Friede was born in 1986 in Halle (Saale), Germany. For 14 years he played classical violoncello, later on drums in the punk band "206", before studying and graduating in Cinematography at the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF).

He is member in the European Film Academy (EFA), the German Film Academy (DFA)

and the German Society of Cinematographers (BVK).


The short "Teardrop" won several prizes for Best Cinematography and was nominated for "The Golden Tadpole" at Plus Camerimage. "Dogs Like Us" won the Romanian Society of Cinematographers Award for Best Cinematography at the Int. Short Film Festival Cinemaiubit in Bucharest. The feature "Two Mothers" by Anne Zohra Berrached was presented at the 63rd Berlinale - Perspektive Deutsches Kino and won the DFJW-Prize "Dialogue en perspective" there. The feature documentary "Wasteland - So that no one becomes aware of it", directed by Anne Kodura was nominated for the "Crystal Bear" at the 63rd Berlinale Generation and won several prizes. His official debut feature "Los Ángeles" by Damian John Harper was shot in Mexico, celebrated its world premiere at the 64th Berlinale Forum and won among others the LA Muse Award at LA Film Fest, the First Steps Award and Best Debut Feature at Film Festival Guadalajara FICG. The Film was also presented at Plus Camerimage in the European Panorama. The feature "24 Weeks" directed by Anne Zohra Berrached was presented in Competition at the 66th Berlinale and won the Lola in Silver at the 67th German Film Awards.


Friede Clausz is based in Halle / Leipzig and works worldwide in feature films and feature documentaries.






( selection as cinematographer | find more at | IMDB )


"Lemonade" (feature, 100 Min, in post-production)

director: Ioana Uricaru

production: 42film GmbH, Peripheria (Canada), Mobra Films (Romania)


"Mission: Love" (feature, 106 Min, 2017)

director: Laura Lackmann

production Studio.TV.Film GmbH

distributor: Farbfilm


"24 Wochen" (feature, 103 Min, 2016)

64th Berlinale - Competition

director: Anne Zohra Berrached

production: zero one film GmbH

distributor: Neue Visionen

world sales: Beta Cinema


"Akt" (documentary, 105 Min, 2015)

58th DOK Leipzig - German Competition
director: Mario Schneider
production: 42film GmbH

distributor: Real Fiction


"Los Ángeles" (feature, 97 Min, 2014)

64th Berlinale - Forum
director: Damian John Harper
production: Weydemann Bros. GmbH
distributor: Farbfilm

world sales: Picture Tree International


"Ödland - Damit keiner das so mitbemerkt" (documentary, 79 Min, 2013)

63rd Berlinale - Generation
director: Anne Kodura
production | distributor: DIE ZONE # Filmproduktion

(also producer and editor)


"Zwei Mütter" (feature, 75 Min, 2013)

63rd Berlinale - Perspektive Deutsches Kino
director: Anne Zohra Berrached
production: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, ZDF - Kleines Fernsehspiel
distributor: Salzgeber

world sales: m-Appeal

"Hunde wie wir" (short fiction, 23 Min, 2012)
director: Anne Zohra Berrached
production | distributor: Filmnetz UG


"Teardrop" (short fiction, 15 Min, 2011)
director: Damian John Harper
production: HFF München

distributor: magnetfilm






# 24 WEEKS

LOLA in Silver @ 67th German Film Awards

Studio Hamburg Award for Best Debut Feature
Prize of the "Gilde Deutscher Filmkunsttheater" @ 66th Berlinale - Competition

Nomination Golden Bear @ 66th Berlinale - Competition

Nomination First Steps Award



First Steps Award

Premio a la mejor Opera Prima @ FICG Guadalajara

LA Muse Award @ LA FF

Best First Feature Award @ Filmfestival Biberach

Best Narrative Feature Award @ Urbanworld FF NYC

Best Narrative Feature Award @ Bushwick FF NYC

Nomination "Best Debut Feature" @ Berlin FF

European Panorama @ Plus Camerimage


# WASTELAND - So that no one becomes aware of it

Open Eyes Jury Award @ NIHRFF Nuremberg

Mejor Documental Opera @ Oaxaca FF



DFJW-Preis "Dialogue en perspective" @ Berlin IFF

Special Mention for Best Actors @ Short FF Sehsüchte

No Fear Award @ First Steps Award



Best Cinematography "Premio Cecilio Paniagua" @ Int. Short FF Almería en Corto

Best Cinematography @ Int. Student FF Sehsüchte

Best Cinematography @ Int. Festival of Filmschools Munich

Nomination "Golden Tadpole" @ Plus Camerimage

Audience Award @ Brooklyn FF NYC

John Muir Award @ Yosemite International Film Awards

Short Film Gold Award @ Oregon Film Awards

Nomination "Max Ophüls Prize" (short films) @ Max Ophüls FF



Romanian Society of Cinematographers Award @ Int. Short FF Cinemaiubit












Black & White

VFX, Compositing, Grading



ARRI Alexa, Amira, 535, 435, 416, SR3, SR2

RED Dragon, Epic, Scarlet, One

Sony F5, FS7, A7s

Blackmagic CC, Pocket


Aaton minima

Weisscam HS-2



Middle East: United Arab Emirates
North America: Mexico, USA
Eastern Europe: Poland
Southern Europe: Italy, Spain
Western Europe: France, Austria



German (mother tongue)

English (fluently)

Spanish (basic)