department Basel-Landschaft emphasizes that the director and producer «has contributed significantly with his manifold work, his filmpolitical commitment and his personality to the positive perception of filmmaking».
«La buena vida ‐ The good life» in Belgium
April 21, 2017
On May 8th, «La buena vida ‐ The good life» by Jens Schanze will be presented at the film festival Go Future in Charleroi, Belgium. The festival's programme focuses on renewable energies. Co-producer Frank Matter will attend the screening. Please find more details on our Events page.
«Amalia e Giancarlo»: TV Premiere
April 13, 2017
Our new production «Amalia e Giancarlo» by Kurt Reinhard and Christoph Schreiber will air on Sunday, April 23rd, at 5.25pm on Swiss-German Public TV, SRF 1. It's the TV premiere of the short documentary. Please watch the trailer.
«La buena vida ‐ The good life» in Bavaria
March 10, 2017
On March 19th, «La buena vida ‐ The good life» by Jens Schanze will be presented at the documentary film festival Nonfiktionale in Bad Aibling. This year's edition of the festival discusses filmmakers who dismiss black-and-white representations of cirumstances, but take up a third position of their own. Please find more details on our Events page.
«Grozny Blues»: TV Premiere
February 24, 2017
«Grozny Blues» by Nicola Bellucci will air on Thursday, March 2, at 12.10am on Swiss-German Public TV, SRF 1. It's the TV premiere of Belluccis hauntig documentary.
«Grozny Blues» at Pavia
February 17, 2017
«Grozny Blues» by Nicola Bellucci will be part of the film season Sguardi Puri 2017 at Pavia, Italy. The film will be presented by the Fondazione Teatro Gaetano Fraschini and screened on March 1 at the Cinema Politeama. For the complete programme, please check here.
Windrose acquires rights to Hirschhorn film
November 28, 2016
Pauline Mazenod's German-French sales agency Windrose acquires international rights of «Thomas Hirschhorn - Gramsci Monument» by Angelo A. Lüdin. Windrose's catalogue is composed of «entertaining and demanding documentary films» on arts & culture.
Special Mention for «Grozny Blues» in Sicily
November 21, 2016
«Grozny Blues» by Nicola Bellucci got a Special Mention at the Documentaria Noto for its «stilistic rigor» and the director's ability to connect the present with the past.
«La buena vida» nominated for German Human Rights Film Award
October 17, 2016
«La buena vida» by Jens Schanze is nominated for the German Human Rights Film Award. Other nominees include Jafar Panahi («Taxi Teheran»), Lars Kraume («Der Staat gegen Fritz Bauer») and Vitaly Mansky («Im Strahl der Sonne»). The jury will decide on the winner in early November, and the award ceremony will take place in Nurnberg on Dec. 10th. Here you'll find more information about the film's many awards and festival participations.
«La buena vida» Best Documentary in Boston
October 5, 2016
Our co-production «La buena vida ‐ The good life» by Jens Schanze has been named Best Documentary at the Boston International Latino Festival. Here you'll find more information about the film's many awards and festival participations.
New: soap factory films as VOD
June 30, 2016
Starting tomorrow, July 1st, you will have the possibility to watch selected soap factory films as videos on demand. Please check the current availability of VOD titles at our store.
«Ciao Babylon»: start of principal photography
June 28, 2016
In August, we will start with the principal photography of «Ciao Babylon» by Kurt Reinhard and Christoph Schreiber. The crew will be filming in New York and Grisons (Switzerland). The TV documentary project consists of two films: «Ciao Babylon» will be produced for the Swiss-German Public TV and its program Sternstunden, while a shorter version with main focus on Grisons («Amalia e Giancarlo») is conceived for the Rhaeto-Romanic TV Channel RTR. Please find more information on our projects' page.
Main Award for «La buena vida ‐ The good life»
June 27, 2016
Our co-production «La buena vida ‐ The good life» by Jens Schanze has been awarded with the Gate of Freedom Award of the 14th Gdańsk DocFilm Festival. The documentary has been selected by the festival's jury out of 26 competitors. The Gate of Freedom Award is the main award of the festival and comes with 5.000 EUR prize money, which is funded by the mayor of Gdańsk. Please watch the trailer of the film.
