Filmmaking is teamwork. A good movie is the summarized effort of everyone who is involved in its production.
Thorsten Schade is a German actor, screenwriter and filmmaker, born on October 19, 1966 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. After finishing school, he studied acting at the Folkwang University in Essen-Werden, Germany, from 1985 to 1989. After graduating, he was engaged at various theaters in Germany. He also worked for German television. In 2001 Schade completed further training as a screenwriter. In 2008 he gave a script and film course at a youth center. During this time, the first three short films were made under his direction. Then, in 2010, Schade wrote, directed and produced the short film "Showtime", genre thriller, which was a small success. His next short film, "The Invitation (Die Einladung)", genre horror, which he also wrote, directed and produced, was made in 2019 and has won 126 awards at international festivals to date. It's a worldwide festival success. In 2020-2021 Schade is working on a feature film version of "The Invitation (Die Einladung)".
  • Producer (1 Credit)
    The Invitation (Die Einladung)2019
    Short
  • Writer (1 Credit)
    The Invitation (Die Einladung)2019
    Short
  • Director (1 Credit)
    The Invitation (Die Einladung)2019
    Short
Best Actor (Orestes Fiedler)
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Days of the dead March 2022
Atlanta
2022
Best International Film
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Oregon Scream Week Horror Film Festival March 2020
Oregon
2020
Best International Film
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Austin After Dark Film Festival June 2020
Austin
2020
Best Horror Film
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
195 Countries International Film Festival June 2022
Best Horror
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Beyond Hollywood International Film Festival May 2022
Los Angeles
Best Director (Thorsten Schade)
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
The Gladiator Film Festival May 2022
Istanbul
Best Actor (Orestes Fiedler)
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Phoenix Rising International Film Festival May 2022
London
Best Dark Comedy
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Snow Leopard International Film Festival May 2022
Madrid
Best Dark Comedy
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Arrow International Film Festival May 2022
Paris
Best International Horror
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
8&Halffilm Awards May 2022
Best Horror Short
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Stanley Film Awards May 2022
London
Best Horror Short Film
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Robinson Film Awards Annual Awards 2021 / April 2022
Naples
Best Director (Thorsten Schade)
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Artisan International Film Festival Annual Awards 2021 / April 2022
Stratford-Upon-Avon
BEST HORROR SHORT FILM BEST ORIGINAL SCORE FOR SHORT FILM (Christian Reisert) BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR FOR SHORT FILM (Neven Noethig) BEST CONCEPT SHORT FILM
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Jaga International Film Awards April 2022
Best Horror Short
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Filmysea International Film Festival March 2022
Best Horror Short
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Palm Springs Awards March 2022
Palm Springs
Best Horror / Thriller
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
International Cinema Community March 2022
Istanbul
Best Horror
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Cannes Shorts March 2022
Cannes
Honorable Mention Best Scenography
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Snow Leopard International Film Festival February 2022
St. Petersburg
Best Horror Short, Best Screenplay (Thorsten Schade), Best Soundtrack (Christian Reisert), Best Production Design (Klaus Trapp)
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Independent Cinephiles Short Film Festival February 2022
Best Horror, Best Director Short, Best Visual Effects (Slavko Spionjak / Christian Reisert), Best Actor (Orestes Fiedler), Best Poster (Klaus Trapp), Best Projekt of the season
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Shiny Sparkle Independent Online Film Festival February 2022
Best Score (Christian Reisert)
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Horrors4you January 2022
London
Best Horror
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Breaking TV Film Festival January 2022
London
Best Short Film, Best Short Film Screenplay
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Indie Cinema Awards January 2022
Helsinki
Best Horror Film
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Ashoka International Film Festival 2021
Best Horror Film
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Bettiah International Film Festival January 2022
Best Dark Comedy, Best Horror, Best Opening Credits
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Fox International Film Festival December 2021
Honorable Mention: Best Director / Best Horror Short Film
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Cuckoo International Film Awards December 2021
Best Short
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
World Indie Film Awards December 2021
Golden Stake Award
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Shockfest December 2021
New York
Silver Award Narrative Short Horror
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Hollywood Independent Filmmaker Awards December 2021
Los Angeles
Best Dark Comedy
