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„If the bee disappears from the surface of the Earth, man would have no more than four years left to live.” – Einstein

 

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Team

Directed and written by Markus Imhoof
Photographed by Jörg Jeshel
Macro-photographed by Attila Boa
Edited by Anne Fabini
Co-written and assisted by Kerstin Hoppenhaus
Sound designed by Dieter Meyer, Nils Kirchhoff

Produced by
Thelma Film AG Zürich; Ormenis Film AG Zürich;
Zero one film GmbH Berlin;
Allegro Film GmbH Wien

Shooting: April 2010 till August 2011 in Europe, USA, Australia and China.

 

Festivals

Festival International de Cine de Gijón – Spain, 15.11.2013 – 23.11.2013
Rehoboth Beach Film Festival – Rehoboth Beach, USA, 06.11.2013 – 10.11.2013
Contemporary Science Film Festival – Moscow, RU, 10.10.2013 – 17.10.2013
Environmental Film Festival Melbourne – Australia, 05.09.2013 – 13.09.2013
Michigan, Traverse City Film Festival, 02.08.2013-04.08.2013
Seattle International Film Festival – Seattle, WA, 12.06.2013 – 20.06.2013
Maui Film Festival – Maui, HI, 12.06.2013 – 16.06.2013
Southside Film Festival – Bethlehem., PA, 11.06.2013 – 15.06.2013
San Francisco Green Film Festival – San Francisco, CA, 30.05.2013 – 05.06.2013
Torino, CinemAmbiente – Environmental Film Festival, IT, 16.05.2013 – 05.06.2013
Warsaw, 10th Planete + Doc Film Festival Warsaw, Competition, 10.05.2013 – 19.05.2013
Leuven, 9th Docville International Documentary Film Festival Leuven, 03.05.2013 – 11.05.2013
USA Film Festival – Dallas, TX , 24.04.2013 – 28.04.2013
Sarasota Film Festival – Sarasota FL, 05.04.2013 – 14.04.2013
Louisiana International Film Festival – Baton Rouge, LA, 18.04.2013 – 21.04.2013
Buenos Aires, 15° Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente, 10.04.2013 – 21.04.2013
Environmental Film Festival at Yale U. – New Haven, CT, 08.04.2013 – 14.04.2013
Montclair FF – Montclair, NJ, 05.04.2013 – 14.04.2013
Cleveland, 37th Cleveland International Film Festival, 03.04.2013 – 14.04.2013
Cleveland Int’l FF – Cleveland, OH, 19.03.2013 – 30.03.2013
Hong Kong, 37th Hong Kong International Film Festival, 17.03.2013 – 02.04.2013
Thessaloniki, 15th Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival, 15.03.2013 – 24.03.2013
Vilnius, 18th Vilnius International Film Festival, 14.03.2013 – 28.03.2013
Oslo, 12th Eurodok Oslo European Documentary Film Festival, 13.03.2013 – 17.03.2013
Washington D.C., 21st Environment Film Festival Washington D.C., 12.03.2013 – 24.03.2013
Sofia, 17th Sofia International Film Festival, 07.03.2013 – 17.03.2013
Guadalajara, Jalisco, 28° Festival Internacional de Cine de Guadalajara, 01.03.2013 – 09.03.2013
Paris, 30e Festival International du Film d’Environnement, 19.02.2013 – 26.02.2013
Berlin, Berlinale German Cinema, 07.02.2013 – 17.02.2013
Portland OR, 36th Portland International Film Festival, 07.02.2013 – 23.02.2013
Göteborg, 36th Göteborg International Film Festival, 25.01.2013 – 04.02.2013
Helsinki, 12th DocPoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival, 24.01.2013 – 27.01.2013
Santa Barbara, 28th Santa Barbara International Film Festival, 24.01.2013 – 03.02.2013
Solothurn, 48. Solothurner Filmtage, 24.01.2013 – 31.01.2013
Palm Springs, 24th Palm Springs International Film Festival, 03.01.2013 – 14.01.2013
Kerala, 17th International Film Festival of Kerala, 07.12.2012 – 14.12.2012
Goa, 43rd International Film Festial of India Goa, 20.11.2012 – 30.11.2012
Doha, 4th Doha Tribeca Film Festival, 17.11.2012 – 24.11.2012
Amsterdam, 25th IDFA International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, 14.11.2012 – 25.11.2012
Kassel, 29. Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- und Videofest, 13.11.2012 – 18.11.2012
Tallinn, 16th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, 13.11.2012 – 28.11.2012
Copenhagen, 10th CPH:DOX International Documentary Film Festival Copenhagen, 01.11.2012 – 11.11.2012
Vancouver, 31st Vancouver International Film Festival, 27.09.2012 – 12.10.2012
Toronto, 37th TIFF Toronto International Film Festival, 06.09.2012 – 16.09.2012
Freistadt, Freistadt Festival # 25 Der neue Heimatfilm, 22.08.2012 – 26.08.2012
Locarno, 65° Festival del film Locarno, 01.08.2012 – 11.08.2012

