ANTIMAE FILM is a film production company from Münster. Steffi Köhler and Marc Pierschel worked together for the first time in 2017 on the award-winning feature documentary Butenland. In the process, they realized they share the same goal – to make films that move, shake up and inspire. They both bring different perspectives and experiences to the table with Marc as a sociologist and documentary filmmaker and Steffi as a media technician and filmmaker. But their motivation and goals are identical. Their fictional and non-fictional materials deal with discourses of social change and marginalization as well as making people visible. In doing so, they also critically examine the filmmaking process.
Supported by the MGZstart Gründungsstipendium NRW 2023.
With ANTIMAE FILM, we want to not only produce films that address important discourses but also critically question these discourses during the filmmaking process. This is why we strive for a fair, safe and creative working environment for all involved and have formulated guidelines that define ANTIMAE FILM’s approach to filmmaking.
We are committed to complying with the production criteria of the Green Shooting Passport of the Filmförderung Schleswig Holstein (the only German guidelines in place so far), to the extent that our budget allows. Furthermore, and regardless of budget, we offer only vegan catering during our productions.
Only animal-free and vegan products (make-up, clothing, etc.) should be used.
We shoot only with rescued animals from/on farm sanctuaries, as long as the animal(s) is/are subject to no or only minimal stress. All scenes should be carefully rehearsed beforehand. A person familiar with the animal(s) will supervise the filming and the well-being of the animal(s).
The trades in the film will be staffed with at least 50% FINTA* people. We strive for a diverse staff and cast, to the extent that this is compatible with the script.
We aim to ensure a fair and relaxed working environment and will not tolerate any forms of discrimination or abuse of power on set. A contact person is available for all persons involved.
We strive for fair payment for all trades and, depending on the financing situation, we aim to pay the trades in the film according to the German United Services Union tariffs.
FINTA* explicitly includes marginalized groups, i.e. women, inter-, non-binary-,
trans- and a-gender people.