WOMAN IN THE MIRROR (post-production)

Mata Hari before her first performance



In our short film Mata Hari (Katarina Strahinic) is preparing for her first dance performance in a dressing room in Paris.  Her loyal maid Anna Lintjens (Stephanie Lexer) helps her to transform from a European lady into an Indian princess.  Monsieur Noir (Nico Birnbaum) a skeptical journalist, interferes with her plans and she soon realizes a lot is at stake, should she actually dance. 


Margaretha Geertruida Zelle was an incredibly courageous Dutch woman, who neglected all social constraints of her time. After losing nearly everything in her life she reinvented herself and became "Mata Hari", an Indian princess who as a semi-nude dancer revolutionized the image of the female body. She became the shooting star of the Belle Epoque.

Release date: 2019 

Running Time: 20 min

Language: English

Starring Katarina Strahinic (Mata Hari), Stephanie Lexer (Anna Lintjens), Nico Birnbaum (Monsieur Noir)

Production: Annette Hildebrand

Writers: Annette Hildebrand, Karoline Vielemeyer

Director: Karoline Vielemeyer

Cinematography: Chris Hirschhäuser 

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DES PROF. LEIDEL (post-production)



a.k.a. "Aus dem Leben des Professor Leidel"

Prof. Leidel writes entire orchestra pieces while waiting at the doctor's office. Inspired by

the great romantics, his career as a composer started when he was only 4 years old.

This film gives a glimpse into his work and creation that is anything but ordinary ...

Release Date: 2019

Running Time: 20 min

With: W.G. Leidel, Sabine Leidel, Gabriele Lenhardt

Director & Editor: Karoline Vielemeyer

Cinematography: Julian M. Grünthal

Musik: W. G. Leidel

Sound: Stefan Schmidt

Production Management: Marcus Schwenzel, Stefan Schmidt

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This film was made in association with Filmfabrik Weimar e.V.

and made possible with the support of Thüringer Staatskanzlei. 



Valisia, a modern-day prostitute, is catapulted into the impoverished streets of Otto Dix's 1920s triptych Metropolis. Dreaming to belong to the high society club depicted in the center, she sneaks in wearing a stolen designer coat. But that upper-class world is not as rosy as she imagined ...


Premiere: Sept 3, 2016 (LBI Film Festival)

Running Time: 16 min

Language: German

Subtitles: English, French

Starring Katarina Strahinic (full cast on imdb)

Writer & Director: Karoline Vielemeyer

Cinematography: Julian M. Grünthal

Hair & Makeup: Sonia Slansky

Costumes: Marcus Schwenzel

Editing: Karoline Vielemeyer

Music: Stefan Schmidt

Sound Design: Andreas Vorwerk


This film was made in association with

Prague Film School and Filmfabrik Weimar e.V.


  • Winner 'Best Student Film': Long Beach Indie International (LBI) Film Festival, LA 2016
  • BDFA-Bundesfilmfestival Fiction 2018, Second Place 
  • FILMThuer 2017, Winner: 'Beste Bildgestaltung', Erfurt
  • Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival Online 2017
  • Silicon Beach Film Festival, LA 2017 
  • Days of German and Russian Short Films "Vkratze"! Volgograd 2017
  • Festival de Cannes Short Film Corner 2017 
  • Finalist: BLOW-UP International Arthouse Film Fest, Chicago 2016 
  • Finalist: Hollywood Screenings Film Festival, 2016 


                   - JOURNAL OF AN ENCOUNTER (2017)


"Jakob, the filmmaker, follows Cameroon refugee Paul on his risky trip to and across Europe. Going through different political as well as mental borders, this journey dramatically affects both of them. An absolutely genuine, unbiased and unpredictable adventure film about unusual connections in an agitated political context."

IFF Rotterdam


Directed by Jakob Preuss

Produced by Weydemann Bros. 

Feature Documentary 2017, 97 min



  • Nomination Grimme-Preis 2019
  • LOLA@BERLINALE 2018, Short List Deutscher Filmpreis 
  • Winner 'Best Documentary': Shanghai International Film Festival 2017 
  • IFFI – Internationales Film Festival Innsbruck 2017
  • 'German focus': 57th Krakow Film Festival 2017


  • Documentary competition 'honorable mention': Filmkunstfest Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 2017 
  • Winner 'Docu/Rights Main Prize': DocuDays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival Kiev 2017
  • Official Competition: Achtung Berlin 2017 
  • Kirchliches Filmfestival Recklingshausen 2017
  • Close Up 'Best documentary': Bergamo Film Meeting 2017
  • Official Selection: International Film Festival Rotterdam – IFFR 2017
  • Competition: Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis