Roland Reber

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.

filmography as director /writer (excerpt):

Roland Rebers Cabaret of Death (2019), feature, media satire
Taste of Life (2017) feature, erotic dramedy
Illusion (2013), feature, drama
The truth of the lie (2011), feature, psycho drama
Angels with dirty dirty wings (2009/2010), feature
My dream or Loneliness never walks alone (2007), feature
24 / 7 – The Passion of Life (2006), feature
The Dark Side of our Inner Space (2003), feature
Pentamagica (2002/2003), feature
Sind Mädchen Werwölfe….? – Are Girls Werewolves…? (2002), short
Das Zimmer- the room (2000/2001), feature – 6 international awards
Zwang-Compulsion (2000), short – awarded as best social film, Pisticci/Italy
Der Fernsehauftritt – on television (1999), short
Der Koffer – the bag (1999), short
Manuel (1998), short
Ihr habt meine Seele gebogen wie einen schönen Tänzer (1979), feature

and various commercials and image films.

  • 2008 Fantasportas International Filmfestival, Porto / Portugal
  • 2007 Sitges International Filmfestival, Sitges / Spain
  • 2004 International Filmfestival Dhaka / Bangladesh
  • 2003 International Filmfestival of Alexandria / Egypt
  • 2003 Children International Filmfestival, Cairo / Egypt
  • During the IFF 2004 in Dhaka Roland was holding a speach with the topics cinema, society and censorship.


for his feature film das zimmer – the room (author and director):

2001 Emerging Filmmaker Award
angelciti International Film Festival, Hollywood
“ … for ourstanding performance in the arts of cinema… “

2001 Jury Choice for Foreign Film
angelciti Chicago International Film Festival

2001 Best Film of Panorama
3rd Panorama of Independent Filmmakers 2001 Thessaloniki, Greece

2000 President`s Award
Ajijic Festival International de Cine 2000, Mexico
“ … innovativ and provocant … outstanding film … “

2000 Producer of the year
Bayerisches Filmzentrum, Bavaria Munich, Germany
… for the films das zimmer – the room (author and director) and Highlights Get Together 2000 (Producer),
“ … for special and outstanding performance … and the directing of Roland Reber (Das Zimmer – the room) … “

2002 Best Social Film
short film Zwang – compulsion (diretor) Luciana International Film festival, Pisticci, Italy

From 2003 to 2007 Roland Reber was the official representative of the Cairo International Filmfestival in Germany and the representative of the International Damascus Film Festival for Europa.


Season of Excellence 1991 and 1993, Caribbean. First European to receive this cultural prize

Schweizer Kulturpreis 1976, Zürich, Switzerland


“Roland Reber: An institution in direction. To say that he is an exceptional director would only describe him half-heartedly.” (Hindustan Times, complete article)

“Unicum in the German Cinema landscape! German Cinema-Buddha: Roland Reber!“ (Sueddeutsche Zeitung / Feuilleton, Hans Schifferle, entire article)

“The films of Roland Reber and his small committed team are discoveries of an independent cinema which are rare in the international film community.”
(Feuilleton, Süddeutsche Zeitung)

„Roland Reber on movies & censorship.“ (New Age Extra, entire article)

„Cinema, Men, Society.“ (about Censorship, Forum of the Dhaka Int’l Film Festival, Bangladesh)

Interviews of Roland Reber about individual films please go to the respective film website!