Sophie Linnenbaum

Director | 1986 | German | Berlin

Personal Data

Languages: German (mother tongue), English (fluent)

Residence: Berlin

Nationality: German

Training: 10/2016 - 03/2022 Film Directing (MA) Filmuniversität Konrad Wolf, Potsdam, 10/2013 bis 10/2016 Film Directing (BA) Filmuniversität Konrad Wolf, Potsdam, 10/2006 bis 10/2012 Studium Psychologie Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen-Nürnberg

Awards

2022 THE ORDINARIES First Steps Award Nomination

2022 THE ORDINARIES Karlovy Vary International Premiere

2022 THE ORDINARIES Filmfest München World Premiere - Förderpreis Neues Deutsches Kino and Best Directing Award

2022 New Faces Award for THE ORDINARIES as Best Debut Film

Väter Unser: FFF Förderpreis Dokumentarfilm DOK.Fest München 2021

Väter Unser: Horizonte Filmpreis Fünfseen Filmfest 2021

Deutscher: Nomination German Academy for Television Best Directing (together with Simon Ostermann) 2020

Das Mensch: Human Value Award International Short Film Festival in Drama 2019

Rien ne va plus: Next Generation Short Tiger 2018

Pix: Winner Grand Prize „New Horizon“ Voronzeh 2017

Pix: Winner Best Shortfilm Filmkunstfest MV 2017

Pix: Lola Best German Short FIlm 2017

[Out of Fra]me: Best European Production & Audience Award – Film school festival Munich 2016

Feature | Television

2022 | Druck | Bantry Bay Productions | ZDF neo | TV series | Director: Sophie Linnenbaum | season 8, episodes 7-10

2022 | The Ordinaries | Bandenfilm | feature film | Director: Sophie Linnenbaum

2021 | Väter unser | Sophie Linnenbaum Production | documentary | Director: Sophie Linnenbaum

2020 | Druck | Bantry Bay Productions | ZDFneo | TV series | Director: Sophie Linnenbaum | season 5 episodes 8-10

2020 | Aurel | Steinberger Silberstein | ZDFneo | web series | Director: Sophie Linnenbaum

2020 | Deutscher | Bantry Bay Productions | ZDFneo | TV series | Director: Sophie Linnenbaum | episodes 3 & 4

2018 | Das Mensch | Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, RBB | short film | Director: Sophie Linnenbaum

2017 | Rien ne va plus | Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf | short film | Director: Sophie Linnenbaum

2017 | Monday - A German Love Story | Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf | short film | Director: Sophie Linnenbaum

2017 | A Gentle Noise Between the Lines | Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, MDR | short film (30mins) | Director: Sophie Linnenbaum

2017 | Meinungsaustausch | Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf | short film | Director: Sophie Linnenbaum

2016 | [Out of Fra]me | Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf | short film | Director: Sophie Linnenbaum

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Sophie Linnenbaum was born in Nuremberg. Due to the strong regional patriotism of her homeland – cue annual Bratwurst summit – her interest in social themes was awakened early on. She studied psychology and worked as a playwright before beginning her film studies at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF. In her cinematic works, her greatest interests come together – the gaze of curiosity on the human species and system and the possibility of creating narrative mirror worlds.
With a passion for the humorous and playful, her films illuminate the trials and tribulations of the human cosmos without losing the affectionate view of the characters. Her poignant (short) films such as PIX (German Short Film Award 2017), DAS MENSCH (2019) or VÄTER UNSER (2021) have won numerous awards and screened at numerous national and international festivals.
Besides film, she collects meaningful quotes from trash formats and cultivates a serious passion for spaghetti ice cream, good books and Brecht.

11/07/2022

Cineuropa

Sophie Linnenbaum • Director of The Ordinaries

https://cineuropa.org/en/interview/427526/

04/07/2022

Screendaily

Sophie Linnenbaum’s ‘The Ordinaries’ triumphs at Filmfest München

https://www.screendaily.com/news/sophie-linnenbaums-the-ordinaries-triumphs-at-filmfest-munchen/5172265.article

01/07/2022

Variety

‘The Ordinaries’ Director Sophie Linnenbaum on ‘Mechanisms of Exclusion’

https://variety.com/2022/film/global/sophie-linnenbaum-the-ordinaries-1235308041/amp/

30/06/2022

Screendaily

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