Die Regisseure

Dirk Lienig
Dirk Lienig
  • born 1970 in Hoyerswerda
  • two daughters
  • married
  • lives in Dresden and works in Hoyerswerda
It all started with a film. In the 1980s, Harry Belafonte's movie 'Beatstreet', with its socio-critical but colorful New York youth culture, burst into my socialist everyday life in Hoyerswerda. Spurred on by the “class enemy's” attitude to life, we went in front of the town´s biggest department store and imitated the break dance movements of our idols.
Later I studied at the Leipzig State Ballet School, danced for the Schwerin State Theatre and appeared as a guest dancer for the German TV Ballet and the artists agency Phase 7. Next to my advancements as choreographer and cameraman, I took up directing as another central profession. Since 2001 I made TV contributions for programs such as ZDF "aspekte" or Arte "Metropolis" as well as several international documentaries.

Dirk Heth
Dirk Heth
  • born 1966 in Leipzig
  • married
  • three children
  • lives in Berlin
  • Drilling operator, meter reader, parcel delivery driver, military service
  • Camera assistant at GDR television stations
  • Diploma in Camera studies from the University of Film and Television Potsdam-Babelsberg (HFF Potsdam)
  • since 1996 freelance cameraman, photographer, producer and lecturer
  • from 2002 to 2007 employee for the degree program “Camera” at the HFF Potsdam
  • Since 1998 making films together with Olaf Winkler.

Portrait Olaf Winkler
Olaf Winkler
  • born 1963 near Potsdam
  • three children
  • lives in Hoyerswerda
  • high school graduation and military service, a student of Marxism-Leninism he experiences the end of the GDR in Leipzig in 1989
  • after that he works as telegram messenger, newspaper deliverer, fee collector, job creation sociologist, studies dramaturgy at the HFF Potsdam-Babelsberg
  • since 1997 works as freelance dramaturgist, documentary filmmaker and screenwriter
  • March 2016 serious illness
  • leaves Berlin after 44 years and moves to Hoyerswerda