Birthe Templin completed her education at Panico and at Westminster University in London, England. Subsequently, she received a scholarship for EKRAN at the Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing in Warsaw, Poland. She has also participated in Nordmedia GmbH's continuing education program Talents for Scriptwriting 2004. Her short films have been shown in 18 countries at international film festivals and have been awarded with, for example, the European newcomers award at the 12th Festival de Vend˘me. Besides working on various documentary film projects with other directors, she is also engaged in her first feature-length film.
A life without film would be like a beach without the sea
Ipanemafilm is committed to provocative, well encapsulated stories particularly of political import.
From the outset of its founding in 2002, the firm has placed value on politically and socially relevant subjects in films that simultaneously maintain an intimacy with the protagonist.
The firm produces short and long-format documentaries and feature films. Projects are of a collaborative nature: the director Birthe Templin works extensively among a team of authors, photographers and other directors. The company is regularly supported by nordmedia (Germany), the Nord Deutsche Rundfunk (Germany), and by international private financiers.