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“To create and design a cinematic world is an electrifying and a beautiful process which captivates me each time. I work side by side with a director in order to design a unique visual voice for each story. I portray characters, sceneries with my own sensitivity and vision.”

                                                                                              Stefanie Reinhard

Stefanie Reinhard is a Director of photography based in Berlin. Born in an bavarian village at the foot of the alps. Stefanie Reinhard moved after graduating school to munich to study communication design and ethnology. Her passion to photography, led her to work in films in the camera and light department. In 2011 she started to study Cinematography in the national film school Lodz Poland. 2016 she finished successfully with a Master of Arts. Stefanie traveled to Asia Easttimor to work on films for Unesco and held an photography exhibition. Stefanie worked in several feature film and commercial productions as Director of photography for ZDF and ARTE and clients such as Fifa. She visually designed a spec for Swarovski, which won several prices. Her films traveled to festivals all around the world and got highly awarded. The short Film ´How to reach god through proper exercising, made in collaboration with Gabriel Herrera Torres, was included into Cineuropa ́s best short films of 2017 and sense of cinema critics, as well as MUBI ́s Oberhausen retrospective. She recently traveled with Goethe Institute to participate in an artist residency to realize the film project ´motorcyclists happiness won’t fit into his suit´, in Mexico. The short premiered in Berlinale and was selected for the Toronto film festival, Sundance and won the firebird award in Hong Kong HKIFF 2021. It was aswell selected for the semaine de la critique in Cannes where her latest short ,Beben` premiered at the quinzaine des realisateurs 2022 in Cannes.



Born: 29.05.1984 Prien a. Chiemsee

Based: Berlin

Languages: Deutsch, Englisch, Polnisch, French


2019 Fifa women’s world cup  France 2019 „dare to shine“- 8 spots (Jamaika/ Chile/ USA / Japan / South Africa / Norway / Scotland / Germany )

2017 Swarovski „the mask“ Spec


Film & Television

2022 Wendehammer (2 Folgen), directed by Regie Franziska M. Hoehnisch, Production Moovie

2022 Soko Potsdam (3 Folgen), Serie, directed by Miriam Dehne, Production Bantry Bay

2022 Sam 2nd Unit, Serie , directed by Soleen Yusef, Produktion Big Window für Disney

2022 Beben (tremor), short 16 min, directed by Rudolf Fitzgerald Leonard, Production Problemkind

2021 Soko Stuttgart (4 Folgen), directed by Franziska M. Hoehnisch, Production Bavaria Fiction

2021  Motorcyclist´s hapiness won´t fit into his suit,  short 10 min, directed by Gabriel Herrera Torres, Production Black Maria , Mexico

2020 80.000 Schnitzel, 103 min, documentary feature directed by Hannah Schweier, Production zum goldenen Lamm im Auftrag des ZDF kleines Fernsehspiel

2019 24h Europe the next Generation, directed by: Magdalena Jaroszewicz, Production ARTE, Produced by Zero One

2018 #Widerstand, 60min documentary feature, directed by Britta Schöning, Production SWR

2017 Club Europa, feature, 82 min Regie Franziska M. Hoehnisch, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg im Auftrag des ZDF kleines Fernsehspiel

2017 How to reach god through proper exercising short 25 min Regie Gabriel Herrera Torres, Production PWSFTviT

2017 Avalanche, short 20 min Regie Javier Loarte, Production Comlumbia University in New York, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg

2015 Viktor, short  10 min, directed by Sandra Wollner, Michaela Taschek, Production ARTE Atelier La Femis -Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg 



Awards or press



2022 Nominee quinzaine des realisateurs

2022 North American Premiere: Toronto International Film Festival (In Competition)

2022 Australian Premiere: Melbourne International Film Festival (In Competition)


„Motorcyclist´s hapiness won´t fit into his suit“

2021 Nominee Berlinale

2021 Winner Guanajuato International Film Festival best fiction short

2021 Winner HKIFF 45 firebird award short film competition

2021 Nominee Toronto

2021 Nominee Sundance

2022 semaine de la critique Cannes


„80.000 Schnitzel“

2022 Best Cinematography Ukrainian Dream Film Festival

2021 German Television Academy Award (Nominee)

2020 DOK Leipzig, VER.DI Price for solidarity, Humanity and fairness

2020 Zurich Film Festival, Critic´s Choice Award


„How to reach god through proper exercising“

2017 Black Canvas International Film

Special Jury Mention in the International Competition

Best Short Film in the International Competition

Best Script in the International Competition 

2017 Geneva International Film Festival, Switzerland

Special Jury Mention International Short film: 

“Special mention is given to "How to reach god through proper exercising" for its aesthetic radicalness and its outstanding stageplay. Through an experience of the absurd, the movie successfully disrupts our perception of

reality and raises the broader issue of our own condition.”

2016 Selected for Retrospective on the Highlights of the 2017 for the curated platform



„Club Europa“ 

2017 Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis

Auszeichnung für den gesellschaftlich relevanten Film

2017 Club Europa

Achtung Berlin 

Exberliner Filmaward


„Swarovski - The Mask“ 

2017 Seattle International Fashion Film Festival

Winner for Best Narrative

2017 LFFF London Fashion Film Festival official selection

2017 preselected Hong Kong International Film Festival

2017 Winner Award of excellence Accolade Global Film competition

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