Trailer: Chichinette – How I Accidentally Became a Spy from Amos Geva on Vimeo.

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Shortlistet for the German Film Awards 2021

Informationen CHICHINETTE Schulkinowochen / Vision Kino
Download Unterrichtsmaterial CHICHINETTE


February 2023
Chichinette heute im hr Fernsehen! 1. Februar, 23:45 Uhr (full length/German voice over version)

June 2022
Panelist on “Filmmaking Education for Change” at FEST – New Directors New Films Festival in Espinho/Portugal.
June 22, 3.30 p.m. Host: Professor Chris Nunn | with Mats Dahlman, Luís Miranda, Marina Hughes and Nicola Hens

Chichinette screening in Aveiro Art House / Portugal in the event “Finding the tune: Music creation and sounddesign between historical archive and personal memories” organized by MEYES – Music to our Eyes
Followed by a discussion about music and sounddesign of the film
June 20, 9.30 p. m., Aveiro Art House

May 2022
screening in Istanbul / Maramra Üniversitesi
May 25, 10 a.m.

December 2021
German TV release! December 1 at 11:45 pm on rbb (full length/German voice over version)

Fall 2021
Anstehende Filmveranstaltungen Chichinette mit Filmgespräch:

May 2021
Chichinette online verfügbar auf maxdome, iTunes und Amazon
oder weiterhin über Vimeo-on-demand

April 2021
To celebrate Marthe Cohn’s 101th birthday, Chichinette is now released on DVD in Germany! Available in your favorite DVD store JPC hugendubel mediamarkt saturn exlibris (Schweiz) heymann

February 2021
Kino goes online and Chichinette is showing in

January 2021
Several online events are planned around the International Holocaust Memorial Day:

December 2020
Upcoming Online-Screening events of Chichinette

November 2020
Russian Premiere of Chichinette at Moscow Jewish Film Festival, November 19 -29

Chichinette in the programm of the Lockdown Programm of Schulkinowochen Thüringen until December 11

Chichinette at Schulkinowochen Thüringen
Several screening events in the framework of 900 Jahre Jüdisches Leben in Thüringen
All November/December cinema events have been canceled. Hope to be back soon.

October 2020
Spanish premiere of Chichinette at TECTÓNIC Festival Internacional de Cine de Crítica Social in Catalonia, October 22 – November 1 2020

September 2020
Official Cinema release in more than 30 cities in Germany and Austria, September 17.
All dates and cities here: missingFilms Filmverleih

August 2020
NEW DATES!! Cinema release Germany September 17, 2020

all dates and cities here: missingFilms Filmverleih

March 2020
Due to Corona, the Official cinema release in Germany had to bee postponed.
Cinema release in Los Angeles/California and Washington DC has been canceled.

Chichinette was screened at LUX Filmfestival Luxemburg in Partnership with the European Comission and The Pierre-Werner-Institut/Goethe Institut

February 2020
Chichinette at
Filmfestival Friedrichshafen, 16.2.2020

January 2020
Chichinette screening in various cities all over Germany to commemorate the International Holocaust Remembrance Day:
Rottenburg am 26.01.2020 Kino im Waldhorn
Gedenkstätte für die Opfer des Konzentrationslagers Langenstein-Zwieberge am 27.01.
Bayreuth am 27.01.2020 Cineplex Bayreuth
Freyung am 27.01.2020 Cineplex Freyung
Goslar am 27.01.2020 Goslarer Theater
Hannover am 27.01.2020 Lodderbast Kino Hannover
Leipzig am 27.01.2020 Kinobar Prager Frühling
Mannheim am 27.01.2020 CinemaxX Mannheim
Neustadt (Weinstraße) am 27.01.2020 Cineplex Neustadt
Passau am 27.01.2020 Cineplex Passau

Chichinette opens the Spy Film Festival in Kino Babylon – Berlin premiere! January 2, 2020

December 2019
Our US distributor Kino Lorbeer brings Chichinette to New York and Miami!

