Kirstin Schmitt

Bildungs- und Wissenschaftsfilm


Diplomjahr:   2010
Diplomtitel:   "La vida está en otro lugar - das Leben ist anderswo"
Vita:  

documentary filmmaker & photographer / founder of SAILOR´S YARN art collective / 2011-2014 teaching for the “Goethe-Institut Angola,“ “Cefojor-Centro de Formação de Jornalistas” & „Lusíada University,“ Luanda (Angola)
 
UNIVERSITY
Cultural Anthropology (fokus: Visual & urban Anthropology, Caribbean religions) & Central-American-Studies / direction & cinematography (2.subject) at „Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg“ (Germany) / documentary filmmaking at „EICTV-Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión“ (Cuba)
 
 
AWARDS (selecion)
2016
* SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD / 1st prize / professional competition / category: Art/Candid / UK
 
* IPA-International Photography Awards / 1st place / professional / category Event: social cause / USA
 
* PX3, Prix de la Photographie Paris / professional / People's Choice: 2 x Category Winner (portraiture; press); 4 x 1st place (feature Story; fine art:people; portraiture:culture & press:political) / FRANCE
 
* LAF5 - Latin American Fotografía 5"/ Winner / for WAITING FOR THE CANDYMEN / NY, USA
* Honorable mention, 5th LIFE FARMER „an instant“ contest, USA
 
Her award-winning photographs and moving-images have been exhibited internationally at art fairs and festivals (Art Basel Miami-Scop art show, Somerset house London, Shanghai International Film Festival, Dok-Leipzig, SIPF-Singapore international photography festival etc.).
Schmitt had solo- and collective exhibitions in both American, Africa, Asia & Europa.
 
Her work got published in a variety of international press like TimeLightbox, the guardian, Spiegel, Zeit online, Huffington Post etc.
 
Lives & works since 2006 in Havana & Berlin

Homepage:   www.sailorsyarn.com
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