New Film Festival in Berlin: the “Female Filmmakers Festival Berlin” (FFFB)

The Female Filmmakers Festival Berlin is a new annual five day film festival featuring screenings of international and local short and feature films. The festival focuses on narrative, animated and documentary films by established filmmakers as well as new talents and film students.

The Female Filmmakers Festival Berlin (FFFB) was created for female filmmakers from different ethnic backgrounds and nationalities, who have a unique story to tell. The goal is to showcase the best of female talent in film from around the world.

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Every year two countries will be in the focus of the festival, which means a special section will be dedicated to productions from these countries. In our first edition, our focus will be Ireland and Spain.

All films will be screened in Germany’s oldest cinema, the “Moviemento”:

The festival will take place for the first time from June 13-17, 2019 in Berlin.

Don’t forget to check out our brand new website:


If you have a film, make sure you submit it:


And follow us on Facebook:

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New Film Festival in Berlin: the “Female Filmmakers Festival Berlin” (FFFB)


Aven likes to take off his mind by spending his free time in a virtual reality game, which is set in a mysterious, seductive and ambiguous world. This fantasy world is the perfect contrast to his rather boring every-day life, that is determined by a monotonous callcenter job.


Soon this game threatens to take over his life and Aven gets obsessed with a mysterious red-haired woman. What started as a game, eventually becomes bitter reality, where boundaries are non-existent. Has this game become reality or is reality nothing more than a game?



“The Redhead” is a mystery thriller with a virtual reality theme written & directed by Natalie MacMahon, starring: 

Joey Jordan
Autumn Bartholetti
Myra Eetgerink
Nicole A. Zalewska
Inken Paland
Christian Müller
Recardo Koppe
Natalie MacMahon
Anna Maria Hadorn

Don’t forget to follow “The Redhead” on Facebook:



Meet me in Cannes!

Finally, I’m on the way to Cannes- better late than never! So everyone who is still there and wants to meet up, send me a message and let’s enjoy the sun together or even better, let’s walk the red carpet and talk about our exciting new film projects!


When it comes to new projects, I have a lot to talk about!

Soon my Esperanto film “A Universal Love Story”  as well as my brand new sci-fi drama “It’s getting darker every day” are going to premiere at two big international film festivals.

“A Universal Love Story” was featured in the Berlinale edition of German Quarterly:

And “It’s getting darker every day” is currently part of the Cannes edition:

I’m also taking part at the Danny Elfman film competition with my film “Minus Degrees”, check it out here:

And in Cannes I’m going to start working on my new short film “The Red Head” as well as my first feature “Hot Scary Summer”…as I have already mentioned, there is a lot to talk about it…looking forward to seeing you all in Cannes!

Meet me in Cannes!

NEW SHORT FILM “It’s getting darker every day”

In a world where light has become a luxury, a young woman who has been living in the darkness for the last couple of years, faces the last minutes before she is going to see the daylight again.

ALINA a young hard working woman, feels like she has won the lottery, because today it’s her turn to leave the darkness for one whole day. While waiting to be picked up to start her adventure, she has mixed feelings about it and can’t decide wether she should be the happiest person in the world or if it would be better to continue living without this experience, that could change her life forever.

“It’s getting darker every day” is a short science fiction drama that leaves a lot of room for different interpretations and makes the audience constantly wonder what has really happened and what is going to happen. Has “Alina” gone crazy yet? Why is she on her own? And what about that baby that we never see, but keep hearing? Is it all in her head?

While trying to figure out her world, we experience the same as she does, the constant sensation of darkness and the only source of light Alina has: a match that only provides her with enough light for a few seconds at a time.

Don’t forget to follow “It’s getting darker every day” on Facebook to receive all updates:

And check out “It’s getting darker every day” in the Cannes 2017 edition of “German Films Quarterly”:

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NEW SHORT FILM “It’s getting darker every day”

New Short Film in Esperanto- “A Universal Love Story” (“Universala amrakonto”)

“A Universal Love Story” is a short fantasy drama about the possibility of finding love in an impersonal world in the distant future, where everyone is so focused on himself, that it seems almost impossible to connect to another person.

All that’s left is the memory of love and the hope to experience it one more time. It seems that sometimes it takes a miracle from a different universe to start a revolution.


As the title suggests, it is a universal story about characters with different backgrounds in an undefined time and space. It is a very visual and symbolic film that can be watched several times and each time, one can find a different meaning.

“A Universal Love Story” is one of the few films shot in Esperanto. I chose Esperanto, because it helps the idea of creating something universal in an unknown future, spreading love around the world and making people communicate with each other again. And who knows maybe in the future Esperanto will take over the world! I think it’s a beautiful language with a lot of potential.


“A Universal Love Story” was only shot this week and already attracted a lot of attention!

If you would like to get updates about this short fantasy drama set in the future, check out the brand new Facebook site of the film:

Stay tuned for updates on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

“Universala amrakonto”- a short film in Esperanto written & directed by Natalie MacMahon

“A Universal Love Story” was featured in the Berlinale edition of German films quarterly”:


New Short Film in Esperanto- “A Universal Love Story” (“Universala amrakonto”)

“SENSES”- a mini series to be released on September 1st!

Three different people who live in the same building have one thing in common- they are all loners caught in their very own world- relying on the routine of their every day lives. But what happens when that routine stops? Are they able to cope or does their world fall apart completely?

Anna, Martin and Leander experience life through different senses. To each of them one sense is especially important.

Anna, a theatre actress, starts an involuntary relationship with a stranger who makes her experience different sensations in her imagination while Leander can’t wait for the days to go by, so he can close his Antiques store and hurry home to listen to his neighbour play the guitar when he is having dinner. Martin, the third character, keeps going to the same restaurant for lunch every day, ordering exactly the same dish until one day he is forced to make a small change, which seems to have a big impact on his life.

“Senses” is a mini series, that consists of three different episodes and will be released online on September 1st!

In the meantime you can watch the trailer here:


And don’t forget to follow “Senses” on Facebook for more updates:



“SENSES”- a mini series to be released on September 1st!

The summer film festival season has begun!

What a great festival week this is with two of my films being shown at three different festivals in three different countries!

“The Man Who Couldn’t Cry” still travels the world and stops off in London for the “London Shows International Film Festival”, next stop the “Swedish International Film Festival”, soon after the “Staunton International Film Festival” and  not to forgot the “Genre Celebration Festival.

And also my second film “Like A Summer Sonata” begins its journey after a successful premiere at the “Cannes Short Film Corner”. It will have its American premiere at the “New York State International Film Festival” and a few days after the Australian premiere will follow at the “Melbourne Indie Film Festival” and it will also be screened at the “Miami Independent Film Festival” in August!

And this is only the beginning of this year’s summer festival season: the “Venice Film Week”, the “New York Film Week”as well as the “Headline International Film Festival” and the “Toronto Film Week” are also coming up featuring my second film…more to come…


My first web series “The Secret of Berlin” has been successful as well and after it won the “Best Web Series Award” at the “TOFF- The Online Film Festival” earlier this year, another “Best Web Series Award” followed at the “DMOFF Film Festival” along with an “Honorable Mention Award” at the “Amarcord Arthouse Television and Video Fest”!

While my first two short films seem to enjoy travelling the word, I almost finished my mini-series called “Senses”, which will be released online later this year.


And of course I have already started working on a new film project….stay tuned for my next blog post to find out more and  in the meantime have a look at this interview about “Like A Summer Sonata”, which was featured on

Thanks again to for featuring my second short film!

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The summer film festival season has begun!