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Fritz Kohle is an IMEM faculty-member, graduated from the Surrey Institute of Art and Design and obtained his masters at the Northern-Media School, Sheffield Hallam University. In March 2018 he was awarded a Doctorate from the University of Edinburgh (Thesis: Whose documentary is it anyway?)

Fritz worked as location-manager on the Channel 4 UK feature-film Prometheus, was Head of Productions at the Lux-Centre London and Field Producer for iBeam Europe. As freelance Producer in London he contributed to the German TV-series Marienhof with a daily viewership exceeding 6 million. He post-produced feature-films for Studio Babelsberg Berlin, including Wim Wender's Soul of a Man, and Jackie Chan's 80 Days Around the World.

Until 2007 Fritz was Bigfoot Entertainment's Head of Post Production and then joined New York Universities Tisch School of the Arts as Assistant Director for the Production Centre, contributing to the establishment of the NYU Singapore Campus.

Publications include the book Medienmacher Heute, published in collaboration with Ludwigsburg Film Academy, Germany, various chapter contributions on Social Media in collaboration with Professor Vladlena Benson of Kingston University, chapter contributions for Professor Baris Coban of Dogus University, Turkey, various peer-reviewed and published papers as well screenings of his documentaries in the Philippines, Vietnam, USA, the Netherlands and Germany.

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Research Output 2010 2018

Reappraising social media : the rise of the global digital family

Kohle, FH., 2018, Handbook of research on examining cultural policies through digital communication . Önay Dogan, B. & Ünlü, DG. (eds.). IGI Global, p. 362-390 29 p. (Advances in multimedia and interactive technologies)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Whose documentary is it anyway?

Kohle, FH., 2 Oct 2017

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisScientific

Social Media in Documentary Practice

Kohle, FH., 2016, Analyzing the strategic role of social networking in firm growth and productivity. Benson, V., Tuninga, R. & Saridakis, G. (eds.). Hershey: IGI Global, p. 188-213 26 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Abuse of the social media brain : implications for mediaproducers and educators (Chapter 5)

Kohle, FH. & Raj, S. J., 2015, Implications of social media use in personal and professional settings. Benson, V. & Morgan, S. (eds.). Hersey: IGI Global, p. 1-311

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

Journalistic independence : how social media are reshaping power structures in news broadcasting

Kohle, FH., Raj, S. J. & Mazo, L., 2015, In : Social, Health and Communication Studies. 2, 1, p. 74-100

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Activities 2009 2014

  • 1 Contribution at a conference
  • 1 Contribution at workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Guest lectures/talks/presentations (not at a conference)

ASEAN film workshop (Association of South East Asian Nations) : Part of the ASEAN ROK filmmakers initiative at UP campus Los Banos

Kohle, F. (Speaker)
15 Jul 20098 Aug 2009

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventContribution at workshop, seminar, course

Pinoys conquering the world: how to produce independent Filipino films for an international market

Kohle, F. (Speaker)
23 Jul 2011

Activity: Talk or presentationGuest lectures/talks/presentations (not at a conference)

Chair panel 'The virtual world : journalism, film-making and social media'

Kohle, F. (Chair)
27 Jun 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventContribution at a conference


Award for documentary/film: God, church, pills and condoms

FH Kohle (Recipient), 25 Dec 2011

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)