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Jan Bolender was born and stud­ied in Mainz, worked as an assist­ant dir­ector in Ber­lin and finally did his Mas­ter of Arts in film dir­ect­ing in Ham­burg. In 2014 his fea­ture film “Der Sieger in Dir” was screened on ZDF. This year he also staged his first play with “Hard Candy”. Since he’s 18 Jan is paint­ing and has had exhib­i­tions in Mainz, Frank­furt a. Main and Ber­lin. He is work­ing and liv­ing in Berlin.

EDUCATION
2005  dip­loma in graphic design at FH Mainz
2006-08  1st and 2nd AD for sev­eral TV Movies and shorts
2010  Mas­ter of Arts in film dir­ect­ing at Ham­burg Media School

directing/ act­ing and cam­era courses with Stefan Krohmer, Friedemann Fromm, Götz Spiel­mann, Frank Bet­zelt, Kai-Ivo Baul­itz, Michael Ball­haus, Jo Heim, Mareike Fell a.o.

TEACHING
2010  film pro­ject at Leu­phana uni­ver­sity Lüneb­urg
2013  film course at FH Mainz

WORKS

films

Der Sieger in Dir/ The win­ner within (ZDF, 2012)
Freigänger/ Walk free (short, 2010)
Weiter laufen / can’t stop run­ning (short, 2008)
Gefunden/ Traced (short, 2008)
else (short, 2008)
7 (short, 2005)
Nachbarn/ neigh­bours  (short, 2004)
Der let­zte Soldat/ the last sol­dier (short, 2004)

awards and nominations

Thanks to the effort of the Film­werkstatt der Ham­burg Media School Jan’s films have been presen­ted at more than 60 ger­man and inter­na­tional festivals.

2012/13: EATC Writ­ing Bursary for the script of „Der Sieger in Dir“
2011: nom­in­a­tion for best short of Max-Ophuels-Preis 2011 for „Freigänger“; 2nd prize best script, Lions Inter­na­tional  Short Film Con­test, Istan­bul for „Freigänger“
2010: Batiplus Award of the Aes­thet­ism, Time Film Fest­ival Lausanne for „Weit­er­laufen“; prize of the Landeszen­t­rale für polit­ische Bildung Rheinland-Pfalz for „Weit­er­laufen“; 2nd prize best short FILMZFest­ival Mainz for „Weit­er­laufen“
2005: 1st prize in the com­pet­i­tion „Nach­haltigkeit“ of the Fra­port AG for „Nachbarn“

theater

Hard Candy (Ufer­hal­len Ber­lin, 2014)

exhib­i­tions of paint­ings (since 2006)

Galerie Dikmayer, Ber­lin: group exhib­i­tion
Markus-Krankenhaus Frank­furt a. Main
Landgericht Mainz
Park­hotel Nier­stein
Wein­haus Weinel, Mainz
Galerie in der Römer­pas­sage, Mainz: group exhib­i­tion
Praxis Dr. L. Riedel, Mainz