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I work as a filmmaker and software developer in Berlin. I graduated at the University of Fine Arts in Berlin in "Arts and Media/Narrative Film".



debut feature, 79 min, 2023

Moritz (22) follows his boyfriend Jonas to Berlin only to be abandoned by him within a few weeks. For some time he finds security with the older Noah, but then moves on. He changes his looks and dives into the city’s vibrating techno world. He learns to express his repressed desires, but he also starts to lose himself in drugs and emotional alienation. With the help of his queer friends, Moritz develops his own ideas of sexuality and masculinity, leading him a little closer to himself.

A coproduction with Jost Hering Filme and Salzgeber
World Sales: Salzgeber

with Lorenz Hochhuth, Cino Djavid, Gustav Schmidt, Marie Tragousti, Oscar Hoppe, Cat Jugravu, Aviran Edri, Alexandre Karim Howard.

Festivals (selection 2023):
Berlinale - Panorama
BFI Flare London - Closing Night Film
Frameline, San Francisco
Molodist (1st Sunny Bunny) Kyiv - International Competition
Pink Apple Zürich, International Competition
Cutting Edge Talent Camp (WIP Section) at International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg

First Steps Award Nomination for Best Feature and Best Actor (Götz-George-Nachwuchs-Preis)

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24 min, 2018, experimental short fiction

In April 2018, I went to Athens for 3 weeks where I met a couple of actors through the dating app Grindr. Based on the guys I met, I developed a script for a short film.

This project analyzes the jungle of a big city with all its streets, passages, subways, bus lines and hidden places. Through the internet and with their phones, people discover unknown places and become connected to unknown people and their secret lives. Like plants in a jungle, the storylines will be intertwined and fragmentary.

I shot the film on the Sony A7s II in 4:3 aspect ratio. The film is in post production.


32 min, 2011, medium length fiction

festivals & awards (selection):
Achtung Berlin, 2011 (best medium length feature)
Max-Ophüls-Preis, Saarbrücken, 2011 (competition)
29. International Film Festival, Uruguay 2011 (competition)
on DVD here: Missing Films


13 min, 2008, short fiction

Internationale Filmtage Hamburg 2009
Achtung Berlin 2008

on DVD here: Bildkraft


5 min, 2007, short fiction



leading software solution for film and media preproduction
4th version released in 2017

idea, ui design, coding and sales
with Diemo Kemmesies


Film Equipment Rental System

2nd version released 2014

idea, ui design and coding (HTML, CSS, PHP, MYSQL)
for Filmarche e.V. and Achtfeld GmbH, Berlin

Schools & universities

Hannes Hirsch studied film directing at Filmarche e.V. Berlin and graduated in 2013,
Art and Media at University of Fine Arts, Berlin, classes: "Narrative Film" and "Experimental Film/Media Art", graduated in 2020.
He is an autodidact programmer (Java/Swing).

Hannes Hirsch, Skalitzerstr. 46a, 10997 Berlin, Germany

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