Martin Farkas

Director of Photography bvk

About Filmography Work samples News and dates

1964 born in Tübingen, grown up in Allgau, Bavaria

first documentary projects at the age of 17; travels as documentary filmmaker to South America, Africa, Asia and the whole of Europe; studies in psychology, pedagogy and sociology in Munich

director and dop of numerous documentaries and gaffer for Michael Ballhaus, Paolo Carnera, Benedikt Neuenfels i.a.

since 1998 director of photography

since 2005 teaching assignments, seminars and masterclasses

Languages
German, English (fluent), Italian (intermediate)
Awards

for Es werde Stadt! – 50 Jahre Grimme-Preis in Marl”
(DoP and co-director, dir. Dominik Graf)
Best Documentary 2014, German Television Academy

for Der Tote im Spreewald”
(dir. Christian von Castelberg)
Nomination German Cinematography Award 2005

for “A Woman an a Half”
(dir. Clarissa Ruge)
Nomination German Cinematography Award 2002 (documentary)

Cinema & TV (selection)
2022
Sophia, Death and I
Director: Charly Hübner
DCM with ZDF
feature film
2021
Home Shoppers Paradise
Director: Nancy Mac Granaky-Quaye
Ziegler Film Baden-Baden for SWR
TV movie
Running
Director: Rainer Kaufmann
Intl. Munich Film Festival 2022
Relevant Film for ZDF
TV movie
Crash
Director: Karsten Dahlem
VIA Film with SWR
feature film
2019
Co-DoP: Johann Feindt, Thomas Plenert
Director: Annekatrin Hendel
69th Intl. Berlin Film Festival 2019, Panorama
Hot Docs - Canadian Intl. Documentary Festival 2019
Filmkunstfest MV, Competition
Helsinki Intl. Film Festival 2019
It Works!
TV documentary
Police Call Rostock – Sons of Rostock
Director: Christian von Castelberg
Filmpool for ARD/NDR
TV movie
Director: Dominik Graf
53rd Intl. Hofer Filmtage 2019
maze pictures for ARD Degeto/BR
TV movie
2018
The Brasch Family
Co-DoP: Thomas Plenert
36th Intl. Film Festival Munich 2018
It Works! for rbb/SWR
TV documentary
Danowski - Blood Apple
Director: Markus Imboden
all in production for ZDF
TV movie
2017
Tatort – Time of the Frogs
Director: Markus Imboden
Ziegler Film for ARD
TV movie
Director: Titus Selge
NFP - neue film produktion for ARD/rbb
TV movie
The Judge
Director: Markus Imboden
NFP - neue film produktion for ZDF
TV movie
2016
Wild Heart
Director: Charly Hübner
60th DOK Leipzig 2017
Eichholz Film
TV documentary
Script and Director and DoP
Co-DoP: Roman Schauerte, Martin Langner
DOK Leipzig 2017, Internationales Programm
It Works! for NDR/rbb/BR
TV documentary
2015
Tatort – To Really Die For Once
Director: Markus Imboden
Tellux Film for BR
TV movie
Police Call 110 - Fear Justifies the Means
Director: Christian von Castelberg
Filmpool for NDR
TV movie
Fassbinder
It Works!/Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation for WDR/rbb/BR/SWR
TV documentary
Cinema: A Public Affair
Director: Tatjana Brandrup
65th Berlinale 2015, International Forum
Filmkunstfest Schwerin 2015, Best Documentary
Filmkantine mit Tatjana Brandrup
TV documentary
2014
Schwarzach 23 – And the Hand of Death
Director: Matthias Tiefenbacher
TV 60 Filmproduktion
TV series pilot
Police Call 110 – Storm in the Head
Director: Christian von Castelberg
Filmpool for ARD/NDR
TV movie
Let There Be City! – 50 Years of Grimme-Prize in Marl
DoP and Co-Director
Director: Dominik Graf
Best Documentary 2014, German TV Academy
Megaherz for NDR/WDR/BR/SWR
TV documentary
2013
Wild Heart Knows No Rest – 16 x Germany
Director: Charly Hübner
Eichholz Film
TV documentary
Bella Block - For Ever and Ever
Director: Christian von Castelberg
UFA Fiction for ZDF
TV movie
2012
Tatort – The Wolbeck Miracle
Director: Matthias Tiefenbacher
Filmpool for ARD
TV movie
Detective Ellen Lucas – Bitter Pills and Lovergirl
Director: Stefan Kornatz
Olga Film for ZDF
TV series episode
Yesterday We Were Stangers
Director: Matthias Tiefenbacher
TV 60 Filmproduktion for ARD Degeto
TV movie
2011
Police Call 110 - Bear One Another's Burden
Director: Christian von Castelberg
Filmpool for ARD/NDR
TV movie
Avalanches of Memory
Director: Dominik Graf
62th Intern. Berlin Film Festival 2012
27th DOK.fest Munich 2012
Megaherz
TV documentary
2010
Tatort - Men's Evening
Director: Matthias Tiefenbacher
Filmpool for ARD
TV movie
Police Call 110 - Image of the Enemy
Director: Eoin Moore
for ARD/NDR
TV movie
Police Call 110 - ...and You Are Out
Director: Christian von Castelberg
Filmpool for ARD/NDR
TV movie
2009
Tomorrow's Life
Director: Alexander Riedel
Intl. Film Festival Munich 2010
Pelle Filmproduktion with ZDF Das kleine Fernsehspiel
feature film
German Souls – Life After Colonia Dignidad
DoP and Director
Co-Director: Matthias Zuber
30. Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis 2009
Polyeides Medienkontor for ZDF Das kleine Fernsehspiel
TV documentary
Dead Man in Spreewald
Director: Christian von Castelberg
Nominierung Deutscher Kamerapreis 2005
Aspekt Telefilm
TV movie
2008
Tatort - Bunny in the Pit
Director: Dagmar Knöpfel
Tellux Film for BR
TV movie
Help, My Sister is Coming
Director: Dirk Regel
Teamworx for ARD
TV movie
2007
Turkish for Beginners
Director: Christian Ditter
Hofmann & Voges for ARD
TV series episode
Staying Out
Director: Alexander Riedel
41st Intl. Hofer Filmtage 2007
DOK Leipzig, German Competition 2007
German Documentary Award 2007
Pelle Film for ZDF Das kleine Fernsehspiel
TV documentary
2006
A Summer with Paul
Director: Claudia Garde
Kaminski Stiehm Film for ARD
TV movie
2005
Tatort – Borowski in the Underworld
Director: Claudia Garde
Studio Hamburg for NDR
TV movie
Hofmann and Sons
Director: Jens C. Börner
STARTER Film Prize Munich 2006
short film
2004
Tatort – Die and Become
Director: Claudia Garde
Studio Hamburg for NDR
TV movie
Stubbe – Case by Case: Nina
Director: Peter Kahane
Polyphon for ZDF
TV movie
2003
Georgian Love Song
Director: Tatjana Brandrup
Egoli Tossel
feature film
The Opportunity
Director: Benjamin Heisenberg
STARTER Film Award Munich 2004
16th Premiers Plan Festival D'Angers 2004, Grand Prix du Jury
Ostlicht Filmproduktion
short film
2002
Between the Stars
Director: Seyhan Derin
Mediopolis for WDR
TV movie
The Captivated
Director: Jean Schmidt-Garre
pars media
art video
2000
Munich – Secrets of a City
Director: Michael Althen, Dominik Graf
Intl. Film Festival Munich 2000
Nomination Adolf Grimme Prize 2000
TV documentary
1998
Nighthawks
Director: Dmitri Popov
CH Film & TV
short film
film directing

