Philipp Engelhorn founded Cinereach, a not-for-profit film production company and foundation, in 2006 with the goal of stimulating global unity and cross-cultural dialogue through supporting and creating socially conscious films. Cinereach empowers fiction and nonfiction filmmakers from all over the world through grants, fellowships, and internal productions, as well as through partnerships with the Sundance Institute and other organizations. Since 2006, Cinereach has disbursed over $5 million in grant funds to more than 100 projects at the intersection of engaging storytelling, visual artistry and vital subject matter. Supported films have screened at major film festivals worldwide, garnering audience and grand jury awards, and are entering major distribution around the US and abroad.
Originally from Germany, Phil comes from a diverse background of social innovators, entrepreneurs and philanthropists. He is a member of the boards of the Independent Feature Project (IFP), Cinema Conservancy, and the Founders Board of the Patrons of the Pinakothek in Munich. He executive produced Benh Zeitlin’s Beasts of the Southern Wild, Cameron Yates’ The Canal Street Madam, and Ryan Wong’s The Road Ahead: The First Green Long March. He is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.