About The Speaker
FRANZISKA STÜNKEL is an internationally awarded photographer, film director and screenwriter. Her photographs can be seen in museums, art institutions and galleries and are represented in collections including the collection of the Sprengel Museum Hannover. Franziska Stünkel was awarded the "Berlin Hyp Art Prize" and the "Audi Art Award" for her photographs. Her illustrated book "Coexist" was published by Kehrer Verlag. Franziska Stünkel's films have been shown in 19 countries at over 170 film festivals. Franziska Stünkel's current feature film "Nahschuss" starring Lars Eidinger, Devid Striesow and Luise Heyer opened in German cinemas on August 12, 2021. International theatrical releases followed. "Nahschuss" (The Last Execution) is represented in competition sections of renowned international film festivals. Franziska Stünkel studied in the photography class and film class at the Kunsthochschule Kassel and at the Hochschule für Bildende Kunst Hannover. Following her diploma, she became a master student of Prof. Uwe Schrader.