Christoph Röhl

exclusively represented by trinity movie agency
director

biography

1993 – 1999 studies Directing, Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie, Berlin (DFFB)
1987 – 1992 First Class BA: Double Honours Degree in History and German with distinction, University of Manchester
   
Christoph Röhl was born in Brighton, UK to German and English parents. After his studies in History and German Philology at the University of Manchester, Christoph Röhl studied Screenplay and Directing at the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin. Beside directing prime-time dramas for example for the BBC, Christoph Röhl also directed many short films (In Your Shoes, Fivefortyfive, Butterfly World and Fast Learners), which won numerous awards at international filmfestival, including the Max-Ophüls Short Film Prize, the Gold Plaque of the Chicago International Film Festival and Federal German Film Prize in Silver. Ein Teil von mir, his first feature film, had its theaterical release in 2009. The screenplay was co-written with Philippe Longchamp, both authors are already working on their next screenplay together. Und wir sind nicht die Einzigen was his first documentary. Today Christoph Röhl lives with his wife and his two children in Berlin. Beside his work as a director he continues to teach acting at various European filmschools.

 

awards

Die Auserwählten
* Nomination Filmfest München, Neues Deutsches Fernsehen, 2014
* The World Childhood Foundation Award, 2014
* Nomination Prix Europa Fernsehpreis, 2014
* Best Film ZOOM Festival de Ficció Internacional TV, Barcelona 2014
* First Prize Youth Jury, ZOOM Festival de Ficció Internacional TV, Barcelona 2014
* World Gold Medal, New York Film Festival, 2015
* Nomination Leon Seidel, Best Actor, Studio Hamburg Nachwuchspreis, 2015
* Nomination Julia Jentsch, Best Actress, Jupiter Award 2015
* Nomination Leon Seidel, Bester Nachwuchsdarsteller, German Actors Award, 2015
 
Und wir sind nicht die Einzigen
* Robert Geissendörfer Prize, 2012
* Nomination for the National German TV Award, 2012
 
Ein Teil von mir
* Hofer Filmtage, 2009
* DEFA Förderpreis, Max Ophüls Filmfestival, 2009
* Best Newcomer Award for Ludwig Trepte, Filmkunstfest M-V
* Official Selection Jin Jue Competition Shanghai Int. Film Festival
* Youth Film Prize, Fünf Seen Festival
 
Fivefortyfive
* First Prize, VFF Young Talent Award, Munich International Festival of Film Schools, 1998
* Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Prize, 1999
* Second Prize, Filmfest Ludwigsburg, 1999
* Audience Award, Filmfest Regensburg, 1999
 
Die Rechte der Kinder – Der Geklaute Spielplatz, Der Nullenschlucker
* Erich Kästner TV Award, 1997
* Nomination for the Adolf Grimme Prize, 1997
 
In your shoes
* Jury Prize, Munich International Festival of Film Schools 1995
* Max-Ophüls Short Film Prize
* Special Mention of the Jury, Filmfestival Max Ophüls, 1996
* Deutscher Kurzfilmpreis, 1996
* Gold Plaque, Chicago International Film Festival, 1996
* Mention Spéciale du Jury, Festival du Film Court de Brest, 1996

filmography

2017 Kaisersturz
ZDF, 90min
production company: AVE Gesellschaft für Fernsehproduktion
2015 Defender of the Faith
screenplay and director
documentary, 90min
d.o.p: Robert Brinkmann (trinitymovie) and others
production company: Lichtblick Media
2013/14 Die Auserwählten
WDR, 88min
production company: Neue Deutsche Filmproduktion, Degeto
* Nomination Filmfest München, Neues Deutsches Fernsehen, 2014
* The World Childhood Foundation Award, 2014
* Nomination Prix Europa Fernsehpreis, 2014
* Best Film ZOOM Festival de Ficció Internacional TV, Barcelona 2014
* First Prize Youth Jury, ZOOM Festival de Ficció Internacional TV, Barcelona 2014
* World Gold Medal, New York Film Festival, 2015
* Nomination Leon Seidel, Best Actor, Studio Hamburg Nachwuchspreis, 2015
* Nomination Julia Jentsch, Best Actress, Jupiter Award 2015
* Nomination Leon Seidel, Bester Nachwuchsdarsteller, German Actors Award, 2015
2013

Annika bei uns
co-writer
feature film in development

 

Kein Raum für Missbrauch
director, editor
trailer for online campaign
initiator: Unabhängiger Beauftragter Sexueller Missbrauch

2012

Fortbildungsmassnahme zum Thema sexueller Kindesmissbrauch für pädagogische Berufe
director, editor
initiator: Robert Bosch Stiftung, Heidehof Stiftung
development with the Klinik für Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie/Psychotherapie des Universitätsklinikums Ulm

 

E-Learing Kurs zum Thema sexueller Kindesmissbrauch für medizinisch-therapeutische und pädagogische Berufe
director, editor, concept
online course
initiator: Klinik für Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie/Psychotherapie des Universitätsklinikums Ulm und Bundesministerium für Forschung und Bildung (BMBF)

 

Die Kita Frage
producer, director, editor & writer
documentary, 35min

2011 Und wir sind nicht die Einzigen
3sat, documentary, 90min
* Robert Geissendörfer Prize, 2012
* nomination for the National German TV Award 2012
2010

Der kleine Pfleger
co-writer
featurefilm in development, 90min
production company: ZDF – Das Kleine Fernsehspiel

 

Coming Back
co-writer
featurefilm in development
production company: Arts Alliance Media

2008 Ein Teil von mir
director & co-writer
ZDF, feature, 85min
production company: TATFILM, ZDF – Das kleine Fernsehspiel
* Hofer Filmtage, 2009
* DEFA Förderpreis, Max Ophüls Filmfestival 2009
* Best Newcomer Award for Ludwig Trepte, Filmkunstfest M-V
* Official Selection Jin Jue Competition Shanghai Int. Film Festival
* Youth Film Prize, Fünf Seen Festival
2006 Fast Learners
director and co-writer
short film, 10min
production company: Arts Alliance Media
2005 Act Your Age
short film, 16min
production company: Remote Productions, Road Safety Film distributed to 4000 schools in UK
2001 Night & Day
director
ITV, television series, Granada
episode 1.28, episode 1.29, episode 1.30, episode 1.31, episode 1.32, episode 1.33
2001 Alphateam
director
SAT.1, series
production company: Studio Hamburg
2000

Close & True – Gotcha, Wide Awake
director
BBC, mini series, 2x60min

 

Butterfly World
short film, 10min
production company: Filmfour International

1998 Fivefortyfive
director & writer
short film, 10min
production company: DFFB, Christoph Röhl Filmproduktion, BBC
* First Prize, VFF Young Talent Award, Munich International Festival of Film Schools, 1998
* Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Prize, 1999
* Second Prize, Filmfest Ludwigsburg, 1999
* Audience Award, Filmfest Regensburg, 1999
1997 Die Rechte der Kinder – Der Geklaute Spielplatz, Der Nullenschlucker
ZDF, series for children
production company: B&T Film GmbH
* Erich Kästner TV Award
* Nomination for the Adolf Grimme Prize
1995 In Your Shoes
screenplay, directing, editing
short film, 13min
production company: DFFB
* Jury Prize, Munich International Festival of Film Schools 1995
* Max-Ophüls Short Film Prize
* Special Mention of the Jury, Filmfestival Max Ophüls, 1996
* Deutscher Kurzfilmpreis, 1996
* Gold Plaque, Chicago International Film Festival, 1996
* Mention Spéciale du Jury, Festival du Film Court de Brest, 1996