Panama Film stands for films that give expression and space to challenging questions, lingering observations and lost longings. We work with filmmakers who approach their projects with an individual style while casting an undisguised glance at the world with all its fractures and subtleties. Our productions are sometimes created in collaboration with international production companies that share our enthusiasm for cinema.
Lixi Frank and David Bohun founded Panama Film in 2018 as a result of a joint initiative with directors Stefan Bohun and Sebastian Brameshuber.
Our co-production Movements of a Nearby Mountain by Sebastian Brameshuber, won the Grand Prix at its world premiere at Cinéma du Réel 2019 in Paris. In addition to a successful festival tour, the film received many prizes, among them the 3sat Documentary Award at the Duisburg Film Week 2019.
Sandra Wollner’s The Trouble with Being Born, a co-production with The Barricades (DE) and ZDF/Das kleine Fernsehspiel, premiered at the 2020 Berlinale Encounters Competition and won the Special Jury Award. The film was shown at festivals around the world and honored with numerous awards, among them the Grand Prize at the Diagonale 2020 and four Austrian Film Awards including Best Feature Film.
In 2023, Panama's documentary STAMS by Bernhard Braunstein premiered at the Berlinale Panorama. Just a few months later, our first trilateral co-production The Universal Theory, directed by Timm Kröger, celebrated its world premiere in the Official Competition of the Biennale di Venezia 2023.
Currently we are in postproduction of Elsa Kremser and Levin Peter’s The Green Parrot and of Lilith Kraxner and Milena Czernovsky’s feature film bluish. At the same time, we are shooting Sebastian Brameshuber’s In Current Traffic and developing Everytime, the new feature film by Sandra Wollner.
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As a film production company we are committed to Green Filming. Not only are individual measures taken for each project to ensure its environmentally friendly production, but we also try to implement sustainability in our everyday office routine.