Villa Aurora Grant Recipients | 2023

Apr, May, Jun

Paulina Lorenz | Filmmaker (with Faraz Shariat)

Paulina Lorenz. Image: privat
Paulina Lorenz. Image: privat

Paulina Lorenz, born 1994 in Hamburg, studied film, music and visual culture at the University of Hildesheim and Brown University, and holds a M.A. in migration studies from the University of Copenhagen. In 2015 she co-founded the German film collective JÜNGLINGE, which explores queer-feminist and postmigrant perspectives in film, television and popular culture. Today she develops, writes and produces feature and episodic work, such as the 2020 Teddy Award winner "No Hard Feelings."

Project Description
In Los Angeles, Paulina Lorenz and Faraz Shariat will develop a feature film about the safari of a German tour group in the former German colony of Namibia and the question of the responsibility of future generations for the injustices committed by their ancestors. 

Filmography (Selection)
2020-21 | DRUCK Staffel 6 (author, series)
2020 | FUTUR DREI (co-author and producer, feature film)

Awards (Selection)
2020 | Teddy Award Best Feature & Teddy Readers Award (FUTUR DREI)
2020 | Gilde Filmpreis "Junges Kino" (FUTUR DREI)
2019 | FIRST STEP AWARD Best Feature Film and Best Ensemble (FUTUR DREI)