June 2012_
- Interview und Raju bei "Kurzsschluss" auf ARTE
link_ ARTE

April 2012_
- Raju is still on the run. "GRAND PRIX" at the 6th Festival “Golden Anteater“ in Lublin, Poland, "HONORABLE MENTION" at the 36th Cleveland International Film Festival and "BEST DRAMA" and "H. PAUL FITZPATRICK PEOPLES'S CHOICE AWARD" at the West Chester Film Festival
Thank you Poland, Cleveland and West Chester in Philadelphia!
link_ Winners

- 1ST PLACE of the years finalists of the Shortfilm Slam Hamburg 2012

March 2012_

- Wotan wins "Best Actor" for Raju at the Evolution International Filmfestival in Hollywood
link_ Winners

- Wotan Wilke Möhring in der Harald Schmidt Show: link_ Harald Schmidt Show

February 2012_

- NOW ON iTunes: link_ iTunes

- Gold Derby "Max Zähle interviewed by Rob Licuria"

January 2012_

- Raju has been nominated for an OSCAR in the Live Action Shorts category for the 84TH ACADEMY AWARDS, ...unbelievable
link_ Nominations

- Director Max Zähle finds out about the Oscar Nomination...
link_ Live

- Director Max Zähle on GOOD THINGS UTAH on abc4
link_ Good Things Utah

Dezember 2011_

- Raju has been shortlisted for an Oscar in the Live Action Shorts category
link_ Shortlist

- Our cinematographer Sin Huh wins the Bronze Tadpole
at the Plus Camerimage Festival. Great! Gratulations!!!

November 2011_

- Raju wins more wonderfull awards, such as the:

- 16th Berlin & Beyond Film Festival, San Francisco, Audience Award for Best Short Film
- Alcine 41. Festival de Cine de Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain Audience Award
- 31. VGIK International Student Festival, Moskau, Russia Best Fiction Film
- I´ve Seen Films Festival 2011, Milan, Italy Best Student Film • Best Fiction Short • Best Actor

- Raju at the "interfilm festival" in Berlin:

17.11.2011, 17:30, Babylon - Kino 2
18.11.2011, 21:00, Passage Kino 1

October 2011_

- Raju wins AUDIENCE AWARD for BEST SHORT FILM at the 16th BERLIN & BEYOND FILM FESTIVAL in San Francisco. Fantastic!

- Raju wins BEST STUDENT FILM, BEST FICTION SHORT and BEST ACTOR for Wotan Wilke Möhring at the "I´ve Seen Films Festival" in Milan, Italy and BEST SHORT FILM at the 8th Jameson CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival in Miskolc, Hungary.

Raju now recieved 23 awards in over 65 festivals worldwide! Congratulations! We are very proud and happy!

September 2011_

- Raju wins the GRAND PRIZE: Patrick Peyton Excellence in Filmmaking Award at the ANGELUS STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL in Hollywood!
link_ Winners

- Raju wins "Best Student Film" at the Filmfestival Srebrena Traka 'Srebrena Traka in Srebrenica / Bosnia and Herzegovina.

July 2011_

- Raju won "Best Foreign Film" at the 15th L.A. Shortsfest 2011
link_ Winners

- Raju nominiert bei dem First Steps Award 2011, Berlin in der Kategorie "Bester Kurzfilm"
link_ First Steps

June 2011_

- Please see the "Festivals / Awards" - section for more wonderfull festivals such as the L.A. Shortfest 2011

- The acceptance speech of director Max Zähle at the 38th Student Academy Awards 2011
link_ Acceptance Speech

- RAJU wins 38th Student Academy Award / Bronze Medal 2011!
link_ Winners

- RAJU wins "Golden Knight", Main prize in the category student and debut films, XX Golden Knight International Film Festival, Kursk, Russland

- RAJU wins "Best Production", Studio Hamburg Nachwuchspreis 2011
link_ Gewinner 2011

Mai 2011_

- RAJU is one of the winning films of this years FOREIGN STUDENT ACADEMY AWARDS! Thank you all to help making this happen!!!

