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The documentary Chasing Mandela's Rainbow has been officially selected by 27 film festivals, winning the Best Education Challenge award at the Helsinki Education International Film Festival! It was judged the Best Message winner in the youth section at the International Audiovisual Festival for Children and Youth, in Mérida, Venezuela. It has been bought by the broadcasters UR and Deutsche Welle. The educational rights are exploited worldwide. Trailer | Screener: contact@windrose.fr

Director's interview Podcast: https://www.attheflicks.co.uk/098-chasing-mandelas-rainbow/ 

 

The episode of the documentary series MOVING LIBRAIRIES taking place in Italy just won the Best Short Doc Award at the Firenze Film Festival in Italy!

This 5x26’ series presents initiatives carried out by citizens from all around the world to greater the access to books. 

Trailer | Screener: contact@windrose.fr.

 

 

Børge Mogensen is iconic and timeless! Danish design of the 50ies still inspires the biggest fashion brands.

 

Børge Mogensen - Designs for life: TRAILER 

 

 

left side: Børge Mogensen 1949 | right side: ZARA 2020

 

The documentary Lamalera has just been officialy selected by four festivals:

The International Festival of Ethnological Film, Belgrade, Serbia (9-13/10/2020)

The International Ethnographic Film Festival in Ukraine (12-19/09/2020)

The International Film Festival Etnofilm in ČADCA, Slovakia

The Matsalu Nature Film Festival, Estonia (16- 27/09/2020)

Trailer | Screener request: contact@windrose.fr

 

 

NEW ACQUISITION! Agatha Kern, the charming heroine of the series AGATHA'S CASE FILES. QUEEN OF DIAMONDS is an educated intelligent person who can find a way out of any situation. She notices that she can transform into any person, whether it is an old man or a shepherd. Soon, the girl begins to use her skills in a bad way and begins to turn various kinds of fraud. But a man appears whom she is not able to fool, the very famous detective Alexei Pushkin. Almost at first glance, they fall in love. Together they are capable of much... Trailer 

 

Barbara Hannigan, world class musician, received 2020 Glashütte Original MusicFestivalAward. It not only recognizes her dedication and passion as a performer, but also as a mentor. “Barbara Hannigan is a creative volcano! She is one of the most innovative artists. The courageous commitment to support young musicians she has shown has been particularly extraordinary." Jan Vogler, director of the Dresden Music Festival. Request the screener of her 2020 concert GIRL CRAZY WITH HANNIGAN to contact@windrose.fr.

 

Pauline Mazenod, Windrose's Head of Film Acquisitions and Sales is proud to be a member of the jury for the 2020 Jackson Wild Media Awards celebrating excellence and innovation in science and nature storytelling! The finalists will be announced on August 1.
 
 
 
 
Pauline Mazenod, Windrose's Head of Acquisitions & Sales has been working for Sunny Side Of The Doc as a mentor to help producers preparing a successful pitch. She is also an expert at "Meet the experts!" If you're registered to Sunny Side Of The Doc, you can book expert consultations to benefit from professional advice. Browse the fields of expertise, choose until 4 specialists you want to exchange with and Sunny side of the doc schedules an online meeting for you!
 
 

On the 14th of December 2020 will be celebrated 25 years anniversary of the end of the Bosnian civil war & of the Bosnian Independence. To learn more about the political & social situation in the Balkans, request our documentaries Return to Bosnia, Vukovar(s) and No Smoking in Sarajevo. Screener request at contact@windrose.fr

 

 

Discrimination of black people is more than ever unacceptable. What is the situation in South Africa? In Mandela’s quest for equality, school was supposed to be the central pillar to build a new society. What are the results 30 years after the end of apartheid? Their school system is one of the worst with most black pupils in poor public schools & most of white kids in rich private institutions reproducing the society of the past. CHASING MANDELA’S RAINBOW features three black kids: Who will succeed, despite the unequal system & who will fail because of it?

 

It seems that the Brazilian President, Jair Bolsonaro doesn’t want to prevent his citizens from the COVID pandemic. How does the understanding of the political contemporary history of Brazil help grasping Bolsonaro’s true intentions?

