About

In his work London based director Florian Kaltenbach unifies strong visuals with a sharp narrative, driven by engaging emotional honesty. He is inspired by authentic multifaceted characters and themes circling around the beauty of human vulnerability.

Born and raised in South Germany, Florian moved to Berlin where he launched his career as editor, before starting out as director with a campaign for the Olympic Games. Since then Florian has successfully collaborated with brands like Adidas, Aston Martin, Coca Cola, Jack Link’s, Mercedes-Benz and Reebok. He has worked with a wide range of talent from celebrities, pro-athletes to real people, models and actors.

His recent personal project, the faceoff series, takes the audience under the skin of the sports portrayed, making the core mental challenges tangible in the narrative. The series has received multiple nominations and awards throughout Europe, the UK and the US. His commercial work for Reebok about finding a sense of calm when being in the zone during exercise has been awarded at fashion film festivals in Paris, London and New York in the categories Best Commercial, Best Fashion Film, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, and Best Directing.

With every script Florian distills the material’s natural strengths, finds cutting-edge ways to challenge the anticipated, pushing the idea the next level. His work ranges from cinematic sport films, some dipping into the classy world of fashion to projects with a more abstract and premium feel like his latest campaign for the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The films take the audience on electrifying journey where they experience the effects of the cars features on a sensual level. The campaign instantly received over a million views and an average of about 300,000 views per film, which made it a great success. 

Florian has German citizenship and permanent residency in the UK, both European and UK vaccination passports, which allows him to work and travel conveniently between these markets.


AWARDS
2021 · International Motor Film Awards, UK · faceoff Racing · Best Creative Film · nominated
2021 · jellyFEST - Season6, US · faceoff Racing · Short Shorts · nominated
2020 · New York Ind. Film Awards NYIFA, US · faceoff Racing · Best Sport Film · winner
2020 · Queen Palm Int. Film Festival, US · faceoff Racing · Best Sports/Inspirational · winner
2020 · Berlin Commercial, Germany · faceoff Racing · Best Use of Sound / Music · nominated
2020 · Berlin Commercial, Germany · faceoff Racing · Best Editing · nominated
2020 · Independent Shorts Awards L.A., US · faceoff Racing · Best Editing · winner
2020 · Independent Shorts Awards L.A., US · faceoff Racing · Best Sound Design · winner
2020 · Film Shortage, US · faceoff Racing · Pick Of The Day
2020 · Oniros Film Awards - New York, US · faceoff Racing · Best Sport Film · winner
2019 · Berlin Commercial, Germany · Reebok X Zalando · Best Fashion Film · nominated
2019 · Berlin Commercial, Germany · Reebok X Zalando · Best Direction · nominated
2019 · Berlin Commercial, Germany · Reebok X Zalando · Best Cinematography · nominated
2019 · Berlin Commercial, Germany · Reebok X Zalando · Best Editing · nominated
2019 · NYC Dumbo Film Festival, US · faceoff Fencing · Best Short Narrative · nominated
2019 · Taste Awards San Francisco, US · faceoff Fencing · Best Sports Film · winner
2019 · GSF Awards New York, US · faceoff Fencing · Best Action Film · winner
2019 · GSF Awards Cannes, France · faceoff Fencing · Best Film · nominated
2018 · London Fashion Film Festival, UK · Reebok X Zalando · Best Ad · nominated
2018 · Queen Palm Int'l Film Festival, US · faceoff Fencing · Best Short Fashion · winner
2018 · Chelsea Fashion Film Festival NYC, US · Reebok X Zalando · Best Quality · winner
2018 · Oniros Film Awards - New York, US · faceoff Fencing · Best Sport Film · winner
2018 · Oniros Film Awards - New York, US  · Reebok X Zalando · Best Commercial · hon. mention
2018 · Berlin Fashion Film Festival, Germany · faceoff Fencing · Best Idea · nominated
2018 · Berlin Fashion Film Festival, Germany · faceoff Fencing · Personal Work · nominated
2017 · Endorphin Awards, France · faceoff Fencing · Best Artistic Work · nominated

CONTACT
mail@floriankaltenbach.com