Rosa von Praunheim
Rosa von Praunheim (bourgeois Holger Bernhard Bruno Mischwitzky , born Holger Radtke ; born November 25, 1942 in Riga , Latvia ) is an internationally known German film director , author and activist of the LGBTQ movement. He is considered to be an important representative of postmodern German film and is also counted among authors and avant-garde filmmakers . He has established himself permanently with documentaries . Especially with his documentary from 1971 Not the homosexual is perverse, but rather the situation in which he lives , he was the public pioneer and one of the co-founders of the political gay and lesbian movement in the Federal Republic of Germany. Until the 1990s he was considered one of the key figures in the German gay movement in public and in the media.
life and work
Childhood, youth, studies
Von Praunheim was born as Holger Radtke in 1942 during the German occupation in the central prison in Riga . His birth mother Edith Radtke starved to death in a psychiatric clinic in 1946 ( Wittenauer Heilstätten Berlin). After the birth, Radtke was given up for adoption . His adoptive mother Gertrud Mischwitzky († 2003) only informed him about this in 2000, when she was 94 years old. He received knowledge of the death of his birth mother after extensive research in 2006. Von Praunheim documented his research in 2007 in the film My Mothers - Searching for Traces in Riga . The film was nominated for the Grimme Prize and was shortlisted for the German Film Prize . The actress Luzi Kryn is his aunt.
Rosa von Praunheim grew up under the name of Holger Mischwitzky in Teltow- Seehof in Brandenburg . In 1953 the family fled from the GDR to the West, first to the Rhineland , then moved to Frankfurt am Main . There Praunheim attended the Wöhlerschule , which he left before he graduated from secondary school . He switched to the Werkkunstschule in Offenbach am Main for a year ; later he studied at the University of the Arts in West Berlin in the free painting department, but without obtaining a degree. In the mid-1960s he adopted the stage name "Rosa von Praunheim", which is reminiscent of the pink angle that homosexual men had to wear in concentration camps during the Nazi era , as well as of the Praunheim district of Frankfurt , where he grew up as a teenager.
In the 1960s he made his debut with experimental and short films, such as Samuel Beckett (1969), with which he soon made a name for himself. With his long-time artist friend Werner Schroeter , von Praunheim shot the short film Grotesk - Burlesk - Pittoresk in 1968 with Magdalena Montezuma in the leading role. In 1969 he married the actress Carla Egerer (aka Carla Aulaulu), who u. a. starred in von Praunheim's first television film Von Rosa von Praunheim (1968). The comic artist of the 1968 movement Alfred von Meysenbug took up the couple in some of his works. In 1971 the couple divorced. In the early 1970s, von Praunheim's artistic friendship began with Elfi Mikesch , who worked as a camerawoman in many of his films. From 1976 to 1978 von Praunheim was engaged to the twenty-year-old singer and actress Evelyn Künneke , who had also starred in some of his early films.
In 1971 von Praunheim caused a sensation with his documentation Not the homosexual is perverse, but the situation in which he lives , which among other things triggered the founding of numerous homosexual initiatives. The film is considered to be the initial spark of the modern gay movement in German-speaking countries and made von Praunheim its media leader. The film also features the first kiss between two men on German TV. With this film, von Praunheim took part in Documenta 5 in Kassel in 1972 in the Film Show: Other Cinema department . The film had its world premiere in 1971 at the Berlinale , and in 1990, 2000 and 2020 the film was shown again at the Berlin International Film Festival.
Praunheim's first feature film was made in 1971: Die Bettwurst became a cult film, which was followed by a sequel (Die Berliner Bettwurst) in 1973 . Other von Praunheim films also advanced to cult films, such as the 1983 transmusical City of Lost Souls with Jayne County and Angie Stardust , Can I be your Bratwurst, please? from 1999 with Jeff Stryker or our corpses are still alive from 1981 a. a. with Lotti Huber , who became famous in 1990 with von Praunheim's film Affengeil and who made many films with von Praunheim.
