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Steffen Köhn

Germany / Website

Biography

Steffen Köhn, born in 1980, completed a Master’s degree in anthropology and film studies before studying film directing at the German Film- and Television Academy Berlin (dffb) and at Columbia University in New York. He produces fiction and documentary films as well as more experimental video art pieces and installations. His films have been screened internationally at such festivals as the Berlin International Film Festival, IFF Rotterdam, or Montreal World Film Festival. He has participated in art events like the Vienna Art Week or the Lulea Biennial and his work has been exhibited in museums and art institutions such as the Berlin Academy of the Arts, Hong-Gah museum Taipei and the Danish National Museum in Copenhagen. In 2014 he received a practice-based PhD in anthropology.


Filmography:
Always Here (2015) Experimental Short. 11 min.
Rite of Spring (2015) Short Fiction. 11 min.
Intimate Distance (2014) Short Documentary. 17 min.
A Tale of Two Islands (2012) 2-channel video installation. 16 min.
Tell me when… (2011) Documentary. 55 min.

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A Tale of Two Islands

A Tale of Two Islands (Orig.) / 2012 / Germany / 15 min

On March 31st 2011 the small island Mayotte in the Indian Ocean officially received the status as the 101st department of France. Since that day, a new external frontier of the European Union separates Mayotte from Anjouan, its African sister-island belonging to the Union of the Comoros. Both Islands were for a long time part of the French colonial empire...

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Tell me when...

Tell Me When... (Orig.) / 2011 / Germany / 54 min

On their way to Europe, Opara from Nigeria, Shahbaz from Pakistan and Ilham from Morocco stranded in Melilla, a Spanish exclave on the North-African coast that is surrounded by a huge border fence. Waiting for their papers or their final deportation, they are trapped in this enclosed city and can do nothing but wait...

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