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CORSO Film- and Television Production

Antwerpener Str. 14
50672 Cologne
Germany

T +49·221·205 33 700
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06.04.16

On April 13 our documentary "The Great Democratinator" by Rami Hamze will be broadcasted on WDR at 11:25 pm.

04.04.16

After successful screenings in Jihlava and Kassel our Kosovarian-German co-production "Trapped By Law" will now also be screened at the Dokfest Munich. Most probably in summer the film will also reach the German cinemas, distributed by Film Kino Text. The screening dates in Munich are as follows:

6.5., 10 pm, Atelier
10.5., 5 pm, Atelier
12.5., 7 pm, City

30.03.16

Our Israeli-German co-production "Aida´s Secrets" by Alon Schwarz will have its world premiere in the main programme of Hot Docs in Toronto. The film is a co-production with Alon Schwarz Films and Real Peak Films. The partners on the German side are SWR and ARTE. The screening dates are as follows:

 

3.5., 19 Uhr, Hart House Theatre
5.5., 13 Uhr, Scotia 14
7.5., 10:45 Uhr, TIFF Bell Lightbox 3

01.03.16

On March 3 our documentary "Haymatloz - Exile in Turkey" by Eren Önsöz will have its world premiere at the film festival Turkey-Germany in Nürnberg where it will be the opening film. In October the film will start in German cinemas, distributed by Mindjazz Pictures. Ruth Diskin Films is acting as sales agent.

23.11.15

Tonight there´s the TV premiere of our documentary "In the Air" by Miguel Müller-Frank at 00:10 on ZDF. The film is a co-production with ZDF/Das Kleine Fernsehspiel and the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.

12.10.15

Our Kosovarian-German co-production "Trapped By Law" by Sami Mustafa will have its world premiere at the international documentary festival in Jihlava. The German premiere will take place at the documentary festival in Kassel where our film will be the opening film.

11.10.15

Today we started shooting for the documentary "ultrAslan" by Ümit Uludag. Until the next spring we will film in NRW, Berlin. Turkey and Portugal. The film is a co-production with avindependents Ludwigsburg and WDR and was funded by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, FFA and DFFF. Kinostar is acting as German distributor.

15.08.15

We just started shooting for Carolin Genreith´s new documentary "Happy". Until the end of the year we will film in Thailand and in the Eifel region. The film is a co-production with WDR and was funded by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, FFA, DFFF and the film fund Hamburg-Schleswig-Holstein. Zorro Film is acting as German distributor.

08.04.15

Our documentary "Dancing With Bellies" by Carolin Genreith will be broadcasted on WDR on Thursday, May 9 at 10:30 pm.

07.04.15

Our documentary "15 Corners of the World" by Zuzanna Solakiewicz is still going strong at international festivals. Just now the film was awarded one of the three main prizes of the Belgrade International Documentary and Short Film Festival. The next opportunity to see the film will be at Dokfest München.

 

The screening dates are as follows:


Saturday, May 9 at 10 pm at Arri


Sunday, May 10 at 2.30 pm at HFF Kino 1


Thursday, May 14 at 11 am at City 3


Saturday, May 16 at 4 pm at VSB-Gasteig

07.04.15

A nice success for our feature film "The Hitman´s Solitude Before The Shot" by Florian Mischa Böder: The film was awarded with two prizes at the Festival International de Cinema de Tours: the prize of the young jury and the audience award. Furthermore the film received a special mention by the critic´s jury.

02.04.15

Our documentary "More Jesus" by Hendrik Lietmann and Matthias Tränkle will be broadcasted today at 11:15 pm on WDR.

10.11.14

Our feature film "A Hitman´s Solitude Before The Shot" will be screened at this year´s Stockholm International Filmfestival.

The screening dates are as follows:


08.11, 22:00, Reflexen (Nordic Premiere)
11.11, 21:30, Zita2
13.11, 21:00, Reflexen
13.11., 11:15, Klara (Industry Screening)

24.10.14

Our co-production "15 Corners of the World" is still running successfully on national and international festivals. The next screenings are as follows:

DOK Leipzig, International Competition
29.10., 10:30, CineStar 8
30.10., 20:00, Polnisches Kulturinstitut
31.10., 22:15, CineStar 8

Dokfest Kassel
15.11., 21:45, Filmladen

Soundtrack Cologne, NRW-Premiere
20.11., 20:30, Odeon
22.11., 19:00, Kunstverein

Festival dei Popoli Florence
Dates are coming soon

International Filmfestival Rotterdam

Dates are coming soon

19.09.14

On Oct 2 our new documentary "The Amazing Democratinator" will open in German cinemas (distributor: Bravehearts Internationals).

