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Dobrivoie Kerpenisan is an internationally awarded director and visual artist passionate in film ever since. His fresh and sensitive view received international recognition: winning 
Grand Prix in Tokyo, Golden Hugo in Chicago,  Best Film  Oberhausen Germany and others.


This brought him the invitation to screen his films in New York at MOMA, Centre Pompidou-Paris, Barbican Center London and in Hollywood for OSCAR Nomination Best Documentary.


Dobri`s ability for emotional storytelling with strong imagery made his films memorable bringing an authentic and natural spirit also to advertising.His empathetic approach can be found in photos as well. For the book - A Woman and a Half - he portraited the last german film diva HILDEGARD KNEF – on her last trip to the America. 


A break trough for the career was when his talent was discovered to shoot both DU BIST DEUTSCHLAND campaigns. All the people were captured by his genuine feeling and strong visual approach – and awarded twice with the Golden EFFIE.


From here he improved more and more his eclectic docu-style and addopted it for various commercials: all vivid, playfull and cinematic. Celebrities, Testimonials, Car commercials, Lifestyle, Music videos and Corporate films complete his portfolio and show his large interest and skills.


Director / Cinematographer Award, grant by the State of NRW, Germany
Artist Grant for New York, by the Ministry of Culture NRW
Grand Prix - Best Documentary, Tokyo, Japan, JOANE`S LAW
Best German Short Film, Int. Film Festival Oberhausen, JOANE`S LAW
Grand Prix - Best Documentary, Figueira da Foz, Portugal, JOANE`S LAW
Nomination for the Adolf Grimme Award, JOANE`S LAW                 
Nomination selection for the Documentary Oscar, Hollywood, JOANE`S LAW                 
Golden Plaque Award, Int. Film Festival Chicago, USA, JOANE`S LAW
Nomination for the Adolf Grimme Award
German Cinematographers Award, THE TIMETRAVELLER
Nomination for the Axel  Springer Award, THE COLOR OF TRUTH
Best Human Rights Film, Unesco/ Amnesty Int. Award, THE COLOR OF TRUTH       
Nomination for German Film Award, A WOMAN AND A HALF - DIE KNEF
Robert Bosch Award, Script development, Romanian Revolution - REBELS WITH A CAUSE

The Execptional Merit,  Docs Without Borders Film Festival - REBELS WITH A CAUSE

Best Documentary Award, Int. Film Festival SIMFEST - REBELS WITH A CAUSE
Winner Silver Award,
Spotlight Documentary Film Festival - REBELS WITH A CAUSE


Museum of Modern Art, New York
Centre George Pompidou, Paris
Barbican Centre, London
Goethe Institutes Worldwide
San Francisco, Mill Valley, Chicago, Hollywood
Melbourne, Bucharest, Krakow
dctp  TV (Alexander Kluge) , NHK Japan


JOANE`S LAW - Documentary - 50min.16mm 

THE TIMETRAVELLER - Documentary - 50min. 16mm 

THE COLOR OF TRUTH - South Africa´s search for Justice -Documentary- 30min.

EDELWEISSPIRATES - Youth and Resistance in the 3rd Reich -Documentary- 40min. 

IN MEMORY OF ANDREI TARKOWSKI - Script development by the Filmbüro NW

BLAST OF SILENCE - Documentary - in progress /

REBELS WITH A CAUSE - Documentary - Robert Bosch Foundation/MDR/ARTE