Other artists also helped early roles in von Praunheim films in their careers such as B. Hella von Sinnen in A Virus Knows No Morals (1986), Désirée Nick in Neurosia (1995) and Kai Schumann in Der Einstein des Sex (1999). Marianne Rosenberg's rise to an icon of the gay movement began in 1976 with a film about her by Rosa von Praunheim; even before the success of the remake of the song He Belongs to Me (1988). The band Ideal provided the soundtrack for von Praunheim's film Rote Liebe in 1980 , an important step towards their first recording contract, the title song of the film appeared on the band's first album. Queer big names in the scene such as B. Charlotte von Mahlsdorf ( I am my own wife ) and Ovo Maltine ( Tunten do not lie ) known to a larger audience through Praunheim films. This also applies to historical figures like Magnus Hirschfeld ( The Einstein of Sex ).
Von Praunheim was actively involved in founding groups and institutions for homosexuals, including a. he made the first premises available for the Berlin SchwuZ .
Von Praunheim held a professorship for film directing at the Babelsberg Film University (formerly HFF) until 2006 . He was also a lecturer at various art and film schools, a. a. at the German Film and Television Academy , the Zurich University of the Arts and the San Francisco Art Institute .
The German Film Museum in Frankfurt (a. M.) honored von Praunheim in 2005 with an exhibition. The Schwule Museum in Berlin also dedicated an exhibition of several months to von Praunheim on his 65th birthday (2007).
On September 5, 2008, he shot the segment about the darkroom bar Ficken 3000 for Volker Heise's 24-hour documentary film project 24h Berlin - A Day in Life , which was broadcast on several television channels exactly one year later and was awarded the Bavarian TV Prize. Von Praunheim was also involved in the RBB documentary film project 20 x Brandenburg with the episode Knast and Children , which was awarded the Grimme Prize in 2011 . In the RBB capital chronicle Fateful Years of a City (2018) von Praunheim was a protagonist.
Since 2009, von Praunheim has been a member of the Academy of Arts , Film and Media Art section, of which he was director from May 2015 to May 2018. He is also a member of the German Film Academy and the European Film Academy .
On his seventieth birthday, the RBB, in cooperation with Arte , broadcast a short film series by the filmmaker under the title Rosas Welt from November 24th to 25th, 2012 with a length of 700 minutes. Never before has a single documentary filmmaker been given so much airtime on German television. The short film series consists largely of portraits, e.g. B. About Eva Mattes , Werner Schroeter , Peter Raue , Rummelsnuff , Eva and Adele , but also about non-prominent people. The film series had its world premiere at the Hof International Film Festival . Von Praunheim was represented more than 20 times with a film at the festival.
On February 6, 2015, his film Hardness premiered at the Berlinale and opened the Panorama section . The film took third place in the Panorama Audience Award. The film was pre-selected for the German Film Prize 2015. The film is based on the autobiography of Andreas Marquardt . Hanno Koffler was nominated for the German Film Prize for the embodiment of Marquardt as best male leading actor .
Excerpts from von Praunheim's work were part of the Homosexuality_en exhibition (2015) in the German Historical Museum .
On the occasion of his 75th birthday, von Praunheim staged the autobiographical play Every Idiot has a grandma, except I not for the German Theater in Berlin. The piece was a guest a. at the State Theater in Hanover and at the Heidelberger Stückemarkt . In 2019 von Praunheim received the Jury Prize of the Autorentheatertage at the Deutsches Theater Berlin for Hitler's goat and the king's hemorrhoids . The play is to be premiered in autumn 2020 as part of the Long Night of the Authors in the Deutsches Theater Berlin.
The Akademie der Künste honored Rosa von Praunheim together with his artist friends Elfi Mikesch and Werner Schroeter with the exhibition waste products of love in Berlin from May 18, 2018 to August 12 of the same year . The works were then exhibited in Amsterdam. On the occasion of Elfi Mikesch's eightieth birthday in 2020, von Praunheim published the photo book vis-à-vis about his long-time companion. As early as 1969, von Praunheim and Mikesch published a joint photo novel entitled Oh Muvie .
Von Praunheim has been painting since his early youth and occasionally exhibits in galleries. Since the 2010s he has mainly focused on trendy comic-style paintings.
