Kerstin Stutterheim

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Kerstin Stutterheim (born May 17, 1961 in East Berlin ) is a German author , scientist and filmmaker in the field of documentary film . In addition, she creates film studies.


From 2015 to 2020 Stutterheim taught as Professor for Media and Cultural Studies at the Faculty for Media and Communication at Bournemouth University, with which she is still associated as a visiting professor. There she was director of the Center for Film & TV Research research group from 2016 to 2019. Before that, she taught from 2006 as a professor for AV media dramaturgy and aesthetics at the University of Film and Television "Konrad Wolf" in Potsdam. There she was founding director of the Institute for Artistic Research. Before that she was professor for film / video and media theory at the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurtin the design department and the media management course in the business administration department. From 1992 to 2001 she worked as a freelance filmmaker and artist, as a dramaturge and producer. Stutterheim is a member of the German Film Academy and the Association of German Film and TV Dramaturges VeDra . She also works as a reviewer for the British Council and various universities around the world. She did her doctorate on occult world conceptions in the background of documentary films from the time of the “Third Reich” and since then has been working regularly on the representation of anti-Semitism in the media, for example in the German weekly newsreels, which invites her to the Yad Vashem Research Center was.

On March 9, 2020, Stutterheim was appointed rector of the Art Academy for Media Cologne (KHM), and took up her position on April 1, 2020. She also works as a professor for artistic research at the KHM.


  • Parallel lines. (UK 2019)
  • The Goldberg Condition - More to see than to be seen. (D 2017)
  • Fly & Angel - Ilya and Emilia Kabakov and the art of 'total' installation (D 2009) ; DVD: Good Movies!
  • bauhaus - Model & Myth (D 1998/2009) trailer Bauhaus Model & Myth ; Distribution / DVD Absolut Medien [1]
  • Die Thuranos - Just a matter of balance (D 2003)
  • Bauhaus - Myth of Modernism (D 1998)
  • Myth, Power and Murderer (D 1998)
  • ORiginal WOlfen (D 1995)
  • Political Landscape (D 1995)
  • Learning to walk (D 1993)
  • The laundry (D 1992/93)


  • Modern film dramaturgy. An Introduction . Peter Lang Verlag 2019, 212 pages, [2]
  • TV heroines are only really strong in the north . NZZ November 15, 2017
  • See> Game of Thrones <- dramaturgy of a TV series . Fink Verlag 2017, ISBN 978-3-7705-6204-6 reading sample
  • Film - Aesthetics - Dramaturgy - Blog (with Christine Lang)
  • Handbook of Applied Dramaturgy - On the secret of cinematic storytelling in film, TV and games . Peter Lang Verlag 2015, ISBN 978-3-631-64138-5 Review by Hans Helmut Prinzler
  • Handbook of film dramaturgy. The gut feeling and its causes . (with Silke Kaiser), Peter Lang Verlag 2009, ISBN 978-3-631-57239-9
  • Design & Politics (together with Hans Höger ), series 'querfeldein' Vol. 1, Würzburg 2005, ISBN 3-9810428-0-8
  • Bred and sacrificed. The nature and animal film. in: On the aesthetics and history of non-fictional film in Germany from 1895 to 1945 , Volume II. Ed. Klaus Kreimeier. Reclam 2005. ISBN 3-15-010584-6
  • Nature and wildlife films. in: On the aesthetics and history of non-fictional film in Germany from 1895 to 1945 , Volume III. Edited by Peter Zimmermann. Reclam 2005, ISBN 3-15-010584-6
  • Germanic-Aryan chosenness in a mythical and occult context . in: On the aesthetics and history of non-fictional film in Germany from 1895 to 1945. Volume III. Edited by Peter Zimmermann. Reclam 2005, ISBN 3-15-010584-6
  • The landscape as character - On the character of the landscape in the film , in: Tourismus Journal. Journal for tourism science research and practice . Ed. Dr. Karlheinz Wöhler, University of Lüneburg. Lucius & Lucius. Issue 2, Vol. 8/2004 ISSN  1433-5948
  • Everything is so colorful here , in: Design & Politics. Cyclo-cross 1 . Series of publications by the Department of Design, University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt. ISBN 3-9810428-0-8
  • X-rays and kitchen magic. Cultural films of the twenties and thirties by Martin Rikli . in: Filmblatt 27 . 10th year, spring / summer 2005
  • Lexicon article with filmography in: “Cinegraph. Lexicon of German-Language Films ”on Ufa director Dr. Martin Rikli ; Edited by Hans-Michael Bock, Edition text + kritik 2003
  • “A today's filmmaker's view of former women filmmakers” . in: women film women; Program booklet for the retrospective of the Bundesarchiv-Filmarchiv during the 45th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film 2002 , Ed. Filmarchiv des Bundesarchivs
  • Occult world conceptions in documentary films of the "Third Reich" , Weißensee-Verlag Berlin, 2000, ISBN 3-934479-28-6 (253 pages)
  • Apocalypse and Savior in the American Movies of the Nineties , in: Center of Millennial Studies Online Journal 2000 :
  • Land of work. Pictures and legends of an industrial area . Niels Bolbrinker, Kerstin Stutterheim, Torsten Blume. ex pose publishing house Berlin. 1997. ISBN 3-925935-36-3

Individual evidence

  1. Kerstin Stutterheim life data film portal
  2. Press release  ( page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. of the HFF Potsdam on the occasion of their stay in Yad Vashem on July 3, 2009@1@ 2Template: Toter Link /  
  3. Academy of Media Arts Cologne: Prof. Dr. Kerstin Stutterheim appointed as the new Rector of the KHM , accessed on March 10, 2020

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