FESTIVALS, NOMINATIONS AND AWARDS

 

“THE ACHEN VALLEY – on the Way to a Sustainable Future”
Documentary (Bavarian Television) 44 Min. 2015
Director of Photography: Marcus Marschall
Editor: Caroline Meier
Sound: Tim Höfer

Future-Film-Award at the Ökofilmtour Festival in Potsdam 2016
Greenmotions Filmfestival Freiburg 2015 – Audience Award

„ENERGY FROM THE FORESTS – The Limits of Sustainability“
Documentary (Bavarian Television) 44 Min.  2014
Director of Photography: Marcus Marschall
Editor: Caroline Meier
Sound: Tim Höfer

Journalists Award 2014 „Germany has unlimited Energy“:
Best in Category Television
Greenscreen Festival 2014
Naturvision Festival Ludwigsburg 2015


„ENERGY FROM THE FIELDS“
Documentary (Bavarian Television) 44 Min. 2013
Director of Photography: Marcus Marschall
Editor: Caroline Meier
Sound: Tim Höfer

Future-Film-Award at the Ökofilmtour Festival in
Potsdam 2015


„JANE’S JOURNEY “
Theatrical Documentary 105 Min.
Director of Photography: Richard Ladkani
Editor: Corina Dietz
Composer: Wolfgang Netzer

Academy Award Shortlist 2012
International Green Film Award / Cinema for Peace 2011
Audience Award Princeton Environmental Filmfestival 2010
Audience Award Palm Springs International Filmfestival 2010
Sevilla International Filmfestival
Hamptons International Filmfestival, NY
Paris Environmental Filmfestival
Edinburgh International Filmfestival
Tel Aviv International Filmfestival
New Zealand International Filmfestival
Barcelona Environmental Filmfestival 2015
United Nations Association Filmfestival 2015


“THE CHALLENGE OF CHANGE –
IN THE MELTING HEART OF THE ALPS”

105-min. Documentary following the lives of several families
in the Austrian Alps
over the course of an entire year:
How they cope with the consequences of climate change,
melting glaciers, mass tourism etc.
(Produced for Bavarian Television)
Director of Photography: Stephan Nöbauer
Editor: Birgit Thieme
Music: Wolfgang Netzer

2009: Special Jury Award
Worldfest Houston International Film and Video Festival
2008: International Mountain&Adventure Filmfestival Graz
2008: Mountain Film Festival Tegernsee
2008: Official Selection: Columbus International Film
and Video Festival


“PORTRAIT OF A BAVARIAN BEAUTY:
THE RIVER ISAR”   
   
105-min. Documentary profiling the pristine Bavarian  
mountain-river through the eyes of the most
unusual people encountered along its 200-mile course.  
(Produced for Bavarian Television)
Director of Photography: Mike Steffl
Editor: Birgit Thieme

2007: Platinum REMI Award
Worldfest Houston           
International Film and Video Festival
2007: Silver Hugo
Chicago International Television Awards
2006: Silver Chris Award and Bronze Plaque
Columbus International Film and VideoFestival       
2005: Nomination Deutscher Kamerapreis

 

„FORBIDDEN CALLING:                                                        
CATHOLIC WOMEN PRIESTS IN AMERICA“

30 min. Profile of three catholic women struggling to
follow their calling in spite of the rules decreed by the Vatican. 
(Produced for ZDF, German National Television)
Director of Photography: Reiner Starke,
Editor: Eva Brigitte Weber

2000: Silver Award
Worldfest Flagstaff
International Film and Video Festival
Bronze Award                                                                                      
Worldfest Houston
International Film and Video Festival


„NYMPHENBURG – THE PORCELAIN MANUFACTORY“       
60-min. Documentary about the world-famous
manufactory of the Bavarian Electors that to this day 
produces porcelain with the same techniques as 250 years ago.         
(Produced for Bavarian Television)
Director of Photography: Gerhard Lechner
Editor : Birgit Thieme

1999: Gold Award
Worldfest Houston   
1998: Silver Award
Worldfest Flagstaff
1998: Bronze Plaque
Columbus International Film and Video Festival


„NYMPHENBURG –PALACE, PARK AND PAVILIONS“
65 min. Documentary about the historic summer 
residence of the Bavarian Royalty in Munich.
(Produced for Bavarian Television)
Director of Photography: Gerhard Lechner
Editor : Birgit Thieme

1998: Silver Award
Worldfest Houston
1998:   Nomination
European Widescreen Festival Amsterdam
1997: Gold Award
Charleston International Film and Video Festival
1997: Bronze Plaque
Honorable Mention
Columbus International Film and Video Festival


„MISS BABY OR THE DRAMA OF THE PERFECT CHILD“
45 min. Documentary about the lifelong struggle
that children of overly ambitious parents are subjected to.
(Produced for ZDF German National Television)
Director of Photography: Reiner Starke
Editor: Eva Brigitte Weber

1997: Gold Award for Best Documentary
Charleston International Film and Video Festival
1997: Honorable Mention
Columbus International Film and Video Festival


„DEUTSCHES MUSEUM MUNICH“
65 min. Documentary about the largest
science and technology museum in the world.
(Produced for Bavarian Television)
Director of Photography: Hans Löscher
Editor: Birgit Thieme

1997: Bronze Award
Houston International Film and Video Festival
1996: Gold Award               
Charleston International Film and Video Festival                             
1996: Bronze Plaque
Columbus International Film and Video Festival


„THE BAVARIAN FOREST“
65 min. Documentary about the traditionally
poorest and most remote region of Bavaria.
(Produced for Bavarian Television)
Editor: Birgit Thieme

1996: Gold Award
Houston International Film and Video Festival
1996: Silver Award
Charleston International Film and Video Festival
1995: Honorable Mention
Columbus International Film and Video Festival


„STEPHAN MICUS“
60 min. Documentary about one of the
foremost “world-musicians”.
(Produced for Bavarian Television)
Director of Photography: Gerhard Lechner
Editor: Beate Köster

1995: Honorable Mention
Columbus International Film and Video Festival


„THE CRYSTAL BARN“
Long-term documentary about the transformation of 
an old barn in the Bavarian Forest into a „Cathedral
of Painted Glass“.
(30 min. – Produced for Bavarian Television)
Director of Photography: Werner Düttmann, Harry Bruntz
Gerhard Lechner

1994: The Chris Award
(Shortlisted for Oscar-Nomination)
Columbus International Film and Video Festival   


„BRAINWASHED IN THE NAME OF GOD“
45 min. Undercover-report about the brainwashing
of innocent children by a criminal Indian „guru“with 
followers in twenty countries around the globe.
(Produced for „ARD - Exclusiv“ - German National Television)
Director of Photography: Hartmut Stidl

1993: Nominated for the „Eduard-Grimme-Preis“
Winner: Friedberg International Festival of Religious Films


„FERRARA - PEARL OF THE PO-DELTA“
45 min. Profile of the northern Italian city that was 
cultural center of the world during the Renaissance.
(Produced for Bavarian Television)
Director of Photography: Lutz Kamrath
Editor: Lisa Kanofsky

1988: Grand Prix de la Ville de Bâle


„THE POTTERS“
(30 min. Produced for Bavarian Television)
Director of Photography: Günter Johne

1984: Special Award of
The German Minister of the Interior


„NUCLEAR ENERGY - YES OR NO“  (ZDF)
Editor: Eva Brigitte Weber

1983: Franco-German Journalists Award