The Bookartist

A Film by Christine Nippoldt


The aspiring artist Robert Nippoldt has a vision: He wants to make a book. It shall be bright and bold – and bring him wealth and glory. Quickly, the publisher is won over and the artist is able to begin his work. Has he bitten off more than he can chew? The true story about the creation of an award-winning book.


  • Picture of Christine Nippoldt © Christine Nippoldt

    Christine Nippoldt

    Christine Nippoldt (born Goppel) studied Visual Communication in Weimar. Since 2005, she has been working as an author and illustrator under the pen name Lilli L‘Arronge at the Ateliers Hafenstraße 64 in Münster. Her books have been translated into over 20 languages, but her secret passion is filmmaking.

Awards + Festivals

  • FILMFEST MÜNSTER (Westfalen Connection Program, Germany)September 27, 2015
  • 18th INT’L FILM FESTIVAL OF DETECTIVE FILMS DETECTIVEFEST (Official Selection, Moscow, Russia)April 20, 2016
  • 16 IFF – 16 INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALS 2016 (Official Selection, Pink City, Jaipur, India)May 15, 2016
  • 11th HOBOKEN INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New Jersey, USA) June 3, 2016
  • 12th NOUVEAUX CINEMAS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Paris, France) June 16, 2016
  • 7th HYART FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, USA)June 18, 2016
  • 3rd SAMYAK INT’L SHORT FILM & DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, Pune, India)August 19, 2016
  • 12th BUDAPEST SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, Hungary)August 30, 2016
  • 9th FILMZEITKAUFBEUREN (Official Selection, Germany)October 3, 2016
  • 9th MAIPU CORTOS FESTIVAL DE CINE DE HUMOR (Official Selection, Argentina)October 6, 2016
  • 38th BIBERACHER FILMFESTSPIELE 2016 (Short Film Competition, Germany)November 4, 2016
  • SWEET AS FILM FESTIVAL DECEMBER’S EDITION (Official Selection, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)December 22, 2016
  • 1st CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 24, 2016
  • 9th INTERNATIONALES MEDIENFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany)March 10, 2017
  • CLUJSHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)April 3, 2017
  • 12th ANNUAL MYRTLE BEACH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, South Carolina, USA)April 19, 2017
  • 2nd LESS 15 MIN MINIMOVIE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, MovieScreenPro, Online)May 26, 2017


Christine Nippoldt, Robert Nippoldt
Taschen Verlag
Christine Nippoldt
Director of Photography
Sven Kirsten, Christine Nippoldt
Art Direction
Christine Nippoldt
Costume Design
Christine Nippoldt, Robert Nippoldt
Christine Nippoldt
Christine Nippoldt
Sound Design
Christine Nippoldt, Christian Manchen
Christian Manchen


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DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
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