Benno Trautmann
(Germany)

Benno Trautmann was born in 1947 in Germany. He went to school, to highschool, to the art academy, studying photography (Kunsthochschule Mainz, 1967-1968) and filmmaking (Kunsthochschule Kassel, 1969-1973). Since 1974 he is working as a freelance filmmaker, photographer, cameraman, soundman, editor, author and producer. Living in Berlin. 1976 he founded together with filmmaker Antonia Lerch the Lerch-Trautmann-Filmproduction, 33 films in 33 years. He took part in numerous festivals and exhibitions, looking for money and awards. Madman´s Dictionary is his first step back to his roots, with the backing of Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, special section: artistic low budget documentary.

Filmography
Hindukusch
West Germany, 1988
Der Geschlagene kotflügel
West Germany, 1986
Die spitze des eisberges
West Germany, 1982
Im labyrinth
West Germany, 1979
Gehirne
Germany, 2007
Hinterbliebene
Germany, 2007
Foto-session
Germany, 2006
Gehirsektion
Germany, 2004
Simulationspatientin
Germany, 2004
Anatomie der trauer
Germany, 2003
Neue gehirne - Gehirnwaschmaschine 1
Germany, 2002
Kind im speed test
Germany, 1996
Saal der verlorenen schritte
Germany, 1992
Mistkäfer
Germany, 1990
Der Todesspringer
87´, West Germany, 1985
Der Umsetzer
75´, West Germany, 1976
Madman's Dictionary
63´, Germany, 2010

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