„DER ANDERE – EINE FAMILIENGESCHICHTE (OT)“ is nominated for the „European CIVIS TV-Award“ 2017

April 11, 2017

CIVIS Media announced today, that „DER ANDERE – EINE FAMILIENGESCHICHTE (OT)“ is nomiated in the Category „Fiction“ for the „European CIVIS TV Award“ 2017 . Learn more.

„DER ANDERE – EINE FAMILIENGESCHICHTE (OT)“ nominated for Grimme-Award 2017

January 18, 2017

The german „Grimme-Institute“ nominated „Der Andere – eine Familiengeschichte“ (OT) as „best film“ for the Grimme-Award 2017. Learn more.


Dezember 20, 2016

On December 29 at 11:10 pm ZDF airs at ZWISCHEN WELTEN (OT) for the first time. More Information at ZDF.000046


November 15, 2016

Film of the Week „Der Andere – eine Familiengeschichte (OT)“ airs Monday, 21th of November 2016 at 8:15 pm on ZDF.

Film of the Week „DER ANDERE – EINE FAMILIENGESCHICHTE (OT)” can be streamed until 17th of February 2017 at ZDF MEDIATHEK.


November 01, 2016

The KANT-Kino shows „Der Andere – eine Familiengeschichte (OT)“ at 11.00 am on Sunday, November 13th.

For Tickets please go to https://www.yorck.de/kinos/kant-kino


October 15, 2016

„DER ANDERE – EINE FAMILIENGESCHICHTE (OT)“has a special screening on November 1st, 8 pm in Hamburg followed by a Q&A with Feo Aladag, Nama Traore, Daniel Blum and Mattias Elwardt.

Learn more about Abaton Kino: http://www.abaton.de

„DER ANDERE – EINE FAMILIENGESCHICHTE (OT)“ at Hof International Film Festival

Oktober 02, 2016

„Der Andere – eine Familiengeschichte (OT)“, formerly „Exodus – Flight of the children” (OT) premieres at the Hof International Film Festival on Wednesday, 26.10.2016 at 4 pm at Kino Central.

Learn more about Hof International Film Festival.

It’s a wrap!

May 28, 2016

We wrapped „Exodus – Flight of the children” (WT) on 28th of May 2016 in the Payxbas, district of Niamey in Niger, West Africa.

We would like to thank the wonderful team and cast for their fantastic work!!

Start of principle photography of „Exodus – Flight of the children“ (WT)

April 20, 2016

Feo Aladag produces TV film with star cast (among others Jesper Christensen, Milan Peschel, Alwara Höfels and Katja Riemann) about unaccompanied underage refugees and their situation in Germany. EXODUS tells the story of 17 years old Mali refugee Nama (Nama Traore) and his arrival in Germany. Nama, who had to flee from Mali to Germany himself, plays the main role and is in front of the camera for the first time.

The shooting takes place in Berlin and Niamey (Niger/West Africa) until the end of May 2016. Written and directed by Feo Aladag, Production by Feo Aladags filmproduction Independent Artists, Editor for ZDF: Daniel Blum

On Saturday, April 9, a special screening of INBETWEEN WORLDS takes place. The entry will be donated to refugee aid.

April 08, 2016

The association „Miteinander Kloster Lehnin“, who organizes the screening of INBETWEEN WORLDS in Lehnin, is a volunteer-organized group of citizens of different ages from the community Lehnin and surrounding area. The association is committed to the safe stay of refugees in the municipality. In Lehnin and Damsdorf, two groups of unaccompanied minor boys and a group of male refugees from Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, Syria and Africa are located. http://www.miteinander-kloster-lehnin.de/index.html

Screening location: „Saal des Altenhilfezentrums“ on the ground of the monastery in Lehnin
Screening time: 7 pm, Doors open at 6 pm
Entry is donation based.

Feo Aladag receives the „Medal of the Ministry of Defense“

February 25, 2016

On February 24, 2016, the Federal Minister of Defence, Ursula von der Leyen, awarded the prize „Bundeswehr and society“ for the first time. Feo Aladag received the price for her film INBETWEEN WORLDS, which she produced and directed.

