Benjamin Rost studied directing film at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg and graduated 2020. Before he studied Philosophy in Munich. His films were screened at various international festivals like Dok Leipzig, Dok.Fest München, Camerimage and many more. He is part of the scholarship program of the ‘Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes’ as well as the ‘Young Art and New Paths’ scholarship from the State of Bavaria 2022. Between 2017 and 2019 he lived in Rwanda and South Africa to support the launch of the Youth Television Channel „Iwacu“ for the German Development Organisation (GIZ) and to shoot his graduation film ‘A Portrait on the Search for Happiness’ supported by SWR and MfG, which is now available on Amazon Prime. With his Debutfilm ‘#Harraga’ he participated at Documentary Campus. He ist also member of the Arab Cultures and Arts Network ACAN. Furthermore he gave workshops for the Goethe Institute, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, FreeSZFE Budapest among others. He also created two Mentoring Programs e.g. in collaboration with the Goethe Institute called ‚Pitch_It@Berlinale’.
  • Director (7 Credits)
    A Portrait on the Search for Happiness2021
    Documentary
    The Parallel Universe2020
    Documentary
    Ella2019
    Short, Student
    Harraga2019
    Documentary
    Nightwanderers2018
    Documentary, Experimental
    The Guardians2015
    Documentary, Short, Student
    INSTALIFE2014
    Animation, Documentary, Short, Web / New Media, Other
  • Writer (2 Credits)
    Nightwanderers2018
    Documentary, Experimental
    INSTALIFE2014
    Animation, Documentary, Short, Web / New Media, Other
Special Mention
A Portrait on the Search for Happiness
Diorama International Film Festival
Pune
2021
Official Selection
A Portrait on the Search for Happiness
Madrid Human Rights Film Festival
Madrid
2021
Official Selection
A Portrait on the Search for Happiness
Alexandria International Film Festival
Alexandria
2021
Winner 'Special Jury Prize'
A Portrait on the Search for Happiness
Bir Duino Human Rights Film Festival Kyrgyzstan
Bishkek
2021
Official Selection
A Portrait on the Search for Happiness
43. Biberacher Filmfestspiele
Biberach
2021
Winner Best Feature Documentary
A Portrait on the Search for Happiness
4. East Nigerian Film Festival
Enugu
2021
Official Selection
A Portrait on the Search for Happiness
23. Encounters South Africa
Johannesburg, Cape Town
2021
Official Selection
A Portrait on the Search for Happiness
50. Molodist - Kyiv International Film Festival
Kyiv
2021
Official Selection
A Portrait on the Search for Happiness
54. Hof International Filmfestival
Hof
2020
Best Writing Award
INSTALIFE
Durham Film Festival
Durham
2015
RunnerUp! Award
INSTALIFE
NextFrame International Student Film Festival
Philadelphia, USA
2014
2. Prize "Best Experimental"
INSTALIFE
Intervideo Talent Award
Mainz (Germany)
2014
Official Selection
A Portrait on the Search for Happiness
29. Camerimage Film Festival
Torun
Winner Best Cinematography
A Portrait on the Search for Happiness
5. Golden Tree International Documentary Festival
Bejing
Official Selection
A Portrait on the Search for Happiness
16. Africa in Motion
Edinburgh
Winner Best Documentary
A Portrait on the Search for Happiness
5. Buzau International Film Festival
Buzau
High School
Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
Directing
20132020
Birth Date
March 2, 1987
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