«Grozny Blues» awarded in Italy
June 7, 2016
«Grozny Blues» by Nicola Bellucci has been awarded by the Doc/it Association of Italian Documentary Filmmakers with the Stadion Video Award. Yesterday evening the sixth edition of the venue took place in Rome and honored outstanding documentary filmmaking.
«Thomas Hirschhorn - Gramsci Monument»: TV Premiere
June 6, 2016
«Thomas Hirschhorn - Gramsci Monument» by Angelo A. Lüdin will air on Sunday, June 6th 2016, at 11.10pm on Swiss-German Public TV, SRF 1. It's the TV premiere of the film's short version (52 minutes). The broadcast of the theatrical version of the documentary will be announced in due time.
«From One Day to the Next» on TV
May 10, 2016
«From one day to the next» by Frank Matter will air on Thursday, June 2nd, 2016, at 0.10am on SRF 1. The acclaimed documentary will be part of the Swiss-German Public TV's series «CH:Filmszene». Please watch the trailer of the documentary.
«Thomas Hirschhorn ‐ Gramsci Monument» in Düsseldorf
May 3, 2016
On May 25, «Thomas Hirschhorn ‐ Gramsci Monument» by Angelo A. Lüdin will be presented at the Filmwerkstatt Düsseldorf in Germany. The screening and the following talk with the director are dedicated to the current exhibition «Vom Wert der Kunst als Wert der Arbeit» at the Weltkunstzimmer. Please find more details on our Events page.
Awards for «La buena vida ‐ The good life»
April 13, 2016
Our co-production «La buena vida ‐ The good life» by Jens Schanze received the main Film Award at the 6th Festival du Film, Recherche, Développement Durable in Toulouse, France. In consequence, the film will take part in a French film tour during the European Sustainbility Week at the beginning of June 2016.
Further, «La buena vida ‐ The good life» has been honored with the Audience Award at 11th Brandenburger Festival des Umwelt- und Naturfilms, Ökofilmtour, in Germany. Please watch the trailer of the documentary.
«Grozny Blues» in Swiss Theaters
March 15, 2016
On March 24, 2016, «Grozny Blues» by Nicola Bellucci will be released in Swiss theaters. In several cities there will be previews with moderated discussions after each screening. Among the guests are director Nicola Bellucci, Irena Brežná (journalist and award winner Swiss Literature), Christoph Wiedmer (Society for Threatened Peoples), Mikhail Shishkin (author and journalist) and Ruth-Gaby Vermot-Mangold (PeaceWomen Worldwide). Please find the screening schedule on our Events page. Please watch the trailer.
«Thomas Hirschhorn ‐ Gramsci Monument» in Venice and Copenhagen
March 7, 2016
In March, «Thomas Hirschhorn ‐ Gramsci Monument» by Angelo A. Lüdin will be presented in Venice, as part of the festival highlights of last year's Lo schermo dell'arte, and at the Copenhagen Architecture Festival, CAFx. Please find the screening times on our Events page. The DVD with English, French and German subtitles can be ordered at our dvd store.
«From one day to the next» on TV
February 23, 2016
«From one day to the next» by Frank Matter will air on Sunday, March 6th, at 11.05pm on RTS 2. The Swiss-French TV channel will show the acclaimed documentary in original language with French subtitles. The DVD with English subtitles and exclusive bonus material can be ordered at our dvd store. Watch the trailer here.
«Grozny Blues» in Greece, Ukraine and the Czech Republic
February 22, 2016
In March, «Grozny Blues» by Nicola Bellucci is participating at the Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival, the One World International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in Prague and the Docudays UA Human Rights Film Festival in Kiev. Please find the screening dates on our Events page. Please watch the trailer.
«Grozny Blues»: nominated for Swiss Film Award
January 28, 2016
«Grozny Blues» by Nicola Bellucci has been nominated for Best Swiss Documentary 2016. The award show will take place on March 18th, at the Schiffbau in Zurich. The theatrical release of «Grozny Blues» is on March 24th, and the programme will be annoucend on ourEvents page.