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Oniros Film Awards November 2021
New York
Best Genre
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Master of Cinema International Film Festival November 2021
Moscow
Best Horror
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
GULLY International Film Festival November 2021
Best Dark Comedy
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
New York International Film Awards October 2021
New York
Best Horror
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Moscow Gold Awards November 2021
Moscow
Best Horror Short
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Vesuvius International Film Fest 2021
Best Horror
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Diamond Eye 2021
Saint Petersburg
Best Horror
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Nicomedia International Bi-Monthly Film Awards 2021
Izmit
Best Ensemble Cast, Best Colorist (Dominka Cybulska), Best Horror, Best Film
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Golden Reel International Film Festival 2021
Best Production Design
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
South America Awards May 2021
Sao Paulo
Best Color Editing, Best Horror, Best Director (Honorable Mention)
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
GLIFF Festival August 2021
Lissabon
Best Horror Film, Best Screenplay
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Thrills and Chills Film Awards August 2021
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Cult Critic Movie Awards August 2021
Kolkata
Best Short Film, Best Production, Best Score Christian Reisert, Best Actor Orestes Fiedler
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Artisan International Film Festival April 2021
Stratford Upon Avon
Best Sound Designer André Klar
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
7 Colors International Film Festival 2021
Best Horror
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Paris International Film Awards July 2021
Paris
Best Horror (Honorable Mention), Best Opening Credits
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Halo International Film Festival July 2021
Saint-Petersburg
Semi Finalist
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival 2021
Providence
Best Actor: Orestes Fiedler
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
VOFF-Vonline Film Fest June 2021
Best Horror
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
High Tatras Film&Video Festival June 2021
Best Horror Short Film, Best Original Story, Best Visual Effects, Best Ensemble Cast
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
OTB Awards May 2021
Miami
Best Horror Short
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Robinson Film Awards May 2021
Naples
Best Horror Short
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Niagara Canada International Film Festival May 2021
Ontario
Best Screenplay
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
New Creators Film Awards May 2021
Paris
Best Producer 5th
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Nawada International Film Festival 2021
Best Horror
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Tokyo International Short Film Festival May 2021
Tokyo
Finalist
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
WSXA Barcelona International Film Festival 2021
Barcelona
Honorable Mention
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Screen Power Film Festival 2021
London
Best Director
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Aab Film Festival April 2021
Best Horror Film
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Crown Wood International Film Festival April 2021
Best Music Director Short: Christian Reisert, Best Cinematography Short: Nicolas Mussell
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Global Monthly Online Film Competition March 2021
Award of Merit: Best Producer
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Hollywood Indie Film Awards April 2021
Los Angeles
Best Horror
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
L.A. Indies Festival April 2021
Los Angeles
Best Horror Short
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Super Indie Film Festival March 2021
Los Angeles
Best Horror Short
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Virtual View International Film Challenge 2021
Best Cinematography
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
V. i. Z. Film Fest December 2021
Best Producer, Best Editing
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Adbhooture Film Festival April 2021
Best Horror Film
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
The Film Contest 2021
Best European Fiction Short
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Continental Film Awards 2021
Honorable Mention Best Dark Comedy
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
International Symbolic Art Film Festival 2021
St. Petersburg
Best Screenwriter
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Cooper Awards 2021
Best Horror
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Montreal Independent Film Festival February 2021
Montreal
Best Producer Short, Best Writer Short, Best Cinematographer Short
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Accord Cine Fest January 2021
Best Horror Film
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Art Film Awards January 2021
Best Horror
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Toronto Film Channel Awards January 2021
Toronto
Best Indie Film Award Horror Short
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Best Film Awards January 2021
London
Special Mention
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Cinemaking International Film Festival 2020
