NOMAD of Documentary
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ROADSIDE - Filme mit Courage - Courageous Films
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Daniel Burkholz is an award winning director and producer. He first worked as lawyer for environment protection organizations and later as head of an environment protection and of an education authority. In 1999, he and his team were awarded with the Gold Medal at the Agenda 21 Competition of the German Government. After an intermezzo as rescue diver and Divemaster in Thailand, Indonesia and Egypt, he studied the Nomad's culture of the Sinai, the Aborigine's culture in Australia and stayed with the Bishnoi People of the Great Thar desert. In 2005, Daniel Burkholz founded Roadside Dokumentarfilm. In 2006 he founded the European Resistance Archive. For this work he was awarded with the Gold Medal of Merit endowed by the italian resistance hero Onorina Pesce. Adelina Kondrateva, Chair Woman of the Veteran's Commitee of Russia, awarded him with the Medal of Honor. 2016, Daniel Burkholz founded the EDITION ROADSIDE, 2017, the ROADSIDE Masterschool and 2020 the NOMADS of Documentary. 2021, Daniel Burkholz endowes the Onno von Klopp Prize. So far, his films have been officially selected for more than 300 festivals, fests and film series around the world.
A choice of our Selections and Awards..: OFFICIAL SELECTION Agenda Cinema 2020 - OFFICIAL SELECTION 75th Auschwitz Liberation Day - OFFICIAL SELECTION MULTITUDE Action Days 2020 - OFFICIAL SELECTION AnStifter 2020 - OFFICIAL SELECTION Women Deliver Film Festival Vancouver 2019 - OFFICIAL SELECTION Peloponnisos International Documentary Film Festival 2017 - LONGLIST 1936 Memorias del silencio - OFFICIAL SELECTION AFC Global Fest - OFFICIAL SELECTION AM Egypt Film Festival 2017 - OFFICIAL SELECTION Ekurhuleni International Film Festival 2016 - OFFICIAL SELECTION No Pasaran Remembrance and Solidarity 2016 - OFFICIAL SELECTION blicke. filmfestival des Ruhrgebiets 2016 - OFFICIAL SELECTION Grüne Zukunftswerkstatt 2016 - OFFICIAL SELECTION Liberation Day 2016 - OFFICIAL SELECTION Festa della Liberazione 2016 - OFFICIAL SELECTION Spanish Civil War Biennial 2016 - OFFICIAL SELECTION Sose International Film Festival - OFFICIAL SELECTION Out of Africa International Film Festival 2015 - OFFICIAL SELECTION Hernalser Filmwochen 2015 - OFFICIAL SELECTION KRITISCHES KINO 2015 - OFFICIAL SELECTION Color International Film Festival of India 2015 - OFFICIAL SELECTION EKO International Film Festival 2015 - OFFICIAL SELECTION Naples Human Rights Film Festival 2015 - OFFICIAL SELECTION Umkämpfte Vergangenheit 2015 - WINNER Festival del documentario d´Abruzzo 2015 - SPECIAL MENTION I Filmmaker International Film Festival 2015 - SHORTLIST UK International Veterans Film Festival 2016 - OFFICIAL SELECTION Kolkata International Film Festival 2015 - OFFICIAL SELECTION Ismailia International Film Festival 2016 - OFFICIAL SELECTION Peloponnisos International Documentary Film Festival 2017 - OFFICIAL SELECTION AM Egypt Film Festival 2017 - FINALIST Ekurhuleni International Film Festival 2016 - OFFICIAL SELECTION Chichester International Film Festival 2016 - OFFICIAL SELECTION China Women's Film Festival 2016 - OFFICIAL SELECTION Kolkata International Film Festival 2015 - OFFICIAL SELECTION World Festival of Emerging Cinema 2016 - OFFICIAL SELECTION African Bamba Human Rights Film Festival 2016 - OFFICIAL SELECTION