Yoliswa Gärtig - Dipl. Director of Photography

Born in South Africa 1975, Yoliswa grew up in Tübingen, Germany. For two years she studied “Fine Art Photography” and “History of Arts” under Obie Oberholzer at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa. Following this time she worked in Cape Town and in Germany at the TV stations SWR and BR. Between 1999 and 2005 Yoliswa studied cinematography at Potsdam-Babelsberg film school (HFF). During her studies she also took part in the selection procedure for new directing students and gave courses in basic cinematography, assisting Prof. Misselwitz (2002-2004). For her diploma she investigated the South African feature film during and after apartheid. In 2006 Yoliswa joined the Berlinale Talent Campus. In 2007 she was invited by the European Film Academy to Malta.

As director of photography Yoliswa worked in countries such as Austria, Bosnia, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Jamaica, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, Spain and Switzerland.

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