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Biografie

Filmography

2012/14

LAUF, JUNGE LAUF, 127 Minuten, 35mm Cinemascope, Kinospielfilm, Dt./Frz. Koproduktion von bittersuess pictures GmbH und Vandertasctic Filmproduktion, A Company und Ciné-Sud Promotion und Quinte Film, 

  • Publikumspreis Festival des osteuropäischen Films, Cottbus 2014 
  • Audience Award „Best Fiction“ Jewish Filmfestival, Boston 2014
  • „Best Actress“ für Elisabeth Duda in Kozzi Gansta Festival, Polen
  • Audience Award „Best Drama“ Jewish Filmfestival, Los Angeles
  • Regiepreis Metropolis für Besten Kinder-und Jugendfilm, 2014
  • 3 Nominierungen für den deutschen Filmpreis in den Kategorien
    Beste Kamera (Gottschalk), Bestes Szenenbild (Müsse), Bestes
    Maskenbild (Kratschke)
  • Publikumspreis Internationales Filmfestival Cottbus 2013
  • Prädikat: "Besonders wertvoll"

2008-11

JOSCHKA AND MR. FISCHER, cinema documentary, prod.: Quintefilm, Freiburg, Dschoint Ventschr, Zürich, distribution: X Verleih, marketing world wide: Quintefilm

  • Hessian Film Award, 2011
  • Audience Award San Francisco Filmfestival 2011
  • „Life Time Award“ , main price of Biografilmfestival Bologna 2012

WHORES’ GLORY (Dir.: Michael Glawogger), 118 min, cinema documentary, co-producer and creative collaborator, prod.: Lotus Film, Vienna and Quintefilm, Freiburg, distribution: Delphi Filmverleih, marketing world wide: Matchfactory

  • Orizzonte Jury Special Award, Venice Film Festival
  • Austrian Film Award 2012 (Best Documentary and Best Camera)

2006/07

TO THE LIMIT, 96 min, cinema documentary (final part of our sport trilogy), prod.: Quintefilm Freiburg, Hager Moss Film, Munich und Lotus Film, Vienna, distribution: Kinowelt, marketing world wide: Telepool, Munich

  • Bavarian Film Award, “Best Documentary”, 2007
  • „Silver Gentian“ for “Best Artistic Contribution” to the International Mountain Film Festival in Trento, Italy
  • „Documentary of the Month”, FBW Seal of Approval: “Wertvoll“ (recommended)
  • European Film Award, nomination for “Best Documentary”, 2007
  • "Golden Camera" at the International Mountain Film Festival, Graz

2006

A DAY OF PASSION, 20 min, inspired by Jim Jarmusch’s “Night on Earth“, commissioned by BMW AG, prod.: Bigfish Filmproduktion.

HUMAN VOICES, writer/director, stage performance with seven sopranos and video projections. Inspired by „ In the Heart of Light “ by Pepe Danquart, performed in the Tipi am Kanzleramt, Berlin. prod.: Bar jeder Vernunft (Lutz Deisinger)

2005/06

WORKINGMAN’S DEATH (Dir.: Michael Glawogger), 127 min cinema documentary, co-producer and creative collaborator, prod.: Lotus Film, Vienna and Quintefilm, Freiburg with arte G.E.I.E, Strasbourg.

  • Nominated for the European Film Award, 2005
  • “Lola”, German Film Award, “Best Documentary”, 2007
  • Golden Gate Award 2006, San Francisco Film Festival
  • Dox Award 2005, Copenhagen Film Festival
  • Grierson Award 2005, London Film Festival
  • Special Jury Award 2005, Gijón Film Festival
  • FIPRESCI Jury Award 2005, Leipzig Film Festival

2004/05

C[R]OOK, (German title: BASTA. Rotwein oder Totsein), 104 min, feature film with cinematic release (gangster comedy), prod.: Dorfilm, Vienna, distribution: NFP, DVD release: Universal.

  • „Premio Award” at the Biberacher Film Festival, 2005

2003/04

HELL ON WHEELS, cinema documentary, 124 min, (second part of our sport trilogy), featuring Erik Zabel and Rolf Aldag, music: Till Brönner, prod.: Quintefilm Freiburg, Dschoint Ventschr, Zurich and Multimedia, Hamburg, distribution: NFP, DVD release: Universal.

  • German Critic’ Award, “Best Edit”, 2004
  • Santander IFF, “Best Film“ (Goldene Muschel) , 2005

2001/02

IN THE HEART OF LIGHT – Night of the Prima Donnas, 85 min, based on an André Heller concept, prod.: Dor-Film Produktion, Arte Artevent for arte/ORF

  • Nomination for ADOLF GRIMME PREIS for “Best Cultural Film”

2000/01

SEMANA SANTA, thriller, 95 min, starring: Mira Sorvino, Olivier Martinez, Alida Valli, Feodor Atkin etc., prod.: Wandering Stars, England, Schlemmer Film, Germany, Septieme Production, France, distribution: Buena Vista France/ Spain, DVD Release: Buena Vista France.

