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 my own production company and further projects.

DOB: 11/08/1996

Based in: Germany

+49 157 51446260 / +44 770 4040641



Short-term Sister
Director & Author; produced by DRIVE beta in co-production with NDR (73′)


Same People
Director of Photography, produced by Saskia Rowlands (25′)


Jordan – Country of Refugees
Director, Editor & Producer, financed by crowdfunding (68′)


A Special Neighbour – Katla
Director & Editor, produced for Danish School of Media and Journalism (9′)


September 2019 – September 2020

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

October 2014 – July 2018

Technical University of Dortmund
BA Journalism (grade: 1.1),
Will-Schaber-prize 2019 for third best thesis about journalism

October 2014 – July 2018

Semester abroad at the Danish School of Media and Journalism, Aarhus
Programme: International Video Journalism

work experience.

July 2021 – January 2022

WDR, Cologne
Social Media Manager ARD Instagram

September 2020 – July 2021

ZDF Foreign Studio, London
Freelance news & documentary producer

January 2020 – July 2021

ARD Foreign Studio, London
Freelance news & documentary producer

April 2018 – September 2019

Euronews German, Lyon (France)
Freelance TV journalist

September 2017 – September 2019

Radio Lippewelle, Hamm
Freelance radio journalist (news, reporter, social media)

September 2017 – January 2019

Radio NRW, Oberhausen
Freelance radio reporter

September 2016 – August 2017

Radio Lippewelle, Hamm
Trainee as a radio journalist

February 2016 – August 2016

Radio 91.2, Dortmund
Freelance radio reporter

October 2014 – October 2018

Magazine “Forum”, Saarbrücken
Freelance author (culture and sports)

September 2014

SR (public service broadcaster), Saarbrücken
Intern at television news

June 2014 – July 2014

Second German Television (ZDF), Saarbrücken
Intern at a local television studio


Specialist Skills


Intro to Production Management (DV Talent, 2021)

TV research (Bectu, 2020)

Budgets Explained (Production Managers Association, 2020)

So You Want to be a Production Co-Ordinator? (Production ManagersAssociation, 2020)

Voice and speech training (Jutta Seifert, 2015 – 2017)

Video journalist (TU Dortmund, 2015)

Language skills


German (native language)

English (business fluent, level: C1)

Spanish (beginner, level: A2)

French (beginner)

Computer literacy


Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, InDesign

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

Photo: Adobe Photoshop, Gimp, Affinity Photo

Audio: Adobe Audition, Dabis

Basic knowledge in web programming: HTML, CSS, PHP

Driver license


Class B


Apparently we had reached a great height in the atmosphere, for the sky was a dead black, and the stars had ceased.

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