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"Eine Frage der Haltung" among the TopDocs 2021

Our three-part documentary series „Eine Frage der Haltung“ has been positively received at
the virtual meeting of German documentary filmmakers, which left commentators insisting
that it stands out among last year’s film productions for its creative form of documentary
storytelling. This is the second time in a row that a production from Labo M-Produktion is
nominated as among the ARD top documentaries of the year!

February 16th, 2021

iam.meyra wins at PrixItalia

Our fictional web production iam.meyra receives the "special mention" award at Prixitalia in the category for best web fiction.

December 9th, 2020

XENIUS: Intersex - breaking the taboo

The Xenius moderators Dörthe Eickelberg and Pierre Girard meet Dani and Charlie to talk
about their experiences, ideas, and wishes as activists for the rights of intersex people.
Viewable until February 10th, 2021 through ARTE.

November 11th, 2020

ZDF WISO - brand-new reportage format on YouTube!

The new reportage programme of ZDF WISO can be viewed on a weekly basis.
Find out more on August 10th, 2020 at 7:25 p.m. on ZDF or directly over the official YouTube channel.

August 10th, 2020

Follow me.reports episode moves YouTube

How do you deal with the murder of your own sister? Our colleagues at follow me.reports
investigate this question. Anna's story was viewed over 700,000 times within a week.

July 13th, 2020

Deutschland3000 video goes viral!

A video of our colleagues from Deutschland3000 about gender-sensitive language goes viral. Just a few days after release it had one million views on Facebook.

June 30th, 2020

Grimme Online Award 2020 goes to KARAKAYA TALK!

And another prize for KARAKAYA TALK! After the Axel Springer Prize for young journalists, Esra Karakaya and the team have now also been awarded the Grimme Online Award in the category "Culture and Entertainment". Congratulations to the whole Crew!

June 25th, 2020

Faszination Deutschland: Mysterious places

Fascinating landscapes, secrets and myths - we long for all this. But they are so close. Biologist Jasmina Neudecker discovers nature on our doorstep through the magnifying glass of science. She goes on an expedition into the moor, climbs in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains and searches for the superpowers of the forest. Click here for the media library.

June 23rd, 2020

Deutschland3000 is three years old!

Our colleagues from Deutschland3000 have reason to celebrate. We say happy birthday to the next 3,000 years, Right?

June 8th, 2020

The truth about... the effects of music

In a scientific experiment with the Berlin pub choir we found out whether singing in a choir reduces stress. Sven Oswald has also tested a new training concept: He can create music by exercising on various fitness machines. More on 18.5. at 21:15 on rbb.

May 18th, 2020

The truth about...animal experiments

With more than 200,000 laboratory animals, Berlin is the capital of animal experimentation. Our reporter Sven Oswald wants to know how necessary animal experiments really are and is looking for promising alternatives that could completely replace animal experiments in the future. First broadcast 04.05.2020 at 9 pm on rbb.

May 4th, 2020


Dörthe Eickelberg and Pierre Girard present the new show "Corona-Wissen" on Via video conferences, the well-known ARTE moderation team will exchange information about the latest developments and talk to scientists from various disciplines.

April 7th, 2020

Winner! Yeah!

In March 2020 "Deutschland3000 - 'ne gute Stunde mit Eva Schulz" was awarded the German Podcast Award 2020 in the category "best interviewer". Due to the coronavirus contact ban, the award ceremony took place as podcast and can be listened to here.

March 27th, 2020

Follow me.reports stays tuned despite COVID-19

Despite the corona contact ban, the follow me.reports team has been looking for exciting stories worldwide. We were able to bring our viewers as far as Beijing and show them how the people there live with the pandemic. Click here for the Video.

March 19th, 2020

"Deutschland3000" nominated for German Podcast Award

The podcast "Deutschland3000 - 'ne gute Stunde mit Eva Schulz" by the young ARD programmes and funk was nominated for the German Podcast Award as the best interview podcast! In addition, you can still vote for the audience award until 29 February 2020.

February 17th, 2020

Xenius: Notre-Dame – How to rebuild a landmark

How do you reconstruct Notre-Dame? Dörthe Eickelberg and Pierre Girard are one of the first television teams that take a look behind the scenes of this giant project for Xenius.

January 21st, 2020

Grimme Award 2020: KARAKAYA TALK is nominated!

