Alice Agneskirchner

Biography

Alice Agneskirchner is one of the most interesting German writers and directors. She was awarded the FFF Förderpreis in 2008 for her autobiographical film Liebe Mama, ich kannte dich kaum.... For her most recent project Ein Apartment in Berlin, that deals with the Jewish-German past and present in the capital, she received the Gerd-Ruge-research grant 2010.

Since her graduation from the Hochschule für Film- und Fernsehen "Konrad Wolf" in Potsdam Babelsberg she focuses on working on documentaries, image- and commercialfilms. Agneskirchner's work is also recognized internationally: her documentary Rauliens Revier received a Golden Hugo at the International Chicago Film Festival.

Alice Agneskircher is a member of the Deutsche Filmakademie and vice president of AG-DOK. She was awarded an Artist-In-Residence grant by the Los Angeles based Villa Aurora for early 2015 and worked there - among other projects - on the script for her first feature film.

Film

Die Frau vom Meer1992
A short film by Alice Agneskircher
 
Raulien's Revier1994
A documentary by Alice Agnekirchner
Golden Hugo at the Chicago International Film Festival
First Steps Directors Award of the German Film schools
 
Herr, Frau, Hund, 1995
A documentary by Alice Agneskirchner
 
Die Radio-Fritzen On Air, 1996
A documentary by Alice Agneskirchner
 
Ready for Take Off, 1997
A documentary by Alice Agneskirchner
 
Waschen und legen, 1998
A documentary by Alice Agneskirchner
 
Im Freibad, 1999
A documentary by Alice Agneskirchner
 
Cheerleader Stories, 2001
A 5 episodes documentary by Alice Agneskirchner and Jeannette Eggert
 
Wildenranna, 2002
A documentary by Alice Agneskirchner
 
Zusammen, 2003
An imagefilm about the city of Wolfsburg and its VW factory by Alice Agneskirchner
shot in 70 mm
German Wirtschaftsfilmpreis
iF Award
 
Silver Girls, 2005
A 5 episodes documentary by Alice Agneskirchner
 
Liebe Mama, ich kannte Dich kaum …, 2007
An autobiographical documentary by Alice Agneskirchner 
Prize of the Dokumentarfilmfest München

Die Bundesregierung,  2008
Documentary short films shot in 3D by Alice Agneskirchner

Münchner Ratschkathl’n, 2009
Historical documentary short films by Alice Agneskirchner
 
Doris Dörrie – Deutschland Deine Künstler, 2010
A portrait by Alice Agneskirchner
 
Hechenberg – Der Anfang vom Isarwinkel, 2011
A documentary by Alice Agneskirchner
 
Detroit – Hope for the Motor City, 2011
A documentary by Alice Agneskirchner
 
Der Doktor und das liebe Pferd, 2012
A report by Alice Agneskirchner

Apartment in Berlin
, 2013
A documentary by Alice Agneskirchner

24 h Jerusalem, 2013/14
Shooting of one protagonist

Umschalten im Kopf, 2014
A report by Alice Agneskirchner

Who owns Nature?, 2016
A documentary by Alice Agneskirchner

Palastgeflüster, 2017
A documentary by Alice Agneskirchner

DOCUMENTARY FILM

WHO OWNS NATURE?

Directed by Alice Agneskirchner

The question “Who does nature belong to?” immediately leads to the next question: what is nature? Almost all of us live in cities. What most of us understand to be nature is: the plants, the city park or what we see when we travel with a train or car from one city to the next. But is the green meadow nature? Is the forest, which flies by us one tree trunk at a time, natural?
So who do the deer, stags, chamois, wild boars, hares, foxes, lynxes, bears or wolves belong to? They have no owners. They belong to themselves; they are a part of nature. However, to be precise, nature no longer exists in Europe. There are “green” surfaces that are used and planted agriculturally. The wild animals share their habitats with us. Who determines how we live with them?

In optically lavish images, Alice Agneskirchner's film takes us into the unique world of the wild animals, archaic landscapes, seasons – and the hunters. In the heart of our western civilization, we enter a world that doesn’t seem to fit to our contemporary age. Mountain goats, bellowing stags, a pack of wolves, forest rangers, farmers, wildlife biologists, hunting opponents and hunters: they are all protagonists in a dramatic alpine play.

DOCUMENTARY FILM

AN APARTMENT IN BERLIN

Directed and written by Alice Agneskirchner
Concept by Alice Agneskirchner

Apartment in Berlin is a project about young Israelis in Berlin, who encounter the dark past in this vibrant metropolis. Through the story of a Jewish famlily from Berlin, they confront themselves both with their own and the German-Jewish past. With the help of old records and vivid memories of the descendants, the former apartment of the Adler family has been rearranged and might now look just like it did shortly before the Adlers were deported to Auschwitz.

The apartment serves as an exhibition and installation open to the public. The accompanying film documents the active process of remembering and the search for the lost artefacts in today's world turns into a journey through time - right into the then Jewish life of Berlin.

Alice Agneskirchner was granted the Gerd-Ruge-Stipend for the concept she wrote for Apartment in Berlin in 2010.

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