director, writer, producer
“Unicum in the german landscape. The German Cine-Buddha.” (Sueddeutsche Zeitung / Feuilleton)
Roland Reber is born in 1954 (Ludwigshafen). After finishing his acting school in Bochum/Germany in the 70ies, he worked as actor, writer and director at many German and international theatres such as Bochum, Essen, Zurich, Duesseldort, Hamburg, Kingston/Jamaica, Moscow etc. He has written more many theatre plays and scripts as well as texts and poems.
In 1981 he founded the Theatre Institute and worked as a director, author and actor. He was Head of the World Theatre Project (in the framework of the Decade for Cultural Development of the UNESCO and UN) which he founded in 1989 and worked as director and writer in Cairo, Mexico and the Caribbean. He was teacher for acting and directing among others in Moscow and the Caribbean.
For wtp international he works as director, writer and producer since the year 2000. All his films have been shown in various international Film Festivals and have been distributed theatrically and on DVD / BluRay and VoD.
From 2003 until 2007 Roland Reber was the official representative of the CIFF Cairo International Film Festival for the German speaking countries and the official representative for Europe of the International Damascus Film Festival. He was member of the jury at the Fantasporto IFF 2008 in Portugal, at the SITGES International Film Festivals 2007 in Spain, at the Alexandria IFF in Egypt 2003, the Dhaka International Film Festival in Bangladesh 2004 and at the 13th Cairo International Film Festival for Children 2003.
Roland Reber is almost considered a “Hof veteran” as six of is films have already celebrated its German premiere at the International Hof Film Festival in Germany (24/7 The Passion of Life, Angels with dirty wings, Illusion, The truth of lie, Taste of life, Roland Rebers Cabaret of Death).
Three of his films were shown in a “Roland Reber Films” section at the Kolkata International Film Festival in November 2003.
In November 2009 six of his feature films have been shown as a Roland Reber TRIBUTE at the 40th International Film Festival of India, Goa (IFFI).
For his theatre work he received the Schweizer Kulturpreis (1976) and received as first European the cultural prize of the Caribbean Season of Excellence (1991 and 1993). For his directing of the feature film The Room (2000/2001) he received, amongst others the Emerging Filmmaker Award 2001 in Hollywood, the Jury Choice for Foreign Film 2001 in Chicago and the President’s Award 2000 in Ajijic/Mexico and the Best Film 2001 at the Third Panorama of International Film in Thessaloniki, Greece.