- Raju ist nominated for Best Production at the Studio Hamburg Nachwuchspreis

- Stefan Gieren, the producer of RAJU, won the "Producer´s Award 2011" at the International Filmfestival Sehsüchte, Potsdam 2011.
Award Winners

April 2011_

- RAJU won Second Prize at the Athens International Film and Video Festival 2011
Award Winners

- RAJU is one of the last five films competing for the foreign STUDENT'S OSCAR / Academy Awards®!

- RAJU will be presented by AG Kurzfilm and German Films at the CANNES SHORT FILM CORNER in CANNES"

- ...and the winner of the "SPECIAL JURY RECOGNITION 2011" ...and (unbelievable) the winner of the "AUDIENCE RECOGNITION AWARD 2011" at the Aspen Shortfest 2011 goes to: RAJU
Congratulations to Kolkata and Hamburg!!!

March 2011_

- Stefan Gieren, the producer of RAJU, is nominated for the producer´s award 2011 at the 40th Studentfilmfest Sehsüchte in Potsdam

- RAJU has been selected to screen in the competition line-up of the A-listed Athens International Film and Video Festival in Ohio, USA.

February 2011_

- RAJU has been nominated for the "International Competition" of the Aspen Shortsfest in Aspen, Colorado (USA). The festival is an Oscar - qualifying festival!

- Screenshot Online "... RAJU ist keine Momentaufnahme, sondern ein kleiner Spielfilm, ausgeklügelt, genau komponiert ..."

- Hamburger Abendblatt "... Geld spielt nicht die Hauptrolle ..."

January 2011_

Saarländischer Rundfunk: Interview mit Max Zähle und Sin Huh

- HMS ON SCREEN, 31.01.11, Cinemaxx Hamburg, Dammtor at 7pm

- Raju has been selected into the 12. LANDSHUTER SHORTFILMFESTIVAL. Please see
the "Festivals" - section for more information!

- Screening Dates for Raju at the Max Ophüls Preis:
Thursday, 20th: 22:15 Cinestar 1 -PREMIERE-
Friday, 21st: 19:30 Cinestar 4
Saturday, 22nd: 11:00 Cinestar 4
Sunday, 23rd: 17:15 Cinestar 3

December 2010_

- Raju has been selected into the shortfilm competition of the 32. FILMFESTIVAL MAX OPHÜLS PREIS
Link: Max Ophüls Preis
Shortfilm competition: nominated films

- Raju has been selected into the "German Short Films 2011"-Catalogue. So congrats to all of our Indian friends, colleagues and teammembers - you have helped us create a wonderful movie that we are very exited to show you quite soon.

- RAJU now on facebook: RAJU

November 2010_

News from Kolkata_
After the shoot of our graduation movie in Calcutta about illegal ways of adoption and child trafficking - starring Wotan Wilke Möhring, Julia Richter and local star Arindam Sil - two reporters have continued the research. They aimed at finding out whether illegal practices like those described in our movie are being applied in Calcutta. In "Raju" we try to raise awareness to the role of adoption agencies who are poorly controlled and therefore can circumvent the formal adoption process far too easy.

Unfortunately the reporters have really discovered such cases and the results of their research are being heavily discussed in Calcutta at the moment - the entire system of adoption controlled is said to be corrupt and is being called into question.

Even though this strengthens the idea behind our movie project - to raise awareness to a weakness in regulations that opens the path for child trafficking - we as a team are very shocked and have decided to keep up our work on that behalf. There already is a small circle of movie makers coming together to found a non-profit society with the aim of promoting the need for appropriate laws and international regulations - because this is not only an Indian problem - and to support initiatives in Kolkata that help children in need within their social context - that is within the areas where they grew up.

For more information, please see the "Press" - section or contact us!