35 Notable alumni of
University of Television and Film Munich

The University of Television and Film Munich is 867th in the world, 291st in Europe, and 38th in Germany by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 35 notable alumni from the University of Television and Film Munich sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Roland Emmerich

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    Roland Emmerich
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Enrolled in the University of Television and Film Munich
    Studied in 1977
    Occupations
    screenwriterfilm directorfilm producerwriter
    Biography

    Roland Emmerich is a German film director, screenwriter and producer, widely known for his science fiction films. His films, most of which are English-language Hollywood productions, have made more than $3 billion worldwide, including just over $1 billion in the United States, making him the country's 15th-highest-grossing director of all time. He began his work in the film industry by directing the film The Noah's Ark Principle (1984) as part of his university thesis and also co-founded Centropolis Entertainment in 1985 with his sister. He is also known for directing the films such as Universal Soldier (1992), Stargate (1994), Independence Day (1996), Godzilla (1998), The Patriot (2000), The Day After Tomorrow (2004), 2012 (2009), and most recently, Midway (2019). He is a collector of art and an active campaigner for the LGBT community, and is openly gay.

  2. Wim Wenders

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    Wim Wenders
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1945-.. (age 76)
    Enrolled in the University of Television and Film Munich
    Studied in 1967-1970
    Occupations
    film directoractorphotographerscreenwriteruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Ernst Wilhelm "Wim" Wenders is a German filmmaker, playwright, author, and photographer. He is a major figure in New German Cinema. Among many honors, he has received three nominations for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature: for Buena Vista Social Club (1999), about Cuban music culture; Pina (2011), about the contemporary dance choreographer Pina Bausch; and The Salt of the Earth (2014), about Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado.

  3. Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

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    Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriterfilm producerfilm editor
    Biography

    Graf Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck is a German film director, best known for writing and directing the 2006 Oscar-winning dramatic thriller Das Leben der Anderen (The Lives of Others), the 2010 three time Golden Globe nominated romantic thriller The Tourist starring Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp, and the two-time Oscar-nominated 2018 epic drama Never Look Away.

  4. Jeanette Hain

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    Jeanette Hain
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Enrolled in the University of Television and Film Munich
    Studied direction
    Occupations
    actorfilm actorscreenwriter
    Biography

    Jeanette Hain is a German film actress. She appeared in more than 90 film and television productions since 1990. Hein is perhaps best-known to international audiences as Ralph Fiennes' girlfriend in the Academy Award-winning film The Reader (2008).

  5. Bernd Eichinger

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    Bernd Eichinger
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1949-2011 (aged 62)
    Enrolled in the University of Television and Film Munich
    1970-1973 studied direction
    Occupations
    screenwriterfilm producerfilm directorexecutive producer
    Biography

    Bernd Eichinger was a German film producer, director, and screenwriter.

  6. Michael Schanze

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    Michael Schanze
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    television presentersingerwriter
    Biography

    Michael Schanze is a German television presenter, actor and singer.

  7. Hubertus Meyer-Burckhardt

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    Hubertus Meyer-Burckhardt
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    television presenterjournalistentrepreneur
    Biography

    Hubertus Meyer-Burckhardt is a German author, television presenter and talkshow host.

  8. Maren Ade

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    Maren Ade
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1976-.. (age 45)
    Enrolled in the University of Television and Film Munich
    Studied in 1998-2004
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriterfilm producer
    Biography

    Maren Ade is a German film director, screenwriter and producer. Ade lives in Berlin, teaching screenwriting at the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg in Ludwigsburg. Together with Janine Jackowski and Jonas Dornbach, she runs the production company Komplizen Film.

  9. Doris Dörrie

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    Doris Dörrie
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Enrolled in the University of Television and Film Munich
    Studied in 1975
    Occupations
    film directorfilm producerscreenwriteruniversity teacherwriter
    Biography

    Doris Dörrie is a German film director, producer and author.

