ma.ja.de Filmproduktions GmbH
ma.ja.de Fiction GmbH
For 28 years now, the German film-production company ma.ja.de. has consistently delivered documentaries and feature films selected at international festivals and securing worldwide distribution.
Established in 1991 by Heino Deckert, ma.ja.de has completed an eclectic range of high-profile collaborations with renowned directors including, among others, Sergej Loznitsa, Pirjo Honkassalo, Vitalij Manskij, Viktor Kossakovsky, Ulrike Ottinger, Ai Weiwei, Heidi Specogna and Thomas Heise.
ma.ja.de. has produced more than 100 documentaries up to date. Building on our work in international feature production, ma.ja.de fiction was launched in 2005. The first feature film Khadak with ma.ja.de as delegate producer won the Golden Lion for best first feature film in Venice in 2006. The production Mauerhase was nominated for an Oscar in 2009.
Our films have been screened at all major festivals around the world, including five films in Cannes, two of which were in competition, and seven films in Venice. For nine of these productions ma.ja.de was the executive producer.
DONBASS by Sergei Loznitsa, which celebrated its world premiere as the opening film of the Un Certain Regard at Cannes Film Festival 2018 was awarded the directing prize of this section. Our co-production CHRIS THE SWISS also premiered in Cannes, within the Semaine de la Critique. Our films AQUARELA by Victor Kossakovsky and ADAM AND EVELYN by Andreas Goldstein premiered at the 2018 Venice Film Festival. Ma.ja.de.'s HEIMAT IS A SPACE IN TIME by Thomas Heise had its premiere at the Berlinale Forum 2019 and won the Caligari Prize as well as the main prize of the international film festival in Nyon. The film has so far won a total of 10 other international prizes and the German Documentary Film Award 2019. THE CAVE by director Feras Fayyad, a co-production with Danish Documentary, premiered in Toronto 2019 and won the People's Choice Award for Documentaries. The film is nominated for the Oscar 2020. Aquarela was also on the shortlist. AQUARELA and HEIMAT were the only German films on the shortlist for the European Film Awards 2019, both are also on the shortlist for the German Film Awards 2020.
ma.ja.de is based in Leipzig with an office in Berlin. The company has close ties with Blinker Filmproduktion in Cologne.
Deckert distribution world-sales is a successful promoter of documentary films in the festival market and handles theatrical and tv-sales.
Pluto Film, a fiction world sales has joined the ma.ja.de group in 2015 and is co-owned by Torsten Frehse of NEUE VISIONEN.