Judith Kaufmann

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From 1982 until 1991 camera assistant for Thomas Mauch, Gernot Roll, Raoul Coutard, Nurith Aviv, Heinz Pehlke, Jürgen Jürgen i.a., operator for Axel Block.

Since 1991 director of photography for feature films and documentaries.

Languages
German, English (fluent)
Awards

Nomination German Film Award 2019 for “A Regular Woman”
Nomination German Film Award 2019 for “All About Me”
Austrian Film Award ROMY 2019 for “All About Me”
Creative Energy Award 2015, Intl. Filmfest Emden for “Freistatt”
Nomination German Film Award 2015 for “13 Minutes”
Nomination German Cinematography Award 2015 for “13 Minutes”
Saar Film Special Award 2014 for “Dreamland”
Nomination German Cinematography Award 2014 for “Dreamland”
German TV Award 2012 for “End of a Night”
Honorary Award of German Cinematography Award 2012
DEFA-Foundation Award 2011 for the Advancement of German Film Art
German Filmcritics Award 2010 for “When We Leave”
German Cinematography Award 2010 for “When We Leave”
Nomination German Film Award 2007 for “Four Minutes”
German TV Award 2006 for “Bella Bock: The Carpet Layer’s Wife”
Marburger Cinematography Award 2006
German Cinematography Award 2003 for “Shattered Glass”
Bavarian Film Award 2002 for “Elephant Heart”
FEMINA-Film-Award 2000 for “Dragonland”
Nomination German Cinematography Award 2000 for “Dragonland”

