Alice Agneskirchner


Alice Agneskirchner is one of the most interesting German writers and directors. She was awarded the FFF Förderpreis in 2008 for her autobiographical film Liebe Mama, ich kannte dich kaum.... For her project Ein Apartment in Berlin, that deals with the Jewish-German past and present in the capital, she received the Gerd-Ruge-research grant 2010 and one of her latest works, Wie "HOLOCAUST" ins Fernsehen kam, received the Grimme-Preis 2020.

Since her graduation from the Hochschule für Film- und Fernsehen "Konrad Wolf" in Potsdam Babelsberg she focuses on working on documentaries, image- and commercial films. Agneskirchner's work is also recognized internationally: her documentary Rauliens Revier received a Golden Hugo at the International Chicago Film Festival.

Alice Agneskirchner is a member of the German Film Academy. She was awarded an Artist-In-Residence grant by the Los Angeles based Villa Aurora for early 2015 and worked there - among other projects - on the script for her first feature film. Agneskirchner's latest films include Who Owns Nature? (Auf der Jagd - Wem gehört die Natur?) which premiered at Hof International Film Festival 2017 and Wie "HOLOCAUST" ins Fernsehen kam on occasion of the German rebroadcast of the TV event Holocaust 40 years after its premiere. Her documentary Kids in the Spotlight was premiered at Berlin International Film Festival 2019. She recently completed her latest documentary on Erika and Ulrich Gregor, founders of Arsenal cinema and Berlinale's International Forum of New Cinema, which will premiere at Berlinale 2022.


Die Frau vom Meer1992
A short film by Alice Agneskircher
Raulien's Revier1994
A documentary by Alice Agnekirchner
Golden Hugo at the Chicago International Film Festival
First Steps Directors Award of the German Film schools
Herr, Frau, Hund, 1995
A documentary by Alice Agneskirchner
Die Radio-Fritzen On Air, 1996
A documentary by Alice Agneskirchner
Ready for Take Off, 1997
A documentary by Alice Agneskirchner
Waschen und legen, 1998
A documentary by Alice Agneskirchner
Im Freibad, 1999
A documentary by Alice Agneskirchner
Cheerleader Stories, 2001
A 5 episodes documentary by Alice Agneskirchner and Jeannette Eggert
Wildenranna, 2002
A documentary by Alice Agneskirchner
Zusammen, 2003
An imagefilm about the city of Wolfsburg and its VW factory by Alice Agneskirchner
shot in 70 mm
German Wirtschaftsfilmpreis
iF Award
Silver Girls, 2005
A 5 episodes documentary by Alice Agneskirchner
Liebe Mama, ich kannte Dich kaum …, 2007
An autobiographical documentary by Alice Agneskirchner 
Prize of the Dokumentarfilmfest München

Die Bundesregierung,  2008
Documentary short films shot in 3D by Alice Agneskirchner

Münchner Ratschkathl’n, 2009
Historical documentary short films by Alice Agneskirchner
Doris Dörrie – Deutschland Deine Künstler, 2010
A portrait by Alice Agneskirchner
Hechenberg – Der Anfang vom Isarwinkel, 2011
A documentary by Alice Agneskirchner
Detroit – Hope for the Motor City, 2011
A documentary by Alice Agneskirchner
Der Doktor und das liebe Pferd, 2012
A report by Alice Agneskirchner

Apartment in Berlin
, 2013
A documentary by Alice Agneskirchner

24 h Jerusalem, 2013/14
Shooting of one protagonist

Umschalten im Kopf, 2014
A report by Alice Agneskirchner

Who owns Nature?, 2017
A documentary by Alice Agneskirchner

Lampenfieber (Kids in the Spotlight), 2019
A documentary by Alice Agneskirchner

Wie "HOLOCAUST" ins Fernsehen kam, 2019
A documentary by Alice Agneskirchner
Grimme-Preis 2020

Come with me to the cinema - The Gregors, 2022
A documentary by Alice Agneskirchner



Directed by Alice Agneskirchner

A life without cinema is possible, but pointless. True to this motto, Erika and Ulrich Gregor have been traveling the world since 1957, finding unusual films and bringing them to Berlin. In an associative montage, film history, West German and contemporary Berlin history are combined with the present life of the Gregors and statements of many of their companions. Filmmakers such as Helke Sander, Jutta Brückner, Wim Wenders, Jim Jarmusch, Rosa von Praunheim, Doris Dörrie, Michael Verhoeven, Edgar Reitz, Alexander Kluge, Gerd Conradt and Volker Schlöndorff talk about the influence the Gregors had on them personally, painting a vivid picture of film culture, from the 1960s and 1970s through New German Cinema to international Independent classics. Footage and film clips from 40 films such as The Chelsea Girls by Andy Warhol, The Match Factory Girl by Aki Kaurismäki, Shoah by Claude Lanzmann, Red Sun by Rudolf Thome or Hungerjahre by Jutta Brückner form a broad framework, at the center of which are Erika and Ulrich Gregor. They take us on a journey through 70 years of cinema history, gaining insights into the everyday life of this important film couple, who have been married for more than 60 years and who still work together every day – true to Bertolt Brecht's motto: „Who lives, say not, never“.

World premiere: Berlin International Film Festival 2022



Directed by Alice Agneskirchner

Who does nature belong to? The animals? Mankind? Or simply just itself? The question is more complex than it might seem at first. The film examines this question, and while searching for an answer reaches the basics of our society – and, in the end, discovers deeper truths about our roots as hunters and gatherers.

We accompany hunters, forest rangers, gamekeepers and other forest workers into a fascinating microcosmos right in the heart of our western civilization. In the Bavarian Alps, we enter a world which doesn’t seem to fit in with our times. Chamois, roaring stags, wolves – in addition to mankind, they are all part of nature and share their natural habitat with us. Who determines how we coexist? Who decides how many of them may be hunted? Do they even need to be hunted? What would happen if the 1.2 million deer and 600.000 wild boar which are shot each year in Germany were allowed to propagate freely in the forests?

World Premiere: Hof International Film Festival 2017
Theatrical Release Germany: May 10, 2018



Directed by Alice Agneskirchner

Lampenfieber (Kids in the Spotlight) tells the story of five children of the Young Ensemble of the Friedrichstadt-Palast during the development and rehearsal process of the new children's piece "From Time to Time".

World Premiere: February 17, 2019 @ Berlin International Film Festival