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Thomas Ladenburger was born in 1975 in Ellwangen/Jagst. His studies began at the San Francisco Art Institute, where he studies almost 2 years with a major in Interdisciplinary Media. Then he returned to Germany and continued his studies at the University of Arts Berlin where he graduated with his Masters in 2005. During his masters between 2003 and 2005 he taught at the University of Arts. Besides his freelance-works for different TV and cinema productions as camera man and sound recorder, he realized and produced own film works.

Feature Films
2010 Al Halqa - In the Storyteller's Circle (90 min)
2004 For Myself And The Others

Short films
2013 The Halqa of Shrifa Aicha Benbaha (19 min)
2013 Bouia Omar - Tamer of Demons (18 min)
2013 Trance and Snakes - The Aissawa (20 min)
2013 Hassan's Rooster Training (10 min)
2013 Mustapha El Hansh - The Young Magician (17 min)
2013 Die Herb Men From The Desert (16 min)
2013 The Halqa Of "Msieh" (16 min)
2013 The Transvestites (11 min)
2013 The Poetry Of The Melhoun (14 min)
2011 Poem About Jemaa El Fna Square (5 min)
2000 The Ferry Lady (5min)
2000 Holzschnitt/Filmschnitt (15 min)
1999 Begegnung in 17 sec.
1998 San Francisco No.11



AL-HALQA – IN THE STORYTELLER´S CIRCLE (Orig.) / 2010 / Germany / 87 min

On Djemaa el Fna Square in the Moroccan city of Marrakech, Abderahim El Maqori tells stories that he has been collecting in his mind and heart since he was a child. Now that he is growing older, he is teaching his son Zoheir the tricks of a dying trade....



Visegrad? Where the hell is that?

Visegrad? Where the hell is that?

With this daring motto, playfully ironic visual design and primarily interesting film selection, Visegrad Film Festival presented its programme in Cork, Ireland. How was it, where does it go and why is it actually held in Ireland?

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- 26.9.2016 -

A Showcase of Asian Documentary Film Jewels? TIDF!

A Showcase of Asian Documentary Film Jewels? TIDF!

The interest in all things Asian is growing faster than capital markets in the global world. That goes for documentary films as well. The contemporary production of Asian documentary filmmakers is regularly presented by Taiwan International Documentary Festival.

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- 12.9.2016 -

Gulîstan, Land of Roses Wins Prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award at Locarno IFF

Gulîstan, Land of Roses Wins Prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award at Locarno IFF

On Sunday, August 7, young director Zaynê Akyol became the 9th winner of the unique Doc Alliance Selection Award that is awarded since 2008 by the international Doc Alliance platform. The Kurdish director based in Canada received the award during an award ceremony at Locarno IFF. Along with the award, the filmmaker also received financial support of 5.000 euro for her future film.

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- 8.8.2016 -

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