„The Playmaker“ commercial
1st Hennessy Award 1993

„5 Pieces“ Video Art
1st Prize German Video Art Award

teaching assignments

since 2005 lectures, seminars and masterclasses at several film schools

Police Call 110 - The Lie We Call Future
(2019)
TV movie, maze pictures for ARD Degeto/BR
Director: Dominik Graf
with Verena Altenberger, Wolf D. Homann, Sascha Maaz
53rd Intl. Hofer Filmtage 2019
Beauty and Transience
(2019)
TV documentary, It Works!
Director: Annekatrin Hendel
Co-DoP: Johann Feindt, Thomas Plenert
69th Intl. Berlin Film Festival 2019, Panorama
Hot Docs - Canadian Intl. Documentary Festival 2019
Filmkunstfest MV, Competition
Helsinki Intl. Film Festival 2019
Submission
(2017)
TV movie, NFP - neue film produktion for ARD/rbb
Director: Titus Selge
with Edgar Selge, Alina Levshin, Matthias Brandt
Living in Demmin
(2016)
TV documentary, It Works! for NDR/rbb/BR
Director: Martin Farkas
Script: Martin Farkas
DoP: Martin Farkas (with Roman Schauerte, Martin Langner)
DOK Leipzig 2017, Internationales Programm
14.07.2022
Dead Man in Spreewald
Director: Christian von Castelberg
23:55
3Sat
18.07.2022
Tatort – Time of the Frogs
Director: Markus Imboden
21:45
HR
19.07.2022
Yesterday We Were Stangers
Director: Matthias Tiefenbacher
12:30
MDR