zero one film is an independent film production company based in Berlin, producing cinema and TV documentaries as well as art house fiction for the German and International market.
Over the past 25 years the company produced more than 100 documentaries, documentary television series and feature films. Many of them won international awards, among these „The People Vs. Fritz Bauer“ by Lars Kraume, “More than Honey” by Markus Imhoof, „West“ by Christian Schwochow, “The Flat” by Arnon Goldfinger, “Gerhard Richter Painting” by Corinna Belz, “Black Box Germany“ by Andres Veiel, or “Echoes of Home” by Stefan Schwietert. The collaboration with Alexander Sokurov on films like “Moloch” or “Father and Son” was highly acclaimed and awarded in Cannes. “Francofonia“ that premiered at the Venice Film Festival 2015 is their latest collaboration.
In 2009 the tv-production “24h Berlin” by Volker Heise broke new ground, provoking broadcasters to cast aside the traditional slot structure for the duration of 24h allowing for a so far unprecedented 24hours documentary. In 2010, “24h Berlin” won the Bavarian TV Award as well as the German TV award. The follow-up „24h Jerusalem“ (2013) won the German TV Award.
Ann Carolin Renninger works for zero one film as a producer since 2008. Together with Otter Films she already produced the award-winning documentary DOMINO EFFECT by Elwira Niewiera und Piotr Rosołowski. She is an EAVE (2013) and Eurodoc (2009) Alumni.
Thomas Kufus is the CEO of zero one film, actively involved in film politics on a national and international level promoting the role of cinema documentaries and the importance of co-production treaties. He is member of the European and the German Film Academy and from November 2009 until early 2015 Thomas Kufus had been its chairman.
The company has about 15 full-time employees in the areas of development, research and production.
At Berlinale 2016, besides “Zud”, zero one film participates with “24 WEEKS” by Anne Zohra Berrached as the only German film in International Competition.
OTTER FILMS – Warsaw-based production company established by Anna Wydra, focused on arthouse fiction and documentary films for cinema and TV, with an emphasis on the international market. Otter Films is a creative team of people devoted to good stories and artistic qualities. Most of our projects are national or international co-productions, and we shoot our films in many places all over the world (including Haiti, USA, Mexico, Abkhazia, Morocco, Mongolia). We are very proud that we work on projects with great filmmakers. With Bartek Konopka and Piotr Rosołowski we have completed as a team 2 documentaries „Rabbit à la Berlin“ / 2009 (Oscar nomination) and „The Art of Disappearing” / 2013. Lately we premiered „Deep Love” by Jan P. Matuszyński (co-produced with Cor Leonis Production and HBO / 2013), „6 Degrees” by Bartosz Dombrowski (co-produced with HBO and East Pictures / 2014) and „Domino Effect” by Elwira Niewiera and Piotr Rosołowski (co-produced with zero one film and RBB/ARTE / 2014).
We are currently in production of Bartek Konopka’s second feature „The Mute“ (co-produced with Samson Films/ IRL), a documentary essay „And there was Love in the Ghetto“ by Jolanta Dylewska, Andrzej Wajda and Agnieszka Holland (co-produced with Pallas Film), new feature of Sergey Dvortsevoy „Ayka“ (co-produced with Kinodvor/ RU, Pallas Film/ DE, Eurasia/ KZ) and documentaries: „Noicelessly” by MML Collective (co-produced with Haut Lesmains/ FR), „Reporter” by Magda Szymków (co-produced with Vezfilm/ UK).
Anna Wydra is a producer and production manager of many awarded films – both documentaries and fiction. The Academy Award nominated producer for documentary „Rabbit á la Berlin”. Awarded the Prize for the Best Producer at the Cracow Film Festival. Nominated for Polish Film Institute Award in the Best Foreign Promotion category. Participant of many international workshops including: Discovery Campus Masterschool 2006, EKRAN Programme 2007, ExOriente 2008 and EAVE 2011. For 3 years she was a Head of Production and 2010-15 a tutor at „Creative Producer Course” at Wajda School.