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Read here news and press releases around the ONLINEFILM.ORG project and the ONLINEFILM AG.

Interview with Onlinefilm CEO C. Cay Wesnigk by THE FILM COLLABORATIVE


Repercussions and opportunities of the online space to the film industry: C. Cay Wesnigk talks to Sheri Candler from THE FILM COLLABORATIVE

"A film is a little bit of celluloid and a lot of marketing…" C. Cay Wesnigk [describes] how is supporting international filmmakers to make use of the new market, which prices they can ask for, and how theirs films... more

Taking Caribbean films to the world


Onlinefilm starts exclusive partnership with CaribbeanTales.

CaribbeanTales s a group of companies that produces and distributes Caribbean themed films. [CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution] is the first of its kind film distribution company in the English speaking Caribbean. Launched in Barbados (May 2010), the company had its internationa... more

Filmgalerie 451 in cooperation with Onlinefilm presents: PARSIFAL


30 years after its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in 1982, Hans-Jürgen Syberberg's film adaptation of "Parsifal" is released on the Internet (download and stream) and on DVD

Syberberg's celebrated version of [Parsifal] was made on the one hundredth anniversary of the opera's first performance at Bayreuth in 1882 and is staged around the looming presence of a huge replica of Wagner's death mask. Armin Jordan's acclaimed interpretation of Wagner's incom... more

Young Audience Award in cooperation with Kulturserver / Onlinefilm


In cooperation with Kulturserver / Onlinefilm, a new website has been launched especially for the European Film Academy Young Audience Award.

The European Film Academy (EFA) and EFA Productions has launched a new award for a film addressed to the young audience: The European Film Academy Young Audience Award. In cooperation with Kulturserver / Onlinefilm, a new website has been created especially for this awar... more



The film portrays the intimate life of the Karena family. In their early 30’s, Peter and Colleen have six kids and 50 horses.

Shot over four years, This Way of Life is an intimate portrait of Peter Karena and his family. Masterful in the saddle and Hollywood handsome, Peter lives by an internal code of values and honor largely lost in modern times. Though European, Peter was adopted into a Maori family and is Maori in all but skin. He is a ho... more

NEW: The Peter Kern Collection


Now available on The Peter Kern Collection (Filmgalerie 451) as download and stream

On and on the VoD-site of Filmgalerie 451 you can purchase now three films by Peter Kern - the Viennese enfant terrible (German with english subtitles). Peter Kern's latest film "Believe, Love, Death" is currently played on the Berlinale 2012 in the section "Panorama Special". Now available here and on ... more

Digital Rights Fair Trade


Primarily we don’t rely on the so called Digital-Rights-Management-Systems (DRM), as they turn out to be expensive and inefficient and limit the customer in his rights of using media. Once you have purchased and downloaded a film at our site, you can watch it as often as you like and also make safety copies. Inste... more

Information about FAQs


Welcome to the support page of ONLINEFILM. With this list of FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) ONLINEFILM would like to make things easier for all users and answer those questions which occur more than others. Please find the questions you would like answered under the following headings: > [Buying / downloading a ... more

Get the manual: important information for buyers


What do I need to do so I can buy a film? In order to download a film you have to be registered. You will need a computer with broadband access, an account with PayPal so you can pay for the film . What are the individual steps for buying a film? Once you have registered, you may st... more

What am I allowed to do with the downloaded film?


If you are purchasing and downloading a film from, you have the same rights as if you have bought a DVD for home use in a regular shop. You may watch it at home, alone or with your friends and family as often as you like. You may make safety copies of it on CD or DVD or any other medium. But you may... more

ONLINEFILM AG - become a share holder


The new capital raise for the year 2010/2011 has been decided upon at our general assembly in Berlin in Summer 2010. For a minimum Investement of 600 Euros you can buy 200 shares for 3,-Euro each. For each 200 Shares you own you get 1% more of the revenue your film makes up to a limit of 5%. E.g. If you own 1.000 ... more

Interview with DOX Magazine Issue 69


An interview with CEO Cay Wesnigk by editor in Chief Ulla Jacobson, printed in the March 2007 Issue of DOX the EDN Magazine DOX is now online

Interview for DOX Magazine Issue #69 2/2007 Intro and Questions asked by Ulla Jacobsen Answered by C. Cay Wesnigk of ONLINEFILM AG Online distribution can be a promising outlet for documentaries, but it all depends on who controls the market. . C. Cay Wesnigk has been very aware of this crucial factor for many ... more

ONLINEFILM AG on TV on ARTE and RTV Slovenija


CEO C. Cay Wesnigk in interview at ARTE, METROPOLIS in the recent edition 2.6. of ARTEs culture magazine METROPOLIS. The CEO of ONLINEFILM AG was interviewed on the topics of copyright and internet. [See the issue while its still online] The unc... more

Supported by:


the MEDIA Plus Programme of the European Union, the Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein GmbH (cultural film subsidy), the Hessische Filmförderung (Hessian film subsidy), and the MSH - Gesellschaft zur Förderung audiovisueller Werke (society for the subsidy of audiovisual work) in Schleswig-Holstein. more

ONLINEFILM AG and partners present


The market place for European films on the internet

It’s the multilingual platform distributing documentary films straight to the audience. It’s the only portal of its kind predominantly owned by documentary filmmakers, where they can present their documentaries independently to the viewers for a fair price. It’s the ultimate place for everyone offering or looking ... more

Connecting Europe – the right idea at time

28.01.2011 - Pressemitteilung

Through cooperations with our foreign partners regionalized subportals will be created, which, on one hand, take hold on a central database by feeding own metadata (describing facts and subtitles), but also envolve their individual footprint and address their specific clientele. First partners were found in Italy– ... more




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