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70 YEARS OF CCC ARTUR BRAUNER FILM

Continuous filmmaking from 1946 till today

In the year 1946 Artur Brauner founded the CCC (“Central Cinema Company”).In the 70 years of their existence the CCC produced approximately 260 motion picture films.In Artur Brauner’s 1948/49 established CCC Studios, far more than 500 films were produced; even large Hollywood productions like “Dschinghis Khan” were amongst them.

 Artur Brauner discovered many big screen actresses, famous names such as Sonja Ziemann, Elke Sommer, Senta Berger and Caterina Valente amongst them.

 Over 500 staff members were employed at the CCC studios, during the “golden fifties”, helping Berlin’s reputation to become a major synonym as a film-making city.

 The subsidiary “CCC Television” produced several hundred hours of programming not only for the for the Second Channel of national German Television, but also in addition for many other German channels, like the SFB, RTL, etc..

 Numerous CCC films are aired monthly in various German and international television stations.

 

Over 60 feature films have been awarded the prestigious German award “Valuable” or “Very Valuable” by the “Filmbewertungsstelle Wiesbaden”

The films “Die Ratten” (“The Rats”) and “Vor Sonnenuntergang” (“Before Sunset”) won “Goldene Baeren” (The Golden Bear Award at the Berlinale Filmfestival)

In 2003, Artur Brauner received the “Golden Camera” for his lifetime achievement from the “Berlinale” committee.
Furthermore he was awarded the “Bundesverdienstkreutz erster Klasse” (“Order of Merit”), the “Kavalierskreutz des Verdienstordens of the Polish Republik” (Service Medal of the Polish Republic”) in 2004, and he was appointed Professor h.c. of the Interamerican University of Humanistic Studies.

The Golden Globe was awarded to his movies “Europa Europa” (“Europe Europe”) and “Der brave Soldat Shweijkt” (“The good soldier Schweijk”).

His movies “Bittere Ernte” (“Bitter Harvest”), “Hanussen” (“Hanussen”) and on the American side for the film script: “Hitlerjunge Salomon” (“Europa Europa”) were nominated for the “Oscar”.

The Italian/German Co-production “Der Garten von Finzi Conti” (“The Garden of Finzi Contini”) received the “Golden Bear” in 1970, and two years later, in 1972, it received the “Oscar” for the category best foreign movie.

The movies “Der 20. Juli” (“20th July”) (1956), “Die weisse Rose” (“The White Rose”) (1983) and “Der Rosengarten” (“The Rose Garden”) (1990) were all awarded the “Bundesfilmpreis” (the “German Federal Film Award”) in different categories.

“Old Shatterhand” (“Old Shatterhand” ) (1964) is considered the largest and most complex German Western shot in the 1960s.

“Kampf um Rom” (“Fight for Rome”) (1968) is regarded as the most expensive film in the history of postwar Germany.

Jack London’s TV serial “Goldrausch” (“Gold Fever”) (1993) was the most high-priced series production ever made in the history of German television.

Each year, the “Artur Brauner Donation” presents the “Artur Brauner Film Awards” at a face value of Euro 25.000, which is aimed at producers to bring tolerance and human ethics closer to their audience with their films.

Artur Brauner is the worldwide only film producer to produce 21 feature films about Holocaust victims to this day.