• The True Film (2018-) – project development, VR Open or Close

    with Mira Film GmbH, Zürich    https://mirafilm.ch/en/the-true-film/

    presentation at IDFA 2020 (International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, Forum)

    presentation at GIFF 2021 (Geneva International Film Festival, Digital Market)

  • Between Lightning and Thunder (2014-) – script development, feature Open or Close

    supported by Fachausschuss Film/Medienkunst, Basel-Stadt/Baselland

  • Artistic Research (2010-2012) Open or Close

    The melt is on the left (2012) - music clip, video intervention

    Music clip for a site-specific intervention at a multi-site art exhibition (Regionale 13). The video was shown on a shuttle bus crossing the German-Swiss border. A song about the paradoxies of residential restrictions.

    lyrics, director, producer, editing: Christina Zimmermann
    director of photography: Fatmir Gashi
    sound: Florian Niekamp
    camera and set assistant: Nina Stefanka

    Switzerland | music clip | 3 min | FullHD | color | Dolby SR


    Shifting ground (2011-2012) - multi-channel video-installation

    Experimental investigations of the people’s subjection to climate in Japan. In July and August 2010, together with a dancer from Tokyo we collected clips of the rain and the latent risk of earthquakes. In the light of the natural and human-made disasters in march 2011 and their aftermath the light-heartedness of our performances turns dubious: It mirrors a calm and affirmative attitude towards the waywardness of nature, which through the recent tragic events will probably disappear for a long time.

    dancer: Airi Suzuki
    actor: Masahiko Suda, Dominique Turzer
    concept, director and filming: Christina Zimmermann
    translation: Airi Suzuki, Kozue Kinoshita

    Japan/Germany | multi-channel video installation | FullHD | color | Dolby SR

  • Alpha Omega (2008) – documentary Open or Close


    Since the 18th century the protestant cemetery is a burial place for non-catholic foreigners. The cemetery is a memorial place, a workplace, a touristic site – and it is also one of the few green spots left in the city. On this heterotopian island of peace amidst the roman traffic noise 70 abandoned cats spend their lives. A day out there reveals more about life than death.

    script, director, producer, editor: Christina Zimmermann
    director of photography: Stefanie Gaus
    sound, translation: Raphaëlle de Germiny
    sounddesign: Olaf Hochherz
    supported by Bauhaus-University Weimar and Ministery for Building, Regional Development and Traffic of the Free State of Thuringia, Germany

    documentary | 50 min | MiniDV | color | Dolby SR

  • Lovesick (2007) – screenplay for puppet animation Open or Close

    A painful heart, never drying tears and twisted heads are difficult to treat, but fortunately not incurable...

    Idea, design and director: Spela Cadez | Animation: Spela Cadez, Matej Lavrencic, Oliver Throm | Screenplay: Christina Zimmermann | Light: Michael Jörg | Edit: Eli Cortinas Hidalgo | Postproduction: Thomas Schmidl | Music: Mateja Staric | Sound Design: Johanna Herr | Tutors: Prof. Raimund Krumme, Prof. Thomas Bauermeister, Lutz Garmsen | Production: Academy of Media Arts Cologne | Foundation: Filmstiftung NRW

    Germany / Slovenia | 2007 | puppet animation | 35 mm | 8:30 min | color | 1:1,85 | 25 FR | Dolby SR

    read more and watch the film at http://spelacadez.com/lovesick.html

  • Long-distance-writing (2004) – short film, fiction Open or Close

    A young woman is translating a book and a young telegraphist would like to understand the secret encoded messages he is passing through day by day. Centred around the dark pole of the optical telegraph somewhere in no man's land "Long-distance writing" is a parable about people with difficulties to communicate directly with each other.

    Anna: Agnieszka Piwowarska
    Johann: Robert Neumann
    old telegraphist: Harald Warmbrunn
    woman at post office: Veronika Nowag-Jones
    land surveyor: Dietrich Schulz
    script, director, producer, editing: Christina Zimmermann
    director of photography: Dirk Lütter
    sound: Achim Strommenger
    set design: Susanne Joachim
    music: Manuel Schmitt
    sound mixing: Ralf Schipke

    supported by Filmstiftung NRW and local film funding Saxonia-Anhalt

    Germany | 2004 | Short film | fiction | 16 mm | 27 min | color | Dolby SR

    watch the film at https://vimeo.com/223511574