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


in development

Homecoming (documentary feature)
Director & Author; produced by Flute Film GmbH (90′)

in development

Fahrschule Forzen (comedy series)
Director & Author (one of three); produced by 307 production, Studio Hamburg group (8×20′)

exp. December 2023

My Roots (documentary series)
Director & Author (one of four); produced by DRIVE beta for NDR/SWR/ARD (5×30′)

exp. May 2023

Working Conditions in Brazil (video report)
Camera & Author; produced for Y-Kollektiv, funk (25′)


Short-term Sister (documentary series)
Director & Author; produced by DRIVE beta for NDR/SWR/ARD (3×25′)


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


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


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



“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”
at the Royal Television Society Student Awards with a short version of “Short-term Sister”


August 2022 – December 2022

Hochschule der Medien Stuttgart
certified advanced training as a green consultant

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.

October 2022 – present

WDR, Cologne
Social Media Manager ARD/WDR Social Media

August 2022 – October 2022

Rbb, Berlin/Potsdam
Collaboration in setting up a new “funk”-show on YouTube & TikTok

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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