Luki Frieden - Director
Born, february 1973 in Bern, now based in Thun/Swiss. Study at New York Film Academy. I like people who do not take themselves too seriously and have a good sense for irony. I have a dog and a girlfriend. I maybe should have written this in a different order. In my spare time I love reading books, watching documentaries, I travel and dive. I read the "New Yorker", I like "Curb your Enthusiasm", "Family Guy", the FC Thun and plays on Broadway. In my features and commercials I always try to put humans and human emotions into the center of attention.
Website
Specialities
Author • Commercials • Corporate Films • Documentaries • Feature Films
Styles
Animals • Humour • Kids • Landscape • People • Storytelling • Vignette • Visual effects
Languages
German • English • French
  • Coop "Tier WG"Coop "Tier WG" Coop "Tier WG" • Commercial • Business • Animals • People • Humour
  • SWICA "Follow Me"SWICA "Follow Me" SWICA "Follow Me" • Commercial • Vignette • Kids • Landscape • Baby • People
  • Head Ski "One for all"Head Ski "One for all" Head Ski "One for all" • Corporate Film • Sport • Dialog • Landscape • Humour
  • 1to1 Energy1to1 Energy 1to1 Energy • Commercial • Business • Kids • Storytelling • Visual effects
  • Schweizer Fernsehen "bi de Lüt"Schweizer Fernsehen "bi de Lüt" Schweizer Fernsehen "bi de Lüt" • Commercial • Kids • Sport • Helicopter
  • BernafonBernafon Bernafon • Commercial • Business • Vignette
  • AEK Bank "Spar mit uns"AEK Bank "Spar mit uns" AEK Bank "Spar mit uns" • Commercial • Business • Kids • People • Vignette
  • AXA Winterthur "Auto"AXA Winterthur "Auto" AXA Winterthur "Auto" • Commercial • Dialog • Business
  • Ricola "Kuss"Ricola "Kuss" Ricola "Kuss" • Corporate Film • Kids • Storytelling • Landscape
  • Rausch "Die Kraft der Kräuter"Rausch "Die Kraft der Kräuter" Rausch "Die Kraft der Kräuter" • Commercial • Kids • Beauty
  • ToptipToptip Toptip • Commercial • Animals • Storytelling
  • IWC "Galapagos"IWC "Galapagos" IWC "Galapagos" • Corporate Film • Landscape • Animals • Fashion
  • UEFA EURO 08 "Long Version"UEFA EURO 08 "Long Version" UEFA EURO 08 "Long Version" • Commercial • Sport • Vignette
  • Coop "Taten statt Worte - WWF"Coop "Taten statt Worte - WWF" Coop "Taten statt Worte - WWF" • Commercial • Business • Storytelling • Dialog
  • AEK Bank "Träume"AEK Bank "Träume" AEK Bank "Träume" • Commercial • Business • Kids • Storytelling
Productions

Commercials
1&1 • AEK Bank • Allianz • AXA • Baukeramik • Beck&Bondi • Bernafon • Bfu • BLS S-Bahn • Chocolat Frey • Conforama • Die Post • Head • Helvetia • Henkel • IWC Schaffhausen • Migros • MIR • PostFinance • Price Waterhouse Coopers • Probst Optik • Pro Senectute • Raiffeisen • Revlon • Roche Pharma • Santé Suisse • Schweizer Fernsehen • SRG/SSR idee suisse • SUVA Coop • Swiss Bankers • Swisscom • Toptip • UEFA • United Nations • Visana • Völkl • Wankdorf • Westside

Corporate Films
Gerberit • IWC Galapagos • Ricola • Sika Industry • Smart • Volkl

Feature Films
2008 "Tausend Ozeane" - with Max Riemelt • 2003 "November" - with Max Rüdlinger

Awards

Commercials
EDI (Swiss advertising film award) "Best Directing" 2012 for "Sweet Tokyo"
Gold EDI, 2009 für Imagefilm IWC Schaffhausen / „Galapagos“
Silver EDI, 2004
Bronze World Medal NY Int. Advertising Filmfestival, 2007
Astrid Award NYC, 2001
Prix Kodak for „Confused Kind“
Best Short Film, New York Film Academy
Filmförderpreis Kt. Bern 1996
Study Award, Bundesamt für Kultur
Kulturförderpreis des Schweizerischen Bankvereins

Feature Film "Tausend Ozeane"
Grosser Filmpreis des Kt. Bern 2008
Cineman – Filme des Jahres 2008: 4. Platz
Wettbewerb Zürich Int. Filmfestival 2008
Wettbewerb Max Ophüls Preis 2009 Germany
Wettbewerb San Luis Obispo Filmfestival / USA
Nominiert Schweizer Filmpreis „Beste Filmmusik“
Gewinner Filmfestival Emden Germany
Wettbewerb Filmkunstfest Schwerin Germany
Wettbewerb 5 Seen Filmfestival Germany
Filmfestivals in England, French, Spane, Germany, USA, etc.

Feature Film "November"
Grosser Filmpreis des Kt. Bern 2003
Chicago International Filmfestival 2004
Sotschi Int. Filmfestival, Russia / Special Jury Prize
Nominiert Max Ophüls Preis, Deutschland 2004
Flanders Int. Filmfestival, Belgium
Peking Showcase 2004 (together with „Good Bye Lenin“)

Additional Notes

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