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New Website of Lichtfilm Online

Dear friends, after producing over 60 documentaries, which were no longer easy to keep track of on the website, and changes in security regulations, we had to create a completely new website. There have been many opportunities and challenges over the last few months, but now the roughest part is done and we are back […]

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Belarus – The short dream of freedom 44 min.

A film by Irene Langemann, ©Lichtfilm/WDR 2022 Editors: Beate Schlanstein / Nicole Ripperda In world distribution by Newdocs , first broadcast on 21.3.2022 We’ve never seen this before: the film was being worked on right up to the day of the broadcast and aired in the evening on the first channel. 1.3 million viewers, 8.8%. […]

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Russia’s Millennium Children – Filming started

Shooting with the team of rapper Gleb A. in the vicinity of the village Ketowo in the Urals.With the support of the WDR and MDR as well as the funding of the Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW in preparation and production, Irene Langemann started shooting in March. The film is to be completed in September […]

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Pavlensky film awarded by the FIFA Montreal

We are delighted and proud that the film by Irene Langemann “Pavlensky – Man and Might” was awarded as the best artist portrait at the International Festival of the Film on Art in Montreal. The jury’s reasoning is: The striking portrait of an artist outside each standard. The life and art of Pyotr Pavlensky are […]

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A Way Out at ZagrebDox Festival

The film has been invited to the young and passionate Croatian documentary film festival. The festival opened first time in 2005 and is the biggest documentary festival in East Europe. It’s his aim to promote documentary film with artistic approach to the local population. The Beijing based festival organizer (iDOCS) film producer and filmmaker has […]

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On the Bridge of Death and Life at IDFA

Great interest at IDFA on the first film of Lola Jia LIU. Three sold out shows and many questions to the director afterwards. The director and the team have been on stage at 24th of November to celebrate the film’s world premiere. The preparation, financing, filming and editing took a total of 5 years. A […]

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PAVLENSKY – Man and Might premieres in Russia

On December 1st, 2016, Irene Langemann’s feature documentary PAVLENSKY – Man and Might opened the Moscow Artdocfest, the largest documentary film festival in Russia. The film was screened at the same time in St. Petersburg and Yekaterinburg. The banner image of this year’s festival was the picture of Pavlensky’s sutured mouth from his art action […]

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On the Bridge of Death and Life at IDFA

Great interest at IDFA on the first film of Lola Jia LIU. Three sold out shows and many questions to the director afterwards. The director and the team have been on stage at 24th of November to celebrate the film’s world premiere. The preparation, financing, filming and editing took a total of 5 years. A […]

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A Way Out – successful in the cinema in China

In China, too, there is scope for documentaries in the cinema. The film “A Way Out” by Cherelle Qiong Zheng, co-produced by Lichtfilm, is experiencing an unprecedented career in Chinese cinema. By August of this year, 221 cinema screenings had taken place and the film had raised over 70,000 euros.