Début at the Cannes Film Festival

Katrin Gebbe studied Crossmedia Design at the AKI, where she made her first short experimental film. From 2005 she postgraduated on the specialization film direction at the Hamburg Media School.

Her degree work, the short film Şoreş & Şîrîn, featuring Ulrike Folkerts, was awarded on the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival with the ″Adult Jury Prize″ for short films. In addition it also received 2009 the European Young Civis media prize.

Her feature film début ″Nothing Bad Can Happen″ (German: Tore tanzt), tells the story of a Hamburg Jesus Freak, received an invitation on the section Un Certain Regard from the 66th Cannes Film Festival. There the movie also had its premiere 23 May 2013. Gebbe and Verena Höfe-Gräft, the producer, met during their time in college and started working together in 2009 on the project. The main role was played by the newcomer actor Julius Feltmeier.

For this movie Katrin Gebbe received 2013 the Preis der deutschen Filmkritik for the best feature film début, as the Bavarian Film Awards for the best newcomer director and numerous others.

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Website: Katrin Gebbe

Interview on YouTube

Interview on Movable Fest