Benjamin Cantu

Benjamin is a German-Hungarian writer/director and producer. His projects range from commissions for public broadcasters, feature-films for cinema and nonfiction formats for streamers.

Benjamin’s directorial feature-film debut, Harvest (Stadt Land Fluss, Edition Salzgeber) premiered on the 61st Berlinale – Generation 14Plus and won the Berlinale Teddy Reader’s Award and best feature on the Side-By-Side Filmfestival in Russia.

On behalf of Lupa Film, Benjamin worked as creative producer on the development of Karim Aïnouz’ feature documentary THF – Central Airport (Berlinale Panorama 2018), as well as Albert Serra’s feature film Liberté (Cannes Un Certain Regard 2019)

In 2020/21 Benjamin was entrusted by Netflix Studios as showrunner of a 4×52′ true crime series, to be released in late 2021.

Benjamin is an alumni of the Torino Film Lab, and participant of EAVE, as well as fellow of the Salzburg Global LGBT Forum.