The „Festival del film Locarno“ (English: „Film Festival Locarno“) – this year from 3rd till 13th of August 2016 – is the 69th edition from the well-known international film festival held annually in the city of Locarno in Switzerland since 1946. The main feature of the festival is the open-air screening area at the „Piazza Grande“ with room for over 8.000 spectators, having one of the largest open-air screens in the world (26×14 metres). daredo media is present at the „Festival del film Locarno“ on several panels and meetings from the film branch. The festival in Locarno is well known worldwide as a festival of discovery. The top prize of the Festival is the “Golden Leopard” awarded to the best film in the international competition.

For more information about the event, please visit: Festival del film Locarno

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The “Filmfest München” (English: “Filmfest Munich”) was established in 1983 and is a principal summer film festival with over 80,000 admissions every year. Over 2,000 film industry professionals from around the world and over 500 members of the press are accredited annually. “Filmfest München” screens over 200 feature films, documentaries and TV movies each year.

For more information about the event, please visit: Filmfest München 2016

Being awarded with the German Acting Prize 2016 for Best Actor in a leading role in the drama “Herbert” (2015), Peter Kurth is one of the most interesting characters in contemporary German movies. Also his part in “Schmitke”, where he plays an elderly engineer who is sent to fix an old wind turbine in Czechia and experiences some strange goings-on there, was celebrated by both the critics and the audience. On the occasion of the release of “Schmitke” on DVD, daredo invites to the UCI Colosseum in Berlin Friedrichshain where Peter Kurth will be present. Congratulations and have a great night, Peter!

Get your tickets here: http://www.uci-kinowelt.de/film/schmitke/330966/berlin-friedrichshain/42

This year’s achtung berlin Festival – which is one of the most important festivals for independent cinema productions in Germany – has turned out to be a successful one for daredo and its movies and actors: our newest Darling Berlin movie “Lotte” by Julius Schultheiß has won the 1st prize in the category Best Feature Film!

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Congratulations to the director and the whole team – daredo media will release the Darling Berlin movie “Lotte” in cinemas in Germany  in the near future.

“Lotte” tells the story of a young woman who has left her hometown and lives in Berlin, stumbling from one man to another, from one flat to another, and is suddenly confronted with her past…

More information coming soon on www.darlingberlin.de.

ab-2016-B2ab-2016-B1Another great success is the award for Best Actress, which goes to Lana Cooper – well-known from our first film “Love Steaks” (2013). Lana plays the leading role of Lara Schmelzer, a young and wild woman who works in a luxury hotel kitchen and encounters with Clemens, a shy massage therapist… Congratulations, Lana!

And, not to forget Hans-Heinrich Hardt, another actor who achieved credits for an outstanding performance in „Luca’s Silent Dance” (German: „Luca tanzt leise“) by Philipp Eichholtz, a film which is also to be released by daredo media on Darling Berlin in the near future.

We are very happy for our directors and actors and look forward to this year’s upcoming theatrical releases „Lotte“ and “Luca tanzt leise”.

On the top picture you can see: Hajo Schäfer (achtung berlin), Zita Aretz (Lotte, actress), Karin Hanczewski (Lotte, actress), Julius Schultheiß (Lotte, producer), Sebastian Brose (achtung berlin)

Lotte (Teaser) by Julius Schultheiß:


Love Steaks (Trailer) by Jacob Lass:


Luca’s Silent Dance (Teaser) by Philipp Eichholtz:

The Film festival achtung berlin – new berlin film award presents an entire week full of fresh new movies from the capital: from April 13 to April 20, 2016 over 80 full-length, medium-length, short films and documentaries can be watched on the big screens. All films have been produced and shot in Berlin-Brandenburg.

The Competition Made in Berlin-Brandenburg is the heart of the festival and showcases the most exciting films of this season – including award-winning feature films, political documentaries and (cutting-edge) short films. All films will be presented as first releases, German or Berlin premieres with attendance of the film crew and cast. The brand new section Berlin Coproductions gives international film productions in partnership with Berlin-Brandenburg a new platform to present their work. The film sections Highlights and Documents offer a broad place for new creative talents and strong topics – from ‘Kiezdoku’ (documentaries from the ‘hoods’ of Berlin) to Genre-Thrillers. The section Retrospective “Berlin in Fashion” invites movie fans to follow the history of Berlin’s Fashion in the 20th Century at the ‚Bundesplatz’ Cinema in Berlin-Wilmersdorf.

Exciting workshops, panel discussions and film parties provide a platform and networking space for the young creative Berlin film scene to exchange their ideas.

The Berlin based label Darling Berlin (daredo media) is a sponsoring partner as well as the price donor for the best actress and actor this year. Furthermore, the digital motion pictures aggregator daredo distribution, based in Frankfurt and Mannheim, is responsible for the achtung berlin YouTube channel.