Susann Maria Hempel
(1983, Greiz) is a filmmaker and radio play author who lives and works in Greiz (Thuringia). Her experimental film Sieben Mal am Tag beklagen wir unser Los und nachts stehen wir auf, um nicht zu träumen (Seven times a day we lament our lot and at night we get up so as not to dream) received numerous awards, including the prize for the best contribution to the German competition of the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen and the German Short Film Award for Experi¬mental Film 2014. In 2015 / 16, she was a fellow at the Akademie Schloss Solitude; in 2018, she received the Berlin Fellow¬ship of the Akademie der Künste, Berlin. In 2019, she was awarded the War Blinded Audio Play Prize and the HAP Grieshaber Prize from Stiftung Kunstfonds and the VG Bild-Kunst. 2021 she was awarded the Kunstpreis Berlin by the Akademie der Künste, Berlin, in the section film and media art.