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Roadside Dokumentarfilm


Daniel Burkholz is an award winning filmmaker, producer and lawyer. He worked as editor of a scientific magazine. Later, he worked as leading officer in the fields of environment protection and education. After an intermezzo as divemaster, he studied the nomad's culture of the Sinai, the Great Thar desert, and the Aborigine's culture in Queensland. In 2005, Daniel Burkholz founded Roadside Dokumentarfilm. The United Nations and human rights organizations in many countries use Roadside docs for their work. More over, the films have been officially selected for more than 100 film festivals, fests and film series around the world.  

Der preisgekrönte Filmemacher, Produzent und Rechtsassessor Daniel Burkholz war langjährig im Umweltschutz- und Bildungsbereich und auch als Rechtsanwalt tätig. Nach einem Intermezzo als Divemaster studierte er die Kultur der Nomaden des Sinai, der Großen Thar Wüste und der Aborigines in Queensland. Daniel Burkholz gründete 2005 seine Firma Roadside Dokumentarfilm. Die Vereinten Nationen und Menschenrechtsorganisationen in vielen Ländern nutzen die Roadside-Filme für ihre Arbeit. Die Filme wurden bereits für über 100 Filmfestivals, Filmfeste und Filmreihen in aller Welt augewählt.  


NO PASARAN at Peloponissos International Documentary Film Festival

The Roadside film NO PASARAN has also been officially selected for Peloponissos International Documentary Film Festival. We feel very honoured.   ...

Roadside Festival tour Continues

We are very happy to announce that Women for Justice has been officially selected by Peloponissos International Documentary Film Festival.     ...


NO PASARAN made it to the Semifinal at UK International Veterans Film Festival 2016. ...

More Good News - Women for Justice - Restoring Connection

More good news: Women for Justice has been officially selcetd for "Restoring Connection" Film Fest in Auroville/India.     ...

Women for Justice - HEROINES 2016

Women for Justice has been officially selected for HEROINES 2016. ...

Joseph and Vincent Almudever - The brothers who fought against Hitler and Franco.

Happy Birthday Greetings to "our" NO PASARAN Protagonists: The french brothers Joseph Almudever, now 97 years, and Vincent Almudever, now 99 years old, are still combative on the way - and they keep up with the times Joseph Almudever (left), Vincent Almudever (right) ...

Roadside Storytelling

Now at Imgur - Roadside Storytelling . Each week, we post a new picture story about our films and about us.   ...

Roadside at Flickr, Pinterest, FilmFreeway, etc.

Flickr and Pinterets are our hub for trailers, posters, photos and stills. But lots of info can also be found at FilmFreeway. All links are stored in our link collection. Everybody is very welcome to visit.                       ...

Roadside at LoopLR

Giving even more service for the audience - Roadside can now also be visited at LoopLR   ...

Roadside at Vimeo

The Roadside docs are now also available at Vimeo: ...

Women for Justice in Kurdistan

Women for Justice is on film tour in Kurdistan / North-Iraq. The film is given pro bono to women´s and human rights organisations to support their work.         ...

Solidarity with ICAP Film Festival and Istanbul University

e-mailed, 19th July to ICAP Film Festival Istanbul / Istanbul University: Dear Ladies and Sirs, referring to reports given by Western TV and newspapers, Turkey seems to be on the way to become a dictatorship. We hope ICAPFF and Istanbul University and its staff have not been harmed by the attacks on the liberty of culture, science and education carried out on Turkish universities by the islamic AKP government. So, please let me quote the title of the film which we submitted to this year´...

Chichester International Film Festival

We are very happy to announce that Women for Justice has been officially selected for Chichester International Film Festival.   Roger Gibson (artistic director) with Ralph Fiennes at the festival.   ...

NO PASARAN - Festivals and Awards

More information available at our festival platform: WINNER International Competition Festival del documentario d´Abruzzo 2015 OFFICIAL SELECTION Ekurhuleni International Film Festival 2016 — OFFICIAL SELECTION Ismailia International Film Festival 2016 — OFFICIAL SELECTION UK International Veterans´Film Festival 2016 — OFFICIAL SELECTION Sose International Film Festival 2015 — OFFICIAL SELECTION Out of Africa Internati...

Women for Justice - Festivals and Awards

More Information available at: FINALIST Ekurhuleni International Film Festival 2016 — OFFICIAL SELECTION African Bamba Human Rights Film Festival 2016 —  OFFICIAL SELECTION World Festival of Emerging Cinema 2016 — OFFICIAL SELECTION China Women's Film Festival 2016 — OFFICIAL SELECTION Auroville Film Festival 2015 — OFFICIAL SELECTION CinéWomen Biennial 2015 — OFFICIAL SELECTION Color Interna...

NO PASARAN - The Book About the Film - Das Buch zum Film.

NO PASARAN - Das Buch zum Film - The Book About the Film Published by EDITION ROADSIDE - English version available in November -  German version available now at:     Photo by Gerda Taro                 ...

Caribbean - Europe - Africa - Asia - the Roadside Tour is going on.

From Trinidad and Tobago to Naples, Istanbul, Ismailia, Eriwan, Nairobi, Thiaroye, Ekurhuleni, Auroville, Kolkata and Cochin, to Peking etc., the Roadside films are succesfully on festival tour.     ...

NO PASARAN - A story of men and women who fought against Fascism.

"Undoubtlessly, NO PASARAN will catch the interest of the democratic and freedom loving world." Vincent Almudever, Resistance fighter in the Spanish Civil War and in World War II.       ...

Women for Justice

An interesting interview about the Roadside film "Women for Justice" can be accessed at Art - Cinema - Dance:         ...


The Roadside Film "Women for Justice" made it to the Finale of Ekurhuleni International Film Festival in South Africa. And "NO PASARAN" is running there in the Official Selection. Now, we are hoping for even more success ...   ...


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About Roadside Dokumentarfilm

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Roadside Dokumentarfilm - Courageous Docs

Roadside Dokumentarfilm, founden 2005 by Daniel Burkholz, is an independent film production company, based in Cologne and Bochum/ Germany. We focus on social, political or cultural subjects that are often not in the center of the public interest. The engagement for human and civil rights is our concern. Filmmaking is for us a means to take a standpoint;

Roadside Dokumentarfilm, gegründet 2005 von Daniel Burkholz, ist eine unabhängige Filmproduktionsfirma mit Sitz in Köln und Bochum. In unseren Filmen setzen wir soziale, politische oder kulturelle Themen ins Bild, die oft nicht im Zentrum des öffentlichen Interesses liegen. Der Einsatz für Menschen- und Bürgerrechte ist uns wichtig und das Filmemachen ist für uns ein Mittel, um Position zu beziehen;

Cologne / Bochum


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