Als Autor und Regisseur realisierte Bernd Reufels folgende Filme:

2011

Reif für die Insel

Screenwriter and director of the first season of a family coaching series (shot on Vis in Croatia, Valentia Island in Ireland and on Madeira).
6 x 45 Min.; ZDF; ZDFneo; produced by: montageplus

Abenteuer Wissen: Forsthaus Deutschland

About explorers and foresters in German forests.
In all seasons.
directed by: Klaus Kastenholz, Bernd Reufels
30 Min.; ZDF; produced by: montageplus


2010

Schwarz, Arm, Chancenlos? –
Wirtschaftspolitik am Kap

FFilm for an ARTE feature night on the policy of Black Economic Empowerment in South Africa.
ARTE, NDR; 45 Min.; produced by: zentralfilm

Abenteuer Wissen: Baikal

About ice divers, sponge researchers, seal hunters, astrophysicists and geologists aiming to fathom the secrets of Lake Baikal in winter.
30 Min.; ZDF; produced by: montageplus

37 Grad: Jung und Pleite

Film on young people in financial distress.
directed by: Anne Kauth, Bernd Reufels
30 Min.; ZDF; produced by: montageplus

Der Fall Rohwedder

A filmic investigation of the murder of the manager of the Treuhandanstalt.
directed by: Anne Kauth, Bernd Reufels
ARTE, 52 Min.; ZDF-History, 43 Min.;
produced by: Looks-Film; Berlin

Das Rote Reservat – Indianerkult in der DDR

directed by: Sascha Schmidt, Bernd Reufels
ZDF, 30 Min., produced by: zentralfilm


2009

Sommer im Ewigen Eis – Die Arktis

Two-part prime time documentary on the way of life in Greenland. A journey from the south to the extreme north.
directed by: Ulli Rothaus, Bernd Reufels
2 x 45 Min.; ZDF

Mein Traum von mir – Das Ende der Schulzeit

Long-term documentary on five pupils attending different schools all over Germany. The prime time two-part documentary accompanies the adolescents in their every-day life at home and in school.
directed by: Anne Kauth, Frank Eggers, Bernd Reufels
ZDF, 2 x 45 Min., ZDF-dokukanal 5 x 30 Min.
produced by: montageplus

Doppeltes Spiel – Klassenkampf in kurzen Hosen

Film about a GDR soccer fan who cheered for West-German teams. German-German story including celebrated contemporary witnesses such as: Franz Beckenbauer, Pierre Littbarski, Uwe Seeler, Dieter Hoeneß, Jörg Berger, Falko Götz, u.a.
directed by: Sascha Schmidt, Bernd Reufels
ZDF, 30 Min., produced by: zentralfilm

37 Grad: Verliebt, Vertraut, Verschuldet

Film on debt-ridden people and on how their partners deal with it.
directed by: Anne Kauth, Bernd Reufels
ZDF, 30 Min., produced by: montageplus

Abenteuer Wissen: Die Ostsee

Feature on the planned gas pipeline via the Baltic Sea, concepts of average and the ecosystem Baltic Sea.
directed by: Klaus Kastenholz, Bernd Reufels
ZDF, 30 Min., produced by: montageplus

Die Fürsten von Monaco: Caroline und Stéphanie

Third film of the three-part prime time documentary series.
directed by: Anne Kauth, Bernd Reufels
ZDF, 45 Min.


2008

Am Großen Strom: Mythos Amazonas

Prime time documentary on the river carrying the largest quantity of water on earth and the people living on the riverside. From the Atlantic Ocean to Manaus and upstream the Rio Negro.
ZDF; 45 Min.; produced by: montageplus

Am Großen Strom: Heiliger Nil

Prime time documentary on the longest river on earth and the people living on the riverside. From Lake Victoria to the Mediterranean.
ZDF; 45 Min.; produced by: montageplus

Majestät! Die Erben der Wikinger –
Harald und Sonja von Norwegen

Prime time documentary on the Norwegian royal couple.
directed by: Anja Greulich, Bernd Reufels
ZDF; 45 Min

37 Grad: Bankrott durch Scheidung

directed by: Anne Kauth, Bernd Reufels
ZDF; 30 Min., produced by: montageplus


2007

Abenteuer Wissen: Der neue Panama-Kanal

Crossing the Canal on a container ship with a German captain. Construction works for the planned extension. On board the world’s largest container ship. Research projects of the Hamburg Ship Model Basin
ZDF; 30 Min., produced by: montageplus

37 Grad: Große Liebe – ganz weit weg

Documentary on long-distance relationships in Tahiti and Berlin, London and Hamburg, Ingelheim and Rudolstadt
ZDF; 30 Min.; produced by: montageplus

37 Grad: Zeit der Wunder

directed by: D. Klughammer, W. Klauser, B. Reufels
Two-part documentary on adolescents in puberty.
ZDF; 2 x 45 Min., produced by: Doc.station

Königskinder: Mette-Marit und Haakon von Norwegen

Prime time documentary on the Norwegian heirs to the throne.
directed by: Anja Greulich, Bernd Reufels
ZDF; 45 Min.

