Philip Scheffner (Germany)

Philip Scheffner (born in 1966) has worked as a visual artist since 1985. From 1990 to 1995 he was co-founder and member of the group "Botschaft e.V." together with 10-15 artists, filmmakers, musicians, net activists a.o. Works as an artists group, screenings, exhibitions, concerts a.o. in the association's independent club space "Friseur" (Berlin-Mitte). Participations in national and international art exhibitions and events. From 1991 to 1999 he was member of the authors and producers group "dogfilm" together with the video and filmmakers Bettina Ellerkamp, Jörg Heitmann, Merle Kröger and Ed van Megen. Development and production of videos between the genres documentary, essay and video art, in cooperation with Kanal 4, ZDF/ Das Kleine Fernsehspiel, ARTE and 3Sat. In 2001 he founded the production group “pong”, together with Merle Kröger.

Filmography (selection):

Juristic Bodies (Germany, 1995)
Soap or Life is a Soap Opera (Germany, 1996/97)
Planeta Alemania (Germany, 1998/99)
Workstation (Germany, 1999)
Scattered frequencies (30´, Germany, 2002)
ES Express (4x40´, Germany, 2003)
a/c (42´, Germany, 2003)
From Here To Here – together with Madhusree Dutta (60´, Germany/India, 2005)
India in Mind – together with Merle Kroeger (42´, Germany, 2006)
The Halfmoon Files (87´, Germany, 2007)
Der Tag des Spatzen/ Day of the Sparrow (100´, Germany, 2010)
Revision (106´, Germany, 2012)

Doc Alliance Members

Doc Alliance is a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.