Cinematography Workshop Discussion

Cinematography Workshop Discussion

Sophie Maintigneux, Sonja Rom

The Workshop Discussion on Image Design is now a traditional highlight at the festival. During the course of the four-hour workshop talk, Sophie Maintigneux – the renowned director of photography, twice winner of the German Camera Award and professor at the Cologne Academy of Media Arts – succeeds in covering a wide range of topics and, with her colleague, crystallising specific film-set situations and everyday work experiences. In that process, ethical issues and film policy matters will be also addressed as well as the personal circumstances of the two interlocutors. The talk will be interspersed with film extracts and of course there will be ample opportunity for questions from the floor.

Portrait of Jury member Sophie Maintigneux

Sophie Maintigneux

Sophie Maintigneux was born in France in 1961. After several years as a camera assistant, she began working as a cinematographer in 1984. She has since shot more than 70 feature-length documentaries and cinema films. She has taught at various art and film schools since 1990. Since 2021, she has been a professor teaching on the Cinematography degree programme at Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf.

Films by Sophie Maintigneux (Cinematography, Selection)
Trans – I got Life 2021 | Mario 2018 | draußen 2018 | Das Zimmermädchen Lynn 2014 | Fräulein Stinnes fährt um die Welt 2009 | Alter und Schönheit 2009 | Die dünnen Mädchen 2008 | Hannah 2007 | Heidi M. 2001 | L’amour, l’argent, l’amour 1997

Sonja Rom

Sonja Rom studied at the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin and at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. She debuted in 1995 as director of photography on With Girls on the Ball (Director: Aysun Bademsoy) and An Almost Perfect Love (Director: Lutz Konermann). She has worked as DoP on numerous feature films and television productions. In 2007, she was nominated for her work on the award-winning detective TV series KDD – Kriminaldauerdienst (Berlin Crime Squad) for the German Television Award in the Best Cinematography category.

Filme von | Films by Sonja Rom (Auswahl | Selection)
Saphirblau 2014 | Rubinrot 2013 | Ein Jahr nach morgen 2012 | Die Stunde des Wolfes 2011 | Little Paris 2008 | KDD – Kriminaldauerdienst 2007 | Früher oder später 2007 | Die Wilden Kerle 3 2006 | Keine Lieder über Liebe 2005 | Die Wilden Kerle 2 2005 | Abgefahren – mit Vollgas in die Liebe 2004 | Tiptoes 2003 | Die Wilden Kerle 2003 | Ted Bundy 2002 | Lammbock – Alles in Handarbeit 2001