HEARTWAKE films GmbH develops, produces and coproduces fiction and documentary films with German and international talent for the local and international market.

HEARTWAKE films seeks to develop and promote risk-taking stories with inspiring characters, innovative artistic vision and unique power to engage audiences. We embrace diversity in all its forms to produce films that challenge the status quo. With a portfolio of projects with feminist and queer protagonists, diverse female leads, or underrepresented voices taking action, HEARTWAKE films provides space for filmmakers and projects, to work and grow - with one another and within the industry.

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NEWS

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Overwhelmed to close the FinalTouch Lab by IDM Film Funding and Bolzano Filmfestival Bozen for our work in progress IRIS / Safe in here (WT) with True Colours International's DistributionPrize and the Postproduction Award by Cine Chromatix Italy. Grateful and happy for the amazing expert feedback and powerboost for our final meters.  Jury statement: https://bit.ly/3bw4nhR

 

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Thank you Beirut Cinema Platform 2021 and Beirut DC for a week full of inspiring meetings for our project WOMEN OF MY LIFE. Very excited to close this wonderful week with the El Gouna Film Festival Award and an invitation to Cinegouna Springboard 2021. written and directed by Zahraa Ghandour (IQ), produced by HEARTWAKE films in co-production with Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion (CH).

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We have recently teamed up with The Film Collaborative:

If you are a US citizen or legal entity,  you can now support EMBODIED CHORUS with a TAX DEDUCTIBLE CONTRIBUTION.

Please get in touch if you would like to know more, or find find further info on our project page & donate directly: https://www.thefilmcollaborative.org/fiscalsponsorship/projects/embodiedchorus

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December 2020: Thank you CNC! The French Centre National du Cinéma supports EMBODIED CHORUS through the CNC Lebanon relief fund, established after the explosion on August 4th.

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October 2020: Yayyyy. EMBODIED CHORUS was selected to participate in the

EAVE on demand programme in Lebanon with our co-producer Yara Abi Nader.

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September 15-19 2020: New York calling..

Proud and happy to present EMBODIED CHORUS in this year's IFP WEEK New York in the Spotlight on documentaries section.

https://thegotham.org/press/ifp-week-2020-project-forum-slate/

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September 2020: CLOSING THE FULL CIRCLE programme with MASCHA in Kayserberg, Alsace / France. With scenic hikes, Alsacian wine tasting and - above all: great mentors to get our project to the next level. Thank you!

 

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September 2020: MASCHA continues to Pop Up Film Residency in Denmark! Thank you Matthieu Darras from Full Circle Lab & PopUp Film Residency and Katja Adomeit from Adomeit Film Denmark for hosting us on the beautiful island of Fynen! This was such a special journey with writer Carl Gerber, director John Kolya Reichart & producer Julia Wagner.

https://bit.ly/3ecavxM

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July 2020: Another great week for our project MASCHA with Full Circle Lab & EWA Network during Forum Alentours 2020:

https://www.facebook.com/heartwakefilms/posts/2045203098947189

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June 2020: Great news keep coming: OIF Fonds Images de la Francophonie is joining the support engine for EMBODIED CHORUS. Thank you, OIF team & jury!

https://www.facebook.com/embodiedchorus/posts/2565271986906206

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June 2020: Most wonderful news bring happiness, hope & progress:

IDFA Bertha Fund Europe is supporting our project EMBODIED CHORUS. Thank you!

https://www.facebook.com/embodiedchorus/posts/2550964851670253

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April 2020: Thank you Filmland MV:

Writer Carl Gerber receives the scholarship for the Film residency Mecklenburg-Vorpommern with our project MASCHA

http://beta.blickpunktfilm.de/details/449586,

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March 2020: Thank you German-Polish Film Fund of FFA, Medienboard, MDM & Polish Film Institute for development funding for our project THE QUEEN OF THULE (WT), written by Paula Redlefsen, directed by Ewa Wikiel; produced by HEARTWAKE films in coproduction with KOI Studio Warszaw:

https://www.ffa.de/aid=1394.html?newsdetail=20200303-1351_deutsch-polnischer-filmfonds-unterstuetzt-vier-neue-projekte

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December 2019 - Rendez-Vous Franco-Allemands, Mulhouse: It's official:

The Full Circle Lab Upper Rhine, run by Matthieu Darras & Nadja Dumouchel, reveals their 6 projects for the 2020 edition, and we are in it with MASCHA (written by Carl Gerber, directed by John Kolya Reichart). This is amazing news and we look forward to continuing this journey with you!

https://cineuropa.org/en/newsdetail/382115/ https://fullcirclelab.org/full-circle-lab-upper-rhine/

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August 2019 - We are grateful & happy: 2 amazing partners confirmed funding support for EMBODIED CHORUS:

Thank you AFAC Arab Fund for Arts and Culture!

https://www.arabculturefund.org/News/46

 

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And thank you Asian Cinema Fund AND by the BUSAN International Film Festival.  

EMBODIED CHORUS is among the lucky 17 out of 3687 submitted projects to receive the fund. This is incredible!

http://www.koreanfilm.or.kr/view/news.jsp?category=NEWS&seq=5210&blbdComCd=601006

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Exciting: Julia has been selected to be part of the EAVE producers workshop 2019.

Looking forward to great training and networking with amazing mentors and inspiring colleagues!

https://eave.org/network/list/participants/category/eave-producers-workshop-2019/

 

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ElGouna Springboard 2018 - "Best Project In Development" Award for EMBODIED CHORUS!

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Berlinale 2018 DubaiFilmFestival Award @ Robert Bosch FilmPrize for EMBODIED CHORUS