STEFAN SICK was born in Buxtehude, Germany, in 1981. He studied Cinematography at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. His diploma film CLOSING TIME, directed by Nicole Vögele, premiered at the Locarno Film Festival 2018 and won the Premio speciale della giuria Ciné + in the section Cineasti del presente. During his studies, Stefan was mainly responsible for the Cinematography of creative documentary films and was represented with his works at prestigious film festivals all over the world. In 2014, he was awarded with the prize for the best Cinematography for NEBEL (world premiere: Berlinale), at Sehsüchte Int. Student Film Festival in Germany.

Stefan is working as a freelance Cinematographer and Filmmaker.

THE INNER LIGHT is his debut as a director.




2019 THE INNER LIGHT 95 min.

world premiere: 69th Int. Film Festival Berlin 2019


as cinematographer:


2018 CLOSING TIME 116 min. / director: Nicole Vögele

Awards: Festival del Film Locarno (Premio speciale della giuria Ciné + Cineasti del presente)

Fesitvals: IDFA, RIDM Montréal, Porto/post/doc


2017 MYANMARKET 75 min. / director: Eva Knopf

Festivals (selection): Kasseler Dokfest, Ethnocineca Vienna, Great Message Int. Film Festival India


2014 NEBEL 60 min. / director: Nicole Vögele

Awards: „Honorable Mention of the Dialogue en perspective Jury“ Int. Film Festival Berlin, "Best Documentary Film long" & "Best Camera" Sehsüchte Int. Student Film Festival Potsdam-Babelsberg, "Diploma for a philosophical poetic experimental approach" Minsk Int. Film Festival Listapad, „upcoming artist" Award Porto/Post/Doc, nomination „Förderpreis für Filmkunst“ (German Film Academy)

Festivals (selection): Curitiba Int. Film Festival, Solothurner Filmtage, Porto/Post/Doc, Festival dei Popoli Firenze, doc Buenos Aires Muestra Int. de Cine, Taiwan Int. Documentary Festival Taipei, Festival del film Locarno, Sehsüchte, Visions du Réel Nyon, Int. Film Festival Berlin/13th Perspektive Deutsches Kino