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November 14, 2017 in News

WHEN GOD SLEEPS wins Jury Competition Award!

This just in! WHEN GOD SLEEPS won the Jury Competition Award at the Sound Unseen Film Festival! We’re thrilled to receive this honor, and wish to extend a heartfelt thank you to…

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November 9, 2017 in News

IDFA Tickets Available Now

WHEN GOD SLEEPS will screen at the 2017 IDFA Film Festival in Amsterdam, The Netherlands! We will have four screenings: November 16, 22, 23 and 24. The screening on November…

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October 29, 2017 in News

Sound Unseen Film Festival

Minneapolis friends, WHEN GOD SLEEPS is screening at the Sound Unseen Film Festival on November 9th! This is Sound Unseen’s 18th annual “films-on-music” festival, and we’re proud to take part in…

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ABOUT US

Berlin, New York, & Iran Converge

Partner Pictures LLC has made narrative and documentary feature films since 2008. Our films strive to have an impact. They have premiered and been awarded at major film festivals around the world including Tribeca, Berlin, Tokyo, and are funded through grants, partnerships and co-productions with organizations like the Sundance Documentary Institute, Fork Films, The Catapult Film Fund, The Jerome Foundation, NYSCA, Film und Medienstiftung NRW, FFA/German Federal Film Board, ITVS, ARD, ZDF, and many others. Our corporate projects are crafted to achieve the goals of our clients through personalized storytelling.

Till Schauder

Writer/Director

Schauder’s feature debut SANTA SMOKES which he wrote, co-directed and starred in, won several awards, among them Best Director at the Tokyo International Film Festival and the Studio Hamburg Newcomer Award. In 2012, Till completed his critically acclaimed first documentary THE IRAN JOB, which was released worldwide, mentioned as an Oscar contender and shortlisted for a German Academy Award in 2014. His latest documentary WHEN GOD SLEEPS premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival 2017 and is currently playing at film festivals around the world. WHEN GOD SLEEPS won the “Cinema for Peace Award” foValuablealuable Documentary of the Year during this year’s Berlinale, and the “Golden Heynal Award” in the International DocFilmMusic Competition at this year’s Krakow Film Festival. WHEN GOD SLEEPS opened theatrically in Germany and Japan in October. The U.S. theatrical release is scheduled for early 2018, followed by a nationwide broadcast on PBS/Independent Lens and a North American online release on Amazon. Till also recently completed WARRIORS OF FAITH, a feature documentary about Iraqi refugees in Germany combating ISIS through performance arts for which he just won a German Emmy. The film also won the “ARD Top of the Docs” Award and was a nominee for the Prix Europa. Till has a side career in acting. He appeared with Kate Winslet in the HBO Series “Mildred Pierce” and in Martin Scorsese’s HBO Series “Vinyl”. His production company, which he runs with his producing partner and wife Sara Nodjoumi, is based in Brooklyn.

Sara Nodjoumi

Producer

Nodjoumi is an independent film producer and film festival programmer. She and Till Schauder most recently collaborated on WHEN GOD SLEEPS, co-produced by ITVS, executive produced by Motto Pictures, Catapult Film Fund, and Fork Films, and supported by numerous foundations including the Sundance Institute,  Jerome Foundation, and NYSCA. The film premiered in competition at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. It later went on to win the Golden Heynal award for Best Music Documentary at the Krakow Film Festival and won Most Valuable Film of the Year award for Cinema for Peace in Berlin. Nodjoumi and Schauder are currently working on the feature documentary REGGAE BOYZ, which is in post-production. From 2004-2009, Nodjoumi worked at the Tribeca Film Festival as an Associate Programmer and is currently the Artistic Director of the New York Sephardic Film Festival. She also produced the feature documentary THE IRAN JOB, which was released theatrically and on Netflix worldwide. In Germany, the film was shortlisted for a German Academy Award. For THE IRAN JOB, Nodjoumi managed two of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns of all time. In 2016, she was invited to attend the Sundance Creative Producer’s Summit and in 2017 she was an IFP Cannes Producer’s Network Fellow.

News

What’s happening—from Tribeca to Cannes

WHEN GOD SLEEPS wins Jury Competition Award!

