In a good movie it´s all about truth,
not about reality.
Sergej Eisenstein

Behind the Scenes …


I´m born 1970 in Stutt­gart and have been working as a free­lan­ce filmma­ker and tele­vi­si­on jour­na­list for almost 20 years. Sin­ce then I live and work in Cologne.

In my films I can unite ever­ything that inte­rests me. Most­ly tel­ling peo­p­les sto­ries. In my filmma­king it is about let­ting mys­elf be sur­pri­sed, irri­ta­ted, deeply moved or over­whel­med, to look, to lis­ten, to under­stand. It´s about curio­si­ty, inte­rest, rhythm, move­ment and the fasci­na­ti­on for the magi­cal com­bi­na­ti­on of image, sound and music.

For many years I have been been working most­ly for Ger­man and Inter­na­tio­nal Public Tele­vi­si­on. I like to crea­te por­traits of peop­le, in recent years often of musi­ci­ans and artists. Music is my second pas­si­on bes­i­des film. But for me as a filmma­ker, anyo­ne who has some­thing true to tell is exci­ting, who speaks about some­thing that con­cerns, moves and tou­ches us.

I am fami­li­ar with all aspects of filmma­king. I work pre­do­mi­nant­ly as direc­tor and aut­hor and have long-stan­ding expe­ri­ence as pro­du­cer, film edi­tor and cinematographer.



Kat­ja Duregger
Wiss­mann­stra­ße 33
50823 Köln

Pho­ne: +49–221-5691755

My movie

Lotte Lenya — Why am I not happy?

A por­trait film about the famous sin­ger, actress, muse and wife of the com­po­ser Kurt Weill, will be shown on ARTE on March 14, 2021 at 10.40 pm. The actress Meret Becker is rea­ding Len­yas memoirs.

In production

Maritime Heritage — Winds of Change (WT)

Two Epi­so­des for this arte TV- Seri­es in Ita­ly and Nor­way, in col­la­bo­ra­ti­on with TAG/TRAUM.

In development

Exileland (WT)

I´m very hap­py about the deve­lo­p­ment fun­ding from the Film­stif­tung NRW for my latest docu­men­ta­ry film project.