Hannes Stöhr

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Hannes Stöhr
Director Hannes Stöhr at MIFF.jpg
Stöhr in 2014
OccupationDirector, screenwriter
Years active2001–present

Hannes Stöhr (born 1970) is a German film director and screenwriter.[1] He studied scriptwriting and directing at the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin from 1994 to 1999.[2] In 2006 Stöhr was a Villa Aurora grant recipient and lived for six months in Los Angeles, California. Hannes speaks German, Spanish, English, French and Portuguese.[3] Stöhr is member of the European Filmacademy, lectures film at Film Academy Baden-Württemberg, Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin and the Goethe Institute. He lives in Berlin.[4]


Stöhr's first cinema feature Berlin is in Germany won the Panorama Audience award at the International Berlin Filmfestival 2001, the German critics association award, the Studio Hamburg award, and many others.[5][better source needed] Main actor Jörg Schüttauf won the German Film critics association award for his performance in Berlin is in Germany.[6] Berlin is in Germany was a box office hit in Germany and was distributed in France, Spain, Turkey and other countries.[7][8] "Berlin is in Germany is a film about change, says its director, Hannes Stöhr, in an impeccable Spanish learned in Colombia, Mexico and Galicia" comments el Pais.[7]

His second feature One Day in Europe screened in competition at the International Berlin Filmfestival 2005 and was distributed in Great Britain, Russia, Spain, Japan and other countries.[9] The BBC writes about One Day in Europe: "This is a movie full of touching, funny moments."[10]

The techno musicfilm Berlin Calling was written and directed by Hannes Stöhr and had its international Premiere on Piazza Grande at the Locarno Film festival 2008.[11] Berlin Calling ran for several years in German cinemas and was also released in Italy, Poland, Hungary, Argentina, Chile and other countries. In 2010 the film won the Arte Audience award.[12] Berlin Calling was partly shot in two Berlin nightclubs, Bar 25 and Maria am Ostbahnhof. The American magazine Rolling Stone called Berlin Calling "the hit film about a DJ in the city's exploding techno scene at the turn of the millennium."[13] The title song of Berlin calling named Sky and Sand entered the charts in several European countries, and it was certified gold by the Federation of the Italian Music Industry. It reached number two in the Belgian Ultratop 50. In Germany it became the longest running chart hit of all time spending 129 weeks on the German singles charts.[citation needed]

Looking back Hannes said that he can see his first three feature films as forming a trilogy: “Berlin is in Germany shows Berlin viewed from the alien perspective, One Day in Europe shows Berlin in the European context, and Berlin Calling is now the view from within.”[3]

His film Global Player was filmed in China and Hechingen, the home town of Hannes Stöhr. The film screened at the Miami International Filmfestival 2014 among other film festivals. It was Hannes third visit at the Miami International Film festival.[14] The film was also adapted as a theatre play.[15]


  1. ^ "Hannes Stöhr | Verband Deutscher Drehbuchautoren e.V. (VDD)". Drehbuchautoren.de (in German). Retrieved 2017-03-29.
  2. ^ "dffb › akademie › alumni". Dffb.de. Retrieved 2017-03-29.
  3. ^ a b "Grant Recipient Details – Villa Aurora (en)". Villa Aurora. Retrieved 2017-03-29.
  4. ^ "vita-awards – Stoehrfilm | Hannes Stöhr | Drehbuch | Regie". Stoehrfilm.de. Retrieved 2017-03-29.
  5. ^ "Berlin Is in Germany (2001) : Awards". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2017-03-29.
  6. ^ "Jörg Schüttauf : Awards". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2017-03-29.
  7. ^ a b "El público alemán se rinde ante la comedia 'Berlin is in Germany' | Edición impresa | EL PAÍS". Elpais.com. Retrieved 2017-03-29.
  8. ^ "Berlin is in Germany". Cineuropa. Retrieved 2017-03-29.
  9. ^ Eddie Cockrell (2005-02-15). "One Day In Europe". Variety. Retrieved 2017-03-29.
  10. ^ David Mattin (2006-05-15). "Movies – review – One Day In Europe". BBC. Retrieved 2017-03-29.
  11. ^ "Locarno | Berlin Calling". Berlin-calling.de. Retrieved 2017-03-29.
  12. ^ "Berlin Calling". Berlin-calling.de. Retrieved 2017-03-29.
  13. ^ Stecher, Nicolas (2016-08-05). "Paul Kalkbrenner Talks His Viral Techno History Lesson". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2017-03-29.
  14. ^ "Globalplayer | News". Globalplayerfilm.com. Retrieved 2017-03-29.
  15. ^ "Hechingen: Global Player auf der Theaterbühne – Hechingen". Schwarzwaelder-bote.de. Retrieved 2017-03-29.

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