Annette Baumeister

Annette Baumeister

Director, Writer


Annette Baumeister (born 1957) is a German director, screenwriter, and producer. She has been working in the film and television industry for over 40 years, directing and producing over 50 films and television series.

Baumeister was born in Berlin, Germany. She studied at the Academy of Film and Television in Munich. After graduating in 1981, she worked as an editor and assistant director for various productions. In 1986, she made her directorial debut with the television movie "The Happy Prince".

In the early 1990s, Baumeister began to specialize in the directing of television films, such as "The Other Life" (1992), "The Red Shoes" (1993), and "The Children of the Night" (1996). She was also involved in the creation of several television series, such as "Love & Trouble" (1988-1991), "The Adventures of Pippi Longstocking" (1990-1993), and "The Demon Pumpkin" (1995-1996).

In the late 1990s, Baumeister shifted her focus to feature films. Her first feature film, "The Sea Within" (1998), was a romantic drama starring Lena Stolze and Ulrich Tukur. It won the Bavarian Film Award for Best Director. She went on to direct the critically acclaimed "The Miracle of Bern" (2003), which starred Daniel Brühl and was nominated for seven German Film Awards.

In the 2000s, Baumeister began directing television series as well as feature films. She has helmed a number of award-winning series, including "The White Ribbon" (2007-2008), "Tannbach" (2015-2018), and "The Salzburg Files" (2019-2020). She has also continued to direct feature films, such as "The Promise" (2008) and "Somebody Loves Me" (2011).

Throughout her career, Baumeister has been highly praised for her creative vision and attention to detail. Her films and series often feature strong female characters, and she has become known for her commitment to telling stories that resonate with audiences.

Annette Baumeister is one of Germany's most renowned directors. Her films and television series have won numerous awards and have been applauded for their powerful storytelling. She has set a new standard for German cinema and is an inspiration to aspiring filmmakers around the world.

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