Schuldenberg Films

Schuldenberg Films is an independent film production company based in Berlin and Bad Endorf (Bavaria). SBF focuses on the production of genre-bending films with a critical and political approach, spanning from feature films, documentaries to short and experimental art works. Visionary and bold stories are combined with a diverse, feminist, and progressive approach in assembling crews and structuring productions. Schuldenberg Films is jointly managed by producers Sophie Ahrens, Fabian Altenried and Kristof Gerega.

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Life is not a competition but I'm winning

Genre bending doc, 79 minutes, colour/b&wWriter & director Julia Fuhr Mann
Premiere Settimana Internazionale della Critica Venice 2023
Coproduction w/ HFF Munich, ZDF/3satSales First Hand Films
Production awards British Pathé Archive Award 2021 / Sunny Side of the Doc Prize 2021 DOK.fest Munich / ARRI Production Award 2021 Part of Locarno First Look 2022

Salty Water

Original title Südsee
Drama, 89 minutes, colourWriter & director Henrika Kull
Premiere Filmfest Munich 2023
Awards German Cinema New Talent Award for Dor Aloni


Thriller, 86 minutes, colourWriter & director Ann Oren
Premiere Concorso Internazionale Locarno 2022Distribution SalzgeberSales Rediance
Awards Junior Jury Award Locarno / Best Feature Calgary / Silver Hugo Chicago / Best Film Junior Jury Márgenes Madrid / Spirit of the Festival Award Cork / Prix du Jury Gerardmer / Best Production and Best Director Achtung Berlin
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Beyond Revolution

German title Generation Euromeidan
Documentary, 94 minutes, colourWriter & director Kristof Gerega
Coproduction with Thurnfilm, Weltfilm
Commisioner ZDF / Das Kleine Fernsehspiel
Premiere Human Rights Film Festival, Berlin 2022Sales New Docs
Awards German Documentary Audience Award 2023
Watch here: ZDF Mediathek


Drama, 81 minutes, colourWriter Tucké RoyaleDirector Johannes Schmit
Premiere Max Opühls Preis 2020Distribution SalzgeberSales Media Luna New Films
Awards Best Debut Film, German Film Critics Award / Best Feature Film Max Ophüls Preis /
Prize For Socially Relevant Film Max Ophüls Preis / Braunschweiger Filmpreis
Pre-selected for the German Film Prize "Lola" 2021
Special event: Geteilte Gegenwart
VoD : VimeoOther services
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No Longer Our Homeland

Documentary, 92 minutes, colourWriter & director Kristof Gerega
Coproduction w/ weltfilm (Ger), FilmArtProduction (PL), TVP (PL)
Premiere Mostra São Paulo IFF 2016
Pantaflix VoD (TV version) Trailer

Oilfields Mines Hurricanes

Experimental, 122 minutes, colourWriter CollectiveDirector Fabian Altenried
Premiere IFF Rotterdam 2014

Noah –   post-production

Drama, ca. 100 minutes, colourWriter & director Ali Tamim
Coproduction w/ Filmuniversity Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF & RBB
Funded by Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg
Awards German Script Award ("Lola") 2023

Abitanti –   development

Drama, ca. 90 minutes, colourWriter & director Kerstin Neuwirth
Coproduction w/ WDR
Development funded by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW
Labs & Markets Torino FeatureLab 2022, Crossing Europe FF Linz 2022, Forum Alentours 2021, Screenwirters Residency Pustnik 2019

Objet a –   development

Drama, ca. 90 minutes, colourWriter & director Ann Oren
Script funded by BKM
Labs & Markets Alliance for Development Locarno 2023, FIDLab Marseille 2023

Molécules –   development

Drama, ca. 90 minutes, colourWriter & director Vero Cratzborn
Production Tomsa Filmscoproduction Schuldenberg Films
Developtment funding FFA (Ger) / CNC, Pictanovo (Fr)
Labs & Markets Allicance for Development Locarno 2022

Strange River –   development

Drama, ca. 100 minutes, colourWriter & director Jaume Claret Muxart
Production Miramemiracoproduction Schuldenberg Films
Developtment funding ICEC (ESP)Broadcaster Spain TVC
Labs & Markets Ikusmira Berriak SSIFF, L’Alternativa Mentoring Projects

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Ash Wednesday

Musical/drama, 29 minutes, colourDirectors Bárbara Santos, João Pedro Prado
Writers Bia Krieger, João Pedro Prado, Bárbara Santos, Uriara Maciel
Premiere Berlinale Perspektive Deutsches Kino 2023

I Loved You First

Fiction, 15 minutes, colourWriter & director Hai Anh Trieu
Premiere Competition Max Ophüls Preis 2023 Festival Distribution Agencia Freak


Experimental, 13 minutes, colourWriter & director Ilaria di Carlo
Premiere Filmfest Dresden National Competition 2022Sales & Distribution Radiator
Awards (Selection) Best Short Film 40. Torino / Special Mention Drama ISFF Greece / Wagnis Prize Flensburg / Grand Prix Split Croatia / Special Mention Landshut / NaturVision Short Film Prize
Part of Short Export - Made in Germany
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Papaya & Pommes

Political cooking series, 5 x ca. 7 minutes, colourCreators Daeng Khamlao & Kristof Gerega
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Drama, 29 minutes, colourWriter & director Fabian Altenried
Premiere Vienna Shorts Competition 2021 / Filmfest Dresden Competition 2021

Two Stones

Art/doc, 60 minutes, colourWriter & director Wendelien van Oldenborgh
Premiere FID Marseille International Competition 2020 / HKW Berlin (installation) 2019
Sales & Distribution LUX

1000 Smiles Per Hour

Drama, 15 minutes, black&whiteWriter Anne HeierDirector Fabian Altenried
Premiere Edinburgh IFF / Sarajevo FF, 2017

Cinema Olanda

Art/doc, 17 minutes, colourWriter & director Wendelien van Oldenborgh
Premiere Berlinale 2018 / La Biennale di Venezia (installation) 2017
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Looking For Europe

Documentary, 34 minutes, colourWriter & director Kristof Gerega
Premiere FilmFestival Cottbus 2018

Prologue: Squat / Anti-Squat

Art/doc, 34 minutes, colourWriter & director Wendelien van Oldenborgh
Premiere La Biennale di Venezia 2017 / daad Berlin 2017


Schuldenberg Films
Sophie Ahrens, Fabian Altenried, Kristof Gerega

Hobrechtstraße 79
12043 Berlin

Langbürgnerseestraße 10c
83093 Bad Endorf

+49 30 55475478

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