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Philip Widmann makes films, texts and film programs and occasionally collaborates in the field of performing arts. His film and video works have been shown in art spaces and film festivals internationally, among them the Wexner Center for the Arts, Berlin International Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, New York Film Festival, Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, FID Marseille, CPH:DOX and Visions du Réel.
He is a member of the selection committee of the Kassel Documentary and Video Festival, and selected film programs for Image Forum Tokyo, Arkipel Jakarta International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival and the Hamburg International Short Film Festival.
Widmann graduated in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Hamburg and in Visual Communications from the University of Fine Arts Hamburg. Since 2016, he is a member of the research training group »The Photographic Dispositif« at the Braunschweig University of Art.
Widmann was artist in residence at Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart in 2014. In 2015 he was artist in residence at Villa Kamogawa in Kyoto as well as at the Srishti Institute for Art, Design and Technology and the Goethe-Institut Bangalore. In 2016 Widmann was filmmaker in residence at Atelier 105 in Paris and in 2017 at the Beirut Art Residency and the Goethe-Institut Lebanon.