BEST DEBUT FEATURE FILM AWARD FOR
“UFERFRAUEN – LESBIAN LIFE AND LOVE IN THE GDR”
Halle/Hannover, October 18, 2020
Congratulations! Barbara Wallbraun, the director of our documentary “Uferfrauen – Lesbian Life and Love in the GDR”, has received the Best Debut Feature Film Award at the Queerscope – Independent German Queer Film Festival. The Ceremony took place yesterday at the 24. Perlen – Queer Film Festival Hannover.
NEXT TRY: “UFERFRAUEN” IN GERMAN THEATERS
Halle/Hamburg, August 15, 2020
We don’t give up! After the first corona wave in March and the nation wide shutdown of all cultural life, we now will release our documentary “Uferfrauen – Lesbian Life and Love in the GDR” in the German Theaters again.
STARTING IN GERMAN CINEMAS ON SEPTEMBER 3, 2020
The schedule is already packed with more the 100 screenings through September and October. Director Barbara Wallbraun and some of our lovely Uferfrauen will be attending the screenings and Q&As as well.
Find all dates at: www.uferfrauen.de
“UFERFRAUEN” THEATER RELEASE POSTPONED
Halle/Hamburg, March 19, 2020
Due to the corona pandemia the german theater release of “Uferfrauen – Lesbian Life and Love in the GDR” is postponed to September 3, 2020. Stay tuned:
“UFERFRAUEN” IS COMING TO GERMAN THEATERS
Halle/Hamburg, January 13, 2020
Some great news at the beginning of 2020: Our documentary “Uferfrauen – Lesbian Life and Love in the GDR” will be released through the fabulous Hamburg based distributor Déjà-Vu.
STARTING IN GERMAN CINEMAS ON APRIL 2, 2020
“UFERFRAUEN” IN BERLIN
Halle/Berlin, November 15, 2019
Barbara Wallbrauns feature documentary “Uferfrauen – Lesbian Life and Love in the GDR” will run at the Berlin Lesbian Non-Binary Filmfest on Saturday, December 7th at 3pm in Cinema 1 and Cinema 2 in the Sputnik-Kino am Südstern and Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 7:30 pm . Get your tickets here: www.blnfilmfest.org
AUDIENCE AWARD FOR
“UFERFRAUEN – LESBIAN LIFE AND LOVE IN THE GDR”
Hamburg/Halle, October 21, 2019
First feature, first film festival, first award! Our director Barbara Wallbraun wins the “Best Documentary Award” for her debut film “Uferfrauen – Lesbian Life and Love in the GDR” at the 30th Queer Film Festival in Hamburg. Congratulations and thanks to the Hamburg people for the warm welcome we received.
Some impressions of last night …
“UFERFRAUEN – LESBIAN LIFE AND LOVE IN THE GDR”
Hamburg/Halle, September 16, 2019
We are so happy! After seven years of producing, we may proudly announce that our documentary “Uferfrauen – Lesbian Life and Love in the GDR” will come to life. We are heading for its premiere at the 30. International Queer Film Festival in Hamburg, October 15.-20. 2019.
Uferfrauen portraits six Lesbian protagonists of the formerly socialist Republic behind the Berlin Wall and has them tell their captivating and sometimes outrageous life stories.
A production by Sunday Filmproduktion in coproduction with ZDF – Das kleine Fernsehspiel.
PREMIERE: Sunday, October 2019, 17:15 h, Kino Passage, Saal 1
Mönckebergstraße 17, 20095 Hamburg,
“LAND ON WATER” NOW ON GUIDE DOC TV
Barcelona/Halle, September 9, 2019
We are proud to present our Feature Documentary “Land on Water” on Guide Doc TV!
Tune in @ https://guidedoc.tv/documentary/land-on-water-documentary-film/
“IUVENTA” NOW ON DVD & AMAZON & CO.
Halle, October 26, 2018
For us it is a film about a generation which takes hand on, moves things, rescues lifes and makes it right.: IUVENTA, our coproduction with LAZY, RAI und ZDF/3SAT by Michele Cinque now on DVD and VIDEO ON DEMAND!
IUVENTA on AMAZON.COM
IUVENTA on AMAZON.DE
IUVENTA on ITUNES
„IUVENTA“ WINS GUERILLA STUFF AWARD
Bologna/Halle, June 23, 2018
Congratulatin Michele Cinque!
Yesterday our director won the Guerilla Staff Award at the Bologna Film Festival.
We would also like to mention the two Special Mentions the film received as well.
LAZY & SUNDAY COOPERATE FOR THE DOCUMENTARY „IUVENTA“
Rom/Halle, March 1, 2018
Mit IUVENTA greifen wir ein hochaktuelles politisches Thema auf: Der italienische Regisseur Michele Cinque hat in den Jahren 2016 und 2017 die deutsche NGO Jugend Rettet begleitet und war mit der Crew ihres Rettungsbootes IUVENTA mit auf den ersten Rettungsmissionen auf dem Mittelmeer. Im September 2017 wurde das Schiff von den italienischen Behörden auf Sizilien festgesetzt. Die IUVENTA ist zu einem Symbol der politischen Krise in Europa um die Frage der Migration geworden.
