Prof. Marcel Kolvenbach

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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 25 years. Stations in New York, Brussels and Kampala.


Author, cameraman and director of documentary formats in TV, cinema and online. Director and producer of independent, artistic auteur films under the name “publicnomad productions”.


Themes: racism, human rights, social rights, environment, nuclear power, corruption and arms exports, child soldiers, propaganda, Islamism, fake news, colonial history and indigenous movements, National Socialism.



FILMOGRAPHY AND AWARDS

Selection


2019/2020

AUF DER SUCHE NACH FRITZ KANN

Germany, Poland, Israel, Argentina

120min cinema documentary film (publicnomad productions)

PRODUCTION/CAMERA/DIRECTOR

With Reut Shemesh (choreography), Katja Rivas-Pinzón (DoP) Tessa Langhans (producer)

Funded by Filmstiftung NRW


2019/2020

COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH ON CANCER INEQUITIES

WITH VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES IN ARGENTINA

Argentina

60min documentary film (publicnomad productions)

CAMERA/DIRECTOR/PRODUCTION

In cooperation with

- Universidad Nacional de Entre Rios

- Instituto Gino Germani


2018

SHUT UP AND PLAY THE PIANO (CHILLY GONZALES)

France/Canada/Germany

82min cinema documentary film (RAPID EYE MOVIES)

CAMERA

director: Philipp Jedicke


* 2018 Berlinale, world premiere


2015

DÜGÜN – HOCHZEIT AUF TÜRKISCH

Germany

CAMERA / DIRECTOR

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

With Ayse Kalmaz (co-director/sound)


* 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 documentary film (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?

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

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