Bavarian Film Award for «La buena vida ‐ The good life»
January 18, 2016
Our co-production «La buena vida ‐ The good life» by Jens Schanze got the Bavarian Film Award for best documentary. Along with the German Film Award, it's the most highly regarded award for filmmaking achievement in Germany. «La buena vida ‐ The good life» will be released in Swiss theaters on January 21st. Please watch the trailer.
«Grozny Blues»: Festival tour continues
December 15, 2015
After participating in several renowned and important festivals e.g. Nyon, Busan, Leipzig and Amsterdam, «Grozny Blues» by Nicola Bellucci will continue its favorable tour and be presented at the Iran International Documentary Festival, 9th Cinema Verite, and at the Solothurn Film Festival in Switzerland. Please find the screening dates on our Events page.
«La buena vida ‐ The good life» in Swiss theaters
December 14, 2015
On January 21, 2015, «La buena vida ‐ The good life» by Jens Schanze will be released in Swiss theaters. There will also be special screenings with the director in Basel, Bern, Zurich, Luzern and St. Gallen. The screening details will be announced on our Events page and on Facebook. Please watch the trailer.
«Thomas Hirschhorn ‐ Gramsci Monument» in Florence
November 17, 2015
«Thomas Hirschhorn ‐ Gramsci Monument» by Angelo A. Lüdin will be presented at the film festival Lo schermo dell'arte in Italy. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director. The festival's main focus lies on the manifold relationships between contemporary art and film. Regarding the screening details please visit ourEvents page.
«Grozny Blues» in Amsterdam
November 10, 2015
From November 18th to 26th«Grozny Blues» by Nicola Bellucci will be presented at IDFA, the renowned international documentary festival in Amsterdam. The film will be part of the section Best of Fests, dedicated to documentaries that have made waves at festivals around the world during the past year. Director Nicola Bellucci, co-writer Lucia Sgueglia and producer Frank Matter will attend the festival. Please find the screening dates on our Events page.
«Thomas Hirschhorn ‐ Gramsci Monument» in Kassel
November 9, 2015
«Thomas Hirschhorn ‐ Gramsci Monument» by Angelo A. Lüdin will be presented at the 32nd Kasseler Dokfest. Since its establishment, the festival is interested in the relationship between fiction an reality in documentary film. This year's programme shows mainly films that hark back to the „actual“ strength of documentary film making (i.e. to educate or inform). Angelo A. Lüdin will be present at the screening. Regarding the screening details please visit ourEvents page.
«Thomas Hirschhorn ‐ Gramsci Monument» in Duisburg
November 2, 2015
«Thomas Hirschhorn ‐ Gramsci Monument» by Angelo A. Lüdin will be part of the 39th Duisburger Filmwoche. The festival's programme wants the audience to think outside the box and let themselves be guided by documentary films through the darkness of our time. Angelo A. Lüdin will be present at his film's screening. Regarding the screening details please visit our Events page.
«Grozny Blues» at DOK Leipzig
October 8, 2015
«Grozny Blues» by Nicola Bellucci will be part of the international programme at the 58th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film. The festival's selection focuses on the aftermath of the turbulence our world has faced and is still facing. The selected films depict the consequences of the economic depression, the rise of global tension and the largest refugee and migration crisis since the Second World War. DOK Leipzig is always aiming to show thought-provoking films with the highest artistic quality. Please find the screening dates on our Events page.
soap factory films on european film awards shortlist
September 17, 2015
We're proud to announce that two of our films, «Grozny Blues» by Nicola Bellucci and «La buena vida ‐ The good life» by Jens Schanze, have made it on the shortlist of the European Film Academy. The DOC Selection 2015 contains the 15 top documentaries from allover Europe that are now competing for the European Film Awards and submitted to a vote by the 3000 Academy members. Congratulations to the directors!
«Thomas Hirschhorn ‐ Gramsci Monument» in Berlin
September 14, 2015
«Thomas Hirschhorn ‐ Gramsci Monument» by Angelo A. Lüdin will be part of the Doku.Arts, Architectures in Motion, in Berlin. The ninth edition of the international festival focuses on architecture and construction. The programme shows how the contemporary world of international documentary film regards building and architecture, as well as how construction processes and citizen participation are reflected in the medium of film. The screening of «Thomas Hirschhorn ‐ Gramsci Monument» will take place on September 17th, followed by a discussion with Angelo A. Lüdin and Stephan Hoffstadt (producer, director and art teacher). Regarding the screening details please visit our Events page.
