Luise Schröder was born in 1984 in Simmerath, Germany. After her internships at the film production company HEIMATFILM and ARRI film rental in Cologne, she studied cinematography at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Dortmund. She shot documentary films in Chile, Venezuela, Indonesia, Macedonia, Turkey, Israel, Poland, Switzerland, Austria and Germany, which were shown and won various prizes at natioanl and international film festivals. For the best cinematography for VALENTINA, which was shown at 66th Berlinale, she got the Michael-Ballhaus prize at the First Steps Awards 2016. She is a member of the Deutsche Filmakademie, AG DOK, CINEMATOGRAPHINNEN - Woman Cinematographers and founder of the film collektiv MARESCHKA. Luise lives in Berlin and works as a cinematographer for national and international documentaries, feature films, music videos and commercials.

AWARDS / NOMINATIONS

selection

2016 Michael-Ballhaus Award for Best Cinematography at the First Steps Awards - Germany
2017 Award for Best Cinematography at the Queens World Film Festival - USA

2016 Prix Special du Jury at the Poitiers Film Festival - France
2016 Prix du Public at the Poitiers Film Festival - France
2016 Prix Amnesty International France at the Poitiers Film Festival - France
2016 Best Documentary at Filmschau Baden-Württemberg - Germany
2016 Price of the Studentenwerks Greifswald + Special Mention international Jury at dokumentART
2017 Best Documentary at International Film Festival of the Caribbean Sea
2017 Best Documentary at the Queens World Film Festival - USA
2017 Prix du Public at the Film Festival Brive - France
2017 Best Documentary at the Mediawave - Hungary
2017 Best Documentary at the Stiff Festival - Croatia
2017 Best Feature Documentary at the San Jose International Film Awards
2017 IDA - International Documentary Award at the International Documentary Film Festival - Austria

2013 DOK. Leipzig - German Selection - Germany
2016 Berlinale - Perspektive Deutsches Kino - Germany
2016 Nominated for the First Steps Awards - Best Cinematography and Best Documentary - Germany
2016 Nominated Best University Film at German Human Rigths Film Award - Germany

FILMOGRAPHY

selection as cinematographer

2021
EINZELTÄTER (WT) - in production
Feature documentary / ca. 90 Min / D. Julian Vogel P. Ümit Uludag, CORSO Film- und Fernsehproduktion, ZDF - Das kleine Fernsehspiel
https://www.corsofilm.de/de/filme/in-arbeit/

ZDF 37° - in production
TV documentary / ca. 45 Min / D. Aljoscha Hofmann P. ZDF 37°, Aljoscha Hofmann Filmproduktion

MODERN PETS (WT) – in development
Feature documentary / ca. 90 Min / D. Madeleine Dallmeyer P. Tondowski Films, Alex Tondowski
http://www.tondowskifilms.com/Films/IN-DEVELOPMENT/CAT-FLAP
BKM - Stoffentwicklungsförderung 2020
Entwicklungsförderung - Robert Bosch Stiftung
Pitch at DOKFest Leipzig Copro-Market 2019
Pitch at Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival 2019 in China

SISTERHOOD (WT) – in development
Fiction / ca. 90 Min / D. Maximilian Feldmann P. Zeitgeist Filmproduktion, ZDF - Das kleine Fernsehspiel
https://zeitgeist-film.de/portfolio-item/sisterhood/

PARALLEL UNIVERSE (WT) - in development
Feature documentary / ca. 90 Min / D. Simone Catharina Gaul P. Katharina Bergfeld, FLARE FILM GmbH

2020
THE BLUE SHIELD (WT) - SHIELDING CULTURE FROM RAVAGES OF WAR - in production
Feature documentary / ca. 90 Min / D. Daniel Roher P. Odessa Rae, Shane Boris, Diane Becker, Melanie Miller, Fishbowl Films L.A

TRU DOKU - Mein Leben nach dem Missbrauch
Web documentary / 17 Min / D. Svenja Nagel P. Nadja Brandt, DRIVE beta, Funk ARD ZDF

IGEL & HASE (AT) - ZEBULI & TOBI
Pilot - TV Documentary serie for Kids / ca. 10 Min / D. Madeleine Dallmeyer P. Stefanie Daubek Film Production Austria

ARCHIV DER FLUCHT
Documentary / web archiv / Block 7 / K. Carolin Emcke, Manuela Bojadžijev P. HKW - Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin, Kulturstiftung des Bundes

2019
Leidenschaft, Alter! - Eine Umweltaktivistin, eine Politlegende, eine Demo
TV documentary / 30 Min / D. Jana Buchholz P. ZDF, doclights GmbH
ZDF Screening date 02 April 2020 + ZDF Mediathek

Leidenschaft, Alter! - Ein Senioren-Chor, eine Metal-Band, ein Song
TV documentary / 30 Min / D. Jana Buchholz P. ZDF, doclights GmbH
ZDF Screening date 02 April 2020 + ZDF Mediathek

Leidenschaft, Alter! - Ein Spitzenkoch, ein Hobbykoch, ein Menü
TV documentary / 30 Min / D. Schyda Vasseghi P. ZDF, doclights GmbH
ZDF Screening date 02 April 2020 + ZDF Mediathek

ARCHIV DER FLUCHT
Documentary / web archiv / Block 5+6 / K. Carolin Emcke, Manuela Bojadžijev P. HKW - Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin, Kulturstiftung des Bundes