19.09.14

Great news: Our feature film "A Hitman´s Solitude Before the Shot" will be the opening film at this years Cologne Conference. The Opening will be at the Filmforum Köln on Nov 5.

15.09.14

On Nov 13 our feature film "A Hitman´s Solitude Before the Shot" will start in German cinemas. The distribution is handled by Camino Verleih.

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18.08.14

Our Polish-German co-production "15 Corners Of The World" was awarded with the prize of the Semaine la Critique at the festival in Locarno! Congratulations to Zuzanna Solakiewicz and the whole team!

17.07.14

We are happy to announce the world premiere of our feature film "The Hitman`s Solitude" by Florian Mischa Böder at the 67°Festival del Film Locarno and the international premiere of our polish co-production "15 Corners of the World" from Zuzanna Solakiewicz at the semaine de la critic Locarno. "The Hitman`s Solitude" will be screened on august 8, 23:30pm at Piazza Grande in Locarno. "15 Corners of the World" is screened on monday 11, 11am at the Kursaal.

05.12.13

We finished the shooting of  our feature film "The Hitman`s Solitude" from director Florian Mischa-Böder after 30 days. We thank our great team, the incredible cast and our partners, that made the film possible in the first place. The editing has started.

04.11.13

Our short animation "Boles" by Spela Cadez is still running successfully on international festivals. The film was just awarded with the prize for the best short film at the Valladolid International Film Festival and with the Golden Dove in the International Competition at DOK Leipzig!

30.10.13

We are happy to announce the world premiere of our new documentary "The Great Democrator" by Rami Hamze at Kassel Dokfest. The film will be screened on November 14 at 5 pm at Gloria cinema.

22.10.13

We are happy to announce the start of shooting of our new fiction feature "The Hitman´s Solitude" by Florian Mischa Böder. The Offbeat-Comedy with Benno Führmann and Mavie Hörbiger ist being shot in and around Cologne and will be brought to German cinemas by the distribution company Camino.

27.09.13

On 30.09.2013 there will be a work in progress presentation of our documentaries "More Jesus" and "Der große Demokrator" at the Cologne Conference. The event is taking place at Residenz Kino at 10pm.

30.08.13

Our animation film "Boles" is turning into a real festival hit. The film has been screened at over 50 international festivals already. The German premiere will take place at DOK Leipzig in November.

15.08.13

The shooting for our new Sesamestreet-series have been finished succesfully. Soon we will start with the editing of the 13 episodes.

26.07.13

Our animation film "Boles" was awarded with the first prize at the Country-side Animafest in Cyprus. Congratulations to Spela Cadez and the whole team!

01.07.13

Our documentary "Dancing With Bellies" won the audience award at the Festival of German Cinema in Ludwigshafen. Congratulations to Carolin Genreith and her team!

02.05.13Yesterday we celebrated the premiere of our documentary "Keep Up The Good Work" in the sold out Odeon cinema. Today the film starts in cinemas across the country. 01.05.13Our co-production "Boles" by Spela Cadez was selected for the competition of the renown animation festival in Annecy. Congratulations to Spela and her team! 26.04.13On May 2 our new documentary "Keep Up The Good Work" will open in German cinemas (distributor: W-film). The release is accompanied by some interesting events in several German cities:

