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Konstantin Bock

Germany

Biography

Konstantin is a director and editor, based between Berlin and Beirut. He studied applied film, theatre and fine arts at the University of Hildesheim, and Jewish studies and the history and culture of the Middle East at the Freie Universität Berlin. During his studies, he worked as an assistant director and stage manager for plays, opera and dance and assisted on international feature and short films. As a director and designer he has worked with Canadian performance company Mammalian Diving Reflex at theaters and festivals in London, Bern, Glasgow, Philadelphia, Copenhagen, Portland, Gwangju and at the Ruhrtriennale. Together with Darren O'Donnell, he directed and designed the documentary-theater performance 'All the Sex I've Ever Had', where people over the age of 65 share intimate stories about their lives on stage. He has staged the production in several venues around the world, among them the Luminato Festival in Toronto, the Singapore Arts Festival, the National Theatre of Prague and the Sydney Opera House; always featuring a local cast. His film work includes commercials, music videos, short films and documentaries. His documentary, 'Hattie Goes Cruising', has toured to over 50 festivals worldwide, after showing at the 2016 HotDocs International Documentary Festival, was nominated for the 2017 Iris Prize and won Best Documentary at Berlin Liberi Film Festival and La Paz International Film Festival. He has directed and edited award-winning commercials with agencies and production houses in Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, London, Doha, Beirut and New York. Konstantin edited Nadine Labaki's Academy Award nominated film 'Capernaum' which won the Prix du Jury at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. In 2019 he was selected to participate in the Berlinale Talents program. He was a member of the jury for the 2020 German Cinematography Award and has tought at the international film school Cologne. His script ‘Der Eiskönig’ (produced by Zentropa Berlin, co-written by Stefanie Misrahi) received treatment as well as script funding from the German Federal Film Board FFA. He was recently invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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