«Thomas Hirschhorn ‐ Gramsci Monument» in Venice
September 7, 2015
The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia presents «Thomas Hirschhorn ‐ Gramsci Monument» by Angelo A. Lüdin at the 56th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia.The film will be part of the Salon Suisse, curated by the two Dada-specialists Juri Steiner and Stefan Zweifel, who have put together an ambitious programme of events focusing on Dada’s cross-epochal force and timelessness, exploring the past, present and future of Dada. The screening of «Thomas Hirschhorn ‐ Gramsci Monument» will take place on September 10th at the Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi, followed by a panel with director Angelo A. Lüdin and further guests. For more information please check here.
Antipode acquires rights for «Grozny Blues»
August 7, 2015
The Russian company Antipode Sales & Distribution has acquired worldwide rights for Nicola Bellucci's «Grozny Blues» We're delighted to work with Elena Podolskaya (head of sales), Natalia Arshavskaya (festivals) and their committed team.
«Grozny Blues» at the Festival del film Locarno
July 16, 2015
«Grozny Blues» by Nicola Bellucci will be part of the Panorama Suisse (Made in Switzerland) at the Festival del film Locarno. The Panorama Suisse presents a selection of Swiss films that were or will be released as premieres nationally or internationally in the course of this year, such as festival successes, audience favorites and films that have not yet been released in theaters. The selection has been made by a commission joining the Solothurn Film Festival, the Swiss Film Academy and SWISS FILMS. Please find the screening date on our Events page.
«Thomas Hirschhorn ‐ Gramsci Monument» on DVD
August 6, 2015
«Thomas Hirschhorn ‐ Gramsci Monument» by Angelo A. Lüdin has been released on DVD! Critics call it an «electrifying portrait» and a «sensitive film about an uncompromising artist». For orders please go to our dvd store. Watch the trailer of the documentary.
«La buena vida ‐ The good life» in Colombia
July 17, 2015
«La buena vida ‐ The good life» by Jens Schanze is in the running for Best Movie Award and Audience Award at the international documentary film festival DocsBarcelona+Medellín in Colombia. Regarding the screening details please visit our Events page or the festival's official site.
«Grozny Blues» at the Festival del film Locarno
July 16, 2015
«Grozny Blues» by Nicola Bellucci will be part of the Panorama Suisse (Made in Switzerland) at the Festival del film Locarno. The Panorama Suisse presents a selection of Swiss films that were or will be released as premieres nationally or internationally in the course of this year, such as festival successes, audience favorites and films that have not yet been released in theaters. The selection has been made by a commission joining the Solothurn Film Festival, the Swiss Film Academy and SWISS FILMS. Please find the screening date on our Events page.
«Grozny Blues»: in Armenia
July 7, 2015
«Grozny Blues» by Nicola Bellucci has been selected for the documentary competition of Golden Apricot International Film Festival in Yerevan. The Armenian festival carries the theme Crossroads of Cultures and Civilizations and is aiming to build cultural bridges and foster dialogue. Regarding the screening details please visit our Events page or the festival's web page. Nicola Bellucci and co-author Lucia Sgueglia will attend the screenings.
«Hirschhorn - Gramsci»: nominated for
Golden FILAF Award
June 8, 2015
«Thomas Hirschhorn ‐ Gramsci Monument» by Angelo Lüdin is running in the competition of FILAF, the International Art Book and Film Festival in Perpignan, France, with prestigious directors as i. e. Frederick Wiseman («National Gallery»). Angelo Lüdin will attend the screening of «Thomas Hirschhorn ‐ Gramsci Monument» on June 24th, 11.00am. For more details please check the festival's web page.
«La buena vida ‐ The good life» in theaters
May 21, 2015
«La buena vida ‐ The good life» by Jens Schanze has been released in German theaters and is already enthusing the audience. This fall, the German-Swiss co-production will also come to Swiss theaters. On the film's official site you'll find
i. a. the trailer and information on screening dates in Germany.