May 2 in Nuremberg (Casablanca), Düsseldorf (Metropol), Frankfurt (Mal seh´n), Erfurt (Kinoclub am Hirschlachufer) and Salzgitter (Kultiplex)
May 3 in Berlin (Eiszeit)
May 5 in Cologne (Odeon)
May 6 in Hannover (Kino im Künstlerhaus)
May 7 in Hamburg (Abaton) 15.03.13"Work Hard Play Hard" was elected best documentary of the year by the readers of the epd film magazine. 08.03.13Our animation film "Boles" by Spela Cadez is finished and ready for upcoming festivals 06.03.13For their work on our documentary "Work Hard After a very successful career in cinema and on festivals our documentary "Work Hard Play Hard" by Carmen Losmann will be screened on TV: Today at 9:45 pm on ARTE 30.01.13For their work on our documentary "Work Hard Play Hard" Henk Drees and Dirk Lütter received a nomination for the prestigious award of the German film critics in the categories Editing and Camera. The award ceremony will take place in Berlin on February 11. We are very happy for Henk and Dirk and keep our fingers crossed! 08.01.13It´s a great pleasure to announce the world premiere of our documentary „Dancing With Bellies“ by Carolin Genreith at this year´s Berlinale. The film will be shown in the section „Perspektive Deutsches Kino“. The screening times are as follows:
Fri 15.2. 19:30 Cinemaxx 3
Sat 16.2. 20:30 Cinemaxx 1 20.12.12„Keep Up The Good Work“ by Konstantin Faigle has been invited tot he prestigious Max-Ophüls-Festival in Saarbrücken. The screening times are as follows:
Wed 23.1. 18:30 Camera Zwo
Thu 24.1. 19:30 CineStar
Sat 25.1. 15:30 CineStar 30.11.12The shooting for our animation film „Boles“ by Spela Cadez“ is finished and the postproduction has started. „Boles“ is a Slovenian-German co-production and was funded by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW and the Slovenian Film Fund. 04.10.12The shooting for our documentary „Dancing With Bellies“ is finished and we already started with the post production. 30.09.12On October 20 Rami Hamze will open his room in Kalk with a big party. In the context of his project he offers 10.000,- € in order to be invested into the Kalk district. Our documentary „All for Kalk“ will accompany this exciting process. 28.09.12We are happy to announce the screenings of our documentaries „More Jesus“ and „Keep Up The Good Work“ at the Kasslo Documentary Film Festival. The screening times are as follows:
Keep Up The Good Work, 13.11., 19:30, Gloria (Opening Film)
More Jesus, 17.11., 12:45, Filmladen 25.09.12Our new documentary project „All for Kalk“ is about to start. We rented a nice room in Kalk where Rami will start his activities from. 31.08.12Our fiction project „P2P“ by Jovan Arsenic was selected fort he renown development programm „èquinoxe“. The workshops will take place from October 8 – 16. 30.07.12The filming for Sesame Street“ has been finished succesfully. 01.07.12Tomorrow we will start shooting our short children´s portraits for „Sesame Street“ 16.05.12Another distinction for WORK HARD PLAY HARD: At the Documentary Edge Festival in New Zealand Carmen Losmann´s Film was awarded with a Special Mention in the "Best Future Watch" section. 17.04.12“Work Hard Play Hard” had an excellent start in German cinemas last week with many sold out cinemas. Thanks a lot to all our viewers! 12.04.12Today WORK HARD PLAY HARD is released in German cinemas. You can find the screens here: www.workhardplayhard-film.de 30.03.12We are very happy to announce that WORK HARD PLAY HARD was just elected Film of the Month by the Jury of Evangelical Film Work. More information can be found here 29.03.12Yesterday we celebrated the premiere of our documentary WORK HARD PLAY HARD. Director Carmen Losmann and many team members were present and it was a great evening. On April 12 the film will be shown in cinemas across the country. 02.02.12For her role as Jasmin in “An Island Named Udo” by Markus Sehr Fritzi Haberlandt will be awarded with this year´s Ernst-Lubitsch-Award. The ceremony takes place in the cinema Babylon on February 8. We are very happy and send big congratulations to Fritzi! 12.01.12Andreas Brauer will attend Rotterdam Lab 2012 from January 28. – February 1, 2012 14.11.11 We are very happy to anounce another award for "Work Hard – Play Hard" by Carmen Losmann: The film won the Golden Key Award at the Documentary Festival Kassel. 24.10.11 The Festival DOK Leipzig closed with a big success of our documentary "Work Hard – Play Hard". The film by Carmen Losmann was awarded with three prizes: The FIPRESCI award, the award of the Ecumenical Jury and the "Healthy Workplaces Award". We are very happy and proud and congratulate all the participants of this project! 01.10.11 It´s a big pleasure to announce the world premiere of our documentary "Work Hard – Play Hard" in the International Competition of DOK Leipzig!

