Marc Bauder was born in 1974 in Stuttgart. He studied business administration in Cologne, St. Gallen and New York. While studying, his first works as a director came about. In 1999, Marc founded his own production company and started out shooting documentary films like “grow or go” and “jeder schweigt von etwas anderem” (Berlinale 2006).
In 2011, his feature film “Das System” debuted and it won several accolades, including the DEFA Sponsorship Award 2011 among others. His documentary film  “Master of the universe” won the European Film Award, Semaine de la Critique Prize in Locarno and German Film Critics Association Award among others. In 2014, Marc and his brother developed a light art installation, entitled LICHTGRENZE, to commemorate the 25-year anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall. He recently finished directing his feature film “DEAD MAN WORKING” (HR/Degeto), which celebrated its premiere at the Filmfest München 2016. Currently, Marc is working on a theatrical adaptation with writer Martin Behnke as well as a new feature film project.



Dead Man Working
Feature film
Production: HR/Degeto
TV broadcast: 2 November 2016 at 20:15 on ARD
2017 Winner of Grimme Preis 
2016 Filmfest München
2016 Festival des deutschen Films in Ludwigshafen
2016 Oldenburg International Film Festival


Master of the Universe
Documentary film
Production: bauderfilm/ Geyrhalterfilm
Director and writer
2015 German Documentary Film Award
2014 European Film Award
2014 Special prize of the Paris International Human Rights Film Festival Jury
2013 World premiere at Semaine de la critique, Locarno (Competition)
2013 Main Jury Award at the Locarno Film Festival 2013 German Film Critics Association Award


Das System
Feature film
Production: frisbeefilms/bauderfilm/ZDF “Das kleine Fernsehspiel”
2012 Opening film, New York, European Film Festival
2012 Nominated for the German FIlm Award in the category “Best Supporting Actor” (Bernhard Schütz)
2011 World premiere at the Max Ophüls Prize Film Festival, Saarbrücken (Competition)
2011 DEFA Sponsorship Award
2011 CineStar


Nach der Revolution
Documentary film
Production: bauderfilm/3sat
Director and screenwriter: Marc Bauder and Dörte Franke
2010 Weltpremiere DOK Leipzig 2010 World premiere at DOK Leipzig


Der Top-Manager
Documentary film
Production: bauderfilm/WDR
Screenwriter and director
2008 Friedrich Vogel Award (Main TV Award)


Jeder schweigt von etwas anderem
Documentary film
Production: bauderfilm/ZDF “Das kleine Fernsehspiel”
Director and screenwriter: Marc Bauder and Dörte Franke
2006 World premiere at Berlinale in the “Panorama” section
2006 Jury Award at Kiyv International Film Festival
2006 Nominated for a German Film Critics Association Award in the category “Best Documentary Film”
2006 Selected festival participations: Marseille, Vancouver, São Paulo, London, Duisburg, Budapest, Munich, Moscow, Sofia, Yamagata

Der Kommunist
Documentary film
Production: bauderfilm/ZDF/Arte
Director and screenwriter

2006 Opening film at Crossing Europe Linz
2007 Diagonale Graz
Funded by Fernsehfonds Austria


Grow or go
Documentary film
Production: bauderfilm/ZDF “Das kleine Fernsehspiel”
Screenwriter and director
2004 Nominations: “Grimme Preis Spezial”, “Ernst Schneider Medienpreis” , “Prix a l´affiche du monde”
2003 Festivals: Leipzig, Istanbul, Linz, Paris, Prague and Neubrandenburg among others
Source material for the play  “Unter Eis” by Falk Richter


Keine verlorene Zeit
Documentary film
Production: bauderfilm/WDR
Written and directed by: Dörte Franke, Marc and Christopher Bauder

2000 Festivals: DOK Leipzig and Dokfilmwerkstatt Poel among others