July 09, 2019
Eisenberger - Preview in Vienna

"EISENBERGER – ART MUST BE BEAUTIFUL, AS THE FROG SAYS TO THE FLY" will be shown as a preview at the film festival "Kino wie noch nie" in Vienna.

The first screening will take place on 9 July at 21:30h in the OPEN AIR AUGARTENSPITZ in the presence of the protagonist Christian Eisenberger and the director Hercli Bundi.

The second performance will take place on 10 July at 20:30h in the METRO KINOKULTURHAUS.

The Austrian film release in the regular cinemas is planned for September 2019.

June 28, 2019
German Documentary Film Award

BLUE NOTE RECORDS: BEYOND THE NOTES is awarded with the German Documentary Film Award Opus GmbH Music Prize.

«The jury is of the opinion that this film tells the story of Blue Note in a congenial way and is therefore a convincing example of what a documentary film can achieve at best.»

June 24, 2019
Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes US cinema release

LAST DAYS IN NYC - FIRST DAYS IN LA! Special guests/moderators during Los Angeles opening weekend starting June 28: Nelson George (Fri), Simon Kilmurry (Sat), Don Was and Keith Lewis aka Qmillion Riddim (Sun).

Screening times and tickets Los Angeles/Santa Monica, Laemmle theatre: https://www.laemmle.com/films/45670

New York, Metrograph: http://metrograph.com/…/…/blue-note-records-beyond-the-notes


May 18, 2019
THE NAKED KING wins Dok.Fest München

THE NAKED KING by Andreas Hoessli won the main award in the international competition at Dok.Fest München. Congratulations to the director, to producer and DOP Peter Zwierko, cutter Lena Rem and the entire team. Mira Film wants to thank our coproduction partners TM Film (DE), Centrala (PL), ARTE G.E.I.E., Telewizja Polska and funders of the project.

Cinema release in Switzerland in September

May 01, 2019
The Naked King - Premiere at DOK.fest München

We are happy to announce the premiere at DOK.fest München. The director and the film team will be present.

May 11, 8.30pm at Filmmuseum

May 14, 7pm at Atelier 1

May 17, 5pm at Atelier 1

May 19, 11:30 Uhr im HFF - Kino 1

Original German version with German subtitles

Information and tickets HERE

April 29, 2019
Eisenberger – in Munich and in Warsaw

The festival release of EISENBERGER – ART MUST BE BEAUTIFUL, AS THE FROG SAYS TO THE FLY will be continued in Munich and Warsaw:

The film will be shown at the Dokfest-München in the Pinakothek der Moderne on Saturday 11.05.2019 at 16h followed by a film talk and on Sunday 19.05.2019 at 16h.

At the Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival in Warsaw the film will be shown twice in the presence of the director on Monday 13.05.2019 at 20.45h and on Tuesday 14.05 in the Kinoteka, as well as on Saturday 18.05 at 14h in the Iluzjon.

April 27, 2019
Eisenberger – at the Norwegian Documentary Film Festival

EISENBERGER – ART MUST BE BEAUTIFUL, AS THE FROG SAYS TO THE FLY  will be screened on April 27th 2019 at the Norwegian Documentary Film Festival in Volda/Norway.

April 18, 2019
Mira Film at DOK.fest Munich 2019

We are pleased to celebrate the world premiere of THE NAKED KING by Andreas Hoessli on 11 May at the DOK.fest Munich in the International Competition. Producers: Peter Zwierko, Vadim Jendreyko, Hercli Bundi, Editing: Lena Rem. A co-production with TM Film (DE) and Centrala (PL). Tickets and reservations.

EISENBERGER - ART MUST BE BEAUTIFUL, AS THE FROG SAYS TO THE FLY will be shown in Dok.Panorama at the DOK.fest Munich in the Pinakothek der Moderne on 11 May at 16h in presence of Hercli Bundi. The second screening is on 19 May. Tickets and reservations.

Two of our co-productions celebrate the world premiere at DOK.fest Munich in the German competition - congratulations to all participants!

DER KRIEG IN MIR by Sebastian Heinzel, a co-production with Heinzelfilm. Editing: Sascha Seidel, Camera: Adrian Stähli. Sound: Markus Egloff, Music: Cassis Birgit Staudt. Tickets and Information.

MASTER OF DISASTER by Jürgen Brügger & Jörg Haaßengie, a co-production with filmtank GmbH. Editing: Annette Brütsch, Camera: Sven O. Hill, Philipp Kuenzli, Music: Daniel Almada. Tickets and Information.

March 25, 2019
Eisenberger in cinema theatres

EISENBERGER - ART MUST BE BEAUTIFUL, AS THE FROG SAYS TO THE FLY is currently shown in Swiss cinemas. Click here for the film screenings.

The Press reports about the movie:

«The most beautiful creative chaos in recent film history» (Züritipp)

«Art is when you do it anyway» (NZZ)

«A stirring portrait» (MovieNews)

«A muscleman who pushes himself to the limits - or beyond them» (BZBasel)

«On the trail of the serial offender» (WOZ Magazin)

In addition, the Zurich gallery Nicola von Senger is showing new works by Christian Eisenberger until mid-May.