Time for watching ENCANTADO!

Trailer | Screener request at contact@windrose.fr

 

 

 

During the COVID lock-down, Windrose has been very active, by giving consultancy to filmmakers and help them develop their film projets to meet a broad international audience, refine their financing strategy and festival submissions plan. We also identified potential international coproducers. We watched rough cuts and trailers to discuss final editing improvements and make the film an international success. We finally attended a lot of online industry events.

 

 

Santtu-Matias Rouvali, originally from Finland is the new conductor of the London Philharmonia (for 2021-2022) after conducting the orchestras of New York, Berlin, Munich, Amsterdam and Gothenburg in 2019. His 2020 Japanese tour has been canceled because of COVID.

Request screeners of our concerts conducted by him at: contact@windrose.fr.

 

 

 

The documentary EAST OF OUR MEMORIES has been officially selected at the FIGRA, the International Festival of TV Reports and Social issues Documentaries, which took place from 11 to 14 March 2020 in Le Touquet, France.

Request EAST OF OUR MEMORIES at contact@windrose.fr.

 

 

 

 

A deep-sea scientist discovered that the majority of micro-plastics is not near the surface, but 200 meters (650 feet) below, which shows that the threats of micro-plastics is vastly underestimated. One way to preserve the oceans is to tackle the problem before it reaches them. Clever initiatives motivate the inhabitants to clean the rivers of the plastic. Request PLASTIC PIRATES: THE OFFICIAL STORY OF THE PLASTIC CUP at contact@windrose.fr

 

 

In a globalised world where cultures are getting lost, let’s follow Brandon on his passage to adulthood ritual, the Maraké, in a remote commune in the equatorial forest of Guiana, where the traditions and cultural heritage are fortunately still alive!

Screener request for BRANDON'S MARAKE at contact@windrose.fr

 

 

 

 

Following Stanley Kubrick’s success of 2001 : A Space Odyssey, he prepared a movie about Napoleon Bonaparte based on the most extensive research. The director recruited 50 000 soldiers for battle re-enactments, costumes were being tested, rights were bought and all were waiting for the green light of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayerwhich never came. If you look for a similar docu-drama request: WATERLOO, THE ULTIMATE BATTLE (contact@windrose.fr).

 

 

Whilst Jair Bolsonaro, the president of Brazil is trying to improve the relations between his country and Israel, he said that we can pardon, but not forget the Shoah. How did Brazil change from a rising star in South America to a country which voted for an extremist leader? ENCANTADO recalls Brazil’s political history explaining the current situation.

Trailer | Screener request at contact@windrose.fr

 

 

After the death of the last male white rhino from the North one year ago, the species is officially extinct (with only two female remaining). The only hope is artificial insemination, which is planned to take place in June 2019. Embark on a scientific journey and follow international teams on their quest to save the rhinos from extinction in RHINOS IN THE FREEZER.

Trailer | Screener request: contact@windrose.fr

 

 

Our tribute cover concert to Kate Bush has being praised by viewers:

"You've kept the spirit of Kate Bush and you've added your spirit there, you've moved all the work upstairs. Beautiful."

"This was so perfectly arranged and performed that it overwhelmed me and I found myself tearing up."

Screener request: contact@windrose.fr

 

 

Laurent Gbagbo, the ex-president of Ivory Coast, has just been acquitted from the allegations of crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court. This decision threatens the legitimacy of the ICC. The prosecutor has appealed the decision. The ex-president is maintained in captivity in The Netherlands.

Screener request: contact@windrose.fr

 

 

 

Rwanda is going to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the beginning of the Tutsis genocide on April 8th 2019. Estimated deaths range from 500.000 to 1 Million, which is about 70% of the Tutsi population. Our documentary shows the importance of remembering the history to build the future.

Trailer | Screener request at contact@windrose.fr

 

 

 

There is an alarming news for migrating birds: it is estimated that by 2050, 80% of migrating birds, will be endangered. Our award winning documentary “Birds of the Lakes Return” shows how thanks to human effort, we can bring our flying friends back to re-naturalized areas which were damaged by industry in the past.

