Christian Mertens

Portrait of Christian Mertens© P. Knittler

Lecturer for specific matters

Grenzstrasse 3
24149 Kiel
Room: C12-0.16

Focus areas

  • Direction
  • Dramaturgy
  • Scripts/Screenplays

in the areas:

  • Scenic, documentary, and experimental short movies
  • Web series, format development
  • Documentaries
  • Performance management
  • Interviewing

Thesis supervision according to my lecturing profile.

Further information

Christian Mertens is a director of documentaries, TV and cinema advertisements and music videos. His film "Wiedling" was nominated for the "Studio Hamburg-Nachwuchspreis" and the "First Steps Award". His short movie "Die andere Seite" and the music video "Baukran" for Niels Frevert each won the Schleswig-Holstein Film Award. Grimme Prize nomination in 2019 for "Draußen in meinem Kopf" (dramaturgical advice/consultation).

  • Member of VeDRA - Verband für Film- und Fernsehdramaturgie
  • Manager of "Drehbuchpreis Schleswig-Holstein"
  • Artist scholarship from the state of Schleswig-Holstein 2020


  • "So bekommen Sie Ihr Drehbuch in den Griff" (Halem Verlag)
  • "Dramaturgie" Series in the film magazine ZOOM
  • "Wendepunkt", Trade journal Dramaturgenverband VeDRA

Website Christian Mertens

Website "So bekommen Sie Ihr Drehbuch in den Griff"

Website "Drehbuchpreis Schleswig-Holstein"