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About us

Berlin-based LIGHTBURST PICTURES was founded in 2015. The company is run by Ufuk Genç, founder and managing director of well established post production house CINE CHROMATIX, that has already been largely producing and co-producing in the past years. Besides developing and producing local German films LIGHTBURST PICTURES acts as minority partner in international co-production. Compelling ideas, outstanding talent and promising artistic and/or commercial impact are key in our project selection.

The portfolio ranges from international art house films, such as Turkish-German co-production ‘Ivy’ (eng. Sarmasik) which premiered in competition of 2015 Sundance Film Festival, to mainstream cinema like privately financed martial arts comedy PLAN B, which premiered at the Sitges festival of Catalonia in October 2016.

Backed by a group of investors, LIGHTBURST PICTURES is able to actively provide gap financing or even fully finance projects.

projects

Die Hütte
drama

director: Philipp Hirsch
film format: feature-length film
German-German coproduction
year of production: 2016
producer: Marcel Lenz
coproducers: Ufuk Genç und Andreas Eicher
current status: in postproduction

In the middle of the river
drama

director: Damian John Harper
film format: feature-length film
German-German coproduction
year of production: 2016
producers: Jonas und Jakob Weydemann
coproducers: Ufuk Genç und Andreas Eicher
current status: in postproduction

Plan B Scheiß auf Plan A
martial-arts-comedy

directors: Ufuk Genç and Michael Popescu
film format: feature-length film
privately financed german production
year of production: 2016
producers: Oliver Thau and Ufuk Genç
world premiere: Sitges 2016 – 49. International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia in October 2016
release date: 08.06.2017

Nirgendwo
drama

director: Matthias Starte
film format: feature-length film
Geman-German coproduction
year of production: 2015
producers: Tobias Hermann and Jan Gallasch
coproducer: Ufuk Genç
German premiere: 27.10.2016 - Polyband

Blue Bicycle / Mavi Bisiklet
drama

director: Ümit Köreken
film format: feature-length film
Turkish-German coproduction
year of production: 2015
producers: Nursen Çetin Köreken
coproducers: Ufuk Genç and Oliver Thau
world premiere: Berlin International Film Festival “Berlinale”, section: generation

The Bride / La Novia
drama

director: Paula Ortiz
film format: feature-length film
Spanish-German coproduction
year of production: 2015
producers: Alex Lafuente and Rosana Tomás
coproducers: Ufuk Genç and Janosch Benz
world premiere: San Sebastian Film Festival 2015, section: Zabaltegi
awards: Goya 2016: 12 nominations, amongst others: BEST FILM, BEST DIRECTOR, BEST ACTOR, BEST ART WORK

IVY / Sarmasik
drama

director: Tolga Karacelik
film format: feature-length film
Turkish-German coproduction
year of production: 2015
producers: Elif Turhan and Tolga Karaçelik
coproducer: Ufuk Genç
world premiere: Sundance Film Festival 2015, section: World Cinema Dramatic Competition
awards: East End Film Festival 2016: BEST FILM
Antalya Film Festival „Altin Portakal“ 2015: BEST FILM, BEST DIRECTOR, BEST SCRIPT, BEST MALE ACTOR

Creative Despite War
documentary

director: Rui Diaz
film format: feature-length film
Geman-German coproduction
year of production: 2014
producer: Juan Camilio Cruz
coproducer: Ufuk Genç

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