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Wolfgang Bergmann

Head of production and distribution, director

Tel.: 0221-9726517

Email: wolf.berg(add)

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Irene Langemann

Author, director, coach

Tel.: +49-221-9726517

Email: irene.langemann(add)


Established by Wolfgang Bergmann, LICHTFILM is a production company with a track record for well-made, artistic documentaries. Our films depict purposefully direct encounters with people from all backgrounds: visionaries, victims and high-flyers, to name but a few. We present the protagonists as they really are, speaking out in their own idiom. We would not put words into their mouth or pay them to make statements. We do not make films for the self-aggrandisement of directors nor do we slavishly follow pre-ordained dramaturgy or bow to outside pressures. We are interested in delving deep, even into harsh reality.
Formerly our films were largely about historical subjects but now we focus more on visions of the future and how the present is predicated on the past


The Competitors


ArtDocFest Moscow, Nomination for the award “Laurelbranch”

From Ramstein with Love


International Filmfest Munich 2009; New Cinema from Germany, Museum of Modern Art, New York 2010;  Flayertiana, Perm Russia

Rublyovka – Road To Bliss

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Viennale Standard Reader’s Jury Award;
Prize for direction of Photography,
Golden Chest; Best Documentary – Sguardi Altrove, Milan;
Nomination for the Grimme Preis 2009 Germany;
“Prix Circom” Section- “International”,

European TV-Award


International Filmfest Munich,
2007; Viennale/Vienna;
Kasseler Documentary- and Videofest;
Golden Chest Festival, Bulgaria;
Guanghzou Documentary Filmfestival, China;
Festival Tertio Millennio  Rom;
Göteborg International Film Festival;
Human Rights Film Festival – Zagreb;
Maysles Brothers Award – Belfast;
Sguardi Altrove – Milan;
Minneapolis/St. Paul Int. Film Fest, USA;
Planet Doc Review Warsaw;
Human Rights Festival, Kiev, 2009

Martin’s Passion


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FIPA D’OR Biarritz;
Banff Rockie Award (Canada);
Price “Centaur” for the Best documentary St. Petersburg;
Best Documentary – Pocono Mountains Film Festival USA

Festivals:  FIPA 2004 Biarritz/France; “It’s all true” Sao Paulo/Brazil; Philadelphia     Film Festival/USA; Int. Doc. Festival – Munich/Germany; Golden Prague/Check Republic; Banff Television Festival/Canada; „Message to Man“ St. Petersburg/Russia; Pocono Mountain Film Festival/USA; Montreal Festival “New Cinema”/Canada; Chicago International Documentary Festival 2005; Brazil2005 Festival, Tampla

Lae Andersen – The Voice of Lili Marleen


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Grand Prix for the best foreign documentary – Golden Chest Bulgaria…


Golden Chest – Plovdiv/Bulgaria;
New German Films- Museum of Modern Art N.Y.;
Nordic Film Days – Lübeck/Germany;
IDFA Amsterdam 2001