Bastian Esser


2010 I graduate at the documentary film school ZeLIG in cinematography. My diploma film UNFINISHED ITALY is screened at numerous international film festivals and won different awards.
I stay in Italy, where I also shoot my first feature film LA MEZZA STAGIONE, which celebrates its world premiere in Karlovy Vary. Shooting for CAFÉ WALDLUFT brings me back to my roots in Bavaria.
From 2014 to 2016 I live and work mostly for the German Television in Israel and Palestine.
From 2017 I live with my family in Berlin and work mostly on creative feature- length documentaries, but also on documentary productions for international television stations like ARTE/ ZDF, ARD, France 3, Canal +, Rai, and others.
2018 THE REAL THING from Benoit Felici screens at Hotdocs in Toronto and 2019 continues to travel to Festivals all over the world. THE COLOR OF JUSTICE of Marjolaine Grappe has its world premiere at the DPH in Copenhagen.
I am very happy to announce the world premiere of LAS HERMANAS DE ROCINANTE at DOK.fest Munich with the nomination for the ARRI AMIRA CAMERA AWARD!