THE STORY WON'T DIE - in post production
Feature documentary / ca. 90 Min / D. David Henry Gerson P. Odessa Rae, Phoenix Films L.A
http://www.davidhenrygerson.com/#/thestorywontdie/
https://vimeo.com/422255068

ABU HAJAR - MUHKAM TANZILI أبو حجر - محكم تنزيلي
Musicvideo / D. David Henry Gerson P. Odessa Rae, Phoenix Films, Viktoria Stolpe
official release 20 March 2020

ROPE
Short / 15min / D. Yannick Zaray P. Yannick Zaray

TRUTH BOX
Music/Dance Film / 3 Min / D. Aljoscha Hofmann P. Albrecht Ziepert, Tabea Schrenk, Aljoscha Hofmann
at international Dance Film Festivals

2018
ZDF 37° - GUTER HOFFNUNG
TV documentary / 45 Min / D. Aljoscha Hofmann P. ZDF 37°, Aljoscha Hofmann Filmproduktion
ZDF Screening date 26 March 2019 + ZDF Mediathek

QUEER – THREE BODIES – in post production
Documentary / Pilot / ca. 20 Min. / D. Elisa Purfürst P. Elisa Purfürst

HKW – THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME EXIBITION
Documentary / 7 Min / D. Madeleine Dallmeyer, Anja Reiß P. HKW – Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin

ISABEL BERNHEIMER - Bernheimer Contemporary
Corporate Art Video / 4 Min / D. Madeleine Dallmeyer, Elisa Purfürst P. NobNob Video

BETI (WT)
Documentary / D. Rebecca Panian P. Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion

2017
AVE
Short / D. Irfan Akcadag P. überRot Filmproduktion, gefördert durch die NRW-Filmstiftung

NATURA URBANA - THE BRACHEN OF BERLIN
Feature documentary / 72 Min / D. Matthew Gandy P. University of Cambridge
Vision du Reel 2017, Achtung Berlin 2018
www.naturaurbana.org

DIE ELSTER - KINO
Kino Spot / 1 Min / D. Maximilian Feldmann P. Rozinante Productions, Polizei Kriminalprävention der Länder und des Bundes

DIE ELSTER - AQUISE
Web Spot / 2 Min / D. Maximilian Feldmann P. Rozinante Productions, Polizei Kriminalprävention der Länder und des Bundes

2016
PARIS X BERLIN
Short / 15 Min / D. Margit Schild P. Studentenwerk Berlin
Exhibition 10 June 2016, Berlin

ZDF 37° - SALAM, SHALOM, HALLELUJA
TV documentary / 45 Min / D. Aljoscha Hofmann P. ZDF 37°, Aljoscha Hofmann Filmproduktion
ZDF Screening date 28 March 2017

VALENTINA
Feature documentary / 51 Min / D. Maximilian Feldmann P. Filmakademie Ludwigsburg CP. FH-Dortmund
Berlinale 2016, Gemany - Perspektive Deutsches Kino
more Filmfestivals and Awards www.valentina-film.com

2015
ZEIGE DEINE WUNDE
TV-Socialspot / 30 Sec / D. Maximilian Feldmann P. Nadja Hermann, Stiftung Deutsche Depressions Hilfe

DAS HAUS NEBEN DEN GLEISEN
Feature documentary / 72 Min / D. Simone Catharina Gaul, Nora Fingscheidt DOP. Luise Schröder, Julia Höhnemann, Carina Neubohn, Anne Bolick P. Caritas- Verband Stuttgart

PENTATONES
Mockumentary / 4 Min / D. Aljoscha Hofmann P. Pentatones
VICE 2015

2014
ZDF 37° - WIE WIR UNS TRAUEN
TV documentary / 45 Min / D. Aljoscha Hofmann P. ZDF 37°, Aljoscha Hofmann Filmproduktion
ZDF Screening date 22 July 2014

ALLES ÜBER MEINEN VATER
Documentary / Teaser / D. Anja Reiss, Jann Anderegg P. Anja Reiss

FLUCHT WELTWEIT
Installation / 1 Min / D. Anja Reiss P. Federal Ministery of Economic Cooperation and Devolpment
Exhibition 24 November 2014, Berlin

2013
CARACAS
Documentary / 51 Min / D. Maximilian Feldmann P. Filmakademie Ludwigsburg
DOK. Leipzig 2013, Germany - German Selection
www.caracas-film.de

LOW SEASON
Documentary / 41 Min / D. Madeleine Dallmeyer P. Bayerischer Rundfunk / Filmakademie Ludwigsburg
Internationales Filmfestival Pakistan 2015 - Best Feature - won

2012
ICH KANNTE MAL JEMANDEN IN KENTUCKY
Short / 22 Min / D. Gunar Meinhold P. FH-Dortmund
Oberhausener Kurzfilmtage 2013, Germany

2011
YOU ARE LATE, THE MINERS ARE OUT
Documentary / 52 Min / D. Anna Bartholdy P. Filmakademie Ludwigsburg
GLOBALE Berlin 2012, Germany

MACHT UND OHNMACHT
Short / 14 Min / D. Gunar Meinhold, Dominik Leube, Tilo Hauke P. FH-Dortmund
Oberhausener Kurzfilmtage 2011, Germany