2000

MÖRDERINNEN (Murderesses), TV drama, 90 min, ZDF, with: Cornelia Schmaus, Katja Studt, Michael Gwisdek, Jürgen Schornhagel, Rüdiger Vogler, etc., prod.: Multimedia, Germany

  • Two nominations for the German Film Award, 2001(“Best Female Lead”)

1998/99

HOMEGAME, cinema documentary, 95 min, (first part of our sport trilogy), prod.:: Quinte Film, Germany

  • German Film Award, 2000, “Best Director”
  • Nomination: German Film Award, 2000 (“Best Film”)
  • European Film Award, 2000, “Special Mention”
  • German Camera Award, 2001

1997

PLAYBOYS, 12 min, short film

Premiere at the Berlinale Film Festival, 1998, in competition

  • Seal of Approval; „Besonders Wertvoll“ (highly recommended), FBW

1994-97

NACH SAISON (Off Season), documentary in Bosnia, 125 min.

Premiere at the Berlinale Film Festival, 1997

  • Peace Film Award, Berlinale, 1997
  • German Film Award, nomination for “Best Film”
  • Minsk Film Festival, “Best Film”
  • Film of the Month, Mai 97 (epd)
  • Main Award, 42nd Valladolid Film Festival, Spain
  • Grand Award, San Francisco Film Festival
  • German Camera Award (Michael Hammon BVK)
  • IDA Award Los Angeles, “Best Documentary”

1997

ELSASS - STREIFZÜGE, 50 min, documentary, ARTE

1996

OLD INDIANS NEVER DIE, 50 min, documentary, BBC

1995

PHOOLAN DEVI - REBELLION OF A FEMALE BANDIT 80 min, co-director in collaboration with Mirjam Quinte, prod.: Quintefilm, Freiburg

Premiere at the Berlinale Film Festival, 1994,

  • Festivals: Solothurn, Munich Documentary Festival, Cambridge Film Festival, Galway, Helsinki, Viennale Vienna, among others.

BERLIN MEETING "BAABA MAAL", music video, 4'32 min.

  • Festivals: Int. Black Cinema Festival, Augsburg Short Film Festival

1993

SCHWARZFAHRER, short film, 12 min, 35 mm, b/w.,

Screened at over one hundred film festivals world wide, won numerous awards including an Academy Award (Oscar) for “Best Short Film” in 1993.

1992

DER PANNWITZBLICK, 90 min, in collaboration with Didi Danquart, prod.: Medienwerkstatt, Freiburg

  • Silver Plaque Chicago Film Festival
  • L'Age D'Or Film Festival, Brussels

1991/92

UND ANDERE ERGÜSSE, 60 min, prod.: Medienwerkstatt Freiburg, co-director in collaboration with Mirjam Quinte

  • Audience Award, Videoforum Freiburg,1991

1989/90

DAEDALUS, 96 min. docum-drama, prod.: Medienwerkstatt Freiburg, Videolanden, Zurich, distribution: Unidoc, Filmcoop, Zurich.

  • 1st Award, Schwerin Film Festival, 1991
  • Special Jury Award, International Film Festival of Puerta de la Cruz, Spain, 1991
  • Critics’ Award, Film Festival Moscow, 1992

From 1978 to 1991 I have collaborated in the production of over thirty documentaries in my role as writer, director and producer together with the film collective Medienwerkstatt Freiburg.

A brief selection follows: 

1987

DIE NEUE KUNST DES STRAFENS, 35 min.

  • 1st Prize, Short Film Festival Hamburg, 1986

1986

SCHATILA, 60 min, festivals: Duisburg, Jerusalem (among others)

1985

GEISTERFAHRER- EINE UTOPISCHE KOLPORTAGE, 75 Min./ZDF (festivals: Duisburg, Rotterdam, Zurich (among others))

1984

EIN WORT KANN EINE KARIKATUR SEIN - FRIEDE, 85 min, festivals: Duisburg, Solothurn (among others)

1983

DIE LANGE HOFFNUNG, 90 min, ZDF, festivals: Filmfestspiele Berlin, Forum

1982

S'WESCHPENNÄSCHST, 85 min. (festivals: Solothurn (among others))

1981

NACHRICHTEN ÜBER EINE VERÄNDERUNG, 55 min.

1980

PASST BLOSS AUF..., 90 min. /ZDF (festivals: Berlin, Rotterdam, Amsterdam (among others))