Dietmar Hochmuth


BiografieDarsteller, Regie, Regie-Assistenz, Drehbuch *21.03.1954 Berlin/DDR Dietmar Hochmuth was born in East Berlin in 1954. He worked as an assistant director at the DEFA feature film studio in Babelsberg from 1972–73 and went on to study direction at the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography in Moscow (under Georgi Danelia) from 1973–79. From 1979, he worked as an assistant director and later as a director and author, directing three cinema films, MEIN VATER IST EIN DIEB, IN EINEM ATEM, MOTIVSUCHE, and around 25 documentaries, mainly for television, including for arte, ZDF, 3sat, NDR, SR, ORB). In addition to his film work, he has also held various teaching positions and worked as an author, translator and publisher. In 1996, he founded PotemkinPress, a publishing house for film literature and new media, and worked as a lecturer for direction at the German Film and Television Academy (dffb). In 1998, he moved to north California to work on film projects and teach at Stanford University, giving classes on film history and film education, digital filmmaking and an introduction to world cinema art. In 2004, he returned to Germany and became the professor for Documentary Film Direction at the Cologne International Film School in 2004/2005. From 2006, he taught at the Berliner Technische Kunsthochschule / Hochschule für Gestaltung (experimental and documentary film, video). From 2004–2008, he worked on the film and DVD "Factory of Gestures. Body Language in Film" (160 min., together Oksana Bulgakowa). He is currently acting professor for Film and Video at the Institute for Media Design at the Mainz University of Applied Sciences and is overseeing the 2010 the film modeling trials at the Department of Film Studies and Screenwriting at the University of Mainz together with Prof. Dr. Norbert Grob. (