  10. Dennis Gansel

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    Dennis Gansel
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Enrolled in the University of Television and Film Munich
    Studied in 1994-2000
    Occupations
    screenwriterfilm directoractorfilm actor
    Biography

    Dennis Gansel is a German film director, writer and actor.

  11. Sönke Wortmann

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    Sönke Wortmann
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    film directorfilm producerassociation football playerscreenwriteractor
    Biography

    Sönke Wortmann is a German film director and producer.

  12. Caroline Link

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    Caroline Link
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    film directorwriterscreenwriter
    Biography

    Caroline Link, is a German film director and screenwriter.

  13. Dominik Graf

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    Dominik Graf
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    actorfilm directorscreenwriteruniversity teachertelevision director
    Biography

    Dominik Graf is a German film director. He studied film direction at University of Television and Film Munich, from where he graduated in 1975. While he has directed several theatrically released feature films since the 1980s, he more often finds work in television, focussing primarily on the genres police drama, thriller and crime mystery, although he has also made comedies, melodramas, documentaries and essay films. He is an active participant in public discourse about the values of genre film in Germany, through numerous articles, and interviews, some of which have been collected into a book.

  14. Mika Kaurismäki

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    Mika Kaurismäki
    Born in
    Finland Flag Finland
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    screenwriterfilm producerfilm directoractorfilm editor
    Biography

    Mika Juhani Kaurismäki is a Finnish film director.

  15. Florian Gallenberger

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    Florian Gallenberger
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Enrolled in the University of Television and Film Munich
    Studied in 1992
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriterfilm producer
    Biography

    Florian Gallenberger is a German film director and writer. His film Quiero ser (I want to be...) was awarded the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film in 2001.

  16. Marcus H. Rosenmüller

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    Marcus H. Rosenmüller
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriterfilm producerpoet
    Biography

    Marcus H. Rosenmüller is a German film director and screenwriter. He wrote and directed the films Grave Decisions, Die Perlmutterfarbe and directed Sommer in Orange, Schwere Jungs and Beste Gegend.

  17. Sherry Hormann

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    Sherry Hormann
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriteruniversity teacherproduction designer
    Biography

    Sherry Hormann is a German-American film director. Hormann is best known for her movies Guys and Balls (2004), Desert Flower (2009) and 3096 (2013).

  18. Katja von Garnier

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    Katja von Garnier
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Enrolled in the University of Television and Film Munich
    Studied in 1989-1994
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriter
    Biography

    Katja von Garnier is a German film director.

  19. Rainer Kaufmann

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    Rainer Kaufmann
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriteractor
    Biography

    Rainer Kaufmann is a German film director. He directed more than thirty films including The Pharmacist and Operation Zucker, a film about human trafficking.

  20. Hans-Christian Schmid

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    Hans-Christian Schmid
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriterfilm produceruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Hans-Christian Schmid is a German film director and screenwriter.

  21. Christian Becker

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    Christian Becker
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    film producerbusinesspersontelevision producer
    Biography

    Christian Becker is a German film producer. He is the co-owner of Rat Pack Filmproduktion together with German major studio Constantin Film.

  22. Benjamin Heisenberg

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    Benjamin Heisenberg
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwritervisual artist
    Biography

    Benjamin Heisenberg is a German film director and screenwriter. He has directed sixteen films since 1995. His film Schläfer was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival. His 2010 film, The Robber, was nominated for the Golden Bear at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival.

  23. Yasemin Şamdereli

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    Yasemin Şamdereli
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    actorscreenwriterfilm directorwriterfilm actor
    Biography

    Yasemin Şamdereli is a German actress, screenwriter and film director. Her film Almanya - Willkommen in Deutschland had its U.S. premiere at the Berlin and Beyond Film Festival in San Francisco on 20 October 2011.

  24. Max Färberböck

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    Max Färberböck
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriterplaywright
    Biography

    Max Färberböck is a German film director and writer. He was born in Brannenburg, Bavaria. He began his career at theaters in Buenos Aires and in Italy. He later studied at the University of Television and Film in Munich and worked for Constantin Film and as an assistant for Peter Zadek at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg. After producing several plays at theaters in Hamburg, Heidelberg and Cologne, he began to write and direct episodes for the TV series Der Fahnder.

