junafilm

Junafilm

JUNAFILM ist eine preisgekrönte, unabhängige Produktionsfirma mit Sitz in Hamburg. Seit der Gründung 2009 durch Verena Gräfe-Höft widmet sich JUNAFILM der Produktion herausragender Spielfilmformate und internationaler Koproduktionen.

Mit unserem ersten Spielfilm „Tore Tanzt“ von Katrin Gebbe war JUNAFILM 2013 in Cannes (Un Certain Regard) vertreten. Der Film gewann über 20 nationale und internationale Preise und lief erfolgreich auf über 100 Festivals. Seitdem sind JUNAFILM-Spielfilmproduktionen auf allen großen internationalen Filmfestivals vertreten und haben zahlreiche nationale und internationale Preise gewonnen.

Unsere Hands-on-Strategie ermöglicht es JUNAFILM und Produzentin Verena Gräfe-Höft, in jedes Projekt involviert zu sein. Außerdem legen wir großen Wert darauf, dass unsere Projekte auf einem Fundament starker Beziehungen zwischen unseren kreativen Filmemacher*innen und unseren Finanzpartner*innen aufbauen. Zusätzlich zu den Spielfilmen hat JUNAFILM mehrere Serien in der Entwicklung, von denen eine zur Berlinale EFM Series Pitching Session im Jahr 2024 eingeladen ist.

 Junafilm

JUNAFILM is one of the most highly awarded independent production companies in Germany. Since it was founded in 2009 by Verena Gräfe-Höft, JUNAFILM has been actively committed to the creation of both standout feature film productions and high-quality international co-productions.

With our first feature, “Nothing Bad Can Happen” JUNAFILM was presented in Cannes in 2013 (Un Certain Regard). The film won more than 20 national and international awards and was successfully received in more than 100 festivals. Ever since then JUNAFILM feature film productions are present at all major international Film festivals and have won numerous national and international awards.

Our hands-on strategy allows JUNAFILM and producer Verena Gräfe-Höft to stay involved in each project. We also place great focus on building our projects on a foundation of strong relationships between both our creative filmmakers and financial partners. In addition to the feature film slate, JUNAFILM has multiple series in development of which one is invited to the Berlinale EFM series pitching session in 2024.


Filmography

  • „Anna Ist“ (Anna Is) Junafilm & Family Affair Films, NL-DE, written & directed by Rosanne Pel, SWR/ARTE, VPRO,  funded by MOIN, NL Film Fund, BKM, DFFF
  • „Spirit in the Blood“ (2024) Junafilm & Elevation Pictures, CA-DE, 98 min., written & directed by C. May Borgstrom, NDR/Arte, funded by MOIN, BKM, DFFF, MEDIA, Telefilm, Ontario Creates
  • „Schlaf“ (Sleep, 2020) Junafilm, DE, 104 min., directed by Michael Venus, written by Thomas Friedrich & Michael Venus, ZDF, funded by BKM, MOIN, Nordmedia, Global Screen, World Premiere Berlinale 2020 (Perspektive Deutsches Kino)
  • „Pelikanblut“ (Pelican Blood, 2019) Junafilm & Miramar Film, DE-BG, 121 min., written & directed by Katrin Gebbe, SWR/ARTE, funded by BKM, MOIN, DFFF, Torino Film Lab, Berlinale Co-Production Market 2018, World Premiere Venice Film Festival 2019, Toronto International Film Festival, Hamburg Producer Award 2019
  • „Draussen in meinem Kopf“ (The World Beyond My Mind, 2018) Junafilm, DE, 99 min., written & directed by Eibe Krebs, ZDF/ARTE, funded by MOIN, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Wim Wenders Scholarship, German-French Youth-Award at Max Ophüls 2018
  • „The Swan“ (2017) Vintage Pictures, Junafilm & Kinokompanii, IS-DE-EST., 91 min., written & directed by Asa Hjornleifsdottir, ARTE/NDR, funded by MOIN, IF, Tallin, i.a. Grand Award Cairo International Filmfestival, World Premiere in Toronto, Filmfestival Hamburg (Nominated for Producer Award)
  • „La Cigale at la Fourmi“ (2016) Junafilm, DE, 15 min., written & directed by Julia Ritschel, funded by MOIN und Nordmedia, u.a. Grand Jury Prize – Kurzsuechtig Festival & Flensburger Kurzfilmtage
  • „Antboy – Superhelden Hoch 3“ (Antboy 3, 2016) Nimbusfilm & Junafilm, DK-DE, 80 min., directed by Ask Hasselbach, written by Anders Ølholm & Kenneth Bøgh Andersen, NDR, funded by MOIN, DFFF, DFI
  • „Antboy – Die Rache der Red Fury“ (Antboy – Revenge of the Red Fury, 2014/2015) Nimbusfilm & Junafilm, DK-DE, 80 min., directed by Ask Hasselbach, written by Anders Ølholm & Kenneth Bøgh Andersen, NDR, funded by MOIN, DFFF, DFI, NTVF, Berlinale Generation Competition 2015, Best Danish Childrensfilm 2015
  • „Not at Home“ (2013) Adomeit Film, Junafilm & Wolf Pictures, DE-DK-AFG, 65 min., written & directed by Katja Adomeit & Shahrbanoo Sadat, funded by MOIN, Official Selection International Filmfest Rotterdam 2014
  • „Tore tanzt“ (Nothing bad can happen, 2013), Junafilm, DE, 110 min., written & directed by Katrin Gebbe, ZDF – Das kleine Fernsehspiel, funded by MOIN, Nordmedia,World premiere: Cannes Filmfestival Un Certain Regard 2013

In Development

  • „Werewolf & Renée“ by Katrin Gebbe, MOIN
  • „Schockraum“ by Eibe Maleen Krebs & Felix Binder, based on the novel by Tobias Schlegl, MOIN
  • „Element Lost“ international series by Verena Gräfe-Höft & Samuel Schultschik, MOIN
  • „Fíasól“ childrens series in coproduktion with Ursus Parvus (ISL), by Kristín Helga Gunnarsdottir & C. May Borgstrom, MOIN
  • „Aquadolce“ by Sebastian Egert, MOIN, HH Producers LAB
  • „Weltenexpress“ by Malte Thomsen, based on the novel by Anca Sturm, MOIN
  • „Hausaufgaben“ by Gernot Griksch, based on the novel by Jakob Arjouni, MOIN
  • „Kliffende“ series by Lena Krumkamp & Lennard Eberlein, MOIN
  • „The Uninvited Guest“ by Julia Drache, MOIN
  • „Kaltes Herz“ by Thomas Friedrich, Julz Ritschel & Simone Buchholz, MOIN