SND Films
By Marcel Visbeen
2004
romantic comedy
39 min.
NL
Dutch
Produced by Rinkel Film
Video
Format: 16:9

A romantic comedy in which Tessel, Robert’s bride-to-be, is utterly confused after an encounter with a certain Mark in the very night before she is to say ‘’I do ‘’. She thinks that she cheated on Robert, and strangely enough, if that were the case, she wouldn’t regret it either. It only serves to reinforce her doubts about her plans to marry Robert. When the truth comes out in the end, Tessel chooses for Robert after all, and Mark gets the short end.

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SND Films
By André Schäfer
2015
documentary
90 min.
Germany
German
Produced by Florianfilm Gmbh
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The last offspring of a powerful German family: Arndt von Bohlen und Halbach – the last Krupp.

Unwilling to fulfill the expectations of both his family and their company, this homosexual industrialist’s son waived his inheritance of around 3,5 billion D-Mark. With an annual settlement of two million D-Mark Arndt withdrew into another world. He remained a lonely man his whole life. His lifestyle became legendary in the 1960s and 70s, degenerated into a ridiculed outsider. Neither a documentary nor a feature film and set in the late 70s.

Best Documentary Feature Film at the 2016 Sydney Film Festival

2016 Nomination for the European Film Academy Docunentary Competition

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SND Films
By Murray Nossel
2004
Human Interest
59 min.
USA
English
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Format: 16:9

Mark and Erik have been together for ten years, and they’ve decided it’s time to have kids. But they don’t want to adopt. Is there a woman out there willing to serve as a surrogate mother and help them realize their dream?

PATERNAL INSTINCT chronicles two years in the life of these New Yorkers on their journey to become fathers.
Mark, a computer engineer, and Erik, a land conservationist, choose to pursue parenthood through surrogacy, a process increasingly considered by gay couples as an alternative to adoption.

Placing a “NYC Gay Couple Seeks Surrogate” ad on the Internet, they begin the process of fulfilling their primordial desire to have biological children. Mark and Erik are delighted when they get a response from Wen, a married mother living in rural Maine. At an initial meeting in Boston, they work out the paperwork and payment, kicking off a two-year odyssey that will be filled with anxiety, disappointment and, ultimately, joy.

PATERNAL INSTINCT has been featured at a number of domestic and international film festivals, including the recent Miami Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, where it won the Jury Prize. It was directed by Murray Nossel, whose other credits include the Oscar®-nominated short film “Why Can’t We Be a Family Again?”

PATERNAL INSTINCT was produced by Murray Nossel and Craig Harwood; directed by Murray Nossel; edited by Susanne Rostock; director of photography, Edward Marritz; original music composed by Hahn Rowe. For CINEMAX Reel Life: consulting editor, Geoff Bartz; supervising producer, John Hoffman; executive producer, Sheila Nevins.

Academy Award® and Oscar® are registered trademarks and service marks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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SND Films
By Arne Toonen
2008
drama
39 min.
NL
Dutch
Produced by IDTV Film
Video
Format: 16:9

Twelve year old naive Jesse is torn between his close friendship with African refugee Harvey and his ambition to belong to the Lonsdale group led by his elder brother Maikel. Maikel challenges him to prove that he is worthy to be a member of the group by betraying his best pal. This is the beginning of a tragedy that will mark the end of Jesse’s innocence.

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SND Films
By Grant Scicluna
2012
LGBTQ - drama
16 min.
Australia
English
Produced by Happening Films
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Juvenile inmate Malcolm is in love with his cellmate Tye, but their relationship is confined within their cell. When Malcolm is offered a shot at parole, his actions inadvertently mark Tye as a target for attacks by other inmates. With the bullying against Tye escalating, Malcolm is torn between his chance for freedom and protecting the one he loves.

Best Australian Short & Audience Choice Award Melbourne Queer Film Filmfestival 2012

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SND Films
By Koert Davidse
2014
documentary
29 min.
Netherlands
Various languages
Produced by Serious Film
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Little did Mark Janse know that what had started as a spinoff from his doctoral thesis would, more than a decade later, lead him to discover a Greek-related language that most of his fellow linguists had for decades written off as extinct.

In 2005, a couple of years after he first presented his research, Janse in 2005 received an astonishing email from a colleague at the University of Patra. Attached was a recent recording of a man saying: ‘Pateram doeka fesa epci’ (My father had 12 children). Immediately recognizing that these four words were Cappadocian, Janse found himself in tears. ’The next day, I booked a flight to Greece, and with my colleague I travelled to the village of Mandra. We really thought we were going to find the last speaker of Cappadocian.’

To their surprise they discovered that the whole village spoke Cappadocian.

In 2006 Janse spoke at an annual reunion, in Greek and a little in Cappadocian. ‘There were 5000 people there. Whenever I started saying something in Cappadocian, there was great applause. At the end, many old people were in tears, hugging and kissing me afterwards.’

He says that the sight of a foreign professor telling them that they ought to be proud of their language and culture moved them deeply, as for years Greek society had made them feel ashamed of their language because of its marked Turkish influence.

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SND Films
By Andrew Davies
& André Schäfer
2010
Portrait/Cultural
58 & 90 min.
Germany
English
Produced by Florianfilm Gmbh
35mm
Format: 16:9

There are two reasons to revive interest in the Hollywood star Rock Hudson in 2010: If he had not died of AIDS 25 years ago, it would have been his 85th birthday in November 2010. The film portrays a very male looking gay leading man who had to perform a secret balancing act between the heterosexual Hollywood world and the dark side of closeted sexuality. In fact he was someone who always needed to tell lies. He had to become a very good actor even in real life.

The film includes interviews with his French doctor Dr. Philippe Siou and Dr. Michael Gottlieb, Rock’s American doctor who became the first physician to describe a new disease that would later become known as AIDS, friends like Stockton Briggle and his personal secretary Mark Miller, Yanou Collart, his French PR manager, Armistead Maupin, bestselling author, Richard Dyer, film historian, Robert Hofler, author of the book “The Man Who Invented Rock Hudson”, Richard Anderson and Salome Jens, co-stars of “SECONDS”, Leonard Stern, producer of Hudson’s TV series “McMillan&Wife” and Hollywood reporter Rona Barrett.

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