Peter Zeitlinger

FROM11:30 AM

Ex Convento dell'Annunziata

Born in Prague in 1960, in 1968 his family moved to Austria due to the Soviet invasion. At the age of thirteen, he received an 8 mm film camera and started making short films, that will grant him an access to the Vienna Film Academy. At University he studied Philosophy, and then graduated in cinematographic photography and editing. In 1988 he made Tunnelkind, a film about the Iron Curtain. Since then his career has not stopped and since 2012 he is a professor of cinematography at the University of Cinema in Munich.

Peter Zeitlinger is one of the most important cinematographers in the international film landscape. During his Masterclass, entitled The Fight Against Mediocracy, Peter will illustrate participants what the role and importance of the cinematographer entails. He will describe the tools and technology that are available to create the photography of a film, interpreting the light and giving coherence to the director’s vision. From page to screen, the director of photography turns the screenplay into images.


Gesualdo, Morte per cinque voci (1995)
Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997)
Wings of Hope (2000)
Invincible (2001)
Kalachakra, la ruota del tempo (Wheel of Time) (2003)
Grizzly Man (2005)
Rescue Dawn (2007)
Encounters at the End of the World (2008)
Il cattivo tenente (2009)
My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done? (2009)
Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)
Into the Abyss (2011)
Queen of the Desert (2015)