Case study in progress: one film – one subject – one night
- Director and producer: Hubertus Siegert, SUMO Film
- Campaign host organisation: Christine von Kirschbaum / Eva Thomas / Tina Sander, Mittendrin e.V.
- Campaign strategist: Ben Kempas, Film & Campaign
- Fundraiser and spokesperson: Raul Krauthausen
- Additional content and social media: Suse Bauer
- Publicity: Edith Kleibel, Media Office
- Outreach managers: Dubi Petrak, Film & Campaign; Tanja Grundmann, Mittendrin e.V.
- Databases and event publishing: Aga Slawinska, Film & Campaign
- Graphic design: Propaganda B
- Campaign funders: Aktion Mensch / SAP / Bertelsmann Stiftung / DATEV / Randstad Stiftung
Sometimes a film comes along with a compelling message, a great cast and creative team, and the potential to have a big impact on a topical issue.
From an early stage, it was clear that The Children of Utopia was one of those films: unique, independently made and all too easily lost in the clamour for attention in an industry where funding and high-profile exhibition slots can make the difference between success and failure.Read more
As I sometimes refer to myself as a "cultural refugee from Germany", it's very good to see the Germans finally getting their heads around the importance of outreach campaigns for documentaries.
Here's a talk and discussion recorded at a Filmfest event in Hamburg, hosted by Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Hostein and Deutsche Filmakademie. I had been asked to do an 'impulsvortrag' (an 'impetus speech'). That was a new word to me, and I admit I had to ask a German friend what it involves: a short talk to kickstart a longer discussion.
Anyway, if you can spare 10 minutes and understand German, this clip may give you a better idea about our work:Read more
- A film by Alexander Dittner and Ben Kempas
- Produced by Xframe GmbH for Rundfunk Berlin Brandenburg (RBB)
- 44 minutes
TAKE ON EAST GERMANY's regime and pay the ultimate price
This is the story of Michael Gartenschläger, an early political prisoner in East Germany.
Sentenced for life at the age of 17, and later redeemed by the West, he could not stop fighting the socialist regime.
He boldly dismantled spring-gun mines at the Iron Curtain to reveal their presence to the public. The Stasi killed him in 1976.