The Grimme Award is one of the most famous television awards in Germany - it is therefore a great pleasure for us that KARAKAYA TALK has been nominated for the Grimme Award 2020 in the category "Children and Youth"!
Keep your fingers crossed that we get it!

January 20th, 2020

Deutschland3000 video goes viral

Our colleagues from Deutschland3000 have landed a viral hit with their video on financing churches in Germany. On Facebook, the post has now reached more than 1.2 million people.

January 14th, 2020

The Streets or the Parliament - How can I make the world a better place?

Should we join a political party or try to change politics from below, like the grassroots movements “Black Lives Matter” or “Extinction Rebellion”? This is the question KARAKAYA TALK will be tackling. Esra debates with Aminata Touré (B90/ Die Grünen), Roham Soleimani (Party Die Urbane), Ed Greve (Chairman of LesMigras) and activist Kofi Shakur. The episode is on YouTube as of today.

December 11th, 2019


Here we go! Today our fictional social media series iam.meyra is released on Snapchat and Instagram.

Meyra and her friends take their followers with them in real time onto the streets of Berlin.

November 25th, 2019

Know more, live better: Against disposable fashion

Never before have we owned so many clothes: Since the year 2000, our clothing consumption has doubled from 50 to almost 100 billion newly purchased items. 'Disposable fashion' is so cheap that it ends up in the used-clothing container after being worn just two or three times. Why is clothing worth nothing today? Who is responsible for this throw-away culture? And what can each of us change? Find out more on 25.11.19 at 9 pm on NDR Fernsehen .

November 19th, 2019

Know more, live better: Against plastic-mania

8.3 billion tons of plastic have been produced worldwide since the 1950s, yet only 30 percent of it is still in use today. The plastic trend is on many peoples' minds, but the trash mountains continue to grow. How does recycling work in a country that prides itself on being the "world champion" of waste separation? Why does German garbage end up oversees? And what can each individual do to stem the plastic tide? Answers will be delivered on 18.11.19 at 9 pm on NDR Fernsehen .

November 12th, 2019

Know more, live better: Against food wastage

In Germany, 18 million tons of food end up in the trash every year. This equates to one truckload per minute. What lies behind this? Who is to blame? And what can each individual do about it?

Find out more on 11.11.2019 at 9 pm on NDR Fernsehen .

November 6th, 2019

Xenius: Environmentally friendly travel

Flying off on holiday every year - how long will that last? Not only the many airplanes and cruise ships are having an impact on the atmosphere, but also the streams of tourists themselves. An alternative to mass tourism is the so-called WWOOFING, which stands for "World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms". Travelers help out on a farm, support organic farming and become one with the country and its people. Dörthe and Pierre also become WWOOFers in Brandenburg for a day. Is this a holiday alternative for Dörthe and Pierre? Check it out on the 25th of September on ARTE or in the media library.

September 17th, 2019

Online first for "Bezzel & Schwarz - The Border Crossers"

You can watch all four episodes online from this Friday onwards, even before the official release on 1. July on BR!

June 27th, 2019

Xenius E-Sport

Professional gamers have quick hands: they can manage to do 400 movements per minute on their keyboards and mice. That is four times faster than the average citizen. Dörthe and Pierre visit the German Sport University Cologne to explore what other special skills professional gamers develop by intensive video gaming.

June 11th, 2019

The Wave Rebels

From Dörthe Eickelberg - runs May 9th and 16th at 11:40 pm on WDR-Fernsehen

Part 1: From Gaza to South Africa

Part 2: From India to Hawaii

May 8th, 2019

My First Time

Europe - easily explained! In the new ZDF series "My First Time", first-time voters and top politicians come together to discuss the issues of the day. It will be uploaded to the web first - highlights from the two episodes have been specially tailored for the Internet!

A playlist of the six YouTube videos can be found here:

May 6th, 2019

"In My Skin" celebrates its premiere

At the DOK.fest Munich in the category 'Student Award'.

IN MEINER HAUT 13/05/2019 20:00 HFF 1

IN MEINER HAUT 18/05/2019 18:00 Neues Maxim

May 2nd, 2019

Deutschland 3000

Woohoo! Deutschland3000 is also available on Instagram and as a podcast! "Deutschland3000 - a good hour with Eva Schulz" runs Wednesdays at 10 pm on (almost) all youth programs of the ARD. It can also be found throughout the Internet as a podcast. We're very pleased!

