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Karl Kürten

CINEMATOGRAPHER
Karl is a director of photography based in Germany.
His cinematographic work focuses on commercials, features and music videos. He studied at the renowned University of Television and Film Munich (HFF) and traveled the world looking for new perspectives. In 2019, he has won the German Cinematography Award. Besides his passion for film, Karl also loves experimenting with street and portrait photography. When he is not shooting, he is usually found traveling around hidden spots in Europe with his self-build camper van.

© photo: Karl Kürten

WUT AUF KUBA | DoP: Karl Kürten
WUT AUF KUBA | DoP: Karl Kürten
WUT AUF KUBA | DoP: Karl Kürten
I GREW A STATUE | DoP: Karl Kürten
I GREW A STATUE | DoP: Karl Kürten
I GREW A STATUE | DoP: Karl Kürten
THE SHIFT | DoP: Karl Kürten
THE SHIFT | DoP: Karl Kürten
RED HILL | DoP: Karl Kürten
ES GIBT KEINEN FLUSS | DoP: Karl Kürten
A PEACEFUL CHRISTMAS | DoP: Karl Kürten
WOULD YOU LISTEN? | DoP: Karl Kürten
SIDO - MELATONIN | DoP: Karl Kürten
SIDO - MELATONIN | DoP: Karl Kürten
SIDO - MELATONIN | DoP: Karl Kürten
WUT AUF KUBA | DoP: Karl Kürten
WUT AUF KUBA | DoP: Karl Kürten
WUT AUF KUBA | DoP: Karl Kürten
WUT AUF KUBA | DoP: Karl Kürten
WUT AUF KUBA | DoP: Karl Kürten
WUT AUF KUBA | DoP: Karl Kürten
KITZ | DoP: Karl Kürten
KITZ | DoP: Karl Kürten
KITZ | DoP: Karl Kürten
KITZ | DoP: Karl Kürten
KITZ | DoP: Karl Kürten
KITZ | DoP: Karl Kürten
KITZ | DoP: Karl Kürten

Filmographie

2021

HÖLLGRUND (WT)
4×30 min. | Studio Zentral | ARD Series

DA HILFT NUR BETEN!
TV-Movie | Polyphon Pictures | ARD
(DOP)

SOKO POTSDAM STAFFEL 4
TV-Series | Bantry Bay Productions GmbH
(DOP – 4 episodes)

KITZ
Netflix-Series | Odeon Fiction GmbH
(DOP)

2020

WUT AUF KUBA
Feature film | Locolor Filmproduktion | HFF (DoP)

SOKO POTSDAM 3
TV-Series | 3 x 45 min | Bantry Bay Productions (DoP)

2019

THE SHIFT
Short film | 8 Min. | Laura Carreira Productions (DoP)

DON’T MIND THE GAP
Documentary | 30 Min | Inselgruppe | HFF Munich (DoP)

ANGELA AUX – DREAMT OF THE DEATH OF A FRIEND
Music video | Susanne Steinmaßl Produktion (DoP)

FIRST STEPS – THEATERAKADEMIE AUGUST EVERDING
Commercial | HFF München | Nozy Film (DoP)

SIDO FEAT. YONII & BAKA – MELATONIN
Music video | Hadifilm (DoP)

MPHIL 360°
Commercial | Dreifilm (DoP)

2018

I GREW A STATUE
Short film | 30 Min. | Arcticfox Film | HFF Munich (DoP)

RED HILL
Short film | 10 Min. | Laura Carreira Productions (DoP)

TROUBLED DESIRE – WOULD YOU LISTEN?
Spec Spot | HFF | Arcticfox Film (DoP)

2017

DU GLAUST
Social Spot | HFF Munich (DoP)

KEEP ON PLAYING – SPOTIFY
Spec Spot | HFF Munich (DoP)

NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT HIJABI
Short film| 14 Min. | HFF Munich (DoP)

A PEACEFUL CHRISTMAS
Spec Spot | Glitzer Film (DoP)

2016

ES GIBT KEINEN FLUSS
Short film | Glitzer Film | HFF (DoP)

HALF NAKED
Music video (DoP)

MONDAY
Documentary | 16 Min. | Laura Carreira Productions (DoP)

2015

RUN
Experimental film | S35MM | HFF Munich (DoP)

HAUL
Documentary | S16MM | HFF Munich (DoP)

MUTTERLIEBE
Short film | S16MM | HFF Munich (DoP)

2014

HEARTCLUB
Short film | S16MM | HFF Munich (DoP)

AN TON KAUN
Documentary | S16MM | HFF Munich (DoP)

Education

Studium – Bildgestaltung | Szenische Kamera
Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München

Awards

I GREW A STATUE
Deutscher Kamerapreis 2019 – Bester Kurzfilm
Filmfest Max-Ophüls Preis – Wettbewerb
Int. Student Film Festival Sehsüchte – Wettbwerb

TROUBLED DESIRE – WOULD YOU LISTEN
First Step Award 2019 – Werbung
Spotlight 2019 – Winner Silver
ADC – Art Directors Club Germany – Bronze

RED HILL
Edinburgh International Film Festival
New Visions Award
Shortcutz Ovar – Best First Work Award 2019
BAFTA Scotland Awards 2019 – Nominierung
The John Bryne Award for Community – Shortlisted
Underwire Film Festival – Nominierung Best Director
London Short Film Festival
– Nominierung Best British Short
Clermont-Ferrand Int. Film Festival – Wettbewerb
BFI Future Film Festival
– Nominierung New Talent Award
Signes de Nuit 2019 – Wettbewerb
und mehr.

KEEP ON PLAYING – SPOTIFY
New York Festivals Ad. Awards
Silver Best Cinematography
Spotlight 2018 – Special Mention

NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT HIJABI
Short Tiger Cannes 2019 – Selection
51. Int. Hofer Filmtage 2019 – Premiere

A PEACEFUL CHRISTMAS
ADC Germany – Special Mention

ES GIBT KEINEN FLUSS
50. Int. Hofer Filmtage – Premiere

AN TON KAUN
Internationales Film Festival Oberhausen
3sat Promotional Award 2014

Trailer KITZ | Netflix Series
I GREW A STATUE | Trailer
A PEACEFUL CHRISTMAS | Spot
MPHIL 360° | Spot
Sido feat. Yonii & Baka | Musikvideo