Benedict Neuenfels

Cast, Director of photography, Producer
Bern, Schweiz

Biography

Benedict Neuenfels was born March 11, 1966, in Bern. After finishing school, the son of actress Elisabeth Trissenaar and director Hans Neuenfels worked as an assistant cinematographer for Xaver Schwarzenberger and Robby Müller, among others. From 1988 to 1994, Neuenfels studied at Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie (dffb). Afterwards, he was the cinematographer of movie productions like "Bunte Hunde" ("The Break") and "Frau Rettich, die Czerny und ich" ("Mrs. Rettich, Czerny and Me"). Since 1996, Neuenfels teaches image composition at Filmakademie Ludwigsburg and at dffb. He repeatedly collaborated with director Dominik Graf, for instance, for the TV movies "Der Skorpion" ("The Scorpion") and "Deine besten Jahre", and for "Der Felsen" ("A Map of the Heart") and "Der rote Kakadu" ("The Red Cockatoo"). His most important productions for the movie screen include "Lost Killers", directed by Dito Tsintsadze, and the ensemble comedy "Sie haben Knut" ("They"ve Got Knut"), directed by Stefan Krohmer.

 

Neuenfels won several nominations for the German camera award and won the award for his composition of "Deine besten Jahre" and "Lost Killers". Furthermore, he won the Max Ophuels award for "Die fliegenden Kinder" in 1992, and the Adolf Grimme award for the TV crime film "Sperling und das Loch in der Wand" in 1997.

In 2006, he was in charge of cinematography for Stefan Ruzowitzky's concentration camp drama "Die Fälscher" ("The Counterfeiters") that won the 2008 Academy award as "Best foreign language film". In faded, nearly monochrome images, he visualized the story's atmosphere between desolation and hope and, thus, made a significant contribution to the film's impact – a performance that won him a nomination for the German film award in 2007. In 2008, Neuenfels won the Bavarian film award and the German film award for filming Maria Schrader's drama "Liebesleben" ("Love Life"), based on the novel by Zeruya Shalev.

FILMOGRAFIE

2018/2019
  • Director of photography
2018-2020
  • Director of photography
2016/2017
  • Director of photography
2016-2018
  • Director of photography
2016
  • Director of photography
2014/2015
  • Director of photography
2014/2015
  • Director of photography
2013/2014
  • Director of photography
2013
  • Director of photography
2012/2013
  • Director of photography
2011/2012
  • Director of photography
2011/2012
  • Director of photography
2010/2011
  • Director of photography
2010-2012
  • Director of photography
2009/2010
  • Director of photography
2009/2010
  • Director of photography
2009
  • Director of photography
2008/2009
  • Director of photography
2008/2009
  • Director of photography
2007/2008
  • Director of photography
2007
  • Director of photography
2006/2007
  • Director of photography
2006/2007
  • Director of photography
2006
  • Participation
2005/2006
  • Director of photography
2005-2007
  • Director of photography
2004-2006
  • Director of photography
2004
  • Director of photography
2004
  • Director of photography
2003/2004
  • Director of photography
2002/2003
  • Director of photography
2002-2004
  • Director of photography
2001/2002
  • Director of photography
2001/2002
  • Director of photography
2001
  • Director of photography
1999/2000
  • Director of photography
1998/1999
  • Director of photography
1998
  • Director of photography
1997/1998
  • Director of photography
1997
  • Director of photography
1996/1997
  • Director of photography
1996
  • Director of photography
1995
  • Director of photography
1994/1995
  • Director of photography
1993/1994
  • Director of photography
1993
  • Director of photography
1993
  • Director of photography
1993
  • Director of photography
1992
  • Director of photography
1992
  • Director of photography
1991/1992
  • Director of photography
  • Producer
1990/1991
  • Director of photography
1989/1990
  • Director of photography
1989
  • Director of photography
1988
  • Director of photography
1987/1988
  • Assistant camera
1987
  • Assistant camera
1987
  • Assistant camera
  • Clapper loader
1985/1986
  • Assistant camera