Jonas Bak



Born in Konstanz, Germany in 1985, he now lives and works as a filmmaker in Freiburg. After graduating from Edinburgh College of Art in 2014 as a director and cinematographer, he moved to London and then, in 2018, to Hong Kong where he worked mostly as a freelance cinematographer on commercials. During that time, he has written and directed two short films, Wanderdrachen and One and Many, both of which screened at international festivals such as Molodist IFF, Curta Cinema in Rio de Janeiro and Pacific Meridian. Wood and Water is his debut feature film and premiered at the 2021 Berlinale, where it received a special mention for the Compass-Perspektive-Award. The film went on to screen at over 25 international Film Festivals including BFI London FF, New Directors New Films at MOMA, Sao Paulo IFF, CPH Pix and Artekino Festival. It received further special mentions at Al Este FF and Cork IFF and won New Directors Best Film at Uruguay IFF. Besides Scriptlab, his second feature film She Makes And Unmakes was also awarded the Kompagnon Fellowship award at the 2022 Berlinale.

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