LORENZ KNAUER, Director / Writer
Director / Writer Lorenz Knauer has worked in documentary film and television for more than 30 years. In 1989 he made Guns: A Day in The Death of America, which premiered on HBO in the America Undercover series. He went on to produce and direct several films for the renowned "37°C" documentary series on German National Television (ZDF), including Miss Baby or the Drama of the Perfect Child, awarded Best Documentary at the Charleston International Film and Video Festival and honorable mention at the Columbus International Film Festival; and Forbidden Calling: Catholic Women Priests in America, which won the Silver Award at Worldfest Flagstaff and the Bronze Award at Worldfest Houston. Knauer's feature-length portrait The River Isar was one of the highest rated docs on Bavarian Television and won a Silver Chris Award in 2006 at the Columbus International Film Festival, a Silver Plaque at the Chicago International Television Awards 2007, and a Platinum REMI Award at Worldfest 2007 in Houston. In 2007 Knauer produced and directed a two-part documentary for Bavarian Television, The Challenge of Change: In the Melting Heart of The Alps, dealing with the effects of climate change and melting glaciers for the population in the central Alps. Work on Jane’s Journey began in 2005, and the World Premiere was at the Munich Film Festival in June 2010. Jane’s Journey has been invited to festivals around the world and was honored with the so-called green Oscar - the “International Green Film Award” - by the Cinema for Peace Foundation at the Berlin Film Festival in February 2011.