Angry Buddha

Documentary, 98', 2016

International Five Lakes Festival 2016 - Best Documentary

János Orsós is of Romani descent, a teacher, and a Buddhist. Inspired by the history of the Dalits or "untouchables" in India, birthplace of both Romani culture and Buddhism, he founded a school in a small Hungarian village with the goal of enabling teenagers from the poorest Romani ghettos to attend universities. More

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Charity Salesmen

Documentary, 73', 2010

First Steps Award "Best documentary"

Knocking on doors and asking for donations at private homes – this is the job of professional fundraisers. They get paid according to their success. The documentary follows a young fundraising team of the Malteser Relief Organization through a summer full of ups and downs. More

Strike Blues

Short fiction, 20', 2007

Award of the Bavarian Film Board, Regensburg Short Film Festival

An industrial location in danger of being closed, somewhere in southern Germany. Ex-foreman Xaver has been twiddling his thumbs for some months – he is in early retirement. His wife Karin still works at “his” former plant, a household appliances factory. Xaver feels useless. Trouble is brewing in their marriage. More

Distant Voices

Documentary, 63', 2006

Zelig Award, Borderland Festival Bolzano

Two love-stories.
A film about love in a world of globalization.
A film about people on the phone. More

Bite Bite Bite

Short Documentary, 15', 2004

Avid Award, International Documentary Film Festival Munich München

Hansi is number three in his soccer team and the third of four children. He is thirteen years old, and he often has to fight: When his classmates beat each other, when he argues with his three sisters, when teachers demand. Hansi loves to be in the soccer field. There he also has to fight, but not alone.

Camera Thomas Beckmann
Music Martina Eisenreich
Produced by University of Television and Film Munich