The Lebanese Civil War may be over but the Syrian one still rages on. In Beirut, Syrian refugees take jobs as construction workers, building skyscrapers…
After graduation in North Carolina and Munich and a career as film editor, Tobias N. Siebert studied production and media economics at the University for Television and Film Munich. Today he is partner and general manager at BASIS BERLIN, an independent production company and one of the leading post-production houses in Germany. He focuses on the development of high-quality international arthouse fiction, feature documentaries and serial documentary formats, always looking for stories which can touch the audience. His production The Story of the Weeping Camel (2003)received an Academy Award Nomination for Best Documentary. Recent films include Of Fathers and Sons by Talal Derki (Winner Sundance 2018) and Taste of Cement by Ziad Kalthoum for which he was nominated for the German Film Prize.
Tobias N. Siebert is a member of the German Film Academy, the German Producers Association and a Sundance DFP, Documentary Campus and EAVE Alumni. He is also a member of the Asia Pacific Screen Academy and has been twice-nominated for an APSA as producer of Taste of Cement and Of Fathers and Sons.
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