'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.


Woolf Women Documentary - Raindance Film Festival

October 2020

Penned Pictures is excited to learn that Jenny Schauerte's feature documentary Woolf Women has been selected to screen at this year's Raindance film festival in the 'Female Gaze' section.


CCTV6 Movie Talk Interview - COVID-19 and the film industry in Germany

April 2020

Josef Brandmaier and John Hörnschemeyer were interviewed via Zoom by Chinese TV Channel CCTV6's Movie Talk on the subject of COVID-19 and the film industry in Germany...


Filmecho - Bayerischer Bankenfonds 20 year anniversary

March 2020

Josef Brandmaier is featured in the German film industry magazine 'Filmecho' as part of an article on the 20th anniversary of the 'Bayerischer Bankenfonds' (Bavarian Banking Funds).