CARL-A. FECHNER

Director Carl-A. Fechner

Carl-A. Fechner is a journalist, filmmaker, producer and activist for peace and environmental issues.

Carl-A. Fechner

 

Change is the topic of his life: For 25 years, his company fechnerMEDIA has been promoting examples of sustainable living and has won numerous international awards for its documentary films, PR campaigns and crossmedia projects. fechnerMEDIA takes active part in social transformation. Sustainability is his central theme, concretely, the beginning of the solar era, the realization of a solar society.

After producing more than 50 TV documentaries, Carl-A. Fechner produced and directed his first cinema documentary in 2010 called THE 4TH REVOLUTION – ENERGY AUTONOMY. It became the most-seen feature-length German documentary. In 2016 his second cinema documentary followed, focused on the energy transition in Germany.

 

As a winner of the European Solar prize and the B.A.U.M.-Environmental prize, Carl-A. Fechner has long been advocating the need for fundamental change. In 2016 his second cinema documentary followed, focusing on the energy transition in Germany.

Filmography (Selection):

 

• 2017   CLIMATE WARRIORS (director; theatrical release)

• 2006   THE FARMER AND I (producer; TV production)

• 2016   POWER TO CHANGE – THE ENERGY REBELLION (producer, director; theatrical release)

• 2013   ARTE THEME EVENING: FUTURE OF THE CITIES (producer; TV production)

• 2013   EU-INITIATIVE CONCERTO (director, commissioned by Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum; TV production)

• 2012   WHEN YOU´VE GONE I´ll STILL BE HERE (director; TV production)

• 2012   LAST CALL (co-Producer; TV production)

• 2011   NUCLEAR WASTE IN MY BACKYARD (producer; TV production)

• 2010   THE 4th REVOLUTION: ENERGY AUTONOMY (director, producer; theatrical release)

• 2008   ON A KNIFE EDGE (Producer; TV production)

• 2007   WANGARI MAATHAI – MOTHER OF THE TREES (co-director; TV production)

• 2007   LOVE, SEX AND MOPED (co-producer; TV production)

• 2006   OCEANIC POWER (director; TV production)

• 2005   TREASURE HUNT IN ASIA – THE MYSTERY OF A FORGOTTEN KINGDOM (producer, TV production)

 • 2003   FIREWORKS – THE GERMANS AND THE IRAQ WAR (director, TV production)

• 2003   DANCING FOR LIFE…! (director, TV production)

Awards (Selection):

 

The Farmer and I

• Winner Best Documentary Film Polish International Film Festival 2016
• Winner Hollywood Int. Independent Documentary Award 2016
• 37. Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis 2016

 

POWER TO CHANGE – THE ENERGY REBELLION

• Platinum Award, World Documentary Awards, Indonesia, 2017
• Outstanding Excellence Award, Docs Without Borders Film Festival, USA, 2017
• Hollywood International Independent Documentary Award (WINNER June Edition), USA, 2016
• DEAUVILLE GOLDEN GREEN AWARD, France, 2016
• Best Feature Film/Full Length Documentary, KUALA LUMPUR ECO FILM FESTIVAL, Malaysia, 2016
• Best Director ifab Award, International Film Awards Berlin, Germany, 2016
• Impact Award, Vancouver International Film Festival Canada, 2016
• „Jury Mention“ in category „Another World is possible“, International Documentary Film Festival of Mexico City, Mexico, 2016

 

WHEN YOU´VE GONE I´ll STILL BE HERE!

• Media Award of Kindernothilfe, Germany, 2013
• Green me Award 2013

 

THE 4th REVOLUTION – ENERGY AUTONOMY

• Baikal Film Festival audience awardRussia, 2012
• Special Price NaturVision-Jury, Germany, 2011
• TOP 3 German Sustainability Award, 2010
• German Film Rating Board /”Seal of approval: Highly recommended”, 2010