Florian is a German born living in Namibia since 2009. He has worked in film since 2002 and all over the world, from Europe to Africa, South America and the Antarctica.
His self financed Short Film ‘Everything Happens for a Reason’ (2013) won the 2014 Afrinolly Short Film Competition in Nigeria as well as two Awards at the Namibian Theatre & Film Awards, including Best Director.
Florian’s first feature film ‘Katutura’ (2015) went on to become the most successful Namibian film to date, screened at various Film Festivals and won 7 Awards at the 2017 Namibian Theatre & Film Awards (including Best Narrative Film and Best Director).
Florian directed and co-wrote Short Film ‘Baxu and the Giants’ in 2019 which won multiple international Awards including Best Foreign Narrative at the San Francisco Independent Short Film Festival and nabbed three wins at the 2019 Namibian Theatre & Film Awards.
Florian has a number of projects in development, next to this he directs for German television.
WINNER - Best Foreign Narrative
Baxu and the Giants
San Francisco Independent Short Film Festival
San Francisco
2019
WINNER Best Female Actress - Camilla Jo-Ann Daries I WINNER Best Editing - Robert Scott I WINNER Best Production Design - Tanya Stroh
Baxu and the Giants
Namibian Theatre & Film Awards
Windhoek
2019
Official Selection
Baxu and the Giants
Wallachia International Film Festival
Bucharest
2019
WINNER Best Cinematography I WINNER Best Supporting Actor - Wafeeq /Narimab
Baxu and the Giants
Knysna Film Festival
Knysna
2019
Official Selection
Baxu and the Giants
AFRIFF
Lagos
2019
Official Selection
Baxu and the Giants
AfryKamera Film Festival
Warsaw
2019
Official Selection
Baxu and the Giants
NexGn International Short Film Festival
Ichalkaranji
Official Selection
Baxu and the Giants
Barbados Independent Film Festival
Bridgetown
Official Selection
Baxu and the Giants
Pan African Film Festival
Los Angeles
Official Selection
Baxu and the Giants
Toronto Black Film Festival
Toronto
Official Selection
Baxu and the Giants
Children's Film Festival Seattle
Seattle
Official Selection
Baxu and the Giants
RapidLion - South African International Film Festival
Johannesburg
Official Selection
Baxu and the Giants
Cape Town International Film Market & Festival
Cape Town
Birth Date
March 16, 1982
Birth City
Essen, Germany
Current City
Windhoek, Namibia
Gender
Male
Eye Color
Brown
Zodiac Sign
Pisces
Married To
Cherlien Schott