Short Bio F. H. Kohle, PhD

Fritz Kohle studied at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design for his bachelor and at the Northern Media School, Sheffield Hallam University for his masters degree. He earned his PhD at the University of Edinburgh.

His research explores how social media is transforming documentary production and covers community building, establishing a strong network presence, impact producing and film & campaign management in documentary production[1]. His documentary films screened internationally in the Philippines, USA and Europe[2].

As a result of his research he initiated the Tiny Doclab micro-production grant for Philippine film students in collaboration with the University of the Philippines and with his partner Arleen Cuevas, who also is a member of the Philippine production company Cinematografica[3].

In 2009 he accepted the post of Senior Lecturer in Media Management at NHTV, University of Applied Sciences, Breda, Netherlands, where he developed a special interest in documentary filmmaking practice, social media and online learning. In 2012 he obtained tenure at NHTV, University of Applied Sciences, Breda, Netherlands, as a Senior Lecturer teaching Film & TV production, while continuing his professional production practice. Fritz Kohle also supervised post-production in Berlin for Studio Babelsberg on documentaries such as Wim Wender’s Soul of a Man but also features like Jackie Chan’s 80 Days Around the World.

Kohle was Bigfoot Entertainment’s Head of Post Production until 2007. In June 2007 he joined New York Universities Tisch School of the Arts as Assistant Director for the Production and Post-production Centre, significantly contributing to the establishment of the NYU Singapore Campus. In collaboration with the Ludwigsburg Film Academy in Germany, he published the media handbook ‘Medienmacher Heute’.

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[3] Last year’s grant recipient Jeremy Bolatag graduated first class from UPI with his documentary ‘Katong Gabii’. The film was nominated at the 2018 Bafta awards.

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