Thorsten Trimpop is a filmmaker based in Chicago. His new film Furusato古里, is a human-scale portrait of a small town in Japan's nuclear exclusion zone. It premiered at DOK Leipzig, where it won the grand prize, the Golden Dove, and is now touring film festivals worldwide.
His first feature film, The Irrational Remains, premiered at the Berlin Film Festival and won numerous awards. His earlier film and theatre work have been presented at venues as the Locarno Film Festival, The International Film Festival Rotterdam, and on European Television.
Thorsten taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, and Boston University. From 2014-17 he was a fellow at MIT Open Documentary Lab. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the School of the Art Institute Chicago.