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Extra: Sat.1 grabs “Year to Remember”; Olympic Channel debuts “Far From Home”

Sat.1 picks up Talpa’s “Year to Remember” Germany’s Sat.1 has secured rights to Talpa’s entertainment format A Year to Remember, with the first season slated to air later this year. A Year ...
February 5, 2018

Sat.1 picks up Talpa’s “Year to Remember”

Germany’s Sat.1 has secured rights to Talpa’s entertainment format A Year to Remember, with the first season slated to air later this year.

A Year to Remember has four celebrities team up to answer questions about a specific year. The audience is filled with 100 youngsters who will also answer questions about the featured year, leaving it up to the celebrity teams to decide what they know.

The series was recently picked up for a second season by RTL4 in the Netherlands.

Olympic Channel debuts docuseries “Far From Home”

The Olympic Channel has launched a new docuseries that aims to show audiences the inspiring stories behind winter Olympic athletes.

Far From Home (pictured) features athletes who face financial, personal and cultural hurdles as they attempt to qualify for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.

The series follows athleetes such as Julian Yee, a 20-year-old Malaysian figure skater; Shiva Keshava, who is the first Indian athlete to compete in luge at the Olympics; and alpine skier Forough Abbasi, from Iran.

Filmed over eight months in 12 countries, the six-episode series is produced exclusively for the Olympic Channel by Boardwalk Pictures, WZRD Media and Madica Productions.

The series debuts today (Feb. 5).

EDN announces projects selected for ‘Docs in Thessaloniki’

The European Documentary Network has announced the final selection of projects to take part in Docs in Thessaloniki.

The annual pitching forum takes place over five days, from March 2 to 6. The lineup of financiers includes commissioners and experts from ARTE GEIE, ORF, Al Jazeera English, ERT, SVT, SBS, YLE, DR, Moving Docs, EO/IKONdocs, Visible Film, Currenttime.TV and Films Transit.

Projects selected for the 2018 edition of Docs in Thessaloniki include:

A Violent Past — D: / | P: Alex Tieleman | Co-D: Marjolein van de Water | The Netherlands

ALL-IN | D: Volkan Üce | P: Emmy Oost | Cassette for timescapes | Belgium

Antoine the Fortunate | D: Nefin Dinç | P: Ömer Atay | Atlantik Film | Turkey

Blazing the Trail | D: Ariadna Relea | Exec. P: Luis Collar & Senay Ozdemir | Nephilim Producciones/ House of Red & White | Spain

Debouttes | D: Maxime Faure | P: Estelle Robin-You | Les Films du balibari | France

Eyewitnesses | D: Ditteke Mensink & Dirk Boelhouwer | P: Martijn Winkler | VERTOV | The Netherlands

Franci Goes to Hollywood | D: Lorand Balazs Imre | Producers: Laszlo Jozsa, Franciska Farkas & Lorand Balazs Imre | SpeakEasy Project | Hungary

Holy Father | D: Andrei Dăscălescu | P: Anamaria Antoci | Tangaj Production | Romania

Into the Bank | D: Eva Hillström & Oscar Hedin | P: Oscar Hedin & Åse Fougner | Film and Tell | Sweden

MEL | D: Inna Sahakyan & Paul Cohen | P: Vardan Hovhanisyan | Bars Media | Armenia

My Father’s Daughter | D: Lea Podhradska | P: Balázs Lévai | Színfolt Film | Hungary

People, Gods and Other Creatures | D: Sveta Strelnikowa | P: Frank Müller | Viktoria Lupik & Vicky Miha | Germany/Russia/Greece

Princesse, Heritiere | D: Nevine Gerits | P: Bram Crols & Nina Landau | Associate Directors | Belgium

Riders of Destiny | D: Michael Niermann | P: Ansgar Pohle | 7T1 Media | Germany

Salam’s Odyssey | D: Jonas Bruun | P: Malene Flindt Pedersen | Hansen & Pedersen Film and Television | Denmark

Society must be Defended | D: Antonino D’Ambrosio | P: Francois Le Gall | a_BAHN | France

The Hill Made in Colour | D: / | P: Nemanja Vojinović | Rt dobre Nade | Serbia

The Pipe | D: Marko Kumer | P: Katja Lenarčič & Marko Kumer | EnaBanda | Slovenia

The Unbearable Lightness of the Golden Age | D: Ana Lungu | P: Anca Puiu | MANDRAGORA | Romania

The World According to Amazon | D: Jean-Baptiste Malet | Co-D: Adrien Pinon | P: Valerie Montmartin | Little Big Story | France

Women of the Sun | D: Nuray Sahin | P: Alex Tondowski & Ira Tondowski | Tondowski Films | Germany

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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