Villa Aurora Grant Recipients | 2008

Jul, Aug, Sep

Jan Koester | Filmmaker

Jan Koester | © Privat
Jan Koester | © Privat
born in Berlin

Jan Koester studied Animation at the HFF Konrad Wolf filmschool in Potsdam. His graduation film OUR MAN IN NIRVANA (2005) won many awards, including a Silver Bear at the Berlinale, a Golden Horseman at the Filmfest Dresden and a British Academy for Film and Television Short Film Award at Cinequest festival in San José. After spending three months at the artist residence Villa Aurora in Los Angeles in 2008, he worked for the music video SCHWARZ ZU BLAU for PETER FOX. In 2010 he did the animation direction for IM REICH DER SCHATTEN, a 45 minute video installation for the Landesmuseum Trier. Jan is currently working on his new animated short film EINE VILLA MIT PINIEN. The film will be finished this year.