Christa Pfafferott

Christa Pfafferott is a writer and director based in Hambourg, Germany. After training at the Henri Nannen School of Journalism, she earned a degree in documentary filmmaking at the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg. She then completed a Ph.D. in film studies at the University of fine Arts of Hamburg on a government scholarship from the Cusanuswerk. Her film Andere Welt (SWR) was awarded the Marlies Hesse Prize of the Journalistinnenbund. Her dissertation „the panoptic gaze“ appeared in 2015. She has written for Die Zeit and Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin. Her documentaries have received multiple funding grants and prizes at film festivals. She is a member of the Bundesverband Regie (a Germany-wide association of directors) and the Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaften (a society of media sciences).

Shorlarships

  • Kunst-Stipendium der Claussen-Simon-Stiftung Hamburg für graduierte KünstlerInnen
  • Fellowship an der Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln
  • Bundespräsident Johannes Rau Journalistenstipendium Türkei (Gastredakteurin in Istanbul)
  • Während der Promotion: Graduiertenförderung der Studienstiftung des Cusanuswerks
  • Während des Studiums: Grundförderung der Studienstiftung des Cusanuswerks

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