Rainer Kaufmann

Director

About Filmography Work samples News and dates

1979 high school graduation in Kelkheim/Taunus
1979-1981 civil service at Kinderdorf/Schleswig-Holstein
1981 work as carpenter in Schleswig-Holstein
1981-1983 german and film science studies at J.-W.-Goethe-University in Frankfurt/Main
1983-1990 film directing studies at Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film, Munich

since 1990 director of feature films, tv movies and mini-series

Languages
German, English (fluent)
Awards

“Operation Zucker”
Rocky Award, Banff World Media Festival 2013
German Television Award 2013
ROMY for Best Director (tv movie) 2014

“Blaubeerblau”
Hugo TV Award 2012 for Best TV-Drama
Audience Award of 8th Film Festival Ludwigshafen 2012
Audience Award Grimme Preis 2013
Robert-Geissendörfer-Preis 2013

“Marias letzte Reise”
Bavarian Television Award 2005
German Television Award 2005
Audience Award Fernsehfestival Baden-Baden 2005
Adolf-Grimme-Preis 2006
8th Festival of German Films 2006, Madrid
Rocky Award Banff TV Festival 2006

“Die Kirschenkönigin”
Bavarian Television Award 2005

“Die Apothekerin”
Nomination German Film Award 1997

“Stadtgespräch”
Hypo-Young Talent Award 1995 for Best Director
Bavarian Film Award 1995 Best Director

 

