Thomas Kufus is the CEO of zero one film, actively involved in film politics on a national and international level promoting the role of cinema documentaries and the importance of co-production treaties. He is member of the European and the German Film Academy and from November 2009 until early 2015 Thomas Kufus had been it’s chairman.
zero one film is an independent film production company based in Berlin, producing cinema and TV documentaries as well as art house fiction for the German and International market.
Over the past 25 years the company produced more than 120 documentaries, documentary television series and feature films. Many of them won international awards, among these „The People Vs. Fritz Bauer“ by Lars Kraume, “More than Honey” by Markus Imhoof, „West“ by Christian Schwochow, “The Flat” by Arnon Goldfinger, “Gerhard Richter Painting” by Corinna Belz, “Black Box Germany“ by Andres Veiel, or “Echoes of Home” by Stefan Schwietert. The collaboration with Alexander Sokurov on films like “Moloch” or “Father and Son” was highly acclaimed and awarded in Cannes. “Francofonia“ that premiered at the Venice Film Festival 2015 is their latest collaboration.
With “24h Berlin” the team broke new grounds in 2009, provoking broadcasters to cast aside the traditional slot structure for the duration of 24h allowing for a so far unprecedented 24hours documentary. In 2010, “24h Berlin” won the Bavarian TV Award as well as the German TV award. With „24h Jerusalem“ and „24h Bavaria“ Volker Heise and Thomas Kufus created a follow-up of the award winning format.