2006 – 2012 he studied media arts and film direction at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne, where he wrote and directed a range of feature and animated films and documentaries, which were screened in the competition programmes at several international festivals.
2012 – 2015 he produced and directed his first feature-length documentary film "Original Copy" in Mumbai, India. At the same time, he began developing and producing films with schoolchildren around Cologne and also founded his own production company "polyphem".
Florian Heinzen-Ziob lives and works in Cologne, Germany.
FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY / shortfilm / screenplay and director / 2015
ORIGINAL COPY / documentary film / director and producer / 2015
TOMO / shortfilm / screenplay and director / 2013
GROWTH / short documentary / screenplay and director / 2011
KONSERWACJA / short documentary / idea and director / 2008
TRAINEE / shortfilm / screenplay and director / 2008
SMS / shortfilm / screenplay and directore / 2006
PRIZES AND ACHIEVEMENTS
2013 – Prädikat "wertvoll" der Filmbewertungsstelle Wiesbaden
2011 – Frontier Prize Kyoto International Film Festival, Japan
2011 – International Scientific Film Award, Hungary
2011 – Rotary Club Award, Hungary
2006 – Jury Prize, Düsseldorfer Filmfestival, Germany
2012 – Produktionsförderung Filmstiftung NRW "For your own safety"
2013 – FFA Referenzmittelförderung "Growth"
2012 – Produktionsförderung Filmstiftung NRW "Original Copy"
2011 – Produktionsförderung Filmstiftung NRW "TOMO"
FESTIVAL SCREENINGS (selectionsl)
HotDocs international documentary film festival, Toronto, Canada
Tampere Film Festival, Finland
Fest. Int. de Cine du Huesca, Spain
Rio de Janeiro Int. Filmfestival, Brazil
Documenta Madrid, Spain
Festival Dei Popoli Florence, Italy
Filmfest Weiterstadt, Germany
exground Filmfes., Germany
37. EKOFILM, Czech Republic
Rencontres Henri Langlois, France
Unlimited Europ. Shortfilmfest.
Kyoto Int. Festival, Japan
blicke filmfest., Germany
Torun Filmfestival, Poland
Ecozine Filmfestival, Spain
Courtisane Festival, Belgium
Backup Filmfestival, Germany
Asolo Artfilmfestival, Italy
Stranger than Fiction, Germany
Belo Horizonte Int. Filmfestival, Brazil
Konstanzer kurzfilm., Germany