Cinema & TV (selection)
2022
Poison based on the play by Lot Vekemans
Director: Désirée Nosbusch
Deal Productions/Phanta Film/Studio Hamburg UK
feature film
2021
Teachers' Room
Director: Ilker Çatak
if... Productions
feature film
Director: Marie Kreutzer
75th Intl. Film Festival Cannes 2022, Un Certain Regard
Film AG/Komplizenfilm/Samsa Film/Kazak Productions with ORF/ZDF/arte
feature film
2020
Tatort – Borowski and the Silent Guest III
Director: Ilker Çatak
Nordfilm for NDR
TV movie
2019
Wanda, My Miracle
Director: Bettina Oberli
16th Zürich Film Festival 2020 (Opening Film)
Zodiac Pictures
feature film
Director: Ilker Çatak
Flare Film
feature film
The Interrogation
Director: Matti Geschonneck
Network Movie for ZDF
TV movie
2018
A Regular Woman
Director: Sherry Hormann
Tribeca Film Festival 2019
Nomination German Film Award 2019 for Best Cinematography
Vincent TV with ARD Degeto
feature film
Director: Ina Weisse
Idéale Audience/Lupa Film with ZDF/arte
feature film
2017
Outside in My Head
Director: Eibe Maleen Krebs
39th Film Festival Max Ophüls Prize 2018
Juna Film with ZDF/arte
feature film
Director: Caroline Link
Nomination German Film Award 2019 for Best Cinematography
Austrian Film Award ROMY 2019 - Best Cinematography
Feine Filme/UFA Fiction
feature film
2016
Tatort – Amour fou
Director: Vanessa Jopp
Real Film Berlin for rbb
TV movie
The Divine Order
Director: Petra Volpe
Zodiac Pictures
feature film
The Other - A Familiy Story
Director: Feo Aladag
Independent Artists for ZDF
TV movie
2015
Simon Says Goodbye to His Foreskin
Director: Viviane Andereggen
Element E Filmproduktion
feature film
The New National Gallery
Director: Ina Weisse
Lupa Film
TV documentary
The Same Sky
Special Gala, 67th Berlin Film Festival 2017
Beta Film/UFA Fiction/Rainmark Film for ZDF/BBC
TV series
2014
Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel
65th Berlin Film Festival 2015, Competition
23th Film Festival Camerimage 2015
Nomination German Film Award 2015 for Best Cinematography
Nomination German Cinematography Award 2015
Lucky Bird Pictures
feature film
The Witness House
Director: Matti Geschonneck
Moovie GmbH for ZDF
TV movie
2013
Director: Feo Aladag
64th Intl. Film Festival Berlin 2014, Competition
38th Mostra Internacional de Cinema, Brasilien 2014
Best Cinematography, 3rd Mallorca Intl.Film Festival, Spain 2014
Independent Artists
feature film
Freistatt
Director: Marc Brummund
36th Festival Max Ophüls Prize 2015, Competition
Creative Energy Award 2015 Intl. Film Festival Emden
Das Goldene Lamm Filmproduktion
feature film
2012
Director: Georg Maas
Gothenburg International Film Festival 2013
Intl. Filmfest Emden-Norderney 2013
Biberach Film Festival 2012
Zinnober Film/B&T Films
feature film
Back on Track
Director: Kilian Riedhof
Neue Schönhauser Filmproduktion
feature film
2011
The Look. Charlotte Rampling Chapter "Exposure" with Peter Lindbergh
Director: Angelina Maccarone
Tag/Traum Filmproduktion/Prounen Film
TV documentary
Murder in Ludwigslust
Director: Kai Wessel
Teamworx for ZDF
TV movie
The End of a Night
Director: Matti Geschonneck
Network Movie for ZDF
TV movie
2010
Director: Andres Veiel
61st Intl. Berlin Film Festival 2011
zero one film
feature film
2009
The End is My Beginning
Director: Jo Baier
Collina Film
feature film
All the Best
Director: Kai Wessel
28. Intl. Filmfest München 2010
Allmedia Pictures for BR/ARD Degeto
TV movie
2008
Outta Control
Director: Nicole Weegmann
26th Intl. Film Festival Munich 2008
Cologne Film for ARD
TV movie
Director: Feo Aladag
60th Berlin Flm Festival 2010, Panorama
Deutscher Kamerapreis 2010
Independent Artists
feature film
2007
Tatort – Where Credit Is Due
Director: Angelina Maccarone
Studio Hamburg for ARD
TV movie
Heart of Fire
Director: Luigi Falorni
58th Berlin Film Festival 2008, Competition
Burkert/Bareiss Development/TV 60 Filmproduktion
feature film
Bella Block - Voyage to China
Director: Chris Kraus
41st Intl. Hofer Filmtage 2007
UFA Fernsehproduktion for ZDF
TV movie
2006
To Live
Director: Angelina Maccarone
Elsani Film
feature film
I Didn't Mean to Kill
Director: Dagmar Hirtz
Burkert/Bareiss Development/TV 60 Filmproduktion for ZDF
TV movie
The Last Piece of Heaven
Director: Jo Baier
Sperl + Schott for ARD
TV movie
2005
Director: Chris Kraus
Shanghai Intl. Film Festival 2006 (Premiere)
Toronto Intl. Film Festival 2006
40th International Hofer Filmtage 2006
Nominierung Beste Kameraleistung CAMERIMAGE 2006, Lodz/Polen
Kordes & Kordes Film
feature film
2004
Unveiled
DoP and Co-Script
Director: Angelina Maccarone
Intl. Film Festival Karlovy Vary 2005
Intl. Film Festival Kopenhagen 2005
Haifa Film Festival 2005
Filmfest Hamburg 2005
MMM Filmproduktion
feature film
Bella Block - The Carpet Layer's Wife
Director: Kai Wessel
German Televosion Award 2006 for Best Cinematograpghy
Objectiv Film for ZDF
TV movie
2003
Jena Paradies
Director: Marco Mittelstaedt
38th International Hofer Filmtage 2004