Trailer | Screener request at contact@windrose.fr

 

 

 

We will celebrate in 2019 Leonardo Da Vinci’s 500th death anniversary. The first episode of our series The Antagonists: Rivalry In Art (5X52') is dedicated to the rivalry between Da Vinci and Michelangelo: a whole section of the Florentine Renaissance revisited by the prism of the artistic rivalry that opposed them in the sixteenth century.

Trailer | Screener request at contact@windrose.fr

 

 

Discover our documentary about the iconic figure of blues: Robert Johnson, who was a major inspiration for legendary musicians such as Bob Dylan, Jimmy Hendricks, the Rolling Stones etc. His 80th death Anniversary is in 2018. The final version of MISSISSIPPI RAMBLIN' is completed.  

Screener request at pmazenod@windrose.fr

 

 

 

The documentary Ladies' Turn (52', PBS, ARTE) presents courageous Senegalese women passionately playing football in a Muslim society. Seyni Ndir Seck, one of the main protagonists became the President of the Senegalese Female Football Commission.

Screener request at pmazenod@windrose.fr

 

 

 

On April 8, 2019, Rwanda will commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the beginning of the genocide, which has dramatically changed the history of this country.

Screener request of the documentary YOLANDE OR THE SCARS OF THE SILENCE (52 '| HD) at pmazenod@windrose.fr

 

 

 

 

The documentary THE MACAW KINGDOM (52’ | HD) about the conservation of Macaw parrots in Peru received this science film award at the Gödöllö International Nature Film Festival, Hungary.

The festival got bombarded by emails of people who would like to watch it.  

Screener request at pmazenod@windrose.fr

 

 

 

A study (published on 24/04/2018) reveals that up to 12 000 micro-plastics are found in every litter of the Arctic ocean. To fight against this increase, the Plastic Cup motivates every year hundreds of volunteers to pick up plastic from a river.  

Screener request of the documentary Plastic Pirates: The Official Story Of The Plastic Cup at pmazenod@windrose.fr

 

 

 

The inhabitants of Greenland are voting for their representatives. The outcome of this election may lead to a vote for the independence of the island from Denmark. Discover our wonderful documentary The Last Ice Hunters portraying how the daily life of the Inuits changed with the Danish influence since the first Danish settlers arrived in 1721. 

Screener request of the documentary at pmazenod@windrose.fr

 

 

The last white male rhinos died on 20 March 2018 in Kenya. Only two females of this sub-species are still alive. Our soon to be completed film Rhinos in the Fridge will present how scientists try to save this almost extinct rhinoceros species from poaching and climate change with one potential solution: artificial insemination.

Screener request of the documentary at pmazenod@windrose.fr

 

 

 

Balkan countries want to be part of the European Union, but political instability and some corruption issues in these countries will make their membership difficult to reach. Watch our documentaries covering various topics in the Balkans:

No Smoking in Sarajevo, Return to Bosnia & Vukovar(s).

Screener request at pmazenod@windrose.fr

 

 

 

While Europe is facing a cold wave, with Paris freezing at -10°C and cities in Russia reaching -35°C, Greenland’s climate is surprisingly warm, hovering between -3 and +3°C. How do natives actually live in Greenland? Discover their customs and traditions in our exclusive documentary “The Last Ice Hunters” in 4K and enjoy the trailer. Screener request of the documentary THE LAST ICE HUNTERS at pmazenod@windrose.fr

 

 

The Museum, Centre Pompidou, in Paris is holding a retrospective on David Goldblatt, the renowned South-African photographer, who documented the transformation of the South African society over the last 50 years. We invite you to watch our documentary on the most famous South African photographers, featuring David Goldblatt. Screener request of the documentary SOUTH AFRICA, CHROMATIC PORTRAITS at pmazenod@windrose.fr

 

 

