Лиза Бирвирт

Lisa Bierwirth

Director, Editor, Sriptwriter

Lisa Bierwirth is a German filmmaker, born 1983 in Hessisch Lichtenau.

From 2000 to 2001 she spent a year abroad in New York City and worked there at various off-theaters. In 2001 she moved to Berlin. After graduating high school and various internships, she studied directing at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (dffb) from 2006 to 2016. There she realized several short and medium-length films. 

Before and during her studies she worked in the areas of production, editing, casting and assistant directing, among others for the directors Sonja Heiss and Henner Winckler, and for companies like Zero Film and Komplizen Film.

From 2013 to 2016 she was the artistic assistant and dramaturgical advisor to Valeska Grisebach. She accompanied the director's project "WESTERN" (Cannes Un Certain Regard 2017) during script development, research, casting and shooting in Bulgaria.

"Le Prince" is her debut film and was nominated for the German Screenplay Prize by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

Filmography as director:

2021    LE PRINCE (Feature film, Komplizen Film, 2K, 125min, DoP: Jenny Lou Ziegel) 

2015    PORTOPALO (Documentary Essay, Goethe Institut Israel, HD, 6min, DoP: Jenny Lou Ziegel) 

2013    TEUFEL (Short film, dffb, Alexa, 30min, DoP: Markus Koob)    
Festivals (Selection): 47. Internationale Hofer Filmtage,  38. Montreal World Film Festival, 10. Achtung Berlin, 43. Sehsüchte Internationales Studentenfilmfestival 2014, 
 6. Prishtina International Film Festival, 16. Maryland Film Festival, 16th FestCurtas Belo Horizonte
2011   SWEETNESS (Short film, dffb/RBB, S16mm, 32 min, DoP: Philipp Kaminiak)
Festivals (Selection): Festivals u.a. Interfilm Festival Berlin, Festival du Cinéma de Brive, LICHTER Filmfest Frankfurt, Festival Tous Courts Aix-en-Provence

2009    FRACHT (Short film, dffb/ARTE, XDCAM HD, 7 min, DoP: Philipp Kaminiak)