Curator: Competition for women DoP
Isabelle Casez was born into an artist family in the Burgundy region of France, and she developed an interest in photography and cinema at an early age. After her cinematography studies at the Ecole nationale supérieure Louis-Lumière in Paris, she worked as an assistant for a number of well-known cinematographers. Involvement in various international productions brought her to Berlin, where she continued to work as a director of photography on both documentaries and fiction films. Since then, she has taught at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB) and the HFF Munich. Casez is a member of the German Film Academy.
Birgit Guðjónsdóttir was born in Reykjavík in 1962. She completed an apprenticeship at the Höhere Graphische Bundes-Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt in Vienna. A traineeship and work with a camera rental company brought her to film. She has since made a name for herself as a cinematographer with countless television and cinema films and in the area of documentaries. She lectures at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, the DFFB Berlin and the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF. She lives and works in Berlin. In 2018, she received the honorary German Camera Award as well as the Schauspielpreis’ Special Commitment Award »Starker Einsatz«.
Sabine Panossian is a graduate of the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF. Her short film Where the Woods End won the Student Academy Award in silver in 2016. For her graduation film #Off Season# she received the Michael Ballhaus Prize in the FIRST STEPS Awards and the Director of Photography Award in the National Competition for Women Directors of Photography at IFFF Dortmund+Köln in 2020. Her latest feature film Echo celebrates its world premiere at the 2022 Berlinale, which has also been selected »Perspektive Match« by the Perspektive Deutsches Kino section. In 2022, she is also represented in the Berlinale Talents programme.
Christine A. Maier, Sophie Maintigneux
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Constanze Schmitt (DoP)
Statement of the Jury (Isabelle Casez, Birgit Guðjonsdottir, Sabine Panossian) »We were impressed with the successful collaboration between director and […]