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Filmmaker . Director .
Uli Gaulke, born in the GDR, is a Cologne-based author & director of award-winning documentaries. He studied directing at the Film University KONRAD WOLF and won with his first documentary feature HAVANNA MI AMOR in 2001 the German Film Award LOLA in Gold for the Best Documentary. The film had a successful release at cinemas worldwide and was invited to BERLINALE as the opening film of the FORUM, as well as to more than 30 other festivals like CANNES, AFI FEST Los Angeles, Miami IFF, Cinema du Reel, Paris. His second film MARRY ME (BERLINALE 2003) followed COMRADES IN DREAMS, which screened at SUNDANCE World Documentary Competition 2007 and was nominated for the Grand Jury Award. After he released PINK TAXI in 2009 his film AS TIME GOES BY IN SHANGHAI (2013) premiered in HOT DOCS Toronto and won the Grand Jury Prize at Al Jazeera International Documentary Film Festival 2014. His latest documentary feature SUNSET OVER HOLLYWOOD (2018), which is currently running at german theatres, was nominated for the German Documentary Film Award and selected for the SXSW Festival. Uli Gaulkes films tell emphatic stories of people in different regions of the world like North Korea, China, Kuba, Russia, India and Burkina Faso.
Also, Uli Gaulke worked as a director & cinematographer in TV Event Documentaries like 24h JERUSALEM and 24H EUROPE, which were broadcasted at ARTE Germany/ France and TV stations all over Europe. He taught master classes in Vietnam, Korea, Russia and at the Talent Campus in Berlin and New Delhi as well as at the Film University „KONRAD WOLF“ Potsdam Babelsberg. He had retrospectives of his work in Moscow, Carli (Colombia) and Hong Kong. Uli Gaulke is a member of the German Film Academy and has been a jury member for many different classified festivals worldwide.