Following the premieres at the Sundance Film Festival (Grand Jury Prize) and Generation 14plus, Sofia International Film Festival (Special Mention for Best Screenplay) and a special edition of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, we are pleased to announce that YALDA will start in selected German cinemas nationwide  on August 27.

The Iranian director Massoud Bakhshi receives the Special Mention for Best Screenplay at Sofia International Film Festival for our international Co-Production YALDA - A NIGHT FOR FORGIVENESS. We are over the moon and super happy for Massoud and everyone involved.

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Finally the german cinemas are up and running again. SUNBURNED celebrated its German cinematic release with a few team members at Open-Air Cinema Insel in Berlin, which was completely sold out. We couldn't have wished for a better evening, even tough we missed our international team terribly and thank them for all their inspiring hard work. 

Our French-German-Luxembourgish Co-Production MISTER by Emily Atef receives Minitraité Funding with the total amount of 450.000 €. We are over the moon and say thank you to FFA and CNC for their trust and support. 

06/05/20

05.06.20SUNBURNED goes Cinema

We are delighted to announce that SUNBURNED by Carolina Hellsgård will open in German Cinemas on July 2. We've had a wonderful journey with the whole crew and cast.

 

 

05/26/20

26.05.20FFA is funding MISTER

We are honoured that the FFA is again putting their trust in us by funding our co-production MISTER by Emily Atef with the amount of 230.000 €. We are looking forward to this cooperation. 

04/09/20

09.04.20FFHSH funds MISTER by Emily Atef

We are delighted to announce that our international Co-Production MISTER by Emily Atef was able to gain the trust of Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein and receives the funding for cinema productions in the amount of 200.000 €. 

02/23/20

23.02.20European Premiere of YALDA at Berlinale

Jan Kraus

YALDA - A NIGHT FOR FORGIVENESS celebrated its European Premiere at the 70th International Film Festival Berlin in the section Generation 14plus. The whole team was thrilled about the huge applause after sold out screenings. 

02/05/20

05.02.20Medienboard funds MISTER by Emily Atef

We are happy to announce that our French-German-Norwegian co-production MISTER by director Emily Atef received the funding for cinema productions in the amount of 250.000 € by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg. We are thrilled to continue this journey with main producer Xénia Maingot and co-producer Maria Ekerhovd.

02/01/20

01.02.20YALDA wins at Sundance Film Festival

Our French-German-Swiss-Luxembourgish-Iranian-Libanese co-production by director Massoud Bakhshi wins the Grand Jury Prize in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at Sundance Film Festival. 

01/22/20

22.01.20German Premiere of Sunburned

SUNBURNED by Carolina Hellsgård celebrated its German Premiere at the Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis in Saarbrücken on the 22nd of January. The team was more than happy about the positive reactions by the audience. 

12/06/19

06.12.19YALDA premieres at Sundance Filmfest

We are excited that our international co-production YALDA - A NIGHT FOR FORGIVENESS by director Massoud Bakshi will have it's premiere at the 36th Sundance Film Festival in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition!

 

11/26/19

26.11.19BKM funds ECHOES

The project ECHOES by director and author Kai Gero Lenke receives script development funding by BKM. We are happy to keep developing this wonderful project about a depressed writer who cannot cope with the loss of his fiancée and decides to bring her back to life - even if he has to steal a technology that was never meant to be used on Earth.

09/12/19

12.09.19ELECTRIC GIRL in Busan

ELECTRIC GIRL by Ziska Riemann is going to celebrate its International Premiere at the 24th BUSAN International Film Festival on October 4th. We are super happy and say thank you to our sponsors, supporters and our entire team!

More information here

10/02/19

02.10.19SUNBURNED celebrates premiere in Rome

We are pleased that SUNBURNED will celebrate its world premiere at Alice Nella Città, as part of the International Rome Film Festival. The premiere will take place on October 18 in the presence of director Carolina Hellsgård und actresses Zita Gaier and Nicolais Borger.

We especially thank our supporters and sponsors: 
Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, BKM, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, nordmedia, FFA and  Creative Europe MEDIA.

 

08/15/19

15.08.19Nicole Gerhards in the jury for Zürcher Filmpreis

Nicole Gerhards, Jan-Eric Mack and Sandra Meier are this years jury for the Best Feature Film-Award at the prestigious Zürcher Filmpreis. The winner of the award will be presented on 03-10-2019 at the Zurich Film Festival.