«Grozny Blues» running in international competition
April 2, 2015
«Grozny Blues» by Nicola Bellucci has been selected for the International Competition of the Festival Visions du Réel. The screening times in Nyon: Saturday, April 18th, 16.30pm, at the Théâtre de Marens and Sunday, April 19th, 12.15pm, at the Capitole Leone.
«La buena vida ‐ The good life» at the Visions du Réel
April 2, 2015
«La buena vida ‐ The good life» by Jens Schanze participates in the competitive section Helvétiques of the Festival Visions du Réel. The screening times in Nyon: Wednesday, April 22nd, 17.30pm, at the Théâtre de Marens and Thursday, April 23rd, 14.00pm, at the Colombière.
Basel Film Award: «Hirschhorn ‐ Gramsci» nominated!
March 23, 2015
«Thomas Hirschhorn ‐ Gramsci Monument» by Angelo Lüdin has been nominated for the Basel Film Award 2015. The award show will take place on Saturday, 6th of June 2015, at the Schauspielhaus in Basel. All nominated films will be shown during the festival «ZOOM - Basler Filme im Fokus», taking place from June 5th to 7th. The screening details of the documentary will be communicated, as soon as they are released by the festival.
«Hirschhorn - Gramsci»: the Italian premiere!
February 15, 2015
On March 13th, at 8.30pm, Bergamo Film Meeting will present the Italian premiere of «Thomas Hirschhorn ‐ Gramsci Monument» by Angelo Lüdin. The director will attend the screening.
«Hirschhorn - Gramsci»: the previews!
January 8, 2015
On January 29th «Thomas Hirschhorn ‐ Gramsci Monument» by Angelo Lüdin opens in Swiss theaters. In several cities there will be previews with director Angelo Lüdin attending. The dates:

Basel, kult.kino Atelier, January 25th 2015, 5pm
Zurich, Riffraff Kino Bar Bistro, January 28th 2015, 9pm
Berne, Kino Kunstmuseum, January 29th 2015, 8:30pm
Liestal, Kino Sputnik, January 31st 2015, 5:30pm
St. Gallen, Kinok, February 3rd 2015, 8pm
Chur, Kino Chur, February 5th 2015, 12:00pm
Lucerne, Stattkino, February 5th 2015, 8:30pm

For all other showtimes in Switzerland, please check «Im Kino» on the film's website.
Nominated for the Prix de Soleure
December 22, 2014
«Thomas Hirschhorn ‐ Gramsci Monument» by Angelo Lüdin is nominated for the Prix de Soleure 2015 that will be awarded at the Solothurn Film Festival. The screening times in Solothurn: Friday, January 23rd, 2.30pm, at the Reithalle: Tuesday, January 27th, 5.30pm, at the Landhaus.
«Thomas Hirschhorn ‐ Gramsci Monument»: in theaters
December 4, 2014
On January 29, 2015, «Thomas Hirschhorn ‐ Gramsci Monument» by Angelo Lüdin will be released in Swiss theaters. Basel, Bern, Zurich, Luzern and St. Gallen are among the cities that will play the film. For more up-to-date information visit our Facebook page.
«Thomas Hirschhorn ‐ Gramsci Monument»: the trailer
December 2, 2014
The trailer to «Thomas Hirschhorn ‐ Gramsci Monument» is online. The film opens on January 29, 2015, in Swiss theaters.
New documentary film project: «Parallel Lives»
July 14, 2014
The soap factory is working on a new documentary project called «Parallel Lives» by Frank Matter. The film will explore the life stories of a handful of people born at the same date, but on different continents. We are still looking for people who were born on the 8th of June, 1964. For more details, please visit our facebook page. You can also get in touch with us by writing an e-mail to parallel@soapfactory.ch.
«From one day to the next»: TV Premiere
July 1, 2014
«From one day to the next» by Frank Matter will air on friday, July 18th 2014, at 10.25pm on SRF 1. The acclaimed documentary will be part of the Swiss-German Public TV's summer series Sommerdoks.
«From one day to the next» on DVD
May 27, 2014
«From One Day To The Next» by Frank Matter will be released with English subtitles on dvd in June. For orders please go to our dvd store. In addition to the acclaimed documentary the dvd will be featuring following exclusive bonus material: 2 short films (French and German subtitles), audio clip of an interview with the director, trailer of the film.