Die Republik vor Gericht

directed by: Micha Bojanowski, Bernd Reufels
Documentary on the lawyer Heinrich Hannover, counsel for the defence of Günter Wallraff, Otto Schily, Ulrike Meinhof, Hans Modrow and many more
NDR, RB, NordMedia; 45 Min., produced by: zentralfilm


2006

Momella – Eine Farm in Afrika

Screenplay and director of the two-part prime time docudrama featuring Christine Neubauer, Frank Behnke und Horst Janson.
2 x 45 Min., ZDF; produced by: Ziegler-Film

Im Land der tausend Seen

Documentary on the Müritz National Park
ZDF, ARTE; 45 Min.


2005

Sternflüstern – Jenseits des Polarkreises

Four-part prime time documentary series on two German families spending over three month in north Siberia.
4 x 45 Min.; ZDF; produced by: Besta-Film, Warsaw

Baikal – Geheimnisvolle Seele Sibiriens

Documentary on the people living by the lake – bear hunters, seal hunters, shamans, fishermen and engine drivers. From the northern lakeside via the island of Olkhon to the south.
ZDF, ARTE, 45 Min., produced by: Besta-Film, Warsaw
Prix Toura d’Or 2006, Berlin

Polaris – Seele des Nordens

Two-part long-term documentary on three families living beyond the polar circle: in Greenland, Finland and Siberia.
2 x 45 Min.; ZDF; produced by: Besta-Film, Warsaw


2004

Sternflüstern – Das Sibirienabenteuer

Prime time documentary series on two German families living at Lake Baikal for almost six months.
4 x 45 Min.; ZDF; produced by: Besta-Film, Warsaw

Reiselust: Nordgriechenland – Paradies am Olymp

Documentary on people in Thessaloniki, landlords on Mount Olympus, and monks in the Meteora monasteries.
ZDF; 45 Min.

Der Lebensretter – 24 Stunden Notaufnahme

Feature about a trauma surgeon’s weekend at the University Hospital of Jena.
ZDF; 30 Min.


 

2003

Reiselust: Dubai – Boomtown in der Wüste

Documentary on a booming city.
ZDF; 45 Min.

Wie aus 1001 Nacht – das Luxushotel
Burj-Al-Arab in Dubai

Prime time documentary on one of the world’s most luxurious hotels
ZDF; 15 Min.

Tauben – Ratten der Lüfte?

Feature on pigeon fanciers and pigeon exterminators in London, Venice, Zurich and Euskirchen.
NDR; 45 Min.; produced by: zentralfilm

ZDF-Reportage: Die Schnäppchenjäger –
mit Trödlern auf Schatzsuche

Feature on the tricks of shrewd purchasers and sellers.
ZDF; 30 Min.


 

2002

ZDF-Reportage: Engel aus Stahl –
mit Luftrettern im Einsatz

Feature on a helicopter rescue team.
ZDF; 30 Min.


 

2001

Haftspuren – Chronik einer Verfolgung

Documentary on Erna Türck who was denounced to the Stasi by her mother and subsequently suffered from persecution over decades.
NDR, NordMedia; 45 Min., Produktion: zentralfilm

Deutschland, fremde Heimat

directed by: Renate Wolter, Bernd Reufels
Documentary on the every-day life in the area around the Frankfurt main station.
ZDF; 30 Min.


 

2000

ZDF-Reportage: Kein Frieden im Kosovo

News report on the German Federal Armed Forces, the UNO Administrator Tom Koenigs and German policemen in the conflict area Kosovo.
ZDF; 30 Min.


 

1999

mousse t. & the horny sexbomb

Documentary portraying the musician Mousse T. How the song “sexbomb” is produced for Tom Jones. About the mechanisms of the music industry.
NDR, NordMedia, 30 Min., produced by: zentralfilm
Förderpreis Film Niedersachsen (Film award Lower Saxony)

ZDF-Reportage: Nach Berlin! –
Eine Hauptstadt zieht um

directed by: Juana Perke, Bernd Reufels
Feature on the relocation of government and parliament from Bonn to Berlin.
ZDF; 30 Min


 

1998

Rasluka – Abschied

Documentary on the singer Maike Nowak from Leipzig who moved to a Russian village and became a successful composer of Russian songs.
HFF; 45 Min.; graduate thesis film at HFF; Festivals: Leipzig
and Munich


 

1993

Passacör

Written and directed by: Stefan Sarazin, Alaric Hamacher, Bernd Reufels
Road movie on a young couple in love travelling across Italy.
HFF, SR, SWF; 16mm; 90 Min.; Max-Ophüls-Festival,
Saarbrücken


 

1992

Film für einen Vater

directed by: Stefan Sarazin, Bernd Reufels
Documentary on the search of the filmmaker Stefan Sarazin for his father in the turmoil of war in Yugoslavia.
„Kanal 4“ on RTL and SAT1; 30 Min.; Festivals: Munich,
Duisburg, Krakow


 

1991

Jean-Luc Godard und der Heilige Gral

directed by: Stefan Sarazin, Alaric Hamacher, Bernd Reufels
Documentary on the quest for Godard and a failed encounter.
16 mm; 30 Min.; HFF; Festivals: Munich, Leipzig, Nimes

Werbespot: Mercedes-Benz

written and directed by: Stefan Sarazin, Alaric Hamacher, Bernd Reufels
2nd prize, Hennessy-Award