Cordula Kablitz-Post was born in Aachen, near Cologne, and studied German, English and Theater Arts in Munich and Berlin with emphasis on film and television. Her first professional 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 theatrical 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 on he youth magazine show “High Live”.
In 1994, Cordula founded the production company Medusa Film with Frank Glinsk, through which they primarily produced music videos which they also directed.
A year later, Cordula and Edda Baumann-von Broen founded the film and TV production company Avanti Media in Berlin for the production of documentary films and observational documentaries. Cordula filmed Christoph Schlingensief at his documentary film making. And in 1997, together Christoph Schlingensief, she developed “Talk 2000”, an 8-part talk-show satire with high profile guests, 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 “Through the Night with …”, which received four Grimme awards in 2006.
In 2001, Cordula founded “avanti media fiction”, through which 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”, the 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 all international film festivals for many years and received several prizes and awards, crowned by Silver at the American Student Academy Awards.
The film “Lou Andreas-Salomé”, completed in 2016, was Cordula Kablitz Post’s full length feature film directorial debut.