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08 May 2011

The Match Factory’S Films

The Match Factory presents international arthouse films by acclaimed directors and promising young talents, whose films distinguish themselves through originality and style. The company was founded in early 2006 by Michael Weber, Pandora Film’s Reinhard Brundig and Karl Baumgartner.

The Match Factory’s films received numerous awards on the most important film festivals. Amongst others, Grbavica by Jasmila Zbanic was honoured with the Golden Bear for Best Film at the Berlinale 2006. In 2007, Fatih Akin’s The Edge Of Heaven was awarded with the Prix Du Scenario at the Festival de Cannes. Waltz With Bashir by Ari Folman won the Golden Globe® Best Foreign Language Film and was nominated for the Academy Award® Best Foreign Language Film in 2009.  In 2010, Ajami by Scandar Copti and Yaron Shani and The Milk Of Sorrow by Claudia Llosa have been nominated for the Academy Award Best Foreign Language Film ® (Oscar), Bal - Honey by Semih Kaplanoglu was honoured with the Golden Bear at the Berlinale and Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives was awarded with the Palm d'Or at Festival de Cannes.

The company also  represents the entire library of Aki Kaurismäki.

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