Please find here what the critics say about «From One Day To The Next».
«From one day to the next» opens in the Romandie – DVD will be released soon
February 20, 2014
«From One Day To The Next» by Frank Matter opens on April 9th, 2014 in Swiss Romands Theaters. The film's french title is «Du jour au lendemain». Venues and dates will be announced on facebook. In addition, the DVD of the appraised documentary featuring exclusive bonus material will be released in June. Stay tuned for more information!
«From one day to the next» opens on October 3, 2013 in Swiss Theaters
August 29, 2013
On October 3rd 2013, «From One Day To The Next» by Frank Matter will open in Swiss Theaters. On the new website of the film you can keep up with dates and special screenings. For furhter venues, dates and more information, please visit also the official facebook site of «From One Day To The Next».
Basel Film Award for «From one day to the next»
June 4, 2013
«From One Day To The Next» by Frank Matter has been awarded with the Basel Film Award 2013. The jury – Seraina Rohrer (director of the Solothurn Film Festival), Michael Sennhauser (Film critic, Swiss National Radio) and Simon Aeby (director, producer and writer) – states: «Frank Matter gets close to his protagonists while keeping a respectful distance. With admirable effortlessness and elegance, he gives insight into their lives and sorrows and shows the audience that the fate of these individuals could be our own. Precisely because of its unobtrusiveness, «From One Day To The Next» is haunting.»
«From one day to the next» will hit Swiss theaters this fall.
«Thomas Hirschhorn – Gramsci Monument» by Angelo Lüdin
May 23, 2013
Thomas Hirschhorn and a group of residents of Forest Houses have started working on the «Gramsci Monument», a public art installation in the South Bronx. Director Angelo Lüdin and his crew will be documenting the project in all its stages through the end of September. For more information on Lüdin's documentary please visit our projects page. On Hirschhorn's own webpage «Gramsci Monument», there are daily updates about what's happening at Forest Houses.
«From one day to the next»: Premiere in Basel
April 26, 2013
The festival «ZOOM - Basler Filme im Fokus» will present the Basel premiere of «From One Day To The Next» on Saturday, 1st of June 2013, at 12pm at the kult.kino atelier 1 in Basel. The director Frank Matter will attend the screening. «From One Day To The Next» will hit Swiss theaters this fall.
«From one day to the next» in Minneapolis
April 2, 2013
«From One Day To The Next» by Frank Matter has been selected for inclusion in the 2013 Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival. There will be two screenings: Thursday, April 25th and Saturday, April 27th. For more information and tickets, please visit the festival's web page.
Basel Film Award: «From one day to the next» nominated
March 26, 2013
«From One Day To The Next» by Frank Matter has been nominated for the Basel Film Award 2013. The award show will take place on Saturday, 1st of June 2013, at the Schauspielhaus in Basel. All nominated films will be shown during the festival «ZOOM - Basler Filme im Fokus», taking place from May 31th to June 2nd. The screening details of the documentary will be communicated, as soon as they are released by the festival. «From One Day To The Next» will hit Swiss theaters this fall.
«From one day to the next» at the Solothurn Film Festival
February 7, 2013
«From One Day To The Next» by Frank Matter has been shown twice at the 48th Solothurn Film Festival. The documentary was well received by the audience and the critics. Please find here what the critics say.
Prix de Soleure: «From one day to the next» nominated
December 18, 2012
«From One Day To The Next» by Frank Matter has been nominated for the Prix de Soleure jury award 2013. The documentary will have its world premiere at the 48th Solothurn Film Festival. There will be two screenings: Friday, 25th January 2013, at 12pm at the Reithalle, and on Tuesday, 29th January 2013, at 8.30pm at the Landhaus in attendance of the jury Prix de Soleure.
«Nel giardino dei suoni»: DVD Release in Germany and Austria
November 16, 2012
On Wednesday, January 30th 2013, «Nel giardino dei suoni» by Nicola Bellucci will be released on DVD in Germany and Austria. For pre-orders from Germany please contact Wfilm. If you want to purchase the DVD from Austria, please visit the web store polyfilm video.