Lokale Agenda 2015 - OFFICIAL SELECTION CinéWomen Biennial 2015 - OFFICIAL SELECTION Color International Film Festival of India 2015 - OFFICIAL SELECTION 16 Days Against Violence 2015 - OFFICIAL SELECTION International Crime and Punishment Film Festival 2015 - OFFICIAL SEKECTION 1000 PeaceWomen 2015 - OFFICIAL SELECTION All Lights India International Film Festival 2015 - OFFICIAL SELECTION Auroville Film Festival - OFFICIAL SELECTION Hernalser Filmwochen 2015 - OFFICIAL SELECTION ÜberZeugen Filmfestival 2014 - OFFICIAL SELECTION London International Documentary Festival 2010 - OFFICIAL SELECTION Flying Broom International Women's Film Festival 2010 - SHORTLIST Movies that Matter Festival 2010 - OFFICIAL SELECTION Film Festival for Women's Rights Seoul - OFFICIAL SELECTION blicke. 2010 - OFFICIAL SELECTION Festival Cinéma du Sud 2010 - OFFICIAL SELECTION 1000 Women for Peace 2010 - OFFICIAL SELECTION International Human Rights Film Festival Document 7 - OFFICIAL SELECTION Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival 2009 - OFFICIAL SELECTION Bollywood and beyond Filmfestival 2009 - OFFICIAL SELECTION Moveit! 2009 - OFFICIAL SELECTION Frauenfilmfestival Wien 2009 - OFFICIAL SELECTION exground Filmfest 2007 - Official Selection OFFICIAL SELECTION Spanish Civil War Biennial 2016 - OFFICIAL SELECTION Europäisches Filmfestival Göttingen 2011 - Filmfestival FrauenWelten 2008 - Official Selection Filmfestival Münster 2008 - OFFICIAL SELECTION GlobaLE Filmfestival 2015 - OFFICIAL SELECTION Mémoire et Solidarité 2015 - OFFICIAL SELECTION Lust auf Asien 2013 - SHORTLIST Gisela Bonn Award 2017 - LONGLIST Dokumentarfilmpreis der Deutschen Filmkritik 2009...
OFFICIAL SELECTION
Die Staatsfeinde - Kalter Krieg und alte Nazis
OFFICIAL SELECTION 75th Auschwitz Liberation Day
Essen
2020
OFFICIAL SELECTION
Die Staatsfeinde - Kalter Krieg und alte Nazis
OFFICIAL SELECTION MULTITUDE Action Days 2020
Oldenburg
2020
OFFICIAL SELECTION
NO PASARAN - Eine Geschichte von Menschen, die gegen den Faschismus gekämpft haben.
1. Mai Festival Zürich
OFFICIAL SELECTION
Die Staatsfeinde - Kalter Krieg und alte Nazis
OFFICIAL SELECTION Workbench Cinema 2020
Oldenburg
OFFICIAL SELECTION
Brigadistas - The Return to Spain.
Exground Filmfest 2007
OFFICIAL SELECTION
Brigadistas - The Return to Spain.
International History Days Mora d'Ebro 2007
OFFICIAL SELECTION
Brigadistas - The Return to Spain.
Filmfestival Münster 2007
OFFICIAL SECTION
Brigadistas - The Return to Spain.
International Memorial Meeting Buchenwald 2008
OFFICIAL SELECTION
Brigadistas - The Return to Spain.
CineFiesta Potsdam 2008
OFFICIAL SELECTION
Brigadistas - The Return to Spain.
Linke Literaturmesse 2008
OFFICIAL SELECTION
Brigadistas - The Return to Spain.
Die Linke und der Spanische Bürgerkrieg 2008
OFFICIAL SELECTION
Brigadistas - The Return to Spain.
MEDIMED Nomads of Documentary 2008
OFFICIAL SELECTION
Brigadistas - The Return to Spain.
Fusion Festival 2008
OFFICIAL SELECTION
Brigadistas - The Return to Spain.
Veterans for Peace 2009
OFFICIAL SELECTION
Brigadistas - The Return to Spain.
Volkshausfest Graz 2011
OFFICIAL SELECTION
Brigadistas - The Return to Spain.
Prix International du Documentaire et du Réportage Méditerranéen 2009
OFFICIAL SELECTION
Brigadistas - The Return to Spain.
Libertad Liberté 2010
OFFICIAL SELECTION
Brigadistas - The Return to Spain.
International Memorial Meeting Stuckenbrock 2011
OFFICIAL SELECTION
Brigadistas - The Return to Spain.
