Jan Schomburg


Jan Schomburg, born 1976, is a German director and author. He studied „Visual Communication“ at the Art University Kassel and „Audiovisual Media“ at the Academy of Media Art Cologne. In 2007 Schomburg graduated from the Munich Screenplay Workshop, and received in 2008 a scholarship of the „Andrzej Wajda Master School of Directing“ in Warsaw.

He has written and staged his critically acclaimed cinematic debut ÜBER UNS DAS ALL | ABOVE US ONLY SKY which premiered at the International Film Festival Berlin. His second feature film VERGISS MEIN ICH | LOSE MY SELF was screened in the competition of the International Film Festival Rotterdam. Together with Maria Schrader he wrote the script to the feature film STEFAN ZWEIG – FAREWELL TO EUROPE.

His debut novel DAS LICHT UND DIE GERÄUSCHE was published in 2017.


2016  STEFAN ZWEIG – FAREWELL TO EUROPE |Script, with Maria Schrader |Feature Film | Director: Maria Schrader

69. International Filmfestival Locarno, Piazza Grande

Nominee for the German Film Critics Associatian Awards „Best Screenplay“

2014  VERGISS MEIN ICH | LOSE MY SELF |Author & Director |Feature Film

43. International Filmfestival Rotterdam, Competition

2011  ÜBER UNS DAS ALL | ABOVE US ONLY SKY |Author & Director |Feature Film

61. International Film Festival Berlin, Panorama, „Prix Europa Cinemas“

„Special Cultural Award of the State NRW“ Adolf Grimme Awards

„Best Feature“ Schwerin Art of Film Festival

„Special Jury Prize“ Annonay International First Film Festival, France

2004  NIE SOLO SEIN | Author & Director |Short Film

„Student Film Award“ Hessian Film Awards | „Best Short Film“ Salerno International Film Festival | „Best Short Feature“ International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival |

„Best Camera“ NextFrame Student Film Festival Philadelphia