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2018 Writer, Director & Cinematographer „Because We Dreamt of Flying

2015 Co-Author & Director „Die Stille

2013 Writer & Director „Das Alte Böse Wir

2012 Writer & Director short film „Mit Haut und Haaren

2012 Writer, Director & Co-Illustrator animation film „Ezrah

2011 Co- Dirrector & Cinematographer „We Were Strangers

2010 Writer & Director „Jesse’s Tracks“ (JT)

Born 1988, Lily grew up in Germany, America and Australia. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University in 2010 where she concentrated in Visual and Environmental Studies. After several internships in New York, she returned to Germany to study fiction directing at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg where she graduated in 2018. Her portfolio includes short films, documentaries, music videos, animation and image films. Because We Dreamt of Flying is her first feature film, which she wrote, directed and shot. 

Whether whilst writing, photographing or directing, Lily's work focuses on exploring human depths and coaxing the invisible to the surface. 

She's fluent in English and German and can sprinkle in a little Spanish too.

And she loves actors. So much so, that she married one. 








2016 Camerimage Festial (In Competition, Die Stille)

2016 Max Ophüls Preis (Die Stille)

2016 Silver Dinosaur at Etiuda & Anima Film Festival (Die Stille)

2015 Grand Prix Award at Kyoto International Student Film Festival (DABW)

2015 Best Short Fiction at A Corto di Donne (DABW)

2015 Best in Fest Winner at Le Petit Claps (Das Alte Böse Wir)

2011 Finalist in Los Angeles Women’s Film Festival (JT)

2010 Silver Award for Student Films at the California Film Awards  (JT)

2010 Best of Fest Winner at the Santa Monica International Film Festival (JT)

2010 First Place Collegiate Long Form Narrative section Ft Lauderdale International Film Festival (Jesse’s Tracks)

2009 Harvard Artist Development Fellowship recipient

2006 National Advancement of the Arts Talent Recognition Search (USA)

2006 Queensland’s Most Promising New Filmmaker Award (Screen Queensland)