06/24/19

24.06.19Electric Girl celebrates theatrical release in germany

Our German-Belgian Co-production ELECTRIC GIRL by Ziska Riemann opens in German cinemas on 11-07-2019.

01/19/19

19.01.19ELECTRIC GIRL celebrated World Premiere

ELECTRIC GIRL by Ziska Riemann celebrated its World Premiere at renowned German Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis 2019 on 17th January. Thank you to all the viewers and the whole team! We had a beautiful time. 

11/27/18

27.11.18Shooting of SUNBURNED completed

A touching shooting with an exceptional team has been completed. Thank you to everyone who was part of this journey and a special thank to amazing director Carolina Hellsgård.

10/16/18

16.10.18Co-Production YALDA finished shooting

After 30 shooting days our French-German-Swiss-Luxembourgish-Iranian-Libanese co-production YALDA finished shooting in Tehran. We are already excited to see the result in a few months. 

01/22/18

22.01.18Nicole Gerhards in the jury at Filmfestival Max-Ophüls-Preis 2018

Nicole Gerhards, Monja Art, Andrew Bird, Susanne Bormann and Christian Schwochow are the jury for feature films at Filmfestivals Max-Ophüls-Preis 2018.  "Landrauschen" by Lisa Miller was awarded Best Feature Film.

07/11/17

11.07.17Shooting of electric girl completed

After 29 shooting days in Hamburg, Berlin, Köln und Jülich the shooting of ELECTRIC GIRL by Ziska Riemann is completed successfully. Many thanks to the great team!

05/29/17

29.05.17Shooting of Electric Girl by Ziska Riemann starts

Script: Angela Christlieb, Dagmar Gabler, Ziska Riemann & Luci van OrgDirctor
Production: NiKo Film, Wüste Film (DE), A Private View (BE), WDR, ARTE
Funding: Creative Europe, BKM, FFA, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, DFFF, nordmedia Film- und Mediengesellschaft, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig Holstein, Screen Flanders

11/11/17

11.11.17Three awards for EN ATTENDANT LES HIRONDELLES at the 28th Carthage Film Festival

Golden Wihr for best picture and best directing: Karim Mousaoui
Golden Wihr for most promising actress: Hania Amar
Golden Wihr for best film editing: Mehdi Ramdanin 

11/09/17

09.11.17CARRÉ 35 awarded

best picture at the french Filmdays Stuttgart-Tübingen!

10/06/17

06.10.17CLASH premieres in german cinemas

Clash will start in german cinemas at the 19th of October 2017. The premiere with guests will take place on the 14th of October at the Kommunale Kino Hannover at 8:15 pm. 

10/05/17

05.10.17EN ATTENDANT LES HIRONDELLES at 25th Hamburg Filmfestival 2017

EN ATTENDANT LES HIRONDELLES (UNTIL THE BIRDS RETURN) represents NiKo Film at the 25th Filmfest Hamburg 2017. It is nominated for the Hamburg Producers Award for European Cinema Co-Productions.
It premieres Sunday, 8th of October 2017 at 9:45 pm in the Abaton Cinema in presence of Director Karim Moussaoui and Co-Producer Nicole Gerhards. Another screening takes place on the 10th of October 2017, at 21:15, also in the Abaton and in presence of Karim Moussaoui.

05/11/17

11.05.17Yes, We CANNES and we CANNES even twice

EN ATTENDANT LES HIRONDELLES by Karim Moussaoui in Un Certain Regard ° Monday, May 22nd, 11am, Théâtre Debussy ° Wednesday, May 24th, 1pm, Théâtre Debussy ° Thursday, May 25th, 4:30 pm, Théâtre Debussy 

CARRÉ 35 by Eric Caravaca in Selection Officielle, Séance spéciale ° Sunday, the 21st (hochgestellt) May, 4.30 pm in La Salle du 60è.

06/17/16

17.06.16NiKo Film presents two Films at the 34. Filmfest München

NiKo Film represents two international co-productions at this year's Munich Film Festival. CLASH (tickets) by Mohamed Diab, who recently celebrated it's world premiere at the 69th Film Festival in Cannes is seen as Germany premiere in competition at the section CineVisionMOTHER AND OTHER SPINNER IN THE FAMILY (tickets) by Ibolya Fekete is shown as Germany premiere in the section Spotlight of the Filmfest Munich. NiKo Film owner Nicole Gerhards will also be part of this year's jury of the New German Cinema Award. Last year, the NiKo Film production BABAI was honored three times in this section.

