October 16, 2018
Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes tourt auf Festivals
October 10, 2018
World Premiere at the Filmfestival DOK Leipzig

We are happy to celebrate the world premiere at the Filmfestival DOK Leipzig in the international program. The film will be screened on Tuesday 30 of October at 14:00h in the Schaubühne Lindenfels and on Wednesday 31 of October at  21:30h  in the Passage Kinos Universum. Christian Eisenberger, Hercli Bundi and part of the crew and protagonists will be present.

September 17, 2018
BITTERE ERNTE: Kinostart Schweiz

Am 27. September startet der anregende und kritische Dokumentarfilm BITTERE ERNTE (Les Dépossédés) von Mathieu Roy in Zürich (Kosmos), Basel (kult.kino atelier), Bern (Kino Rex), Chur (Kino Apollo). Verleih: Vinca Film

Vorstellungen finden HIER

Vorstellungen mit anschiessender Podiumsdiskussion:

Zürich, Kosmos, Sonntag 23. Sept. 11.00 Uhr

Mit Christian Haueter (Biobauer & Protagonist) und Sabin Bieri (Associate Director des Center Of Development and Environment, Universität Bern)

Bern, Kino Rex, Donnerstag 27. Sept. 20.30 Uhr

Mit Simon Zbinden (DEZA) und Lukas Brönnimann (Student Berner Hochschule für Agrar-, Forst- und Lebensmittelwissenschaft)

Chur, Kino Apollo, Sonntag 30. Sept. 17.00 Uhr

Mit Andrea Hämmerle (Alt-Nationalrat & Biobauer) und weiteren Gästen

Luzern, Stattkino, Mittwoch 24. Okt. 19.00 UhrPodiumsdiskussion mit GästenWinterthur, Kino Cameo, Freitag 16. November 20.15 UhrMit Carla Hoinkes (Public Eye) und weiteren Gästen

August 28, 2018
On Tour in September

Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes: Dok Station - Music Film Festival Bucarest/Rumania, Filmfest Hamburg/Germany and Vancouver International Film Festival/Canada.

August 23, 2018
Premiere in Luzern

Blue Note Records: Beyond The Notes: am Donnerstag, 23. August um 19 Uhr Filmpremiere und Gespräch im Stattkino, Luzern, mit Niklaus Troxler sowie Pirmin Bossart; musikalisches Intro: Urs Leimgruber. Zur Einstimmung "Jazz als Lebensschule", erschienen in der Luzerner Zeitung HIER

July 23, 2018
Re-Launch Mira Film Website

We have been working for some time now on the re-launch together with Sternenbauer, Joël Gähwiler and Adina Renner, and are pleased to present you the result. The logo was refreshed as well as the presentation of our films and our team.

June 23, 2018
Festivals in July

Our Blue Note film will be premiered in France at FID Marseille, will be screened at the Jewish Film Festival in San Francisco and will have a special screening at the Kronsberg Jazz Festival in Norway. Thank you for having us!

June 04, 2018
In Swiss Cinemas in June

You don't have to be a jazz fan to love this movie! An emotional journey behind the scenes of Blue Note Records, the pioneering label that gave voice to some of the finest jazz artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.


June 01, 2018
Shanghai International Film Festival

Happy to announce the Asian premiere of Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes at the Shanghai International Film Festival in June.

May 04, 2018
Sheffield Doc/Fest

We are thrilled to announce our European premiere at Sheffield Doc/Fest. The director Sophie Huber will be present at the first screening on June 8. Screening dates and tickets: https://sheffdocfest.com/films/6415

April 23, 2018
World Premiere @Tribeca

We are proud to announce our world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival! Blue Note Records was founded in New York in 1939, nearly 80 years later we come back with a film about this legendary label. Congrats to the whole team!

March 20, 2018
Screening Dates Tribeca

April 23, 8pm Tribeca Festival Hub, World Premiere with Performance

April 24, 3pm Cinépolis Chelsea 9

April 25, 10pm Cinépolis Chelsea 9

April 26, 8.15 pm Regal Cinemas Battery Park 11-6

Tickets will be on sale on March 27

July 26, 2017
News from the beekeeper and his wife

Last June Diedie Weng visited the beekeeper and his wife to show them the finished film. Here her thoughts on it:

This June, I went to see the beekeeper and his wife. It was strange to be back in their home. It felt like no time had passed. Though some of the surrounding have changed, the climate and the rhythm of the beekeeper’s work stayed the same. They have a new kitten and quite a few rabbits instead of the pigs. It was raining in the valley most of the time when I was there. No children were home to help the beekeeper and his wife out, so I gave them a hand. I spent one morning helping them cut up the queen bee's eggs to fetch royal jelly.

I showed them the final film. They really loved it, they said "it is very real." After the scene with his mom, the beekeeper breathed a deep sigh like a long wind through the dark night, and then his eyes went red. Since their family lost the goose a while ago, the wife said: "Without this film, we wouldn't see the goose again, this naughty and silly goose.“ The beekeeper said: “Maofu would have become very good with the bees by now if he had stayed.” But Maofu is still in Beijing with am unstable job, and both of them are very anxious about his marital status. 

March 07, 2017
DCEFF: Environmental FF in Washington DC

The US audience gets another opportunity to watch our film at the Environmental Film Festival in Washington DC on 3/20 at the AFI theatre. http://dceff.org/film/beekeeper-and-his-son-the

March 06, 2017

Our Dutch Premiere is at CinemaAsia Film Festival in Amsterdam. Kriterion, Friday, March 10, 15:40 and Sunday, March 12, 17:30. More information

January 29, 2017
Award for best film music

We are happy that Zaunkönig – Tagebuch einer Freundschaft receives the award for best film music at the Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis 2017 

January 12, 2017
Solothurner Filmtage 2017

Join us in Solothurn - Diedie will be present for both screenings:Saturday, January 21, 9.30am - Palace Wednesday, January 25, 12/noon - Canva Club

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October 29, 2016
North American Premier at DOC NYC

We are happy to announce that The Beekeeper and his Son will have its North America Premiere at the amazing DOC NYC Festival in New York.

  • Sunday, November 13th, 2016, 07:15 PM, Cinepolis Chelsea

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August 31, 2016
The Beekeeper and his Son in Japan

And yet another film festival where you can enjoy The Beekeeper and his Son: The film will be screening at the Nara International Film Festival in Japan (September 17th – 22nd).

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August 31, 2016
The Beekeeper and his Son at EIDF

We are happy to announce that The Beekeeper and his Son will be screening at the International Documentary Festival (EIDF) in Seoul, South Korea.

  • Monday, August 22nd, 24.35
  • Tuesday, August 23rd, 19.30, Arthouse MOMO 2nd Hall
  • Thursday, August 25th, 15.00, Arthouse MOMO 2nd Hall

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