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Matthias Luthardt

BA Module Leader & Short Course Directing Tutor, MetFilm School Berlin

Born and raised in the Netherlands, Matthias grew up in Southern Germany and Hamburg. While studying French and German literature and journalism in Tübingen, Paris and Hamburg, he made his first short film experiments. From 1998 to 2005, Matthias attended directing class at Potsdam-Babelsberg film school.

Curious about the hidden laws of European film production, he completed the first year of Atelier Ludwigsburg-Paris. His debut feature PINGPONG premiered 2006 at Critics’ Week in Cannes and won the SACD-Award and Young Critics Award as well as a nomination as European Discovery at the European Film Awards. Matthias coproduced Noaz Deshe´s debut White Shadow (Lion of the Future,Venice Film Festival 2013).

On behalf of Tom Tykwer, he supervised the shooting of the Kenyan feature film Something Necessary, directed by Judy Kibinge. His latest feature, Luise, premiered at Rotterdam Film Festival in 2023 and will be released in French and German cinemas in summer 2023. Matthias has also made TV-documentaries about the history of European cinema. He has been teaching at film schools and cultural institutions in Germany and abroad and is a member of the European Film Academy and the German Film Academy.