Niklas Lindschau is known for his award-winning cinematography across feature film, music video, documentary, advertising and short films.
He was director of photography on Ümit Köreken’s Blue Bicycle (2016) which premiered in Generation Kplus at the Berlin International Film Festival, and won both the Golden Orange for Best Film and the National Feature Film Award at the Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival.
Other notable credits include Natja Brunckhorst’s Mostly Minimalistic (2021), Brigitte Maria Mayer’s Jesus Cries (2013) and Il Kang’s Seme – Schlage Nicht Um Zu Gewinnen (2012).
In 2021 he shot The Stranger (Al Garib), the debut feature for Syrian writer/director Ameer Fakher Eldin, which premiered at the 78th Venice International Film Festival (Giornate Degli Autori), where it won the Edipo Re Award and was selected as Palestine’s official entry for Best International Feature Film at the 94th Academy Awards. This was followed by great acclaim at 43rd Cairo International Film Festival where it received two awards: The Prize for Best Arab Film in the festival and the Shadi Abd El Salam Prize for Best Film in the International Critics Week Competition.
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