Philipp Lippert

Filmmaker & Journalist

Even as a child, it was clear that I would do something with media at some point. As a six-year-old, I made up plays and performed them for my parents and relatives. Later, as a teenager, I used the summer holidays to produce fictional short films with friends. With one of the films, we even made it to the finals of the regional German-French youth film competition “Créajeune”. Already back then, I was so enthusiastic about good stories that I started my own village newspaper as a 12-year-old and produced it myself for three years with the help of my father.

So it was almost logical that I started studying journalism at the Technical University of Dortmund after graduating from high school. At that time, I was fascinated by the medium of radio, which is why I later completed a one-year traineeship at a local radio station. During my semester abroad at the Danish School for Media and Journalism, however, I rediscovered my love for film – and it continues to this day. For my Master’s degree, I left Germany for London to study “Documentary Filmmaking” at Goldsmiths University of London. After an additional year in England, I am now back in Germany for the time being and, after “Short-term Sister”, I am now working towards new projects.

DOB: 11/08/1996

Based in: Germany

+49 157 51446260


in development

Ayahuasca – Medicine of the Future? (doc feature)
Director & Author; produced by Flute Film GmbH

in development

Fahrschule Forzen (comedy series)
Director (one of three); development supported by the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW

April 2024

My Roots (doc series)
Director & Author (one of four); produced by DRIVE beta GmbH for ARD Mediathek

January 2024

A Day Between Us (short)
Director & Editor

September 2023

Ballero’ per Te (short)

Sound Operator

May 2023

Exploitation in Brazil (video report)
Camera & Author; produced for Y-Kollektiv, funk

April 2021

Short-term Sister (doc series)
Director & Author; produced by DRIVE beta GmbH for ARD Mediathek


Same People (doc short)
Director of Photography; produced by Saskia Rowlands


What’s in a Name (short)
Assistant Camera


Jordan – Country of Refugees (doc feature)
Director, Editor & Producer; financed by crowdfunding; published on Amazon Prime & screened in several cinemas in Germany



“Top 30 under 30” of upcoming media talents
listed by the German media magazine “Medium Magazin”


Axel Springer prize for young journalism
nominated with “Short-term Sister”


“Best Editing” & “Best Writing”
winner at the “Royal Television Society Student Television Awards”



Hochschule der Medien, Stuttgart
certified advanced training as a Green Consultant

2019 – 2020

Goldsmiths University of London
MA Filmmaking (Screen Documentary); graduation with distinction


Danish School of Media and Journalism, Aarhus
Erasmus semester abroad; program: International Video Journalism

October 2014 – July 2018

Technische Universität, Dortmund
BA Journalism (grade: 1.1)

work experience.

October 2023 – present

Planet Wild, Berlin
Author, Director & Host YouTube Documentaries

April 2023 – present

Religion & Society Editorial Office (WDR), Cologne
Social Media Distribution of documentaries

July 2021 – present

WDR, Cologne
Social Media Manager for the brand channels of WDR & (until end of 2022) ARD – Instagram, Facebook & X

August 2022 – October 2022

Rbb, Berlin/Potsdam
Host & Social Media Editor; development of a new “funk”-channel (TikTok & YouTube)

September 2020 – July 2021

ZDF Foreign Studio, London
News & Documentary Producer

January 2020 – July 2021

ARD Foreign Studio, London
News & Documentary Producer

April 2018 – September 2019

Euronews, Lyon (France)
TV Journalist

September 2017 – September 2019

Radio Lippewelle, Hamm
Radio Journalist (news, reporter, social media)

September 2017 – September 2019

Radio NRW, Oberhausen
Radio Reporter

September 2016 – August 2017

Radio Lippewelle, Hamm
traineeship as a Radio Journalist

February 2016 – August 2016

Radio 91.2, Dortmund
Radio Reporter

advanced training.

2023 – 2024

Digital Distribution

Lecture Series; WDR


Kino Guarimba Film Residency

International short film training program in Amantea (Italy)


Intro to Production Management

Advanced Training; DV Talent


TV Research

Advanced Training; Bectu


Budgets Explained

Advanced Training; Production Managers Association UK


Intro to Production Coordinator

Advanced Training; Production Managers Association UK

2015 – 2017

Voice and Speech Training

One-to-One Sessions; Jutta Seifert


Specialist Skills


EDV: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Video: Avid certified user of Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, DaVinci Resolve

Photo: Basic knowledge in Adobe Photoshop, Gimp, Affinity Photo

Audio: Adobe Audition, Dabis

Web: WordPress; basic knowledge in HTML, CSS, PHP

Language Skills


German (native language)

English (business fluent, level: C1)

Spanish (beginner, level: A2)

French (beginner)

Driver license


Class B


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