Cinema & TV (selection)
2021
Running
Director
Intl. Munich Film Festival 2022
Relevant Film for ZDF
TV movie
2020
Tatort – The Principle of Hope
Director
Hessischer Rundfunk for HR
TV movie
Director
Script: Ferdinand Arthuber (with Freya Stewart, Gabriela Sperl)
Intl. Film Festival Munich 2021
Sperl Film mit W&B Television for ZDF
TV movie
2019
Police Call 110 - Holy Thou Shalt Be
Director
Real Film Berlin for rbb
TV movie
2018
Director
37th International Munich Film Festival 2019
Relevant Film with ARD Degeto
feature film
2017
Schwartz & Schwartz – My First Murder
Director
36th International Munich Film Festival 2018
Bavaria Fiction for ZDF
TV movie
The Policeman and the Girl
Director
36. Internationales Münchner Filmfest 2018
Sperl Film mit W&B Television for ZDF
TV movie
Bella Block - Close to the Edge
Director
UFA Fiction for ZDF
TV movie
2016
Tatort – The Strange Game of Love
Director
Claussen + Putz for BR
TV movie
Police Call 110 - Night Shift
Director
d.i.e. film gmbh for BR
TV movie
2015
The Puppeteers - Out of the Fire nach dem gleichnamigen Historienroman von Tanja Kinkel
Director
35th International Film Festival Munich 2017
Ziegler Film for ARD Degeto/BR
TV movie
The Puppeteers - Into the Light nach dem gleichnamigen Historienroman von Tanja Kinkel
Director
35th International Film Festival Munich 2017
Ziegler Film for ARD Degeto/BR
TV movie
2014
Tatort – Desert Son
Director
Claussen + Putz for BR
TV movie
The Best of All Lifes
Director
Roxy Film for ZDF
TV movie
2013
Seabed – A Kluftinger Thriller Ein Kluftinger-Krimi
Director
Film Festival Hamburg 2013
H&V Entertainment for ARD Degeto/BR
TV movie
I Want You
Director
32nd International Film Festival Munich 2014
Constantin TV for WDR
TV movie
A Fine Mess
Director
Roxy Film for ZDF
TV movie
2012
To New Shores!
Director
31st International Munich Film Festival 2013
UFA Fiction for ZDF
TV movie
Director
30th International Film Festival Munich 2012
Rocky Award, Banff World Media Festival 2013
German TV Award 2013
ROMY for Best Director TV Movie 2014
Sperl Productions for ARD Degeto/BR
TV movie
2011
Milk Money – A Kluftinger Thriller
Director
H&V Entertainment for ARD Degeto/BR
TV movie
In the Best Families
Director
30th International Film Festival Munich 2012
Roxy Film for ZDF
TV movie
2010
When the Foehn Wind is Blowing
Director
29th International Film Festival Munich 2011
Neue Bioskop Film for ARD Degeto/BR
TV movie
Blueberryblue
Director
29. Internationales Filmfest München 2011
Hugo TV Award Chicago Intl. Film Festival 2012 for Best TV Drama
Audience Award 8th Festival of German Films, Ludwigshafen 2012
Audience Award Marler Gruppe, Grimme Prize 2013
Robert Geissendörfer Award 2013
Polyphon for ARD Degeto
TV movie
2009
Unspoken
Director
28th International Film Festival Munich 2010
Sperl + Schott Film for BR
TV movie
Bella Block - The Black Room
Director
UFA Fernsehproduktion
TV movie
2008
Thanksgiving – A Kluftinger Thriller
Director
International Film Festival Munich 2009
Novafilm for BR
TV movie
Ella's Secret
Director
International Film Festival Munich 2009
UFA Fernsehproduktion for ZDF
TV movie
2007
A Grand Exit
Director
International Film Festival Munich 2008
TV Film Festival Baden-Baden 2008
49th Monte Carlo Television Festival 2009
Aspekt Telefilm for ZDF
TV movie
The Best is Yet to Come
Director
International Munich Film Festival 2008
Roxy Film for ZDF
TV movie
2006
Director
Film Festival Munich 2007
Film Festival San Francisco 2008 "Berlin & Beyond"
Göteborg Film Festival 2008
Shanghai International Film Festival 2008
Gate Film Produktion
feature film
Bella Block - Black Out
Director
Film Festival Hamburg 2006
UFA Fernsehproduktion for ZDF
TV movie
2005
Four Daughters
Director
40th International Hofer Filmtage 2006
Claussen & Wöbke with ZDF
feature film
2004
Maria's Last Journey
Director
Bavarian TV Award 2005 for Best Director
German TV Award 2005 for Best TV Movie
Audience Award TV Festival Baden-Baden 2005
Adolf-Grimme-Prize in Gold 2006
Banff TV Festival 2006, Rocky Award for Best TV Movie
TV 60 Filmproduktion for BR
TV movie
2003
The Queen of Cherries
Director
Internationales Film Festival Munich 2004
Bavarian TV Award 2005 for Best Director
Neue Deutsche Filmgesellschaft for ZDF
mini series
2002
And the Bride Didn't Know
Director
UFA Fernsehproduktion for ZDF
TV movie
The Job of His Lifetime
Director
Bavaria Fernsehproduktion for ARD Degeto
TV movie
1999
Senator Film Produktion
feature film
1996
The Pharmacist nach dem gleichnamigen Roman von Ingrid Noll
Director
Nomination Federal Film Award 1997
Claussen & Wöbke/Senator Film Produktion
feature film
Blood Bath
Director
Wöbke & Kaufmann GbR
short film
1995
Director
International Munich Film Festival 1995
Hypo Director's Award 1995
Bavarian Film Award for Best Director 1995
Studio Hamburg with ZDF
feature film
Greenhorn
Director
Polyphon for ProSieben
TV movie
1994
The Little Innocent
Director
Studio Hamburg for ZDF
TV movie
The Trained Chicken
Director
Wöbke & Kaufmann GbR
short film
1993
One of My Oldest Friends
Director
International Munich Film Festival 1994
Nomination Adolf-Grimme-Prize 1995
Film Festival Max-Ophüls-Prize: “Interfilm”-Award 1995
Claussen & Wöbke for BR
TV movie
1992
The Last Resort
Director
International Munich Film Festival 1993
1993 European Television Award
“Prix Europe 1993 - Fiction Television Program of the Year”
Young Talent Telestar 1994
CIVI-Award 1994 Magnolia Award, Shanghai
Olga Film for ZDF
TV movie
1990
The World's Most Beautiful Bosom
Director
1990 Special Award “Best Director”, 10th International Festival of Film Schools in Munich
1990 Prix “Canal Plus”, 14th Festival Henri Langlois Rencontres Internationales
1991 Nomination Federal Short Film Award
Wöbke & Kaufmann GbR
short film
1989
Salt for Life
Director
1990 Nomination Federal Short Film Award
1992 City of Munich Young Talent Award
HFF München / Futura Film
short film
Lost in Separation
(2018)
feature film, Relevant Film with ARD Degeto
DoP: Klaus Eichhammer
with Martina Gedeck, Ulrich Tukur
37th International Munich Film Festival 2019
The Puppeteers - Out of the Fire
nach dem gleichnamigen Historienroman von Tanja Kinkel
(2015)
TV movie, Ziegler Film for ARD Degeto/BR
DoP: Klaus Eichhammer
with Samuel Schneider, Herbert Knaup, Helen Woigk, Ulrich Matthes, Edin Hasanović, Rainer Bock
35th International Film Festival Munich 2017
Operation Sugar
(2012)
TV movie, Sperl Productions for ARD Degeto/BR
DoP: Morten Søborg
with Natja Uhl, Paraschiva Dragus, Senta Berger, Anatole Taubman
30th International Film Festival Munich 2012
Rocky Award, Banff World Media Festival 2013
German TV Award 2013
ROMY for Best Director TV Movie 2014
Runaway Horse
(2006)
feature film, Gate Film Produktion
DoP: Klaus Eichhammer
with Ulrich Noethen, Ulrich Tukur, Katja Riemann, Petra Schmidt-Schaller
Film Festival Munich 2007
Film Festival San Francisco 2008 "Berlin & Beyond"
Göteborg Film Festival 2008
Shanghai International Film Festival 2008
Cold Is the Evening Breeze
(1999)
feature film, Senator Film Produktion
DoP: Klaus Eichhammer
with August Diehl, Fritzi Haberland, Heinz Bennett
Talk of the Town
(1995)
feature film, Studio Hamburg with ZDF
DoP: Klaus Eichhammer
with Katja Riemann, August Zirner, Kai Wiesinger, Moritz Bleibtreu, Martina Gedeck
International Munich Film Festival 1995
Hypo Director's Award 1995
Bavarian Film Award for Best Director 1995
08.07.2022
The Best is Yet to Come
DoP: Klaus Eichhammer
20:15
ORF3
08.07.2022
In the Best Families
DoP: Klaus Eichhammer
21:45
ORF3
10.07.2022
The Best is Yet to Come
DoP: Klaus Eichhammer
15:25
ORF3
10.07.2022
In the Best Families
DoP: Klaus Eichhammer
17:00
ORF3
18.07.2022
I Want You
DoP: Klaus Eichhammer
13:45
arte
24.07.2022
Milk Money – A Kluftinger Thriller
DoP: Klaus Eichhammer
00:55
Heimatkanal
27.07.2022
Milk Money – A Kluftinger Thriller
DoP: Klaus Eichhammer
02:35
Heimatkanal