Markus Imhoof

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Markus Imhoof
Born (1941-09-19) 19 September 1941 (age 73)
Winterthur, Switzerland
Occupation Film director
Screenwriter
Years active 1974-present

Markus Imhoof (born 19 September 1941) is a Swiss film director, screenwriter, theatre and opera director. Since the late 1970s he has been responsible for several of the most significant productions in Swiss film history.


Theatre[edit]

Film[edit]

As writer/director

As co-author

  • The Mountain' (Der Berg 1990) (co-author Thomas Hürlimann)
  • Angry Kisses' (Zornige Küsse 1999) (co-author and director Judith Kennel)

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • Zurich Film Award for Ormenis 199 † 69 (1971)
  • International Venice Film Festival Silver Medal for Ormenis 199 † 69 (1971)
  • Zurich Film Award for You Are What You Eat (1972)
  • Zurich Film Award for Absconding (1975)
  • Prix Italia for Pipe Polishers (1979)
  • Berlin International Film Festival Silver Bear for The Boat is Full (1981)
  • Berlin International Film Festival Otto-Dibelius-Prize for The Boat is Full (1981)
  • Berlin International Film Festival OCIC-Prize for The Boat is Full (1981)
  • Berlin International Film Festival CIDALC-Prize for The Boat is Full (1981)
  • Oscar® Nomination, Best Foreign Language Film, for The Boat is Full (1981)
  • Prix-Aliza, Paris, for The Boat is Full (1981)
  • David di Donatello (René Clair Award) Rome, for The Boat is Full (1982)

Awards and nominations for More than Honey 2012/13[edit]

Switzerland

  • Swiss Film Award for Best Documentary
  • Swiss Film Award for Best Film Score
  • Zurich Film Award for Best Documentary Film (2012)
  • Prix Walo for Best Film Production
  • Solothurner Film Festival, Audience Award
  • Delémont-Hollywood, Audience Award

Germany

  • German Film Award LOLA for Best Documentary
  • German Film Award LOLA for Best Editing (nominated)
  • Bavarian Film Award for Best Documentary
  • Leipzig Movie Fair, Guild Film Award for Best Documentary
  • Darsser Nature Film Festival, Best Film: Man and Nature
  • Darsser Nature Film Festival, Audience Award

Austria

  • ROMY Film Award, Best Director, Documentary
  • ROMY Film Award for Best Theatrical Documentary
  • Austrian Film Award for Best Sound Design

USA

  • Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Best Documentary
  • Green Film Festival San Francisco, Best Feature Film Award

France

  • Festival Pariscience – International Festival of Scientific Film, Buffon Prize
  • Bourges International Ecological Film Festival, Best Documentary

Italy

  • Gran Paradiso Film Festival, Premio Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso

Great Britain

  • UK Green Film Festival, Audience Award

Romania

  • Pelicam International Film Festival, Audience Award

Ukraine

  • Apimondia - International Apicultural Congress, Golden Medal World Beekeeping Awards

Brazil

  • Filmambiente International Environmental Film Festival, Special Mention

Bibliography[edit]

  • Markus Imhoof: Das Boot ist voll. Ein Filmbuch. Photography by George Reinhart and foreword by Friedrich Dürrenmatt. Ammann, Zurich 1983.
  • Markus Imhoof and Claus-Peter Lieckfeld: More Than Honey. Vom Leben und Überleben der Bienen. orange-press, Freiburg 2012 ISBN 978-3936086676.

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