Born and raised in Northern Greece. Based in Athens, working in the film industry of Greek and European co-productions. Has shot several feature and short films, documentaries, TV commercials and corporate videos, music videos, video art and more. Selected filmography:
STRELLA-A WOMAN’S WAY (2009, dir. Panos Koutras, premiered at the Berlinale); MISS VIOLENCE, by Alexandros Avranas (Silver Lion at 70th Venice and won a total of 8 awards at worldwide festivals). For the same film she won 2 cinematography awards, the 17th International Gianni Di Venanzo Award and the New Cinematographers Award-Terre di Cinema. Recently collaborated with the Algerian playwright-director, Rayhana in the film, AT MY AGE I STILL HIDE FOR SMOKING. In the Visual Arts, has collaborated with Stefanos Tsivopoulos in the project “History of zero” (official participation of Greece at Venice Biennale). Recent feature documentary production, include: A DOLLAR FOR A SAINT by Avra Georgiu and ODE TO LESVOS by Talal Derki, commissioned by Johnnie Walker.
Born: 9 April, 1949, Wettingen, Kanton Aargau, Switzerland. Was teacher at the Hochschule fur Gestaltung und Kunst, Zurich, Switzerland. He is mostly known by his tandem collaboration with the German writer-director Fatih Akin, both winners of many film awards at world festivals. These are the films that they have worked on together: IN THE FADE (at last year’s, 38th ICFF Manaki Brothers, he won the Silver Camera 300); GOODBYE BERLIN (2016); THE CUT (2014); SOUL KITCHEN (2009); THE EDGE OF HEAVEN (2007); HEAD ON (he won The Golden Camera 300 at 25th Manaki Brothers, 2004 and Deutscher Filmpreis in Gold, 2004); SOLINO (2002). Klausmann also worked with Werner Herzog in the films: CERRO TORRE: SCREAM OF STONE (1990) and LESSONS OF DARKNESS (1991, documentary). With the director Markus Imboden he shot the films: KATZENDIEBE (1996), COMEDIANS (1999) and ON THE EDGE (2012). With the internationally renowned Israeli director Eran Riklis he shot 3 films: LEMON TREE (2007), THE HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER (2009) and PLAYOFF (2010). He also worked with the director Oliver Hirschbiegel in the record awarded film DОWNFALL (2003) and THE EXPERIMENT (2000). For the film THE BADER MEINHOF COMPLEX, by the director Uli Edel, he got The Bronze Frog Award at the Camerimage in 2008. His other known films are: THE FISCHER AND HIS WIFE (2004, dir. Doris Dorrie) and MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS (2012, dir. Thomas Imbach).
Member of DFF/Danish Federation of Photographers, studied still photography from an early age. Worked as freelance cinematographer for all major production companies in Copenhagen. When he came to study at the AFI/American Film Institute in 2008 he was already one of Danish Nationalk TV’s leading documentary cinematographers. His application at AFI, the short feature SEE YOU, later was shortlisted for an Academy Award. During his AFI time he shadowed DP Michael Goi/ASC and Lance Acord/ASC, during their work on feature films. Upon graduating from AFI, in 2010, he was nominated for his short film CLEAR BLUE at the Camerimage student competition. Long feature film ELECTRIC CHILDREN, directed by Rebecca Thomas, earned him in 2012 his second Plus Camerimage nomination. In 2015 he shot Jared Hess’s Sundance film DON VERDEAN. The same year, Eva Husson’s BANG GANG, premiered at TIFF/Toronto Film Festival, then at the LFF/London Film Festival of the Festivals, but next 2016 at the 37th Manaki Brothers ICFF, he won the Bronze Camera 300. Second collaboration with the writer-director Eva Husson, the film GIRLS OF THE SUN, has been premiered at 71st Cannes Competition/2018.
DFF/DSC, cinematographer/Denmark - Member
She was born in Tehran, Iran in 1974 and moved to Los Angeles, California in the early 1980’s. She attended Columbia College Film School and after Graduating, started her career as an assistant at WME and WTA/World talent Agency, working in the Literary department, before joining Artistry in LA in 2004, where she worked as an Below the line Agent for 8 years, developing several cinematographers’ careers. In 2013, she moved to Europe and co-founded the Agency LUX Artists, opening offices in London and Paris where she continues to represent some of the most sought-after Cinematographers.
Rebecca Fayyad PALUD
cinematographers’ Agent/France - Member
Born in Skopje (ex-Yugoslavia, Rep. of Macedonia). Graduated film direction from the FDA/Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Skopje. Author of few internationally awarded shorts, documentaries, and the only one long feature film THE SECRET INGREDIENT (2017). This film, as his debut feature, made him after Milcho Manchevski, the most successful Macedonian director ever. With THE SECRET INGREDIENT (he is writer-director and producer) he won, up to now, 9 International awards for best film at the festivals in: Thessaloniki, Santa Barbara, Bergamo, Vienna and Oban. In general, the film was selected at 24 worldwide film festivals in the period of 6 months, among others, plus in: Tallinn, Goa-India, Shanghai. The film became a part of the catalog HBO Europe, got the highlight reviews in: Variety, Hollywood Reporter, Screen Daily and additionally won the prizes at: VFF Highlight Pitch Award at the Berlinale Market, EAVE scholarship at the WEMW pitching Forum in Trieste/Italy, but most of all his start was the award for best screenplay at the Script Corner of Manaki Brothers film festival. During the summer the film entered the distribution in Athens/Greece. Before THE SECRET INGREDIENT, he wrote and directed 2 shorts: MATERIAL FOR AUDITION (Award at Bogoshorts Festival in Bogota/Columbia) and AT SUNRISE (Official competition in Clermont- Ferrand) and 2 documentaries: HOME (screened at many festivals across Europe) and ADAM AND EVE (Special award at ZagrebDocs/Croatia).