Katja von Garnier

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Katja von Garnier
Born (1966-12-15) 15 December 1966 (age 52)
OccupationFilm director
Years active1993 – present

Katja von Garnier (born 15 December 1966 in Wiesbaden) is a German film director.


From 1989-1994, she studied at the University of Television and Film Munich. Her 1993 practice film Abgeschminkt! was shown in theatres all over Germany and attracted 1.2 million visitors. The project had been rejected by several producers who had not believed that a one-hour film could become a commercial success.[1]

The 1997 film Bandits starring Katja Riemann was also a commercial success and was the winner of the Grand Prize at the 10th Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival held in February 1999.[2]

In 1999, she was a member of the jury at the 49th Berlin International Film Festival.[3]

In 2002, she directed in the United States for the first time. The resulting movie Iron Jawed Angels about the women's suffrage movement was produced by HBO Films and released in 2004.[4]



Personal life[edit]

Together with her husband, director Markus Goller, and their son Merlin, Katja von Garnier lives in Los Angeles.


  1. ^ Katja von Garnier at Filmportal
  2. ^ "YUBARI INTERNATIONAL FANTASTIC ADVENTURE FILM FESTIVAL'99". yubarifanta.com. Archived from the original on 2004-04-07. Retrieved 2009-09-20. External link in |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ "Berlinale: 1999 Juries". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2012-01-28.
  4. ^ Biography on Katja von Garnier at katja-von-garnier.com
  5. ^ Bayern.de Archived 2009-03-25 at the Wayback Machine

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