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Jonas Römmig

CINEMATOGRAPHER

In the early nineties, at the tender age of eight Jonas is caught cold when a classmate hands him a video camera.
Decades after this initial spark, after acquiring a fundamental cineastic education and completing a master’s degree at the Babelsberg Film University, Jonas has shot long and short documentaries as well as fictional films that have been successfully screened at international festivals.

The visual language of his works is always consistent and form-conscious.
There are purist documentary-like images as well as highly stylized tableaus and long takes.
Yet it is the plot of the film that is decisive.
Jonas’s camerawork is wholly unpretentious, in the sense that beauty in itself is not enough for him.
Rather than the immaculate, smooth images we encounter every day, he is interested in a multi-layered visual language that can be anything but arbitrary. His passion lies in the search for the right images that serve an aesthetic dictated by the subject and at the same time address something that lies beneath the surface.

© photo: Foto Fehling

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Filmographie

2021

HANDOOK
documentary | 26min

ALBRECHT DÜRER
docufiction | 90min | B14 Film GmbH

2020

THIS DIVINE CADAVER
short film | 30min | Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf

DEAR TO ME
short film | 20min | Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf

2019

LIFE IS FULL OF SUNSHINE AND BEAUTY
short film | 25 minutes | Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, RBB Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg

2018

VIZITATOR
documentary | 45min | UNATC – Uni Nationala de Arta Teatrala si Cinematografica I.L. Carigiale, Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf

2017

A PLACE IN THE SUN
documentary | 20min | Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf

GAME NIGHT
short film | 24min | KWER Film Production

2014

CRISIS WHAT CRISIS
documentary | 25min |BB – Bild+Brom Film GmbH

2013

QUARTERMONTH
feature film | 90min | KWER Filmproduktion

2012

THE SEDUCTION ARTISTS
documentary | 75min | IndiFilm GmbH

Education

Studio Hamburg Filmtechnik
Kamera-Studium | Beuth Hochschule für Technik Berlin (BA)
Cinematography – Studium | Filmuniversität Konrad Wolf (MA)

Awards

HANDOOK
DOK Leipzig 2021  | German Competition IDFA International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam
WINNER BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY 2021

DEAR TO ME
74th LOCARNO Film Festival
FIRST STEPS 2021 WINNER BEST SHORT
NOMINATION BEST CAMERA (MICHAEL-BALLHAUS-PRIZE)

LIFE IS FULL OF SUNSHINE AND BEAUTY
54. Hofer Filmtage 2020 – Official Selection
42. Biberacher Filmfestspiele 2020 – Competition
31. Bamberger Kurzfilmtage 2021 – Competition
6. Filmfest Bremen – Official Selection

VIZITATOR
Newark International Film Festival 2020
CloseUp Edinburgh Docufest – NOMINATION BEST STUDENT DOCUMENTARY 2020
Close:Up Reykjavik Film Festival 2021
Prague Film Awards 2021

THE RAIN IS FALLING NOW WAS ALSO FALLING BACK THEN
Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinéma
– Wettbewerb
Thessaloniki Film Festival – Wettbewerb
GoEast – Wettbewerb
Prix Europa Digital Rising Stars Award
Nominierung

A PLACE IN THE SUN
OFF18 – Odense Int. Film Festival (Denmark) – Official Documentary Competition
31. Exground Filmfest 2018 Wiesbaden
Society for visual Anthropology SVA Film & Media Festival (WINNER BEST SHORT)
69th Montecani Int. Short Film Festival 2018 (Official Selection)
L`Alternativa 25è Festival de Cinema Independent de Barcelona

GAME NIGHT
Achtung Berlin Festival 2017
30th Filmfest Dresden (Official Selection)

SHE WORKS HARD
One World Human Rights Festival 2017

CRISIS WHAT CRISIS
DOCU TIFF – Tirana Int. Documentary Film Festival 2016 (Official Selection, Tirana, Albania)
18th Madurai Int. Documentary and Short Film Festival (Official Selection, India)
Festival of Tolerance – JFF Zagreb (Official Selection, Croatia)

QUARTERMONTH
ACHTUNG BERLIN FESTIVAL 2015
IOFF New York – BEST FEATURE FILM 2016
Filmfest Bremen – Official Competition 2018

THE SEDUCTION ARTISTS
Film Prize Baden-Württemberg – WINNER BEST DOCUMENTARY 2013

DAS LEBEN IST SONNIG UND SCHÖN | AUSSCHNITT
PLATZ AN DER SONNE | AUSSCHNITT
HALBWISSEN | SPOT
DEAR TO ME | TEASER