Feo Aladag at the panel of WIFT – Women in Film and Television at Berlin International Film Festival 2016

February 14, 2016

Yesterday WIFT – Woman in Film and Television invited to a panel at the Meistersaal in Berlin. The journalist, author and presenter Katja Eichinger discussed with producer and director Feo Aladag and producer and financier Claudia Blümhuber („Grace of Monaco“, „The Railway Man“) about the subject of „Looking into the future: How to successfully choose tomorrow’s stories. The impact of current events on the films we make.“

INBETWEEN WORLDS in the Netherlands

March 25, 2015

INBETWEEN WORLDS will be shown at the Movies That Matter Film Festival in Den Haag in the cinema aan het Spui 2. After the screening, a discussion between festival director Bahram Sadeghi, author Niels Rollen, laywer Wil Eikelboom and the translator Abdul Ghafoor Ahmadzai is going to take place.


June 12, 2015

INBETWEEN WORLDS will be screened at the 17th FESTIVAL DE CINE ALEMÁN DE MADRID in Madrid tonight.

Location: Cine Palafox, Calle Luchana, 15, 28010 Madrid

Screening time: 5 pm


June 17, 2015

INBETWEEN WORLDS will be shown at the 18th SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL in the section „Focus Germany“

Screening dates and locations:

Friday, 19.06.15 – 6:30 pm, The Grand New International Cinema (Hall 6), 216 Nanjing W Rd, Huangpu, Shanghai

Saturday, 20.06.15 – 6:30 pm, Shanghai Wanda International Cinema (Hall 10), 36 Guobin Rd, Yangpu, Shanghai


August 26, 2015


Screening times and locations:

-Thursday, 27.08.15, 4.30 pm Location: Sello 5, Espoo

-Saturday, 29.08.15, 4:30 pm, Location: Kino Tapiola, Espoo

Feo Aladag produces TV feature film about unaccompanied underage refugees and their situation in Germany for the public broadcaster ZDF.

August 26, 2015

Feo Aladag ( „WHEN WE LEAVE“ „INBETWEEN WORLDS“) produces her first TV film with the working title of „EXODUS – FLIGHT OF THE CHILDREN“ for the public broadcaster ZDF with her film production company Independent Artists. The film is about unaccompanied underage refugees and their situation in Germany.

Feo Aladag: „It is absultely necessary to make a film about this sensitive issue of German and European present and future in all its complexity, a film that gives all sides of this drama a voice. To take the responsibility especially for the children and young people who need our compassion is not only an act of humanity but our duty.“

„EXODUS – THE FLIGHT OF CHILDREN“ is going to be shot in Germany and Africa in spring 2016.

INBETWEEN WORLDS wins German Audio Film Award 2015

March 17, 2015

INBETWEEN WORLDS was awarded with the German Audio Film Award 2015 tonight! Feo Aladag (author, director and producer) and the audio description team including Uta Borchert, Holger Stiesy and Uta-Maria Torp received the prize from the actor Roman Knižka.

Since 13 years, the Audio Film Award honours movies which convince the jury with their high-quality picture description. We would like to thank our great audio description team for their fantastic work!

Photo: Uta Borchert, Holger Stiesy, Uta-Maria Torp, Feo Aladag, Roman Knižka
(c) DBSV/Franziska Krug

International Women´s Day on the TV channel ARTE!

March 5, 2015

Feo Aladag guides trough the International Women´s day on March 8 on ARTE!

Next Sunday, ARTE dedicates the whole day to women. To strong and weak women, to women, who fight for their rights und dreams. ARTE tells stories of pain and hope, which encourage to stand up for equality in the world!

INBETWEEN WORLDS in San Francisco!

January 29, 2015

Tomorrow evening, the North Californian premiere of INBETWEEN WORLDS will take place at the 19th Berlin & Beyond Film Festival in San Francisco.

The movie’s main actor Ronald Zehrfeld will be present and will be honoured with the first “Berlin & Beyond Film Festival Spotlight Award in Acting”. We are very happy for him, many congratulations!

Link to Berlin & Beyond Film Festival website


January 4, 2015

Tonight, INBETWEEN WORLDS will be shown to the audience of the 26th Palm Springs International Film Festival & ShortFest. Author, director and producer Feo Aladag will be present and show her film at the Palm Canyon Theatre in Palm Springs at 8 pm.

Another screening will take place on Wednesday, January 7 at 4.30 pm at the same location.

Release of INBETWEEN WORLDS in France!

December 3, 2014

We are happy to announce the cinema release of INBETWEEN WORLDS in France. The film will be shown in various cinemas in France under the French name ENTRE DEUX MONDES.

Link to the French website of ENTRE DEUX MONDES

2 awards for INBETWEEN WORLDS at the Evolution Mallorca Film Festival!

