About me

I’m a freelance editor and documentary filmmaker based in Berlin. I also give workshops.

I first got my M.A. in European ethnology, political science and media & communication studies from the HU/FU Berlin, before studying film at the HFF (now Film University) Babelsberg Konrad Wolf (MFA).

Recently, I have been shooting and giving workshops in many countries, e.g. DR Congo, Rwanda, Tunesia, Ghana, Mali, Guinea, Senegal, Kosovo, Burma/Myanmar, Chile.

I was born in Austria, my mother is American, my father German. I also speak french and spanish.

For more information or to contact me, write m@maxkerkhoff.de

 

Festival participations:

Winner BEN Young Talents Award Linear. B3Biennale des bewegten Bildes, Frankfurt 2013. (editor)

Winner DOKLeipzig Doku-Clip (Jugendmedienfestival Berlin 2009)

Winner Diamond Award at ITB 2016, entered by the United Nations World Tourism Organization

Nominated Best Debut, Latvian National Film Awards 2012, (editor)

Nominated project-in-concept Nachwuchspreis des Haus des Dokumentarfilms, DOKFEST München 2016 (director)

Pre-selection Deutscher Nachwuchsfilmpreis 2009; opening film 9th Göttingen Internat. Ethnographic Film Festival 2008, Germany.

Award Winner International Istanbul Tourism Film Festival 2016, Turkey., Award Winner 11th Film, Art & Tourism Festival 2016, Lublin, Poland., Award Winner US International Film & Video Festival 2016, Los Angeles, USA.

FEST (Espinho, Portugal), European Media Art Festival (Osnabrück, Germany), Tampere Film Festival (Finland), Molodist Festival (Kiev, Ukraine), Travelling GIEFF (Wellington, New Zealand), Worldfilm  (Tartu, Estonia), Days of Ethnographic Film  (Ljubljana, Solvenia), Werkstatt Junger Filmer  (Wiesbaden, Germany).