Andreas Dresen

Andreas Dresen ( born August 16, 1963 in Gera ) is a German film director. Dresen is known for its open, be built on improvisation films obtained by this procedure a very realistic, semi- documentary style.


Andreas Dresen is the son of theater director Adolf Dresen and actress Barbara Bachmann. As a mentor applies theater director Christoph Schroth.

From 1979 to 1982 he attended the Advanced Goethe High School in Schwerin. There he made ​​his first amateur films and resulted in school plays directed. After his military service, he worked in the NPA 1984/85 as a sound engineer at the Schwerin theater. In 1985 and 1986 he worked as an intern at the DEFA Studio for Feature Films and was assistant director Günter Reisch. This was followed from 1986 to 1991 studying directing at the Academy of Film and Television " Konrad Wolf" in Potsdam -Babelsberg, where he graduated with a diploma. His student film as fast as it comes to Istanbul ( 1990) also ran at the Berlinale and won the Prix Europa. Since 1992 Dresen has worked as a freelance author and director. He is a member of the Academy of Arts in Berlin -Brandenburg, the German and the European Film Academy. Initially he worked mainly for television, he created since Nachtgestalten movies.

Since 1990 he has worked primarily with cameraman Andreas Höfer, with whom he studied together in Babelsberg.

Since 1996 Dresen also works for the stage, so at the Staatstheater Cottbus ( Goethe's Urfaust ), at the spectacle of Leipzig and at the Deutsches Theater in Berlin. In 2006, he staged at the Basel Opera Mozart's Don Giovanni and at the Deutsches Theater Berlin Odon von Horvath's play Kasimir and Karoline, with the music of the 17 Hippies.

Dresen lives in Potsdam. In October 2012, he was elected as a legal layman to the Constitutional Court in Brandenburg. In November, he agreed with the choice.

2013 he was appointed to the jury of the 63rd International Film Festival of Berlin.



National prices

  • Price of the German Film Critics 1999: Best Feature Film for Nachtgestalten
  • 2003: Best Feature Film for Grill Point
  • Bavarian Film Award 2003: Best Director Award for Grill Point
  • 2006: Best Director Award for Summer in Berlin
  • Hessian Film Award 1992 for Silent Country
  • Grimme Award 2001: Adolf Grimme Award in Gold for The policewoman
  • 2011: Grimme Award, Section of Information & Culture / Special for the artistic direction at 20 × Brandenburg
  • Television Film Festival Baden -Baden 2000: First prize for Policewoman
  • German Film Prize 1999: Nomination Movie Award for Exceptional Performance in directed Nachtgestalten
  • 2002: Film Award in Silver for Grill Point
  • 2002: Nomination Film Award for Exceptional Performance in directed half-staircase
  • 2009: Best Director for Cloud Nine
  • 2012: nominations in the categories of writing and directing Stopped on Track
  • 2012: Price in Directing for Stopped on Track
  • German Television Award 2001: Award for Best Director in a TV movie for The policewoman
  • William Dieterle Film Prize 2002: First prize for Half Steps

International prices

  • International Film Festival Berlin Berlinale 1999: Golden Bear nomination for Nachtgestalten
  • Berlinale 2002: Prize of the Guild of German FimkunsttheaterKunstkinos Half Steps
  • Silver Bear Jury for Grill Point
  • Nominated for the Golden Bear for Grill Point
  • International Film Festival of Cannes 2008: Coup de cœur du jury for Cloud Nine
  • 2011: Prix Un Certain Regard for Stopped on Track
  • European Film Awards 2002: Best Director Award nomination for Half Steps
  • 2008: Best Director Award nomination for Cloud Nine
  • Flanders International Film Festival Ghent 2002: Silver Spur for Grill Point
  • Nomination for Golden Spur Grill Point
  • Montreal World Film Festival 2000: Nomination Grand Prix for The policewoman
  • International Children and Youth Film Festival Lucas 1998: Lucas for age group 12 - and 13 -year-old for Getting out of the skin
  • Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis 1995: Award of unknown length film My Husband
  • International Film Festival Karlovy Vary 2009: Best Director Award for Whisky with Vodka