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10 Years of Discovering the Best Documentaries for You


Sandra Trostel



Born in 1976.
1996 - 1998, diverse commissions and cooperations;
1998 - 2000, post-production supervisor and editor for the production company Cobblestone Pictures (commercials).
Since 2000, freelance film editor (documentary, feature films, commercials, music videos).
2001 - 2002, postgraduate studies of editing and documentary film at the International Film School (IFS) in Cologne.

Selected filmography (editor):
In Erinnerung an Andreas Thiel (2007-08, dir. Fatih Akin);
Fatih Akin - Tagebuch eines Filmreisenden (2007, dir. Monique Akin);
Die Braut – Geschichten aus der Pfandleihe (2007, dir. Roman Schaible);
Wie ich ein freier Reisebegleiter wurde (2006, dir. Jan Peters);
Der Lauf der Dinge (2005-06, dir. Rolf S. Wolkenstein);
Fresh Art Daily (2003, dir. Thomas Schlottmann/ Andreas Geiger);
Liebe! (2002, dir. Florian Fickel).

Selected filmography (director):
Ich weiß, dass du traurig bist (2009);
Utopia Ltd (2008-09);
Mein Paradies ist orange (2007);
Relax, It's Only Ghost (2006);
Frau Selheim & Frau Ruis (2005).

Selected filmography (producer):
Utopia Ltd. (2011)



UTOPIA LTD. (Orig.) / 2011 / Germany / 91 min

In a world in which fame seems to arrive faster than the speed of light - often only to evaporate even more quickly - the Hamburg-based trio 1000 Robota is a remarkable phenomenon. Despite being still wet behind the ears - they can't even drive the car that takes them to their concerts yet, and during the week they go to school - the band, made up of 17-year-olds Jonas and Basti and 18-year-old Anton, has become a huge hype in no time at all...



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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