ABOUT

ABOUT

Jana Buergelin

JANA IS A FILMMAKER WITH POETIC VEINS. SHE LOVES HUMANS AND LIKES TO LISTEN TO THEM. HER MOVIES MOSTLY MOVE IN BETWEEN REALITY AND FICTION, BECAUSE SHE THINKS THAT THIS BELONGS TOGETHER. AS BEAUTIFUL AS ART CAN BE, AT THE END, LIFE ITSELF WRITES THE BEST STORIES.

JANA (*1983), DAUGHTER OF AN ARTIST AND A SPORTSMEN WHO LOVES PAINTING, STUDIED ART AND GRAPHICS DESIGN AFTER GRADUATING HIGHSCHOOL IN FREIBURG. AFTERWARDS SHE MOVED TO COLOGNE AND MADE A BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN APPLIED MEDIA MANAGEMENT. JOURNEYS TO AUSTRALIA, NEPAL, SENEGAL AND SEVERAL INTERNSHIPS IN THE FILM INDUSTRY PAVED HER WAY TO STUDYING DIRECTING AT FILMAKADEMIE BADEN-WUERTTEMBERG. 2016 SHE FINALLY MADE HER DIPLOMA DEGREE. LUCKY HER, IN BETWEEN SHE HAD THE CHANCE TO STUDY FOR ONE SEMESTER AT THE SOUTH AFRICAN SCHOOL OF MOTION PICTURE MEDIUM AND LIVE PERFORMANCE (AFDA) IN CAPETOWN, BECAUSE IT WAS FUNDED BY THE BADEN-WUERTTEMBERG-STIPENDIUM.

AFTER STUDYING, SHE AND OTHER FILMMAKERS FOUNDED “DER SALON” IN BERLIN, WHICH IS A WORKINGSPACE FOR FREELANCERS. CURRENTLY SHE LIVES AND WORKS IN BERLIN AND FREIBURG AS A FREELANCE DIRECTOR.

FILMOGRAPHY

Movies (Selection)

LOLA’S SONGS
2017/2018, Documentary
Script, Director
soilfilm Production in cooperation with 3sat

DIE NEUEN KINDER VON GOLZOW
2017, Dokumentarfilm
Director: Simone Catharina Gaul, CO-Director: Jana Bürgelin
INDI Film GmbH in Cooperation with SWR/MDR and support of MFG and BROT FÜR DIE WELT
DOK LEIPZIG 2017, NOMINATION fOR DoCumentarfilmprice of Goethe-Institute

MILLENNIALS
2017, Feature
Screenplay, Director, Editor
Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in Cooperation with Filmuniversitaet Babelsberg
BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, PERSPEKTIVE DEUTSCHES KINO, 2017
NOMINATION FOR GWFF BEST FIRST FEATURE AWARD, BERLINALE 2017
FICG 32. INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL GUADALAJARA 2017
ACHTUNG BERLIN, new berlin film award, 2017
NEW HORIZONS International Film Festival, Wroclaw 2017
FESTIVAL DES DEUTSCHEN FILMS, LUDWIGSHAFEN 2017
Goethe Institute Vietnam, Mexico, L.A.
Qatar and Etihad Airlines

SOMETHING CHANGED IN ME
2014, Documentary
Director, Camera
AFDA Cape Town in Cooperation with Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg
KARAMA HUMAN RIGHTS FESTIVAL, OFFICIAL SELECTION, JORDAN 2015

FLOATING LIKE BUTTERFLIES, STINGING LIKE BEES
2013, Documentary
Screenplay, Director, 2nd Camera
Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg
HOF INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2013
GOLDENER SPATZ 2014
DOKUMENTARFILMINITIATIVE KOELN 2014
PORTOBELLO FILMFESTIVAL LONDON 2014
AUBURN FILM FESTIVAL AUSTRALIA 2014

Film Funding FFA
Spiegel TV 2016

EATING CAKE
2012, Essay Film
Director, Editor, 2nd Camera
Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg
HOF INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2012
INTERNATIONAL SHORTFILMFESTIVAL HAMBURG 2013
FUENF-SEEN-FILMFESTIVAL 2013
NOMINATED FOR „BEST CAMERA“ WATERSPRITE LONDON 2014
AMIRANI TBILISI AWARD FOR „BEST EDITING” 2014
WILDSOUND FILM FESTIVAL TORONTO 2014

CONTACT CALL
2011, Short Documentary
Director
Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg
AFI-DISCOVERY CHANNEL SILVERDOCS DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL 2012
FESTIVAL DE CURTMETRATGES DE MANLLEU 2012
RATING FSK “HIGHLY COMMENDABLE”

TV-movies/-Series

DIE NEUEN KINDER VON GOLZOW (WT) (IN PRODUCTION)
2017, Documentary
2nd Director
Director: Simone Catharina Gaul
Indi Film GmbH in cooperation with SWR/MDR and support of MFG and Brot fuer die Welt

DAY OF PLAY
2016, Youth Series, Nickelodeon
Script, Director

ALLERBESTE FREUNDIN
2015, TV Documentary Series
Director
3 Episodes, WDR

HELD OHNE GELD
2015, Documentarymusical, ZDF tivi/Kika
Director

Imagefilms

TÄTER-OPFER-AUSGLEICH IM JUSTIZVOLLZUG
2014, Federal State Government Baden-Wuerttemberg
Director

WELTWEITWISSEN
2014, Congress for Global Learning
Director