Der Dokumentarfilm wird koproduziert von Lazy Film aus Rom und der Sunday Filmproduktion aus Halle, flankiert von Bright Frames (ebenfalls Rom), RAI Cinema und ZDF/3sat. Für die Film Filmmusik konnten wir Alexander Hacke (Einstürzende Neubauten) und Danielle de Picciotto gewinnen.
Für den Sommer bereiten wir eine kleine Kinotour vor. Die Fernseherstaustrahlung bei ZDF/3sat wird aller Wahrscheinlichkeit nach im August erfolgen.
Mehr Infos: https://jugendrettet.org/en/
“SUMMER SOLSTICE” ON DVD / BLUE RAY
Halle, May 20, 2016
“SUMMER SOLSTICE” is out now on DVD and BLUE RAY !
order on AMAZON
check it out on ITUNES
more information about the film
US PREMIERE “SUMMER SOLSTICE”
Halle/Palm Springs, Dezember 15, 2015
“SUMMER SOLSTICE” will run for the first time in the USA at January 4, 2016. We are excited about the inviation from the International Film Festival Palms Spring where the film will be shown within the “World Cinema Now” program. Screenings: January 4, 2016, 7pm und January 6, 2016 7pm, each at the Palms Springs Regal 9.
more information about the film
BEST POLISH FILM 2015
AT THE CAMERAIMAGE: “SUMMER SOLSTICE”
Bydgoszcz, November 21, 2015
“Summer Solstice” wins at the 23. Cameraimage Filmfestival in Poland, honoured for the best Polish Film. We are excited! Concratulations to our partner Prasa i Film.
Foto: Director Michał Rogalski and Cinematographer Jerzy Zieliński
“SUMMER SOLSTICE” IN COTTBUS
Cottbus, November 4, 2015
“Summer Solstice” goes home to the Filmfest Cottbus where the co-production had been initiated in 2009 when writer/director Michal Rogalski (Prasa i Film from Warsaw) and producer Thomas Jeschner (Sunday Fllmproduktion from Halle) met and determined to found a german-polnish cooperation. The film will be shown within the Polski Horyzonty program at 9 pm tonight, Obenohne-Kino.
“LAND ON WATER” WINS AT THE DOK LEIPZIG FILMFESTIVAL
October 31, 2015
Our documentary “LAND ON WATER” is the winner of the National Competition at the 58. Dok Leipzig Filmfestival. This long-term observation by director Tom Lemke shows the life in a ghost village and tells about men who continue to rise up against the regional opencast mining, despite the fact of knowing that they cannot defer the end.
SUMMER SOLSTICE AT THE HOF INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
We are proud to be invited for “Summer Solstice” to the 49. Hof International Film Festival (Oktober 20.-25. 2015), where our German-Polish coproduction will be shown for the first time in Germany.
German Premiere: Wednesday, October, 21. 7:30 pm at the Central-Kino in Hof
Additional screening at the festival: Thursday, October 22, 5:15 pm at the Scala, Regina
Hof Interantional Film Festival: www.hofer-filmtage.com/en/
Further premiere screenings accompanied by actors and filmcrew;
Thursday, October 22, 7:30 pm at the Passage Kino in Leipzig und
Friday, October 23, 8:00 pm at the Hackesche Höfe in Berlin statt.
SUMMER SOLSTICE at facebook: www.facebook.com/unserletztersommer
AFTER 12 YEARS !
PREMIERE OF “LAND ON WATER” IN THE COMPETITION OF THE DOK LEIPZIG FILMFESTIVAL
October 6, 2015We are proud to announce that our long-term observiation “Land on Water” by Tom Lemke will be shown at the national competition of the 58. International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film.
Premiere Wednesday, October 28. 4:15 pm at the Cinestar 4 in Leipzig
Further screenings, Thursday, October 29. 4:30 pm at the Schaubühne Lindenfels and Friday, October 30 7:45 pm at the Cinestar 4
MORE AWARDS FOR “SUMMER SOLSTICE”
Gdynia, September 19, 2015“Summer Solstice” wins at the Polish film festivals in Gdynia located at a beautifull beach at the baltic sea. Our director of photography Jerzy Zielinski was honured for best camera and Agnieszka Krukówna has been given the price for the best supporting actress. Concratulations! We are looking foreward to the start of the German premiere tour!
BEST SCREENPLAY IN MONTREAL
Montreal, September 5, 2015
Our german-polish co-production “Summer Solstice ” receives the award for the Best Screenplay at the Montral Film Festival. Concratulations to our writer/director Michal Rogalski!
“SUMMER SOLSTICE” PREMIERE SEPTEMBER 2, 2015 IN MONTREAL
August 15, 2015We are excited! Our German-Polish co-production “Summer Solstice” will start at the Montreal Film Festival. It will be part of the World Competition. The German cinema release is scheduled for October 22, 2015. More information coming soon.
