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Nicole Gerhards

Nicole Gerhards


Story Editor, Production


ScriptLab - match point Participant 2017
Decision Maker 2016
Script&Pitch Participant 2012
Interchange Participant 2011


Nicole Gerhards studied Theatre and French in Paris as well as Film Production at the dffb (Deutsche Film and Fernsehakademie) in Berlin. Besides working for various production companies as production manager and freelance producer, she graduated from the dffb with the film CHARLOTTE, which screened in 2004 at both the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs in Cannes and at the Perspektive Deutsches Kino at the Berlin Film Festival.

In 2005, Nicole Gerhards founded NiKo Film with which she has produced successful, award-winning films such as the Kosovar Oscar-Entry BABAI by Visar Morina (Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Best Director), THE STRANGER IN ME, KILL ME and co-produced Matías Bize‘s new feature film THE MEMORY OF WATER (Venice Days 2015), Stina Werenfels‘ THE SEXUAL NEUROSES OF OUR PARENTS (Berlin International Film Festival 2015 - Panorama) and THE PRIZE by Paula Markovitch, which won two Silver Bears at the Berlin International Film Festival 2011, amongst other accolades. NiKo Film celebrated two co-produced world premieres in Cannes in 2017; UNTIL THE BIRDS RETURN by Karim Moussaoui (Un Certain Regard) and PLOT 35 by Eric Caravaca (Séance Spéciale à l’officiel). Furthermore ELECTRIC GIRL by Ziska Riemann had its International premiere at Busan International Film Festival 2019 and the international co-production SUNBURNED by Carolina Hellsgård celebrated its World Premiere at Alice Nella Città in Rome in October 2019. Currently NiKo Film is developing and financing two international co-productions.

Nicole Gerhards is a member of EAVE, ACE, the European and the German Film Academy. In 2012 she was chosen to represent Germany as Producer on the Move at the Cannes Film Festival and also took part in the Producers Lab Toronto and the prestigious Inside Pictures Programme.

company profile

NiKo Film was founded in Berlin in 2005 and produces art-house feature and documentary projects for cinema and television. Our films are personal and socially relevant; they represent particular attitudes, while never forcing the issue.
Exceptional films are our passion. Films bearing a distinct signature and an unique identity. We produce universal stories that take us away to a different world and move us. We consider ourselves accomplices of our writers and directors and help them realise their vision.