Die Vorführtermine sind wie folgt::
18.10. -20h at Cinestar 8
21.10. -17:30h Cinémathèque at naTo
22.10. -11h at Cinestar 8

Congratulations to Carmen Losmann and her team! 10.6.11 Our feature film "An Island Called Udo" had its big premiere in the cinema Lichtburg in Essen which was completely sold out. Photos of the event can be found here. Next week the film will start in cinemas across the country. 20.04.11 On June 16 our feature film "An Island Called Udo" will start in German cinemas. The distribution is handled by X-Verleih. We´re looking forward to seeing you there! 04.12.10 The documentary "Devil´s Choice" by Monica Lazurean-Gorgan is nominated for the Co-Production Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung. The final decision will be in April. The film is a Romanian-German co-production with the Bucarest based company 4 Proof Films. 26.11.10 We finished shooting for our docu-fiction "Work – Unhallowed Be Thy Name" by Konstantin Faigle. The editing will start in the next days. The film is a co-production with Konstantin Faigle and ZDF, funded by Filmstiftung NRW, FFA and DFFF. The German distributor is W-film. 11.10.10 We finished shooting for our feature film "An Island Called Udo". The editing will start in the next days. 29.09.10 Our children´s doc “Handicap In Spite Of Handicap” ist finished and will be broadcated on German children´s TV in October, November and December 28.09.10 On October 5 the shooting for the feature film parts of our docu-fiction “Work - Unhallowed Be Thy Name” will start. The whole filming will take place in Cologne. The cast includes Nina Proll, Hubertus Hartmann and Helene Grass beyond others. 31.07.10 We just finished shooting for the children´s documentary "Handicap trotz Handicap" ("Handicap In Spite Of Handicap") by Jörg Kobel and will start editing in two weeks. The broadcast on Kinderkanal is planned for November.20.07.10 After receiving funding for "Eine Insel namens Udo" ("An Island Called Udo") from Filmstiftung NRW and FFA we will now prepare the feature film debut of ifs-graduate Markus Sehr. Shooting will start on August 31 in and around Cologne.07.03.10 Der Herzerlfresser (The Heart Eater) by Anna Schwingenschuh will have its premiere at the Diagonale 2010 in Graz. The film will be screened as follows: Thursday, March 18 at 11 a.m. and Friday, March 19 at 8 p.m.05.03.2010 Our documentary film project Phantomschmerz Mladic (Phantom Pain Mladic) has been chosen among 55 other submissions for Ex Oriente, a MEDIA-sponsored plot development program. In co-operation with international experts we will develop the project in three workshops, finishing by the end of October. The film will be pitched for the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival.21.01.10 We have just finished producing a 15-minute episode for Planet Schule (Planet School) to be screened on WDR (Commissioning Editor: Birgit Keller-Reddemann). The episode documents the shooting of a WDR docudrama about Essen's cathedral. Melanie Kuss has been directing this episode. 11.01.10 HUPE Film has moved house. From now on you will be finding us in our nice new offices in Antwerpener Strasse 14 right next to Friesenplatz.News Our production Streiten Will Gelernt Sein (Arguing Takes Practice) by Melanie Kuss and Erik Winker will be broadcasted on Kinderkanal. First it will be shown in four parts and in November as 30-minute documentary. The dates are as follows:

Episode 1: October 03, 2009, 05.35 pm
Episode 2: October 10, 2009, 05.35 pm
Episode 3: October 17, 2009, 05.35 pm
Episode 4: October 24, 2009, 05.35 pm
Documentary: November 08, 2009, 01.00 pm

Please, don't forget to tune in. News Daniel Gorden, British film director, is bringing about a series for the American sports network ESPN. The series, named I Scored a Goal, features all soccer players who have ever scored a goal in a World Cup final. HUPE Film has been organizing the shooting in Germany with players such as Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Paul Breitner, Gerd Müller and Rudi Völler. The production is under contract to Passion Pictures, London. News The documentary Work Hard – Play Hard will receive promotion for young professionals by Filmstiftung NRW. The shooting of KHM (Academy of Media Arts Cologne) graduate Carman Losmann's debut project is scheduled for mid-2009. We are very much looking forward to it. News HUPE Film won one out of ten 2009 scholarships by the AV-Gründerzentrum NRW. The scholarship does not only include financial support but also support for a teaching and coaching program. News The shooting of the short film Der Herzerlfresser (The Heart Eater) by Anna Schwingenschuh has been successfully completed and we are now in the process of editing. News The animation project Boles by Spela Cadez has been nominated for the film promotion price of the Roman Bosch-Stifung (Roman Bosch Foundation) and of the Filmbüro Baden-Württemberg (Film Office Baden Württemberg). The adaptation of a story by Maxim Gorki is a German-Slowenian co-production.News Start of shooting for Der Herzerlfresser (The Heart Eater) has been fixed: Anna Schwingenschuh and her team start shooting in Styria on September 26. News Cinestyria Filmkunst (Styria Film Promotion) will be promoting Der Herzerlfresser (The Heart Eater) News Der Herzerlfresser (The Heart Eater) by Anna Schwingenschuh received support by Filmstiftung NRW.