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Born 1974 in Tübingen, Germany. Childhood in Würzburg, Germany.

1993-1999 Studies of free sculpture at the Academie of fine Arts Munich

1995-97 Assistant of Prof. Dr. Grasskamp, Chair for History of Art.

Since 1997 Student at the Munich Filmschool (Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München).

Since 1998 editor and publisher of the german filmmagazine "Revolver" (www.revolver-film.de) together with Christoph Hochhäusler, Jens Börner, Nicolas Wackerbarth, Franz Müller, Saskia Walker

1998 Festival of Filmschools in Bologna and Munich, with "Alles wieder still"

1999 "Leonard und Ida Wolf Gedächtnispreis", price for young artists of the city of Munich

Since 1996 Several Groupeexhibitions in Munich, Hamburg, Berlin and Nürnberg

2000 Diploma of free sculpture at the Academy of fine Arts Munich.
"Debütantenpreis" (Price for best diploma of the year)

2001 "Förderpreis der Stadt München", price for best artist/director, by the city of Munich

2002 Exhibition "Intermedium 2" Center for Arts und Media, ZKM, Karlsruhe
Exhibition "Stories, Fictonal Forms in Modern Art", at the Museum "Haus der Kunst", Munich

2003 "Milchwald" ("This very moment", co-writer, long feature film - Premiere Berlinale, Forum. Festivals i.e.: Montral, Paris, Chicago, Hong Kong)
Bursury of the European Broadcasting Union, for the Script of "Schläfer" (long feature film)

2004 Shortfilm "Die Gelegenheit" ("The Opportunity", Grand Prix du Jury, Festival Premiers Plans, Anger, Starter Filmprize, Munich)

2005 "Schläfer" ("Sleeper", long feature film, writer/director – German-Austrian Coproduktion)
Cannes 2005 Official Selection “Un Certain Regard” Cannes Filmfestival 2005
Exhibition: ”Neue Heimat” Rathausgalerie, München. “La Paz” (Video, DV, colour, 20 min)
Exhibition: “Favoriten”, Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Kunstbau.
“Meier, Müller, Schmidt I-III” (Videos, DV, colour, 3-5 min)
Exhibition: „Say No Productions 2“, Galerie Klüser 2, München,
“Meier, Müller, Schmidt IV” (Video, DV, colour, 3 min)

2006 "Sellenberg" (Video, DV/Super8, colour, 15min)
"Das 2.Sein " (Spielfilm, 35mm, colour, 100min) In production

2007 "On Fiction"(Video, Super8 / DV, colour, 3 min)
"On Manipulation" (Video, Super8 / DV, colour, 3 min)
"On Romance" (Video, Super8 / DV, colour, 3 min)

2010 "Der Räuber " (long feature film, 35mm, colour, 96min) Premiere in Competition of the Berlinale Filmfestival 2010.
Bavarian Filmprize for best Newcomer Director for The Robber
Cultural Prize of the City of Würzburg, Germany


2011 Soloexhibition at Gallery Patrick Ebensperger, Berlin
Austrian Filmprize in the cathegory, best Director
Dublin Intl. Filmfestival: Main Award: Best Movie
"ER" ("HE") Exhibition with artist Clemens Krauss at Galery Kunstbuero, Vienna
"ER" ("HE", Video, 5 Min, colour, HD, with Clemens Krauss)
“Airborne” (Video, 6 min, colour, HD)

2012  Together with brother Emanuel Heisenberg, Winner of the Competition for the Artwork for the Center for NS-Documentation in Munich

2013 Video "ER" (Collaboration with Artist Clemens Krauss) at Videonale 2014, Bonn,
"whatever it may cost" Exhibition with photographer Olaf Unverzart at Galerie, Oechsner, Nürnberg

2014 "SUPEREGOS" ("Über-Ich und Du", "Surmoi et Toi" formerly. "Wandering Stars", "Ohle Kohle Curt" Workingtitles

