Events | Celebration of Ballhaus Fellow Silke Fischer

Los Angeles | August 28, 2022 | 11:00 AM (PDT)

Come and celebrate Michael Ballhaus Fellow Silke Fischer with us:
Join Silke Fischer in conversation and enjoy a brunch with ocean view!

Michael Ballhaus Fellowship Award
Under the patronage of Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, Villa Aurora & Thomas Mann House e. V. and the German Film Academy have created the Michael Ballhaus Fellowship in 2020.
The award honors cinematographer Michael Ballhaus. It entails a three-month residency at Villa Aurora and is funded by the Federal Foreign Office.

This event will take place at Villa Aurora and is by invitation only.

Production Designer
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Silke Fischer

Silke Fischer studied visual communication with a focus on film at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg. After graduating, she co-founded the Hamburg filmmaker collective Abbildungszentrum and edited the video magazine Der Renegat together with Jan Peters and Peter Ott. During this time, she realized several documentaries and short feature films among others Buy1Get1Free (1997) and Putzen in Paris (1998). At the same time, under the label Sisi Voss, she designed commercials and image films together with Stefanie Wirth. In 2001 she designed the production design for the debut film Bungalow by Ulrich Köhler. She worked as a production designer in a team with production designer and filmmaker Volko Kamensky for various cinema and TV films. Since 2011 Silke Fischer has been working exclusively as a production designer - mainly for European co-productions such as Lore (2012, director: Cate Shortland), Toni Erdmann (2016, director: Maren Ade), 3 Days in Quiberon (2018, director: Emily Atef), In my Room (2018, director: Ulrich Köhler), Plus que Jamais (2022, director: Emily Atef).

For the Netflix series Unorthodox (2020, directed by Maria Schrader), Silke Fischer received the German Television Award 2020 in the category Best Set Design together with costume designer Justine Seymour.

Silke Fischer lives in Hamburg and Zurich, where she has headed the Production Design course at the Züricher Hochschule der Künste as professor since 2018.


In collaboration with

Consulate General of Germany and German Films



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