Florian Hoffmann

Director | 1987 | Berlin

Personal Data

Residence: Berlin

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)


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)

Feature | Television

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. 

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