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Writer-director-producer Veit Helmer shot his first film at the age of 14.

He studied film directing at HFF Munich.

He co-wrote the feature film "A Trick of Light" directed by Wim Wenders, premiered in Venice 1997.

His first feature film "Tuvalu" (1999), starring Denis Lavant had been invited to 62 festivals, including San Sebastian, London, Chicago, Berlin and Karlovy Vary. The film was released by Buena Vista International.

His second feature film “Gate to Heaven" (2003), starring Miki Manojlovic and Udo Kier was released by Prokino/20th Century Fox.

His third feature film “Absurdistan” (2008) premiered in Sundance and has received awards at numerous festivals.

His feature film “Baikonur” (2011) premiered in Pusan and has been sold to more than 20 territories.

2014 his family film “Fiddlesticks” premiered at 105 festivals and own 21 awards.

His new film “The Bra” won Best Film at Cinequest and was awarded Best Film in Italy by jury president Abel Ferrara.

Besides fiction films, Veit Helmer directed three documentary films. “Behind the Couch” was awarded several times and aired by BBC and 20 broadcasters from all continents.

He participated at several MEDIA supported training programmes (ACE, EAVE, Equinoxe, Sources, Strategics, Film Business School, MFI).

He holds lectures at film schools in Prague, Beirut, Tbilisi, Dakarta and Almaty.

His films won 180 awards altogether.

Selected Award-List (Producer and Director):

"Tour Eiffel" - 34 Festival invitations, 8 Awards, including:

Gijon Film Festival Best Film
Venice Film Festival Official Closing Film

"Surprise!" - 48 Festival invitations, 26 Awards, including:

Surprise! - 48 Festival invitations, 26 Awards, including:  
Cannes International Film festival Rail D'Or-Audience Award
Berlin Film Festival Panorama-Award
International Short Film Festival Krakow Canal+-Award
Toronto Worldwide Short Film Festival Best Comedy
Seattle International Film Festival Best Short Golden Space Needle
Valladolid Film Festival Spain 1. Price
San Sebastian Fantasy Film Festival Audience Award
Santiago de Chile Best Film
Chicago Film Festival Silver Hugo
German Film Awards Film Award in Silver
New York Film Festival Official Closing Film

"Tuvalu" - 62 Festival invitations, 30 Awards, including:

Gent International Film festival FIPRESCI-Award
Kiev International Film festival Audience-Award
Hof German Film Festival Best Film
Bavarian Film Awards Best New Director
Slamdance Festival Park City Kodak Vision Award
Montreal Comedy Festival Best Screenplay