November 2019
Cinema release of Chichinette – How I acidentally became a Spy in France with an amazing media echo!
arte 28 minutesfrance cultureTéléramaLa LibérationLe FigarofranceinfoLe Journal du DimancheFroggy’s Delight
The film will be screened in cinemas all over France until December. All screening dates on
Screenings of Chichinette in Germany at DOK Kassel, Jüdische Filmtage Saarbrücken and Tübingen Frauenfilmfestival

October 2019
Chichinette – How I acidentally became a Spy is going out there!
* World premiere at Haifa International Film Festival on October 16
* German premiere at Hofer Filmtage , further screenings in Frankfurt, Kassel, Saarbrücken & Tübingen
* Cinema release in France on October 30, further infos coming soon.
* UK premiere in London on November 11

May 2019
Chichinette is nominated for Studio Hamburg Nachwuchspreis!

And: Market Screening in Cannes by UDI on May 20, 9:30 am, Lérins 2:

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March 2019
Our website is online!
More infos also on the site of our wonderful world sales Urban Distribution International (UDI) and our just as wonderful German distributor Missing Films

February 2019


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February 7
Marthe Cohn herself presented Chichinette – How I Accidentally Became a Spy in Hollywood, LA!
The event by the Claims Conference (Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany), who kindly supported the film, and The Paley Center for Media, was hosted by none other than Larry King.
The video of the event is available here: VIDEO

December 2018
My feature documentary Chichinette – How I accidentally became a Spy is on the finish line. Mastering in process!

ELISA has it’s London premiere at the Super Shorts Film Festival.

August 2018
ELISA wins “Best Narrative Short” at Venice Film Week and Commettee Award at short film fesgtival Verden.

May 2018
ELISA wins “Best Short Film” in Cyprus!
US-Premiere of ELISA at Brooklyn Film Festival in the beginning of June

March 2018
In the Shade of the Apple Tree (Im Schaten des Apfelbaums) is showing in Vancouver

Upcoming festival screenings for ELISA: Berlin, Italy

February 2018
EUROPIUM (by Lisa Rave) is screening at transmediale/festival Berlin

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January 2018
The German Film Rating Commission (FBW) rated ELISA “particularly valuable”, the highest possible title (Besonders Wertvoll)
Auszug aus der Bewertung: „Was Shtubert in ihrem Film aber, dank einer großartigen Ausstattung, einer perfekt ausbalancierten Licht- und Farbstimmung und einer exzellenten Kamera, auch gelingt, ist eine so große atmosphärische Dichte, dass man bis zum überraschenden Schluss der Geschichte mit atemloser Spannung folgt. Beeindruckendes und spannendes Kurzfilm- und Genrekino.“

Dezember 2017
ELISA wins Audience Award in Hamburg (Klappe Auf! Film Festival) and Jury Award in Wiesbaden (exground filmfest) and will be shown at Dhaka International Film Festival Bangladesh beginning of 2018

November 2017
In the Shade of the Apple Tree (Im Schaten des Apfelbaums) by Claudia Euen is officially Selected at Phnom Penh International Film Festival Cambodia

October 2017
ELISA won the Award for Best Artistic Synergy at the 58th Brno Short Film Festival in Czech Republic.
Further Screening in Hamburg in the Official Competition of Short Film Festival Klappe auf!, November 12, 2017

June 2017
We started our CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN for my recent documentary AN UNUSUAL SPY about Marthe Hoffnung Cohn. Please share and/or donate! Thanks!

March 2017
A great month for ELISA!
* Innovation Award “Prix Découverte” at Chalon Tout Court Film Festival, Chalon-sur-Saône, France
* FOUR awards at Watersprite Film Festival Cambridge including: Best Acting, Best Fiction, Film of the year AND Best Cinematography!!

Further screenings of ELISA: Filmfest Dresden (April 4.-9., Nationales Programm 4), Sehsüchte Film Festival Potsdam (April 26-May 1), LAUSITZiale (March 31)

November 2016
ELISA is coming to Berlin! Interfilm Festival, German Competition, Program Young&Derailed. Nov. 17 at 7pm and Nov. 20 at 5:30pm in cinema Babylon/Mitte, Nov. 19 at 11pm in Passage Kino/Neukölln. Come and see!
TOBI (Himmel und Hölle) will screen at ETIUDA & ANIMA Filmfestival, Poland, in the EDIUDA competition. November 24, 9 pm, Małopolska Garden of Arts

October 2016
So proud to announce that ELISA will have its world premiere at Reykjavìk International Film Festival on October 4 in the short film competition
More Screenings of ELISA in October:
2morrow Film Festival Moscow, Russia: October 15
Toamnă la Voroneţ Film Festival, Romania: October 13-16

September 2016
Himmel und Hölle (Hopscotch) is premiering in Canada!
September 23 at Carrousel international du film de Rimouski, Quebec

July 2016
YES! My first documentary feature An Unusual Spy (wt) was chosen for development funding by the French-German comission of the FFA!

