Romuald Karmakar Information

 

Romuald Karmakar

*1965 in Wiesbaden, DE.

Filmography:

 

19 Clips for 19 Days

90 min, online project, USA 2013, WP: vimeo.com, February 13, 2013

Director, producer, editor, cinematographer

 

Angriff auf die Demokratie – Eine Intervention (Democracy Under Attack – An Intervention)

102 min, video documentary, Germany 2012, WP: Berlin In. Film Festival, Panorama, 2012

Director, producer, editor

 

Die Herde des Herrn (The Flock of the Lord)

80 min, video documentary, Germany 2011, WP: Venice Int. Film Festival, Orizzonti, 2011

Director, producer, co-editor, cinematographer

 

Esel mit Schnee (Donkey with Snow)

4 min, video documentary, Germany 2010, WP: Oberhausen Int. Short Film Festival, 2011

Director, producer, editor, cinematographer

 

Früchte des Vertrauens (Fruits of Confidence) by Alexander Kluge

360 min, DVD project, Germany 2009, DVD release: November 2009, Suhrkamp Filmedition

Director, research, conception of the segment: Ein Mann Unseres Vertrauens:

Ralf Otterpohl, Wasserspezialist

25 min, video documentary, Germany 2008

 

Villalobos

110 min, video documentary, Germany 2009, WP: Venice Int. Film Festival, Orizzonti, 2009

Director, producer, co-editor, co-cinematographer

 

Deutschland 09 – 13 kurze Filme zur Lage der Nation (Germany 09 – 13 short films on

the state of the nation)

151 Min, 35mm episode film, Germany 2009, WP: Berlin Int. Film Festival, Competition, 2009

Director, co-editor, research, conception of the segment: Ramses

12 min, 35 mm, documentary

 

24h Berlin by Volker Heise

24 h, TV documentary, Germany 2008, TV premiere: September 5, 2009

Director, research, conception of the segments: DJ Ricardo Villalobos

Approx. 60 min, video documentary

 

Hamburger Lektionen (Hamburg Lectures)

134 min, video documentary, Germany 2006, WP: Berlin Int. Film Festival, Panorama, 2006; IP: Vancouver Int. Film Festival 2006, Theatrical release: September 20, 2007

Director, producer, co-editor, co-writer, research, conception

 

Between the Devil and the Wide Blue Sea

90 min, video documentary, Germany 2005, WP: Locarno Int. Film Festival, Video Competition, 2005

Director, producer, cinematographer, co-editor

 

Land der Vernichtung (Land of Annihilation)

140 min, video documentary, Germany 2003, WP: Berlin Int. Film Festival, Panorama, 2004

Director, producer, cinematographer, co-editor, research, conception

 

Die Nacht singt ihre Lieder (Nightsongs)

95 min, 35 mm feature film, Germany 2003, WP: Berlin Int. Film Festival, Competition, 2004

Theatrical release: February 19, 2004

Director, producer, co-writer

 

Die Nacht von Yokohama (The Night of Yokohama)

15 min, video documentary, Germany 2002

WP: Viennale 2003; GP: Duisburger Filmwoche 2003

Director, producer, cinematographer

 

196 BPM

62 min, video documentary, Germany 2002, WP: Berlin Int. Film Festival, Forum, 2003

Director, producer, cinematographer, co-editor

 

Das Himmler-Projekt (The Himmler Project)

182 min, video documentary, Germany 2000, WP: Berlin Int. Film Festival, Forum, 2000

IP: Locarno Int. Film Festival, Video Competition, 2000

Director, producer, co-writer, co-editor, research, conception

 

Manila

117 min, 35mm feature film, Germany 1999, IP: Locarno Int. Film Festival, Competition, 2000

Theatrical release: June 22, 2000

Director, producer, co-writer

 

Das Frankfurter Kreuz (Frankfurt Millennium)

