Italian Premiere at the 2023 Lucca Film Festival 2023 (September 23 - October 1). As K-Saram won the Best Short Film Award in 2022 Alisa will be joining the festival as a juror of the Short Film Competition.
“Retrodreaming” will have its World Premiere at the 2022 New Orleans Film Festival.
“Retrodreaming” has received the “Prädikat Wertvoll” from the Deutsche Film- und Medienbewertung FBW.
“RAW”, written and directed by Alisa Berger, has received project
development funding from the Film und Medien Stiftung NRW, and
will now begin pre-production.
Anja Kreis pitched her project “The Alienated” (Suflete Curate) at European Work In Progress Cologne.
“K-Saram: Tale of the Pig Head” won the Jury Award for Best Short Film at the 2022 Lucca Film Festival.
“Retreat”, written and directed by Alisa Berger, has received a 40,000 euro project development grant from the Film und Medien Stiftung NRW, and is moving into its production stage.
Cannes Film Festival & Marché du Film 2022
Alisa Berger and FORTIS FEM FILM was selected by German Films for the Cannes ImpACT Lab.
IFFR Rotterdam Lab 2022
Alisa Berger will represent FORTIS FEM FILM at IFFR Rotterdam Lab 2022. With the support of Film- und Medienstiftung NRW.
"RETRODREAMING" at Atelier 105 - LIGHT CONE Paris
"RETRODREAMING", by Alisa Berger is in final post production stage within Atelier 105 residency at Light Cone Paris.
Light Cone will distribute the film in 2022.
Best Director Award for Yana Ugrekhelidze at SIWFF
"'Instructions for Survival', directed by Yana Ugrekhelidze, is an achievement that surpasses any form of persuasion in terms of the film’s approach to an individual's life, vividly revealing the violence inflicted by a discriminatory society."
Berlinale TEDDY Jury Award presented to Yana Ugrekhelidze for "Instructions for Survival"
"The film is an essential act of militancy that powerfully reminds us that the personal is political."
"Armed Lullaby" wins - IFFF, Internationales Frauenfilmfestival Dortmund / ECFA Short Film Award for Best Animation
Yana Ugrekhelidze's animated short film is awarded the ECFA Short Film Award and wins at the IFFF.
Production of "Die Tollen Menschen" and Script Development of "Retreat" supported by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW
"Die Tollen Menschen", produced by Fortis Fem Film, written and directed by Anna Kruglova, has received production funding. "Retreat", screenplay by Alisa Berger, has received script development funding.
"Instructions for Survival" is part of Perspektive Deutsches Kino at this year's Berlinale
The documentary by Yana Ugrekhelidze premieres at the 71st Berlinale- International Filmfestival as one of six selected movies in Perspektive Deutsches Kino.
"Armed Lullaby" is available to watch now in the of BR Mediathek.
Interfilm-Jury: "Der animierte Dokumentarfilm über den Abchasischen Bürgerkrieg zeigt die Flucht aus der Sicht von vier Kindern und vier verschiedene Fluchtwege. Dieser Film berührt mit seinen ausdrucksstarken Bildern und dem Mut, unterschiedliche Techniken zu verweben. Die wortlose Sprache des Films ist still und aufwühlend, sie stellt der Grausamkeit des Krieges und dem Elend der Flucht eine sanfte Ästhetik gegenüber, verbindet religiöse Symbolik mit märchenhaften Imaginés und einer berührenden Musik."
Animation project "Instructions for Survival" / "Das Fünf Ähren Gesetz"“ by Yana Ugrekhelidze has received a production grant from the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW.
Lecture at Filmbüro NW
Alisa Berger, together with Lena Ditte Nissen, gave an artistic lecture on the future of film at the UTOPIA Filmsymposium by Filmbüro NW.
"Armed Lullaby" is nominated for FIRST STEPS Award 2019
Yana Ugrekhelidze's animated short film is in this year's official selection, in the category Short and Animated Movies.
"Folle Nuit Russe" is now playing in French Cinemas
thanks to ASC Distribution
"Folle Nuit Russe" by Anja Kruglova will be distributed by ASC Distribution in France.
Winning the award for Best of Festival Feature, "The Astronauts' Bodies" by Alisa Berger.
"Armed Lullaby" is awarded the Jury Award (ex-aequo) at Ann Arbor Film Festival, USA, and participates in numerous international screenings
Yana Ugrekhelidze's animation short has been shown at:
Festival de Cine de Huesca, Spain 2019
Athens International Film and Video Festival 2019
Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin 2019
Filmfest Dresden 2019
filmfestkunst Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 2019
Moscow International Filmfest 2019
Ann Arbor Film Festival, USA 2019
Filmfestspiele Cannes, Next Generation 2019
Sarajevo Film Festival 2019
CinèDoc-Tbilisi, International Documentary Film Festival 2019
Pyeongchang International Peace Film Festival 2019
Fortis Fem Film receives a scholarship from the
„The Housewife“, by Alisa Berger and co-author Thorsten Krämer, received a preproduction grant for research in Japan.
"Ghosts of the Body“, by Alisa Berger, is now part of the Filmwerkstatt Düsseldorf Filmlab scholarship program.
"Case Nr. 79087“, directed by Yana Ugrekhelidze, and "Ghosts of the Body", directed by Alisa Berger, are now supported by the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW.
"Scythe Hitting Stone" wins the Grand Prix at the Festivals de Cinéma Univerciné Nantes
And the winners are...
"À bon chat bon rat", by Anja Kreis, for the award of the Jury Univerciné Russe, and "La Glace", by Oleg Trofim, for the Prix du Public. The jury also made a special mention of the film "Les Hirondelles mortes", by Natalia Perchina.
Prädikat besonders wertvoll for "Armed Lullaby"
The FBW jury unanimously decided to award the film the rating of “particularly valuable”.
In 1993, the Abkhaz civil war forces Georgian children and their families to leave their hometown of Sukhumi. On the run from war, their path leads into the unknown.
"Scythe Hitting Stone" awarded the Grand Prix
The film was awarded the Grand Prix des Long Métrages at the Poitiers Film Festival.
Two courageous films received by the 1,500 Euro Special Jury Award offered by HBO.
The new short film by Anja Kreis will be supported by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW with 8000 Euro.
Festival du Cinema russe a Honfleur: "Scythe Hitting Stone" (A bon chat bon rat) wins two awards
Scythe hitting Stone (fr. A bon chat bon rat) received two awards in France. The Prix François-Chalais for Best Scenario, and the Prix De La Région Normandie for Best Beginning.
The screenplay by Alisa Berger will be supported by Kuratorium Junger Deutscher Film.
The screenplay by Anja Kreis will be supported by the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW with 10000 Euro.