Lukas Schöffel

Lukas Schöffel

Born in Vienna in 1987. Studied theatre, film and media studies at the University of Vienna from 2008 to 2011. Studied cinematography at the Film Academy Vienna, with Prof. Wolfgang Thaler since 2011. Graduated in 2016 with his bachelor movie Carry On (Esel), which won several festival prizes. In his master degree he studied in Mexico City from 2016 to 2018 at the university „Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica“.
Graduated in March 2023 from his master degree with the film Rupture (Der Riss/ First Steps Award 2023: Best mid-length film; Max Ophüls Preis; Diagonale).

Lives and works in Vienna.

Filmography (selection):
2024 Mâine Mă Duc - Tomorrow I Leave, documentary, 75min. | director, DOP
2019 Macho Woman, documentary, Mexiko, 52min.  | director, DOP

2022 Der Riss, fiction, 54min. | DOP (dir: Paul Ertl)            
*Best Mid-Length Film, First Steps Award, DE, 2023
2021 Nördlich von Libyen, documentary, 60min. | DOP (dir: Luise Müller)
2014 Esel, short fiction, 23min. | DOP (dir: Rafael Haider)            
*Best of Festival Award, Festival Palm Springs, USA, 2015            
*Best Student Short Film Award, Cleveland International Film Festival, USA, 2016            
*Best Short Film Award, San Jose International Short Film Festival, USA,            
*Jury Prize, Saint Cloud Film Festival, USA, 2015
*Sakura Prize, Poitiers Film Festival, France, 2015            
*Nomination for Best Short, Austrian Film Award, 2016 

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