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LEONARD GROBIEN

[he/him] Screenwriter & Director - Expert in ableism, inclusion & accessibility

 

Leonard Grobien was born in Bonn in 1998. He began shooting and editing films at the age of 13. After graduating from high school, he completed an internship at Deutsche Welle, as well as with director Tina Kriwitz and on the set of Lars Kraume's series "Die neue Zeit". He also shot several short films, including "Glasknochen" (2017) and "Im Spiegel" (2018). In spring 2019, he began studying screenwriting at the Ifs Cologne, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in 2023. During his studies, he realized further short films, for which he both wrote the screenplays and directed: "Shut Up" (2021), "Special" (2022), as well as "Incogito". Leonard is also a sought-after actor and played the male lead in the graduation film "What We Want", for which he was awarded Best Actor at the Indie Shorts Awards Cannes and Grand Off Odense International Film Festival in 2023. His expertise as a diversity consultant is called upon by film production companies and various institutions and organizations, including political parties and the Minister of State for Culture and Media Claudia Roth. Currently he is co-writing series projects in several writers' rooms and is working on his first feature film.

EDUCATION

2019 - 2023

Bachelor of Arts Drehbuch, Ifs Köln

AWARDS

2023

Cannes Indie Short Awards - Best Actor for "Was wir wollen"

Grand OFF - World Independent Film Awards Warschau - Best Actor for "Was wir wollen"

FILMOGRAPHY

2024

MONDKIND

Writer & Director: Leonard Grobien

Production: Aura Film

 

AD LUNAM

Writer & Director: Leonard Grobien

Production: Aura Film

 

VINCIBLE

Writer & Director: Leonard Grobien

Production: Rollenfang

 

WORK AROUND (AT)

Writer's Room und 1. Version: Leonard Grobien - Director: Nikolas Jürgens

Production: Rollenfang

2023

INCOGITO  

Writer & Director: Leonard Grobien

Production: Aura Film

 

2022

SPECIAL 

Writer & Director: Leonard Grobien

Production: Aura Film

Official Selection RoboLAB Festival Köln

Official Selection Kurzfilmfestival Köln

2021

SHUT UP

Writer & Director: Leonard Grobien

Production: Aura Film

Official Selection RoboLAB Festival Köln

SCHAUSPIEL

2024

WORK AROUND (AT)

Director: Nikolas Jürgens - Production: Rollenfang

DIE VIELEN STIMMEN MEINES BRUDERS

Schauspielhaus Wien - Director: Marie Bues

Gastspiele: Kosmos Theater Wien, Nationaltheater Weimar, Theater Heidelberg

Hörspiel des Monats - Deutsche Akademie der Darstellenden Künste 

2023

DER WALD IN MIR

Director: Sebastian Fritzsch

 

WAS WIR WOLLEN

Director: Eléna Weiß - Production: Hamburg Media School, Bayerischer Rundfunk

Auszeichnung "Prädikat Besonders Wertvoll" der Deutschen Film- und Medienbewertung 

Official Selection 44. Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis 

WINNER "Beste Produktion" 52. Sehsüchte International Student Film Festival 

WINNER "RIFF Best of the Fest" 65. Rochester International Film Festival 

WINNER "Best Student Film" 63. Zlín Internationales Filmfestival for Children & Youth  

LOBENDE ERWÄHNUNG der Jury 65. Nordische Filmtage Lübeck

Official Selection OFF Odense International Film Festival 2023

Official Selection 23. Landshuter Kurzfilmfestival 

Official Selection 25. Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival 

Official Selection Rochester International Film Festival

Official Selection Bundesfestival Junger Film 

Official Selection 41. Filmschoolfest München

Official Selection First Steps Awards 2023 

Official Selection Holly Shorts Film Festival 2023 

Official Selection 24. Kerry International Film Festival 

Official Selection Novella Film Festival 2023 

Official Selection St. Louis International Film Festival 2023 

Official Selection Beijing International Short Film Festival 2023 

Official Selection Glimpses of Europe SCANORAMA Film Festival Litauen 2023 

Official Selection International Short Film Festival Dijon "Fenêtres sur courts", Frankreich 2023 

Official Selection 25. Caminhos Film Festival, Portugal 

Official Selection Superfest Disability Film Festival, USA 2023

 

INCOGITO

Director: Leonard Grobien - Production: Aura Film

2022

SPECIAL

Director: Leonard Grobien - Production: Aura Film

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