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The Goethe-Institut Bucharest shows the duo exhibition “SCHNITTSTELLE / INTERFERENTA” with video, film and photo works by Tina Bara & Uli M Schueppel in the gallery “Pavillon 32”, Bucuresti from 15.-19. September 2020. Vernissage Sept. 14th 7:00 pm; ArtistsTalk: online Sept 18 – 7:00 p.m.
In Coop. with Goethe-Institut, Switch-Gallery and Fondului Cultural National, Romania

link: SCHNITTSTELLEt@GoetheInstitut-Bucuresti


COVID19 pandemic

Unfortunately, between March and October 2020, due to the Covid19 pandemic, all festival invitations, theatrical releases of DER ATEM/THE BREATH (in Greece, Italy, Spain), as well as all planned screenings of older films were canceled or (hopefully only …?) postponed.
We deeply regret that!
Dear (film) friends stay healthy !!!


Η ΑΝΑΣΑ (DER ATEM / THE BREATH) in Athens cinema (& Thessaloniki) – starting March 19th, 2020

Η ΑΝΑΣΑ. Η τελευταία ταινία του Ούλι Μ Σίπελ, από Πέμπτη 19 Μαρτίου αποκλειστικά στην ΑΑΒΟΡΑ (Ιπποκράτους 180, στάση μετρό Αμπελόκηποι). Παγκόσμια πρεμιέρα, Φεστιβάλ Βερολίνου, Πανελλήνια Πρεμιέρα, φεστιβάλ “Νύχτες Πρεμιέρας“.
(„THE BREATH The last film by Uli M Schueppel, from Thursday, March 19, exclusively in Abora (Hippocrates 180, subway stop ampelokipoi). World Premiere: Berlin Festival, Panhellenic Premiere: Festival Athens “Premiere Night”.)


DER ATEM (The Breath) on big screen (in Germany) starting Jan. 31, 2020

In some German cities and selected cinemas, DER ATEM/THE BREATH will start on January 31, 2020

Film talks with Uli M Schueppel in

Munich: WERKSTATT – KINO Jan 31st
Berlin: WOLFKINO Feb 2nd
Berlin: BROTFABRIK Feb 7th



The film THE ATEM (The Breath) will be musically re-arranged and re-interpreted by the American composer Christina Vantzou and the renowned Belgian ensemble Echo Collective to the original sound as a modern symphony of the metropolis.

VOLKSBÜHNE-Berlin, Jan. 27th 2020; 20:00

Tickets are now available in advance booking:
link: DER ATEM/FilmConcert@Volksbühne


DER ATEM (The Breath / Le Souffle) @ Montreal/Canada

Goethe Institut Montreal presents DER ATEM at Cinema Du Parc on Dec. 5th 19

link: DER ATEM à Montréal

DER ATEM / THE BREATH @ 35. Kassel Dok-Festival

The 35th Kassel-DokFestival presents DER ATEM (The Breath) on Nov.14th at 22:15 at ‚Gloria‘-Kino

Uli M Schueppel will be present for Q&A.

KasselDok-Catalogue – p.60

ELEKTROKOHLE – OffWays @ 26. Festival de Cinema Independent, Barcelona

The 26th Festival de Cinema Independent – “L’ALTERNATIVA” shows “ELEKTROKOHLE-OffWays” on 13 Nov. 19 in the Filmoteca, Barcelona.


FATHERLAND @ 29. Filmfestival Cottbus

We are very happy that our film “FATHERLAND” from 1992
was „rediscovered” and is now being re-screened at this year’s Cottbus Film Festival (in the section “Everything Stays Different”).

Uli M Schueppel will be present for the Q&A on Nov.7th.2019

link: FATHERLAND © Filmfestival Cottbus


With the “SHLIM-LINE Show” on the 24th of October 89 we (Johannes Beck & Uli M Schueppel, as studio guest Christoph Dreher / Die Haut) produced a show live in the West Berlin Radio100 in which we suddenly announced the fall of the Wall. The whole thing had triggered tremendous reactions – but perhaps not necessarily led to the real fall of the Wall 2 weeks later … or did it?

Uli M Schueppel tells about the back-story – at DER SPIEGEL:

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of this “SHLIM-LINE SHOW”, as an acoustic journey into a West Berlin night, here for the first time to listen (slightly shortened & sorry, only in German!)
– on mixcloud:
SHLIM_LINE Show – 24.10.89
– on youtube:
SHLIM_LINE Show – 24.10.89

DER ATEM (The Breath) at ’25th Athens International Filmfestival’

“DER ATEM” (THE BREATH) will be shown at Athens Int.Filmfestival (AIFF):
Thursday, Sept. 19th at ASTOR-Cinema – 19:30

Uli M Schueppel will be present for Q&A.
(with support by ‘Goethe-Institut Athens’ & ‘Carousel-Films’ – thanks!)