04/14/16

14.04.16CLASH (ESHTEBAK) secures a World Premiere at Cannes Festival 2016

Writer/Director Mohamed Diab's film Clash has been officially selected for the world-class Cannes Film Festival (11-22 May). Landing its world premiere at the festival's 69th edition, Clash will compete within the festival's prestigious Un Certain Regard.

 

01/12/16

12.01.16BABAI WAS PRE-SELECTED FOR GERMAN FILM AWARD 2016

We are extremely pleased that BABAI was pre-selected for Deutsche Filmakademie annual prize LOLA 2016 for Best Feature Film among 28 films.

12/03/15

03.12.15BABAI WON THE AUDIENCE PRIZE AT PANORAMA OF EUROPEAN CINEMA IN ATHENS

Great news! BABAI won the Audience Prize in 28th Panorama of European Cinema in Athens!

11/27/15

27.11.15BABAI WINS SEVERAL PRIZES AT BOSPHORUS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL IN ISTANBUL

We are pleased that BABAI won the main prize for Best Feature Film as well as Best Screenplay prize and Visar Morina received Best Feature Film prize for BABAI at the 3rd Bosphorus International Film Festival in Istanbul.

07/12/15

12.07.15BEST DIRECTOR AWARD for VISAR MORINA

Visar Morina received the Best Director Award for BABAI in the main competition and the Europa Cinema Label prize for the best European film in the official selection.

 

07/04/15

04.07.15BABAI WINS BIG AT NEW GERMAN TALENT AWARDS

We are ver happy to announce that BABAI has won the director, script and actor award at the Munich Film Festival. Please read the press release here.

We are especially happy to pronounce that our feature film BABAI has been selected for the 33rd Munich Film Festival and will have it's world premiere on June 28 in the section "New German Cinema".

 

We are happy to announce the German cinema release of Stina Werenfelds' DORA OR THE SEXUAL NEUROSES OF OUR PARENTS. The Premiere will take place on May 20  in the cinema Abaton in Hamburg at8 p.m. and on May 21 in the cinema Delphi at 7.30 p.m.

Our Kosovar-German co-production THREE WINDOWS AND A HANGING by Isa Qosja won Best Film Award at the Glocal Images International Competition of the Cyprus Film Days. Actress Irena Cahani was awared for her outstanding performance. Congratulations to Isa Qosja, Irena Cahani and the whole team!

 

04/22/15

22.04.15NICOLE GERHARDS IN THE JURY AT THE 11. ACHTUNG BERLIN

At this year’s Achtung Berlin Film Festival Nicole Gerhards, Suse Marquardt and Katharina Marie Schubert are the Jury for the Feature Film Competition. The Best Movie was awarded to IM SOMMER WOHNT ER UNTEN by Tom Sommerlatte.

 

01/12/15

12.01.15HOMELAND, SEX AND FURTHER INCONVENIENCES AT THE URANIA FILM FESTIVAL

HOMELAND, SEX AND FURTHER INCONVENIENCES by Réka Kincses is selected for Urania Film Festival 2015 in Budapest! In the end of January the movie will be screened in the context of this year's festival migration topic.

02/09/15

09.02.15DORA OR THE SEXUAL NEUROSIS OF OUR PARENTS NOMINATED FOR SWISS FILM AWARD

DORA OR THE SEXUAL NEUROSIS OF OUR PARENTS is nominated for the Swiss Film Award 2015 in four categories! Congratulations to Dschoint Ventschr, director Stina Werenfels and the whole team! More information here!

We are happy to announce that our Switch-German co-production DORA OR THE SEXUAL NEUROSE OF OUR PARENTS by Stina Werenfels celebrates its international premiere at they year's Berlinale in the section Panorama! 

Berlinale Press Release and Trailer

01/07/15

07.01.15DORA OR THE SEXUAL NEUROSIS OF OUR PARENTS AT THE 50th SOLOTHURNER FILMTAGE

We are glad to announce the world premiere of our Swiss-German coproduction DORA OR THE SEXUAL NEUROSIS OF OUR PARENTS by Stina Werenfels at the 50th Solothurner Filmtage! The premiere takes place on the 23rd of January at the Landhaus in the presence of director Stina Werenfels, leading actress Victoria Schulz and dramatist Lukas Bärfuss!