Before his breakthrough, von Praunheim also worked as an assistant director for Gregory J. Markopoulos , who dedicated his film (A) lter (A) ction (1968) to him. In 1969, Rainer Werner Fassbinder staged the play dedicated to Rosa von Praunheim with the Antiteater for von Praunheim . Fassbinder also named a role for his film The American Soldier (1970) after von Praunheim. The band Einstürzende Neubauten gave a concert for von Praunheim in his Berlin apartment in 1980. The band Army of Lovers was named after von Praunheim's film Army of Lovers - Revolt of the Perverts . The band Inquire processed von Praunheim's film Die Bettwurst in their album The Neck Pillow (2000). Also DJ Koze named The Bettwurst in a neon interview as an important artistic influence. Based on Rosa von Praunheim's film, Ian White staged Not the Homosexual Is Perverse, but the Situation in which he lives an interplay of live performances and projections under the title Cinema as a Live Art in the Berlin Arsenal (2009), in In 2010 the production was performed at the Berlinale and shown again in the Berlin Arsenal in 2019. In his short film The Rosa Song (2011) Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay interpreted the final scene from Not the homosexual is perverse, but the situation in which he lives anew. The film has been shown at many international film festivals. On the occasion of his seventieth birthday (2012) the directors Tom Tykwer , Chris Kraus , Robert Thalheim , Axel Ranisch and Julia von Heinz shot the documentary Rosakinder , in which they deal with their relationship with their “film father” and mentor von Praunheim. Chris Kraus dedicated his book Sommerfrauen, Winterfrauen to him . Can Fischer processed early texts by Rosa von Praunheim under the title I don't want to wear a dress anymore for a theater production at the Volksbühne Berlin (2016). The Danish musical The Einstein of Sex about Magnus Hirschfeld was named after von Praunheim's film of the same name. The queer film festival Rosa Ciclo (Pink Cycle) in Bogotá was named in honor of Rosa von Praunheim. Archive recordings from the work of Rosa von Praunheim are often used for TV and film documentaries, e.g. B. in Vito (2011) and I Am Divine (2013) by Jeffrey Schwarz and The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (2017) by David France .
In over 50 years von Praunheim made over 150 short and feature films. He is considered a pioneer of queer cinema. In addition to homosexuality, his topics were u. a. "Older, vital women" (as Evelyn Künneke , Lotti Huber and Helene Schwarz ) and since the mid-1980s AIDS - prevention .
His film A Virus Knows No Morals was the first German film about AIDS. For his film Schweigen = Tod , von Praunheim documented gay artists in New York City , such as Keith Haring and David Wojnarowicz , who fought for AIDS education and for the rights of the infected and sick. Before the first German AIDS aid agency was founded in 1983, von Praunheim set up an AIDS action group. Since the beginning of the HIV epidemic, von Praunheim was a strict representative of safer sex , an activist and co-initiator of the German Act Up movement . In 1985 von Praunheim organized the first major AIDS charity in the Berlin Tempodrom and won renowned artists such as Herbert Grönemeyer , André Heller and Wolf Biermann . After the international success of his film Not the homosexual is perverse, but rather the situation in which he lives , von Praunheim was also able to speak with his films about HIV / AIDS and others. a. with protagonists like Larry Kramer and Diamanda Galás , especially in the USA, especially in the New York gay scene, received a lot of attention.
From Praunheim's 1989 documentary Surviving in New York about three German migrant women in New York is still one of the most successful German documentaries in the cinema. 20 years later he shot a second part of New York Memories about the leading actresses at the time, which was nominated for the main prize in the documentary category at the Warsaw International Film Festival in 2010 . As early as the 1970s, von Praunheim began making films in the USA and documented primarily New York underground stars such as Divine , Jack Smith , Jackie Curtis , Taylor Mead , Allen Ginsberg and Andy Warhol , but also the beginnings of the US lesbian and gay movement. In his New York film Underground & Emigrants (1976) he documented artists such as William S. Burroughs , Charles Ludlam , Holly Woodlawn and Greta Keller . For his documentary Tally Brown, New York about the New York underground artist Tally Brown, von Praunheim received the German Film Prize in 1979 . During this time in New York City von Praunheim was also a guest at the legendary Chelsea Hotel for Artists and was portrayed there by the photographer Albrecht Schöpflin for a series of photos about the famous hotel. In the USA, von Praunheim often worked with the cameraman Jeff Preiss, who built on that to make a career in the international art film scene and, among other things, made music videos for REM and Iggy Pop .