March 20, 2019
Cinema Release in UK, Ireland and Canada

Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes will be released in theaters in the UK & Ireland. Locations and dates HERE

Screenings in Toronto/Canada from 3/29 through 4/7 at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema. Tickets HERE

March 19, 2019
KING OF THE AIRS at Tartu World Film Festival 2019

KING OF THE AIRS – ZAUNKÖNIG by Ivo Zen is invited at the Tartu World Film Festival 2019 and will be screened in the World Film hall of the Estonian National Museum on Tuesday, 19th of March at 15:30h.

March 07, 2019
Eisenberger - at Diagonale Graz and in competition at Bolzano Film Festival 2019

The Austrian festival premiere of EISENBERGER – ART MUST BE BEAUTIFUL, AS THE FROG SAYS TO THE FLY will take place at the Diagonale – Festival des österreichischen Films on Wednesday 20 March.

The film will travel afterwards to Italy. From 4 to 19 April 2019, the Bolzano Film Festival shows creative feature documentaries from Italy, Austria, Germany and Switzerland, thus providing an insight into the rich, contemporary European cinema beyond convention and mainstream.

EISENBERGER - KUNST MUSS SCHÖN SEIN, SAGT DER FROSCH ZUR FLIEGE is one of eight documentaries in the competition of the Bolzano Film Festival 2019.

Press release

February 24, 2019
Eisenberger – Cinema Release in Switzerland

EISENBERGER – KUNST MUSS SCHÖN SEIN, SAGT DER FROSCH ZUR FLIEGE will be released on 28 of March in Swiss Cinemas.

An Exhibition with new worky by Christian Eisenberger will take place at the gallery Nicola von Senger in Zurich from March 15 until mid of May.

Special screenings with the artist Christian Eisenberger and the director Hercli Bundi are announced for:

21.03.2019 at 20h Kino Rex in Bern

22.03.2019 at 12.15h (Lunchkino Special) Arthouse Le Paris in Zürich

23.03.2019 at 20h Stattkino Luzern

24.03.2019 at 11.30h Kult.Kino Basel

24.03.2019 1t 17.30h Kinocenter Chur (Director alone)

05.04.2019 um 20.15 Uhr at Cameo Winterthur (Director alone)

December 14, 2018
Eisenberger – Nominated for Prix de Soleure

We are happy that the Solothurner Filmtage have nominated  EISENBERGER – ART MUST BE BEAUTIFUL, AS THE FROG SAYS TO THE FLY for the Prix de Soleure, because the film does «contribute to relevant  discussions and is convincing in it's cinematographic approach». (quote from the invitation).

The film will be screened on January 26th at 17.45h in the Landhaus and on January 28th at 18h in the Reithalle.

The cinema release in Switzerland will start in March.

October 16, 2018
Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes tourt auf Festivals
October 10, 2018
Eisenberger – 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

February 16, 2018
KING OF THE AIRS at Lichtmess Kino Hamburg

On 23 March 2018 at 20:00, Zaunkönig - Diary of a Friendship will be shown at Lichtmess Kino  in Hamburg.

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. 

July 07, 2017
Zaunkönig am Festival „Der neue Heimatfilm“ Freistadt/AT 2017

Director Ivo Zen presents his film Zaunkönig - Diary of a Friendship in August at the festival "Der neue Heimatfilm" in Freistadt/AT, taking place from 23.08.2017 to 27.08.2017.

April 06, 2017
KING OF THE AIRS at dokKa Festival 2017

Zaunkönig - Diary of a Friendship will be shown at the end of May at the dokKa Festival in Karlsruhe.

April 06, 2017
Nomination for Documentary Film Music Award

We are very happy that Zaunkönig - Diary of a Friendship has been nominated for the Documentary Film Music Award at DOK.fest Munich 2017.

We wish Trixa Arnold and Ilja Komarov the good luck for the award ceremony on 6 May and hope that their impressive film music performance will be rewarded.

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 31, 2017
Swiss Preview

Previews in the presence of the director:

Zurich - 31 January 2017 - 12:15 - Arthouse Le Paris, Lunchkino Spezial

Chur - February 2, 2017 -18:30 - Apollo Cinema

Ilanz - 3rd February Cinema Sil Plaz

Basel - 5 February 11:00 a.m. Cult cinema

Lucerne - 9 February 18:00 Uhr Stattkino

Bern - 16 February 20:30 Cinema Rex

Winterthur - 18 February 20:15 Cameo

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 29, 2017
Award for best Film Music

We are happy to announce the award for Best Film Music at the film festival Max Ophüls Preis 2017 for KING OF THE AIRS by Ivo Zen.

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

More information

January 06, 2017
Cinema Release in Switzerland

From 2 February 2017 in Swiss cinemas:

You will find all cinema screenings HERE

December 09, 2016
Solothurner Filmtage

After its premiere at Vision du Réel in Nyon in January 2017, Zaunkönig - Tagebuch einer Freundschaft will again be presented at a Swiss film festival.

  • Friday, 20 January, 12:15 pm, Palace
  • Tuesday, 24 January, 12:00 noon, country house

More information about the festival programme

December 09, 2016
Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis

We are delighted that Zaunkönig - Diary of a Friendship celebrates its international premiere at the Max Ophüls Preis 2017 film festival.

  • Wednesday, 25 January 2017 at 17.45 in CS 5
  • Thursday, 26 January 2017 12.30 noon at CS 2
  • Friday, 27 January 2017 19.45 hrs at CS 3
  • Saturday, 28 January 2017 17:45 at CS 5

More about the Festival

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

More Information

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).

More Information

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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