01/05/15

05.01.15CINEMA DU MONDE SUPPORTS FATHER

Thanks to  Cinema Du Monde for the post-production support for our porject FATHER. We are happy about the further collaboration with our French co-producer Eaux Vives Productions!

11/10/14

10.11.14KILL ME CELEBRATES FREE TV PREMIERE ON ARTE

We are happy to announce the free TV premiere of Emily Atef’s KILL ME with Maria Dragus and Roeland Wiesnekker in the leading roles! Monday, 17th of November at 10:33 p.m. on Arte. Rerun on Thursday, 27th of November at 02:13 a.m.! Don’t miss it!

 

After 37 shooting days in Chile, the shooting of our Argentinean-Chilean-Spanish-German co-production LA MEMORIA DEL AGUA by Matías Bize (EN LA CAMA) is completed successfully. Many thanks to the great team and we are happy about the fantastic result.

Director Isa Qosja has won the Cineuropa Award at this year's Sarajevo Film Festival with our Kosova-German co-production THREE WINDOWS AND A HINGING! Congratulations! 

Our Kosovar-German co-production THREE WINDOWS AND A HANGING celebrates in tne competition of the 20th Sarajevo Film Festival its world premiere. Congratulations to director Isa Qosja and the whole team!

Our German-Kosovar-Macedonian co-production FATHER by Visar Morina, currently in production, receives funding from nordmedia. We are very happy and thank you very much!

08/01/14

01.08.14ELECTRIC GIRL SELECTED FOR FUNDING BY CREATIVE EUROPE - MEDIA

 

We are glad to announce that Creative Europe MEDIA selected among 378 submissions also our project ELECTRIC GIRL by Angela Christlieb and Dagmar for funding. Cordial thanks!

07/31/14

31.07.14 MANY HAPPY RETURENS PROPOSED FOR THE GERMAN SCRIPT AWARD

Carlos Morelli's screenplay MANY HAPPY RETRUNS, already funded by the Kuratorium junger deutscher Film, has now been suggested by the foundation for the German Screenplay Award 2015. Congratulations and we are happy to announce that the ZDF - Das Kleine Fernsehspiel participated as co-producer on the project.

 We are happy to announce that after seven weeks, 38 shooting days in three different countries the shooting for our feature movie FATHER is completed. After an exciting time in Kosovo and Macedonia the last shooting period took place in North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany). We thank our Kosovar and Macedonian co-producers, the Kosovo Cinematography Center and the Macedonian Film Fund for their support and wonderful collaboration. Many thanks also to the whole international team!

Quelle: www.dvd-magazine.eu

The last part of the shooting of our international co-production FATHER takes currently place in North Rhine Westphalia, including in the JHQ Rheindahlen. On 22nd of July a press conference in the presence of director Visar Morina and his main cast will take place in Nicole Gerhard’s hometown Mönchengladbach. 

07/15/14

15.07.14SHOOTING OF LA MEMORIA DEL AGUA STARTED

On 14th of July  the shooting of our Chilean-Argentinian-Spanish-German co-production LA DEL AGUA MEMORIA by Matías Bize (EN LA CAMA) started. The shooting is currently taking place in Chile. We wish the whole team good luck!

Eight months after the shooting started in October 2013, the shooting of MOTHER AND THE OTHER SPINNER IN THE FAMILY by Ibolya Fekete is now completed with the third block. We are excited about the great results and thank all those involved!

06/24/14

24.06.14NICOLE GERHARDS IN THE JURY AT EDINBURGH FILM FESTIVAL 2014

At this year's Edinburgh Film Festival Nicole Gerhards formed next to Linda Ruth Williams and Lenora Crichlow the Short Film Competition Jury. The Virgin Atlantic Little Red Award went this year to Nick Rowland’s SLAP. Daisy Jacobs was pleased with the Award for Creative Innovation in a Short Film for THE BIGGER PICTURE, while Ainslie Henderson and Will Anderson accepted the Award for Outstanding Individual Contribution to a Short Film for MONKEY LOVE EXPERIMENT.

On 31st of May the shooting to Visar Morinas debut film FATHER starts. The first shooting period of our German-Kosovar-Macedonian co-production takes place in Kosovo. We wish our international team a lot of success and power! Thanks a lot for your support! Toi, toi, toi!

03/25/14

25.03.14QKK INCREASED FUNDING FOR FATHER

Our sincere thanks go to the Kosova Cinematography Center, which has increased the funding for our project FATHER directed by Visar Morina to 200,000 €!