«Nel giardino dei suoni»: On Swiss Romands TV Channel
October 12, 2012
On Sunday, November 4th 2012, 11.35pm, «Nel giardino dei suoni» by Nicola Bellucci will be broadcast on the Swiss Romands TV Channel RTS Deux. The theatrical version of the documentary will be shown with French subtitles.
«Nel giardino dei suoni»: Still available on DVD
October 12, 2012
«Nel giardino dei suoni» by Nicola Bellucci is still available on DVD. In addition to the theatrical version of the documentary the disc features over 2 hours of bonus tracks: interviews with experts, conversations with Wolfgang Fasser, a short film by Fredi Murer with the young Wolfgang Fasser, additional scenes with the protagonist and Shalom Klezmer, soundscapes and much more. You can order the DVD at our DVD STORE.
For orders from the U.S. and Canada, please visit First Run Features. In Germany and Austria the DVD will be released later this year.
«Nel giardino dei suoni»: Limited Release in Taiwan
June 12, 2012
From Sunday, July 1st, to Sunday, July 29th 2012, there will be four non-commercial screenings of «Nel giardino dei suoni» by Nicola Bellucci at the documentary cinema Fuzhong 15 in Banqiao District, New Taipei City. For a detailed schedule, please visit our Events page.
«Nel giardino dei suoni»: In Austrian Theaters
June 1, 2012
On Friday, June 15th 2012, «Nel giardino dei suoni» by Nicola Bellucci will be released in Austria. The premiere will take place on Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 8.00pm, at the Filmcasino, Vienna. Wolfgang Fasser will attend the screening.
«Nel giardino dei suoni»: Argentinian premiere
May 25, 2012
On Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 6.00pm, «Nel giardino dei suoni» by Nicola Bellucci will premiere in Argentina at the International Human Rights Film Festival of Buenos Aires. The documentary forms part of the Panorama section and will be screened at the Gaumont Cinema.
«Nel giardino dei suoni»: German premiere in Cologne
March 25, 2012
On Wednesday, April 11th 2012, 8.30pm, «Nel giardino dei suoni» by Nicola Bellucci will premiere in Germany. Wolfgang Fasser will attend the screening at the Cinema Odeon in Cologne. The documentary will be released nationwide on Thursday, May 31st 2012. For a list of screenings, please visit the Events page in the German-language section.
«Chocolate for Nina» goes into post-production
February 21, 2012
After six months of shooting, Frank Matter and his film crew have successfully completed filming of «Chocolate for Nina» (working title). In March, the documentary project enters the editing stage.
«Nel giardino dei suoni»: On DVD in the U.S. and in Canada
January 10, 2012
On March 20th 2012, «Nel giardino dei suoni» by Nicola Bellucci will be released on DVD in the U.S. and in Canada. For details and orders, please check the website of the distribution company First Run Features.
«The Beauty of My Island – Shooting Klaus Lutz»: New DVD Edition
September 13, 2011
The sold-out DVD «The Beauty of My Island – Shooting Klaus Lutz» by Frank Matter is available again. The documentary about the unique Swiss artist Klaus Lutz can be purchased through our DVD-SHOP.
«Nel giardino dei suoni»: DVD Release
August 2, 2011
At the end of October 2011, «Nel giardino dei suoni» by Nicola Bellucci will be released on DVD with various bonus tracks. Further details and the exact release date will be announced soon.
«Nel giardino dei suoni»: In German theaters
June 24, 2011
On Thursday, May 31st 2012, «Nel giardino dei suoni» by Nicola Bellucci will open in German theaters.
«The Definition of Insanity» in Zug
June 7, 2011
In September, the FLIZ film club will screen «The Definition of Insanity» by Frank Matter and Robert Margolis at the Gotthard Cinema in Zug. Director Frank Matter will be present at the screening. For more details check our Events page.
«Nel giardino dei suoni» TV premiere of the theatrical version with audiodescription
June 7, 2011
On Friday, July 29th 2011, 10.20pm, the Swiss TV channel SF1 will show the theatrical version of «Nel giardino dei suoni» by Nicola Bellucci with audiodescription.
«Nel giardino dei suoni» on tour in Taiwan
June 3, 2011
From June 18th to October 8th, «Nel giardino dei suoni» by Nicola Bellucci will be shown in various Taiwanese cities. For details check out our Events page.