Best Thriller
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Toronto Independent Festival of Cift December 2020
Toronto
Silver Award Best Horror
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Queen Palm International Film Festival Februar 2020
Palm Springs
Judge's Choice, Supporting Actress, Short, Maria Liedhegener, Award of Merit, Supporting Actor, Short, Neven Nöthig, Award of Recognition, Actor, Short, Orestes Fiedler, Award of Merit, Sound Design, Short, André Klar, Award of Merit, Original Score, Christian Reisert, Award of Merit, Narrative, Short, Thorsten Schade, Award of Merit, Produced Screenplay, Short, Thorsten Schade
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Cinema World Fest Awards December 2020
Los Angeles
Best Screenwriter of the year award
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
INDO GLOBAL International Film Festival December 2020
Mumbai
Best Director Award Horror
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Best Film Awards 2020
London
1st Runner Up
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Sprouting Seed International Short Film Festival 2020
Special Jury Award
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Anatolian Short Film Festival December 2020
Best Horror
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
New Wave Short Film Festival December 2020
München
Judges Choice, Supporting Actress, Short, Maria Liedhegener, Best Produced Screenplay, Short, Thorsten Schade
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Creation International Film Festival November 2020
Los Angeles
Best Creative
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Europe Film Festival November 2020
Best of Festival Directors: Thorsten Schade, Best of Festival Actors: Orestes Fiedler, Neven Nöthig
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
So you think you can direct or act December 2020
Award of Merit: Film Short, Award of Recognition: Original Song "This old man" Christian Reisert/Danny Seith
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
The Indie Fest November 2020
Best Horror Short Film, Special Mention: Best Production
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
1st Monthly Film Festival September 2020
Belgrade
Best Supporting Actor of short film-Neven Nöthig
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Gralha International Monthly Film Awards October 2020
Curitiba
Best Director
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Monthly Indie Shorts October 2020
Supporting Actress, Shorts-Maria Liedhegener, Narritive Shorts-Thorsten Schade, Best Supporting Actor-Neven Nöthig, Best Actor-Orestes Fiedler
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
World Premiere Film Awards October 2020
Los Angeles
Best directing
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Toronto Film Magazine October 2020
Toronto
Award of Prestige: Best Horror
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Vegas Movie Awards October 2020
Las Vegas
Silver Award Horror, Silver Award Sound Design
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Hollywood Gold Awards September 2020
Hollywood
Best Horror
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
World Distribution Award September 2020
Best Editor, Best Actor (Male): Orestes Fiedler
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Redwood Filmfestival
Award of Merit: Film Short, Award of Merit: Cinematography
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Best Shorts Competition September 2020
Best Director of the month
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
CineFern Film Award & Competition
Best Production Design
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
MP Film Award August 2020
Award of Merit: Direction, Film Short, Award of Recognition: Supporting Actress (Maria Liedhegener)
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Accolade Global Film Competition August 2020
Best Horror
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Rome International Movie Awards August 2020
Best of the Month
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Film Boxe International Monthly Film Festival 2020
Best Short Director
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Social Distance Film Festival July 2020
Honorable Mention Horror
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Prague International Monthly Film Festival July 2020
Best Actor (Neven Nöthig), Great Series Potential
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
MLC Awards May 2020
Best Crime
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Hollywood Blood Horror Festival May 2020
Best Horror
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Filmcon Awards April 2020
Honorable Mention Horror
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Top Shorts Film Festival April 2020
2nd Best of the Fest, Best Screenplay, Best Original Score
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Feel the reel International Filmfestival March 2020
Gold Award Best Acting Duo (Orestes Fiedler/Neven Nöthig)
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Independent Shorts Awards Los Angeles March 2020
Best Fiction Short
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
American Golden Picture International Film Festival March 2020
Best Humor
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Top Indie Film Awards 2019
Best Director, Best Editing
The Invitation (Die Einladung)
Independent Horror Movie Awards 2019
Birth City
Gelsenkirchen
Height
178cm
Gender
Male
Eye Color
Green
Filmmaking is teamwork. A good movie is the summarized effort of everyone who is involved in its production.