Filmmakers On Hold

  • Director

    Christine Jezior

  • Country, Year, Length

    Germany, 2023, 01:03:42

  • Category

    Documentary Feature

  • Format


  • Festival Year


Film Screening & Ticket Information

When & Where to See this Film!

BLAME IT ON THE PANDEMIC: 2 films that remind us of what we just survived.

April 18, 2024 @ 6:30PM • Kaufman Astoria Studios – Zukor Theatre

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“FILMMAKERS ON HOLD” is a documentary film that celebrates the incredible individuals behind independent filmmaking in New York City. Filmed between March 2020 and March 2022, the film offers a unique perspective on the industry professionals. Through a series of personal stories, it delves into the passion, creativity, and resourcefulness of this community as they navigate the challenges and opportunities. The film also raises important questions about the future of the film industry as it continues to evolve, particularly in the wake of the challenges posed by the pandemic and lockdown. “FILMMAKERS ON HOLD” gives viewers a rare chance to get to know those who usually stand on the other side of the camera, and to gain a deeper understanding of the industry that evokes such strong emotions. The film encourages viewers to rethink their image of the film industry and recognize its incredibly essential role in society. The process of making it was an unusual and new experience for us, as there were moments where we had to direct it online or through phone while being in Europe due to travel restrictions.


Christine Jezior, Director
Christine Jezior, Writer
Christine Jezior, Producer
Diego Cordero Machado, Cinematography
Bartosz Bialobrzeski, Cinematography
Nicholas Lopez, Cinematography
Oskar Jezior, Edited
Caroline Dietz, Edited
Oskar Jezior, Music
Paula Hoffmann, Assistant Director
Camden Elizabeth, Assistant Director
Sonia Foltarz, Creative Producers
Adrian Sobiech, Creative Producers
Małgorzata Saniewska, Dance sequence edited by
Dorothea Boruta, Production manager
Feli Kret, Production Coordinator
Dzidka Badowski, Assistant Producers
Maria Wądołowska, Assistant Producers
Wojciech Białobrzeski, Assistant Producers
Nicholas Lopez, sound

Director Biography

Christine Jezior (born 1961 in Poland) is a film producer, writer and director. In 1986, she moved to Germany and has lived in Bremen ever since. She is the founder of the film production company MAAM (Multimedia, Art and More). From 2010 to 2013 she worked as a film producer for Polish TV. She is a member of the board of directors of Filmbüro Bremen eV and was a juror at the experimental short film competition “realtime-Festival 2020” and at the Bremen Documentary Film Award.Her filmography includes numerous award-winning documentary feature films on music- related topics, as well as experimental music video clips for contemporary classical music, which have been nominated at international film festivals. In 2013 she received a television award in Poland for the best screenplay (for the documentary “Kaja”). Her documentary “The Haendel Variations” (2018) was nominated for the GRANIT Documentary Award at the 2018 Hofer Film Festival and received the Audience Award at the Bremen Film Festival in 2019.