Majmun films is an independent production company based in Berlin. The ways we visualise the world has an impact on how we understand it. Believing in the emancipative power of cinema Majmun Films develops projects which are driven by the curiosity to understand and question the world as it is. We are searching for ways to visualise social structures that connect and are shaped by individuals. We believe that cinema can reveal power relations beneath the surface, a precondition for change.
ANNIKA Mayer studied film editing in Berlin and holds a PhD in social anthropology. In 2019, she co-founded Majmun Films to develop documentary and short films. She is the editor and producer of the short films LA ESPERA, which premiered at IFFR 2020, and FIRST PACKAGE FOR HONDURAS, which premiered at Visions du Réel 2022. She also produced the award-winning documentary LO QUE QUEDA EN EL CAMINO, which has screened at international festivals (including Guanajuato International Film Festival, DokLeipzig, Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Docs Against Gravity, Dokfest München, DocAviv) and will be released in North American theaters later this year. She is currently producing MAOMI (WT) and working on her directorial debut HOME SWEET HOME.
JAKOB Krese Weidner grew up between former Yugoslavia and Germany. For several years he worked for human rights NGOs in Central America. He freelanced as photographer and author for radio feature productions. Jakob studied cinematography and directing in Berlin, Havana and Sarajevo. Since then, he has worked as producer, director and cinematographer of creative documentaries. His films have been shown at competition programs of numerous festivals like IFFR Rotterdam, Guanajuato, and DOK-Leipzig. In 2019, he co-founded Majmun Films.