Manuel Lobmaier is a renowned Swiss director and screenwriter. He was born in Zurich, Switzerland in 1976. He is best known for his award-winning films focused on social issues.
He studied at the Zurich University of the Arts from 1995 to 1998, where he specialized in directing and screenwriting. After graduating, he worked as a freelance director and editor for several television networks.
In 2003, Lobmaier wrote and directed his first feature film, "No Way Out". The film was a critical success, and won him the Swiss Film Prize for Best Director. This launched his career in international film-making.
In 2008, he directed his first English-language feature film, "The Long Good Friday". The film was a financial success, and was nominated for several awards.
Lobmaier is also known for his work in television, having directed episodes of "The Bridge" and "The Killing". He also directed the television movie "The Price of Freedom" in 2009, which won him the Best Director Award at the International Emmy Awards.
In addition to directing, Lobmaier has produced several films, including "The Other Side of Heaven" in 2010 and "The Confession" in 2011.
Lobmaier has won numerous awards for his work, including the Swiss Film Prize in 2003, the International Emmy Award in 2009, and the Silver Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2011.
Manuel Lobmaier has established himself as a critically acclaimed director and producer, and continues to make films that explore social issues and inspire thought and debate. He is an important figure in Swiss cinema, and his work has earned him international recognition.