What inspires Darja most about the role of cinematography as a storytelling tool is the possibility to expand her own and the audience’s reality. Born and Russia and working internationally, Darja Pilz is a passionate storyteller who shot award winning films like the tragic-comedy IN THE NICK OF TIME, that was screened at more than 100 festivals worldwide (PlusCamerimage, Short Shorts Asia in Tokyo, Best Short Film 34th Biberach Film Festival, Best Short Avanca Film Festival), and received numerous prizes. The fiction short BURDEN’S WEIGHT telling the story of arbitrary law an guilt won the Studio Hamburg Prize and was nominated for Best Cinematography at the International Women’s Film Festival Cologne. With the music film EURE KINDER, it is her fifth time being premiered at the renowned Max Ophuels Prize Film festival. She holds a Master of Arts in Cinematography from the Hamburg Media School. “I like to search and discover; to reveal the thoughts and emotions hidden within a scene. With this purpose I love to use a camera’s movement from handheld to all other possibilities.“
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