THE GANG

Bandenfilm is a production company for film & audiovisual media managed by Laura Klippel and Britta Strampe, based in Potsdam-Babelsberg.

The beginning of our cooperation is the joint study of film and television production at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF. There, we were able to demonstrate our distinct sense and creativity in numerous projects and celebrate national and international success with our short film productions. These include awards such as the German Short Film Award and the Studio Hamburg Young Talent Award as well as two nominations for the renowned First Steps Award, the Emmy Award and the Student Academy Award. Our films have been presented at film festivals worldwide such as at the Berlinale, in San Sebastiàn, Clermont-Ferrand and Palm Springs. In distribution, we also worked with the RBB, MDR, arte, the New York Times, Vimeo Short of the Week, DIE ZEIT and the Federal Agency for Civic Education.

At the heart of the company is our gang (,Bande’). We believe in creative and trusting partnerships on equal footing. We focus on audience-driven content which we create with a sense of zeitgeist, humor and intellect that exceeds the limits of traditional storytelling regardless of format or genre. For us, innovation does thereby not only affect the originality of the filmic narrative, but is also the core of our gang: a close and constant exchange, trust, openness and reliance as well as fairness and transparency are the cornerstones of our joint work. We want to work equally with filmmakers from all departments and as female producers want to contribute to ensuring that women in key positions are no longer unusual.

Bandenfilm holds a scholarship of the renowned film and media law firm SKW Schwarz and is supported by the partners of the Startbüro Babelsberg.

REFERENCES

MONDAY – A German Love Story GER 2017, Social Spot, 5:30 min
Awards (selection): Jury award of the short film competition for the legacy study by DIE ZEIT and the German Federal Foreign Office 2017, Blaue Blume Award 2018; Star Film Fest Croatia 2018; theatrical distribution: Interfilm

© Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF in co-production with Deutsche Filmakademie Produktion on behalf of the German Federal Foreign Office I Script: BRITTA STRAMPE, SOPHIE LINNENBAUM I Director: SOPHIE LINNENBAUM I Producers: BRITTA STRAMPE, LAURA KLIPPEL I DoP: OMRI ALONI I Editor: VINCENT TIRPITZ I Production Designer: JOSEFINE LINDNER I Sound Design: LEONARD ADERHOLD I Costume Design: LILI PAULA AVAR, LEXIA HACHTMANN I Make-up Artists: LISA-MARIA SCHMID, RHIANNON COGDALE I Music Composer: DASCHA DAUENHAUER

GER/SWE 2018, short film, 30 min
Awards (selection): German Short Film Award 2018, Studio Hamburg Young Talent Award for Best Production 2018, Wendland Shorts 2018; theatrical distribution: Kurzfilm Verleih Hamburg

© Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF in co-production with FILMGÅRDEN HB I Script: SOPHIA BÖSCH, ROMAN GIELKE I Director: SOPHIA BÖSCH I Producer: LAURA KLIPPEL I DoP: ALEKSANDRA MEDNIANIKOVA I Editor: ANDREA HERDA MUÑOZ I Production Designer: ANNA ANDERSON I Sound Designer: ROBERT NIEMEYER I Costume Designer: AMANDA EDLUND I Make-up Artist: FRANZISKA MAYNTZ I Music Composer: DAMIAN SCHOLL

Tracing Addai GER 2018, animated documentary short, 30 min
Awards (selection): Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival 2018, Docavic 2018; Tampere International Short Film Festival 2018, Nominee Student Academy Award (Documentary) 2018, Bilbao 2018; World Sales: Magnetfilm

© Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF in co-production with RBB I Script: ESTHER NIEMEIER, SARAH-CHRISTIN PETER, BRITTA STRAMPE I Director: ESTHER NIEMEIER I Producer: BRITTA STRAMPE I Editor: SARAH-CHRISTIN PETER I Animation Artists: JAN KOESTER, INÊS GOMES FERREIRA, GREGOR DASHUBER, SONJA ROHLEDER, ANNE ISENSEE, LAURINE KOTTE, DENIZ ZAGLI I DoP: OMRI ALONI I Production Designer: MAX-JOSEF SCHÖNBORN I Sound Designer: ALEXANDRA PRAET I Costume Designer: LILI PAULA AVAR I Make-up Artist: RHIANNON COGDALE I Music Composer: ROBERT PILGRAM