At the beginning of the 1990s von Praunheim invented the first gay magazine Schrill, weird and gay, on German television (at the station FAB ), which was later continued under the name Andersrum . In 1996 von Praunheim made Transsexual Menace , the first German film on transgender issues. His film The Einstein des Sex was shown at the 1999 Locarno Film Festival and was nominated for the Golden Leopard . In 2001 von Praunheim made the so-called political tunts known with the film Tunten lie nicht , this is a positive self-designation, mostly queer stage artists who are politically active. Ralf Koenig's coming-out was initiated by von Praunheim's book Sex und Karriere (1976), in 2012 von Praunheim made a documentary ( King of Comics ) about the now famous comic artist. At the Festival Internacional de Cine de San Sebastián 2012 the film was nominated for the main prize in the documentary category. In the same year, von Praunheim received the Grimme Prize for his documentary Die Jungs vom Bahnhof Zoo on male poverty prostitution in Germany. With his film Operndiven, Operntunten (2020), von Praunheim made the opera known as a traditional meeting place for gay men.
Von Praunheim often and consciously casts his play scenes with amateur actors, but also worked with great actors such as Otto Sander , Ben Becker , Wolfgang Völz , Charly Hübner and Katy Karrenbauer , who was honored with a special prize from the German Film Academy for her role in von Praunheim's film Hardness .
Several of his films have received awards from the German Film and Media Assessment , e. B. Rosa Arbeiter auf Goldener Straße (1968), Our corpses are still alive (1981) and Anita - Dances of Vice (1987) with the predicate particularly valuable , Sisters of the Revolution (1969), Affengeil (1990), I am my own wife (1992) and The Einstein des Sex (1999) with the predicate valuable .
Due to his unconventional and direct way of pointing out grievances in society and breaking taboo topics, von Praunheim is often described in the media as a provocateur , enfant terrible and civil shock. To von Praunheim's work includes books, radio plays (u a.. Women between Hitler and Goethe (1980), awarded as radio play of the month ) and theater productions (u a.. People at the hotel by Vicky tree at Schauspielhaus Bochum under Peter Zadek (1976)).
In 2012, von Praunheim received the Federal Cross of Merit, in particular for his services to the lesbian and gay movement. In the following year, von Praunheim was honored as one of the most important representatives of German film with the Berlinale Camera . Up to and including 2015, von Praunheim had more than 20 films at the Berlinale , making it the record holder. In 2017, the incumbent Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier publicly paid tribute to the director's artistic work and social commitment.
Von Praunheim had numerous shows and retrospectives in many countries. Last u. a. 2012 in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo , 2016 in Lisbon at the Goethe-Institut and 2019 in Zurich . His films enjoy international interest (especially in the context of homosexual and transgender emancipation), which can be seen in many TV, cinema broadcasts and film festival contributions around the world. His film Can I be your Bratwurst, please? (1999) was shown at over 100 film festivals worldwide, a record-breaking festival evaluation. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York and the Tate Gallery of Modern Art (Tate Modern) in London also showed films by Rosa von Praunheim. Von Praunheim's films were regularly featured in the New York Times . His film City of Lost Souls (1983) experienced a revival in American art house cinemas and at queer film festivals in the 2010s . Other older films by Rosa von Praunheim are also shown again and again. For example, in 2020 the Andy Warhol Museum of Modern Art in Pittsburgh and the New York Public Library showed the film Tally Brown, New York (1979).
Caused a great sensation von Praunheim on 10 December 1991 by the erupted from him in Germany Outing debate when he, among others, the moderator Alfred Biolek and the comedian Hape Kerkeling in the RTL-plus telecast explosive - The hot seat designated publicly as gay - an action that he later described as a “cry of desperation at the height of the AIDS crisis” that he would not repeat. The controversial action had a long-term positive effect on the social acceptance of homosexuals. Alfred Biolek and Hape Kerkeling later also made conciliatory comments about the action.
On January 20, 2020, von Praunheim was awarded the Max Ophüls Prize, in particular for his role as a role model and mentor for young German films. His film Darkroom opened the festival. When the Hamburg Film Festival in 2019 the film for the Art Cinema Award was nominated. As early as 2013, von Praunheim was awarded the First Steps Honorary Prize for his services to the next generation of film .
Von Praunheim was a guest on a variety of talk shows and television shows, mostly on the subject of homosexuality . As part of his journalistic work, he also worked as a columnist, including for Der Spiegel . Occasionally von Praunheim appears in guest roles as an actor, e.g. B. Anthony Mann's last film Death Dance of a Killer , Ulrike Ottinger's The Beguiling of the Blue Sailors and Marianne Enzensberger's The Bite.
