About Stefan Sick

    STEFAN SICK is working as a freelance Cinematographer and Filmmaker. THE INNER LIGHT is his debut as a director. The film premiered at the 69th Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale) in the Perspektive deutsches Kino section and was nominated for the Grimme Prize in 2020.

    Stefan was born in Buxtehude, Germany, in 1981 and lives in Schwäbisch Hall. He studied Cinematography at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. His diploma film CLOSING TIME, directed by Nicole Vögele, premiered at the Locarno Film Festival 2018 and won the Premio speciale della giuria Ciné + in the section Cineasti del presente. During his studies, Stefan was mainly responsible for the Cinematography of creative documentary films and was represented with his works at prestigious film festivals all over the world. In 2014, he was awarded with the prize for the best Cinematography for NEBEL (world premiere: Berlinale), at Sehsüchte Int. Student Film Festival in Germany.

    Projects as director of photography

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    YearTitleGenreDirectorProducerComment
    2020Hartmut oder Die Liebe zum Schwimmen (SWR-Ideenwettbewerb. Liebe in Zeiten von Corona)Short DocumentaryMarc EberhardtOnscreen Media GbR, Peter Kuczinski [de]Sony FS5 II
    2019The Inner LightDocumentary FeatureStefan SickAma Film GmbH [de]Canon C300
    2018Sophie macht TheaterMedium Length FilmMoritz LenzFilmakademie Baden-Württemberg [de]ARRI Amira
    2018Closing TimeDocumentary FeatureNicole VögeleBeauvoir Films [ch]ARRI 416 Plus
    2018Gott und die Welt - Warum macht Allah es uns so schwer?Report (Series)Niko ApelAma Film GmbH [de]
    2018Von Muslim zu MuslimDocumentaryNiko ApelAma Film GmbH [de]
    201837° Grad - Der Rest ist GlückssacheDocumentary (Series), ZDF [de]Hanna FischerFilmkombüse GbR [de]Sony FS 7
    201837° Grad - Die BerührerinDocumentary (Series), ZDF [de]Julia KnoppFilmkombüse GbR [de]Canon C300 Mark II
    2017Der Fall SerebrennikovDocumentaryHanna FischerFilmakademie Baden-Württemberg [de]additional photography
    2017HassjüngerDocumentaryJulia KnoppFilmakademie Baden-Württemberg [de]Additional camera
    2016TransitShort FilmOliver KrachtFilmakademie Baden-Württemberg [de]ARRI Alexa
    2016MyanmarketDocumentaryEva KnopfAma Film GmbH [de]Canon C300
    2015Lebensformen - Kulinarische IntegrationReport (Series)MultipleEvangelisches Fernsehen (efs) [de]Sony PMW-EX3
    2015DGUV - Dornröschen (Es kann jeden treffen...) (WT)CommercialStefan HornungDOMAR Film GmbHadditional photography
    2015DGUV - Kutschenpferde (Es kann jeden treffen...) (WT)CommercialStefan HornungDOMAR Film GmbHadditional photography
    2015DGUV - Superheld (Es kann jeden treffen...) (WT)CommercialStefan HornungDOMAR Film GmbHadditional photography
    2014Lebensformen - Die letzte ChanceReport (Series)MultipleDOMAR Film GmbHSony PMW-EX3
    2014Comedy - CleopatraSpec CommercialMultipleFilmakademie Baden-Württemberg [de]ARRI Alexa
    2014Getränke Geins - ...get satisfied (WT)Corporate FilmStefan HornungDOMAR Film GmbH
    2014Lebensformen - Das Magazin des Evangelischen FernsehensTV MagazineMultipleEvangelisches Fernsehen (efs) [de]Sony PMW-EX3

    Film projects in other capacities

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    YearTitleGenreDirectorProducerComment
    2020Hartmut oder Die Liebe zum Schwimmen (SWR-Ideenwettbewerb. Liebe in Zeiten von Corona)Short DocumentaryMarc EberhardtOnscreen Media GbR, Peter Kuczinski [de]screenwriter
    2019The Inner LightDocumentary FeatureStefan SickAma Film GmbH [de]director
    2017YüzmekFeature FilmLuzie LooseFilmakademie Baden-Württemberg [de]lighting technician / electrician
    2016Filling The ShoesShort FilmSascha VredenburgFilmakademie Baden-Württemberg [de]lighting technician / electrician
    2015DGUV - Dornröschen (Es kann jeden treffen...) (WT)CommercialStefan HornungDOMAR Film GmbHlighting technician / electrician
    2015DGUV - Kutschenpferde (Es kann jeden treffen...) (WT)CommercialStefan HornungDOMAR Film GmbHlighting technician / electrician
    2015DGUV - Superheld (Es kann jeden treffen...) (WT)CommercialStefan HornungDOMAR Film GmbHlighting technician / electrician
    2015EdenShort FilmOliver KrachtFilmakademie Baden-Württemberg [de]key/dolly grip
    2014Lebensformen - Das Magazin des Evangelischen FernsehensTV MagazineMultipleEvangelisches Fernsehen (efs) [de]editor
    2014Der Klimawandel – Forschung zwischen Wissenschaft & PolitikDocumentaryStefan SickDOMAR Film GmbHdirector
    2014NebelDocumentaryNicole VögeleFilmakademie Baden-Württemberg [de]colorist
    2013rhino's energy - Der Kassierer (WT)CommercialHelena HufnagelCocofilms GmbHgaffer
    2013Richard Wolf GmbH - The Spirit of Excellence (WT)Corporate FilmRobin WuchterDOMAR Film GmbHeditor
    2013Wissenschaft im Dialog gGmbH - Jugend präsentiert (WT)Corporate FilmMultipleDOMAR Film GmbHeditor
    2012Nägel und KöpfeShort FilmJohn-Hendrik KarstenFilmakademie Baden-Württemberg [de]editor
    2012Dogs Like UsShort FilmAnne Zohra BerrachedFilmnetz UGeditor
    2011Aufbruch ins ParadiesShort FilmStefan SickFilmakademie Baden-Württemberg [de]director
    2011Diagnose (die Albrechts)Short FilmMartin Schulz [1]Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg [de]1st AD (local system)
    2011Lass mich fließen...Short FilmLan Anh NguyenFilmakademie Baden-Württemberg [de]editor
    2011Beicht-Stuhl (WT)Short FilmGabriel BorgettoFilmakademie Baden-Württemberg [de]gaffer

    Film awards

    YearFilmAwardCategory 
    2020The Inner LightGrimme Preis [de]Information & KulturNominated
    2019The Inner LightInt. Filmfestspiele Berlin [de]Perspektive Deutsches KinoNominated
    2014NebelSehsüchte PotsdamBeste KameraWinner

    Basic data

    NationalityGerman
    LanguagesEnglish German
    Experience abroadSoutheast Asia: Myanmar, Taiwan
    Special skills16mm
    Education2010-2017 Study of Cinematography, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
    2003-2006 Apprenticeship Audiovisual Media Designer, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
    Preferred place of workDocumentary, Fiction, Commercial
    Immediate working areaStuttgart
    1st residence (federal state or country)Germany - Baden-Württemberg
    Accommodation possibilitiesBerlin, Hamburg, Munich