More awards for «Nel giardino dei suoni»
May 31, 2011
The jury of the HAI VISTO MAI? Documentary Festival in Siena gave its prize for the Best Documentary Film ex-aequo to «Nel giardino dei suoni» by Nicola Bellucci and "Le White" by Simona Risi. At the London International Documentary Festival 2011 «Nel giardino dei suoni» was honored with a special mention.
W-film acquires rights for «Nel giardino dei suoni»
May 31, 2011
The distribution company W-film will release «Nel giardino dei suoni» by Nicola Bellucci in Germany. It will soon be announced when the film will open.
«Nel giardino dei suoni»: Premiere in Australia
May 27, 2011
On August 23rd 2011, «Nel giardino dei suoni» by Nicola Bellucci will be shown at the Australian Museum in Sydney, as part of the Margret Mead Traveling Festival.
«Nel giardino dei suoni»: Finalist at the documentary festival HAI VISTO MAI? in Siena
May 10, 2011
«Nel giardino dei suoni» by Nicola Bellucci is one of the nine finalists at the Italian documentary festival HAI VISTO MAI?. The contest is taking place from May 27th to 29th 2011. «Nel giardino dei suoni» will be screened Sunday, May 29th 2011, at 10:30am at the museum complex Santa Maria della Scala in Siena.
Green light to «Chocolate for Nina»
April 12, 2011
«Chocolate for Nina» by Frank Matter is in pre-production. Shooting will start mid-August 2011. The crew consists of Steff Bossert (Camera), Olivier Jean Richard (Sound) and Franziska Trefzer (Production Manager).
«Nel giardino dei suoni» in Israel, Great Britain and Finland
April 12, 2011
On May 16 and 19, «Nel giardino dei suoni» by Nicola Bellucci will be shown at the Docaviv Festival 2011 in Tel Aviv. As part of the Reframing Reality - International Disability Festival 2011 «Nel giardino dei suoni» will screen in the following Israeli cities: Haifa (May 19), Rosh Pina (May 21) und Holon (May 25). Furthermore, «Nel giardino dei suoni» will be featured in the UK at The London International Documentary Festival, taking place from the 13th to the 28th of May 2011, and in Turku at the Finnish Red Cross Film Festival (May 6-12).
Polyfilm and First Run Features acquire rights for «Nel giardino dei suoni»
February 5, 2011
The distribution company Polyfilm will release «Nel giardino dei suoni» by Nicola Bellucci in Austria. Meanwhile, First Run Features has acquired all rights for the U.S. and Canada.
«The Definition of Insanity» in Zurich
February 4, 2011
In its program «US-Indies - Cinema as Real as Life», the Xenix Cinema in Zurich will showcase «The Definition of Insanity» by Frank Matter and Robert Margolis. Screening times: Thursday, March 24 2011, 9.15pm (with director Frank Matter) & Sunday, March 27 2011, 9.15pm, Xenix Cinema, Kanzleistrasse, Zurich.
«Nel giardino dei suoni» festival tour continues
January 30, 2011
Audience Award for «Nel giardino dei suoni» in Florence
November 20, 2010
«Nel giardino dei suoni» by Nicola Bellucci won the Audience Award at the Festival dei popoli in Florence. A crowd of 350 people had shown up to see the film at the Cinema Odeon.
«Nel giardino dei suoni» in Palm Springs and Portland
November 17, 2010
In January 2011, «Nel giardino dei suoni» («In The Garden of Sounds») by Nicola Bellucci will screen at the Palm Springs International Film Festival and the Reel Music Festival in Portland, Oregon. For times and locations, check out our Events page or the festivals' websites.
Important awards for «Nel giardino dei suoni»
November 5, 2010
The International Jury of the Mostra Internacional de Cinema Sao Paolo, the most important film festival in South America, gave its prize for the Best Documentary Film to «Nel giardino dei suoni» («In The Garden of Sounds») by Nicola Bellucci. Just a few days before, the film had won the Grand Prix of the Taiwan International Documentary Film Festival, the top award of the event. With an attendance of 60'000, the Taiwan fest is one of the biggest and most important documentary festivals in Asia.
 
 
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