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Michel Balagué

Michel Balagué

France

Production

TFL

Decision Maker 2018
Decision Maker 2015
Decision Maker 2014

biography

Michel Balagué is the co-founder of the production company Mengamuk Films, that produces feature films, documentaries and artistic projects which tread new paths in form and content.

In 2013, Balagué produced Sieniawka by Marcin Malaszczak, which premiered in the 63rd Berlinale, won the first film prize in FID Marseille and the Arte Prize in Duisburg Filmwoche and was released in Germany in Mai 2014. He also co-produced My love Awaits Me by the Sea by Mais Darwazah, which premiered in Toronto Film Festival, was in the competition of CPH:DOX and receive many awards in various International Film Festival.
In addition, Balagué has founded the super 8 & 16mm collective LaborBerlin e.V., he has collaborated with several art institutions around the world and worked as a DOP on numerous films for who he received several awards.

Michel Balagué lives and works in Berlin.

company profile

Mengamuk Films was founded in 2012 by Michel Balagué and Marcin Malaszczak with offices in Berlin. Mengamuk Films produces feature films, documentaries and artistic projects which tread new paths in form and content.

These works should challenge conventional methods of film production just as much as they should cross the defining lines between various filmic and artistic forms of aesthetic expression.

Mengamuk Films sees film as an art form and instrument of aesthetic resistance. We seek to collaborate with filmmakers and artists who desire to contribute to the further development of this young art form and who share the opinion that art must not only be created out of an independent spirit, but must also assert itself furiously and passionately.

* In the Malay language, mengamuk means, roughly defined, “to make a furious and desperate charge”.