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German director Andreas Dresen, who won awards for his films at Cannes, Berlinale and Karlovy Vary, will be one of the tutors at the FFF workshop at the Belgrade Festival of Auteur Film Festival (Nov 27– Dec 3)

\"dresen-2009\"Andreas Dresen is one of Germany’s most admired directors with diverse and award-winning features. His specific directing style is based on improvisation which results in extraordinary acting accomplishments and a feeling of almost documentary-like realism.

Dresen was born in 1963 in Gera, East Germany. In the early \’80s, he began working in theater and making short films. He studied directing at the HFF “Konrad Wolf ” Potsdam-Babelsberg. Since 1992, he has been working as a writer and director for film, TV, theater and opera.

Night Shapes won Best Actor at the Berlin Film Festival and the Best New Director award at Vallodolid. Grill Point won the Silver Bear – Grand Jury Prize at the Berlin Film Festival 2002, as well as Best Director and Best Ensemble at the Chicago Festival, and Best Director at the Ghent Festival in Belgium. Cloud 9 premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008, where it won the Coup De Coeur Award in the Un Certain Regard section. The film was nominated for the European Film Award for Best Actress and Best Director and won the German Film Award 2009 for Best Actress, Best Director, and Best Film (bronze). Whiskey with Vodka was awarded Best Director at the Karlovy Vary in 2009, and Stopped on Track won the Prix Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival 2011 and the German Film Award 2012 in four categories: Best Film (Gold), Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Supporting Actor.

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