a_BAHN produced, among other, the highly-acclaimed animated film ZERO IMPUNITY by Blies Brothers (2019, Official Competition 42th Annecy International Animation Film Festival, 43th Sao Paulo IFF, 41th Moscow IFF, Thessaloniki IFF, 39th Amiens IFF, Guadalajara IFF...), ARTE’s SOUNDHUNTERS by Beryl Koltz (2016, FIFA Montreal - Best Creative Documentary Award) or VR films like 7 LIVES by Jan Kounen (2019, Tribeca Film Festival World Premiere) or COSMOS WITHIN US by Tupac Martir (76th Venice International Film Festival - Official competition, 2019 Raindance Film Festival - Best Experience award).
a_BAHN has currently several films in development, especially the Luxembourg/Canada/France co-production animated feature-length movie GHOSTDANCE by Blies Brothers and Kim O’Bomsawin (Cartoon movie selection and selected at Les Arcs Film Festival, Coproduction Village) and POUSSIÈRE ROUGE a feature-length by Moussa Touré (Cannes Film Festival selection 2012) and Stéphan Roelants.
a_BAHN is a distinctive and awarded Luxembourg-based production company specializes in two areas: social impact cinema and original creations.
With a_BAHN we are dedicated to supporting the creation of content that is both artistic and accurate and that engages an audience in response, bringing together the traditional worlds of film and television with new media. a_BAHN focuses on authors developing challenging narrative with high artistic value and an international audience.
Our goal is to infuse the approach to these subjects with a sense of civic dimension. This slight change in the direction that cinema reaches and impacts our minds. It is an (in)visible turn to the audience engagement that can be taken by all films that challenge our moral conscience and behaviour.
This commitment is a_BAHN’s DNA as we see media and cinema as a tool for change and social cohesion. Thus a_BAHN becomes a strike force serving militant projects as we have realized that our expertise could become a weapon. A media weapon that raises audience awareness and empowers it to engage with a given topic. Our knowledge and expertise allow us to defend ideas, give voice to those who engage, inspire, reflect, mobilize, initiate or drive action.
The craft of film production is a complex business. We have a powerful tool in the hands: that of producing knowledge that makes accessible art and culture, information and intelligence. This power brings responsibility. But how many of us are questioning this responsibility?
a_BAHN producers have all realized that it was time to change. Because it is important to give meaning to what we do, we have long reflected on our business, our mission, our values, our desires, our commitments. That as individuals but also as an entity. After several years of production in the industry, we understand that many routes are possible and that each of them are related to what we expect from civil society.
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In a rapidly changing industry, a_BAHN has become a pioneer in exploring both the new creative territories of cinema and new modes of cultural consumption. Thus, for several years, a_BAHN has been hybridizing genres (fiction, documentary...), forms (live, animation, 360, CGI...) and media (TV, Internet, cinema, mobile, VR headset...) to produce original audiovisual works.
Faced with an audience increasingly in search of meaning, a_BAHN has also been able to build transmedia strategies for cinema with social impact. Today, it is one of the main European players in this field. Thus, in order to accompany the transformation of our societies but also that of our film industry, a_BAHN offers its services and expertise to production companies and studios in order to accompany them in their development.
Our fields of intervention are :
Conceptualization / Art Direction
Architecture of a social impact campaign (design)
Consulting / Project Management
Social impact campaign (implementation)
Hybrid productions (cinema / animation / documentary)
Social Impact Cinema
Creations / Transmedia Productions
Productions / Creations XR
Marion is enjoying developing films and running around markets and festivals to find the best partners. She has also created a non profit to tackle gender stereotypes in the film industry and promote gender equality. EAVE 2017 alumni.
François Le Gall
Pioneer of transmedia storytelling, François joined a_BAHN to develop ambitious linear and interactive content, with an international scope. EAVE 2020 alumni.
Head of Administration and finance
With ten years of experience in Luxembourg, Belgian and French film production companies, Djima joined a_BAHN in 2014. She is responsible for the financial and administrative management of the company.
Production coordinator & PR / Distribution
Pugnacious and passionate, Inna has joined a_BAHN as production coordinator, manager for social impact events and public relations after several experiences in the Ukrainian film industry, working in PR and communications.
Film directors & authors
Nicolas Blies & Stéphane Hueber-Blies