Jeanine Meerapfel

Jeanine Meerapfel is a film director, scriptwriter and producer of Argentine origin. She studied at the Institute for Film Design at the Ulm School of Design under Edgar Reitz and Alexander Kluge. In 1980 she made her first feature film, Malou, which was awarded the FIPRESCI prize from the International Federation of Film Critics in Cannes. This was followed by numerous award-winning documentaries and movies such as Die Kümmeltürkin geht (Melek Leaves; 1985) and La Amiga (The Girlfriend; 1988). In 1990 Meerapfel accepted a professorship in the field of film and television at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. In 2008 an edition of her films was published on DVD by good!movies. Her most recent film Der deutsche Freund (My German Friend), an Argentine-German co-production, hit the cinemas in 2012. She is a member of the Berlin Academy of Arts and is currently acting director of the film and media art section.