Thomas Ladenburger was born in 1975 in Ellwangen/Jagst. He began his studies at the San Francisco Art Institute, where he studied for almost 2 years with a major in Interdisciplinary Media. Then he returned to Germany and continued his education at the University of Arts Berlin where he graduated as „Meisterschüler“ in 2005.


During his masters between 2003 and 2005 he was teaching at the University of Arts.


Besides his freelance-work for different TV and cinema productions as camera man and sound engineer, he realized and produced own film works.


    Feature Films
2010   Al Halqa - In the Storyteller's Circle
Documentary, 90 min
2004   For Myself And The Others
Paola Beate von Pückler and Egypt



2013   The Halqa of Shrifa Aicha Benbaha
Documentary, 19 min.
2013   Bouia Omar - Tamer of Demons
Documentary, 18 min.
2013   Trance and Snakes - The Aissawa
Documentary, 20 min.
2013   Hassan's Rooster Training
Documentary, 10 min.
2013   Mustapha El Hansh - The Young Magician
Documentary, 17 min.
2013   Die Herb Men From The Desert
Documentary, 16 min.
2013   The Halqa Of "Msieh"
Documentary, 16 min.
2013   The Transvestites
Documentary, 11 min.
2013   The Poetry Of The Melhoun
Documentary, 14 min.
2011   Poem About Jemaa El Fna Square
Documentary, 5 min.
2000   The Ferry Lady
Experimental video, 5min.
2000   Holzschnitt/Filmschnitt
Experimental film, 15 min.
1999   Begegnung in 17 sec.
1998   San Francisco No.11
16mm S/W, 3 min.

Selected Exhibitions And Projects


2011   Al Halqa - Kinetic Sculpture
Project Manager and Artistic Director
in collaboration with Hannes Nehls,

supported by Kulturstiftung des Bundes,
in cooperation with Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

Djemaa El Fna - Hangman's Square


Exhibition "Spirit of Islam", Ruhr Triennale Duisburg


The Storyteller

Grassi-Museum Leipzig




2011   Organization Commitee Prize 
for Al Halqa - In The Storyteller's Circle
Festival Flahertiana - Perm, Russia
2010   Special Jury's Mention
for Al Halqa - In The Storyteller's Circle
24th Pärnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival
2007   NaföG-Stipend of the Berlin Senate
2006   Stipend of DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst)
1998   Student Grant - San Francisco Art Institute