April 25th, 2019

Shooting begins for "Bezzel & Schwarz - The Border Crossers"

In the new series "Bezzel & Schwarz - The Border Crossers", Labo M sends actors Sebastian Bezzel and Simon Schwarz on a journey of discovery, mixing travel documentary with improv-sitcom. BR Fernsehen will broadcast the four episodes weekly starting Monday, July 1st, 8:15 pm.

March 22nd, 2019

RBB The truth about…

Our knowledge series with RBB is entering a new season!

"The truth about..." with Sven Oswald runs on Wednesday at 21:00. The truth about “Stromausfall” (power outages) will be revealed on 12.12.18 in an informative and entertaining segment. “Online-Dating” will follow on 19.12.18.

December 10th, 2018

Boom of the Choir - A new desire to sing

Choirs have long been considered uncool and outdated. Yet singing is booming! Even the elderly have discovered a new side to singing. Where does this recent interest in choirs come from?

The first broadcast of the 45-minute documentary will be on 10.12.2018 at 22:00 on NDR.

December 5th, 2018

Chicks on Boards - the series on Arte

From 03.12 - 07.12.18 at 17:10 and on arte+7

Director Dörthe Eickelberg will discuss her film live on the RBB-Abendshow on November 29 at 20:15 and again on December 4 at 08:30 on the ZDF Morgenmagazin.

November 27th, 2018

First airing of "Clean Air - a Human Right"

It is absolutely undeniable: Fine dust and nitrogen oxide pollute our air and make us sick. There is, however, much dispute around the question: Who is responsible? We will provide answers in our science documentary "Clean Air - A Human Right" on 15.11.2018 at 20:15 on 3sat.

November 9th, 2018

"How anti-Semitic is Germany?" in the ZDF-Hauptprogramm

In light of recent events, ZDF’s main programme will feature our production "How anti-Semitic is Germany?" with Barrie Kosky. The film will screen on Wednesday, 7 November 2018, following a "dunja hayali" discussion on anti-Semitism.

November 6th, 2018

The Return of Borders

26 member states in a Europe without border controls: This documentary explores the history of the Schengen Agreement and the opening of borders within Europe - an accomplishment that faces mounting criticism by populists as the refugee crisis unfolds. Is the Schengen Area soon to be history?

The Ladybirds Films documentary in cooperation with Labo M runs on Tuesday, 23.10.18, at 21:10 on Arte Deutschland and 23:50 on Arte France.

October 23rd, 2018


For our 3sat science documentary “Unbezahlbare Pillen” (Priceless Pills), authors Stephan Arapovic and Johan von Mirbach were awarded the expopharm Media Prize in the category "Pharmacy and Economics".

October 15th, 2018


Our documentary "Die dunkle Seite des deutschen Rap" (The Dark Side of German Rap) by director Viola Funk is in the running for the category "Most Beautiful Story" in the "Prize for Pop Culture" award. A jury of 791 representatives from the German media and music scene will announce its decision on October 18 at the award ceremony in Berlin.

October 10th, 2018


Johan von Mirbach and Stephan Arapovic have been nominated for the Georg von Holtzbrinck Award in the category “Electronic Media” for their scientific journalism achievements with the two Labo M films “Germany Doping” (3sat) and “Priceless Pills” (3sat).

October 1st, 2018

New episodes - NDR WissensCheck

The popular science magazine “WissensCheck” is back on NDR with new episodes from the 17th of September. Tim Berendonk will put more myths and facts to the test again on Mondays at 21.00.

September 17th, 2018

Winner! International Music Journalism Award

We’re absolutely delighted with director Viola Funk, who won the award at the International Music Journalism Award (IMJA 2018 Hamburg) in the category “Best music journalism work of the year - multimedia” with the Labo M production “Die dunkle Seite des deutschen Rap“ (The dark side of German rap).

September 12th, 2018

Singing - the new people’s drug?

We are currently making a 45-minute documentary about the new Choir trend. With astonishing results! The film will be broadcast in December 2018.

September 6th, 2018

How anti-Semitic is Germany? - air date

Our film with Barrie Kosky will be broadcast on the 12/9/2018 at 20.15 on 3sat!

