About Us Velvet Film is a production company created by Raoul Peck in 1986 in Germany. It is currently based in France, Haiti and in the United States of America. In 1991, the documentary Lumumba, Death of a Prophet (New York Film Festival) was the first film produced by the company. Its success (the film had been shown all across Europe and North America) enabled Velvet Film to encounter its future partners. To name just a few : JBA Production (France), Arte (France and Germany), HBO (USA). Velvet Film has developed and co-produced all Raoul Peck's movies (5 documentaries, 5 feature films and 2 TV drama) in Europe, Haiti and in the United States. These movies had been selected and awarded in the most prestigious film festivals around the world (Cannes, Berlin, Locarno…). Velvet Film pursues a policy of development that could be sum up in these words: * Political commitment Diversity Speak about strong and complex issues for a large audience The ambition of showing our films all around the world Produce average budget films with integrity Develop connections with European's partner companies (in Germany, Belgium, Luxemburg and Switzerland, etc…) Strengthen a creative and economic area for a different kind of cinematography that appears to be essential. Act as to remain economically sustainable and commercially competitive. Velvet Film is currently working on four feature films by Raoul Peck in Europe, including a film on The young Karl Marx (with JBA Production) and the adaptation of François Bizot's novel The Gate. In the United States, Velvet develops three feature films. Among them, the adaptation of Russell Banks novel Cloudsplitter (produce by HBO and Martin Scorsese). Also taking particular care to discover new talents, Raoul Peck supports projects from others screenwriters and directors.
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