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Nico Sommer, who had already been awarded in 2013 with the achtung berlin – new berlin film award for his highly acclaimed movie SILVI, has now won the Best Director Award for his second film „Familienfieber“! Ten Years of creative capital cinema, ten years of courageous cinematic art, ten years a home for filmmakers and cineasts. The achtung berlin – new berlin film award celebrates its tenth anniversary and for one week, it offers what it’s best-known for: fresh movies from Berlin-Brandenburg! The German press was enthusiastic about the movie, here are some quotes: „Here, a noisy, earthy comedy is melting with a quiet and profoundly staged drama – but Sommer’s actual achievement, his genuine finesse lies in the fact that the movie appears so natural and unaffected as it was a documentary.“ (Der Freitag, weekly journal by Jakob Augstein)„The director (…) has succeeded in what not many young directors are able to achieve: to prevail in a difficult industry. And even more so: he gives the main points with innovative concepts of directing. He re-thinks the genre: film 2.0.” (Hessische/Niedersächsische Allgemeine)

daredo media presents on the Darling Berlin label the Original Soundtrack of LOVE STEAKS with music by The Knife, Blood for Blood, Andrea Berg, SWISS and the score by composer Golo Schultz. The soundtrack is highly emotional and contains both music by the favorite bands of the director and the producers, which also can be heard in the movie, and the original score, partly in extended cut versions, as well as some of the gems that have emerged during the compositors process of LOVE STEAKS. Well-known Indie bands like THE KNIFE, Hardcore legends BLOOD FOR BLOOD or Jazz icons NDR BIG BAND encounter German Schlager hits by ANDREA BERG and Underground Hip Hop by SWISS. Similarly electrifying is the pulsating score with Golo Schultz’ monumental Dubstep, recorded by DEUTSCHES FILMORCHESTERS BABELSBERG, among others. “Due to our method of making the movie, we also broke new ground in producing the music, by working with the original score layouts already in the cutting process. Many titles had a rather theoretical guideline which we playfully dealt with in intensive and creative improvised sessions. What came out was – besides the tracks in the movie – lots of fun and a big amount of heart’s blood which we didn’t want to end up in the drawer. A nice plate with goodies from the movie and with tracks that widen the world of LOVE STEAKS. All mixed and mastered fresh and juicy”, says composer and producer Golo Schultz. The Original soundtrack is served classically in a jewel case CD with extensive track-by-track comments by the composer in a 16-page booklet. The delight is even increased the many positive reactions and awards the movie has gained at festivals during the last year and right before the film started in cinemas. For the first time in the history of the Munich Filmfest, the love story won all four advancement awards and received the script prize without even having a script. Besides that, LOVE STEAKS is nominated for the German Film Prize LOLA. At the Slamdance Festival, the film received the Slamdance Trailer Competition Grand Prize by YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley, in Saarbrücken the movie had sold-out houses and won the Grand Prize Max Ophüls Preis, which is awarded with 36.000 Euros. In Rotterdam, the film won the Lions Club L’Esprit du Temps.
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Ten Years of creative capital cinema, ten years of courageous cinematic art, ten years a home for filmmakers and cineasts. The achtung berlin – new berlin film award celebrates its tenth anniversary and for one week, it offers what it’s best-known for: fresh movies from Berlin-Brandenburg! Nico Sommer, who was awarded with the 2013 achtung berlin – new berlin film award for his highly acclaimed movie “Silvi”, presents his second film “Familienfieber” – which also was realized through crowd funding and improvisation – in the ‘Made in Berlin-Brandenburg’ / Best Movie contest, being one of ten full-length feature movies.On the film: At some point, they have to meet finally: Alina and Nico are in love as of late and have decided to introduce their parents to each other – notoriously a venturous enterprise. And so, Maja and Uwe are reluctant to their daughter’s plan. Nevertheless, the family hits the road to the “big house” of her boyfriend, as Alina announces it, somewhere in the Berlin hinterlands. After the house turns out to be a genuine castle, Maja has to face the additional fact that she knows Nico’s father much better than she would prefer in this situation. One thing’s for sure: that sounds great! Familienfieber is a ravishing, tragicomic “family setup”, where director Nico Sommer gives his actors plenty of room for spontaneous improvisations. Maybe the “nucleus of society” is already a phase-out model?

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Our little raw flesh love story has just won both the Outstanding Award in Film Editing and the Grand Prize at the First Time Fest of the Museum of Moving Image in Manhattan, which took place from April, 3rd until April, 7th 2014 in New York! This is an incredible honor for the film’s cutter Gesa Jäger, who contributed a good portion to the ingenuity of the movie with her unbelievable talent. The jury has confirmed this in its statement: “The Outstanding Achievement in Editing goes to Gesa Jäger for Love Steaks (Germany), whose editing work – lively, adventurous and precise – brilliantly captures both the breakneck pace of restaurant work and the more languorous, tentative pace of budding romance.” Congratulations, Gesa!!! But there was still more to come – the jury also considered Love Steaks as a whole such a great movie that they awarded it with the Grand Prize of Theatrical Distribution – and this will certainly help us a lot in bringing Love Steaks into cinemas all over the U.S.! Enjoy the jury’s statement here: “Love Steaks (Germany), the Grand Prize Winner of Theatrical Distribution from Cinema Libre Studio, is a beautiful love story, told with candor, that evokes the behind-the-scenes madness of the restaurant and resort world. Funny, audacious, touching, and brilliantly acted and directed.” What else could be said…?

Trailer: Love Steaks, Spot: Love Steaks, More information: Love Steaks

The movie “Am Ende der Strasse” (English title: “Where the street ends”) by Nils Strüven is a portrait of the Berlin taxi driver Theo (Peter Trabner) who believes ultimately it past down his dreams between the everyday routine of short-range, small talk and wait. Told through five episodes of sometimes bizarre, tragic or funny passengers a night shift, he eventually rediscovered a piece of forgotten magic and Felt moves suddenly to new roads.

The full length movie can be seen here: Am Ende der Strasse