Von Praunheim lives in Berlin with his partner Oliver Sechting .
Awards and honors (selection)
- 1968: Federal cultural film award for pink workers on Goldener Strasse
- 1969: Film ducats from the Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival for Sisters of the Revolution
- 1979: German Film Award for Tally Brown-New York
- 1979; 1983; 1987; 2015: Nomination for the Gold Hugo
- 1985: Los Angeles Film Critics Association for Horror Vacui
- 1987: Audience Award at the Torino Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival for Anita - Dances of Vice
- 1990: Teddy Award of the Berlinale for the AIDS trilogy
- 1993: FIPRESCI Prize at the International Film Festival Rotterdam for I am my own wife
- 1995: FIPRESCI Prize at the Locarno Film Festival for Neurosia
- 1996: Award for Best Feature Film at the Torino Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival for Neurosia
- 1998: Scholarship at Villa Aurora
- 1999: Nomination for the Golden Leopard
- 1999: Elevation to the honorary sister of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence
- 2000: Robert Geisendörfer Prize for a wonderful Wrodow
- 2001: Team Work Award from the Stuttgart Film Winter for Can I be your Bratwurst, please?
- 2002: Rainbow Award
- 2008: Nomination for My Mothers - Searching for Clues in Riga for Best Documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival
- 2008: 17th Rosa Courage Prize in Osnabrück
- 2008: Film Prize of the City of Hof
- 2009: German Biography Prize for My Mothers - Searching for Traces in Riga
- 2012: Grimme Prize for the documentary Die Jungs vom Bahnhof Zoo (premiere Berlinale 2011 )
- 2012: Public thanks from the Governing Mayor of Berlin Klaus Wowereit on the 70th birthday of Rosa von Praunheim
- 2013: Berlinale camera of the 63rd Berlinale
- 2013: First Steps Honorary Award
- 2014: Special Teddy Award of the Berlinale
- 2015: Federal Cross of Merit
- 2016: Guest of Honor at the Five Lakes Film Festival
- 2017: Public thanks from Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on the 75th birthday of Rosa von Praunheim
- 2018: Award for best feature film at the Lichter Filmfest for male friendships
- 2019: Nomination for male friendships as Best Film (Clio Award) at the Festival of Historical Films in Potsdam
- 2019: Pink Apple Festival Award
- 2019: Jury Prize of the Autorentheatertage at the Deutsches Theater Berlin for Hitler's goat and the king's hemorrhoids
- 2020: Max Ophüls Prize of Honor
- The passions of Rosa von Praunheim - for Sylvia. studio press hans taeger, Berlin 1967.
- together with Oh Muvie. (di Elfi Mikesch ): Oh Muvie. Heinrich-Heine Verlag, Streit-Zeit-Bücher , No. 5, Frankfurt 1969.
Sex and career. Rogner & Bernhard, Munich 1976 a. Rowohlt, Reinbek near Hamburg 1978, ISBN 3-499-14214-7 .
- Extended new edition, Rogner & Bernhard bei Zweiausendeins, Frankfurt am Main 1991, ISBN 3-8077-0251-2 .
- Army of lovers or revolt of perverts. Selected and edited by Toni Wiedemann u. Otto Frick. Trikont, Munich 1979, ISBN 3-88167-046-7 .
- Is there sex after death? Prometh Verlag, Cologne 1981, ISBN 3-922009-30-1 .
- Red "love". A conversation with Helga Goetze . Prometh Verlag, Cologne 1982, ISBN 3-922009-47-6 .
- 50 years perverted. The sentimental memoirs of Rosa von Praunheim. Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Cologne 1993, ISBN 3-462-02476-0 .
- together with Mario Wirz : Follow the fever and dance. Letters between everyday life, sex, art and death. Structure, Berlin 1995, ISBN 3-7466-1142-3 .
- My armhole. Poems. Martin Schmitz, Berlin 2002, ISBN 978-3-927795-36-5 .
- The bed sausage and my aunt Lucy. Photo book. Rosa von Praunheim Filmverlag, Berlin 2006, ISBN 978-3-00-025597-7 .
