About

Professional career – Nikola Krivokuca 

I am very passionate about cinematography because it allows you to depict people and objects in ways that can be universally understood.

After an apprenticeship as digital media designer in Cologne, I worked as cinematographer and cutter for various TV and film production firms in Germany and abroad. In 2010 I was admitted to the prestigious study programme in cinematography at the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF München). I studied under Michael Ballhaus and Axel Block and successfully participated in Kristian Köster’s Advertising Masterclass.

My work has achieved national and international recognition. My film productions have received 30 awards and 20+ nominations to date, including second prize in the 2016 Porsche Awards for ‘BMW – The Light’, my final assignment for the Advertising Masterclass at HFF München. In 2020 I was nominated for the Deutsche Kamerapreis for ‘Bekar Evi – Das Junggesellenhaus’ (ZDF/ARTE)  and also for the Grimme Preis for ‘Tote auf der Balkanroute’ (BR). In 2021 I received the Deutsche Kamerapreis for ‘Was bleibt. Ein Tag in der KZ-Gedenkstätte Flossenbürg’ (BR).

Extensive technical expertise, flexibility, and versatility are my main strengths. I can draw on a broad range of skills, including lighting, multi-camera productions and steadicam operation. I also provide top-of-the-range film equipment and related technical services. I have 15 years’ experience shooting films across all genres, including feature films, documentaries, and advertisements.

Feature Films

  • Moustache, 2017, Fiction, 80 min., Director: Thomas Welte, DoP: Nikola Krivokuca (in Postproduction)
  • Gehen wenn es am schönsten ist, 2017, 90 min., Director: Thomas Schwedler, DoP/Steadicam Operator: Niels Voges, Nikola Krivokuca

Documentaries

  • Die Wellküren: Schwestern im Dreiklang, 2021, 45 min., Lebenslinie TV Series. Director: Matti Bauer, DoP/Steadicam Operator: Nikola Krivokuca, Editor: Christian Baudissin
  • Sushila und das Wahre, 2021, 45 min., Lebenslinie TV Series. Director: Constanze Hegetusch, DoP/Steadicam Operator: Nikola Krivokuca, Editor: Christiane von Hahn
  • Was bleibt. Ein Tag in der KZ-Gedenkstätte Flossenbürg, 2020, 30 min., TV Feature. Director: Dirk Schäfer, DoP/Steadicam Operator: Nikola Krivokuca, Editor: Helge Freund
  • Gemeinsam sind wir stark!? – 30 Jahre nach dem Mauerfall, 2019, 45 min., DokThema TV Series. Director: Almut Gronauer, DoP/Steadicam Operator: Nikola Krivkuca, Editor: Birgit Engel
  • Tote auf der Balkanroute – Vermisst – Verscharrt – Verdrängt, 2019, 45 min., DokThema TV Series. Director: Darko Jakovljevic, DoP/Steadicam Operator: Nikola Krivkuca, Editor: Astrid Harms – Limmer
  • Tote auf der Balkanroute – Vermisst – Verscharrt – Vergessen, 2018, 31 min., ARTE Re TV Series. Director: Darko Jakovljevic, DoP: Nikola Krivkuca, Hans Fischer, Editor: Astrid Harms – Limmer
  • Bekar Evi – Das Junggesellenhaus, 2018, 80 min., Director: Dirk Schäfer, DoP/Steadicam Operator: Nikola Krivokuca
  • Marikas Missio, 2016, 103 min., Director: Michael Schmitt, DoP: Nikola Krivokuca
  • Sulispir – Two Worlds, 2014, 90 min., Director: Maia Sander, DoP: Nikola Krivokuca, Alke Marianne Scherrmann
  • Mollath „Und plötzlich bist Du verrückt“, 2014, 93 min., Director: Annika Blendl, Leonie Stade, DoP: Eugen Grtschneder, Support DoP: Andre Grabinski, Teresa Hoerl, Nikola Krivokuca, Aline Laszlo, Tim Kuhn, Doro Götz, Alexander Hackinger, Leonie Stade
  • Privee de Sommeil (Insomnia), 2014, Documentary 8 min., Director: Chiraz Brahem, DoP: Nikola Krivokuca

Shorts

  • Die Wiederkehr, 2021 (in post-production), Director: Jan Litzinger, DoP/Steadicam Operator: Nikola Krivokuca
  • Forever Flüchtling, 2017, 10 min., Director: Dirk Schäfer, DoP/Steadicam Operator: Nikola Krivokuca
  • Aussetzer, 2015, Director: Benjamin Vornhem, DoP: Nikola Krivokuca
  • Len, 2015, 30min., Director: Waldemar Oldenburger, DoP: Nikola Krivokuca, Waldemar Oldenburger
  • Monkey, 2013, 5 min., Director: Camilla Gutner, DoP: Nikola Krivokuca
  • Der unsterbliche Wilhemsson, 2013, 24 min., Director: Benjamin Vornhem, DoP: Nikola Krivokuca
  • Katzenjammer, 2013,  7 min., Director: Martin Fischnaller, DoP: Nikola Krivokuca
  • Neonazijägerinner, 2012, 30min., Director: Bernhard Kreutzer, DoP: Nikola Krivokuca
  • Job Interview, 2012, 10min., Director: Julia Walter, DoP: Nikola Krivokuca
  • Die haben gelacht, 2011, 20 min., Director: Gwendolin Stolz, DoP: Nikola Krivokuca
  • Kein guter Tag für Herrn Möbius, 2011, 12 min., Director: Benjamin Vornhem, DoP: Nikola Krivokuca
  • Die Bombenidee, 2011, 9 min., Director: Bernhard Kreutzer, DoP: Nikola Krivokuca

Commercials for a diverse range of public and private clients, including

  • Microsoft, BMW, Eurowings, Toyota, Mercedes, Huawei, Audi, Mediamarkt, McDonald’s, Disney Channel, HD Plus, Pfizer, Carglass, Harley Davidson, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt (DLR), Airbus, Yokohama, LMU Munich, Airfy

100+ documentaries, reports and multi-camera productions for TV stations, including

  • ARD, ARD Alpha, ARTE, BBC News, BR, D-Max, Eurosport, Pro7, Puls4, RTL, RTL II, Sky, Super RTL, SWR, WDR, ZDF