August 28th, 2018

Chicks on Boards on Tour in cinemas

Current events:

-Kulturstrand Munich (31st July)
-Surffilmfest Berlin (4th August)
-Achtung Berlin Summer Cinema (29th August)
-International Images Film Festival for Women, Harare, Zimbabwe (24th to 31st August)
-Feminista, London (30th September)
..further dates to follow!

July 26th, 2018

Nomination for IMJA 2018

Our documentary “The dark side of German rap” by director Viola Funk has been nominated for the “International Music Journalism Award“ at the Reeperbahn Festival. Category: Best music journalism work of the year, multimedia. We’re over the moon!

July 23rd, 2018

Nominated for Smart Hero Award

We’re delighted about Deutschland3000’s nomination for the Smart Hero Award!
It would be great if you could vote for us!

June 7th, 2018

How anti-Semitic is Germany?

We are currently shooting with Barrie Kosky, director of the "Komische Oper Berlin" (Berlin Comic Opera). The 3sat/ZDFinfo production, "How anti-Semitic is Germany?" will be broadcasted in September 2018.

May 28th, 2018

Deutschland3000 nominated for Grimme Online Award!

Best of luck to all participants!!!
We’re really proud of the whole team, and it would be great if you could support our format in the public vote!
Just click on the image of “Deutschland 3000” on the homepage under “Public Vote” and “submit” at the end of the document.

April 27th, 2018

"The Dark Side of German Rap" on 19 April on ARD

ARD has changed its programming at short notice: our documentary about anti-Semitism in German hip hop will be shown as part of the main schedule at 11.30 pm!  

April 18th, 2018

World premiere of Chicks on Boards!

On 13 April at 10 pm, the documentary will be premiered by Dörthe Eickelberg in the Babylon Berlin cinema as part of the "Achtung Berlin Film Festival". Hot tip: the cinema ticket also gets you into the festival party!

April 4th, 2018

"The Dark Side of German Rap"

We are currently editing a new film for WDR, "Die Story". It's about anti-Semitism in German rap. You can see it on 28th March, 2018 at 10:10 pm on WDR.

February 28th, 2018

funk launches second season of "follow me.reports"

When is a job a dream job, and why? That's what YouTuber Jodie Calussi wants to find out, starting on Wednesday, 21st June, 2017, at 1 pm, in the second season of the funk documentary series "follow me.reports" on the eponymous YouTube channel.

For follow me.reports on YouTube: click here.

June 21st, 2017

Grand Châtelet VR at Innovatives 2017 in Marseille

The VR app "Grand Châtelet" will be launched at Innovatives 2017, the trade fair for innovation in the service of science. This year the fair is being held in Marseille.

For further information: Grand Châtelet VR

May 24th, 2017

Labo M at the Funk hack day

On the weekend of 8th/9th April, Funk’s second hackathon took place under the motto "Hack day for democracy", and Labo M was there. For 24 hours we worked on formats intended to stimulate democratic debate and aid the formulation of critical opinions.

April 11th, 2017

VR film "Factory of the Aircraft Giants" on ARTE 360

The film is now available on ARTE360: the VR app ARTE360.

April 10th, 2017

Dörthe Eickelberg in Hawaii

Host and director Dörthe Eickelberg is currently in Hawaii for the fourth episode of her documentary series "Chicks On Boards": learn more about it.

April 3rd, 2017

Web series "Genial!" on smart TV

Our ARTE web series "Genial!" is now available on all smart TVs through the ARTE app, or directly via the ARTE YouTube channel.

March 19th, 2017

Follow us! The new reporter-driven show

Follow Us! Our brand-new reporter-driven doc-format will air for the first time on the 8th of August at 23.15 on ProSieben.

August 7th, 2016

Germany Doping on 3sat

Doping in sports is no longer exclusively limited to professional athletes — it has reached the masses. We uncover why more and more amateur athlets make use of legal and illegal drugs in order to enhance their performance. Our documentary "Germany Doping" ("Deutschland dopt") airs on the 25th of August at 20.15 on 3sat. For further information: visit

August 5th, 2016

‎Summer of Scandals on ARTE Future

ARTE "Summer of Scandals" continues on ARTE Future : Our brand-new webseries "Normal back then, scandalous now" is online.

August 2nd, 2016