Lutz Konermann

Lutz Konermann

Leafbird Films

Cinematographer, dramaturge and filmmaker in Zürich, Switzerland

About Lutz

I’d love to bring out your best!

Whether you’re a film student, an aspiring filmmaker, a seasoned screenwriter, director or producer - I’m here to support your ambitions.

For more than 25 years I have been dedicating a good part of my career to fostering the projects of both students and peers at any stage. As an award winning filmmaker and cinematographer I've been helping to develop stories for documentaries and fiction and bring them to life, from page to screen.

As a professor of one of the internationally most renowned film schools, the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in Germany, I have been co-developing the school's curriculum from its very beginning, mentoring over 250 student films to date, including 4 Academy Award™ winners.

As a training expert and script consultant I've had the chance to substantially contribute to the ongoing creative spring in Swiss film making. I have been collecting teaching experiences in numerous countries, putting to good use my skills, my international upbringing and the five languages I speak.

Are you looking for a consultant/expert/director for your film course or film school (to-be...)?

A script or editing consultant for your latest project?

A cinematographer who loves to work with newcomers as much as with seasoned peers? Who is used to shooting on a budget? Who cares about content that matters?

Well, I’d truly love to bring out your best.


Name: Lutz Konermann

Lives in: Zürich, Switzerland

Company: Leafbird Films

Occupation: Cinematographer, Dramaturge and Filmmaker

Unique traits: International working and teaching experience, fluent in English, German, Italian and proficient in French.

Credits

  • Hundertmal Frühling

    Hundertmal Frühling (2016)
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  • Zeit für Frühling

    Zeit für Frühling (2016)
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  • My Name Is Salt

    My Name Is Salt (2013)
    Film (Documentary) Cinematographer Year after year, for an endless eight months, thousands of families move to a desert in India to extract salt from the burning earth. Every monsoon their salt fields are washed away, as the desert turns into sea. And still they return, taking pride in producing the whitest salt in the world. Written by Anonymous

  • The Women in Blue Berets

    The Women in Blue Berets (2012)
    Film (Documentary) Cinematographer Liberia, a nation scarred by 14 years of brutal civil war, stands at a critical moment in its history as it heads for its second democratic election in October 2011. This election will decide the country's future course - towards peace and stability or violence and chaos. Assisting the UN peacekeeping operation is a special unit from India - an all-female police contingent. Deployed yearly since 2007, it is the first such unit to ever take part in a peacekeeping mission. The all-female contingent is an important experiment for the UN - to rectify the skewed gender ratio within the UN system itself where only 6% of peacekeepers are women, and more importantly, to bring a gendered perspective to conflict resolution and peacemaking. But for Ruby, Tejinder and Philomena the journey away from their families has been difficult. It is their first time in another country - they have never been so far away from home. Like them, most of the other women in their unit have left behind young ... Written by Farida Pacha

  • Dharavi, Slum for Sale

    Dharavi, Slum for Sale (2010)
    Film (Documentary) Director The elephant has awoken. Bombay, India's gateway to the West, has reinvented itself - and emerged as Mumbai, a modern, self-confident commercial metropolis. A magnet for the hopes of the rich and poor. But with thousands of migrants pouring in every day, half of its almost 20 million inhabitants is forced to live in slums, between the cracks of the official city. The biggest of these slums is called Dharavi. With an estimated 800,000 inhabitants, it is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. Once Dharavi was outside the city limits. Nowadays it's at the heart of a constantly growing metropolis, flanked by traffic arteries and right next door to Mumbai's new financial hub. The former marsh has turned into prime real estate - a playground for ambitious urban planning. Ten years ago, US-trained architect Mukesh Mehta has come back to India to usher in a new turn in Mumbai's slum rehabilitation policies. His formula is Public Private Partnership. Billions of Dollars could be... Written by Lutz Konermann

  • Der Fürsorger

    Der Fürsorger (2009)
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  • Prager Botschaft

    Prager Botschaft (2007)
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  • Arme Millionäre

    Arme Millionäre (2006)
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  • Der Elefant: Mord verjährt nie

    Der Elefant: Mord verjährt nie (2005 - 2006)
    Television (Crime) Writer Add a Plot »

  • Piff paff puff

    Piff paff puff (2004)
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  • Der Elefant - Mord verjährt nie

    Der Elefant - Mord verjährt nie (2002)
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  • Lieber Brad

    Lieber Brad (2001)
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  • Meine Tochter darf es nie erfahren

    Meine Tochter darf es nie erfahren (2000)
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  • Herzlos

    Herzlos (1999)
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  • Virus X - Der Atem des Todes

