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Coaching Projects

Further information on some current and recent projects. 

Coaching Project: The Circle "Der Kreis" (original title)

- Feature film, 2014: Biography | Drama | Romance

Director: Stefan Haupt, writer: Stefan Haupt - screenplay
Christian Felix, Urs Frey, Ivan Madeo: screenplay collaboration
Sabine Pochhammer: script consultant


Awards: 6 wins and 6 nominations
Avanca Film Festival 2014 - Won
Trailer in Motion Prize Trailer in Motion and Videoclip Competition:
Stefan Haupt, Contrast Film 
Berlin International Film Festival 2014 - Won
Panorama Audience Award Documentary Film: Stefan Haupt, Contrast Film
Teddy Best Documentary/Essay Film - Won: Stefan Haupt, Contrast Film
Chicago International Film Festival 2014 - Nominated
Audience Choice Award Audience Choice Award: Stefan Haupt 
Festróia - Tróia International Film Festival 2014 - Won
Costa Azul Award Man and His Environment: Stefan Haupt, Contrast Film 
L.A. Outfest 2014 - Won
Grand Jury Award Best Documentary Feature: Stefan Haupt, Contrast Film 
Swiss Film Prize 2015 - Nominated
Swiss Film Prize Best Film: Stefan Haupt, Contrast Film 
Best Actor: Sven Schelker 
Best Performance in a Supporting Role: Peter Jecklin 
Best Editing: Christoph Menzi, Nadasdy Film 
Best Screenplay: Stefan Haupt, Christian Felix, Ivan Madeo, Urs Frey 
Torino International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2014 - Won
Best Feature Film

Further Coaching Projects

Tatort - Defenceless "Schutzlos" TV: 2015.

Guest-lead actors coached by Giles Foreman.


An episode from the long-running prime-time European TV series.

Director: Manuel Flurin Hendry, Producer: Thomas Thümena

Company: Hugo Film / SRG

Coaching Project: Lilting

- Feature film, 2014: Drama

Director: Hong Khaou, Writer: Hong Khaou, Dominic Buchanan: producer


Awards: 1 win and 5 nominations.

BAFTA Awards 2015 - Nominated

BAFTA Film Award - Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director Producer: Hong Khaou 

British Independent Film Awards 2014 - Nominated 

British Independent Film Award, Best Actress: Pei-pei Cheng 

Best Achievement in Production - Nominated

Douglas Hickox Award: Hong Khaou 

Sundance Film Festival 2014 - Won

Cinematography Award, World Cinema - Dramatic: Urszula Pontikos 

Nominated Grand Jury Prize, World Cinema - Dramatic: Hong Khaou 

Coaching Project: Romeos 

- Feature film, 2011: Drama | Romance

Director: Sabine Bernardi, Writer: Sabine Bernardi (screenplay)

Katharina Dufner: producer ZDF, Clarens Grollmann & Fritjof Hohagen: co-producers,

Kristina Löbbert & Janna Velber: line producer / producers 

Music: Roland Appel, Cinematography: Moritz Schultheiß


Awards: 3 wins and 2 nominations

Baden-Baden TV Film Festival 2012 - Nominated

MFG Star Sabine Bernardi 
FilmOut San Diego, US 2012 - Won
FilmOut Festival Award Best Actor: Rick Okon 
Best Supporting Actor: Maximilian Befort 
German Screen Actors Awards 2013 - Nominated
DSP Award Best Young Actor (Bester Nachwuchsdarsteller): Rick Okon 
Paris Lesbian Film Festival 2011 - Won
People Award Best Film: Sabine Bernardi 

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