Photo: Lilli Thalgott

Lilli Thalgott is a cinematographer and filmmaker. It began with photography and professional percussion (Lazaremusic). 1998-99 she visited the European Film College in Denmark and, after her diploma worked as a first and second camera assistant. Meanwhile she studied the infinitive ways of the improvisational theater. After two years of studies with different teachers (i.a. hidden shakespeare, Eugen Gerein, The Crumbs) she founded her own company „Die Spieler“ with performances in Hamburg and northern Germany.

2006 Master in cinematography at the Hamburg Media School. Since then she works as a free lens cinematographer in the area of documentary, feature film, music video and video art, i.a. “Hans im Glück” (Documentary, Perspektive Deutsches Kino Berlinale 2009), “UtopiaLtd.” (Documentary, Perspektive Deutsches Kino, Berlinale 2011, Prädikat Wertvoll), “Everybodys Cage“ (Documentary, 2015). She also worked as an on stage camera for Thalia Theater Hamburg aswell as Kammerspiele Munich and for artists like Terence Gower, Stefan Panhans and Adnan Softic.

Since 2008 she is also working as a director, her first feature “Heiligabend mit Hase“ won the audience award for middle length films on the Festival Max-Ophüls-Preis 2012, the second one „Ein Endspiel“ was also show there in the main competition.

Her main aim in every work is questioning the standard ways of doings things, redefine the usual process and look out for thereby arising possibilities.

Since 2011 she is the mother of a boy.

Since 2015 she ist teaching at the Berliner Technische Kunsthochschule in Hamburg and finished further pedagogical studies with biographic and participative approach, Alice Salomon Hochschule, Berlin. Now working with kids and teens in a creative process.