Tim Huebschle

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Tim Huebschle
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Born (1978-05-24) May 24, 1978 (age 42)
Reutlingen, Germany
  • Film Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Editor
Meunajo Tjiroze
(m. 2019)
Website collective.com.na

Tim Huebschle is a Namibian film director and screenwriter. [1]


After completing his high school in Windhoek, Tim Huebschle relocated to Cape Town and completed a Bachelor of Arts in English & German Literature at the University of Cape Town. During his studies, he participated in a few film theory seminars and subsequently chose to follow a career in the film industry. [2] He started making independent short films in 2000, after leaving South Africa and moving to Berlin to pursue internships at production companies in the German capital. In 2003 he returned to Namibia where he had secured a production budget for Savanna Stories, a 13-part documentary series, aired on the Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC). Upon completion of the series in 2005 Huebschle continued to work as director on a wide range of short films, documentaries, music videos and commercials. Throughout the years he collected numerous local and international accolades for his work. [3] [4] [5] In 2009 he co-founded the Namibian film production company Collective Productions. [6] In 2013/14 he directed 26 episodes of a documentary series and 20 episodes of a children's series for the afternoon programming of the German TV station ARD. [7] Huebschle premiered his debut full-length feature entitled #LANDoftheBRAVEfilm in October 2019. [8]

Awards & Nominations

YearAwards EventNominated workCategoryResult
2007 Channel O Music Video Awards Mokasie – GazzaBest KwaitoWon
2008 Channel O Music Video Awards Chokola – Lady MayBest Dance VideoWon
2012Silicon Valley African Film Festival Looking for Iilonga Best Short FilmWon
2013 Africa Movie Academy Awards Dead RiverBest Short FilmNominated
Silicon Valley African Film FestivalDead RiverBest Short FilmWon
2019Namibian Theatre & Film AwardsAnother Sunny DayBest DocumentaryWon
Best Sound & Music
2020Silicon Valley African Film Festival#LANDoftheBRAVEfilmBest Narrative FeatureWon

Selected Filmography

2004 - 2005Savanna StoriesTV seriesYesYesYesYesdirected & wrote 6 episodes; edited 9 episodes
2006100 Years of EtoshaDocumentaryYesNoYesYes
2007BeefShort filmYesNoYesYes
Mokasie – GazzaMusic videoYesYesNoYes
Chokola – Lady MayMusic videoYesYesYesYes
2009 Rider without a Horse Short filmYesYesYesYesco-written with Jana von Hase
2011 Looking for Iilonga Short filmYesYesNoNoco-written with Nailoke Mhanda
2012Dead RiverShort filmYesYesNoNoco-written with Rolf Ackermann
2013 - 2015Das Waisenhaus für wilde TiereTV seriesYesYesNoNo
2017Another Sunny DayDocumentaryYesYesYesNo
Oom LandDocumentaryYesYesYesNoco-written with Ernst Steynberg
Nikhita’s Dancing FeetDocumentaryYesYesYesNo
2019Hafeni – The Man of MondesaDocumentaryYesYesYesNo
#LANDoftheBRAVEfilmFeature filmYesYesNoNo
2020 Walking Forward DocuseriesYesNoYesYesco-directed with Ndinomholo Ndilula

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