Ruben Schlembach

Ruben Schlembach

BA Film | Screenwriting


Author (a. o. BIRDS OVER WARSAW)


RUBEN SCHLEMBACH born 1994 in Munich | 2012 Abitur | Traveling and jobbing | Three semesters of studies in comparative literature and various languages | Own short films | 2015-2018 BA Film "Screenwriting" at ifs Internationale Filmschule Köln

Filmography (Selection)

ifs Projects


Bonjour Monsieur Baguette

2018 | Feature Film | approx. 10 min.

Das Fräulein und der Blues

2018 | Feature Film | 12 min.

Woman Marianne mit Ratte

2017 | Feature Film | approx. 240 min.


2017 | Feature Film | approx. 70 min.


2016 | Feature Film | approx. 45 min.


2015 | Feature Film | 10 min.

Assistant Director


2018 | Collagen Film | 30 min. | Competition Medium Length Film "Film Festival Max Ophüls Preis"

Dramaturgical Consulting

Ein bisschen Paris

2017 | Feature Film | 30 min. | Int. Hofer Filmtage, 2nd. Audience Award "KFFK / Kurzfilmfestival Köln"

Further Screenwriting Projects

Sachliche Romanze

2018 | Feature Film | 10 min.

12-Bar Blues

2018 | Feature Film | 10 min.


2018 | Improvisation Film | 15 min.

I'm not looking for the classic stories, but rather for the absurdities of everyday life, for the melancholy and laconic wit and the trivialities of human coexistence. People constantly misunderstand each other, talk past each other, feel lost, overwhelmed and out of place. Nothing ever seems to work out and function as planned, and yet you never stop going out and trying again and again. If you just look, listen and observe closely enough, there is an atmosphere inherent in every situation that can be funny and tragic or both at the same time. I always try to find this atmosphere in order to tell it together with other seekers.

Ruben Schlembach

Alumnus & Author

Showcase ifs films and screenplays