ARD shortlists "Sohail - the lost child" for their 2022 Documentary Film Competition

October 2022

"Sohail – Das verlorene Kind" (Sohail - the lost child) aka "Kabul 8/15", was shortlisted by the Consortium of German Public Broadcasters "ARD" as one of the five finalists of their 2022 Documentary Film Competition.


Josef Brandmaier at MediaTech SPRINT workshop

September 2022

As the industry evolves along with media technology, Penned Pictures' Josef Brandmaier was selected to participate in the MediaTech SPRINT workshop of this year's MediaTech Hub Conference in Babelsberg.


Success for Josef Brandmaier at the Deutscher Filmpreis/German Film Awards

June 2022

Congratulations to Penned Pictures' own Josef Brandmaier, executive producer of 'Die Schule der magischen Tiere/School of Magical Animals'.


Requiem for a Robot - Cannes Frontières Market

May 2022

"Requiem for a Robot" at the Frontières market of the 2022 Festival de Cannes.

White Spot Films - Here Comes Mavo!

May 2022

White Spot Films' Jan Bonath and Penned Pictures’ Josef Brandmaier were in Washington DC for the press announcement of 'Here Comes Mavo!'


'My Way' rated Particularly valuable

December 2021

Jakob Gatzka's award winning documentary, My Way, has just been given the highest rating of 'Prädikat besonders wertvoll' (Particularly valuable)...


'My Way' garners success

October 2021

My Way wins the Best Documentary award at the Filmtage Oberschwaben in Germany, and is selected for the official competition of GZDOC, China.


Jan Bonath joins Penned Pictures

March 2021

Penned Pictures is delighted to announce that Jan Bonath is bringing his wealth of experience to the company.


SRF DOK to broadcast 'Hanging by a Thread'

December 2020

Caroline Wloka's dramatic documentary 'Am seidenen Faden' ('Hanging by a Thread') will be broadcast by the Swiss TV channel SRF DOK at 20:05 on December 3rd.


Filmecho | Filmwoche article about the production of our feature documentary 'My Way'

November 2020

Penned Pictures is in this week's German Film industry magazine Filmecho | Filmwoche, with an article about our feature-length documentary 'My Way'.


Beautiful Country International Micro Films Festival 美丽乡村国际微电影艺术节 - Jury

November 2020

Penned Pictures' co-managing partner, Josef Brandmaier, has been announced as one of the jury members for the Beautiful Country International Micro Films Festival in Qingdao, China.


Bridging the Dragon - 6th Sino-European Project Lab Selection

November 2020

Penned Pictures' feature project, 'Die chinesische Dame'/'The Chinese Lady', is one of seven European projects selected for the 6th Sino-European Project Lab.


French-German Film Meeting - Co-Production Market Selection

November 2020

Penned Pictures' feature project 'Nicht Nah Genug!'/'Not Close Enough!', selected for the Co-Production Market of the French-German Film Meeting 2020.