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May 2015
DEATH & the Maiden’s German Premiere:  DOK.fest München – May 10, 2015
Babuschka, wo sind die Gäste? (Babushka where are the guests?) 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 and the Maiden’s wins Best Animated Documentary at AmDocs 2015! D&M screening at  AmDocs, Palm Springs, on March 28, 11 am. Another screening is scheduled at the Gothe Institut LA on March 31.
My attendance to the screenings are supported by the general consulate of Germany in LA. Thank you very much!

Projet Ballons (photo & video) by French artist Julien Escafit will be shown at Traverse Vidéo video art festival Toulouse. A choice of photos and a videos are shown at the boutiques agnes b. Toulouse (femme & homme) until the End of March. 34 large format photos are exhibited at Jardin Raymond VI (next to modern art museum “Abattoirs”) until the middle of April.

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