Uli M Schueppel studied German, Romance studies, and linguistics in Heidelberg, and subsequently studied directing at the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie, Berlin (DFFB).

Along with a number of short films, numerous music videos, and animations (i.a.: Berlinale-Trailer/ Opener since 2001, Delphi- & DFFB opener), he was the author, director, producer, and occasionally even cameraman of 14 full-length films ranging from feature films, essay films, and music films to documentaries (see filmography).

Schueppel received the “Special Jury Award” (Montreal 1988), the “OCIC”-Award 1993, the “NewBerlinFilmAward 2008″, the 2009 “Underground Spirit Award” from the European-Film- Festival (Palic) for his “extraordinary accomplishment in independent film production”, as well as the 2014 “Lifetime Award” at 5.SPFF (international music documentary festival, Croatia) “for outstanding accomplishments in the music and music industry documentary genre“.

Schueppel also works in the field of new media art (video installations & photography) and presents his projects in various national and international exhibitions. His films and projects have been presented in worldwide important museums and art-exhibitions, among others at ‚MOMA‘-New York, ‚ICA‘-London, ‚Louvre‘-Paris, ‚Haus der Kunst‘-Munich, ‚Singapore Art Museum‘ or at ‚Documenta14‘-Kassel.

Exhibitions of all his works or retrospectives have been presented at Greek-Cinematheka, Athens (in Coop with Goethe-Inst.), at Festival „Internacional de Cine“ (Mar del Plata, Argentina), and at „European Film Festival“ (Palic, Serbia).

Since 2003, Schueppel has also worked as a guest lecturer, teaching direction and documentary film at the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie (DFFB), Int. Filmschool Cologne (IFS) and the Nederlandse-Filmacademie, Amsterdam. He has given numerous master class workshops on the topics of “music documentary”, “independent filmmaking”, and “digital storytelling“.

Schueppel is member of the artists-collective (Photo/Film) TEMPS ZERO. http://tempszero.com

Schueppel is member of the EuropeanFilmAcademy (EFA) since 2002.

Uli M Schueppel
Curriculum Vitae:


– studies

1984-1990 DFFB (German Film Academy, Berlin / Directing)
1979-1983 University of Heidelberg (German studies, Romance studies, linguistics)

– exhibitions (selection)

2020 Video installation & film stills „Schnittstelle“ (Duo-exhibition with Tina Bara, Galerie „Pavillon32“, Bukarest (in Colab. mit Goethe Institut, Switch Gallery & Fondului Cultural National, Romania)
2020 Videos in group-exhibition with „TempsZero“, „18photographers“ at Noorderlicht Studio“, Groningen
2019 several video works in group-exhibition with „TempsZero“, „National Museum of Contemporary Arts“, Bukarest
2019 video work in group-exhibition with „TempsZero“, „Foto Wien“ at Schikaneder
2019 „Tranzania“ in program „Ostkreuz- Fotoausstellung 12“, Berlin
2018 „OffWays“ im program „Wende“, Haus der Demokratie und Menschenrechte, Berlin
2017 „The Road, to God…“ in additional program „FinalCut“ of „documenta14“, Kassel
2017 „NIHIL“ at „FRACTO-NewFormatOfExperimentalFilmScreenings“, AcudMachtNeu, Berlin
2015 Selected videos for „Instants Video Numeriques Poetiques“, Marseille (coop with Goethe Institut)
2015 video work at „DEVOUR! Social Cannibalism, political redefinition and architecture“ (Freies Museum Berlin, in collab. with Savvy Contemporary, und KunstKraftWerk Leipzig)
2015 „NIHIL“ in supporting program „Geniale Dilletanten – Subkultur in Deutschland“, „Haus der Kunst“, Werkstattkino München
2014 „Lost“ video installation, exhibition „West-Berlin“, Stadtmuseum Berlin
2013 „Du Daimon“ video installation, group-exhibition „MyIcon“, Galerie Neurotitan, Berlin
2012 „Werkschau/Retrospective“ at „Festival Cine Independiente (MARFICI)“, Argentinia
2011 „TranseWorldExpress“ (video contribution), Musée Du Louvre, Paris
2010 „Werkschau/Retrospective“, Greek Cinematheque Athena (in collab. with Goethe Institut)
2007 „Disappearing Hours“ (with Marie Sjoevold), video installation, Galerie Hornbaek, Kopenhagen
2006 „Bubble&Puddle“ (with Marie Sjoevold), video installation,, Asker Museum, Norwegen
2002 „planet alex“ at „MOMA -Museum of Modern Art“, NY & Hirshhorn-Smithsonian, Washington, & „SeNef-Festival for Digital Media“, Seoul/Korea
1999 „Der Platz“ at „Institute of Contemporary Arts:ICA“, London
1998 „Der Platz“ at 3. Int. Biennale Graz (Film + Arc)

– short films & videos (selection)

2018 „WhatsGoinOn
2018 “DFFB-Trailer” Opener for all films of GermanFilmAcademy, Berlin
2012 „Du Daimon
2008 „DeKonstruktion (Haus der Lüge)
2008 – 2010 „Songs & Trees“ (VideoSerie)
2007 „Disappearing Hours (mit Marie Sjoevold)
2006 „Bubble&Puddle“ (mit Marie Sjoevold)
2005 “Delphi-Trailer” Opener for all films of distribution-company
2002 „Berlinale-Trailer“ Opener for all films at Int.Filmfestspiele Berlin (since 2002)
1998 „Im Platz“
1992 „The Song
1991 „A Priori“ (mit Susan Turcot)
1985 „PlayBack2


– musicvideos:

HACKEDEPICCIOTTO – „Dreamcatcher“ (2018)

ANIKA – „I Go To Sleep“ (2013)

SUN AND THE WOLF – „Crocodile“ (2012)

A.NEWCOMBE, M.HARVEY, Z.KUNING, etc – „Songs & Trees“ (2008-2010)

SINGAPORE SLING – „Godman“ (2008)

MICK HARVEY – „Hank Williams Said It Best“ (2005)

NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS – „City Of Refuge“ (1991)

CRIME & THE CITY SOLUTION – „The Gun“ (1990)

ANITA LANE & MICK HARVEY – „Lost In Music“ (1987)

– related activities:

2002 – 2020 regular guest lecturer at DFFB (GermanFilmAcademy, Berlin)
2021 – guest lecturer at IFS (Int. Filmschool Cologne)
2016 Curator „7.SPFF- Int.MusicDoc-Festival“, Opatija/Kroatien
2006-2007 Guest lecturer „Nederlandse Filmacademie“, Amsterdam
2003 Curator „Digital Vision“ bei Konferenz „Festival for Digital Media“ (Medienwoche BerlinBrandenburg)
2002 Curator „b.film & digital vision Festival“ (Berlin)
2001 Curator „Berlin Beta-Filmfest“

– awards:

2014 „Lifetime-Award“ („Int. Music-Documentary Festival“, Kroatien)
2009 „Underground Spirit Award“ (16. European Film Festival“)
2009 „New Berlin Film Award“ (Preis der Ökumenischen Jury)
2002 Nominierung für „Deutschen Fernsehpreis
1993 „OCIC-Award“ (Filmpreis der Kathol. Kirche)
1989 „Special Jury-Award“, Montreal 88; „Honorable Jury-Mention“, Wilhelmshaven 89; „2nd Nino Rota-Award“, Trento Cinema 89.