Sebastian Hofmann is an award winning filmmaker whose films have been presented at the IFFR Hivos Tiger Awards, Locarno, Sitges, La Habana, Fantastic Fest and Sundance, among other prestigious festivals. Named by Hollywood Reporter ‘Talent to watch’ in 2018. His latest feature film ‘Tiempo Compartido’ awarded him the jury prize for best screenwriting at Sundance World Dramatic competition. Halley, his first feature film, has been selected to over 60 festivals and has won 15 international awards, including the Cinevision Award (Munich Film Festival), Noves Visions Award (Sitges Fantastic Film Festival), and Best Film at FANTASIA film festival in Montreal. The Hubert Bals Fund supported Halley in 2012. In 2013 Halley had a successful cinema run in Mexico and was sold to over 60 countries via the AMC/Sundance channel. Halley was co- produced by the well-established production company Mantarraya.
In 2011 he established PIANO with producer Julio Chavezmontes as a platform for cutting edge cinematic work. In 2018 Piano had a feature film in the official competition section at Sundance, Berlin, Cannes, Toronto and Venice. In 2020 Piano will release ‘Annette’ by Leos Carax starring Adam Driver. ‘Siberia’ by Abel Ferrara starring Willem Dafoe and ‘Memoria’ by Apichatpong Weerasethakul starring Tilda Swinton.
Sebastian has a B.F.A. from the prestigious Pasadena Art Center College of Design. He studied a master class in screenwriting with Todd Solondz in 2006.