Benjamin Cölle

Research assistant

Benjamin Cölle

Research assistant

Film and Television Production program


Cross-media production, story development and applied dramaturgy for film and interactive media

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Dramaturgy of different media platforms
  • Production of cross-media formats
  • Virtual reality
  • Audience engagement

Short Biography

Following his Abitur, Benjamin Cölle (*1980) worked at Amsterdam-based SPECTRUM FILM as a production assistant in 2002 and 2003. From 2004 to 2010, he studied Cultural Science with a focus on film theory and practice at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlinand at Goldsmiths, University of London.

After his graduation, he initially worked for Berlin-based Flying Moon FilmproduktionGmbH in 2010 and, from 2010 to 2017, at INDI FILM as a producer and executive producer for documentary and feature films as well as cross-media formats.

Cölle has been a research assistant in the Film and Television Production program of Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF since 2015. Besides, he continues to work as a freelance producer and executive producer. He is a Torino Film Labs and Pixel Labs alumni.

Filmography (Producer)



Cross-media project by Benjamin Cölle and Anne Drees (web documentary & strategy game accompanying the documentary film DEMOCRACY)

An INDI FILM production in collaboration with SWR / ARTE. Funded by the European Parliament (DG COMM), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, and MEDIA Creative Europe



Documentary film by Monika Grassl (90 min, HD).

Co-produced by INDI FILM, Mischief Films (AT), BR, and Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg.

Funded by MFG Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg (DE) and BKA (AT).

Festivals and awards:Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis2016 (best documentary film), Hot Docs Toronto 2016, Diagonale Graz 2016, AchtungBerlin 2016, Fünf Seen Filmfestival 2016, Durban International Film Festival 2016, Warsaw International Film Festival 2016, Chicago International Film Festival 2016, and others



Documentary film by Marisa Middleton (60 min, HD).

Co-produced by INDI FILM, SWR, and Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg

Funded by MFG Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg

Festivals: IDFA Amsterdam 2014, Fünf Seen Filmfestival2014.



Cross-media project by Julien Aubert (web documentary & mobile app accompanying the docufiction DIE BAUMEISTER DER KATHEDRALE)  

Co-produced by SEPPIA, INDI FILM, and ZDF / ARTE

Funded by Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée,MFG Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg, Communauté Urbaine de Strasbourg, SCAN – Strasbourg Creative, Région Alsace, Fondation de l'Œuvre Notre-Dame, French Ministry for Culture and Communication

Festivals: Pixel Market 2012, Prix Europa 2013, IDFA DocLab Online Catalogue 2013 



Documentary film by Johanna Bentz (78 min, HD)

Co-produced by INDI FILM, SWR, and Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg.

Funded by MFG Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg

Festivals: Terre des Femmes 2013, Filmschau Baden-Württemberg 2013 (best documentary film)