2015 "Brienner 45", permanent videoinstallation at the NS-Documentation Centre, Munich. Together with Emanuel Heisenberg and Elisophie Eulenburg

2015 / 2016 Soloexhibition at Gallery Patrick Ebensperger,
1st part: "Money Changes Everything", Collages and Paintings.
2nd part: "Erased" Videos


AWARDs (Film):

Best Shortfilm (Kathegory: European Filmschools) Premier Plans Festival D'Anger, France, for The Opportunity
FIRST STEPS Award 2005: best feature film, Gemany for Sleeper
Max Ophüls Award, best feature, Germany for Sleeper
SR/ZDF-Scrreenwriting Award, Germany for Sleeper
PRIX SPÉCIAL DU JURY Premier Plans Festival D'Anger, France for Sleeper
Mainprize Festival Schwerin, Germany for Sleeper
Award "Cinéma Tout Ecran" best movie, Filmfestival International du Cinéma, Geneva, Switzerland, for Sleeper
MIDAS PRIZE for best fiction drama set in science and technology, London, UK, for Sleeper
Festival du Cinéma Politic, best feature, Barcelona, Spain for Sleeper
Bavarian Filmprize for best Newcomer Director for The Robber
Bloggeraward for „The Robber“ Festival Paris Cinéma, Paris, France for The Robber
Beste Director, Palic International Film Festival for The Robber
Best Film, Maverick, Calgery International Film Festival for The Robber
Audience Award and Special Mention of the Jury, La Roche Sur Yon International Film Festival for The Robber
Best Film, Zagreb International Film Festival for The Robber
Best Script, Gijon International Film Festival for The Robber
Austrian Filmprize in the cathegory, best Director for The Robber
Best Movie, Dublin International Filmfestival for The Robber

Filmography:

1995 "Es zogen einst" ("Ten fat flies were wandering once", 5 min, Beta, b/w, animation),
1996 "Terremoto" (11 min, 16mm, b/w, fiction),
1997 "Hastewas, Bistewas" ("If you have something, then you are something", 3 min, Beta, colour, video),
1998 "Alles wieder still" ("Quiet again", 14 min, 16mm, b/w, fiction),
1999 "365 Geburtstage" ("365 Birthdays", DV, colour, longterm documentary)
2000 "Der Bombenkönig" ("The Bombking", Digibeta, 20 min, colour, video)
2001 "Am See" ("Near the Lake", 45 min, 16mm, colour, fiction)
2003 "Milchwald" ("This very moment", sript together with C. Hochhäusler,
long feature film - premiere at berlinale, forum, 2003)
2004 "Die Gelegenheit" ("The Opportunity", 35mm colour, fiction)
"Meier, Müller, Schmidt I" (Video, DV, colour, 2 min)
"Meier, Müller, Schmidt II" (Video, DV, colour, 5 min)
2005 "Schläfer" ("Sleeper", 35 mm, colour, long feature film, writer/director -
Premiere at Cannes, Un certain regard, 2005)
"Meier, Müller, Schmidt III" (Video, DV, colour, 3 min)
"La Paz" (Video, colour ,DV, 25 min)
"Meier, Müller, Schmidt IV" (Video, DV, colour, 3 min)
2006 "Quartett" (long feature, 35mm, colour, 100min) in developement
2007 "On Fiction"(Video, Super8 / DV, colour, 3 min)
"On Manipulation" (Video, Super8 / DV, colour, 3 min)
"On Romance" (Video, Super8 / DV, colour, 3 min)
2010 "Der Räuber " ("The Robber", long feature film, 35mm, colour, 96min)
2011 "Wandelsterne“ ("Wandering Stars", long feature film, 35mm, colour,) in developement
"Noricum“ (long feature film, 35mm, colour,) in developement
"ER" ("HE", Video, 5 Min, colour, HD, with Clemens Krauss)
“Airborne” (Video, 6 min, colour, HD)
2012 "Über-Ich und Du", ("Surmoi et Toi" formerly. "Wandering Stars", "Ohle Kohle Curt" Workingtitles - in Postproduction)