Evolution Film UG

                                      THE PRODUCTION COMPANY

Evolution Film was founded in 2011 by Sonja Kilbertus and transformed into an entrepreneurial company (“UG“) in 2014. Evolution Film produces documentary films for festivals, cinema, and television. The focus is on stories about people in regions or situations that seem foreign at first glance. The films aim to promote greater empathy between social classes, countries, or continents. One focus is on strong female protagonists and directors.
Close collaboration among the creative core team, a supportive team culture, integrity, and intensive project development work is essential in Evolution Film.

THE PRODUCER Sonja Kilbertus

Sonja was born in Wels, Austria, and studied sociology and film production at the film academy Vienna. She has produced several international documentary features including OSTROV-Lost Island, which won the Hotdocs int. Competition and the Swiss and Bernese Filmaward 2021 and AMONG US WOMEN that got an honorary mention in the int. Competition of DOK Leipzig 2021 and won the best camera at MIFF India 2022,  First Prize of the SIGNIS jury in the International Competition of FIDBA Buenos Aires International Documentary Festival 2022 and has been in over 40 festivals. She founded Evolution Film in 2011 and is now leading the company.

She is also a freelance writer and producer for Mirafilm in Zurich, a curator for the film fund “Aargauer Kuratorium” and got nominated for the DOK.fest Munich VFF production award 2022 for showing courage and endurance as a producer. Sonja also works as a trainer in “non-violent communication“ and has a certificate to train adults. Since 2022 she has been a tutor for the Master Film in Lucerne, Switzerland.

With the distribution concept of AMONG US WOMEN, she combines both skills with facilitating events that give space for empathic connection based on the experience the film offers.

She is a member of the Swiss and European Film academy, the German AG DOK association and SWAN women in film association.

pr  / project management

seblewongel wondwossen

Born in 1997 in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, Seblewongel is an Architect by education and has worked in versatile arts and cultural spaces in Addis for the past two years. She is also the co-founder of Mitin Space, a platform for creative ideas, goods, and services which is based in Addis Abeba. She has also had a lead project manager position with local NGO. She now represents Evolution Film in the fields of project management, research, graphic design, and PR.

Impact and Distribution

Sandrina Koppitz

Sandrina is a German filmmaker who has lived a considerable part of her life in Ghana, also in remote communities. There she gained skills in intercultural collaborations and set up a broad network among international NGOs. Sandrina has several years of experience in film as an author and researcher, especially on topics connected to Global Health with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa. She works as 1st AD, too. The films, she was involved in, ran at A- Filmfestivals such as Cannes and the Berlinale and won several awards.
Sandrina studies Journalism and holds a diploma as a lab technician. She worked in malaria research at the University of Bamako, Mali. Sandrina is regularly involved in Public Health projects and volunteers to support the setup of clinics in Ghana, Ethiopia, and Cameroon. For Evolution films, Sandrina is in charge of the distribution of among us women and the head of the global impact campaign.

Social Media/ Production Assistant

teresa ulbrich

Teresa was born in Munich in 1997 and lives in Hamburg. There she studied cultural studies with majors in art and visual culture as well as literary cultures. During her studies, she supported many creative-visual projects in research, curation, and implementation. During her studies, she has worked as an operation controller for various positions at festivals across Europe. Teresa supports Evolution as social media manager for Among Us Women, at the Impact Campaign Germany, and in office administration as well as a production assistant.

Former employees

PRODUCTION Sina Weber

Sina supported Evolution Film in the areas of administration, PR, and financing. Since 2017, she had also been organizing and curating the DOK.forum marketplace, the ideas and production market of DOK.fest Munich, and helped emerging documentary film productions to realize them. Previously, she was involved in art and cultural projects in public space, organized the cultural beach, open-air film screenings and the music project Play Me, I’m Yours for the urbanauten.

Sina studied Visual Ethnology, Cultural Studies, and Art History at the LMU Munich and completed her Master’s degree with the ethnological documentary DENTRO DE BABYLON about the atmosphere of the Spanish ecovillage Matavenero.

FILM MANAGEMENT SIGLINDE KOSina

Siglinde is a lawyer and has been the managing director of an association for 14 years. In her “free time” she looks after her 3 children and the dog.

Her love for film (crime, history, and documentary) has brought her to film management and since the beginning of 2019, she has been working for Evolution Film.

production management awalatje Alina Schäfers

Alina Schäfers (born 1990 in Berlin) has been studying film and television production at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF since 2016. She takes over the student production management for the documentary among us women. 

 

Evolution Film UG  •  Gletscherstraße 24  •  16341 Panketal  •  Germany  
mail@evolution-film.com  •  VAT ID DE311162906