Ethiopia's OSCAR®-Candidate for "Best International Feature Film"
as Director of "RUNNING AGAINST THE WIND"
92nd Academy Award 2020
(former “Best Foreign Language Film”)
STUDIES & EDUCATION
Participant of Werner Herzog's Rogue Film School, 2016
Writer-Director-Workshop “Filmando en Cuba con Abbas Kiarostami” in Cuba at the Escuela International de Cine y Television EICTV, 2016
Film Production and Media Business University of Television and Film Munich - HFF Munich, 2012
Ethnology & Art History, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, 2010
Assistant Director and Unit Manager on more than 40 Productions in Cinema-,TV- and Commercial-films, a.o. Constantin Film, Bavaria Film, TV60, Hofmann & Voges, Collina Film, Lichtenberg & Grey, Pulse Films, Blue Eyes Fiction, 2009 - 2016
Guest Lecturer for "Fashion Film", AMD Akademie Mode & Design Munich, 2015
Personal Assistant to Sebastian Cramer, 2014
Interships for Ernst Kalff (REM RapidEyeMovement), Christine Rothe, Bernd Eichinger (Constantin Film), Patrick Zorer, Nina Maag, Thomas Friedl (UFA Cinema), 2007 - 2011
Pre-selection for German Film Prize “Lola", category script, 2016
as Writer of "RUNNING AGAINST THE WIND"
Production service and supervising for over 20 foreign productions in Ethiopia,
Invitation by Karlheinz Böhm to Ethiopia to see the development projects of his foundation Karlheinz Böhm Äthiopienhilfe – Menschen für Menschen, 2005
Co-founder of the donation association "Moltke - Schüler für Afrika e.V.", 2005
Acquisition of over 100,000 Euros in donations, construction of two schools in Ethiopia, since 2008
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Photographs by Mateusz Smolka | Leon Brinkmann | Roman Toulany | Amanuel Tadesse | Samerawit Kekebo | Kontantin Schraps