Biography note

Thomas Riedelsheimer

Born September 1963; studied at the Academy for Film and Television in Munich(1984- 1991); since 1986 free-lance author, director and cameraman in Germany and abroad (Somalia, Tanzania, South Africa, New Zealand, Latvia, Russia, Tibet, Nepal, Japan,Canada, Scotland, India, Geogia, etc.); lecturer at seminars on cinematography; camera work with 16mm, S16mm and 35mm, as well as with all video formats.
Since 2001 founder and partner in Filmquadrat, a Munich based film production company with Stefan Tolz and Thomas Wartmann.

Thomas Riedelsheimer lives in Munich, is married and has two children, 11 and 9 years old.
He won several major national and international film and television awards for directing as well as for editing and camerawork. His films had been selected for the official section of international festivals.

Credits as Director, Director of Photography, Editor

Touch the Sound A Sound Journey with Evelyn Glennie
D/UK 2004, 98 min, col., 35mm (S16mm); Prod: Filmquadrat with
Skyline Productions for BR,ARTE, YLE, FFF, FFA, BKM, NW
Multi award winning film on international theatrical release.

Beyond the Horizon Timbuktu and the Delta of the Niger
D/UK 2003, 2x43min, col., Digi Beta; Prod: Filmquadrat for BR
Rivers and Tides - Andy Goldsworthy Working With Time
D/UK 2000, 90 min, col., S16mm, director, camera; Prod: Mediopolis, Co-Prod:
Skyline Productions for ARTE, YLE, FFF, Filmboard Berlin
Multi award winning film on international theatrical release. DVD release 2004
Filmquadrat GbR Tel. +49 (0) 89 383 298 20
Viktoriastrasse 34 Fax +49 (0) 89 383 298 21
D - 80803 Munich [email protected]
Metamorphoses (Metamorphosen) - Three Encounters with Death
D 1997/98, 45 and 93 min, col., Digi Beta 16:9, ZDF and 3 Sat
Lhasa and the spirit of Tibet (Lhasa und der Geist Tibets)
D 1996/97, 60 min, col., Digi Beta 16:9, BR
Floating means Love ("Schweben hei?t Lieben) - Three People Beyond Normality
D 1994, 80min, col., 16mm, ARTE, ZDF "Das kleine Fernsehspiel", 3Sat
Government on Air The Staging of a World Economic Summit
D 1992, 63min, sw, 16mm, in collaboration with M. Beger & M. Schwerbrock, ZDF, 3Sat
The Brides of Christ (Sponsae Christi) -The Lives and Views of Three Young
Ordained Nuns; D 1991/92, 68min, col., 16mm, ZDF "Das kl. Fernsehspiel
You will shoot then ("Dann werden Sie schon schie?en...") - Three Months of Basic
Training in the National Army; D, 1988/89, 60min, col, Highband
2005 German Filmprize Lola Best Sound Design
2004 BAFTA Award Scotland (British Academy for Film and TV)
2004 Golden Dove Leipzig
2004 Prix Semaine de la Critique Locarno
2003 2 x German Filmprize "Lola - Best Camera and Best Documentary
2003 Best Documentary, San Diego Critics Circle
2002 Best Dokumentary, German Film Critics Association
2002 Best Documentary, San Francisco Critics Circle
2002 Goldaen Gate Award and Grand Prize, San Francisco
2002 Grand Prix, Montreal Fifa
2001 German Camera Prize
1998 Film Award, Munich
1993 German Video Art Award
1993 Adolf-Grimme Gold Award (Best Documentary on German TV)
Selection of Festivals
Locarno, Berlinale, San Francisco, Toronto, Ghent, Rotterdam, Hongkong, Sydney, Cork,
Edinburgh, New York Tribeca, New York Brooklyn, Vancouver, Montreal New Films,
Montreal Art Films, Palm Springs, Mexico, Thessaloniki, Leipzig, Graz, Viennale, Goteborg,
Magnificent Seven Beograd