CHRISTINA VOIGT // DOCUMENTARY FILM & GRAPHIC DESIGN with social significance

Christina was born in Sangerhausen in former East Germany. She holds an MA in VISUAL & MEDIA ANTHROPOLOGY (FU Berlin) and a Diploma in MEDIA DESIGN (University of Applied Sciences Augsburg). Since 2003 she works as a director, editor, photographer and graphic designer.

One of her focuses in filmmaking is NEPAL where she has made 4 documentaries so far. Her new documentary “After Shangrila" will be out by the end of 2017.

Her work on social suffering has been strongly influenced by danish photographer JACOB HOLDT (»AMERICAN PICTURES«), with whom she toured the Southern States of the US in 2007. In the same year she curated and helped organizing his exhibition “GHETTOES IN OUR HEARTS" in Copenhagen that involved more than 600 of his photographs.

In 2011 she curated and designed the EINAR SCHLEEF ZENTRUM in Sangerhausen, an exhibition about the director, painter, writer and stage designer EINAR SCHLEEF.

In 2013, as a part of Stella Flatten’s project “Fontanepromenade 15", Christina and Stella Flatten implemented a docu-installation with a short film about the employment office responsible for sending Jews to do forced labour for the German Historic Museum and the exhibition “Zerstörte Vielfalt. Berlin 1933 – 1938".

Since 2012, Christina has worked as a lecturer for Filmmaking and Film Studies at the HTK – Akademie für Gestaltung Berlin. 

Christina is one of the founders of the first cooperative art cinema in Germany (Kino am Kocher, Aalen) and since 2003 Christina volunteers for »Govinda – children projects in Nepal«, supporting the organization with filmmaking and graphic design. In September 2015, she organized a big charity concert for Nepal with musical director Knox Chandler at LIDO Berlin, feat. over 20 artists. »www.concert-for-nepal.de«

CLIENTS / Music
Berliner Festspiele
Zafraan Ensemble
Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop
Rita Redshoes (portugese singer)
Knox Chandler (composer and guitar artist)
Eric Mingus (vocal artist, composer, poet, NYC)
TAU (band)
Stéphan Talneau / for Sasha Waltz & Guests / Radialsystem
Max Richter (composer)
ARTE Metropolis, ZDF Aspekte
Deutsche Grammophon
Nikolaisaal Potsdam
Musikfesttage an der Oder
Musikfestspiele Potsdam sanssouci
Axel Nagel (singer/songwriter)
Fontaine Burnett (singer/songwriter
Elina Albach (cembalo player)
Bela Brauckmann (composer, producer, drummer)
Claudia Maluenda (chilenian-peruvian singer)

CLIENTS / Social and commercial field
fireglory pictures
Govinda Entwicklungshilfe e.V.., Kinderhilfsprojekte in Nepal
BUNDjugend
Einar Schleef Theaterfestival Sangerhausen
Jacob Holdt ( “American Pictures")
LAGAYA e.V
Agentur Glow Communications Berlin
LAG Mädchenpolitk Baden-Württemberg
Zentrale Frauenberatung Stuttgart
JELLA – Pädagogisch-therapeutische Mädchenwohngruppe
Spenglermuseum Sangerhausen
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ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
2009-2011 MA Program Visual & Media Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin
2007-2008 study Anthropology, Film Science and Hindi, Freie Universität Berlin
1998-2003 Media Design (graphic design and computer science) at University of Applied Sciences, Augsburg

PUBLICATION
Voigt, Christina: »Virtual Nature and Landscapes«. In: Frömming, U. (Hrg.) Virtual Environments and Cultures.Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang (2013)

AWARDS
2011 // Short Film Award, Kurzfilmfestival des Fairen Handels
2010 // Audience Award Best Student Film, »Dialektus Anthropological Film Festival« Budapest/Hungary for Beneath Everest – Nepal Reborn
2009 // Nomination »Golden Key Award« Dokfest Kassel for Beneath Everest – Nepal Reborn
2005 // Jugendkulturförderpreis Sachsen-Anhalts für »Der Himmel über mir«
2004 // Jugendkulturförderpreis Sachsen-Anhalts für »Tilt«
2001 // 1. Preis Animationswettbewerb Theaterhaus Stuttgart

DOCUMENTARIES
2016: »After Shangrila – Nepal after the Earthquake«, expected by December 2017
2013: »Fontanepromenade« (15 min), dir. by Stella Flatten
2012: »Vor uns das verhießene Land« – Schleef und Sangerhausen (32 min)
2009: Beneath Everest – Nepal Reborn (edting and cinematography (93 min)
2007: Die vergessenen Kinder Westnepals (96 min)
2006: »Aalen jazzt« – Doku über die Motownlegende Lamont Dozier (55 min)
2005: Nie mehr zurück – Einar Schleef und Sangerhausen (30 min)
2004: SUCHT.gefühle (30 min)
2004: Der Himmel über mir – Die Kinder des Shangrila Waisenhauses in Nepal (66 min)
2003: TILT – an international youth musical (30 min)

FILM FESTIVALS
Milano Film Festival 2011
Dialektus FilmFestival Budapest 2010
Vibgyor Film Festival Kerala India 2010
Keswick Filmfestival UK, 2010
Cape Winelands Filmfestival South Africa 2010
Dokfest Kassel 2009
Human Rights Filmfestival Pristina/Kosovo 2009
Ethnologisches Filmfest Universität Zürich 2009
Grenzland Filmtage Selb 2005
Jugendmedientage Berlin 2005
Open Eyes Filmfest Marburg 2003