Annette Focks

Biography

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Cinema

Jagdsaison, 2022
Directed by Aron Lehmann

Best Birthday Ever, 2022
Directed by Michael Ekbladh

Wunderschön, 2021
Directed by Karoline Herfurth

Rocca verändert die Welt, 2019
Directed by Katja Benrath

Sweethearts, 2019
Directed by Karoline Herfurth

Ostwind – Der große Orkan, 2019
Directed by Lea Schmidbauer

The Chinese Widow, 2017
Directed by Bille August

Eleanor & Colette (55 Steps), 2017
Directed by Bille August

Ostwind 3 – Aufbruch nach Ora, 2017
Directed by Katja von Garnier

SMS für Dich (SMS for You), 2016
Directed by Karoline Herfurth

Die Blumen von Gestern (The Bloom of Yesterday), 2016
Directed by Chris Kraus

Die göttliche Ordnung (The Divine Order), 2016
Directed by Petra Biondina Volpe

Ted Sieger's Molly Monster (Molly Monster – Der Kinofilm), 2016
Directed by Matthias Bruhn, Michael Ekbladh, Ted Sieger

Ostwind 2, 2015
Directed by Katja von Garnier

Alles ist Liebe (All is Love), 2014
Directed by Markus Goller

Silent Heart – Mein Leben gehört mir (Stille hertje), 2014
Directed by Bille August

Ostwind – Zusammen sind wir frei, 2013
Directed by Katja von Garnier
Nomination for the German Film Award 2014 for Best Music

Nachtzug nach Lissabon (Night Train to Lisbon); 2013
Directed by Bille August

Ruhm (Glory), 2012
Directed by Isabel Kleefeld

Oma & Bella, 2012
Directed by Alexa Karolinski
Documentary Feature

Simon and the Oaks (Simon och ekarna), 2011
Directed by Lisa Ohlin
Nomination for the Swedish film award Guldbagge 2012 (Best Music)

Dreiviertelmond, 2011
Directed by Christian Zübert

Longing for Beauty – Sehnsucht nach Schönheit, 2010
Directed by Julian Benedikt
Documentary Feature

Dschungelkind, 2011
Directed by Roland Suso Richter

Wer wenn nicht wir, 2011
Directed by Andres Veiel

Poll (The Poll Diaries), 2010
Directed by Chris Kraus
Best Score at the "Festival Internazionale del Film di Roma"
Nomination for the "Preis der Deutschen Filmkritik" (German Film Critics Association) 2012
Premio la X 102 a la Mejor Música at the 10ma. Muestra Internacional De Cine De Santo Domingo, República Dominicana 2009

Themba – Das Spiel seines Lebens (Themba – The Game of His Life), 2010
Directed by Stefanie Sycholt

John Rabe, 2009
Directed by Florian Gallenberger

Die drei ??? – Das verfluchte Schloss, 2009
Directed by Florian Baxmeyer

Der Architekt, 2008
Directed by Ina Weisse

Krabat, 2008
Directed by Marcco Kreuzpaintner
Nomination for the German Film Award 2009 for Best Music

Die drei ??? – Das Geheimnis der Geisterinsel, 2007
Directed by Florian Baxmeyer

Ein fliehendes Pferd, 2007
Directed by Rainer Kaufmann
Nomination for the German Film Award 2008 for Best Music

Die wilden Hühner und die Liebe, 2007
Directed by Vivian Naefe

Vier Töchter, 2006
Directed by Rainer Kaufmann

Vier Minuten, 2006
Directed by Chris Kraus
Nomination for the European Film Award 2007 in the category Prix d'Excellence
Grand Prix spécial du Jury for Best Score at the 8th Festival International Musique & Cinema d'Auxerre (France)

Der Liebeswunsch, 2006
Directed by Torsten C. Fischer

Oh, wie schön ist Panama (The Trip to Panama), 2006
Directed by Martin Otevrel

Vier Fenster, 2006
Directed by Christian Moris Müller

Die wilden Hühner, 2006
Directed by Vivian Naefe

Das Paradies auf Erden (Paradise on Earth), 2003
Directed by Hans Madej
Documentary Feature

Malunde, 2001
Directed by Stefanie Sycholt

Als Großvater Rita Hayworth liebte (Ab ins Paradies), 2000
Directed by Iva Svarcová

TV

Sugarlove (Sugarlovedotcom WT), 2021
Directed by Isabel Kleefeld

Frieden, 2020-
Directed by Petra Biondina Volpe
TV mini-series, 6 episodes

Lotte am Bauhaus, 2019
Directed by Gregor Schnitzler
Nomination Best Music German Television Award

Zeit der Geheimnisse (Holiday Secrets), 2019
Directed by Samira Radsi
TV mini-series, 3 episodes

Inga Lindström – Klang der Sehnsucht, 2019
Directed by Stefanie Sycholt

Totgeschwiegen, 2019
Directed by Franziska Schlotterer

Lotte Jäger und die Tote im Dorf, 2018
Directed by Francis Meletzky

Rufmord, 2018
Directed by Viviane Andereggen

Bella Block, 2001-2017
Music for 7 episodes
Directed by Joe Baier, Markus Imboden, Chris Kraus, Dagmar Hirtz

