Martin Prinoth is a filmmaker, producer and cinematographer. He was born in 1983 in the Ladin-speaking Urtijëi, Italy. He is the father of two children and lives between Bolzano and his domicile of choice Hamburg. After his BA degree in communication sciences at the University in Salzburg he studied Film at the Academy of Fine Arts in Hamburg. Martin Prinoth is holder of the Gerd Ruge scholarship and part of the international film developement program EsoDoc 2020. In 2019 he received the Robert Bosch Foundation grant „Grenzgänger“. His debut film „The Fifth Point of the Compass“ premiered at DOK Leipzig 60th and received several nominations and prizes including the VisioniDOC award for best Italian documentary debut. The film was shown on TV and in cinemas in the co-production countries Germany and Italy. There is a continuous collaboration with the scenographer and filmmaker Martina Mahlknecht. As a cameraman he works with Kornél Mundruczó, Ene-Liis Semper, Jette Steckel, Till Lindemann, Rykena / Jüngst and Antú Romero Nunes in theater and performance contexts. As a founding member of the artist collective POOL by YOVO! YOVO!, who creates mixed-media installations and films for public and theatrical spaces, he took part in international art exhibitions in West Africa, the United Arab Emirates and Morocco.
friends: martina mahlknecht, pool by yovo!yovo!, against reality pictures, dokomotive, miramontefilm, kiné-doc, lilli thalgott, attila boa, phaenomedia, annika scharm, jonas woltemate, marie jung, stückliesel, rykena/jüngst, magazin, freudenhammer, schaller08, ivna zic, stefano bernardi, max andrzejewski