As usual, "de Hadeln & Partners" will be present at this years Cannes Film Festival and attending the Film Market. Contact details will follow.
April 17 to 23, 2008 - Nyon
Moritz and Erika will attend the "Visions du Réel" documentary film festival in Nyon (Switzerland), the event they founded and directed from 1969 to 1994, and now headed by Jean Perret. For contact: 079 301 3813, 022 364 1549 or firstname.lastname@example.org
March 1st to 3rd, 2008 - Fribourg
Moritz and Erika de Hadeln attended the 22nd International Film Festival of Fribourg (Switzerland), devoted to the North-South dialogue and headed for the first time by the French film critic Edouard Waintrop. They were happy there to meet again among others Lee Chang-dong, Walter Salles, Jose Carlos Avellar and Pierre Rissient.
February 7 to 16, 2008 - Berlin
As guest of Dieter Kosslick, Moritz and Erika de Hadeln returned for the first time to Berlin after their move last year back to Switzerland, to attend the 58th Berlin International Film Festival ("Berlinale"). They also participated at the Gay Teddy Bear ceremony - in presence of the Lord Mayor of Berlin - during which Moritz de Hadeln presented the best short film award for "Tà" to its winner, Felipe Sholl, from Brazil.
January 22 to 25, 2008 - Solothurn
Moritz and Erika de Hadeln attended the 43rd Solothurn Film Festival, the Swiss national yearly film exhibition.
December 10 to 12, 2007 - Porto
"de Hadeln & Partners" undertook and exploratory trip to Porto and the Douro region (Portugal), aiming at studying the project of an eventual film event to be organized by a local company, providing financial means would be made available.
October 20-28, 2007 - Kiev
Moritz de Hadeln was part of the International Jury chaired by the Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf at the 37th Kyiv International Film Festival "Molodist" (Ukraine) dedicated to new directors. Other members of the jury were Dr. Grazina Arlickaité from Lithuania, Iryna Hordiychuk and Anatolly Kukush, both from Ukraine. In the feature section the award went to the German film "Wholetrain" by Florian Gaag, while the overall winer was the Israeli film "The Band's Visit" by Ran Kolirinl.
October 16, 2007
The regional daily newspaper "24heures" (95'000 copies in French) welcomed the de Hadeln's return to Switzerland with a long article on their career under the title "The de Hadelns, a star couple of the cinema's backstage". Acknowledging their "world reputation", the article goes over some 40 years of their professional career, from Nyon to Montreal, through the years in Berlin and Venice. That day, the newspaper's poster was to be seen all over town with the amusing inscription: "DE HADELN, The couple that makes its cinema (Le couple qui fait son cinéma)"
September 1st, 2007
"de Hadeln & Partners" has now been legally established to operate from and within Switzerland as of September 1st, after having been registered at the "Registry for Commerce of the Canton Vaud" and published in the Official Federal Bulletin on October 2, 2007. Legal partners of the company are Moritz and Erika de Hadeln, both resident in Gland. This company was initially active from Berlin, Germany, since 2001 and took assignments from among others in Brazil, Italy and Canada.
August 24, 2007
After some 27 years, it will be the final bye-bye to Berlin for Erika and Moritz de Hadeln as they are resetting their activities in Switzerland, not far from Geneva. With them is also moving, in a fully packed lorry, their personal archive including some unknown documents concerning the history of the Berlin, Venice and the one year Montreal film festivals. These documents are intended for further scrutiny and later on as basis for an eventual publication.
August 1st, 2007 - Locarno
Kindly invited to attend the ceremonies of the 60th anniversary of the Locarno International Film Festival on August the 2nd, the invitation had sadly to be turned down due to the eminent closing of the Berlin premises. Moritz de Hadeln headed the event from 1972 to 1977, shaping the programming of the newly constructed Piazza Grande while introducing many novelties, including the first ever ecumenical jury, the "Tribune Libre" and the Ernest Artaria prize in tribute to Rogozin's Swiss cameraman.
June 29 to July 3, 2007 - Karloy Vary
"de Hadeln & Partners" will attend the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Moritz and Erika de Hadeln will travel to the Czech Republic in the company of the East European film expert, Dr. Hans-Joachim Schegel, their long time advisor at the Berlin, Venice and Montreal events.
