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HUBERTUS SIEGERT – author, director & producer, Berlin

With his first feature length documentary, 2001s Berlin Babylon, Hubertus Siegert forged a contemporary document about the rebuilding of a unified Berlin both before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall. As a director, he trusts the visual power inherent in the observation of people and places more so than interviews and information. Berlin Babylon was the opening film in the Panorama section at the 2001 Berlin International Film Festival.

In his 2005 documentary Klassenleben (85 min), twenty students are observed in a Berlin fifth grade class, a class in which both highly gifted children, as well as those who are badly disabled, are taught. The film avoids the perspective of the teacher and instead observes school daily life solely from the viewpoint of the children.

In 2009 and 2013, Hubertus Siegert was as a segment director on the productions 24h Berlin and 24h Jerusalem. In the 24-hour TV Berlin production, he portrays one day in the life of Kurt Lummert, a murderer serving a twenty-year sentence in Tegel Prison. This encounter with Lummert was the initial spark for the ideas behind BEYOND PUNISHMENT.

BEYOND PUNISHMENT is the first international documentary of S.U.M.O. Film.

Hubertus Siegert is a Berlin film producer, author and director. He was born in 1959 in Duesseldorf.

He studied history, art history, theater and film at the Free University Berlin, and also completed a degree in landscape architecture at Berlin Technical University. In 1992, he founded the production company S.U.M.O. Film and produced several short films in the following years.

In 2014, Hubertus Siegert produced the music documentary Conduct! Every Move Counts (88 min). Goetz Schauder directed this film about the Frankfurt International Solti Competitionfor young conductors.

Starting in April 2009, Hubertus Siegert became an ‚viceboard member of the German Film Academy and has been a full board member since February 2013.

ANNE FABINI – FILM EDITOR, BERLIN

Since 1999, Anne Fabina has worked as a successful freelance editor in both documentary and feature films. Her filmography includes numerous award-winning works: RETURN TO HOMS won the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. MORE THAN HONEY received both the German and the Swiss Film Prize in 2013 and CARTE BLANCHE the 3sat Documentary Film Prize.

Her first feature length documentary, MILCH UND HONIG AUS ROTFRONT, was nominated for the German Film Prize in 2001. With the feature film HOUSTON, Anne Fabini won the 2013 German Film Critics Prize for Best Editing. She was nominated three times in the Best Editing category between 2009 and 2014 at the German Film Awards.

Filmography (selection):

2015 SCHUTZLOS, Director: Manuel Flurin Hendry (SRF-Tatort)

2014

BEYOND PUNISHMENT, Director: Hubertus Siegert (documentary film) SCHWERELOS, Director: Züli Aladag (WDR- Tatort)

CALIFORNIA CITY, Director: Bastian Günther

2013

RETURN TO HOMS (German: Homs - Ein zerstörter Traum), Director: Talal Derki (documentary film; World Cinema Grand Jury Prize Sundance Film Festival 2014)

300 WORTE DEUTSCH, Director: Züli Aladag (feature film)

2012

HOUSTON, Director: Bastian Günther (feature film; 2013 Sundance Film Festival Competition, 2014 German Film Prize Best Editing Nomination)

2011

MORE THAN HONEY, Director: Markus Imhoof (documentary film; German Film Prize 2013 Best Editing Nomination)

2010

CARTE BLANCHE, Director: Heidi Specogna (documentary film; 3sat-Documentary Film Prize)

2009

DER KRIMINALIST, Director: Züli Aladag (ZDF-series, four episodes)

SOLANGE DU SCHLIEFST, Director: Nicole Wegmann (TV movie)

2008

BERLIN CALLING, Director: Hannes Stöhr (feature film, 2009 German Film 2009 Best Editing Nomination)

DEUTSCHLAND NERVT! Director: Hans-Erich Viet (documentary film)

2005

ONE DAY IN EUROPE, Director: Hannes Stöhr (feature film; Berlin Film Festival Competition 2005)

2001

BERLIN IS IN GERMANY, Director: Hannes Stöhr (feature film; Panorama Audience Award Berlin Film Festival 2001)

2000

MILCH UND HONIG AUS ROTFRONT, Director: Hans-Erich Viet (documentary film; 2001 German Film Prize Nomination: Best Documentary Film) 

MARCUS WINTERBAUER - DIRECTOR OF CINEMATOGRAPHY, BERLIN

Born in Karlsruhe in 1965, Marcus Winterbauer studied film- & television camera at the HFF Potsdam and has worked as a freelance cameraman and steadicam operator since 1997. He has taken part in numerous film and TV productions in Germany and abroad features, industrial videos and experimental films being among them, as well as music videos. Documentary has always been his focus.

Among the many excellent productions hes worked on are: RHYTHM IS IT!, FULL METAL VILLAGE, HERBSTGOLD, CHANDANI UND IHR ELEFANT, BELTRACCHI - DIE KUNST DER FÄLSCHUNG.

Since 2000, his teaching activities have included giving seminars at various colleges, as well as participating in workshop discussions, jury memberships and dissertation mentoring. Marcus Winterbauer lives in Berlin with his family and travels the world.

Filmography (Selection)

2015

BEYOND PUNISHMENT (Documentary Film)

2014

DIE SCHULD DER ANDEREN (Documentary Film)

BELTRACCHI - Die Kunst der Fälschung (Documentary Film)

JOURNEY TO JAH (Documentary Film)

2013

GOLD - Du kannst mehr als du denkst (Documentary Film)

EIN LETZTER SOMMER IM KAUKASUS (TV Documentary Film)

2012

SOUND OF HEIMAT (Documentary Film)

PRORA (Feature Film)

2009

WENN DIE WELT UNS GEHÖRT (Feature Film)

 

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