Hans W. Geissendoerfer

 

 

 

 

 

Born April 1941 in Augsburg.

University student in Marburg, Erlangen, Vienna and Zurich
from 1962 to 1967 reading German studies, theatre studies, psychology and African languages.

Active in student theatre. First 16 mm documentaries and underground films. Travels in Europe, Asia and Africa after university. 1968 first assistant directorship under George Moorse.

1969 directorial debut: „DER FALL LENA CHRIST" (TV b/w, 90 min.)

FILM AWARDS/NOMINATIONS:

1970: Filmband in Gold for
JONATHAN

1976: Filmband in Silver
for STERNSTEINHOF

1978: Filmband in Gold for
DIE GLÄSERNE ZELLE

1982: Filmband in Silver
for DER ZAUBERBERG

1979: „OSCAR" nomination
for DIE GLÄSERNE ZELLE

1993: „GOLDEN GLOBE"
nomination for JUSTIZ

2005 Montreal
World Film Festival: Special Jury Prize for SCHNEELAND

2005 Autrans
International Mountain
Film Festival: Special Jury Prize for SCHNEELAND

2008 Max Ophüls awards "Best Film" and "Best Film
Score" for SELBSTGESPRÄCHE

2008 Locarno
International Film Festival: "Leopard" for "Best Actor" to Tayanc Ayaydin in PAZAR - DER MARKT

2008 Ghent
Film Festival: "Best Film" for PAZAR –
DER MARKT

2008 Antalya
Film Festival: Awards for "Best Screenplay", "Best Actor" and "Best Costume
Design" for PAZAR – DER MARKT

2008 International Short Film Festival Berlin: "Best Youth
Short" for PLAY TIME

2010 Cannes
International Film Festival: "Golden Palm" for UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES as "Best Film"

TV and MEDIA AWARDS:

„Bambi" (1988) and „Goldene
Kamera" (1998) for LINDENSTRASSE

„Adolf-Grimme-Preis in Gold", creator and producer of LINDENSTRASSE (2001)

„Bobby" – Media award by the federal Lebenshilfe association for particular merit in gaining recognition for disabled people within society (2001)

„Preis für Dialog und Toleranz" awarded by the charity Deutscher Päritätischer Wohlfahrtverband (2004)

„Lifetime achievement award" as part of the 2006 DVD Champions Awards