Felix  Novo de Oliveira (BVK) was born 1978 in Heidelberg and grew up in Germany, Ecuador, Spain and Portugal until he came to Hamburg in 1997, starting his career in the filmindustry as an assistant camera for many feature, commercial and musicvideo – productions in Germany and abroad. In 2002 – 2007 he studied cinematography at the acclaimed Filmacademy Baden-Württemberg, where he already had the chance to shoot commercials and shorts, that were shown on renomated filmfestivals around the world and have won many prices. 2006 he attended the scholarship „The Hollywood Masterclass“ at the UCLA in Los Angeles and 2007 the „Budapest Cinematography Masterclass“.  Since 2006 he lives in Berlin with his son and works as a freelance Director of Photography for Commercials, Featurefilms and Musicvideos.

 

HONOURS (SELECTION)

German Camera-Award (Deutscher Kamerapreis) 2016 in the category „TV Movie“ for „Tatort – Schutzlos“

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY @ SEEFEST 2014 LOS ANGELES for “my beautiful country”

Cinematographers Debut´s Competition @ Camerimage 2013 for “My Beautiful Country” (Nomination)

Best Cinematography @ Price of the german Filmcritics 2013 for “Shores of Hope” (Nomination)

Cinematographers Debut´s Competition @ Camerimage 2012 for “Shores of Hope” (Nomination)

Panavision Special Award for best cinematographic techniques @ Camerimage 2007 for Milan

Best Cinematography @ Groundbreakers Award, USA for High Maintenance

Best Cinematography @ VDW-Award 2007 (Nomination) for 13th Street “Shoemaker” 

Best Cinematography @ VDW-Award 2007 (Nomination) for 13th Street “Tramper” 

Student Oscar @ Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 2007, L.A., USA for Nimmermeer – “Honorary Foreign Film Award”

Student Oscar @ Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 2007, L.A., USA for High Maintenance – “Narrative Award”

Student Oscar @ Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences 2007, L.A., USA for Milan (Nom) – “Honorary Foreign Film Award”

Kodak Eastman Award, Germany 2006 for Nimmermeer

Kodak Eastman Award, New York 2006 for High Maintenance

1. Price @ Kodak cinematography award 2006, Germany

German Camera-Award (Deutscher Kamerapreis) 2006 (Nomination) for Nimmermeer

German Camera-Award (Deutscher Kamerapreis) 2005 (Nomination) for “the stanger and the monkey”

Kodak Camera Price 2005, Germany (Nomination)