1. Mai Festival Zürich 2011
OFFICIAL SELECTION
Brigadistas - The Return to Spain.
UZ Pressefest 2011
OFFICIAL SELECTION
Brigadistas - The Return to Spain.
Woody Guthrie Festival 2011
OFFICIAL SELECTION
Brigadistas - The Return to Spain.
Europäisches Filmfestival Göttingen 2011
OFFICIAL SELECTION
Brigadistas - The Return to Spain.
80 Jahre Spanischer Bürgerkrieg 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION
Brigadistas - The Return to Spain.
Spanish Civil War Biennial 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION
NO PASARAN - Eine Geschichte von Menschen, die gegen den Faschismus gekämpft haben.
Hernalser Filmwochen 2015
OFFICIAL SELECTION
Die Staatsfeinde - Kalter Krieg und alte Nazis
OFFICIAL SELECTION World War II Day of Liberation 2020
OFFICIAL SELECTION
NO PASARAN - Eine Geschichte von Menschen, die gegen den Faschismus gekämpft haben.
Tag der Befreiung
OFFICIAL SELECTION
NO PASARAN - Eine Geschichte von Menschen, die gegen den Faschismus gekämpft haben.
Kritisches Kino 2015
OFFICIAL SELECTION
NO PASARAN - Eine Geschichte von Menschen, die gegen den Faschismus gekämpft haben.
MEDIMED Nomads of Documentary 2015
OFFICIAL SELECTION
NO PASARAN - Eine Geschichte von Menschen, die gegen den Faschismus gekämpft haben.
Grüne Akademie 2015
OFFICIAL SELECTION
NO PASARAN - Eine Geschichte von Menschen, die gegen den Faschismus gekämpft haben.
Umkämpfte Vergangenheit 2015
OFFICIAL SELECTION
NO PASARAN - Eine Geschichte von Menschen, die gegen den Faschismus gekämpft haben.
80 Jahre Spanischer Bürgerkrieg
OFFICIAL SELECTION
NO PASARAN - Eine Geschichte von Menschen, die gegen den Faschismus gekämpft haben.
Liberation Day 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION
NO PASARAN - Eine Geschichte von Menschen, die gegen den Faschismus gekämpft haben.
Grüne Akademie 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION
NO PASARAN - Eine Geschichte von Menschen, die gegen den Faschismus gekämpft haben.
Ismailia International Film Festival 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION
NO PASARAN - Eine Geschichte von Menschen, die gegen den Faschismus gekämpft haben.
KOLKATA International Film Festival 2015
OFFICIAL SELECTION
NO PASARAN - Eine Geschichte von Menschen, die gegen den Faschismus gekämpft haben.
Sose International Film Festival 2015
SHORTLIST
NO PASARAN - Eine Geschichte von Menschen, die gegen den Faschismus gekämpft haben.
UK International Veterans Film Festival 2016
SPECIAL MENTION
NO PASARAN - Eine Geschichte von Menschen, die gegen den Faschismus gekämpft haben.
I Filmmaker International Film Festival 2015
WINNER
NO PASARAN - Eine Geschichte von Menschen, die gegen den Faschismus gekämpft haben.
Festival del documentario d'Abruzzo 2015
OFFICIAL SELECTION
NO PASARAN - Eine Geschichte von Menschen, die gegen den Faschismus gekämpft haben.
Naples Human Rights Film Festival 2015
OFFICIAL SELECTION
NO PASARAN - Eine Geschichte von Menschen, die gegen den Faschismus gekämpft haben.
EKO International Film Festival 2015
OFFICIAL SELECTION
NO PASARAN - Eine Geschichte von Menschen, die gegen den Faschismus gekämpft haben.
Color International Filme Festival of India 2015
OFFICIAL SELECTION
NO PASARAN - Eine Geschichte von Menschen, die gegen den Faschismus gekämpft haben.
Out of Africa International Film Festival 2015
OFFICIAL SELECTION
NO PASARAN - Eine Geschichte von Menschen, die gegen den Faschismus gekämpft haben.
Festa della Liberazione 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION
NO PASARAN - Eine Geschichte von Menschen, die gegen den Faschismus gekämpft haben.
