Tina von Traben

„Die letzte Saison“, 2005

„Die letzte Saison”

The student teacher Daniel Weidner returns to his old school as a professor. Back there he meets his at the time admired latin teacher, who has completely changed and is disappointed in life.Even his parents don’t welcome him like he expected.

www.literatur-podcast.de offers classics of world literature such as The Castle by Kafka, Don Quichote or Casanova, as free downloads. Each week a ten-minute book sequence, read by professional actors, is published online and can be downloaded through RSS-Feed or directly from the website. Though this not-for-profit project is just in its start-up phase, it’s already had more than a million downloads. Tina von Traben co-founded this online-platform and is the artistic director. The literature podcast is free of charge & legal.


1973 Born in Traben-Trarbach, Germany
1993-1996 Studies in philosophy and German, University of Trier
2003-2005 BA in film direction, ifs internationale filmschule köln


2006 foundation grant, City of Cologne, with Kiosk Film
2007 European script development program „Pygmalion Plus“, for „Pommes Essen“
2008 Co-founder and art director of „www.literatur-podcast.de“, classical literature podcast

Filmography (Selection)

2002 No Limit Adventure Race [Documentation / Beta and DV / 2,45 min.]
2004 Kurfrieden [shortfilm / S16mm / 15 min.], Short Cuts Cologne, Cologne Conference, Filmfest Emden, Rheinkultur, arte
2005 Die letzte Saison [graduation film / S16mm / 20 min.], funded by Filmstiftung NRW; Publikumspreis Lünen, „Berlin and Beyond“ San Francisco, Filmfest Emden
2006 Poldis Engel [shortfilm / HDV / 10 min.], City of Cologne’s World Cup contribution, aired on WDR, shown at Cinepänz Filmfest
2007 Pommes Essen [feature film, pre-production, script with Rüdiger Bertram and Dagmar Niehage], script funded by Filmstiftung NRW

Participants 2008 A-Z