- It is not the homosexual who is perverse, but the situation in which he lives. Book about the film. Rosa von Praunheim Filmverlag, Berlin 2007, ISBN 9783000256615 .
- The revenge of the fat old lady. Photo book. Martin Schmitz, Berlin 2008.
- Rosas Rache: Films and Diaries since 1960. Martin Schmitz, Berlin 2009, ISBN 978-3-927795-48-8 .
- A penis always dies last. Poems, drawings, short stories. Martin Schmitz, Berlin 2012, ISBN 978-3-927795-60-0 .
- How do you get rich and famous? Autobiographical textbook. Martin Schmitz, Berlin 2017, ISBN 978-3-927795-78-5 .
- The big and the small penis . Children's book for adults, riva Verlag, Munich 2020, ISBN 978-3-7423-1542-7 .
- Elfi Mikesch - Vis-Á-Vis (Ed.). Photo book, Rosa von Praunheim Filmverlag, Berlin 2020.
- 1967: Pink worker on Goldener Strasse I
- 1968: Samuel Becket
- 1968: Grotesque - Burlesque - Picturesque
- 1968: From Rosa von Praunheim
- 1969: Pink Workers on Goldener Strasse II
- 1969: Sisters of the Revolution
- 1971: The bed sausage
- 1971: It is not the homosexual who is perverse, but the situation in which he lives
- 1971: Homosexuals in New York (documentary about the 2nd Christopher Street Day demonstration from 1971)
- 1973: The Berlin Bettwurst
- 1973: Axel von Auersperg
- 1977: The 24th floor (documentary about Praunheim's adoptive mother Gertrud Mischwitzky and her neighbors)
- 1977: Tally Brown, New York
- 1979: Army of Lovers or Riot of the Perverts (documentary about the homosexual movement in the USA)
- 1980: Red love
- 1981: Our bodies are still alive
- 1983: City of Lost Souls
- 1984: Horror Vacui
- 1985: A virus knows no morals
- 1987: Anita - Dances of Vice
- 1989: Survival in New York (documentary about the life of three young German women in New York )
- The AIDS trilogy: Silence = Death (1989), Positive (1990), Fire Under Your Ass (1990)
- 1990: Affengeil - a journey through Lotti's life (semdocumentary film about and with Lotti Huber )
- 1991: proud and gay
- 1992: I am my own wife
- 1994: My grandma had a Nazi puff
- 1995: Neurosia - 50 years of perverse
- 1997: Gay courage - 100 years of the gay movement
- 1999: The Einstein of Sex
- 1999: Can I Be Your Bratwurst, Please?
- 1999: Wonderful Wrodow (Documentation)
- 2000: For me there was only Fassbinder (Documentation about the life and work of Rainer Werner Fassbinder )
- 2001: Tunten don't lie (Documentation about the life of four queens in Berlin)
- 2002: cows pregnant with fog
- 2002: ugh pink! - A self-portrait
- 2005: Men, Heroes, Gay Nazis (Documentation)
- 2005: your heart in my brain
- 2005: Who is Helene Schwarz? (Documentary about Helene Schwarz )
- 2007: My Mothers - Searching for Traces in Riga
- 2007: Six dead students
- 2008: Dead Gays - Living Lesbians (Documentation)
- 2008: The pink giant
- 2009: Rosa's journey into hell
- 2010: New York Memories (continuation of Survival in New York from 1989)
- 2011: The boys from Bahnhof Zoo
- 2012: The King of Comics
- 2012: ROSAS WELT - 70 new films by Rosa von Praunheim
- 2014: Praunheim Memoires (autobiographical film with Sonya Kraus )
- 2014: In search of healers
- 2014: How I Learned to Love the Numbers (as a Producer)
- 2015: Laura - The Jewel of Stuttgart (documentary about Laura Halding-Hoppenheit )
- 2015: hardship
- 2016: Welcome All Sexes - 30 Years of Teddy Awards
- 2017: ACT! Who am I?
- 2017: Survival in Neukölln
- 2018: Male friendships
- 2019: Darkroom - Deadly Drops
- 2020: opera divas, opera tunes
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|SURNAME||Praunheim, Rosa von|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Mischwitzky, Holger (real name); Radtke, Holger (maiden name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German film director; Co-founder of the political gay movement in Germany|
|DATE OF BIRTH||November 25, 1942|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Riga , Latvia|