August 31st, 2007
It has now been decided that Erika and Moritz de Hadeln will relocate their business in Switzerland. "de Hadeln & Partners" will become operative from Gland, near Geneva, on September 1st . All legal steps have been undertaken in this sense. The Berlin premises will be closed end of August and among other things the archives of decades of festival activities by the de Hadeln's transferred to Switzerland, in the prospect of forthcoming publications. Due to this move, other activities had to be postponed such as the planned online site dedicated to the paintings and sculptures of Alexandra de Hadeln, Moritz's mother.
April 21 to June 11, 2007 - Saint-Quentin
On the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the trenches battle of the Chemin-des-Dames and the 50th anniversary of the European treaty of Rome, the Museum Antoine-Lécuyer in Saint-Quentin, North of France, is dedicating a special exhibition to the pastels of Maurice-Quentin de la Tour (1704-1788), portraitist at the court of King Louis XV. The collection was saved and protected by the young lieutenant Detlev Freiherr von Hadeln, Moritz's Grandfather, during the German occupation of World War I (1914-18). The museum published a remarkable catalogue retracing this unknown story. Detlev Freiherr von Hadeln (1878-1935) later became a leading expert of Venetian Renaissance painting.
May 15 to 23, 2007 - Cannes
"de Hadeln & Partners" will attend the 60th Cannes Film Festival as guest of the Market from May 15 to 23. They may be reached through +49 2222 007 or by email.
May 10, 2007
Having decided to relocate in the near future all their activities to Switzerland rather than operating from Berlin, a period of intense activity occupied de Hadeln & Partners since early March, obliging Moritz de Hadeln to decline with regret several jury invitations, among which Bucharest (Romania) and Rabat (Morocco).
April 27, 2007 - Nyon
Moritz and Erika de Hadeln attended the opening ceremony of the "Visions du Réel" festival in Nyon that they directed from 1969 to 1994. Among many meetings with old friends, they were glad to get together again with Peter Entell and André Pâquet.
April 24, 2007 - Geneva
Back to the sources: Moritz de Hadeln volunteered to participate at the "Job forum" organized by the Florimont Institute, the school he attended in Geneva in the late 50s. He was available to advise on job opportunities in the audio visual world. Some 25 teens came to question him, the girls mostly for acting, the boys more for directing, stage architecture or screen writing. Only a handful appeared to be really motivated and willing to fight their way to achieve their goal. They still have a long road ahead !
February 27, 2007
Thirty years ago to date, driving apparently at some 150 km per hour - according to police records - on a highway near Florence, Baroness Alexandra de Hadeln, born Balaceano (1911-1977) - Moritz's mother - killed herself as she lost control of her car. Renown painter and sculptor, a former pupil of the Art Academy in Lyon, of André Lhote and member of the British Royal Academy, she left behind a vast collection that Moritz and Erika are since September 2006 cataloguing - not without difficulties. Up to now, 896 oil paintings, drawings and sketches and 35 sculptures have been located and photographed, the earliest dating 1929 when she was only 18 years old. Remains the delicate work of dating and identifying each item, thus requiring an attentive research into the family archive, before a reliable catalogue can be put online. Initially planned for February 2007, it has now to be postponed to late spring.
February 19, 2007 - Berlin
Moritz and Erika de Hadeln met at festival end with the Czech filmmaker Jiri Menzel and to his charming wife Olga to complement them on his latest film "I served the King of England" that received the FIPRESCI prize at the Berlinale. This exception apart, the Festival seems to have lost all interest and obligations towards central and east European film industries, a longtime trade mark of this event. Once again no Russian, Polish, Bulgarian, Rumanian or Hungarian films... were selected for competition. According to media accounts, priority seems now given to films with "stars" attending the event or with political themes, often in disregard of their quality.
February 16, 2007 - Berlin
Moritz and Erika de Hadeln attended the Gay Teddy Award ceremony as one of the guestd of honour. Other guests were the Lord Mayor of Berlin and Helmuth Berger who received a special tribute. During his time at the head of the Berlinale, Moritz supported the creation by Manfred Salzgeber and Wieland Speck some 20 years ago of this Berlin unique event, recognizing the talent of filmmakers and the importance of films from and on sexual minorities and their struggle against intolerance.
