Place of birth: Berlin
Training: 2011-2021 Directing Studies at the Deutschen Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin dffb, BA in Politics, Sociology und Ethnology (University Basel)
2022 Stille Post - Achtung Berlin "Best Script" and "Best Actor"
2022 Berlinale Talents
2022 Stille Post - “particularly valuable” by the German Film Rating Commission (Germany)
2021 Whispers of War – Audience Award (Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival)
2021 Whispers of War – Audience Award (Thessaloniki Filmfestival, Greece)
2020 Whispers of War - “European Work-in-Progress Award” (Filmfestival Cologne, Germany)
2019 Time of the Monsters (Author: Jacob Hauptmann) – “Best Script” (Sehsüchte Filmfestival, Germany)
2016 Arlette. Courage is a Muscle - "Directors' Award“ (North Carolina Filmfestival, USA)
2016 The Dictators' Hotel - “particularly valuable” by the German Film Rating Commission (Germany)
2016 Arlette. Courage is a Muscle - “Best Documentary“ (New York Bushwick Filmfestival, USA)
2016 Arlette. Courage is a Muscle - “Best Film“ (MakeDox, Macedonia)
2015 Arlette. Courage is a Muscle - “German Camera Award“ (Cologne, Germany)
2021 | Time of the monsters | Chromosom Film | rbb | feature film
2021 | Whispers of War | Chromosom Film, ZDF - Das kleine Fernsehspiel | ZDF | feature film | script and director
2018 | I don't care doesn't count | Tara Biere Media Productions, dffb | 3Sat | documentary | script and director
2015 | Arlette - Courage is a muscle | PS Film, dffb | SRF, 3Sat | documentary | script and director
2015 | The Dictators' Hotel | dffb | documentary | script and director
Florian Hoffmann was born 1987 in Berlin. After high school he worked in the development cooperation in West-Africa. Afterwards he completed his studies in social anthropology, sociology and political science at the University of Basel, Switzerland. He spent his year of research at La Réunion. 2011 he became a student of directing class at the German Film- and Television Academy Berlin (dffb). During his study he was student of the Claire-Denis-Masterclass as well as the Andres-Veiel-Masterclass.
Since 2016 Florian teaches “documentary filmmaking” for the Goethe Institut, Abidjan and the Heinrich Böll Stiftung. In 2015 he was a jury member of the New Talent-Award at “Dokfest Munich” and in 2017 a member of the Berlinale Peace-Award jury.