An offensive airstrike by the Syrian army caused the death of over 220 civilians and injured hundreds on 8 February 2018. The war in Syria has been going on for almost seven years now. For an inside look of daily street battles, follow a journalist as she films the life of the rebels in the war fields. Screener request of the documentary 12 DAYS AND 12 NIGHTS IN DAMASCUS at pmazenod@windrose.fr

 

 

Ethiopia’s most popular singer, Teddy Afro, is back! Not welcome in his own country by the current political regime, because he is nostalgic of the empire which reigned before 1975, he performed in a huge concert in Ethiopia end of January 2018. The documentary JAMMING ADDIS on the return of Ethiopian jazz musicians in Ethiopia also highlights how they influenced the world with their music creativity during their exile. Screener request at pmazenod@windrose.fr

 

 

In the framework of the current crisis of supervisors of French prisons, more and more deprived in front of prisoners, discover the relation supervisors - prisoners under a new angle in a Belgian prison in the documentary Beyond The Bars, and more widely how all the staff of a prison gives meaning to its job. Screener request of BEYOND THE BARS at pmazenod@windrose.fr

 

 

 

In 2018, 100 years of women’s voting right in UK were celebrated. Federica Montseny was fighting in the 30ies in Spain against the fascist government to finally become the first female minister. Screener request of FEDERICA MONTSENY, THE INDOMITABLE at pmazenod@windrose.fr

 

 

 

 

FAST FORWARD about time acceleration -which won the Aina Roger Award at FIGRA, France- is now available in 52'. Screener request at pmazenod@windrose.fr

 

 

 

 

 

The winning car of the car design fair in Paris, France (Feb. 2018) was the blue Alpine A110 having a blue... and a design very close to the one of the cult EB110 Bugatti car, whose company revolutionized car design in the 90ies. Request the screener of the documentary THE BLUE FACTORY unveiling this thrilling adventure to pmazenod@windrose.fr.

 

 

 

If a tribute is being paid to IKEA’s founder, Ingvar Kamprad, who just passed away, Børge Mogensen, who also started his career in the 40ies, deserves just as much recognition, as a Danish designer, who also improved furniture in their functions and aesthetics, giving access to it to everyone, which massively impacted modern lifestyles. Request the screener of the documentary BØRGE MOGENSEN - DESIGNS FOR LIFE to pmazenod@windrose.fr.​

 

 

On 25 March 2018 was celebrated 100 years of Debussy’s death. Feel free to request our concert TRIBUTE TO DEBUSSY presenting his best works to pmazenod@windrose.fr.

 

 

 

 

 

The documentary BUDAPEST INFERNO: The Secrets Of The Molnar Janos Cave (screener request at pmazenod@windrose.fr) was selected at 21 international film festivals and won 12 awards including best science documentary, best underwater film, best diving film, best music, best nature/travel film etc. ​

 

 

 

 

On 20 June 2018 will be celebrated the World Refugee Day. It is the right time to screen DISTRICT ZERO which keeps being awarded in festivals all over the world. Screener request at pmazenod@windrose.fr

 

 

 

 

 

Xavier Veilhan's musical pavillon «Studio Venezia» represented France at 57th international Biennale of contemporary art in Venise, Italy, from 13 to 26 May 2017. Screener request of ARCHITECTONES at pmazenod@windrose.fr

 

 

 

 

 

Tackling with the use of the Creole language in Guinea Bissau's music contributing to the creation of a national identity, the documentary LANTANDA was selected by more than 10 festivals in a year. Screener request at pmazenod@windrose.fr.

 

 

 

 

 

Story of three women introducing surf in Iran, the documentary Into the Sea received the Peace and Sport Award at Sportel in Monaco. Screener request for INTO THE SEA at pmazenod@windrose.fr.

 

 

 

 

 

Pauline Mazenod, WINDROSE's Head of Film Acquistions and Sales was invited by EUROPE CREATIVE MEDIA to debate WHAT A DISTRIBUTOR CAN DO FOR YOU BEYOND DISTRIBUTION with Franz Mangelberger, media consultant under the moderation of Catherine Buresi, during MIPCOM 2017 in Cannes. Feel free to read the take-aways of EUROPE CREATIVE MEDIA.