Villa Aurora Grant Recipients | 2023

Jan, Feb, Mar

Florian Baron | Filmmaker

Florian Baron | © Johannes Waltermann
Florian Baron | © Johannes Waltermann

Born in 1984, Florian Baron took his first steps as a filmmaker during high school. From 2004 until 2006 Florian Baron lived in Japan, where he worked on several film and video art projects.

From 2007-2012 he was a student in the director's department at the University for Film and Television “Konrad Wolf” in Potsdam. He directed the documentary “RADIO TAXI” for ARTE, and graduated with his film “THE FINAL CALL”.

In the following years he worked in the USA on his documentaries "Joe Boots" and "STRESS".

In 2020 Florian Baron co-founded the production company Cannery Row Films in Cologne.


Filmography (Selection)

2018 | STRESS, 83min, Doc.

2017 | Joe Boots, 29min, Doc. (commissioned by ZDF/3Sat)

2012 | THE FINAL CALL. 60min, Doc.

2010 | RADIO TAXI, 18min, Doc. (commissioned by ARTE)


Awards (Selection)

2018 | STRESS ‒ Next Masters Competition DokLeipzig, awarded with the DEFA sponsoring Prize

2017 | Joe Boots ‒ German Human Rights Film Prize, award for best documentary at doxs! Duisburg, nominated for the German Short Film Awards

2010 | RADIO TAXI ‒ awarded as best documentary at the film festival FICMEC, Beirut