TEMPS ZERO at Bucharest Sept19

The photo/film/sound-collective TEMPS ZERO will show a comprehensive exhibition & live performances at National Museum of Contemporary Arts, Bucuresti (MNAC) “, Sept7 – Sept28,19
Live Performance Sept5 (@SWITCH) & opening (@MNAC) Sept6, 2019

with Michael Ackermann, Gaël Bonnefon, Martin Bogren, David Bryant, Lorenzo Castore, Stéphane Charpentier, Clara Chichin, Adam Cohen, Damien Daufresne, Gabrielle Duplantier, Theo Elis, Vlad Fenesan, Nicu Ilfoveanu, Marco Marzocchi, Lorena Morin, Alyssa Moxley, Patricia Morosan, Alisa Resnik, Gilles Roudière, Marien Sordat and Uli M Schueppel

Temps Zero – Info-trailer/bucuresti

„Envision Music From Inside“ at DFFB

From May to November 2019, Uli M Schueppel will guide the theoretical&practical seminar on Music Documentary “ENVISION MUSIC FROM INSIDE – Storytelling in MusicDocumentaries” at the DFFB (German Film and Television Academy, Berlin).


DER ATEM at 69. Berlin Int. Filmfestival

We are very happy to share the news, that our new film „DER ATEM“ („The Breath“) is selected in the official program of „69. Int Fim Festival Berlin (Panorama).
All film-info, trailer, etc can be found on the „filmography“-page

World Premiere: 13.2. at 21:30, Zoo Palast 1 (with Team)


THE ROAD, TGKW in All-Time-Top20

The Guardian“ (Sept. 20th, 18) published her selection of the 20 best music documentaries.
We are delighted to find „The Road, To God Knows Where“ by Uli M Schueppel inside this selection.

„No.13. The Road to God Knows Where (1990)
The recent Nick Cave documentaries (…) showcase a mature and reflective artist. For unsparing grit and grime, there’s Uli M Schueppel’s black-and-white film of the Bad Seeds’ 1989 US tour, heavy on the boredom and frustrations of life on the road.“


DREAMCATCHER – new music-video

Uli M Schueppel created the new musicvideo “Dreamcatcher” for HACKEDEPICCIOTTO (Danielle De Picciotto & Alexander Hacke) from their album “Menetekel”.
The video is available to watch here
on vimeo:
dreamcatcher on Vimeo
on youtube:
dreamcatcher on youtube



As creativ-director Uli M Schueppel developed, in cooperation with Arri-Media (digital artist: Bastian Schreitling) the new trailer/opener for DFFB ( German Film- and Television Academy).
This opener will lead in all films produced by DFFB since May 1st 2018.



In its last week ‚documenta 14‘ will present under the titel „Final Cut“ a selection by curator Adam Szymczyk “of outstanding and highly estimated films, which has rarely been shown“.

THE ROAD, to God Knows Where“, a documentary with Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds (1990), by Uli M Schueppel will be screened at ‚documenta 14‘ (Sept. 13th), Filmladen Kassel.

Link: THE ROAD , to God…@ documenta14


ALL ‘schueppel-films’ on Vimeo

We are very excited(!) to let you know, that we’re in the process of bringing ALL feature-films, (music-)documentaries, film-essays, shorts, music-videos and whatever on a special Vimeo-channel to watch.
This process should be finished by march17.

Pls check it out, enjoy and share!
Link: schueppel-films on Vimeo


German Film Academy / Cinematheque – archive

In occasion of the 50th jubilee of the German Film- and TV Academy (DFFB) the Deutsche Kinemathek (German Cinematheque) has released an extensive online-archive with films, pictures and documents. In addition some texts by film-scientists focus on main topics (sorry, only in German-language available!)

Uli M Schueppel studied at the DFFB between 1984 to 1989. In an interesting article by Ralph Eue  „Works between Film, Video and Music 1978-88“ the development from Christoph Dreher, to Peter Braatz, to Uli M Schueppel in the academy-history can be followed, „in which the filmmakers- and musician-milieus mingle in a massiv and enthusiastic way“.


Uli M Schueppel will tutor at the German Film Academy again & again …


Zwischentöne – Deutschlandfunk

On the history-charged November 9th in Germany Uli M Schueppel will be guest in a 90min show „Zwischentöne“ (Soundshades) and talk about his films, his life and Berlin and… „Deutschlandfunk“ (13:30-15:00, live stream & as well on podcast after).



Shlim-Line Show – DIE ZEIT-online

In the late 80’s in West-Berlin Uli M Schueppel has made a radio-show (with Johannes Beck), called „Shlim-Line Show“. In their last broadcasting in October 1989 they „opened the wall 14 days too early“… (acoustically!)

This story is picked up in an interesting article on DIE ZEIT-online by Carolin Ströbele und Maria Exner. With original sound-bits, pics, etc. (Sorry, but again, only in german!)