Kinshasa Symphony

a film by Claus Wischmann and Martin Baer

Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the third-largest city in Africa. Almost ten million people live here and they number among the poorest inhabitants on this planet. Kinshasa is the home of Central Africa’s one and only symphony orchestra – L’Orchestre Symphonique Kimbanguiste. It is a film about the Congo, about the people of Kinshasa and about music.

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Presskit PDF german/english

Kinshasa Symphony – Trailer

48th Annual Hugo Television Awards - 2012 - Chicago, IL
"Golden Hugo" for "Kinshasa Symphony"

11th Sichuan TV Festival - 2011 - Sichuan, China
"Gold Panda" for "Kinshasa Symphony"

11th Image et Vie- 2011 - Dakar, Senegal
"Best Documentary"

8th Planete Doc - 2011 - Warszawa, Poland
"Chopin's Nose Award" for a film about music

MSP International Film Festival - 2011 - Minneapolis
"Honorable Mention"

Les Teules Filantes - 2011 -  Pessac, France
"Audience Award"

Deutscher Filmpreis - 2011
Nominiert für "Bester Dokumentarfilm"

RiverRun International Film Festival - 2011 - Winston-Salem, USA
"Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature"

25th Bolzano Cinema - 2011 - Bolzano, Italien
"Award for Best Documentary"
"Audience Award"

New York Festival - 2011 - New York, USA
"Gold World Medal"

6. ÖkoFilmTour  - 2011 - Potsdam, Deutschland
"Preis für die beste künstlerische Leistung"

Salem Film Fest - 2011  - Salem, USA
"Jury Award - winner"

CMJ International Film Festival   - 2010 - New York, USA
"Best documentary"

X Int. Documentary Film Festival “Flahertiana-2010”  - Perm, Russia:
"Special Jury Mention"
"Diploma of the for creative dramatic illustration of the survival topic"

VIFF, Vancouver International Film Festival  -  2010   -Vancouver, Canada
"Most Popular Nonfiction Film Award"

Festival de Cine Aleman  -  2010  -  Buenos Aires, Argentina
"Premio del público"

6th Jecheon International Music & Film Festival  -  2010  - Jecheon, South Korea
"Grand Prize - World Music Film Today".

Rhode Island International Film Festival - 2010
"Grand Prize - Best Cinematography"

PHOENIX-Dokumentarfilm-Preis  2010
"Lobende Erwähnung"

Fetival des Deutschen Films   -  2010  -  Mannheim