He is currently completing his MA in Directing Fiction at the National Film and Television School (NFTS) while developing an upcoming untitled fictional feature film project, supported by the MFG Film Fund Baden-Württemberg, the Austrian Film Institute (ÖFI) and the Vienna Film Fund (FFW). The project will also be part of the FOCAL Production Value workshop 2023 in Riga.
Franz Böhm was born in Stuttgart, Germany. At 16, after working his way up to Assistant Director, he made his first film Harmonie der Anderen.
After working for the German TV channel ZDF, Franz’ next project found him living with youth experiencing homelessness, the resulting documentary Christmas Wishes was selected as the opening film for the German Youth Film Awards. Franz then directed Good Luck; which premiered at the British Independent Film Festival.
Dear Future Children is his debut feature film which was awarded the audience award at its world premiere at the Max-Ophüls-Preis Film Festival. Its international premieres were held at CPH:DOX and Hot Docs International Film Festival, where it won the audience award, making him the youngest filmmaker ever to receive this award, and qualifies the film for the Academy Awards shortlist.
Dear Future Children had theatrical releases nationwide in the UK, Germany, Canada, Austria and Switzerland. The documentary has also been released on NETFLIX (DACH).
Franz was nominated for the 2021 First Steps awards, the newcomer award from the German Film Academy.
He is a member of the Bundesverband Filmregie (German federal association of film directors).
In 2022 Franz Böhm was a member of the Berlinale jury for the Amnesty Film Award.