Thomas Frickel

Thomas Frickel

Director, Writer, Producer, Camera Operator, Editor


Thomas Frickel is a German filmmaker and director based in Berlin. He is best known for his award-winning feature films and shorts.

Frickel was born in 1983 in Berlin. He grew up in the city and attended the University of the Arts Berlin, where he studied film. Upon graduating in 2008, Frickel began his career as a director, creating short films and documentaries.

In 2009, Frickel released his debut feature film, “The Great Escape,” which tells the story of a group of German soldiers who escape from a Soviet prison camp during World War II. The film won several awards, including the German Film Award for Best Feature Film.

In 2011, Frickel directed “The City,” a drama about a young man who moves to Berlin from the countryside and struggles to adjust to city life. The film was nominated for several awards and won the Grand Prix at the Berlin International Film Festival.

In 2014, Frickel released his third feature film, “Shadowland,” which follows a young woman who moves to Berlin to start a new life and discovers a dark secret. The film was nominated for multiple awards, including the German Film Award for Best Feature Film.

Frickel’s other films include “The Man Who Wanted to Fly” (2012), as well as several short films and documentaries. He has won numerous awards for his work, including the German Film Award for Best Documentary (2017) and the Berlinale Shorts Competition Award (2019).

Frickel is known for his thoughtful and compelling storytelling, as well as his use of visual effects and imagery. He is a passionate filmmaker and continues to make films that explore the human condition and examine the complexities of life.