CV / Filmography
Writer-director-producer Veit Helmer shot his first film at the age of 14. He studied film at the Munich Film School HFF.
Veit Helmer became known for off beat short films. He co-wrote the feature film "A Trick of Light" directed by Wim Wenders, premiered in Venice 1997.
His first feature film production "Tuvalu", starring Denis Lavant had been invited to 62 festivals, including San Sebastian, London, Chicago, Berlin and Karlovy Vary. The film was released in June 2000 by Buena Vista Germany.
His second feature film "Gate to Heaven", starring Miki Manojlovic and Udo Kier was released in December 2003 in Germany by Prokino/20th Century Fox.
His third feature film "Absurdistan" (2008) premiered in Sundance and has received awards at numerous festivals.
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 (world sales Filmstransit).
He became member of the European Film Academy in August 2002.
He participated at several MEDIA supported training programmes (EAVE, Equinoxe,
Moonstone, Sources, Strategics, Film Business School, MFI).
He holds lectures at film schools in Beirut, Tbilisi, Djakarta, Tashkent and Bogota.
Veit Helmer is 41 years old and lives in Berlin.
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|