Uta Briesewitz

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Uta Briesewitz
Born (1967-09-01) 1 September 1967 (age 52)
EducationAFI Conservatory
OccupationCinematographer, television director
Years active1998–present

Uta Briesewitz (born 1 September 1967, Leverkusen, Germany) is a German cinematographer and television director.[1] She is known for her collaborations with film director Brad Anderson.


Briesewitz was born in Leverkusen, Germany. She was exposed to film at an early age, watching them on German television, eventually cultivating a preference for French Nouvelle Vague and Italian cinema.[2] In an interview, she recounted that Francois Truffaut's Day for Night, The Story of Adele H and The Man Who Loved Women, were some of the films that made strong impressions on her as a child.[3] Later, Briesewitz considered training to be a painter, but decided it was too isolated as a career.[2]

She had an internship with a German television company, before she applied and completed a cinematography program at AFI Conservatory.[3]

In 2007 she won a Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards in the category Kodak Vision award.



As cinematographer

As director


  1. ^ "Uta Briesewitz". The New York Times. 2010. Archived from the original on 7 March 2016. Retrieved 3 July 2019.
  2. ^ a b Anderson, John (30 October 2008). "Uta Briesewitz: Communal artist". Variety. Retrieved 19 February 2019.
  3. ^ a b "ASC Close-Up: Uta Briesewitz". American Society of Cinematographers. 6 March 2018. Retrieved 19 February 2019.

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