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About

Kevin Kopacka is an Austrian/Sri Lankan director, painter and video artist.


Born 1987 in Graz, Austria, lives and works in Berlin.


Education

2007 – 2013 Study of Fine Arts at the University of Arts Berlin (UdK Berlin) in the class of Leiko Ikemura

2013 – Graduation to Master Student at the UdK Berlin

Filmography (Selection)

Fiction 

2021


Dawn Breaks Behind the Eyes – Feature film (74 min) – DE
Producer, writer, director, editor

Production company: Crossbones GmbH

2020

HAGER – Feature Film (78 min) – DE
Producer, writer, director, editor, score

Production company: Crossbones GmbH

2017

DYLAN – Series Pilot (35 min) – DE
Producer, writer, director, editor, score


2016


TLMEA – short (33 min) – DE
Producer, writer, director, editor, score


2015


HADES – short (15 min) – DE
Producer, writer, director, editor, score


2014


Auf die, die noch existieren („For those who still exist) –
documentary (30 min) – DE/AT
Producer, director, editor, score

Commercial (Selection) 


2021

LS SHUNT - Hide your Face - Music video

Direction & color grading

(not yet published)

SPILL - Fashion film

Direction, editing & color grading

(not yet published)

Da braut sich was zusammen. - Advertising campaign

Direction, conception, editing & color grading

Client: fairment; (not yet published)

ID Festival: Virtual SHIUR Transcending Freedom - radialsystem

Direction & editing 

2020

Sei faul. Mach's selbst. - Advertising campaign

Direction, conception, editing & color grading

Client: fairment; Production company: HMS

I Got Your Back - Commercial

Direction, conception, editing & color grading

Client: I Got Your Back; Production company: Crossbones GmbH 

182 einhalb (Webseries), 2020

Direction, conception, editing - Episodes 0-8

Client: Radio Fritz (RBB) ; Production company: Crossbones GmbH

TILT - Music Video

Direction, conception, editing

Client: Audhentik; Production company: Crossbones GmbH


2019

Zieh mit - Recruiting campaign, 2019

Direction, conception, editing & color grading

Client: Captrain; Agency: DEBA GmbH

Production company: Crossbones GmbH

Jetzt bist du dran - Election campaign

Direction, conception, editing

Campaign comercial for the European election 2019 (Online, TV, cinema)

Client: VOLT political party, Production company: Crossbones Gmb

2018

A New Chapter - Commercial

Conception, Editing

Client: BAYER

Agency: Buddybrand

Production company: Crossbones GmbH

 
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Exhibitions (Selection)

2019

Spectra / DAVE Festival, Dresden  (DE)


2018

“Off Beat”, Schaufenster, Berlin (DE)

“Hinter den Augen de Dämmerung”, Gut Gremmelin, Lalendorf (Solo Show) (DE)


2017

“Wir Magier”, Galerie Drews, Hamburg, (DE)

“Live From Earth PU2”, Galerie Noah Klinik, Berlin (DE)

“TEFF”, AdultsOnly, Los Angeles (US)

“HWNP?/HADES”, Post-Post, Grand Central, Düsseldorf (DE)

“NOLA”, Redux, New Orleans (US)


2016

“TEFF”, Howl Gallery, NYC (US)

“The Artist Forum”, Festival of Moving Images, NYC, (US)

“YATA III”, TONI AREAL, Zürich (CH)

“TLMEA”, Burnrate, Berlin (DE)

“Hölle und Zärtlichkeit” Filmrauschpalast, Berlin (DE)

“Füttern verboten”, Galerie EuF, Berlin (DE)

“Anny Time” Concert Hall Hwang, Berlin (DE)

2015

“Everywhen” Galerie EuF, Berlin (DE) (Solo Show)

“Kein Wunder, dass es zittert” Novilla, Berlin (DE)

“Chevre Show IV” Chevre Show, Champigny-Sur-Veude (FR)

“SKILT Festival” Stadtgalerie, Bern (CH)

“Zur Perle” Mindscape Universe Embassy, Berlin (DE)

“KhH Festival” Stadt Damme (DE)

“Home?” Galerie Erd & Feuer, Berlin (DE)

“Your ID Card” ID Studios, Berlin (DE)

“The Shift” Freudenreich, Berlin (DE)

2014

“Action at a Distance: the life and legacy of John Stewart Bell” Naughton Gallery at Queen’s, Belfast (UK)

“Auf die, die noch existieren” Galerie Erd & Feuer, Berlin (DE) (Solo Show)

