SAMSA FILM is, by its size and the number of films produced, the biggest production company in Luxembourg. In its 34 years of existence, the company has produced more than 90 feature films, as well as an equivalent number of documentaries and short films, many of which have attracted international acclaim through their selections at festivals such as Cannes, Berlin, Venice, San Sebastian and Toronto. The company is run and managed by Jani Thiltges, Claude Waringo and Bernard Michaux.
TUNE INTO THE FUTURE 2020
Format: Feature Documentary
Genre: Documentary (Portrait)
Director: Eric Schockmel
Screenplay: Eric Schockmel
One hundred years before the internet, a self-declared tech guru started preaching the future to his flock of outsiders. Meet the most influential nerd you may never have heard of: Hugo Gernsback. Decades in advance he foresaw Skype, jetpacks, space mining and drones. But even though he would accumulate over 80 patents throughout his life and befriend the likes of Edison and Tesla, his most influential invention remains Science Fiction. Gernsback planted the seeds for pop-culture phenomena such as Superman, Star Wars and a whole nation’s obsession with UFOs.
Format: Feature Documentary
Director: Alexander Nanau
Screenplay: Alexander Nanau, Antoaneta Opris
In the aftermath of a tragic fire in a Romanian music club, more burn victims begin dying in hospitals from wounds that were not life threatening. A team of investigative journalists move into action to uncover massive corruption in the health system and other state institutions. Following journalists, whistle-blowers, and government officials, Colectiv is an immersive and uncompromising look into the price of corruption and the price of truth.
Venice Film Festival; Toronto International Film Festival; Zurich Film Festival - Best Documentary; Tromso International Film Festival - Don Quixote Award; Sofia International Film Festival - Special Jury Award; One World International Human Rights Documentary Festival - Grand Jury Prize; Montpellier Mediterranean Film Festival ; Ulysses Award, Luxembourg City Film Festival - Best Documentary Award; La Roche-sur-Yon International Film Festival - Special Award of the Jury, Cork International Film Festival,....
TEL AVIV ON FIRE 2018
Format: Feature Film
Director: Sameh Zoabi
Screenplay: Sameh Zoabi, Dan Kleinman
Cast: Kais Nashif, Lubna Azabal, Yaniv Biton, Nadim Sawalha, Maisa Abd Elhadi, Salim Daw, Laëtitia Eïdo, Wafaa Abo Zarifa
Taking place nowadays in Ramallah where everybody watches the successful soap opera « Tel Aviv on Fire » in which a Palestinian female spy has a love affair with an Israeli General in 1967, the film tells the story of Salam, a charming 30-year-old Palestinian living in East Jerusalem, working as an intern on the show in Ramallah.
Every day, he has to pass by the check-point to reach the studios.
He encounters the check-point Commander Assi, whose wife is a huge fan of the soap.
In order to please her, Assi puts pressure on Salam to influence the story of the show.
Salam soon understands Assi’s creative vision can get him a promotion as a screenwriter, at least until Assi and the show’s financial backers start disagreeing on how it should all end, leaving Salam uncomfortably caught in the middle…
Official Selection Venise 2018, Orizzonti, Best Actor Award for Sameh Zoabi; Interfilm Prize «Promoting Interreligious Dialogue»; Best Film Prize et Best Screeplay Prize at the Haïfa Festival; JAM Prize of the Best Music at the Cinemed Festival in Montpellier; Grand Jury Prize and Critique Prize at the Comedy de Liège Festival; Grand Prize and Youth Jury Prize at the Saint-Jean-de-Luz Festival; Best Screenplay Prizeat the Asia Pacific Screen Awards.
BLACK 47 2018