KINESCOPE FILM is an independent film production company based in Bremen with further branches in Hamburg and Cologne.
Since 2015, the team around producer and director Matthias Greving has been producing national and international feature films, series as well as documentaries and reports for cinema, TV, and streaming services, including award-winning productions such as DIE HÄNDE MEINER MUTTER by Florian Eichinger (Filmfest München, prizes for "Best Director," "Best Leading Actor"). In doing so, KINESCOPE FILM relies on young film talents with their own signature as well as experienced directors and writers. In 2018, KINESCOPE FILM produced the six-part documentary PORN CULTURE for Sky. 2019 the two-part documentary DIE AKTE BND: WAFFENGESCHÄFTE DEUTSCHER REEDER ran as a "Story im Ersten" after seven years of research. The international production BAUMBACHER SYNDROME with actor Tobias Moretti celebrated its world premiere as the opening film at the Hofer Filmtage in 2019.
In terms of documentary topics, one focus is on music documentaries, among others: Starting with the documentary ANNE CLARK – I'LL WALK OUT INTO TOMORROW or LOOK ME OVER – LIBERACE – both for the big screen, to A-HA – THE MOVIE, KOSMOS LIGETI – 100 YEARS OF GYÖRGY LIGETI and the 50th anniversary of John Neumeier at the Hamburg Ballet with DONA NOBIS PACEM to live coverage from the BAYREUTHER FESTSPIELE for Sky Germany, Austria, Italia, and UK. The format was nominated for a Grimme Award in the "Entertainment and Information" category in 2018 and awarded the Bavarian Television Prize in 2019. More live musical shows will follow as international broadcasts and recordings for DAVID GARRETT from Rome, Taormina, Verona, MATTEO BOCELLI, JONAS KAUFMANN, and CHILLY GONZALES. With director Marie Noëlle, Kinescope Film approaches the biography of one of the most important German artists in HEINRICH VOGELER – AUS DEM LEBEN EINES TRÄUMERS and is currently preparing with her the feature film KLOCK AROUND THE KLOCK and the docu-fiction DIAGHILEV.
Kinescope Film implements serial formats in factual and fiction: The four-part true-crime series SCHWARZER SCHATTEN – SERIENMORD IM KRANKENHAUS as a co-production for Sky Deutschland and Radio Bremen received much attention in 2021, as did RETOURE for NDR in the following year, directed by Torsten Wacker. In 2022, KINESCOPE FILM produced, among others, the documentary BOLSCHOI as well as the debut feature film GEWALTEN (directed by Constantin Hatz), which participated in the Berlinale the same year and won the Heiner Carow Award. This year, the feature film ELAHA (director: Milena Aboyan) premiered at the Berlinale, and ERFUNDENE WAHRHEIT – DIE AFFÄRE RELOTIUS premiered for Sky Deutschland at the CPH:DOX in Copenhagen. The debut film AM ENDE DES SOMMERS (director: Frauke Lodders), the documentary DAS GAZPROM-GEHEIMNIS and the reportage series THW – ABENTEUER EHRENAMT were also completed.
Kinescope Film is increasingly focusing on European and international co-productions with partners from America, Canada, Hungary, France, and Poland. These include primarily feature film and documentary projects and animated films with Hollywood greats such as Glen Keane.
KINESCOPE FILM looks for the ideal medium for each story. No matter what format or subject: the goal is to achieve the optimal result together with all parties involved. To achieve this, KINESCOPE FILM works with flat hierarchies and flexible structures, at eye level with all participants, always in the spirit of the respective material and with the highest level of commitment, a lot of experience, and international distribution networks. Long-term artistic collaborations emerge and develop from this philosophy.
Awards & Nominations
Berlinale 2023, Prix Europa 2023, Filmfest Emden 2023
JOHN NEUMEIER – DONA NOBIS PACEM
60th Golden Prague International Television Festival 2023
GAZPROM – DIE PERFEKTE WAFFE
Nominierungen: Deutsch-Französischer Journalistenpreis 2023, Deutscher Wirtschaftsfilmpreis 2023
ERFUNDENE WAHRHEIT – DIE RELOTIUS AFFÄRE
Nominierungen: CPH:DOX, COPENHAGEN INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL 2023, Deutscher Fernsehpreis 2023
CIRCUS RONCALLI HOLOGRAFIE AV
News Preis auf der ISE 2020 für das Beste Live-Projekt
2019 Eröffnungsﬁlm der Hofer Filmtage
BAYREUTH – DIE SHOW: LOHENGRIN
Bayerischer Fernsehpreis 2019
Hot Docs Toronto 2018
BAYREUTH – DIE SHOW: DIE MEISTERSINGER
Grimme Preis Nominierung 2018
Berlinale 2017 Special Mention, Hauptpreis Montreal World Film Festival
Preis der Grand Jury 2016 Sundance und Publikumspreis
DIE HÄNDE MEINER MUTTER
2016 Förderpreis Neues Deutsches Kino