Tim Fehlbaum

Last updated

Tim Fehlbaum (born 1982 in Basel) is a Swiss film director.


Fehlbaum in 2011 Tim Fehlbaum (2011).jpg
Fehlbaum in 2011


Fehlbaum studied directing from 2002-2009 at the University of Television and Film Munich. While there, he made several short films, music videos and worked as camera operator on documentary films.

In 2011 Fehlbaum made his feature film debut with the bleak post-apocalyptic horror film Hell , for which he also co-wrote the screenplay. The film starred Hannah Herzsprung, Angela Winkler and Lars Eidinger in the lead roles. It has received numerous good reviews, especially for Fehlbaums ability to create a visually bright but atmospherically dark thriller with dense atmosphere. [1] Fehlbaum won the German Cinema New Talent Award [2] at the Munich Film Festival, where it had its world premiere and the Zurich Film Award both in the director category. In 2012 the film was nominated in six categories and won Best Music at the German Film Awards and two awards at the Swiss Film Award. [3] It also appeared in competition at the Locarno International Film Festival [4] and won awards at genre festivals such as the Sitges Film Festival [5] and Fantasporto. [6]

Fehlbaum also won the German New Faces Award in 2012 [7] and was listet in Variety's 10 Euro directors to watch. [8]

In 2021 Fehlbaum's science-fiction thriller film Tides premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in the Berlinale Special section and subsequently won several awards, such as four German Film Awards, [9] as well as two Bavarian Film Awards [10] for Best Director and Best Cinematography. Tides won the RTS Audience Award and the Best Production Design Award at the 20th edition of the NIFFF. [11] and Best Feature Film and Best Visual Effects at the Fancine Fantastic Film Festival in Malaga. [12] Reviews noted Fehlbaum's flair for striking mise en scene. [13]



Related Research Articles

Jean-Christophe "Pitof" Comar is a French visual effects supervisor and director notable for Vidocq and Catwoman.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Sitges Film Festival</span> Annual film festival held in Sitges, Spain

The Sitges Film Festival and also translated as Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia and originally the International Week of Fantasy and Horror Movies, is an annual film festival held in Sitges, Spain, specialized in fantasy and horror films, of which it is considered one of the world's foremost international festivals. Established in 1968, the festival takes place every year, usually in early October.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Michael Koch (film director)</span>

Michael Koch is a Swiss film director and screenwriter.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Fantasporto</span> Film festival

Fantasporto, also known as Fantas, is an international film festival, annually organized since 1981 in Porto, Portugal. Giving screen space to fantasy/science fiction/horror-oriented commercial feature films, auteur films and experimental projects from all over the world, Fantasporto has created enthusiastic audiences, ranging from cinephiles to more popular spectators, with an annual average of 110,000 attendees. It was rated in Variety as one of the 25 leading festivals of the world. In its 27th edition in February 2006 the festival reached 104,000 people and 5,000 media references, both domestic and international, with a record of 187 hours of TV time. Present in Porto were about 100 members of the foreign press and about 250 Portuguese journalists and media representatives.

<i>Rec</i> (film) 2007 film by Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza

Rec is a 2007 Spanish found footage horror film co-written and directed by Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza. The film stars Manuela Velasco as a reporter who, with her cameraman, accompany a group of firefighters on an emergency call to an apartment building to discover an infection spreading inside, with the building being sealed up and all occupants ordered to follow a strict quarantine.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Méliès International Festivals Federation</span> Film festival federation

Méliès International Festivals Federation (MIFF), formerly European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation (EFFFF), established in 1987, is a network of 22 genre film festivals from 16 countries based Brussels, Belgium, and dedicated to promoting and supporting European cinema, particularly films in the fantasy, horror and science fiction genres.

<i>1</i> (2009 film) 2009 Hungarian film

1 is the first feature film of Hungarian director/production designer Pater Sparrow. It was inspired by One Human Minute by Polish science fiction writer Stanisław Lem, a work of pseudepigrapha.

The Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival (NIFFF) is a Swiss film festival dedicated to fantastic movies. It was created in 2000 and is now renowned internationally as one of the foremost film festivals in the world for genre cinema. The NIFFF defines itself through a rich and diversified programming, constructed around three central axes: Fantastic cinema, Asian cinema and Digital images. The films shown at the Festival are very diversified, ranging from major works by renowned directors to unknown and underground films d'auteurs. Famous fantastic film directors have already honored the NIFFF with their presences, including George A. Romero, Joe Dante, John Landis, Terry Gilliam, Hideo Nakata.

Christopher J. Kraus is a German author and film director.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Curt Truninger</span> Swiss film director (born 1957)

Curt Truninger is a Swiss filmmaker, screenplay writer and producer. He also works as a visual artist, journalist and occasional actor. He divides his time between Toronto and Zurich.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Sadrac González-Perellón</span>

Sadrac González-Perellón is a Spanish film director, screenwriter and film producer born in Madrid in 1983.

The Fantastic Film Festival of the University of Málaga, also known as Fancine Málaga, has been celebrated annually since 1990 in the city of Málaga, Spain, and it focuses on the fantastic, science-fiction and horror movie genres. It is celebrated in the month of November.

<i>Hell</i> (2011 film) 2011 film

Hell is a 2011 German-Swiss post-apocalyptic film directed by Tim Fehlbaum in his directorial debut. The German-language screenplay was written by Fehlbaum, Oliver Kahl and Thomas Woebke. The experienced director Roland Emmerich, known for films such as Independence Day and 2012, acted as executive producer, with Gabriele Walther and Wöbke acting as producers.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Frauke Finsterwalder</span> German film director and screenwriter

Frauke Finsterwalder is a German film director and screenwriter. Finsterwalder has directed several shorts and documentaries. Her feature film directorial debut, Finsterworld, was released in 2013. For her second feature film, Sisi & I, released in 2023, she was awarded the Bavarian Film Award for Best Director.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Berlin Independent Film Festival</span>

Berlin Independent Film Festival (BIFF) is a film festival with a special emphasis on independent films, which annually takes place in Berlin, Germany. It screens German and international films and awards them in various categories. It screens at the historic Kino Babylon, and offers jury awards in many categories as well as two audience awards.

Peter Szewczyk is an American film and animation director, cinematographer and music video director.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Zurich Film Festival</span> Annual film festival in Switzerland

Zurich Film Festival (ZFF) is an annual film festival that has been held in Zürich, Switzerland, since 2005. The festival's main focus is to promote emerging filmmakers from all over the world. In three competition categories only first, second or third directoral works are admitted. There are three competition sections: International Feature Film, International Documentary Film and 'Focus: Switzerland, Germany and Austria' which focuses on these three production countries. Several industry events take place in the framework of the festival, such as the ZFF Academy or the international Zurich Summit, which have rendered the film festival an international platform for the film industry.

<i>Female Pleasure</i> 2018 film

#Female Pleasure is a 2018 Swiss-German documentary film directed by Swiss director Barbara Miller. The film explores female sexuality in the 21st century around the globe.

Maria Brendle is a German-Swiss film director and screenwriter based in Zurich. In 2020, she wrote and directed the film Ala Kachuu – Take and Run for which she received a nomination for the Best Live Action Short Film at the 94th Academy Awards.


  1. "Hell: Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter . 5 July 2011.
  2. "Förderpreis Neues Deutsches Kino".
  3. "Hell".
  4. Swiss horror under the scorching sun In bazonline.de from 5 August 2011
  5. "Zwei Preise für "Hell" am Festival in Sitges (Spanien)".
  6. "Hell and Ave Fantasporto's great winners".
  7. ""New Faces"-Preise für Jungschauspieler vergeben".
  8. "10 Euro directors to watch". 23 June 2012.
  9. "2021 • Deutscher Filmpreis".
  10. "Im Kino: "Tides" von Tim Fehlbaum".
  11. NIFFF 2021 : A New Generation Crowned In NIFFF.ch, 11 July 2021
  12. "2021 winners | Fancine Festival de cine fantástico de Málaga". 18 November 2021.
  13. "'Tides': Berlin Review".
  14. Tim Fehlbaum receives the German Film for director Archived 2016-03-22 at the Wayback Machine message caligari-film .com June 30, 2011