Female Directors of Photography

Short Docu­men­ta­ry
´15, ZDF 2011


The new Ger­man film still stands for power­ful expe­ri­men­ta­ti­on. That has also made him inter­na­tio­nal­ly suc­cess­ful. Hard­ly anyo­ne knows that many of the­se suc­cess­ful films have been filmed by women. Fema­le Direc­tors of Pho­to­gra­phy have hel­ped shape the new Ger­man Film — alt­hough the­re are still very few of them. It seems to be still one of the few male domains in the fea­ture film. Even the Aca­de­my Awards have so far igno­red the fema­le Direc­tors of Pho­to­gra­phy: In the 82-year histo­ry of the Oscars, no woman has ever been nomi­na­ted for her came­ra­work. Why is that?

Kat­ja Dureg­ger inter­view­ed four suc­cess­ful Ger­man Direc­tors of Pho­to­gra­phy: Judith Kauf­mann, Sophie Main­ti­gneux, Jana Mar­sik and Danie­la Knapp.


Script/Director: Kat­ja Duregger
Came­ra: Joa­chim Baus/Martina Röger
Film Edi­t­ing: Moni­ka Theuner-Kraus
Pro­du­cer: Kat­rin Bausch
Com­mis­sio­ning Editor: Susan­ne von Oertzen
Pro­duc­tion: ZDF