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.