  25. Benjamin Herrmann

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    Benjamin Herrmann
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    film producertelevision producerfilm editor
    Biography

    Benjamin Herrmann is a German film producer and distributor.

  26. Byambasuren Davaa

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    Byambasuren Davaa
    Born in
    Mongolia Flag Mongolia
    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
    Enrolled in the University of Television and Film Munich
    Studied in 2000
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriter
    Biography

    Byambasuren Davaa, also known as Davaagiin Byambasüren, is a Mongolian film maker currently residing in Germany.

  27. Uisenma Borchu

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    Uisenma Borchu
    Born in
    Mongolia Flag Mongolia
    Years
    1984-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    film directoractorscreenwriterfilm editor
    Biography

    Uizenma Borchu, née Borkhüügiin Uizenmaa is a Mongolian-German film maker and film actress. In 1989, she moved with her family from Mongolia to East Germany, where she grew up. During the period of 2006-2015 she studied documentary film at the University of Television and Film in Munich.

  28. Jakob M. Erwa

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    Jakob M. Erwa
    Born in
    Austria Flag Austria
    Years
    1981-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriter
    Biography

    Jakob Moritz Erwa is an Austrian director, screenwriter, film producer.

  29. Christoph Hochhäusler

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    Christoph Hochhäusler
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriterjournalist
    Biography

    Christoph Hochhäusler is a German film director and screenwriter. His film Falscher Bekenner was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival. His film The City Below was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.

  30. Rob Houwer

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    Rob Houwer
    Born in
    Netherlands Flag Netherlands
    Years
    1937-.. (age 84)
    Occupations
    film producerfilm directorscreenwriter
    Biography

    Robert Piet Houwer is a Dutch film producer. Houwer frequently collaborated with Paul Verhoeven and produced most of his Dutch films. However, they shared a very antagonistic relationship that came to a definitive end in 1983. Houwer never quite enjoyed the artistic and commercial successes he had during the Verhoeven years. In fact, three films which he produced are considered among the worst in Dutch cinema: De gulle Minnaar (1990), De Zeemeerman (1996) and Het woeden der gehele wereld (2006).

  31. Veit Helmer

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    Veit Helmer
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    film directorfilm producerscreenwriter
    Biography

    Veit Helmer is a German film director and screenwriter. He started shooting films at the age of fourteen. After finishing school he was trainee at German TV station NDR. Two month before the wall came down, he moved to East-Berlin to study theatre directing at the famous drama school "Ernst Busch". From 1991 to 1997 Helmer studied film directing at HFF Munich. His first feature film Tuvalu (starring Denis Lavant and Chulpan Khamatova) earned more than 32 awards. His 2008 film Absurdistan was premiered in Sundance and entered into the 30th Moscow International Film Festival.

  32. Nina Grosse

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    Nina Grosse
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriter
    Biography

    Nina Grosse is a German film director and screenwriter. She has directed 14 films since 1983. Her 2004 film Olga's Summer was entered into the 26th Moscow International Film Festival.

  33. Robert Sigl

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    Robert Sigl
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriter
    Biography

    Robert Sigl is a German film director and writer. He attended the University of Television and Film Munich from 1981-86. His short film The Christmas Tree was shown at international festivals in Madrid and Berlin. In 1987 he started preparations for his first full-length motion picture Laurin in Hungary which he also scripted.

  34. Esther Gronenborn

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    Esther Gronenborn
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriter
    Biography

    Esther Gronenborn is a German film director and screenwriter. Films she wrote and directed include Alaska.de, Adil geht and a segment of 99euro-films. She has also been a director of the TV series Galileo Mystery.

  35. Andrea Heuser

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    Andrea Heuser
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    translatorhistorianwriter
    Biography

    Andrea Heuser is a German writer, poet, translator and literary scholar.