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 and in order to develop documentaries. She is the producer and (co)editor of LA ESPERA, PRIMER PAQUETE PARA HONDURAS and LO QUE QUEDA EN EL CAMINO, which have been screened at international festivals and won several awards.
She is currently producing and editing the documentaries MAOMI, CARAVANERAS and THE GODS MUST BE MISTAKEN. Her debut as a director, the documentary HOME SWEET HOME, premiered at DokLeipzig in 2023.
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.