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Prof. Marcel Kolvenbach

Professor of documentary film (TV and Internet)
+49 221 20189 – 120
marcel.kolvenbach@khm.de

“The work is in dealing politically with images and sounds and their relationships."
(Pierre Bourdieu)

International award-winning documentary filmmaker. Travelled Latin America, Africa and Europe with his camera for more than 25 years. After living and working in New York, Brussels and Kampala, he returned to Cologne. Artistic documentaries, author driven and investigative formats.


FILMOGRAPHY AND AWARDS

Selection


2021

AUF DER SUCHE NACH / SEARCHING FOR FRITZ KANN

Germany, Poland, Argentina

99min cinema documentary

PRODUCTION/DIRECTOR

In collaboration with Reut Shemesh (choreography), Katja Rivas-Pinzón (DoP), Cassis B Staudt (Soundtrack) and Tessa Langhans (producer)

Funded by Filmstiftung NRW and BGAG Stiftung Walter Hesselbach

Publicnomad Production

German Distribution Real Fiction


2019 – 2021

COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH ON CANCER INEQUITIES

WITH VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES IN ARGENTINA

Argentina

90min collaborative documentary 

CAMERA/DIRECTOR/PRODUCTION

In cooperation with Universidad Nacional de Entre Rios, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Instituto Gino Germani


2018

SHUT UP AND PLAY THE PIANO (CHILLY GONZALES)

France/Canada/Germany

82min cinema documentary film (RAPID EYE MOVIES)

CAMERA (with Marcus Winterbauer)

director: Philipp Jedicke

* 2018 Berlinale, world premiere


2015

DÜGÜN – HOCHZEIT AUF TÜRKISCH

Germany

CAMERA / DIRECTOR (Co-Director Ayse Kalmaz)

90min cinema documentary film (WDR / IFAGE / REAL FICTION)

* 2016 Dokfest film festival Munich

* 2015 Finalist Boston Turkish Festival


2014
netwars OUT OF CTRL

USA, China, Germany

CAMERA / DIRECTOR

52min TV documentary / cross-media project

(FILMTANK BERLIN / ZDF/arte)

* 2015 Grimme Online Award

* 2015 Prix Italia – Best Trans Media

* 2015 Bronze German Digital Award

* 2015 SXSW Innovation Award


2013 ATOMIC AFRICA

DR Congo, Niger, South Africa, Tanzania

CAMERA/DIRECTOR

90min TV documentary (WDR / A&O BUERO)

* 2015 Environmental Investigation Award, Japan

* 2014 Nominated for the Grimme Prize

* 2014 1st prize, Green Screen Festival, Germany

* 2014 Gold World Medal Winner New York Festivals


2005

WARUM STARB OURY JALLOH?

WHY DID OURY JALLOH DIE?

Germany, Guinea Conacry

CAMERA/CO-AUTHOR

45min TV documentation, (WDR / A&O BUERO)

* 2007 Marl Television Award

* 2006 1st place German Human Rights Film Awards

* 2006 Nominated for Prix Europa

* 2006 Nominated for Civis Media Award

Lectures - Seminars

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