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Jakob Stark | Cinematographer | *1982 former GDR | has shot multiple award winning films around the world. With over 20 years of education, experience and experiment, he welcomes opportunities to collaborate on the production of unique and challenging film work in any form. He is currently based in Berlin.

Jakob is very familiar with all latest digital ARRI Cams | S16mm (AATON XTR PROD and ARRI SR II+III) | Hand Held | Camera Car/Motorbike | Camera Robot | Motion Control | Dolly (Fisher, MovieTec, Panther ect) | Gimbal | Crane (Foxy) | Aerial Photography | Helicopter | Drone | Studio | -50 Degrees Celsius (Arctic and Antarctic) Conditions approved | U-Arm | and MiniDV.

AWARDS and A-FESTIVALS selected

ART CRIMES
by Stefano Strocchi

*Deutscher Kamerapreis / German Camera Award | 2023


A Year in the Ice: THE ARCTIC DRIFT / EXPEDITION ARKTIS
by Philipp Griess / Ashley Morris

*Winner at Grierson – The British Documentary Award 2022 | UK
*Jackson Wild Award – Finalist 2022 | US
*Grimme Preis Nominee 2021 | Germany

RIAFN
by Hannes Lang

*WINNER at Oberhausen 2019 – NRW Section | Germany
*Best Cinematography – Flickers’ Rhode Island FF 2019 | US
*Visions du Reel – 2019 | Switzerland
*Best Artistic-Technical Contribution | Trento FF 2019 | Italy
*Big Sky 2020 | US
*WINNER at Full Frame 2020 | US

THE HEDGEHOG’S DILEMMA
by Francesca Scalisi

*Palm Springs International Film Festival 2019 | US

THE WAR ON MY PHONE
by Elke Sasse

*Dok Leipzig 2018 – world premiere | Germany
*Nominated for Goethe-Institut Documentary Film Prize | Germany
*Nominated Deutscher Kamerapreis – Best Editing 2019 | Germany

UEBERALL WO WIR SIND
by Veronika Kaserer

*WINNER at 68th Berlinale – Perspektive Deutsches Kino 2018 | Germany
*Pre-Selection Deutscher Filmpreis 2019 | Germany

DREAM BOAT
by Tristan Ferland Milewski | location director Veronika Kaserer

*67th Berlinale – Panorama 2017 | Germany
*ARRI Amira Camera Award Nominee at DOK.fest Munich 2017 | Germany
*Sheffield Doc/Fest | UK

ERA IERI
by Valentina Pedicini

*73rd VENICE 2016 – world premiere | Italy
*Best Cinematography Visioni Italiane 2017 | Italy
*BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival | UK

DEMI-VIE A FUKUSHIMA
by Mark Olexa

*HotDocs Toronto 2016 | Canada
*Visions du Reel  – Int Competition 2016 | Switzerland
*Best Documentary Feature at dokumentART 2017 | Germany
*Best Documentary at Silk Road 2017 | Ireland

DAL PROFONDO
by Valentina Pedicini

*David Di Donatello Award 2014 | Italy
*WINNER – 8th Festival Int del Film di Roma | Italy
*Best Cinematography  – Al Jazeera IFF 2014 | Qatar
*WINNER – Visione Fuori Raccardo IFF | Italy
*Special Mention – Docville Int Selection 2014 | Belgium
*IDFA 2015 | Netherlands
*Visions du Reel 2014 – officale selection Regard Neuf | CH
and 40 other

WHAT IS LEFT (?)
by Gustav Hofer & Luca Ragazzi

*HotDocs Toronto 2014 | Canada
*Sheffield Doc/Fest 2014 | UK
*IDFA 2014 | Netherlands
*DOK.Fest Munich 2014 | Germany

GUAÑAPE SUR
by Janos Richter

*CAMERIMAGE 2010 – Nominee Golden Frog | Poland
*BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – International Student Film Festival Munich | Germany
*BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – Humbolt Film Festival | Canada
*IDA Award 2011 – Best Documentary | US
*WINNER at SILVERDOCS – Sterling Award for Best Short | US
*WINNER at Ann Arbor Film Festival 2012 – Michael Moor Award | US
*WINNER at SAN SEBASTIÁN | Spain
*Big Sky 2012 – NOMINEE Best Short | US
*NOMINEE Best Short at HOT DOCS | Canada
*FINALIST at Cineman Eye Honores, NY –Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Short Filmmaking | US
*WINNER at Festival Internacional de Cine de Monterrey – Mexico
*WINNER at Sapporo Short Festival – International Competition | Japan
*WINNER at Skena Up | Kosovo
*WINNER at River Film Festival | Italy
*IDFA –2011 | Netherlands
*Visions du Reel 2011 | Swiss
*CANNES 65TH – short film corner | France
and 40 other

13, 14, 15
by Claudius Beutler

*WINNER at Les Ecrains Doc Arceui Prix Écoles et formations | France
*IDFA – Int Documentary Film Festival | Netherlands
*Flying Film Festival | Swiss Air Intercontinental Flights
Promoted by German Films

VIER KOENIGE, DREI REGELN

by Jonas Knudsen

*HOF International Film Festival 2003 | Germany

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