Philip Scheffner

born on May 28th, 1966 in Homburg / Saar
Philip Scheffner lives in Berlin since 1986, working on documentary films, video and sound art. Together with Merle Kröger he runs the production platform "pong".

FILMOGRAPHY (selected)

  • REVISION Documentary, XDCam / 35mm, 106min.
    World Premiere at Berlinale 2012,
    International Forum of New Cinema


  • DAY OF THE SPARROW Documentary, HD / 35mm, 100min.
    World Premiere at Berlinale 2010,
    International Forum of New Cinema


  • THE HALFMOON FILES Documentary, DV / Digibeta, 87min.
    World Premiere at Berlinale 2007,
    International Forum of New Cinema


  • INDIA IN MIND video installation, DV, 45min. (Kröger / Scheffner)


  • A/C Experimental video, DV, 42 min.

1992 - 2000

  • Several short and feature films with the video collective „dogfilm“
    (Tina Ellerkamp, Jörg Heitmann, Ed van Megen, Merle Kröger, Philip Scheffner)


  • City of Ludwigsburg Award, German Documentary Awards 2011
  • Klaus Wildenhahn-Award 2010
    for DAY OF THE SPARROW, received at 7th Hamburg Documentary Week
  • Best Documentary 2007, Goethe Institute
    for THE HALFMOON FILES, received at 31st Duisburg Film Week 2007
  • Documentary Award of the City of Duisburg 2007
    for THE HALFMOON FILES, received at 31st Duisburg Film Week 2007
  • Best Documentary,
    for THE HALFMOON FILES, International Independent Filmfestival of Mar del Plata 2007
  • „Prix des Mediathèques“,
    for THE HALFMOON FILES, Festival International du Documentaire Marseille (FID) 2007
  • "Award for best documentation and research work",
    for THE HALFMOON FILES, Memorimage Film Festival Reus 2008
  • „Audience Award“, Freiburger Videoforum 1995
    for JURISTIC BODIES (Heitmann / Scheffner/dogfilm)
  • International Award for Young, Innovative Video Art,
    ZKM Karlsruhe 1995 for SOAP (dogfilm)
  • Best Short Film,
    Stuttgart Filmwinter 1995 for SOAP (dogfilm)