Queen of Niendorf

Königin von Niendorf

Queen of Niendorf

Joya Thome

Feature Film
Film Education

»We’re a boys’ gang, girls are not allowed! They’re always scared.«
»Somehow, they’ve all become strange this year.«

The summer holidays have just begun, but this year, 10-year-old Lea won’t be going to summer camp with her friends like she usually does. She spends most of her time cycling around the village on her own and visits musician and free spirit Mark, who lives on a run-down farm. On one of her expeditions, she discovers a gang of five boys who arouse her curiosity. Girls are strictly forbidden! But Lea is persistent.

Awards for ›Queen of Niendorf‹
Bester Mittellanger Film – achtung berlin – new berlin film award 2017


Joya Thome


Joya Thome, Philipp Wunderlich


Lydia Richter


Carola Sultan Bauermeister, Joya Thome


Sascha Etezazi


Conrad Oleak


Lisa Moell, Denny Moritz Sonnenschein, Mex Schlüpfer, Salim Fazzani, Ivo Tristan Michligk, Moritz Riek, Elias Sebastian


Joya Thome Filmproduktion


Darling Berlin, Mirjam Haas

Director Joya Thome

Joya Thome

Joya Thome, born in Berlin in 1990, started making her own short films and working on film sets as a teenager. While working as a director, assistant director and caster, she studied education and social sciences at Humboldt University in Berlin and at New York University. In 2016, she produced her crowdfunded feature film debut Queen of Niendorf. After successfully touring festivals and winning numerous prizes (including the German Director Award METROPOLIS, German Film Critics Association Award, ECFA Award), the film was launched in cinemas in Germany, France and several other European countries in 2018. Thome is currently working on her first cinema documentary Follow Me (working title).

Films by Joya Thome
DRUCK – Fatou
2020 | Spotlight (Staffel 3) 2018 | Just Push Abuba 2018 | Königin von Niendorf 2017 | Love Yesterday 2014 | Geschwister 2012 | Hätte der Mond auch Schokolade geweint? 2010