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

Christina 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. Her work includes reportages, trailers and short films for clients such as Sasha Waltz & Guests, Berliner Festspiele, many orchestras and string ensembles, theatres, bands and composers. From 2011-2013 she worked for film composer Max Richter and Yulia Mahr as a camera woman and editor, producing short films for Deutsche Grammophon, Wallpaper and ARTE.

One of her focuses in filmmaking is NEPAL where she has directed 4 documentaries so far. Her new documentary “After Shangrila" (92min)  will be out on DVD by early 2019.

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 and interviewed former members of the Ku-Klux-Klan and the Black Panthers. In the same year she curated Jacob Holdt’s exhibition “GHETTOES IN OUR HEARTS" in Copenhagen that involved more than 800 of his photographs. She has continued her collaboration with Jacob Holdt ever since.

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

Christina is also the co-founder of Germany’s first cooperative cinema, “Kino am Kocher" in Aalen, Baden-Württemberg.

After the earthquake in Nepal in April 2015 she organized a charity concert »Concert for Nepal« at Lido Berlin with a Line-Up of more than 20 artists, together with musical director Knox Chandler (Siouxsie and the Banshees, Psychedelic Furs, Depeche Mode, Dave Gahan). The Line-Up consisted of artists such as Phoebe Killdeer, Craig Walker (ARCHIVE), Siri Svegler, Tyler Pope (LCD Soundsystem), Eric Mingus, Astrid North, Erik Penny, Jim Avignon, Miss Kenichi, Axel Nagel and others.

In 2017 she created the stage visuals für »Volk unter Verdacht«, a documentary music theatre by Ulrike Ruf about the STASI in the former GDR. The piece had its world premiere in December 2017 at Radialystem Berlin. The music was composed by Iris ter Schiphorst.

Since 2012 she is a lecturer at HTK Berlin for Filmmaking, Film Studies and Media Studies.

CLIENTS / Music
ARTE
ZDF Aspekte
Deutsche Grammophon
Sasha Waltz & Guests
Max Richter (composer)
Berliner Festspiele
Zafraan Ensemble
Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop
Nikolaisaal Potsdam
Musikfesttage an der Oder
Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci
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
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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AWARDS
2019 // Best Women’s Film, Beyond Earth Film Festival, Kolkata (India) for “After Shangrila" (90 min, 2018)
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
2019: »Einblicke – Frauen und ihre Wege aus Sucht un Prostitution« (dir., 50 min, in Zusammenarbeit mit Lagaya e.V.)
2018: »After Shangrila – Nepal after the Earthquake« (dir., 92 min, nepali with english or german subtitles)
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
Nepal America International Film Festival, Maryland, USA 2019
Beyond Earth Film Festival Kalkutta, Indien, 2019
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

PUBLICATION

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