Equinox Filmproduktion with ZDF
feature film
Peas at 5:30
Director: Lars Büchel
Senator Film Produktion
feature film
2002
Tatort – The Black Troll
Director: Vanessa Jopp
Nomination German Cinematography Award 2003
Radio Bremen for Radio Bremen
TV movie
Elephant Heart
Director: Züli Aladag
Bavarian Film Award 2002 for Best Cinematography
Nomination German Cinematographer Award 2003
Best Cinematography, International Film Festival Istanbul 2003
Cameo Film with WDR
feature film
2001
Shattered Glass
Director: Chris Kraus
20th Film Festival Munich 2002
Intl. Film Festival San Sebastian 2002
Deutscher Kamerapreis 2003 für Beste Kamera Spielfilm
AV Communication with BR/SWR/arte
feature film
2000
Now or Never
Director: Lars Büchel
Mr. Brown Entertainment/Lichtblick Film
feature film
Angel and Joe
Director: Vanessa Jopp
Neue Impuls Film
feature film
1999
Forget America
Director: Vanessa Jopp
Avista Film
feature film
Swetlana
Director: Tamara Staudt
Tag/Traum Filmproduktion for WDR
TV movie
Mother-in-Law
Director: Dagmar Hirtz
Multimedia Filmproduktion for ZDF
TV movie
1998
Dragonland
Director: Florian Gärtner
49th Berlin Film Festival 1999 Perspective New German Cinema
Silver Plaque Chicago Intl. Television Competition 1999
Interfilm-Prize, Film Festival Max Ophüls Prize 2000
Schramm Film for ZDF
TV movie
1997
An Angel Strikes Back
Director: Angelina Maccarone
Akzente Film for NDR
TV movie
Everything will be Fine
Director: Angelina Maccarone
Nominierung Deutscher Kamerapreis 1998
Multimedia Filmproduktion for NDR
TV movie
1995
No One But Me
Director: Florian Gärtner
Schramm Film
TV movie
The Helmsman
Director: Stefan Schneider
Beste Kamera “Europäischer Kurzfilmwettbewerb” 1997
Freunde des bewegten Bildes
short film
1994
The Sunset Boys
Operator/2nd Unit Kamera
DoP: Axel Block
Director: Leidulv Risan
Yellow Cottage/Tag/Traum Filmproduktion/Crone Filmproduction
feature film
1993
Nico-Icon
Director: Susanne Ofteringer
Ciak Film
TV documentary
Dogs Like Us
Director: Pia Frankenberg
Next Filmproduktion for arte
TV documentary
Extraterrestrial
Director: Florian Gärtner
Florian Gärtner Filmproduktion for ZDF
TV movie
1992
Faraway, So Close
Operator / 2nd Unit Kamera
DoP: Jürgen Jürges
Director: Wim Wenders
Road Movies
feature film
1991
Never Sleep Again
Director: Pia Frankenberg
Pia Frankenberg Filmproduktion/Vega Film
feature film
Corsage
(2021)
feature film, Film AG/Komplizenfilm/Samsa Film/Kazak Productions with ORF/ZDF/arte
Director: Marie Kreutzer
with Vicky Kriebs, Florian Teichtmeister, Manuel Rubey, Katharina Lorenz
75th Intl. Film Festival Cannes 2022, Un Certain Regard
Stambul Garden
(2019)
feature film, Flare Film
Director: Ilker Çatak
with Emil von Schönfels, Mekyas Mulugeta, Katharina Behrens, Nicole Marischka
The Audition
(2018)
feature film, Idéale Audience/Lupa Film with ZDF/arte
Director: Ina Weisse
Production design: Susanne Hopf
with Nina Hoss, Simon Abkarian, SerafinMishiev, Ilja Monti
All About Me
(2017)
feature film, Feine Filme/UFA Fiction
Director: Caroline Link
with Julius Weckauf, Luise Heyer, Sönke Möring, Ursula Werner, Joachim Król
Nomination German Film Award 2019 for Best Cinematography
Austrian Film Award ROMY 2019 - Best Cinematography
13 Minutes
(2014)
feature film, Lucky Bird Pictures
Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel
65th Berlin Film Festival 2015, Competition
23th Film Festival Camerimage 2015
Nomination German Film Award 2015 for Best Cinematography
Nomination German Cinematography Award 2015
Inbetween Worlds
(2013)
feature film, Independent Artists
Director: Feo Aladag
64th Intl. Film Festival Berlin 2014, Competition
38th Mostra Internacional de Cinema, Brasilien 2014
Best Cinematography, 3rd Mallorca Intl.Film Festival, Spain 2014
Two Lives
(2012)
feature film, Zinnober Film/B&T Films
Director: Georg Maas
Gothenburg International Film Festival 2013
Intl. Filmfest Emden-Norderney 2013
Biberach Film Festival 2012
If Not Us, Who?
(2010)
feature film, zero one film
Director: Andres Veiel
Script: Andres Veiel
Production design: Christian M. Goldbeck
61st Intl. Berlin Film Festival 2011
When We Leave
(2008)
feature film, Independent Artists
Director: Feo Aladag
Costume design: Gioia Raspé
with Sibel Kekelli, Florian Lukas, Alvara Höfels
60th Berlin Flm Festival 2010, Panorama
Four Minutes
(2005)
feature film, Kordes & Kordes Film
Director: Chris Kraus
Costume design: Gioia Raspé
with Monica Bleibtreu, Vadim Glowna, Nadja Uhl, Richy Müller, Stefan Kurt
Shanghai Intl. Film Festival 2006 (Premiere)
Toronto Intl. Film Festival 2006
40th International Hofer Filmtage 2006

For starring as the tragic Empress Elizabeth of Austria in Marie Kreutzer’s historical drama “Corsage” lead actress Vicky Krieps won the 2022 Un Certain Regard Award for best performance. The film was shot on 35mm by cinematographer Judith Kaufmann.

06.07.2022
A Regular Woman
Director: Sherry Hormann
22:15
WDR