Katharina Dießner, IFFF award winner in 2016 for the documentary film Arlette – Courage Is a Muscle, was born in 1978 and studied ethnology at the Freie Universität Berlin. She startet to work as assistant cinematographer and gaffer in 2000. From 2007 to 2015, she studied cinematography and film at the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin. While studying, she made a large number of shorts, documentary films and feature films that were presented at international film festivals. The film When Suddenly the East Lies in the West (Director: Ki Bun) won several international awards in 2012/13. Kineski zid – Great Wall of China (directed by: Aleksandra Odić) ran successfully at the 68th Berlinale and her current feature film Arthur and Claire (directed by: Miguel Alexandre) opened in cinemas across Germany in March 2018.