Photo: © Sung-Hee Seewald


Boris Seewald is a director and editor based in Berlin and seeks his form of expression in the rhythmical illustration of music.

With the intention of pursuing a career in film, he began working on his own film projects and amassing work experience in this field. Though Boris Seewald is primarily self-taught, he studied directing at the Filmarche Berlin and film studies at the Freie Universität Berlin.

His short film Momentum has won more than ten awards, including the Cinedans Dioraphte Jury Award and the WDR Förderpreis.
This led to numerous film projects including the music videos for The Feast, Spark and Disco by artist Ralf Hildenbeutel which have been shown at more than a hundred film festivals and have received several awards between them.

Since then he freelances and has completed music videos for labels including Deutsche Grammophon, has worked as director and in the post-production department for short films, corporate films, commercial films and television series.

The viral webisode #klangberlins for the Konzerthaus Berlin which he directed and edited attracted worldwide media and was awarded several times, including the Cannes Corporate Award and the Art Directors Club Peaks Award for best YouTube video of the year.

His recent short film Afterword starring Marama Corlett has been nominated at the German Camera Award and awarded with the Jury Award at the Bayreuth Filmfest and Leeds International Film Festival.


See full list of Work & Projects here

MEDIA
ShortOfTheWeek
The Creators Project
Beautiful/Decay
Tagesschau
Zeit Online
Le Monde
A Plus
Tagesspiegel
Vice
Horizont
Monster Children
Colossal
Fubiz
Spiegel Online
Gizmodo
Made in Shoreditch
Art Report
Airows
Design Faves
Visual News
Upsocl
 
FBW
National Geographic
Huffington Post

Classic FM
Musikexpress
Elektroaktivisten
Fantastic Music Video
UFunk
The Curious Brain
Promo News
Voice
Culture Pop
Stash Magazine
Vimeo
FBW
LinkTV
LangweileDich.Net
View Of The Arts
EDM
Cultural Weekly
Stocktown
La Boute Verte
Kraftfuttermischwerk
Lights Filmschool
Film Shortage
Regie.de
FilmakersFan
Play Tusu
Metalocus
Interfilm
Giessener Anzeiger
Daily Geek Show
Youth Radio
Studio Daily

AWARDS
Jury Award Leeds Film Festival 2018
Jury Award Bayreuth Filmfest 2018
Honorable Mention Cinalfama 2018
RGU Film Festival 2018
Almaty Indie Film Festival 2018
Cannes Corporate Award 2017
ADC Peaks Award 2017
German Prize for Online Communication 2017
Prädikat Besonders Wertvoll 2017
Plebeian Film Festival 2017
San Francisco Dance Film Festival 2016
Special Mention Landshuter Kurzfilmfestival 2017
Cinedans Dioraphte Jury Award 2013
Short Film Festival Uppsala 2013
WDR Promotional Award 2013
San Francisco Dance Film Festival 2013
New Vision Short Film Festival Ukraine 2013
New York City Short Film Festival 2013
Dance Film Festival Lucerne 2013
Open Eyes Filmfest 2013
Prädikat Besonders Wertvoll 2013
Snowdance Independent Film Festival 2014
Special Mention Award at Filmplus 2013
2nd Audience Award Fünf Seen Filmfestival 2013
3rd Audience Award Filmfest Schwerin 2013
Special Mention Award Ahoi Filmfest 2013
ARTE Black/White Film Award 2011
Visual Music Award 2011
FILM FESTIVALS
Leeds International Film Festival 2018
Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia 2018
NYC Indie Film Festival 2018
DC Independent Film Festival 2018
File 2018
Sopot Film Festival 2017 
Maremetraggio Shorts Festival 2017
Sedicicorto Film Festival 2017
Stuttgarter Filmwinter 2017
Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2016
Bogota Short Film Festival 2016
InShadow 2016
Bestias Danzantes 2016
London Dance Film Festival 2016
Dance on Camera 2014
Loikka Dance Film Festival 2014
interfilm Berlin 2013
Molodist 2013
Warsaw Film Festival 2013
Raindance Film Festival 2013
Emden Film Festival 2013
Fresh Film Fest 2013
Odense International Film Festival 2013
Festival de Lima 2013
Guanajuato International Film Festival 2013
International Festival of Films on Art 2013
Belgrade Film Festival 2013
Arkipel 2013
Regensburger Kurzfilmwoche 2012
BBC Music Video Festival 2011
IKFFH Hamburg 2011
NOMINATIONS
Deutscher Kamerapreis 2018
Best of Fest Blackbird Film Festival 2018
Best Directing Beeston Film Festival 2018
Golden Award of Montreux 2017
Award Finalist Twin Cities Film Festival 2017
A38-Production Grant Kasseler Dokfest 2013
Best Student Film Norwich Film Festival 2013
Best Experimental Film Ffresh 2013
Best Short Film Newport Film Festival 2013


TV BROADCASTING
ARTE - France/Germany
WDR - Germany
RAI - Italy
SVT - Sweden
EINSFESTIVAL - Germany
UR - Sweden
REVOLT TV - USA
IKONO TV - Germany
KCET LINK - USA


PUBLICATIONS
AG KURZFILM Catalogue 2018
AG KURZFILM DVD 2018
Kurz + Hessisch 2018
AVA Library 2018
DVD Junges Dokfest 2017
Stash Magazine 2016
AG KURZFILM Catalogue 2013

PARTNER / CLIENTS
3B Produktion
Kings&Kongs
machen&tun
Joroni Filmproduktion
Vice Media
Sony Pictures Television
BosePark Productions
Seed Productions
Colafilm
RAI
RBB
ZDF
RTL II
Brownbook.tv
Nowadays

Universal Music France
Berliner Philharmoniker
Deutsche Grammophon
Konzerthaus Berlin
Berlinische Galerie
Neue Meister
Microsoft
Daimler
Samsung
Ritter Sport
Chesterfield
Romaeuropa Festival
Fraunhofer Institut
Alpha Classics
New Yorker

Goethe Institute
Photokina
Alpha Classics
Feuerle Collection
Moneyou
Deutsche Telekom
Pizza.de
ABN Ambro
DBB
Vitamin E
Code Week Award
MBFW
Berlinovo
HeadtCenter
Saeilo

Scope Group
Interfilm
EuDevDays
Rebecca & Nathan
Medialis.net
MSCG
Neumann&Müller
MK+S
Track
Keyzo
Auctionata
Storetex
Elsevier
BAFA
HU Berlin