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Weydemann Bros. produces films for the national and the international market. We have a vision of a narrative cinema that is both entertaining and political. For us film is always a critical look at the world and the times we live in. With our films we do not only hope to get people laughing and crying, but to inform them and inspire them to contemplate.

 

Weydemann Bros. is alumni of the start-up grant 'Mediengründerzentrum Köln' and we have won the Robert Bosch Co-Production Prize 2010 and 2011 and the Gerd Ruge Stipendium 2010 and 2011, as well as the First Steps Award 2014. Our films have been shown on festivals around the world like the Berlinale, Shanghai, Moscow, Rome, Guadalajara, Los Angeles, San Sebastian, Sarajevo, Sofia, Thessaloniki, Hamburg, St. Petersburg and many more and have won various international prizes, among which an official entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar.

Weydemann Bros. are members of the German Producers Association VDFP, the Film and Media Association NRW, the German-French Film Academy and the European Film Academy. 

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Jakob D. Weydemann

was born in Hamburg, Germany, and lived in Milan, Italy, where he carried out his civilian service. He studied political sciences and film directing at the CECC in Barcelona, Spain. He is alumni of: Reykjavík TalentLab, Sarajevo Young Producers Programme, Documentary Campus Masterschool, ESoDoc and the International Film School (ifs) in Cologne 'International Producing Class'.

Jakob is winner of the Gerd-Ruge-Grant for documentary filmmakers and memeber of the European Film Academy.
   
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Jonas Weydemann

was born in Hamburg, Germany. He studies film production at the German Film and Television Academy (dffb) in Berlin and is alumni of:

EAVE Producer’s Workshop, ep2c, Cannes Producers Network, Berlinale Talent Campus, Rotterdam Lab, IDFAcademy.


Jonas is winner of the Robert Bosch Co-Production Prize and programming director at the short film festival Wendland Shorts.

He is EAVE's national coordinator for Germany and member of the European Film Academy.



   
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Marieke Bittner

was born in Bremen and lives and works now in Berlin for several years. She travelled throughout Europe, studied Cultural Science and finishes in 2010 as “Fiction Producer” at the Filmhaus Babelsberg. Since 2005 she works as assitsant to the producer, line producer and producer at different companies before she joins Weydemann Bros. in 2009 as producer.


In 2010 she participates at the Young Professional Program at the goEast Film Festival Wiesbaden and the Sarajevo Film Festival. In 2011 she wins the renowned Robert Bosch Co-Production Prize with the German-Hungarian project "Drifter".

 


   
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was born in Hamburg. She completed her school education in Dublin before studying Media and Cultural Studies in Edinburgh and Audiovisual Media Studies at the University of Film and Television "Konrad Wolf" in Potsdam-Babelsberg.


Since 2007 she has worked in the development and production of films at a variety of production companies, film festivals and television channels in Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne.

   
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