Writer and director Pia Marais‘ feature film Transamazonia will premiere in the Competition of 77th Locarno Film Festival 2024. Helena Zengel plays the daughter of a missionary who is worshiped as a miracle healer by the indigenous people of the Amazon rain forest. Cinema Defacto and Pandora Film produced.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has nominated Teachers’ Lounge (dir: Ilker Çatak), lensed by DoP Judith Kaufmann in the category non-English-language films. The award ceremony takes place March 10, 2024 in Los Angeles.

Andreas Dresen’s new period drama From Hilde, With Love with a production design by Susanne Hopf and lensed by DoP Judith Kaufmann will premiere in competition of 74th Berlin Film Festival 2024. Liv Lisa Fries played the title role, Pandora Film produced.

DoP Judith Kaufmann continues her collaboration with writer and director Petra Volpe with feature film Heroine, depicting one day in the life of a nurse. Leonie Benesch plays the lead, Zodiac Pictures is producing.


Director Katalin Gödrös adaptation of Sivia Tschui’s period novel Jakob’s Steed with Luna Wedler in the lead will premiere at 59th Solothurner Filmtage 2024. Swiss company Turnus Film produced.