Benjamin  Cantu

Benjamin Cantu

Germany

Biography

Benjamin Cantu was born in Budapest in 1978. After his BA in Animation at the Konrad Wolf College of Film and Television in 2003, he studied film directing at the German Film and Television Academy (dffb) in Berlin, where he made several shorts until his diploma film Stadt Land Fluss (Harvest) in 2011. Marking his debut as a feature film director, Stadt Land Fluss was premiered at the 61st Berlinale (Generation 14Plus) and screened at over 30 film festivals with an ensuing worldwide distribution. Among several documentaries commissioned by European and Middle Eastern broadcasters, The World Belongs to Chaim, a portrait of an orthodox Jewish boy, was awarded the Axel Springer prize for young journalists in 2008. For the documentary The Berlin Patient, Benjamin received the media prize of the German AIDS foundation in 2013. Currently he develops two feature films: THE CONVERT as writer/director and the rom-com FOR REAL, along with Croatian writer Jasna Zmak.

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