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, be 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 likes to crea­te por­traits of peop­le, in recent years often of musi­ci­ans — becau­se music is my second pas­si­on besi­des film — and artists. 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

Pure Love — The Voice of Ella Fitzgerald”

will have a scree­ning at the Music Docu­men­ta­ry Film Fes­ti­val Dok­Sta­ti­on in Buca­rest, Roma­nia, on the 15th of Sep­tem­ber 2019.

My movie

Billie Holiday — A Sensation”

will be shown on the 19th of Octo­ber 2019 at 8 pm at the Klub Ber­lin in Colo­gne.

In production

Nobility in the Southwest” (WT)

two por­trait films á 45 minu­tes for a docu­men­ta­ry series pro­du­ced by the public TV sta­ti­on SWR about the young genera­ti­on of noble fami­lies in the Sou­thwest of Ger­ma­ny and how they cope with their heri­ta­ge.