“Leiko Ikemura’s XXVI” Wiensowski & Harbord, Berlin (DE)

“Exploring the Multiverse – Fur in the Parallel” hosted by Lucia Kempkes @ Galerie Vincenz Sala, Paris (FR)

“Internationales Künstler Symposium” Schloss Gabelhofen, Fohnsdorf (AT)

“The Happening II” Direktorenhaus, Berlin (DE)

“Es ist nur eine Frage der Zeit” Galerie Kamm, Berlin (DE)

“Was Man Nicht Sieht” – Funkhausgalerie, Graz (AT) (Solo Show)

“EMERGEANDSEE MEDIA ARTS FESTIVAL” Vierte Welt, Berlin (DE)

2013

“In den Nachmittag geflüstert” – Raika, Graz (AT) (Solo Show)

“OCEANS – under the skin of the sea” Kunstfabrik HB55, Berlin (DE)

“The Happening” Je Regrette, Berlin (DE)

“Meisterschülerausstellung” UDK, Berlin (DE)

“Als die Sonne sich einen Tag frei nahm und der Mond still stand …”- Galerie Aquabit, Berlin (DE) (Dual Show)

2012

“Ki キ – Das Immaterielle der Dinge” Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin (DE)

“Berliner Splendor” Stadtbad Wedding, Berlin (DE)

“Was Man Nicht Sieht” Filmbar Fitzcarraldo, Berlin (DE)

“Licht und Schatten” Betahaus, Berlin (DE)

“Absolventenausstellung” UdK, Berlin (DE)

2011

“For Those Who Still Exist” – Galerie Pmvra, Graz (AT) (Solo Show)

“Walter Koschatzky Kunstpreis” – MUMOK, Wien (AT)

2010

“Heimat” – Willy Brandt Haus, Berlin (DE)

“From the Other Side” – RWE AG in cooperation with the Kunstverein Arnsberg, Arnsberg (DE)

“MyArt” – Galerie Nathan Koestlin, Artbar71, Berlin (DE)

“Dragonz, come out to play …” Galerie Queen Anne – Tapetenwerk, Leipzig (DE)

“Rough&Tough” – UdK, Berlin (DE)

“This Is Red” – Halle Zehn, Köln (DE)

 
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Screenings (Selection)

2020


FILMZ - Festival des Deutschen Kinos,

in Zusammenarbeit mit dem kleinen Fernsehspiel Mainz (DE)

HAGER - Programmkino Filmrauschpalast, Berlin (DE)

2017

VB 61-12 2017 - Volksbühne, Berlin (DE)

DeepCut Film Festival, Ontario (CA)

Genrenale5 - Babylon Kino, Berlin (DE)

Toronto Film Week, Toronto (CA)

Manhatten Independent Film Festival , Manhatten (US)

2016

Bucharest ShortCut CineFest, Bucharest (RO)

Randfilmfest, Kassel (DE)

Broadway Film Festival, NYC (US)

Third Eye Film Festival, NYC (USA)

GenreBlast Festival, Alamo Drafthouse in Winchester, Virginia (US)

Independent Days, Karlsruhe (DE)

The Artist Forum, NYC (USA)

Genrenale4, Babylon Kino, Berlin (DE)

2015

Phoenix Festival, Melbourne (AU)

SKILT Festival, Bern (CH)

Mac Horror Festival, Manaus, Amazonas (BR)

Buried Alive Festival, Atlanta, Georgia (US)

TICDIF Filmklubb, Stockholm, Schweden (SE)

Northern Frights Festival, Ontario, Canada (CA)

Raindance Festival, London (UK)

Roma Cinema DOC, Rome, (IT)

30Under30 Film Festival, NYC (US)

Berlin Film Festival, Berlin (DE)

Cannes Film Festival, Cannes (FR)


2014


Züricher Hochschule der Künste, Schweiz (CH)

FORUM Stadtpark, Graz, Österreich (AT)

 
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Awards

HAGER

Winner: Best Arthouse Film

Prix de l'Age d'Or 

TLMEA

Winner: Best Director, Best Editing

Independent Horror Awards

Winner: Audience Award

Randfilmfest Kassel

Winner: Best Short 2016

Blood Guts UK

HADES

Winner “Best Short” “Best Editing” and “Best Cinematography”

Independent Horror Awards

Winner “Best Sound Design”

Focus International Film Festival

Winner “Best Editing”, “Best Cinematography”

Fantastic Film Awards

Winner “WTF Award”

Genrenale4

Winner “Best Experimental Film”

Madhouse Film Festival