FIGHT AGAINST WORLD DOMINATION
Juli, 17 2014The Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung and Sunday Filmproduction speak against the world dominance by a woman called “Ms. Sugar”. They support the eight year old girl Maggie, which started fighting the evil witch. “Ms. Sugar wants to rule the world” is an film adaption of a musical by Peter Lund. It will be directed by Till Hastreiter. Sunday Filmproduction is developing the script, funded by the Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung.
THE START OF FILMING FOR “SUMMER SOLSTICE”
Halle/Wroclaw, August 27, 2013Today, near Wroclaw (Poland) marks the first day of shooting for German-Polish feature film SUMMER SOLSTICE. During the 32 days of shooting, the Polish director Michael Rogalski tells a seemingly ordinary history of the Polish Province. During the night of the summer solstice three young people get together.
The German GUIDO (17) and the Polish ROMEK (17) and FRANKA (16) experience their first love. Thus they escape the cruelty of the surrounding war and in turn put themselves equally at risk. Set in the summer of 1943, in front of the gates of Auschwitz.
The German characters in the film are filled by; JONAS NAY (HOME VIDEO, KING OF GERMANY) as Guido, GERDY ZINT (COMBAT GIRLS) as Odi , ANDRÈ HENICKE (ANTIBODIES, BUDDAHS LITTLE FINGER) as a sergeant, and Steffen Scheunemann (THE MOON AND OTHER LOVERS) as lieutenant.
The film will be produced by the Polish company PRASA i FILM from Warsaw (ALL THAT I LOVE) in co-production with the SUNDAY FILMPRODUKTION from Halle, the Berlin MAFILM (Combat Girls), Broadcasting Berlin-Brandenburg (rbb editor: Cooky Ziesche) and the recording studio STL from Leipzig.
The project was initiated by the co-production market “Connecting Cottbus” who was sponsored by MDM and MBB. It is also part of the film initiative LEUCHTSTOFF from Broadcasting Berlin-Brandenburg (rbb) and the Media Board Berlin-Brandenburg.
SUMMER SOLSTICE is supported and sponsored by the Polish Film Institute (PISF), Central German Media Fund from Leipzig, the Media Board Berlin-Brandenburg, the German Federal Film Fund and the Federal Film Board. The film is produced around Wroclaw, Warsaw, around Riesa (Saxony) and the surrounding area of Lübben (Brandenburg).
The film will be released by farbfilm Distribution to German cinemas in the spring of 2015.
Photo: First Shooting Day near Wroclaw
COUNTRY FOR ONE MAN
March 19, 2013
The Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM) at their meeting on April 16th decided to award the documentary film project “Country for one man” with production funding. The Leipzig director Tom Lemke tells the story of a man who has lived in the same village for over ten years, when in fact the village has long ceased to exist. He can’t move on and instead continues to live in his small paradise as if there was no tomorrow.
PREMIERE OF THE GREATEST TRICK
March 17, 2013
On Sunday, the 17th March at Luchs-Cinema, Halle, the film team, actors, and numerous guests celebrated the premiere of the short film “His Greatest Trick” by Martin Menzel. The staff of the Paul-Riebeck Foundation were also invited, as they let us use their rooms on Kant Street for shooting the film. After 24 fast-paced minutes, there were lots of applause, a lot to talk about and plenty of congratulating.
BRONZE MEDAL FOR RENÉ FROTSCHER
April 27, 2012
René Frotscher – producer of Sunday Filmproduction – wins the Bronze Lola for “Best Picture” given by the German Film Academy for the feature film “Combat Girls”. The movie was produced by the production company Mafilm based in Berlin. The shooting of “Combat Girls” took place in Central Germany’s Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Delitzsch and Dessau in 2010.Combat Girls Facebook: www.facebook.com/KriegerinFilm
Mafilm Website: www.mafilm.de
LAST SHOOTING DAY OF “HIS GREATEST TRICK”
March 10, 2012The last scenes of the short movie “His Greatest Trick” have been shot in Halle. The short film directed by the Halle based filmmaker Martin Menzel tells the story of a nurse helping an old magician who suffered from a stroke by arranging a very special farewell performance for him. The shooting took place from March, 5-10 in the residential home for the elderly of the Paul-Riebeck-Stiftung. Co-Author of the story is Eike Goreczka. The production is supported by the MDM – Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung.
More about Martin Menzel: www.martin-menzel.com
Photo: Martin Menzel (director) & Christian Grashof (”Tamburini”)
February 13, 2012
The short film “White Lobster” by David Lale is honoured by receiving a “Special Mention” at the Berlin Today Award 2012. “Every step you take” has been the theme of the competition, where five filmmakers made it into the finals. The award competition is a part of the Berlinale Talent Campus.
More about David Lale: http://www.davidlale.org
MDM FUNDS GENRE BORDERLINER
January 25, 2012
The Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung – the regional film fund of Central Germany – funds the development of “Schaustein” – a Sunday feature film project. The creative leader in the development is the Leipzig based novelist Christian von Aster, who considers himself to be a genre borderliner. Von Aster works together with his favorite “cinema screen exposure man” – Christian Klandt, who in our world would simply be called “director”.
More about Christian von Aster: www.vonaster.de