Cordula Kablitz-Post

Produzentin, Regisseurin, Autorin

Cordula Kablitz-Post was born in Aachen, studied German, English and Theater Arts and Science in Munich and Berlin with emphasis on film and television. Her first film experience was in 1986 with Uwe Schrader’s theatrical film „Sierra Leone“, on which she worked as a production assistant. Her own fiction short films followed, along with jobs as script and continuity supervisor and as assistant director on Thomas Brasch’s feature film „Welcome to Germany“ in 1987. After receiving a Masters degree at the University of Berlin, she worked at broadcast station RIAS-TV as a freelance writer and director. In 1994, Kablitz-Post founded the production company Medusa Film where she directed and produced music videos.

A year later Kablitz-Post founded the film and TV production company avanti media in Berlin for the production of documentary films and observational documentaries. In 1997 she developed „Talk 2000“, an 8-part talk-show satire with high profile guests together with Christoph Schlingensief that was filmed in the canteen of the Volksbühne Theatre in Berlin. Numerous documentaries for TV stations ARD, ZDF, Deutsche Welle, Spiegel-TV, Zeit-TV and Premiere followed. In 2000, Cordula Kablitz-Post and Christoph Schlingensief resumed their development and production collaboration for the „U 3000“ cult series, which was broadcast on MTV. Since 2001, avanti media has been producing Arte’s best-known documentary series „Into the Night with …“ which received four Grimme awards in 2006.

In 2001 Kablitz-Post founded avanti media fiction where she primarily produces feature films and high-quality television and theatrical documentaries. Her first production, „Sophiiie!“ directed by Michael Hofmann, received the Bavarian Hypo-Prize for Best Director in 2002 and was awarded the Best Actress Award for Katharina Schüttler at the Munich Film Festival, while also competing for the Golden Leopard in Locarno and winning the Best Director prize at the Mediawave Festival in Hungary.

„High Maintenance“, a short film produced with the International Berlin Film Festival in 2006 and directed by Philipp Van, starring Nicolette Krebitz and Wanja Mues, was screened at numerous international film festivals for many years and received several prizes and awards, crowned by Silver at the American Student Academy Awards.

The feature film „Lou Andreas-Salomé“, completed in 2016, was Cordula Kablitz- Post’s full length feature film directorial debut. In the same year „Lou Andreas-Salomé“ received the Audience Prize at the 27th International Filmfestival Norderney in Emden, le Prix du public de la Semaine du Cinéma Allemand de Dinard in 2017, and the Grand Prize at the Socially Relevant Filmfestival in New York in 2018.

The documentary „Die Toten Hosen – You only live once“ was directed and produced by Cordula Kablitz-Post in 2018 during one of the biggest tours of Die Toten Hosen in Germany, Switzerland and Argentina. The concerts were directed by Paul Dugdale. The film will premiere during the 69th Berlinale on February 15th 2019 in the Friedrichstadt-Palast.