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Awards & Festivals


International Anthropological Film Festival - Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)

Film: Künstlicher Kosmos (Mythen der Südsee IV.)


Gothenburg, Sweden, Association of Critical Heritage Studies.

Film: Helping Things to Reappear. Conversations with Minette Vári.


Festival International du Film documentaire Océanien (Tahiti)

Film: Künstlicher Kosmos (Mythen der Südsee IV.)


Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival (New York City)

Film: Ghanaian Video Tales

2007a Ethnofilmfest Berlin
Film: Ghanaian Video Tales
2005b WorldFilm - Tartu Festival of Visual Culture (Tartu, Estonia)
Film: Schlossherr sein dagegen sehr
(with Martina Kleinert)
2005a Ethnofilmfest Berlin
Films: Mythen der Südsee (Myths from Oceania) - all five parts

"kontrast - das Bayreuther Kurzfilmfestival " (Bayreuth)"
Film: Schlossherr sein dagegen sehr
Award: Audience Award
(with Martina Kleinert)


Ethnofilmfest Berlin
Film: Kava –The Drink of the Gods


International Film & TV-Festival Shanghai
Film: Kava – The Drink of the Gods


6th. International Festival of Ethnographic Film of the British Anthropological Society (RAI) Canterbury.
Film: Adire – Indigo Textiles amongst the Yoruba
Award: „Best Film“ in the category: „Material Culture“


Selection of Grants, FUNDING & Fellowships

2000-2012 Numerous film- and mediaprojects funded by both the public and the private sector .



Gutenberg Lehrkolleg Gastdozentur at the der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (EUR 50.000)

Public and private grants & sponsorships to realize “UrSprung in der Suedsee” (EUR 115.000)


Fund for project development by FFF (FilmFernsehFonds) Bayern for development of the documentary "Bunlap visiting and revisited" (EUR 12.000)

2002-2005 DFG (Federal German Research Community) funding for PhD project that included travel, research, and staff. (BAT 2A/2 & EUR 25.000)

Commission by Bavarian TV for the production of "Mythen der Südsee", a five part TV-series. DM 530.000


Rersearch fellow at the University of the South Pacific. Grant by the Institute of Pacific Studies to produce a film on the kava ritual. F$ 48.000


Several grants by the University of Bayreuth (Iwalewa Haus) to cover travel costs and other expenses of ethnographic research in Nigeria and Senegal.


Grant from the Heinrich Böll Foundation for the production of a film on indigo textiles in Yorubaland / Nigeria (DM 28.000).



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