 

Awards

Swiss Film Award Quartz Best Documentary Film 2013
Swiss Film Award Quartz Best Film Score 2013
Switzerland, Zürcher Film AwardBest Documentary Film 2012
Switzerland, Succès Zürich – Best Documentary Film Cadrage 2013
Switzerland, Prix Walo Best Film Production 2013
Switzerland, Audience Award Solothurn Film Festival 2013
Switzerland, Audience Award Delémont-Hollywood 2013
Switzerland, Swiss Award Kultur 2014
Switzerland, Mister Earth Schweiz 2014
Switzerland’s official foreign language entry for the 86th Academy Awards

German Film Award Lola for Best Documentary Film 2013
Germany, Bavarian Film Award for Best Documentary Film 2013
Germany, Gilde-Filmpreis Best Documentary Film Filmkunstmesse Leipzig 2013
Germany, German Natur Film Award Darßer NaturfilmFestival 2013
Germany, Audience Award Darßer NaturfilmFestival 2013
German Film Award Lola Best Editing 2013 (Nomination)
Germany, Bild-Kunst Schnitt Preis Documentary Film 2013 (Nomination)
Germany, Zukunftsfilmpreis Festival des Umwelt- und Naturfilms Brandenburg, 2014
Germany, Ehrenpreis “Apisticus”, 2018

Austria ROMY Award for Best Director Documentary Film 2013
Austria ROMY Award for Best Documentary Film 2013
Austrian Film Award for Best Sound Design 2013

USA, Best Documentary Film Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2013
USA, Best Feature Award Green Film Festival San Francisco 2013
USA, Eco-Conscious Media Award Best of Raw Awards 2014

France, Prix Buffon Festival Pariscience – Festival international du Film Scientifique 2013
France, Meilleur documentair Festival International du Film Ecologique de Bourges 2013

Italy, Premio Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso Gran Paradiso Film Festival 2013
Italy, Special Price „Expo 2015 – Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life“ Prix Italia 2013 (Nomination)

Japan, Special Jury Award Japan Wildlife Film Festival 2015

Great Britain, Audience Award UK Green Film Festival 2013

Romania, Audience Award Pelicam International Film Festival 2013

Ukraine, Golden Medal World Beekeeping Awards, Apimondia – International Apicultural Congress 2013

Czech Republic, Winner International Competition International Festival of Science Documentary Films Academia Film Olomouc 2014

Brazil, Special Mention Filmambiente International Environmental Film Festival 2013

 

Press

Theatrical release in New York June 12th 2013 at New York’s FILM FORUM

“This is the CITIZEN KANE of bee documentaries.” 
– Ain’t It Cool News

“Richly documented and lavishly photographed…Imhoof obtains stunning images of (bees) at work.” 
– Screen Daily

“effective melding of science and aesthetic delights.” 
– Indiewire

“You feel, like going into a magical, Narnia like world”
– WKCR Radio New York

“MARVELOUS! A delightful, informative and suitably contemplative study of the bee world…”
– Stephanie Zacharek, VILLAGE VOICE

“Oh my God – I love this film. Finally somebody got it right!”
– Michael Moore

 

Book and music to the movie

The Book

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Markus Imhoof and Claus-Peter Lieckfeld
Frankfurter Buchmesse 2012, orange-press
3rd edition

 

Soundtrack by Peter Scherer 

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CD by Milan Music, Los Angeles and Paris
Distribution: Warner Music International
France: Universal Music

Listen to the music on musicload

 

Worldwide Distributors 

Australia and New Zealand: Antidote Films 
Austria:Filmladen Filmverleih 
Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg:Imagine Film Distribution 
Bosnia, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia:Demiurg 
Brazil:Imovision 
Bulgaria: Art Fest 
Columbia: CINEPLEX
Estonia: Mtü Must Käsi/NPO Black Hand
Finland:Cinema Mondo 
France:Jour2Fête 
Germany:Wild Bunch Germany
Great Britain:Eureka Entertainment Ltd 
Hong Kong: Edko Films
Hungary:Mozinet 
Iran: Irib Media Trade 
Italy:Officine Ubu 
Japan:SIGLO 
Poland:Against Gravity 
Portugal:Alambique 
Singapor Airlines: IMP INTERNATIONAL
Sweden:Folkets Bio 
Swiss:Frenetic Films 
Spain:Pirámide Films 
Taiwan:Joint Entertainment 
Turkey:Bir Film 
USA:Kino Lorber 

 

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