Daniel Carsenty wrote and directed 'After Spring Comes Fall' in 2015, a drama about a Syrian woman forced to work as an informer which celebrated its international premiere at the 39th Mostra in São Paulo and won Best Feature at the Zsigmond Vilmos Festival in Sziget, Hungary.
His second film 'The Devil's Drivers', a documentary about a Bedouin specialized in smuggling Palestinian workers, premiered at TIFF in 2021. It won the Special Jury Award at the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, the Sunbird Award, and was nominated for the Cinema for Peace Award in Berlin.
Daniel, a graduate of the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, came to directing after working as a TV journalist in the Middle East for ARTE and BBC. His films examine the origins of violence, are reflections on inter-generational trauma and explore the possibilities of forgiveness.
|2015||'The Last Barrier' with the Bosta Theatre in Jerusalem|
|2014||'Letters Home' with the Refugee Club Theatre.
Premiere as the closing show of the Festiwalla Youth Theatre Festival at the HKW – Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin with more than 1400 viewers.
|2007||'Orientation' in Leipzig with a large format photographies|
Education and Scholarships
|2019 - 2021||Directing Fellowship at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles|
|2018||Participant at the Torino SeriesLab where he developed the concept for the 8-part TV series 'The Panda'|
|2008 - 2014||Student of Directing and Cinematography at the Filmuniversity 'Konrad Wolf' in Potsdam-Babelsberg|
|2012||Participant at Berlinale Talent Campus|
|2009||Participant in an exchange program with the University of Fine Arts in Saint Petersburg|
|2006 - 2008||Student of Photography at the Academy for Visual Arts in Leipzig|
|2007||Scholarship by the DAAD – German Educational Exchange Programm to participate in an exchange program with the University of Fine Arts in Amman, Jordan|
|2004 - 2006||Trainee of TV-Journalism at the TV-Production company AZ Media in Cologne|
|2022||'Fire Born', 13min, fiction, premiere at AFI Fest in Los Angeles, winner of the Buenos Aires Indie Shorts Award|
|2021||'The Devils Drivers', 90min, documentary, premiere at TIFF, winner of the Sunbird Award and Special Price of the Jury at Thessaloniki Film Festival|
|2020||'Morsels', 15min shortfilm, American Film Institute|
|2017||'Wicked Fever' by JONAH, 3min, Musicvideo|
|2015||'After Spring Comes Fall', 93 min, fiction, premiere at the 39th Mostra in Sao Paulo, winner of the Award for Best Feature at the Vilmos Szigmond Festival, Best Production at the Achtung Berlin Festival, and 'Michael Ballhaus-Award' for Best Cinematography at the First Steps Awards|
|2013||'Cottbus Trailer 2013', 45sec, Advertisement, Distributed with over forty 35mm copies to cinemas around Germany|