60 min, 35mm TV feature film, Germany/France, 1997, WP: Berlin Int. Film Festival, Panorama, 1998

Director, co-writer

 

Der Totmacher (The Deathmaker)

112 min, 35mm feature film, 1995, WP: Venice Int. Film Festival, Competition, 1995

Theatrical release: November 20, 1995

Director, producer, co-writer

 

Infight

47 min, video TV documentary, Germany 1994, TV premiere: November 20, 1994

Director, producer, research, conception

 

Der Tyrann von Turin (The Tyrann of Torino)

28 min, S-8/video documentary, Germany 1989-94, WP: Pesaro Int. Film Festival, 2001

Director, producer, writer, S-8 camera, research, conception

 

Warheads

180 min, 16mm documentary, Germany/France, 1989-92, WP: Locarno Int. Film Festival, 1992; GP: Berlin Int. Film Festival, Forum, 1993

Director, co-editor, Hi-8 camera, research, conception

 

Demontage IX, Unternehmen Stahlglocke (Demontage IX – Operation Steelbell)

25 min, 16mm documentary, Germany 1991, WP: Oberhausen Int. Short Film Festival, Int. Competition, 1991

Director, producer, co-editor

 

München-Berlin-München – Der Filmkritiker Michael Althen (Munich-Berlin-Munich – The filmcritic Michael Althen)

12 min, video TV documentary, Germany 1991, TV premiere: February 28, 1991

Director, producer, conception

 

Sam Shaw on John Cassavetes

25 min, video documentary, Germany 1990, TV premiere: June 15, 1993

Director, producer, co-editor, cinematographer, research, conception

 

MIXWIX by Herbert Achternbusch

90 min, 35 mm feature film, Germany 1989

Assistant director

 

Hunde aus Samt und Stahl (Dogs Of Velvet And Steel)

57 min, 16mm documentary, Germany 1989, WP: Barcelona Int. Film Festival, 1989

Director, producer, co-editor, research, conception

 

Mappa Master – Hartmut Geerken, Autorenbuchhandlung (Author’s Bookshop)

69 min, videodocument, Germany 1989

Director, producer, conception

 

Gallodrome

12 min, 16mm documentary, Germany 1988, WP: Oberhausen Int. Short Film Festival, 1989

Director, producer, co-editor, research, conception

 

Hellman Rider (Co-director Ulrich von Berg)

40 min, video documentary, Germany 1988, WP: Amiens Int. Film Festival, 1989

Director, producer, cinematographer, research, conception

 

Coup de Boule

8 min, 16mm (S-8 blow up) documentary, Germany 1987,

WP: Berlin Int. Film Festival, Panorama, 1987

Director, producer, co-editor, S-8 camera

 

Eine Freundschaft in Deutschland (A Friendship in Germany)

70 min, S-8 docufiction, Germany 1985, WP: Werkstattkino Munich, March 1, 1985

Director, producer, editor, S-8 camera, actor, research, conception

 

Einsame Cowboys (Lonesome Cowboys) by Anatol Nitschke

18 min, S-8 experimental, Germany 1984

Actor

 

Candy Girl

14 min, S-8 experimental, Germany 1984

WP: Pesaro Int. Film Festival, 2001

Director, producer, editor, S-8 camera


Radio plays:

 

Na, Hören Sie Doch Mal Auf Zu Grinsen! – Fragmente des Stammheim-Prozesses

(Well, Just Stop Smirking! – Fragments of the Stammheim Trial)

51 min, Germany 2008, Broadcast: November 23, 2008 (West German Radio)

Co-director, co-writer

 

Das Warheads-Oratorium (The Warheads Oratorio)

66 min, Germany 1997, Broadcast: November 28, 1997 (Bavarian Public Radio 2)

Co-director, co-writer

 

Nacht Über Gospič (Night over Gospič)

41 min, Germany 1993, Broadcast: July 2, 1993 (Bavarian Public Radio 2)

