Hannah Schwaiger is a hands-on type in the best sense of the term.
As a Cinematographer, she approaches her work with meticulous attention to detail, carefully planning floor plans and shot lists. Yet, she’s also open to spontaneity and embraces new ideas on set.
She’s not one to be bound by conventional notions of “how things should be done” or industry trends. Instead, she relishes in exploring less-traveled paths. With a strong technical background in camera assisting and a dedicated pursuit of Cinematography studies at Filmuniversität Babelsberg, she’s worked her way up, bringing a positive and collaborative energy to any team she joins.
Her style is a unique blend of precision and rawness, and she finds joy in both extremes. Whether it’s spending hours to capture the perfect shot with a large crew or getting hands-on in gritty, handheld documentary shoots with a small team, she’s equally at home.
Hannah’s innate empathy and understanding shine through in her work, enabling her to approach sensitive productions with genuine care and compassion. Her recent portfolio showcases a diverse range of projects, from commercials and series to short films and documentaries, demonstrating her versatility.
The key question that guides Hannah’s approach to any project is simple but crucial: does it resonate with her on a personal level?
Großer kleiner Burder | Kurzspielfilm
Winner: 45. Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis
Official Section FLURFLIMMERN 2023
Official Selection CELLU L’ART 2022
Official Section International Queer & Migrant Film Festival Amsterdam 2020
Official Section DOC.BERLIN Documentary Film Festival 2020
Official Section PERLEN Hannover Queer Film Festival 2020
DAMN THESE HEELS – LGBTQI Film Festival UTAH 2020
Official Selection Balkan Can Kino 2020
Official Selection Moovy 2020
Official Selection Filmfest Dresden 2020
Official Selection Amsterdam Dance Event 2020
Official Section Bundesfestival junger Film 2020
Official Section DAMN THESE HEELS – LGBTQI Film Festival UTAH 2020Official Section Official Selection DOK Leipzig 2019
Official Selection KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival 2019
2. Hauptpreis Blicke Filmfestival 2019
Through the desert
Official Selection – Filmfestival Münster 2020
Annual Copenhagen Film Festival – Semi Finalist 2019
Official Selection – Utah Arts Fest 2019
Official Selection – Fear No Film 2019
Annual Aarhus Filmfestival – best short documentary 2019
International Film and Video Festival «Catharsis» – Semi Finalist 2019
Ekbatan of concrete and freedom
Landshuter Kurzfilmfestival 2023
Ekbātān – of concrete and freedom
All that she is
All that she is