my name is bernd.

i write and direct peculiar films about life, the universe & everything else.

this is a picture of me and a banana tree.






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Cannes Young Director Award 2018 (Gold)

New York Festival 2018 (Gold - Best Direction)

New York Festival 2018 (Silver - Camera)

New York Festival 2018 (Silver - Editing)

New York Festival 2018 (Bronze - Use of Medium)

Die Klappe 2018 (Bronze - Cinema)

Die Klappe 2018 (Bronze - TV)

Die Klappe 2018 (Shortlist - Direction)

Art Directors Club Germany 2018 (Gold - Best Onlinefilm)

Art Directors Club Germany 2018 (Bronze - Casting)

Art Directors Club Germany 2018 (Honour - Direction)

Art Directors Club Germany 2018 (Silver - Music)

Art Directors Club Germany 2018 (Bronze - Musicvideo)

Art Directors Club Germany 2018 (Gold - Text)

Minnesota Webfest 2017 (Winner)

Cannes Young Director Award 2017 (Shortlist)

Spotlight International Advertising Festival 2016 (Silver)

Spotlight International Advertising Festival 2016 (Bronze)

Art Directors Club ADC 2015 (Gold)

Young Director Award 2015 (Shortlist)

D&AD Next Director Award 2015 (Shortlist)

L.A. Comedy Festival 2015 (Gold)

Clio Awards 2014 (Shortlist)

International Student Film and Video Festival Beijing (Winner)

Mirror Mountain Filmfest Canada (nominated Best Shortfilm & Best Screenplay)

Golden Award of Montreux 2014 (Winner) (Winner Best Film 2014)

Saatchi & Saatchi New German Directors Showcase 2013 (Winner)

Art Directors Club ADC 2013 (Bronze)

Porsche International Student Advertising Film Award (Winner)

International Low & No Budget Film Festival Film-Sharing (Winner)

Spotlight International Advertising Festival 2012 (Silver)

Spotlight International Advertising Festival2012 (Bronze)

Golden Award of Montreux 2012 (Finalist)


festivals. (selection)


Seoul Webfest 2018 (South Korea)

Washington DC Web Fest 2018 (USA)

Sehsüchte International Film Festival Berlin 2017 (Germany)

Pilot Light TV Festival Manchester 2017 (England)

20th Brusseles Shortfilm Festival 2017 (Belgium)

Los Angeles Comedy Festival 2015 (USA)

Festival du Cinéma Européen 2015 (France)

Mirror Mountain Filmfest 2015 (Canada)

German Webvideo Award 2014 (Germany)

Cucalorus Festival of Independent Film 2014 (USA)

13. Colchester Film Festival (England)

42. Internationales Studentenfilmfestival Sehsüchte (Germany)

12. St. Petersburg International Festival of Debut and Student Films (Russia)

Cinema City (Serbia)

Rural Film Fest 2014 (Spain)

2. Schnongs Kurzfilmfestvial (Germany)

ComedyCluj Film Festvial 2014 (Romania)

Kurzfilmwanderung Leipzig (Germany)

12. International Independent Film Feature Film Festival Warsaw (Poland)

16. Brussels Short Film Festival (Belgium)

39. Filmets Badalona Film Festival (Spain)

9. International Short Film Festival PARIS Courts Devant (France)

10. Fresh Film Fest Prag (Czech Republic)

Early Melons 2013 (Slovakia)

7. Fünf Seen Film Festival (Germany)

Saatchi & Saatchi New German Directors Showcase 2013 (Germany)

Shorts at Moonlight 2013 (Germany.)

Kurzfilmfestival in der Linse 2013 (Germany)

18. Filmschau Baden-Württemberg (Germany)

Guckloch Kommunales Kino Villingen-Schwenningen (Germany)

Next Film Festival 2013 (Romania )

4. Flicks International Student Film Festival (Netherlands)

RKZ Bios Cinema Groningen (Netherlands)

23. Mediawave Film Festival (Hungary)

20. Rüsselsheimer Filmtage (Germany)

23. Filmkunstfest M.-V. (Germany)

9. International Short Film Festival Detmold (Germany)

21. Filmfestival Contravision (Germany)

5. Filmfestival Münster 2013 (Germany)

6. Filmzeit Kaufbeuren (Germany)

Subterana Cinematografica 2013 (Romania)




BroBible - "Germany at it´s WTF finest!

Film Shortage - "You’ve never seen anything like this.

The Minneapolis Egotist - "The weirdest ad for jeans you'll ever see!"


Gizmodo - "The weirdest thing on the Internet tonight"

The Daily Dot - "Truly bizarre!"

Focus - "This spot is dangerous for mother and child"

HORIZONT - "Spot of the day!"

1.4 - "Bottom Line"

Creakom - "Absolut genius"

The Daily What - "The weirdest milk commercial ever"

T-Online - "Big Hit"

HORIZONT - "A great story!"

KRESS - Spot of the Day

Stern - "Odd marketing stunt"

Marujismo - "Controversy"

Südwestpresse - "The best ad for the World Cup"

Huffington Post - "This spot destroys something..."

HORIZONT - "Appearance of the Day"

Augsburger Allgemeine - "Dramatic seconds"

Trending Evolution - "The beginning of a new genre”

Pub en Stock - "The devil wears jeans"

My Brand Friend - "Intelligent mixture of cinema & advertising" - "WTF?!" - "The Problem of being different"

Nosiness - "The birth of the jeans"

Damien C -  "Legend, wait for it..."

L`Adn - "...a distructive critics about an intolerant society"

Kesako - "The jeans makes history"

Código - "Madness!"