HessenFilm und Medien GmbH

Herr Inigo Westmeier

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Inigo Westmeier
Director / DoP / Writer

Mother tongue: German
Languages fluent: English, French, Russian
International experience: Europe, China, Russia, USA, Congo, Rwanda, Thailand, Turkey, Egypt, Czech Republic, Singapore.

Inigo Westmeier was born in 1973 in Brussels, Belgium. After studying cinematography in Moscow, LA and Ludwigsburg, Germany, he has worked as a cinematographer, producer and director on award-winning documentaries, advertisements and fiction Films.

Filmakademie Baden - Wuerttemberg Ludwigsburg/ GERMANY Postgraduate studies. Degree: Diplom 2003

All Russion Institute of Cinematographie (VGIK) Moscow/ RUSSIA „Director of Photography“ faculty under the supervision of L.E. Kalashnikov.
Degree: Master of Arts 1999

School education in Belgium, Germany, and USA.
Degree: Abitur 1994 (German ‘A’ Level equivalent)

Skript Akademie Berlin/Germany - Masterclass Script writing 2011
UCLA Extension Entertainment Studies Los Angeles / USA Scholarship 2003
Fourth International Masterclass Budapest/ HUNGARY Program for Director of Photography Students under supervision of Billy Williams, BSC, and Laszlo Kovacs , ASC. 1997

FILMOGRAPHY (selection)
2018 "Black China" (Documentary Feature) in Congo & China 70 min.
ARTE Themenabend, Hessenfilm, FFF Bayern
Writer, Director and Associate Producer

2017 "Ins Ungewisse" (Documentary Feature) in Germany 90 min.
Writer, Director and Director of Photography

2012 "Dragon Girls" (Documentary Feature) in China 90 min.
BR / arte, Hessenfilm, FFF Bayern, FFA German Filmfound
Producer, Writer, Director and Director of Photography

2010 "Der Wimpernschlag der kleinen Nam" (TV Documentary) in Thailand 30 min.
Producer, Writer, Director and Director of Photography

2009 "Die Haushaltshilfe" (TV Documentary) in Germany 60 min.
Director of Photography

2009 "Deutschland 09 - SCHIEFLAGE" (Episodic Fiction Feature, 1 episode) in Germany 152 min.
Director of Photography

2009 "State of mind", (Documentary Feature) in Congo, 90 min.
Director of Photography

2008 "Papy" (Fiction) in Congo 30 min.
Director of Photography

2008 "Unschuldig" (TV Fiction Action-Film) in Germany 4 x 45 min.
Director of Photography

2007 "Alone in four walls" (Documentary Feature) in Russia 85 min.
MDR/WDR/arte, Hessenfilm
Producer, Director of Photography

AWARDS (selection)
2013 German Directors Award Metropolis (Dragon Girls)
2013 German Camera Award (Dragon Girls)
2013 Hot Docs Toronto Best Feature Documentary (Dragon Girls)
2013 Children’s Jury Prize Chicago International Children’s Festival (Dragon Girls)
2013 Hessischer Film Award (Dragon Girls)
2008 Sundance Film Festival WORLD CINEMA COMPETITION (Alone in Four Walls)
2007 60th Locarno International Film Festival, Grand Price of the Critics Winner (Alone in Four Walls)
2008 „Laurel Branch“, Best Documentary Cinema 2008, Moscow Russia (Alone in Four Walls)
2008 Winner BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY, ACHTUNG BERLIN - NEW BERLIN FILM AWARD Film Festival, Germany (Alone in Four Walls)
2007 29. Filmfestival MAX OPHÜLS PREIS, Best Documentary, Germany (Alone in Four Walls)
2017 WINNER Mexico International Filmfestival (Ins Ungewisse)
2017 Best Documentary Feature, Max Ophüls Preis (Ins Ungewisse)

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