Julia Berg is a freelance filmmaker and writer. She received her MA in Visual Anthropology from the University of Manchester (UK). Before, she studied documentary and fictionfilm direction at the Film Academy Beijing (P.R.China); Social Anthropology and Chinese Studies at the University of Hamburg and Visual Communication at HfbK Hamburg (Germany).
She has researched, written and co-directed several documentaries for television (arte, ZDF, etc) and completed an internship at the ARD-Studio in Beijing. A main focus lies on China, as she speaks fluently Chinese and has long term fieldwork and ethnographic film production experience there. Other countries she has cross-cultural filmexperience in include Syria, Vietnam, Cambodia, Australia and some European countries.
Julia Berg is a lecturer for Ethnographic Film and Video at Universität Bremen and Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.
Dresdner Schnauzen, Dokusoap ZDF, 30x45min, P: doc.station, 2007, Author
Yin und Yang im Allgäu, Dokusoap ZDF-arte, 5x27min R: Andreas Pichler P: filmtank hamburg, 2005, Book and Concept, Co-Director
In Fremden Diensten, Doku BR-arte, 52min, R: Marc Eberle P: filmtank hamburg, 2004, Book, Assistant Director, Sound
Fluten, Doku ZDF-arte, 75min, R: Niels Bolbrinker P: filmtank hamburg, 2004, Production Management, Assistant Director, Sound
The Most Admired Man, Doku, 28min, P: Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology, 2002, Book, Director, Kamera
The most Admired Man (2002):
Bilan du Film Ethnographic, Paris (2003)
Beeld voor Beeld, Amsterdam (2003)
RAI International Festival of Ethnographic Film (2003)
Sheffield International Documentary Festival (2003)
NAFA Film Festival, Tartu (2004)
Göttingen International Documentary Festival (2004)
XII Intl Festival of Ethnographic Films Nuoro (2004)
Moscow Intl. Visual Anthropology Film Festival (2006)
Special Mentions at:
Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI) Filmfestival, U.K.
Göttingen International Film Festival
Nuoro International Festival of Ethnographic Film