November 13, 2014

INBETWEEN WORDLS was awarded twice at the Evolution Mallorca Film Festival:

Best Actor Feature Film – Mohsin Ahmady, ‘Inbetween Worlds’
Best Cinematography – Judith Kaufmann, ‘Inbetween Worlds’

Congratulations to our wonderful main actor Mohsin Ahmady and to our amazing cinematographer Judith Kaufmann!!!!

INBETWEEN WORLDS awarded in Brazil!

November 3, 2014

INBETWEEN WORLDS won the jury prize for “Best feature – new directors” at the 38th Mostra Internacional de Cinema / São Paulo International Film Festival in Brazil.
We are very happy and excited about this prize!

Feo Aladag is nominated for the BVR – German Directors Award METROPOLIS 2014

October 6, 2014

Feo Aladag is nominated for the award “Best Director Motion Picture” for her film INBETWEEN WORLDS. The jury is composed of members of the German federal association of movie and TV directors, who vote online. The decision on the award winners will be announced on November 9 at the gala of the HFF in Munich.

INBETWEEN WORLDS by Feo Aladag is now available on DVD and Blu-ray.

October 2, 2014

Link to Amazon

Feo Aladag is nominated for the Prix Veuve Clicquot – Women of Inspiration Award 2014!

July 8, 2014

The award honours women who have been inspiring other people by crossing borders, taking risks and showing courage to achieve a special goal.

Link to the website of Prix Veuve Clicquot

Special Screening of INBETWEEN WORLDS in the German Federal Foreign Office

May 22, 2014

Yesterday, a special screening of INBETWEEN WORLDS took place in the German Federal Foreign Office. The screening was followed by a debate, where the German Foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and director Feo Aladag discussed with young French and German diplomats about the developments in Afghanistan, the situation of the Afghan population and the collaboration of the German and the local army.

Special screening of INBETWEEN WORLDS in Dresden with the presence of Thomas de Maizière, the German Federal Minister for Internal Affairs

April 29, 2014

Yesterday, director Feo Aladag met the German Federal Minister for Internal Affairs Thomas de Maizière for a special screening of INBETWEEN WORLDS in Dresden. The screening was followed by an open talk at which students of the Technical University of Dresden and officer candidates of the Officer Candidates School participated actively.

INBETWEEN WORLDS received the rating „besonders wertvoll“ (particularly valuable) of the German film review institute (FBW).

April 2, 2014

The independent jury stated INBETWEEN WORLDS as “an immensely important and striking film.”

Link to the FBW website

German cinema release of INBETWEEN WORLDS

March 27, 2014

From today on, INBETWEEN WORLDS wil be shown in German cinemas.

The Federal Minister of Defence Dr. Ursula von der Leyen attended the special screening of INBETWEEN WORLDS.

March 27, 2014

“In a very fascinating way, INBETWEEN WORLDS shows the daily desperation and hope existing in the German army as well as in the Afghan population”, she said in an interview of the TV channel ZDF about the special screening of INBETWEEN WORLDS.

The world premiere of INBETWEEN WORLDS will take place in the competition of the 64th Berlin International Film Festival on February 11, 2015.

January 15, 2014

The Berlinale officially announced that INBETWEEN WORLDS by Feo Aladag wil celebrate its world premiere at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival.

WHEN WE LEAVE has been nominated for the Juliane Bartel Mediaprize 2013!

September 6, 2013

Since 2001, the Lower Saxony Minister of Social Affairs and Women awards special engagements for Women, Family, Health and Integration with the Juliane Bartel Media Award. With the price, the Ministry of Social Affaires and Women wants to encourage a differentiated representation of women in the media and offer a broader view on the complex lives of women.

After 35 days of shooting, the last scenes for Feo Aladag´s new feature film INBETWEEN WORLDS were shot!

July 23, 2013

INBETWEEN WORLDS was secretly filmed, first-time for a fictional feature film, on original locations in Afghanistan in the region of Masar-e Sharif and Kunduz, as well as in Lower Saxony and North Rhine Westphalia. After her first feature WHEN WE LEAVE, Feo Aladag, winner of the German Film Award 2010, focuses on the controversially discussed topic of the hot spot at the Hindu Kush. Ronald Zehrfeld and Mohsin Ahmady play the main roles.


May 15, 2012

We are happy to announce that WHEN WE LEAVE was awarded with the “Grand Prize” at the first Panazorean International Film Festival 2012 in Portugal.

