About

Self taught filmmaker Florian Kaltenbach is passionate for adventure, loves to be challenged and when he is in, he is all in. In his work, he unifies strong cinematic visuals with a sharp narrative, driven by engaging emotional honesty. He is inspired by interesting and multifaceted characters. The themes of his work tends to circle around mental or physical challenges and the beauty of human vulnerability.

This anthropologic curiosity was developed during his formative years, leaving Germany for Tunisia with his mum, he was entranced by this new culture he had been parachuted into.

In his recent personal project, the Faceoff series, Florian worked in collaboration with Adidas and Aston Martin Racing, creating a set of films that take the audience under the skin of the sports; exploring the mental and physical challenges at their core. The Faceoff series has received multiple festival nominations and awards throughout Europe, the UK and the US.

His commercial work for Reebok, crosses the line from sports into fashion and has been awarded at fashion film festivals in Paris, London and New York.

Florian has worked with a wide range of talent from pro-athletes to real people, models and actors. He is a strong believer in close collaboration, respectful communication and giving the people he works with room to play their active part in bringing the vision to life. Having successfully worked as an editor for about a decade, he has a precise understanding about what he needs from a take and how it all comes together.

Florian is currently completing his latest project for a car brand remotely whilst on lockdown in his East London flat, as well as prepping the last and possibly most ambitious part of the Faceoff series and developing his first feature project.

Although he is not able to partake in his normal high octane leisure activities, he is enjoying his weekly walks to the supermarket, daily runs and working from the garden office he shares with the neighbours cat Kelly - who seems slightly confused about the sudden silence.


CONTACT
mail@floriankaltenbach.com


AWARDS
2020 · New York Ind. Film Awards NYIFA, US · faceoff Racing · Best Sport Film · winner
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, Italy · 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, Italy · faceoff Fencing · Best Sport Film · winner
2018 · Oniros Film Awards, Italy  · 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