I’m a film director based in Berlin/Germany and London/UK. I love humour and comedy, enjoy working with grown-up and not-so-grown-up actors, and, given that I also make long-form documentaries, I’m fascinated by capturing real life.

I went to film school in Munich (the HFF), where I studied documentary film directing and commercial directing. I also studied Economics in Madrid, Munich and London (graduated from the London School of Economics) and did a Master’s and PhD in Film Studies at the University of Cambridge (with a thesis on the films of Ulrich Seidl and Christian Petzold).

I speak German, English, French and Spanish and have filming experience in Germany, UK, France, Portugal, Romania, Croatia, Belgium, Switzerland, USA, Ghana, Rwanda, DR Congo and Saudi Arabia.


Congo Calling: Max Ophüls Prize film festival Saarbrücken 2019 (Audience Award for Best Documentary) // DOK.fest Munich 2019 (FFF Documentary Talent Award) // German Documentary Award 2019 (nomination) // Filmkunstfest MV 2019 (Award for Best Cinematography) // German Human Rights Film Award 2020 (nomination) // Close:up Edinburgh Docufest 2020 (Award for Best Feature-Length Documentary) // African Diaspora Cinema Festival, Villa Romana Florence 2021 (Award for Best Feature Documentary Film) // Africa Human Rights Film Festival, South Africa 2021 (Award for Best African Feature Documentary)

Deutsche Bahn – Last Minute: Young Director Award Cannes (shortlist) // Golden Award of Montreux, Talent Award (Gold Medal) // Shots Awards, New Director of the Year (shortlist) // AICP Awards (shortlist) // ADC Junior Awards (bronze) // Spotlight Festival (silver audience award)

Mitsubishi – A World Without Electricity: Young Director Award Cannes (shortlist) // First Steps Award (nominated) // Porsche Award (shortlist)  //  ADC Junior Awards (“Auszeichnung”) // Spotlight Festival (bronze audience award) // Autovision Festival (Special Jury Prize) // Saatchi & Saatchi New German Directors Showcase.


+49 163 2515075
mail (at) stephanhilpert (dot) com

Trinity Agency Munich

Gabi Dienhart
+49 89 360 370 38
munich (at) trinityagency (dot) de

CONGO CALLING - distribution contact (German language area):
JIP Film und Verleih
+49 69 805 322 73
+49 69 138 79 615
info (at) jip-film (dot) com

CONGO CALLING - distribution contact (UK):
Dartmouth Films
wayne (at) dartmouthfilms (dot) com

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