01/10/14

10.01.14ZDFkultur broadcasts HOMELAND, SEX AND FURTHER INCONVENIENCES

HOMELAND, SEX AND FURTHER INCONVENIENCES will be broadcast today at 11.05 p.m. and afterwards at 3.30 a.m. on ZDFkultur. The director Réka Kincses shows a story taken from everyday life about two well integrated foreigners in Germany who have to face challenges in their relationship. A very honest and close view, told with an intense authenticity. 

Many thanks to the Macedonian Film Fund, which supports MY FATHER as one of three co-productions. We are very pleased.

11/04/13

04.11.13FATHER funded by FFA

Our project FATHER has been supported by the FFA (German Federal Film Board) with 150.000€. We are sincerely grateful.

10/24/13

24.10.13NICOLE GERHARDS IN THE JURY AT THE 47th HOFER FILMTAGE

Nicole Gerhards took part as a Jury member in the 47th Hofer Filmtage to choose the Best Young German Film. The Jury members had a great time watching all the films and after a long discussions have decided to award HOUSTEN, directed by Bastian Günther.   Hofer Filmtage

10/02/13

02.10.13FATHER receives funding

We are happy to announce that FATHER has been funded by the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW with 450.000€.

10/29/13

29.10.13Nicole Gerhards jury at the Prifilmfest

Prifilmfest, the International Kosovo Film Festival, started in 2009. In this year’s edition Nicole Gerhards took part as a jury member and got to know better Kosovo’s new, fastly growing, film scene.     PriFilmFest

08/24/13

24.08.13THREE WINDOWS AND A HANGING awarded

THREE WINDOWS AND A HANGING won the POSTREPUBLIK AWARD at the 19th Sarajevo Film Festival. Festival winners 

05/30/13

30.05.13EL PREMIO WON 4 ARIEL AWARDS

El Premio just won 4 Ariel Awards of the Mexican Academy of Film: Best Film, Best Debut Film, Best Original Script and Best Editing. 

05/13/13

13.05.13MANY HAPPY RETURNS SCRIPT SUPPORTED

What would you do if after your son's birthday party a kid is not picked up? That is the starting point of MANY HAPPY RETURNS, our project with writer and director Carlos Morelli, whose short films have been successfully shown in many film festivals in the last years. We are happy to announce that Kuratorium junger deutscher Film has decided to fund the script with 15.000    Kuratorium

10/09/12

09.10.12Maria Dragus Best Actress

Maria Dragus won the Award for Best Actress at the Romanian International Film Festival for her role in KILL ME. 

08/13/12

13.08.12Producers Lab Toronto

The third edition of Producers Lab Toronto 2012 will take place during the Toronto International Film Festival from September 5 to 8, 2012. EFP-online

06/17/12

17.06.12Inside Pictures 2012

Nicole Gerhards participates in the Inside Pictures workshop 2012.

06/21/12

21.06.12Kill me cinema release in germany

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Kill Me will have its cinema release in Germany on the 5th June. 
Premiere dates: 
Düsseldorf 4th June / Berlin 5th June
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04/24/12

24.04.12Producer on the Move 2012

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Nicole Gerhards has been selected as German representative for the Producers on the Move programme at Cannes Film Festival 2012. 
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04/24/12

24.04.12France Cinema Release of Kill Me

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We are happy to announce the premiere of our film KILL ME in French cinemas:
18.04.12 in Marseilles
19.04.12 in Paris
Les films du losange

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01/15/12

15.01.12Kill Me Solothurn

KILL ME on the 47th Solothurn Film Festival in Switzerland 

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01/15/12

15.01.12The Prize

It makes us happy that The Prize plays with the GFI ( Global Film Initiative ) , in MoMA New York.

http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/films/1234

11/03/11

03.11.11The Stranger In Me wins the Juliane Bartel Award

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We happily announce that Emily Atef and Esther Bernstorff got the Juliane Bartel Award in the category TV-movie for THE STRANGER IN ME. 

Juliane Bartel Medienpreis

10/27/11

27.10.11Kill Me world premiere

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KILL ME celebrates its World Premiere in Hof

Hofer Film Festival

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THE PRIZE won the award for the Best Film at the 15th Lima Film Festival. Thank you!

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THE PRIZE was awarded two Silver Bears in the Berlinale for its Outstanding Artistic Contribuiton in both Camera and Production Design. We are very happy and grateful! 

 

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