Team / Cosima Lange (director)

Cosima LangeCosima Lange was born in Hamburg, Germany, in 1976. Being a member of the children’s choir of Hamburg State Opera, she was introduced to the variety of different cultures through many concert tours throughout her childhood, including Japan, Russia, USA and many European countries. It was through these travels that she eventually formed the idea to start career in films. For her, it was a media that is greatly suited to reach people all over the world, and that can bridge cultural divisions for entertaining people, giving information, and transmiting hopes and dreams.

Following various assistance jobs in the film industry, she studied Film Production at the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg in Ludwigsburg, Germany, between 1998 and 2003. The main focus was “Creative Producing”. During this time she produced various shortfilms, and in 2003 was awarded her degree with romantic-science-fiction-thriller VAKUUM, 70 mins. (production and script), one of the biggest student production of all times. It had great success at international filmfestivals and was shown on German televsion channels.

In 2005 Cosima Lange founded “fliegende fische film” together with Nina Klingen (in 2009 changed to "fliegende fische creative pool"). Since then she develops her own projects as script writer, director, and producer. CHAMAMÉ (2005), a film about four Argentinian musicians, was her first full-length feature documentary both as a script writer and director. The film was shown successfully in various film festivals around the world and screened in cinemas. Simultaneously with the film, the music-video MI PUEBLO, LA CASA, LA SOLEDAD was shot with Accordion player Chango Spasiuk (winner of "Best Newcomer 2005" by the "BBC Award for Worldmusic").

She is also the guest lecturer as well as the Line Producer for ARTE Short Film Production at the “Atelier Ludwigsburg-Paris”, a post-graduate educational program which is open to european students specializing in cinema production and distribution at the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg.


among them: 2004 nomination for Producer Award "Sehsüchte Berlin", Munich Int. Film Festival, Viareggio Int. Film Festival, Kolkata Int. Film Festival, 2005 Houston Int. Film Festival „Gold Award“, Shanghai Int. Film Festival, 2006 New Delhi Int. Film Festival

CHAMAMÉ Musikvideo*

*music-video MI PUEBLO, LA CASA, LA SOLEDAD was shot with Accordion player and protagonist from CHAMAMÉ Chango Spasiuk

Team / Marcus Winterbauer (DoP)

Marcus WinterbauerMarcus Winterbauer was born in 1965 in Karlsruhe, Germany. He first came in contact with films during his civil service in Belfast. While living and growing up in an area beset with conflicts, he organised photo exhibitions, and also attended a college course on Super8 films. Thus was born his passion for moving pictures, and his initial interest into photography was directed to film cinematography.

In 1997 he graduated from “Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen Konrad Wolf“ in Potsdam-Babelsberg, Germany, as Director of Photography. Ever since he has been working with great success on numerous documentary film projects filming all over the world in the most diverse and challenging places.

Marcus Winterbauer is one of the most sought after Director of Photography for documentaries in Germany. His work is screened at various international festivals, and have won many awards (among them: HERBSTGOLD by Jan Tenhaven – Audience Award HOTDOCS 2010, DOC U AWARD IDFA Amsterdam 2010, Top Award Guangzhou Int. Documentary Film Festival China, preselection for German Award 2011, CHANDANI UND IHR ELEPHANT by Arne Birkenstock – Top Award Chicago International Childrens Film Festival 2010, FULL METALL VILLAGE by Cho Sung-Hyung - Hessischer Award 2006, Award of Schleswig Holstein 2006, Top Award Max Ophüls 2007, RHYTHM IS IT by Thomas Grube and Enrique Sánchez Lansch – German Award 2005 "Best Documentary", DER GLANZ VON BERLIN by Judith Keil and Antje Kruska – Adolf Grimme Award 2003).

Having already worked together on the award winning film CHAMAMÉ, Cosima Lange and Marcus Winterbauer have teamed up once more for PIONEERS OF DAWN.