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Benjamin Kahlmeyer (*1982, Marburg) is an independent filmmaker based in Berlin. He studied philosophy and literature at Freie Universität Berlin before he enrolled at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in 2005. He is working as a director & author, cinematographer and editor for TV, web and cinema – with broad expertise in the fields of documentary, experimental and fictional formats.

Filmography (Selection):

Writer & Director (2015, Short Film)

Writer & Director (2011, Documentary)

Writer & Director (2009, Documentary)

Awards & Nominations

Gerd Ruge Stipendium 2020
Recherche Stipendium Bildende Kunst 2020
Goldene Kamera 2018
Grimme Preis 2018
Nomination Grimme Online Award 2017
Best Short Film – Humans Fest Valencia 2016
Best Documentary – FILMZ 2016
A38 Stipendium – Kasseler Dokfest 2016
Miglior Film – Other Movie Lugano 2016
Golden Dove – DOK Leipzig 2015
Grimme Online Award 2015
Best Cinematography – SiciliAmbiente International FF 2015
Nomination Max Ophüls Preis – Max Ophüls Preis 2015
Bürgerpreis – Nonfiktionale 2015
Nomination David L. Wolper Award – IDA Los Angeles 2013
Nomination Spotlight Award – Cinema Eye Honors NYC 2013
Jury Award for Cinematic Vision – Camden International FF 2012
Golden Stone Best Documentary – Scenecs Debut FF 2012
Honorable Mention – International FF San Francisco 2012
HBO Emerging Artist Award – Hot Docs Toronto 2011
Förderpreis der Landesbank Baden-Württemberg 2009

Contact

Benjamin Kahlmeyer
Hertzbergstr. 1
12055 Berlin / Germany
+49 (0)163 580 363 0
mail@benjamin-kahlmeyer.de