Die Freibadclique (Summer of 44 – A Lost Generation), 2017
Directed by Friedemann Fromm
German Television Award for Best Music

Atempause, 2017
Directed by Aelrun Goette

Kästner und der Kleine Dienstag, 2016
Directed by Wolfgang Murnberger

Im Zweifel, 2016
Directed by Aelrun Goette

Besuch für Emma, 2015
Directed by Ingo Rasper

Die Eisläuferin, 2015
Directed by Markus Imboden

Auf der Straße (Secret Hope), 2014
Directed by Florian Baxmeyer

Das Zeugenhaus, 2014
Directed by Matti Geschonneck

Der Prediger, 2014
Directed by Thomas Berger

Weit hinter dem Horizont, 2013
Directed by Stefanie Sycholt

Ein Jahr nach morgen, 2012
Directed by Aelrun Goette

Ein starkes Team – Die Gottesanbeterin, 2012
Directed by Markus Imboden

Die Löwin, 2012
Directed by Stefanie Sycholt

Lüg weiter, Liebling, 2010
Directed by Gabriela Zerhau

Romy, 2009
Directed by Torsten C. Fischer

Mein Mann, seine Geliebte und ich, 2009
Directed by Dagmar Hirtz

Schlaflos, 2009
Directed by Isabel Kleefeld

Mein Leben – Marcel Reich-Ranicki, 2009
Directed by Dror Zahavi

Ein starker Abgang, 2008
Directed by Rainer Kaufmann

Gwendolyn, 2007
Directed by Stefanie Sycholt

Ich wollte nicht töten, 2007
Directed by Dagmar Hirtz

Einfache Leute, 2007
Directed by Thorsten Näter

Auf ewig und einen Tag, 2006
Directed by Markus Imboden

Leo, 2006
Directed by Vivian Naefe

Arnies Welt, 2005
Directed by Isabel Kleefeld

Die Leibwächterin, 2005
Directed by Markus Imboden

Das Gespenst von Canterville, 2005
Directed by Isabel Kleefeld
German Television Award 2005 Best Music

Marias letzte Reise, 2005
Directed by Rainer Kaufmann
German Television Award 2005 Best Music

Bella Block: ...denn sie wissen nicht, was sie tun, 2005
Directed by Markus Imboden
German Television Award 2005 Best Music

Wellen, 2005
Directed by Vivian Naefe
German Television Award 2005 Best Music
Nomination for the FIPA d'Or (Biarritz) – European Award

Spiele der Macht – 11011 Berlin, 2005
Directed by Markus Imboden

Die Kirschenkönigin, 2004
Directed by Rainer Kaufmann
German Television Award 2005 Best Music

Wieder im Amt – Der Job seines Lebens 2, 2004
Directed by Hajo Gies

Schattenlinie, 2003
Directed by Markus Imboden

Der Job seines Lebens, 2003
Directed by Rainer Kaufmann

Der Seerosenteich, 2003
Directed by Johannes Fabrick
2 episodes

Der Tod ist kein Beweis, 2002
Directed by Dagmar Hirtz

Der Morgen nach dem Tod, 2002
Directed by Sibylle Tafel

Marienhof, 2000-2001
Directed by: div.
15 episodes

Sophie – Sissis kleine Schwester, 2001
Directed by Matthias Tiefenbacher

Schwiegermutter, 2000
Directed by Dagmar Hirtz


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MUSIC FOR TV

LOTTE AM BAUHAUS

Director: Gregor Schnitzler
Music: Annette Focks

Lotte am Bauhaus tells the story of a young female student at the famous Bauhaus Design Academy in the early 1920's, inspired by the real life of designer Alma Siedhoff-Buscher.

Nomination German Television Award 2020 for Best Music

FILMSCORE

THE CHINESE WIDOW (IN HARM'S WAY)

Director: Bille August
Music: Annette Focks

In the 1940s, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor destroyed Americans' morale. The president of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt, decided to risk it all to bomb Tokyo, raising the public's hopes. B25 aircraft, led by U.S lieutenant colonel Jimmy Doolittle, departed from USS Hornet aircraft carrier ahead of schedule in violently stormy seas. After completing their mission, the pilot and crew had to bail out over the coast near Zhejiang, China due to fuel shortage from taking flack to their right wing. A young pilot, Jack Turner, was saved by a young local widow named Ying, who risked her life as she hid the injured American pilot in her house and helped him escape. Despite not being able to communicate verbally, they fell for each other. She gave her life for him during the escape. He rescued her daughter and brought her safely back to the USA.

FILMSCORE

FOUR MINUTES (VIER MINUTEN)

Director: Chris Kraus
Music: Annette Focks

Traude Krueger gives piano classes in a prison for a few prisoners and security guard Mütze. When she sees the rebel and aggressive Jenny Von Loeben playing piano, she immediately identifies her potential and offers to teach her for a competition. Frau Krueger finds that Jenny was a prodigy when she was a child; abused when she was a teenager and imprisoned for murdering and decapitating a man. Along the period they work together, Krueger discloses secrets about her love in World War II while the self-destructive Jenny has four minutes of glory and recognition of her talent.

Nomination for the European Film Award 2007 in the category Prix d'Excellence
Grand Prix spécial du Jury for Best Score at the 8th Festival International Musique & Cinema d'Auxerre (France)