February 8 to 18, 2007 - Berlin
Moritz and Erika de Hadeln participated at the 57th Berlin International Film Festival. They were greeted from stage at the opening ceremony by their successor, with unfortunately one of his tasteless jokes. After the opening ceremony, they met with many old friends among whom Paul Schrader and Nansun Shi at the VIP "Adagio" club, although their successor had "forgotten" to invite them there... This led several German guests attending the event to apologize for what they considered as a "faux pas" - and according to the media, it was not the only "faux pas" of an event that seems now to ignore style and protocol rules, preferring an MTV style where manners have little place left.
December 10, 2006 - Montréal
The Supreme Court of Quebec ruled against a decision of the trustee for bankruptcy of the former New Montreal film festival, ordering that the financial interests of "de Hadeln & Partners" should be taken into account. This appeal was won without help of a lawyer nor presence in Canada. Moritz and Erika de Hadeln were represented in Court by their friend Jean Lefebvre. After more than a year, a satisfactory settlement is still pending.
October 24, 2006
Longtime friend of filmmakers and festivals and a close friend and supporter of Moritz and Erika de Hadeln, the former president of the Catholic Film Organisation (OCIC), the Dominican Father Ambros Eichenberger died in Lucern at the age of 78. His funeral will be held in Zürich at the Church of the "Mission Catholique de Langue Française" on October 31st. To his memory Moritz de Hadeln wrote a tribute that was published both by the catholic "Signis" and the protestant "ciné-feuilles" publications (see documents)
September 16 to 23, 2006 - Antalya
The planned visit of Moritz and Erika de Hadeln to the 43rd Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival / 2nd International Eurasia Film Festival in Turkey due to take place from September 16 to 23, 2006 has been cancelled due to security reasons following the recent terrorist attacks on several locations, including Antalya.
August 9 to 31, 2006
After only three weeks of its publishing online, and without being tracked by any search engine, "www.dehadeln.com" web site has already been logged in by 480 visitors from all parts of the world with an average visiting length of 5 minutes each. Of those visitors, 48 visited this site more than once. Most viewed pages are "news", "services" and the "biographies" of Moritz and Erika de Hadeln.
August 17, 2006 - Venice
In declining the kind invitation to attend the forthcoming Venice Film Festival, Moritz de Hadeln stressed in a letter to Davide Croff, President of the Biennale, his concern about the competition between the Venice and Rome festivals stating that Venice must urgently solve the problem of its antiquated infrastructure and premisses to become more competitive, in a world where quality films are getting rare.
July 16 to 22, 2006 - Pula
Moritz de Hadeln was invited to preside a jury composed of Michel Ciment, Derek Malcolm, Henry Sheehan and Jelka Stergel judging the international programme of the 53rd Pula Film Festival (Croatia)
July 13, 2006 - Yerevan
The Armenian Filmmakers Union, some 300 members-strong, awarded Erika and Moritz de Hadeln with the prestigious ANAHIT Award "for their great effort promoting Armenian Cinema and helping it find its place in the international cinema scene" referring to the retrospective they organized in 1989 of Armenian documentary. This award has only been given three times in the last decade.
July 10 to 15, 2006 - Yerevan
Moritz de Hadeln headed the International Jury of the 3rd Yerevan Golden Apricot International Film Festival (Armenia). Other members of the jury were Kim Dong Ho, Sandra den Hamer, Yesim Ustaoglu and Perch Zeytuntsian. Erika de Hadeln was member of the International Jury of the documentary section presided by Godfrey Reggio.
June 30-July 4, 2006 - Karlovy Vary
Moritz and Erika de Hadeln participate as guests at the 46th International Film Festival of Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic)
May 17 to 23, 2006 - Cannes
Moritz and Erika de Hadeln attend the Market at the Cannes International Film Festival
Aplil 25 to 30, 2006 - Lecce
Alberto La Monica, director of the Festival del Cinema Europeo in Lecce (Italy) invited Moritz de Hadeln as chairman of his International Jury.
February 10, 2006 - Montreal
During the Berlinale, "de Hadeln & Partners" formally announces ending its collaboration with the "Regroupement pour un Festival de Cinéma à Montréal Inc." after the latter canceled the 2006 event [press release attached]
November 20 to 27, 2005
Moritz de Hadeln, is invited as head of the International Jury at the 14th Damascus International Film Festival. [press release attached]