zero one film
is an independent film production company based in Berlin, producing cinema and TV documentaries as well as art house fiction for the German and International market.

Over the past 25 years the company produced more than 100 documentaries, documentary television series and feature films. Many of them won international awards, among these  THE PEOPLE VS. FRITZ BAUER by Lars Kraume, MORE THAN HONEY by Markus Imhoof, WEST by Christian Schwochow, THE FLAT by Arnon Goldfinger, GERHARD RICHTER PAINTING by Corinna Belz, BLACK BOX GERMANY by Andres Veiel, or ECHOES OF HOME by Stefan Schwietert. The collaboration with Aleksandr Sokurov on films like MOLOCH or FATHER AND SON and FRANCOPHONIA was highly acclaimed and awarded in Cannes.

With 24H BERLIN the team broke new grounds, provoking broadcasters to cast aside the traditional slot structure for the duration of 24h allowing for a so far unprecedented 24 hours documentary. In 2010, 24H BERLIN won the Bavarian TV Award as well as the German TV award. With 24H JERUSALEM Volker Heise and Thomas Kufus created a follow-up of the award winning format which has been successfully broadcast on April 12th 2014 and which has won the German TV Award. In 2016 the format continues with 24H BAVARIA.

Thomas Kufus is the CEO of zero one film, actively involved in film politics on a national and international level promoting the role of cinema documentaries and the importance of co-production treaties. He is member of the European and the German Film Academy and from November 2009 until early 2015 Thomas Kufus had been it’s chairman.

Volker Heise (Director and Dramatic Adviser) is partner of zero one film since 2008. As creative director he is responsible for many successful TV formats, that zero one film has produced.

The company has about 15 full-time employees in the fields of development, research and production.

zero one film is a member of the Producer’s Alliance.


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