Denis Pavlovic, director, Hamburg
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Born 1987 in Stuttgart (32 Years)


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    About Denis Pavlovic

    German/Croatian author and director, constantly in search of new images and perspectives of our world.

    Since the camera began to roll in 2008, 15 documentary and feature films have been produced.
    Studied film and video, at the Merz Akademie Stuttgart, followed by a diploma for directing in 2015 at the renowned Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, in Germany.

    The produced films are typically subject to: global upheavals, social changes and the individual, human struggle for a better life.

    Currently living and working in Hamburg, Germany.

    Film projects in other capacities

    2018StadtlückenDocumentaryDenis PavlovicFilmakademie Baden-Württemberg [de]idea
    2018StadtlückenDocumentaryDenis PavlovicFilmakademie Baden-Württemberg [de]screenwriter
    2017BarriersShort DocumentaryDenis PavlovicDeutsche Filmakademie Produktion GmbH [de]idea
    2017Stakleni HorizontShort FilmDenis PavlovicFilmakademie Baden-Württemberg [de]screenwriter
    2016Between yesterday and tomorrowShort DocumentaryDenis PavlovicFilmakademie Baden-Württemberg [de]head writer
    2016Letzte Tür linksShort FilmMultipleFilmakademie Baden-Württemberg [de]screenwriter
    2016La LicenceShort FilmNora FingscheidtFilmakademie Baden-Württemberg [de]1st AD (local system)
    2015AnthropoceneExperimental FilmDenis PavlovicFilmakademie Baden-Württemberg [de]screenwriter
    2014Short DocumentaryDenis PavlovicDenis Pavlovic Films [de]head writer
    2014Letters to my bodyShort FilmJulia Meyer-PavlovicFilmakademie Baden-Württemberg [de]director of photography
    2013Daimler AG - Senior Experts (WT)Corporate FilmBjoern HahnZRS Agentur GmbHproduction sound mixer
    2012Wo tanzen wir morgen?DocumentaryDenis PavlovicDenis Pavlovic Films [de]head writer
    2012Wo tanzen wir morgen?DocumentaryDenis PavlovicDenis Pavlovic Films [de]additional editor
    2012Wo tanzen wir morgen?DocumentaryDenis PavlovicDenis Pavlovic Films [de]director of photography
    2012Robins WeltShort FilmJulia Meyer-PavlovicMerz Akademie - Hochschule für Gestaltung [de]freelance producer
    2012Serotonin (Bewerbungsfilm)Short FilmDenis Pavlovic0BudgetProductions, Musalimov & Pavlovic [de]screenwriter
    2012Zwischen Himmel und Hölle (WT)Short FilmChristian Bluthardtzhuh GbRelectrician
    2010Paranoid PlacesDocumentaryDenis Pavlovic0BudgetProductions, Musalimov & Pavlovic [de]head writer
    2010Der PartisanShort FilmLaura MahlbergMerz Akademie - Hochschule für Gestaltung [de]production sound mixer
    2010Die KameraShort FilmCarola HaehnelCarola Hähnel Produktionelectrician

    Film awards

    2018Between yesterday and tomorrowZoom Zlibzenia Int. Filmfestival [pl]Short Documentary CompetitionWinner
    2018Between yesterday and tomorrowFilmschau Baden-Württemberg [de]Bester DokumentarfilmNominated
    2018Stakleni HorizontWorking Title Filmfestival [it]ShortfilmsWinner
    2018Stakleni HorizontFilmschau Baden-Württemberg [de]KurzfilmNominated
    2018BarriersDok.fest München [de]Student AwardNominated
    2017Letzte Tür linksKinoforum Kinohafen [de]Bester KurzfilmNominated
    2016AnthropoceneFünf Seen FilmfestivalZuschauerpreisNominated
    2016AnthropoceneShorts Filmfestival Hochschule OffenburgCreative AwardNominated
    2016AnthropoceneFilm4Climate Global Video Competition [us]Experimental-ShortNominated
    2013Wo tanzen wir morgen?19. Filmschau Baden-WürttembergBester DokumentarfilmNominated

    Basic data

    LanguagesEnglish (Fluent), German (Native speaker)
    Experience abroadEast Africa: Kenya
    Southern Europe: Croatia
    Special skillsVJing
    Own equipmentRenault Kangoo

    Sony A7S

    Premiere Pro 2019
    LicencesB (car) [eu]
    Education2015–2021 – University – Studying: Film Directing – Diploma – Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg

    2016-2017 – Employed at television station – SWR – Stuttgart – Editorial Assistant

    2011-2013 – Employed at “Filmgalerie 451” DVD-rental shop – Stuttgart

    2011 – Internship with Director / Editor: Rolf S. Wolkenstein – Berlin

    2011 – Internship at Production Company: Kloos und Co. Medien – Berlin

    2008 – 2012 – University – BA – “Film and Video” – Merz Akademie – Stuttgart
    Further references2019 – Writer and Co-Director of the multicultural documentary film “Traffic” (WT). Kenyan Co-Director: Mark Maina. Funded by the Robert Bosch Foundation as part of an exchange program between Kenya and Germany. Co-produced by the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg and DOCUBOX, the east-african documentary film fund.

    2018 – Writer and Director the documentary film “Stadtlücken” (City gaps), as part of the cultural program for the 300 year anniversary, of the city of Ludwigsburg, Germany.

    2017 – Writer and Director of the documentary film "Schranke" (Barriers), which was nominated for the short film competition "Die Vermächtnisstudie". “Schranke” was funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Germany and the magazine “DIE ZEIT”. Produced by the German Filmacademy and co-produced with the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg.
    Preferred place of workDirector

    Assistant Director
    Immediate working areaHamburg
    1st residence (federal state or country)Germany - Hamburg
    Accommodation possibilitiesBerlin, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Zagreb