Spot on, NRW! presents: COIN FILM
Herbert Schwering, Christine Kiauk
Socio-political issues, artistic interpretations and young film talent form the focus of interest for COIN FILM and its director, Herbert Schwering, who founded the company in 1993, and Christine Kiauk, co-manager of the company since 2001. German film-maker Lola Randl as well as Nanouk Leopold from the Netherlands belong to the core line-up of directors. Right from its inception, COIN FILM has worked together with female graduates from the Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM), such as Britta Wandaogo and Luzia Schmid. The company’s breakthrough came in 2002 with Almut Getto’s critically acclaimed feature film Do Fish Do It?. They present Vatersland, the first fiction film by documentary film-maker Petra Seeger.
Herbert Schwering has been a producer of short films, documentaries and feature films for over twenty years. Many of his productions have won national and international awards. From 1993 to 1997, he was managing director of the Filmwerkstatt Münster. In 1993, Schwering founded the production company ICON FILM, which was renamed COIN FILM GmbH in 2007. He is a board member of the Film- und Medienverband NRW and a member of the Deutsche Filmakademie, the European Film Academy and Atéliers du Cinéma Européen (ACE).
Christine Kiauk trained in advertising and earned an MA in communication science, economic policy and psychology. From 1995 to 2000, she worked in event management and public relations in the film and cultural sector and as a project assistant for film productions. Between 1997 and 2005, she was a freelance editor of feature films and documentaries. Since 2001, she has been a producer and partner of COIN FILM GmbH. Kiauk is a member of the Deutsche Filmakademie, the European Film Academy and Atéliers du Cinéma Européen (ACE).