Jan Soldat

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Born in Karl Marx Stadt (now Chemnitz) on 21.2.1984, he has been making short films at Chemnitzer Filmwerkstatt since 2006. He took up studies in film and television directing at the ‘Konrad Wolf’ College of Film and Television in Potsdam-Babelsberg in 2008. His documentary „Geliebt / Be loved“ about Zoophilia, sexual and emotional relatiionships between men and dogs, participated in the short film competiton of Berlinale in 2010. Two years later he took part again with his Coming-Of-Age short fiction „CRAZY DENNIS TIGER“ in the Youth Program of the Berlinale, the Generation 14plus. Also in 2012 his documentary short „LAW and ORDER“, about two elderly men and thier sadomasochistic fetishes, was screened in the Panorama section of the Berlinale and afterwards in about 100 Festivals. His film school gratuation „Der Unfertige / The Incomplete“ won the CineMAXXI Award for best short film at the 8th Rome Film Festival in 2013. „Haftanlage 4614 / Prison System 4614“ his first longer documentary was screened at the 65th Berlinale Panorama in 2015. It's the second part of his four-part prisonplay-observation. full text less text