BIOGRAPHY SEBASTIAN WEIS
I’m an award winning filmmaker, producer and DoP based in Berlin. I studied literature, psychology and history of art and have completed a traineeship in journalism in Berlin. During the last nine years I have produced and directed all forms of factual programs -from short films to current affairs features and long form documentaries, covering stories globally. I conducted a number of journalistic investigations worldwide and know how to use state-of-the-art technology to retrieve and represent information in the digital age. I have significant experience working in difficult and hostile environments, including conflicts in the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa. I know how to creatively use a wide range of video production equipment, including the Arri Amira, Sony FS7 as well as sound, lighting, gimbals and editing in Adobe Premiere.
I am holding a clean German driving license and have a hostile environment and emergency first aid certificate from the German Army.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
2019 Nominated for the Grierson Award
Best Documentary Series with WhySlavery/Dollar Heroes
2019 Golden Nymph Award at the Monte Carlo TV Festival
Best Documentary for Dollar Heroes
2019 Peoples Choice and Bronze Lovie Award Winner
Category Education and Discovery for #wirsnappenbunt
2019 Winner Best Documentary Feature at Deep Focus Film Festival New York
2018 Nominated for the Prix Europa Outstanding Achievement Award as European Journalist of the Year
2018 Nominated for the Best Curated Series Award by the International Documentary Association for WhySlavery/Dollar Heroes
2018 Silver Gold Lovie Award Winner, Category News and Politics for "Zehn Fragen an Spitzenpolitiker"
2017 Nominated for "Deutscher Reporterpreis" Categorie "Web Video" for Berlin's New Drag
2017 Peoples Choice and Jury Gold Lovie Award Winner, Category News and Politics for "Cash for Kim"
2017 Webby Award Honoree Category News and Politics for "Cash for Kim“
2016 Peoples Choice Webby Award Category News and Politics for "Room for Rent“