Jan Soldat

Jan Soldat
(c) Jan Soldat

* 1984, Germany

Born in 1984 in Karl-Marx-Stadt (GDR), Jan Soldat worked at Chemnitzer Filmwerkstatt from 2007-2008. From October 2008 he studied film and television at the Academy of Film and Television "Konrad Wolf" in Potsdam-Babelsberg. Jan Soldat has been a guest of the Berlinale (Shorts, Panorama, Generation 14plus), in 2014 he also was a member of the International Jury. His diploma film The Incomplete won the Best Short Film Award at the Rome Film Festival and was nominated for the German Film Critics' Award. His four-part series documenting prison-roleplays had its premieres at the Viennale 2014, Rotterdam 2015 and in the program of the Berlinale Panorama 2015. Two of his works, Coming Of Age and Happy Happy Baby, deal with the phenomenon of adult babies. After his experimental documentary Protocols in 2017 about men which want to be slaughtered and eaten, he worked mostly as editor and dramaturgical advicer. In November 2019 he started a series of "First Date Short Films", portraits about gay men and their sexual fantasies in tension between documentary and pornography. His favourite actors are Keanu Reeves, Nicolas Cage and Udo Kier.


Films (Selection)
Nullo (15min, doc), 2021
Florian (11min, doc), 2021
ERWIN (16min, doc), 2020
Resident Ground Floor (48min, doc), 2020
For Fuck’s Sake, Christian, we’re making a porn film (9min, doc), 2020
The Wanker (12min, doc), 2020
Are You Interested In A Film About Shopping? (6min, doc), 2020
Protocols(20min, doc), 2017
Happy Happy Baby (20/37 min, doc), 2017
Coming Of Age (14min, doc), 2016
Prison System 4614 (59min, doc), 2015
Hotel Straussberg (26min, doc), 2014
The Incomplete (48min, doc), 2013
A weekend in Germany (25min, doc), 2012
Crazy Dennis Tiger (25min, fic), 2012
Law and Order (9min, doc), 2012
Vacation, finally (3min, doc), 2010
Be loved (16min, doc), 2010