Spanish Civil War Biennial 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION
NO PASARAN - Eine Geschichte von Menschen, die gegen den Faschismus gekämpft haben.
Kino gegen das Vergessen 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION
NO PASARAN - Eine Geschichte von Menschen, die gegen den Faschismus gekämpft haben.
No Pasaran Remembrance and Solidarity 2016
OFFICIAL SELECTION
NO PASARAN - Eine Geschichte von Menschen, die gegen den Faschismus gekämpft haben.
Ekurhuleni International Film Festival 2017
OFFICIAL SELECTION
NO PASARAN - Eine Geschichte von Menschen, die gegen den Faschismus gekämpft haben.
AM Egypt Film Festival 2017
OFFICIAL SELECTION
NO PASARAN - Eine Geschichte von Menschen, die gegen den Faschismus gekämpft haben.
AFC Global Fest 2017
OFFICIAL SELECTION
NO PASARAN - Eine Geschichte von Menschen, die gegen den Faschismus gekämpft haben.
Peloponnisos International Documentary Film Festival 2017
College
Julius-Maximilian-University Würzburg/Germany
19821983
College
Edmund-Siemers-University Hamburg/Germany
Lawyer and Judge (Degree: Excellence)
19851992
College
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University Bonn/Germany
Intermediate Diploma Level
19921993
College
Scholarship Heinrich-Böll-Foundation
Interdisciplinary Ecology Science
19921993
College
INMO PADI Diving Academy
Divemaster and Rescue Diver
20002002
College
Peace Education Center Cologne
Mediator
2010
College
Teatro Oficina - Uzyna Uzona
Author and Camera Man
20052006
College
Benedictinian Monestary Münsterschwarzach
Zen Meditation
19821984
Birth City
Würzburg
Current City
Cologne
Hometown
Cologne
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
Human
Boyscout Squad Leader (no kidding)
Refused to serve in the Army and did Civil Service instead
Worked as Rescue Diver and DiveMaster
Lived in an Ashram in the foothills of the Himalaya
Stayed with the Bishnoi Nomads of the Great Thar desert
Practised Yoga, Zen and Martial Arts
Awarded with the Gold Medal at the Agenda 21 Competition of the German Government
Awarded with the Medal of Honor by the Veterans Association of Russia
Awarded with the Gold Medal of Merit by the italian resistance fighter Onorina Pesce
Awarded with the International Documentary Film Award of the Festival del documentario d'Abruzzo
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Some quotes from reviews about our work:
"Heartfelt thanks for your film which touched me very much."
Peter Lilienthal, Price Winner of the Berlinale’s Golden Bear and the German Film Award
"In contrast to Oliver Stone's film "Comandante", Burkholz leads the camera gentle,
as if he wants to adapt to the moves of his protagonists...
Ingo Niebel, Junge Welt
"With the intimate feel of a documentary and the audacious storytelling of a Werner Herzog's film,
Women for Justice delivers a complex and nuanced take on an issue of international importance..."
CinéWomen
" "Brigadistas" is building bridges between the past and the present."
Markus Drescher, Neues Deutschland
"Awesome Documentary. Very Exciting. Great Discussion.
Josepha, MULTITUDE Action Days
"Let me express my gratitude you for your great film."
Kurt-Julius Goldstein, Former President of the International Auschwitz Committee
"A documentary film which has long been overdue."
German Film Academy
"I enjoyed the film very much, the subject was intriguing."
Bill Meyer, The Hollywood Progressive
"With his documentary No Pasarán the German Daniel Burkholz has created
a document of great historical value." Maria Prieto Vazquez, Cadena SER
"A statement about the spirit that keeps Europe together."
KINO.de
"A marvellous and encouraging example for women's initiatives against violence."
Yakin Ertürk, UN Special Rapporteur
"No doubt, this film will catch the interest of the democratic and freedom loving world."
Vincent Almudever, Resistance fighter in the Spanish Civil War and in World War II
"Daniel, your camera work is tärrible, tärrible."
Ze Celso, Head of Brasilian Teatro Oficina, Uzyna Uzona
NOMAD of Documentary
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ROADSIDE - Filme mit Courage - Courageous Films
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ROADSIDE - Filme mit Courage
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