ABOUT

Britta Wauer. © Kaspar Köpke

 

Britta Wauer is an award winning director and producer with a number of noteworthy documentaries on her credit. In 2005 she founded Britzka Film as an independent production company for cinema, exhibitions and new media. Britzka Film stands for carefully researched documentaries with a high standard of filmmaking.

BRITTA WAUER

Britta Wauer's work focuses mainly on contemporary history, current affairs and biographies and has been screened at film festivals worldwide. These includes her 2011 feature documentary IN HEAVEN, UNDERGROUND about the Berlin Jewish cemetery, which was invited to festivals in Berlin, Toronto, Jerusalem, San Francisco, Beijing, Cape Town, Sydney and many more. Britta Wauer has received numerous awards, including the GRIMME prize, the highest distinction in the German television industry. In 2013, she was honored by a retrospective of her work in Berlin.

Britta Wauer is also known for her commissioned works made for museums and exhibitions. In 2007 her collaboration with SC Exhibitions starts with TUTANKHAMUN – HIS TOMB AND HIS TREASURES, seen by more than six million visitors on its worldwide tour. In 2018, she produced the introductory movie for MARVEL – UNIVERSE OF SUPER HEROES for the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle.

Britta Wauer studied film directing at the DFFB from 1997 to 2003, after completing the Berlin School of Journalism in 1995. She was born and raised in Berlin at the Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, where she still lives and works.

Britta Wauer is a member of the German Film Academy.

 

 

ACCOLADES

2018 ADELE – BEST DOCUMENTARY
German Audio Description Award for RABBI WOLFF
2016 ACHTUNG BERLIN
Prize of the Ecumenical Jury
for RABBI WOLFF
2016 DIVERSITY AWARD
Filmkunstfest Schwerin
for RABBI WOLFF
2013 RETROSPECTIVE BRITTA WAUER
Klepper-Saal, Berlin-Nikolassee
2011 DEFA FOUNDATION AWARD
Artistic Talent
for BRITTA WAUER
2011 HONORABLE MENTION
Jerusalem Film Festival
for IN HEAVEN, UNDERGROUND
2011 PANORAMA AUDIENCE AWARD
Berlin Int'l Film Festival
for IN HEAVEN, UNDERGROUND
2009 BEST DOCUMENTARY
Filmkunstfest Schwerin
for GERDA'S SILENCE
2007 AXEL SRINGER PRIZE
(Outstanding Achievement)
for JUSTICE NOW!
2007 MoMA NYC
Special Screening
of THE RAPOPORTS
2005 GOLD REMI AWARD
Worldfest Houston
for THE RAPOPORTS
2005 GRIMME PRIZE
for THE RAPOPORTS
2005 BANFF ROCKIE AWARD (Nomination)
for THE RAPOPORTS
2003 PLATINIUM AWARD
Worldfest Houston
for A HERO'S DEATH
2002 PRIX ITALIA (Nomination)
for A HERO'S DEATH
2001 GOLDEN GONG
for A HERO'S DEATH
2001 GERMAN TELEVISION AWARD
New Generation Grant Prize
for A HERO'S DEATH