Karim Sebastian Elias


The film composer K. S. Elias (Karim Sebastian Elias) studied at the Folkwang University of the Arts from 1992 to 1998. As a film composer, he composed and produced the music for over 100 movies, television films and documentaries and over 400 series. Among them was the music for the film "Rhythm is it!", which has received many awards, including the GERMAN and Bavarian Film Awards. His film music for the television films "Die Schatzinsel" and "Bella Block - Weiße Nächte" were awarded the GERMAN TV AWARD in the category "Best Music".

K.S. Elias composes for the successful German television series "Tatort", "Polizeiruf" and "Schimanski". He received a "Golden CD" for more than 150,000 sold records for the composition and production of the CD "Hinter Gittern" with songs and film music for the series.

He composed the score for the television films "Die Spielerin" and "Die Fahnderin", as well as for "Nichts mehr wie vorher", which was awarded the audience prize of the "Deutscher Fernsehkrimi Festivals" and for which he was nominated for the DEUTSCHE FERNSEHPREIS 2016.

At the cinema festival in Lünen he was awarded the prize for the best film music for his compositions for the documentary "Gerda's Silence". His film music for the film "Siegfried" produced by Bernd Eichinger was pre-selected for the DEUTSCHE FILMPREIS.

The movie "Der Schmetterlingsjäger", for which he wrote the score, was shown at the "Viennale" and at the "Duisburger Filmwoche". Since 2016 he has been composing music for the successful Sat1 series "Einstein". The movie "Zwischen Welten", for which he composed music, was shown at the 64th Berlinale in 2014 in the competition for the "Goldene Bär".

He has just finished the music for the TV series "Laubaule und Erben", based on an idea by Harald Schmidt, directed by Boris Kunz (Hindafing).

K.S. Elias was appointed Professor for "Composition and Arrangement for Media" at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf in 2013.

Since 2017 he has been a member of the board of directors of the German Film Academy.