December 2015
DEATH & the MAIDEN screens at Mémorial de la Shoah Paris : December 3, 2015

November 2015
DEATH & the MAIDEN receives honorary mention at 22. Etudia & Anima Film Festival Krakow and a special mention award from the Federation Internationale des Cine Clubs (FICC)

October 2015
DEATH & the MAIDEN wins Best Short Documentary at Louisville International Festival of Film
Omulaule heißt Schwarz (Omulaule means Black) will screen at Goethe-Institut San Francisco as part of the “Overcoming Borders” film series on October 7, 6:30pm

September 2015
Member of the EIECINE-Jury at the 63th International Film Festival San Sebastian, Spain.
Trouver Chaussure … (Shoes everywhere), produced in 2004 (!) will be shown by l’association Cinéfil in Blois, France. September 24 at Cinéma Les Lobis

June 2015
DEATH & the Maiden Official selection at FEST NEW DIRECTORS NEW FILMS Festival in Espinho, Portugal – June 23, 2015

May 2015
DEATH & the Maiden’s German Premiere:  DOK.fest München – May 10, 2015
Babuschka, wo sind die Gäste? is now distributed by GONELLA PRODUCTIONS International Sales, France

April 2015
Babuschka, wo sind die Gäste? awarded in the documentary section of 38. Grenzlandfilmtage Selb, Germany
April screenings DEATH & the Maiden: Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival – April 23, 2015,
Westchester Jewish Film Fesival – April 15 and April 26, 2015, NexT International Film Festival Bucharest/Romania – April 18, 2015

March 2015
DEATH & the Maiden wins Best Animated Documentary at American Documentary Film Festival Palm Springs
D&M Screening at the Gothe Institut LA on March 31.
My attendance to the screenings is supported by the general consulate of Germany in LA. Thank you very much!
Projet Ballons will be shown at Traverse Vidéo video art festival Toulouse, photo & video exhibition at boutiques agnes b. Toulouse, exhibition of 34 large format photos at Jardin Raymond VI (modern art museum Les Abattoirs) until July

February 2015
Death and the Maiden wins Best Short Documentrary at the 25th San Diego Jewish Film Festival , USA
Upcoming screenings: American Documentary Filmfestival (Official Selection) in Palm Springs, California (March), 11th Asian Women’s Film Festival New Dheli (March) and DOK.fest München (May)
Babuschka, wo sind die Gäste? is selected for 38. Grenzlandfilmtage Selb, Germany in April 2015

December 2015
Final shoot of our short Mother (wt) in Berlin.
Death and the Maiden is chosen for the American Documentary Filmfestival in Palm Springs, California in March 2015.

November 2014
Death & the Maiden’s International premiere at DOC NYC on November 13 and the European Premiere at FESTIVAL DEI POPOLI in Florence, Italy (International Competition) on December 4.

October 2014
Ten years after it’s German cinema premiere, Omulaule heißt Schwarz (Omulaule means Black) is available as Video on Demand (restored Version in HD):
More Info and HD Trailer on

Also available at realeyz VoD – Shalom Salam:

August/September 2014
Death & the Maiden was chosen for the FESTIVAL DEI POPOLI in Florence, Italy, for the DOC NYC in New York (both held in November) and for San Diego Jewish Film Festival in February.

July 2014
Death & the Maiden -Trailer is online

June 2014
Death & the Maiden is selected for Jerusalem Film Festival
Festival attendance will be sponsored by the German Embassy Tel Aviv – Thank you!

May 2014
Death & the Maiden wins at DocAviv film festival Tel Aviv, Israel.
The jury mention: “Second place goes to Death and the Maiden for its unusual aesthetic language. It imposes a turbulent life story on a historical figure, while integrating the cinematic arts with the art of painting.”

Balloon project #1-5 is shown at back.up film festival Weimar

März 2014
Europium by Lisa Rave at Künstlerhaus Bremen: Videokunst Förderpreis Bremen #21
Death & the Maiden by Yael Lotem will premiere at DocAviv Film Festival Tel Aviv in May 2014