Florian Gärtner

Director and Script Writer

About Filmography Work samples News and dates

1968 born in Korbach/Waldeck, childhood in Marburg and London

1988 – 1995 Anglistic, Media Science and Grafic Design Studies at Philipps-University Marburg and FU Berlin; Film Editor and 1st AD for student film productions of HFF “Konrad Wolff” and HFF München

Since 1995 free-lance scriptwriter and film director.

Lives in Berlin.

Languages
German, English (fluent), French (proficient), Italian (proficient)
Awards

“Das Feuerschiff”
Nomination 15th Shanghai Television Festival 2009 for Best Director

Drachenland
Silver Plaque Chicago International Television Competition 1999

Cinema & TV (selection)
2022
Director
Rheingold Audience Award Nomination, Festival of German Films 2021
H&V Entertainment for ARD Degeto
TV movie
2020
Torn – Between Two Mothers
Director
ITV Studios for SAT1
TV movie
2019
Voss
Director
Pantaleon Film for SAT1
TV series pilot
2018
Real Guys
Director
Producers at Work for SAT1
TV movie
2017
A Summer on Mallorca
Director
Ariane Krampe Film for ZDF
TV movie
2016
Relevant Film for ARD
TV movie
Nova Film for ZDF
TV movie
2015
Women's Hearts
Director and Drehbuchmitarbeit
Wiedemann & Berg for SAT1
TV series
2014
Studio Hamburg for ARD/NDR
TV movie
2013
Separation the Italian Way
Director
Bavaria Fernsehproduktion for ARD
TV movie
2012
A Small Thing
Director and Script
Co-Script: Götz Marx
H&V Entertainment for ProSieben
TV movie
2011
The Mongolettes – We Will Rock!
Director
Askania Media for SAT1
TV movie
2010
Anna's Heritage
Director
Studio Hamburg for ARD Degeto
TV movie
2009
Some Like It Happy
Director
Bavaria Fernsehproduktion for ARD Degeto
TV movie
2008
The Fire Ship
Director
Film Festival Hamburg 2008
German Film Week 2008 in Pristina / Kosovo
Nomination for Best Director, 15th Shanghai Television Festival 2009
Aspekt Telefilm for ARD/NDR
TV movie
2007
Instructor Schmidt
Script
Co-Script: Jakob Hilpert
Director: Mike Eschmann
Hofmann & Voges
feature film
2006
Second Life
Director and Script
La Rochelle TV Fiction Festival 2007
Bavarian TV Award 2007 for lead actress Rosemarie Fendel
Colonia Media for ARD Degeto/BR
TV movie
2004
Sex Up Your Life 2
Director and Script
Janus Film for ProSieben
TV movie
2003
Oh Mother
Director and Script
Hamburg Film Festival 2003
DIVA Award 2003 for Suzanne v. Borsody and Rosemarie Fendel
Colonia Media for ARD Degeto
TV movie
Sex Up Your Life
Director and Script
Janus Film for ProSieben
TV movie
2000
Night Music
feature film
1998
Dragonland
Director and Script
49th Berlin Film Festival 1999 Perspective New German Cinema
Silver Plaque Chicago Intl. Television Competition 1999
Interfilm-Prize, Film Festival Max Ophüls Prize 2000
Schramm Film for ZDF
TV movie
1995
No One But Me
Director and Co-Autor and Filmschnitt
Schramm Film
TV movie
1993
Extraterrestrial
Director
Florian Gärtner Filmproduktion for ZDF
TV movie
Torn – Between Two Mothers
(2020)
TV movie, ITV Studios for SAT1
DoP: Felix Poplawsky
with Alwara Höfels, Katharina Wackernagel, Lilly Barshy
Real Guys
(2018)
TV movie, Producers at Work for SAT1
DoP: Friederike Hess
Brown Bread in Thailand
(2016)
TV movie, Relevant Film for ARD
DoP: Achim Poulheim
with Marie Gruber, Veit Stübner, Leslie Malton, Peter Franke, Dujdao Vahanadapkorn
Lotta and the Serious Side of Life
(2016)
TV movie, Nova Film for ZDF
DoP: Marco Uggiano
with Josefine Preuss, Kostja Ullmann, Jürgen Tarrach, Carol Schuler
Tatort – Borowski and the Kids from Gaarden
(2014)
TV movie, Studio Hamburg for ARD/NDR
DoP: Gunnar Fuß
The Fire Ship
(2008)
TV movie, Aspekt Telefilm for ARD/NDR
DoP: Achim Poulheim
with Jan Fedder, Axel Milberg, Tobias Schenke
Film Festival Hamburg 2008
German Film Week 2008 in Pristina / Kosovo
Nomination for Best Director, 15th Shanghai Television Festival 2009
03.07.2022
Brown Bread in Thailand
DoP: Achim Poulheim
01:25
rbb
16.07.2022
Separation the Italian Way
DoP: Marc Liesendahl
12:30
SWR
17.07.2022
Separation the Italian Way
DoP: Marc Liesendahl
01:50
SWR
20.07.2022
Lotta and the Serious Side of Life
DoP: Marco Uggiano
20:15
Romance TV
28.07.2022
Lotta and the Serious Side of Life
DoP: Marco Uggiano
00:15
Romance TV