Director, writer

 

Honors and awards:

 

 

since 2009

Member of the Berlin Academy of the Arts

since 1997

Karmakar Archive/Collection at Deutsches Filminstitut/Filmmuseum Frankfurt, DE

 

 

 

 

2013

German Pavilion, 55th Art Biennale, Venice, IT

 

 

2012

Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University (until May 2013)

Member of the Jury, art competition for the “NS-Dokumentationszentrum München“, DE

 

 

2011

Jury President of “Dialogue en perspective” at Perspektive Deutsches Kino, section of the Berlin Int. Film Festival, DE

 

 

2010

Retrospective at the Jeonju Int. Film Festival, KR

Retrospective at the Austrian Film Museum, Vienna, AT

Hommage at Diagonale, The Festival of Austrian Film, Graz, AT

 

 

2008

“Das Himmler-Projekt” is elected to the “MoMA Highlights” list as one of “250 important works of art that have been made, and acquired by the Museum since 1980”, New York, USA

Retrospective, BAFICI (Buenos Aires Int. Film Festival for Independent Cinema), AR

 

 

2007

Member of the International Jury, 60th Locarno Int. Film Festival, CH

Tribute, Cinema du Réel, Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR

 

 

2006

3sat Award for Best German Language Documentary, “Hamburger Lektionen,” Duisburger Filmwoche, DE

 

 

2005

ARTE Documentary Award for Best German Documentary, “Between the Devil and the Wide Blue Sea,” Duisburger Filmwoche, DE

“Mention Speciale”, for Between “The Devil and the Wide Blue Sea”, Locarno Int. Film Festival, CH

 

 

2004

Retrospective, Munich Film Museum, DE

 

 

2002

Tribute with 8 films at the American Cinematheque, Los Angeles, USA

Adolf-Grimme-Award Spezial, for “Das Himmler-Projekt”, Marl, DE

 

 

2001

Retrospective, Pesaro Int. Film Festival, IT

 

 

2000

3sat Award for Best German language Documentary, for “Das Himmler-Projekt”, Duisburger Filmwoche, DE

Silver Leopard, for “Manila” , Locarno Int. Film Festival, CH

Bavarian Film Award, Best Script, for “Manila”, DE

 

 

1996

German National Film Award in Gold, Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, for “Totmacher”, DE

 

 

1995

Nominated for the European Film Award, Young Film, for “Totmacher” Hessian Film Award, for “Totmacher”, DE

Coppa-Volpi-Award, Best Actor, for “Totmacher”, Venice Int. Film Festival, IT

 

 

1991

Best German Short Film, for “Demontage IX, Unternehmen Stahlglocke”, Oberhausen Int. Short Film Festival, DE

Advancement Award (Förderpreis) of the City of Munich, for “Demontage IX, Unternehmen Stahlglocke”

 

 

1989

Tribute at the Max-Ophüls Film Festival, Saarbrücken, DE

Tribute at the Munich Filmmuseum, DE

 

 

 

Publications:

 

  • Good Bye Fassbinder! Le cinéma allemand depuis la réunification. Pierre Gras (author), Actes Sud, Éditions Jacqueline Chambon, 2011 / Kino in Bewegung. Perspektiven des deutschen Gegenwartsfilms. Thomas Schick, Tobias Ebbrecht (eds.), VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, 2011
  • Romuald Karmakar. Olaf Möller, Michael Omasta (eds.), FilmmuseumSynemaPublikationen 13, 2010
  • Bilder hinter den Worten – Über Romuald Karmakar. Tobias Ebbrecht, Verbrecher Verlag, 2010
  • Romuald Karmakar. Manila – Das Filmbuch. Bodo Kirchhoff (ed.), Suhrkamp Taschenbuch, 2000

 

 

More information:       

 

http://www.romuald-karmakar.de

http://vimeo.com/cinekarmakar

http://mubi.com/cast_members/63042