    Virus X - Der Atem des Todes (1997)
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  • Evelyn Hamanns Geschichten aus dem Leben

    Evelyn Hamanns Geschichten aus dem Leben (1997)
    Television (Comedy) Director Add a Plot »

  • Eine fast perfekte Liebe

    Eine fast perfekte Liebe (1995)
    TV Movie (Comedy and Romance) Director Add a Plot »

  • Zoff und Zärtlichkeit

    Zoff und Zärtlichkeit (1995)
    Television (Comedy and Drama) Director Due to a mistake an apartment is hired out to two people a the same time. Harald and Eva are students and they both don't want to give up the apartment. They are quite different: Eva studies psychology and has inherited 70,000 DM, Harald is a poor Macho who wants to make much money as fast as possible. Of course, this leads to a private little war, in which also their friends get involved... Written by Peter W. Simeon <simeon@imdb.com>

  • Marienhof

    Marienhof (1992)
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  • Schulz & Schulz

    Schulz & Schulz (1992)
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  • Panthers, Fighters & Co.

    Panthers, Fighters & Co. (1991)
    TV Movie (Documentary) Director Add a Plot »

  • Café de l'union

    Café de l'union (1991)
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  • Drachenfutter

    Drachenfutter (1987)
    Film (Drama) Cinematographer In Hamburg, always within reach of government officials, immigrants try to make their way. Shezad, a Pakistani in his early 20s, lives in a small hotel run by the shady Herder. The hotel is a virtual United Nations. Shezad tries to help an older friend, Rashid, with his amnesty claim. When it fails, Herder offers to smuggle Rashid into the US for a large fee. Herder also gets Shezad a job in the kitchen of a Chinese restaurant, where he befriends Xiao, a waiter. Xiao wants to open his own restaurant; they save enough to do so, mostly through Shezad's boldness. Because Shezad is the better cook, they serve Pakistani food. Through friendship, is economic success at hand? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

  • Die Zeit nach dem Orkan

    Die Zeit nach dem Orkan (1987)
    TV Movie (Documentary) Cinematographer Add a Plot »

  • Lindenstraße

    Lindenstraße (1986 - 1987)
    Television (Drama) Director Located in an average quarter of Munich, this weekly soap opera focuses on the lives of normal people. Beside the typical storylines like love, marriage and death, the show has treated a lot of controversial issues during the years, for example homosexuality, drug abuse, domestic violence, rape, xenophobia, prostitution and AIDS. Written by fippi2000

  • Schwarz und ohne Zucker

    Schwarz und ohne Zucker (1985)
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  • Vom Zusehen beim Sterben

    Vom Zusehen beim Sterben (1985)
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  • Abschied vom blauen Land

    Abschied vom blauen Land (1985)
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  • Eigentlich wollte ich ja nach Amerika

    Eigentlich wollte ich ja nach Amerika (1985)
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  • Kaltes Fieber

    Kaltes Fieber (1984)
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  • Abschiedsbilder

    Abschiedsbilder (1983)
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  • Aufdermauer

    Aufdermauer (1982)
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  • Spätvorstellung

    Spätvorstellung (1982)
    Film (Short, Comedy and Romance) Cinematographer Add a Plot »

  • Ugge Bärtle - Bildhauer

    Ugge Bärtle - Bildhauer (1982)
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  • Wochenend

    Wochenend (1981)
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  • Fehlanzeige

    Fehlanzeige (1981)
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  • Monitor

    Monitor (1980)
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Awards

  • Best Cinematography Award, Mumbai International Film Festival, India, for "My Name is Salt"
    (2016)

  • Best Documentary Award, Mumbai International Film Festival, India, for producing "My Name is Salt"
    (2016)

  • Best Cinematography Award, Vatavaran Film Festival, India, for "My Name is Salt"
    (2015)

  • German Cinematography Award, Germany, for "My Name is Salt"
    (2014)

  • Best Cinematography Award, Budapest Documentary Festival, Hungary, for "My Name is Salt"
    (2014)

  • Honorary Jury Mention, Indian Film Festival Stuttgart, Germany, for "Dharavi, Slum for Sale"
    (2010)

  • Adolf Grimme Award, Germany, for directing "Eine fast perfekte Liebe"
    (1997)

  • Promotional Award, Max-Ophuls-Festival Saarbrücken, Germany, for "Schwarz und ohne Zucker"
    (1986)

  • German Film Award, Germany, for directing "Aufdermauer"
    (1983)

  • German Film Award, Germany, for producing "Spätvorstellung"
    (1983)

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