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Josephine Ehlert

Screenwriter & Director

Born and raised in East Berlin, Josephine has loved stories since she can remember. She wants to hear, play, read and write them herself. Children book characters Ronja, Pippi, the Red Zora, Gretchen Sackmeier, Michel, Momo are perhaps her best friends. In Berlin’s FEZ amusement park she receives a Pegasus booklet as her first award in a story competition. And so writing becomes her very own world of possibilities and exploration. That is still the case today. Josephine loves the unlimited possibilities, the wide worlds, the goose bumps and above all her characters. Each one of them a universe for themselves. They are loved for their genius and abysses, for their search, failure and longing. And their constant desire to express themselves and communicate.
Josephine has written theatre plays since she was 14. As part of the P14 theater club at  Volksbühne Berlin, the first full-length production “Plattenspiel” was created. During her acting studies in Vienna, several award-winning plays for off-theaters followed.
In 2011 she began to write screenplays. Her first short film “The Time Between” won the Karl Buchrucker Prize, the German film industry’s “Particularly Valuable” FBW seal of quality and it was shown on ARD national television as part of a theme week on dying. Josephine wrote several short films that she produced herself, in which she can mostly be seen in front of the camera. In 2013 she wrote her first feature film “Schattenwald”, co-produced the following year with Lebog-Film, Construction Film and FFF-Bayern. With “Friedenshöhe” (20 ‘) came her directorial debut in 2015. Since then, she realized another award-winning short film, “Class Trip to the Future.” She has just finished writing her first novel and is working on several stories that are currently available in synopsis, treatment or  completed script. Josephine Ehlert lives with her family in Hamburg. In her stories, she seeks freedom in the head and heart, always humor and social relevance. She firmly believes that stories make the world better because they let hearts heal and create shared experiences. Josephine is a passionate mom, cook, camper, boxer and thankful every day for her colorful life and the ideas that come to her.

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FRIEDENSHÖHE | screenwriter & director: Josephine Ehlert
FRIEDENSHÖHE | screenwriter & director: Josephine Ehlert
FRIEDENSHÖHE | screenwriter & director: Josephine Ehlert
KLASSENFAHRT IN DIE ZUKUNFT | screenwriter & director: Josephine Ehlert
KLASSENFAHRT IN DIE ZUKUNFT | screenwriter & director: Josephine Ehlert
KLASSENFAHRT IN DIE ZUKUNFT | screenwriter & director: Josephine Ehlert

Filmographie

2022

“MAN, MOM!“
feature film | Scolarship holder of the Academy for Children- and Youthmedia
(in progress – Author)

2021
UNKNOWN OUTDOOR PROJECT
Gaumont Germany
(in progress – Author)
2020

LOCKED IN
(in progress – Author)

ABTAUCHEN
Novel

2019

JULI UND PATSCHOULI
Mini-Series (in progress – Author)

2018

CLASSTRIP TO THE FUTURE
Author | Director | Producer

THROUGH THE FENCE
Exposé | Author

EUGEN
Treatment | Author

NIGHTFALL
Author | Director | Producer

2015
FRIEDENSHÖHE
Author, Director, Producer, Actress
2013

SCHATTENWALD – Amongst the shadows
Author | Producer | Actress

2012

THE BURNING HOUSE
Author | Producer | Co-Director | Actress

2011
THE TIME BETWEEN
Author | Producer

Stage / Theatre

2009

DIE SCHLACHT UM DEN FLEISCHMARKT
Next Generation Competition of Theatre in the Drachengasse Vienna
Author | Director

  1. Price of the Jury Best Drama & Best Stage Production
2008

KEIN SCHÖNER LAND
Fidelio Competition of the Conservatory
Author | Director

 Winner of the Fidelio Price of the Vienna Conservatory

Education

Stipendiatin der Akademie für Kinder- und Jugendmedien

Awards

CLASSTRIP TO THE FUTURE
German film industry’s “Particularly Valuable” FBW seal of quality
Price of the Jury in the international Competition „Bavaria 2030“
2nd Athens International Children’s Film Festival – Official Selection
Alpinale – Official Selection
Landshuter Shortfilm Festival – Official Selection
Cinemira Children’s Short Film Festival Budapest – Official Selection
Cinema Perpetuum Mobile Ukraine – Official Selection

NIGHTFALL
DAS NYC – Official Selection
Copenhagen Underground Lockdown Festival – Official Selection

FRIEDENSHÖHE
Internationale Hofer Filmtage – Official Selection Weltpremiere
Rome Independent Film Awards – Official Selection und Finalist
Nominated for the Categorie „Best Lead Actress“
Niederrhein Filmfestival – Official Selection
5th North Carolina Film Festival Carolina United States – NCFA President’s Award -Winner
Fünf Seen Filmfestival – Official Selection
BFF Spielfilm – Official Selection
Filmzeit Kaufbeuren – Official Selection
Lift-Off Vancouver – Official Selection
Lift-Off Amsterdam – Official Selection
Lift-Off Los Angeles – Official Selection
Underground Filmfestival – Official Selection
International Bavarian Shortfilm Festival
17.Landshuter Kurzfilmtage – Official Selection und Lieblingsfilm des Publikums
30.Internationale Filmtage Bozen – Official Selection
Official Selection Cavtat Unseen Festival, Croatia
„Medea im Bad“ – Theatreplay, Audiobook production – Author, Producer, Actress

SCHATTENWALD
Golden Door International Film Festival of Jersey City
Winner – Award of Excellence: Feature Film
 Myrtle Beach International Film Festival
Best Thriller, 1st Runner Up for Foreig Film
The Indie Gathering International Film Festival –
1st place in the Feature Foreign |
Suspense-Thriller
Glendale International Film Festival –
Winner: Best International Film

THE BURNING HOUSE
International Award of Outstanding Excellence beim International Film Festival for Spirituality, Religion ans Visionary, Indonesien

THE TIME BETWEEN
German film industry’s “Particularly Valuable” FBW seal of quality and „Shortfilm of the month“
Karl-Buchrucker-Price of Innere Mission München
DIE SCHLACHT UM DEN FLEISCHMARKT
Price of the Jury Best Drama & Best Stage Production

KEIN SCHÖNER LAND
Winner of the Fidelio Price of the Vienna Conservatory

 

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