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Antonia Pepita Giesler

Following the Bachelor of Cinematography, Antonia Pepita Giesler is currently studying for her Master’s degree at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf. In 2022 she recieved a nomination for the Michael-Ballhaus-Preis FIRST STEPS. The film FLUFFY TALES got nominated for the German Short Film Award and shortlisted for the Yugo BAFTA Student Awards. Her latest work has been showcased at the Internationale Hofer Filmtage, the Festival Max Ophüls Preis, the Krakow Film Festival, the Palm Springs International ShortFest and many more. In 2023 she was part of the jury for the Friedensfilmpreis at the 73rd Berlinale.

< Creating an individual aesthetic for a film starts with the script and developing a visual language. My images build different relations to each character and serve the narrative of the story. I focus on concentrated and direct imagery, that advances the story without getting lost in vanity or decor but still gives it feeling and raises the illustration to the next level. Looking for new perspectives, fighting stereotypes, telling underrepresented stories and creating new angles is key for my work. >


Madrid Indie Film Festival 2023 I Pissen Aufs Patriarchat
Small Axe Film Festival 2023 I Pissen Aufs Patriarchat
GRRL Haus Cinema 2023 I Pissen Aufs Patriarchat
Toronto Feedback Female Film Festival 2023 I Pissen Aufs Patriarchat
Detmold 2023 I Pissen Aufs Patriarchat
SHOW ME SHORTS 2023 I Pissen Aufs Patriarchat
Filmfest Weiterstadt 2023 I Pissen Aufs Patriarchat
Lakeside Fest 2023 I Pissen Aufs Patriarchat
Landshuter Kurzfilmtage 2023 I Pissen Aufs Patriarchat
Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis 2023 I Schwarmtiere
ARTE Dokumentarfilmpreis 2022 I Benedikt – winner

FIRST STEPS AWARD 2022 – Michael-Ballhaus-Preis I Schwarmtiere – nominated
FIRST STEPS AWARD 2022 – Mittellanger Spielfilm I Schwarmtiere – nominated
Yugo BAFTA Student Awards 2022 I Fluffy Tales – shortlisted
AFI Fest 2022 I Schwarmtiere
Internationale Hofer Filmtage 2022 I Schwarmtiere
Duisburger Filmwoche 2022 I Benedikt
Kurzfilmfestival Köln 2022 I Schwarmtiere
Monstrale International Short Film Festival Halle 2022 I Fluffy Tales
Palm Springs International ShortFest 2022 I Schwarmtiere
Krakow Film Festival 2022 I Schwarmtiere – special jury mention
SHORTS Offenburg 2022 I Fluffy Tales – special prize of the jury – winner
BAFICI Buenos Aires 2022 I Fluffy Tales
FiSH Rostock 2022 I Fluffy Tales
Filmfest Bremen 2022 I Fluffy Tales
Achtung Berlin Filmfest 2022 I Fluffy Tales
Landshuter Kurzfilmfestival 2022 I Fluffy Tales
Sehsüchte International Student Filmfest 2022 I Fluffy Tales
Next Generation Short Tiger 2022 I Fluffy Tales
Internationales Frauenfilmfest Dortmund Köln 2022 I Benedikt
Filmfest Dresden 2022 I Fluffy Tales – audience award – winner
Festival Max Ophüls Preis 2022 Competition short I Fluffy Tales
German Short Film Award 2021 I Fluffy Tales – nominated
Berlin Lesbian Non-binary Filmfest 2021 I Krise ist Immer
QueerScope-Debütfilmpreis für deutschsprachigen Film 2021 I Krise ist immer – nominated
Achtung Berlin 2021 Competition medium lenght I Krise ist Immer
Internationale Hofer Filmtage 2020 I Krise ist Immer
Förderpreis neues deutsches Kino 2020 I Krise ist Immer – nominated
Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2020 I Saison du Cygne

Foto: Janick Entremont