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This just in! WHEN GOD SLEEPS won the Jury Competition Award at the Sound Unseen Film Festival! We’re thrilled to receive this honor, and wish to extend a heartfelt thank you to…

IDFA Tickets Available Now

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WHEN GOD SLEEPS will screen at the 2017 IDFA Film Festival in Amsterdam, The Netherlands! We will have four screenings: November 16, 22, 23 and 24. The screening on November…

Sound Unseen Film Festival

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Minneapolis friends, WHEN GOD SLEEPS is screening at the Sound Unseen Film Festival on November 9th! This is Sound Unseen’s 18th annual “films-on-music” festival, and we’re proud to take part in…

Denver Film Festival

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There will be a screening of WHEN GOD SLEEPS at the Denver Film Festival on November 9, with tickets available for purchase through the link above. We’ll be joining a…

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Funding & Honors

The people that make our films possible

  • 2017 Rolling Stone, Hollywood Reporter, and Huffington Post shortlist When God Sleeps for Tribeca Film Festival
  • 2017 “Tribeca Film Festival Official Selection” – When God Sleeps
  • 2016 “Most Valuable Documentary of the Year Award” from Cinema for Peace. 
  • 2014 Catapult Film Fund Development Grant – When God Sleeps
  • 2014 German Federal Film Fund Screenplay Grant – When God Sleeps
  •  2014 German Federal Film Fund Development Grant – When God Sleeps
  •  2014 Gerd Ruge Fellowship, North Rhine Westphalia Film Fund – When God Sleeps
  • 2014 Shortlisted for German Academy Award, best documentary – The Iran Job
  •  2013 Winner Guirlande D’Honneur, best documentary Milano International Sports film festival FICTS (Fédération Internationale Cinéma Télévision Sportifs) – The Iran Job
  • 2013 Finalist at DOC LEIPZIG Pitch – The Reggae Boyz
  •  2012 completed one of the most successful Kickstarter film-campaigns of all time – The Iran Job ($100,000), followed by a second campaign for $66,000, making The Iran Job one of the must successful crowd-funded documentary projects of all time.
  • 2010 Daphne Foundation Grant – The Iran Job ($20,000)
  • 2010 PARSA Community Foundation Grant – The Iran Job ($50,000)
  • 2010 Kodak Grant – The Iran Job ($5,000)
  • 2010 Richard Massey Foundation for Arts and Sciences Grant – The Iran Job ($10,000)
  • 2010 Finalist Cannes MipDoc Co-production Challenge – The Iran Job
  • 2010 Finalist IDFA FORUM Round Table Pitch – The Iran Job
  • 2009 Winner Paley Center for Media Pitch Competition – The Iran Job ($5,000)
  • 2009 New York State Council on the Arts Grant – The Iran Job ($15,000)
  • 2003 Best Director Award, Tokyo International Film Festival – Santa Smokes ($5,000)
  • 2003 Audience Award Berlin Beta Film Festival – Santa Smokes
  •  2002 Studio Hamburg Newcomer Award granted by the Independent Panel of German Television and Film Producers (NDR, ARD, RTL, SAT 1) – Santa Smokes ($7,500)
  • 1998 DAAD Scholarship for the Arts (German Foreign Ministry) ($25,000)
  • 1997 International Max Ophüls Film Festival Reader’s Award – Strong Shit ($2,000)
  • 1997 Nominated for best editing & cinematography on a debut feature, Jury of
    Independent German Film and Television Producers – Strong Shit
  • 1996 Audience Award, International Short Film Festival Brussels – City Bomber
  • 1996 Special Jury Award, Kelibia International Film Festival/Tunisia – City Bomber
  • 1996 Munich Academy Screenplay Award – Strong Shit ($10,000)

FILMS

Internationally Recognized Films

Partner Pictures presents:

WHEN GOD SLEEPS

Partner Pictures Presents:

THE REGGAE BOYZ

Partner Pictures presents:

THE IRAN JOB

Partner Pictures presents

SANTA SMOKES

Partner Pictures -

DUKE’S HOUSE

Partner Pictures -

STRONG SHIT

Partner Pictures LLC - City Bomber, Sara Nodjoumi and Till Schauder

CITY BOMBER

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