Katharina Fiedler is working as a freelance film editor since 2007. She lives in Berlin and works on national and international productions.
From 2006 until 2011 Katharina studied editing at the Filmakademie Baden- Württemberg and finished the university with a diploma.
Her thesis film A LETTER FROM GERMANY was shown at several film festivals worldwide and won the Prix George Foundation 2011 at „Visions du Réel“ in Nyon.
In February 2013 METAMORPHOSEN had its world premiere at the Berlinale and was shown at several film festivals worldwide.
It was also nominated for the First Steps Award.
The film MY NAME IS SALT won the IDFA Award for First Appearance in Amsterdam in 2013 and over thirty other awards at international film festivals (Hong Kong, Documenta Madrid, Edinburgh, Moscow, Torino etc). It was shown already at over 80 festivals and made it the most successful Swiss film of its festival season and one of the most successful documentaries worldwide.
DIE MENSCHENLIEBE won the First Steps Award in 2014.
The documentary ICE GIRLS had its world premiere at „Visions du Réel“ in Nyon in April 2015 and won an award at Duisburger Filmwoche.
It was also nominated for the Grimme Award.
The film ISLAND OF THE HUNGRY GHOSTS had it`s premiere in 2015 at Tribeca Film Festival, won the award for best documentary and is successfully showing at film festivals worldwide at the moment.
Katharina finished her second work with director Farida Pacha in 2019. The film WATCH OVER ME follows a palliative care team throughout New Delhi.
In 2020 she edited the fiction film TATORT – EIN PAAR WORTE NACH MITTERNACHT with director Lena Knauss (with Meret Becker & Mark Waschke). The film was shown at October 3rd in ARD.
After giving birth to her second child in 2021, Katharinas first project was the POLIZEIRUF 110 – RONNY with director Barbara Ott who she worked with at their time at Filmakademie Baden Württemberg. The film was shown on TV on 19th of March in the ARD and is still available online.
In the same year she also edited together with Anna Nekarda the fiction film DAS MÄDCHEN VON FRÜHER (director: Lena Knauss) for ZDF.
Beginning of 2023 she started editing again with Gabrielle Brady on her new film THE WOLVES ALWAYS COME AT NIGHT that is shot in Mongolia.
2014 Katharina was nominated for best editing at „Deutscher Kamerapreis“ with MY NAME IS SALT and she was selected for Berlinale Talents. In 2019 she won with ISLAND OF THE HUNGRY GHOSTS the award for best editing at the Ozflix Independent Film Awards.
ISLAND OF THE HUNGRY GHOSTS
director: Gabrielle Brady
Best Documentary at Tribeca Film Festival 2018
Prix Buyens-Chagoll Visions du Reel, Switzerland 2018
Best Documentary Official Competition at Valletta Film Festival 2018
Special Jury Mention at Edinburgh Film Festival 2018
Best Feature Documentary at Darwin International Film Festival
Shortlisted for Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts
Best Documentary at Crested Butte Film Festival
Best Documentary feature at Adelaide Film Festival
Prix SMART at Festival des Libertés in Brussels
Best Documentary at SAE ATOM Awards 2018
Grand Jury Prize for the International Competition at Mumbai Film Festival
Nominated for a Spotlight Award at Cinema Eye Honors 2018
Human Rights Award at IDFA
Panorama Price at Festival FReDD 2019
Prix spécial du Jury at FIFO Tahiti 2019
Special Mention from the Movies That Matter Jury at ZagrebDox 2019
Best Director – Documentary at Ozflix Independent Film Awards 2019
Best Cinematography at Ozflix Independent Film Awards 2019
Best Editing at Ozflix Independent Film Awards 2019
Best Sound Design at Ozflix Independent Film Awards 2019
Best Documentary at Sole Luna Doc Film Festival 2019
Audience Prize at Sole Luna Doc Film Festival 2019
OUR WILDEST DREAMS
director: Marie Elisa Scheidt
Grand Prize for Best Cinematography at Rhode Island Int. Film Festival
Best Documentary Feature at San Diego’s Impact DOCS Awards
Best Score at the New York City Indie Film Festival 2018
director: Shawn Convey
Chicago Award at Chicago International Film Festival
Best director at DOC LA
Hernandez / Bayliss Prize at Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival
Best feature documentary at Covellite International Film Festival
Jury Award Prize at Anchorage International Film Festival
ICE GIRLS (EISMÄDCHEN)
director: Lin Sternal
World Premiere at Visions du Réel 2015
Förderpreis from the city of Duisburg
Nomination Grimme-Preis 2016
MY NAME IS SALT
director: Farida Pacha
IDFA First Appearance Award
Nomination Deutscher Kamerapreis (category: cinematography & editing)
Firebird Award at Hong Kong International Film Festival
First Prize of the Jury at DocumentaMadrid
Best Feature Length Award at Food Film Festival Amsterdam
Iren Special Prize at CinemAmbiente Torino
Small Gate of Freedom Award at Gdansk DocFilm Festival
Best Feature Film Award at Pelicam International Film Festival
Special Mention at Bled Film Festival
Deutscher Kamerapreis (best cinematography) for Lutz Konermann
Best documentary at Edinburgh International Film Festival
Special Mention at DokuFest Prizren (Green Dox)
Best cinematography at Budapest International Documentary Film Festival
Best documentary at Baikal Film Fest
Feature Length Award at Tutti Nello Stesso Piatto in Trento
3. Prize at Bozcaada Documentary Film Festival
Prix Antropologie at Jean-Rouche-Festival
Documentary Award at Festival di Cinema Cibo & VideoDiversità
Gran Prix „Filmer le travail“ in Portiers
Best Film Award at EcoCup Moskau
Special Jury Mention ExtravagantIndia in Paris
Bronze Drop at World Water Forum in Daegu / South Korea
Honorable Mention at DocsDF Mexico City
Nomination Cinema Eye Honors Spotlight Award 2015
Long-listed for the One World Media Award
Horizonte-Filmpreis at Fünf Seen Filmfestival
Best of Fest & best cinematography at CMS Vatavaran
Audience Award at Filmfest Eberswalde
Al Jazeera Documentary Film Festival Award
Best Documentary at BANEFF
Best Feature Length Documentary Award at MIFF
Best Cinematography at MIFF
Young Jury Award at Pêcheurs du Monde, Lorient 2016
Outstanding Excellence Award at IFFEHC, Jakarta 2016
director: Maximilian Haslberger
First Steps Award 2014
Special Mention at DOK Leipzig
director: Sebastian Mez
World Premiere at Berlinale 2013
Second Jury Prize at Documenta Madrid 2013
Special Mention fort he cinematography at BAFICI
Nomination First Steps Award
Cinéma Transgressif Award at Signes de Nuits Paris
Prémio Juventude at CineEco Seia
Best International Feature Film Award at Planet Focus
American Cinematographer Award at Salem Film Fest
Best documentary at Festival Internacional de Sobrarbe
Gran Premio de Città di Trento at Trento Film Festival
Grande Premio Cora Coralina at FICA 2014
Green Dox Winner at DokuFest Prizren
Jury Award at Bilbao Mendi Film Festival
Special Jury Award at Green Film Fest in Seoul
Best documentary at EcoZine in Saragossa
A LETTER FROM GERMANY
director: Sebastian Mez
Prix George Foundation at Visions Du Réel 2011 in Nyon
FEDEORA Award at Crossing Europe 2012 in Linz
Special Mention at Mujerdoc 2013