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The Beauty and the East

September 25th, 2013 by Julia · film, interview

Beirut, Libanon: Callomania.

A lot of young people spend a lot of time, money and pain trying to help mother nature by plastic surgeries and cosmetic studios.

A documentary by young,talented belgium journalists: Annelies Roosen, Lisanne Corijn & Lukas Pysson:


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Abschluss des deutschen Filmprojektes »Colors of the Sky« von Christoph Kirchner

May 26th, 2012 by sophie · film, germany, reportage

Nach über zwei Jahren Produktionszeit ist das in Würzburg und in der Rhön gedrehte Doku-Drama “Colours of the Sky – Farben des Himmels” endlich fertiggestellt. Auf der neuen offiziellen Filmwebseite ( finden sich viele Informationen, Bildmaterial und ein Pressekit zum Projekt, zudem bietet der deutsche Filmtrailer ( einen Einblick in das ambitionierte Filmprojekt.

Bereits am 5.6.2012 um 20.30 Uhr wird der Film als Vorpremiere das erste mal der Öffentlichkeit vorgestellt: Im Rahmen der Veranstaltung Schnittplatz #2 im CAIRO Jugendkulturhaus Würzburg – dort zeigt Regisseur Christoph Kirchner auch sein in Neuseeland gedrehtes Projekt “Trace of Light” ( Der Eintritt ist frei, Spenden sind willkommen. (

Über den Film

Das Doku-Drama „Colours of the Sky – Farben des Himmels“ nähert sich dem Traum vom Fliegen auf interessante Weise: Neben imposanten Flugaufnahmen behandelt der Film auch den menschlichen Aspekt: Er begleitet drei vom Hunger nach Freiheit getriebene Flugsportler und stellt die Frage nach dem Sinn von Träumen. Der Film verwendet hierbei sowohl dokumentarische, als auch experimentelle und szenische Stilmittel: Als fiktive Nebenhandlung fungiert die Lebensgeschichte eines Mannes, der sich erst im hohen Alter seinen Lebenstraum erfüllt.

Hauptdrehort war die Rhöner Wasserkuppe, Mittelpunkt und Wiege des internationalen Segelflugsports.  Ein Teil der Spielfilmsequenzen wurden in Schweinfurt und Würzburg gedreht.  Der Film entstand unter der Regie von Christoph Kirchner als Schwerpunktprojekt im Studiengang Kommunikationsdesign, Studienrichtung Film an der Fachhochschule Würzburg. Als Produktionsfirma fungiert Christoph Kirchner Film & Media  („Trace of Light“), die sich auch um Pressearbeit und Vermarktung kümmert. Der Film entsteht in Zusammenarbeit mit der  Flugschule “Papillon” und wird unterstützt von der Fachhochschule Würzburg, der VR-Bank Würzburg,, der Sparkasse Mainfranken Würzburg sowie RhönPuls und erscheint im Herbst 2012 auf DVD und Blu-ray – auf den Discs wird sich neben reichlich Bonusmaterial auch eine optionale 3D-Version des Films finden.

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5th of june: TRACE OF LIGHT – german premiere!!

May 7th, 2012 by sophie · exhibition, film, germany, new zealand, reportage

Check out the first Trace of Light- Movie screening in Germany! Open Air!

5th of June// 8.30pm // Cairo Kulturhaus // Würzburg // Germany

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2nd // seven questions – seven answers with julia e. palmer, editor and motion designer based in paris

March 19th, 2012 by sophie · 7 questions - 7 answers, fashion, film, france, new zealand

1. julia, you did your master studies in new zealand. was there a special reason why you decided to study in this country?
once I finished my fashion diploma in paris, i decided to compliment it with a master in multimedia and graphic design overseas. half of my family is from new zealand so i felt it was time to take advantage of my double-nationality!

2. what was the biggest difference between the life you had in paris compared to your life in new zealand?
coming from paris to auckland was a bit of a shock at first… it’s hard to get used to the chilled kiwi rythm. although the quality of life is unique over there. i discovered what it was like to have a garden, to walk from town to the beach, to have ten coffees a day in one of those uber trendy cool cafés you find only in NZ,…

3. would you say the country is reflected in the work you did during your stay?
definitly but not in a literal way. you will never see kiwi birds or my ancester’s maori tatoos in my work! new zealand was the first time in my “career” when i felt free to experiment anything. in france, if you study fashion, you are trained to create and sell a collection. in new zealand design is seen as a panel of technics you can blend together. when i present my work to people, sometimes it can be difficult to explain that it’s possible to mix cinema, graphics and fashion.

4. how was the creative exchange with the people at your school?
i was pretty lucky with my mentors and got to push myself thanks to them. unfortunately, each of us students had different schedules and no class time so actually seeing another postgrad student was rare…

5. would you say, that the style of your work changed a lot during your time in NZ?
my work is strongly influenced by european fashion and creative media. when i changed fields from fashion to motion graphics, i was able to reinterpret my influences and my own ideas in a way that i had never expressed before, and that broke down a lot of barriers that i didn’t know i had, allowing me to look in new directions. my style didn’t change but i believe that the relaxed attitude in new zealand towards the creative sector allowed me to reinvent my work.

6. how does it feel to be back in paris?
i love it! it’s challenging but very inspiring at the same time! time goes faster but ideas get bigger…

7. what are your plans for the future? what do you expect from your work life?
my plan at the moment is to get more work experience in europe. i expect a lot of work, traveling and surprises. or at least one out of the three…

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Congrats to Christoph Kirchner!

February 14th, 2012 by sophie · film, new zealand, reportage

Unbelievable! “Trace of Light” is one of 100 films which are officially selected for the ÉCU – The European Independent Film Festival 2012 in Paris, France in April 2012! The ÉCU is one of the biggest and most distinguished Independent Film Festivals in Europe – a special honor for the Team to be a part of it!


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Trace of Light – release February 20th!!!

January 2nd, 2012 by sophie · film, new zealand, reportage

The movie will be available on Blue-Ray and DVD from February 20th 2012!!!

Check out the trailer!!

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