Feo Aladag was awarded with the “Silver Berunda – Best Director” prize at the 4th Bengaluru International Film Festival for her film WHEN WE LEAVE.

December 23, 2011

Festival director T.S. Nagabharana announced the award at a press conference on December 22, 2011 in Bengaluru in Karnataka, India.

Medal of Excellence for WHEN WE LEAVE

October 17, 2011

WHEN WE LEAVE was awarded with the “Medal of Excellence for Fictional Production” at the Erasmus EuroMedia Awards 2011. The prize honours productions which reflect the history, development and values of Europe in a critical way and was given for the 16th time in Vienna, Austria. 43 productions from 11 European countries have been nominated this year.

Feo Aladag wins the German Director Prize METROPOLIS for WHEN WE LEAVE!

June 24, 2011

Yesterday, on the occasion of the 35 years existence of the German federal association of movie and TV directors, the German directors prize METROPOLIS was given for the first time. Feo Aladag won with her film WHEN WE LEAVE in the category of “Best Director – Newcomer”.


April 11, 2011

Yesterday, the cinema of Esslingen awarded Feo Aladag with the prize “DIE GOLDENE ZWIEBEL” for the best film debut and main actor Sibel Kekilli with the prize for best actress.

Both of them were present at the ceremony and were very happy about this wonderful prize!

7 nominations – 7 awards: WHEN WE LEAVE won several prizes of “Deutsche Filmkritik e.V.” („German Film Critics“)

February 18, 2011

One year after its premiere at the Berlinale Festival, WHEN WE LEAVE was awarded with the following prizes from the “Deutsche Filmkritik e.V.”:
  • Best Feature: WHEN WE LEAVE by Feo Aladag
  • Best Debut: Feo Aladag for WHEN WE LEAVE
  • Best Actress: Sibel Kekilli in WHEN WE LEAVE
  • Best Script: WHEN WE LEAVE by Feo Aladag
  • Best Cinematography: Judith Kaufmann for WHEN WE LEAVE
  • Best Music: Stéphane Moucha and Max Richter for WHEN WE LEAVE
  • Best Editor: Andrea Mertens for WHEN WE LEAVE

Feo Aladag received the DIVA-jury prize in the category “Best Director of the Year”

Januar 26, 2011

Jury’s statement: “With her drama WHEN WE LEAVE, director, author and producer Feo Aladag builds a unique bridge between the cultures. With the story about honour killing and a young woman (Sibel Kekili) who has been disowned by her family, Feo Aladag contributes profoundly to mutual understanding.”

WHEN WE LEAVE has been nominated sevenfold for the prize of „Deutsche Filmkritik e.V.“ (‘German Film Critics’)

Januar 4, 2011

Yesterday, the Association of the German Film Critics announced that WHEN WE LEAVE has been nominated for seven different prizes. The ceremony will take place during the coming Berlin International Film Festival. We are so excited!

WHEN WE LEAVE receives LUX FILM PRIZE 2010 in the category “Best European Film”!

November 25, 2010

Yesterday, the European Parliament in Strasbourg awarded Feo Aladag with the LUX prize for WHEN WE LEAVE. Helag Trüpel, Vice president of the culture committee of the European Parliament said:

“WHEN WE LEAVE is a stirring drama about the entanglement in a Turkish family in Berlin, about the contradiction between the emancipated demand of the main character to live an autonomous life and the sense of honour of her family of origin. The film with its high emotional density is a clear plea for more tolerance and for the value of an individual in contradiction to traditional paternalistic and patriarchal violence.”

WHEN WE LEAVE is nominated for the FIPRESCI Prize

October 11, 2010

The Film Critics Association FIPRESCI nominated Feo Aladags WHEN WE LEAVE for the “EUROPEAN DISCOVERY” prize. This award honours young and upcoming directors for their first European film.

WHEN WE LEAVE goes in the race for the Oscars for Germany!

September 17, 2010

WHEN WE LEAVE by Feo Aladag has been put forward as the German candidate for the Oscar for best foreign film. This decision was made by the specialist jury of “German Films”, the national information and advisory center for the promotion of German films worldwide. In its statement, the jury described its decision with the following words:

“WHEN WE LEAVE is particularly well written, harmoniously set and shows an outstanding acting performance. In a dramatical and subtle way, the fight of a young German-Turkish mother for self-determination in two different value systems is demonstrated.”