AUTHOR - DIRECTOR - ACTRESS

Alissa Jung

WORDS ABOUT

Alissa Jung first sensed that imagination and her love of fiction could be a profession in 1991, when she saw a notice in her school: “Looking for children to participate in audio plays!” That’s how she started to take part in audio books, to dub, to write reportages for the radio herself and to act on stage. At 16, she was discovered for film during a theatre performance and has worked successfully as an actress ever since. In her mid-20s, she began directing her own short films, documentaries and youth theatre plays. In 2015, she took a break from the film world to finish her medical studies. Afterwards she worked as a pediatrician in a Berlin clinic for 3 years. In 2019, she returned to the film world with the movie “A matter of life” and was nominated for the Grimme Award as the leading actress. In 2021 she graduated from the “Drehbuchwerkstatt München” (HFF Munich) with her screenplay for the feature film “Paternal Leave”. She is a participant in the “1stMovie” programme, which supports directors in their feature film debut. Alissa Jung is also the head of Pen Paper Peace, a NGO she founded to promote education worldwide.

DIRECTOR

Alissa Jung realises her own short films, documentaries and youth theatre plays. She is currently working on her first feature film.

Alissa is represented by Fitz+Skoglund Agents.

2023 – Paternal Leave
feature film – The MatchFactory + Wildside, currently in preparation (funding Kuratorium junger deutscher Film)

2022/23 – Farah
short film, lobocitoFILM, preparation, BKM funding

2022 – Die Mauer muss weg!
short film, lobocitoFILM, postproduction

2016 – Wut und Trauer
children’s and youth theatre – Murkelbühne Berlin

2016 – Heile-Welt-Fragmente
children’s and youth theatre – Murkelbühne Berlin

2015 – Nou Timoun Peye D`Ayiti
Kurzdokumentation Pen Paper Peace e.V.

2015 – Willi
children’s and youth theatre – Murkelbühne Berlin

2015 – Hexenjagd
children’s and youth theatre – Murkelbühne Berlin

2011 – Mein Sommermärchen
short film, 11mm Fußballfilmfestival

2010 – Kleine Mauer
Documentary – International Student Film Festival Sehsüchte 2011 /Interfilm Berlin 2011

2008 – Jump!
short film – shnit filmfestival / short shots audience award

2008 – Mücke
short film – 48h moviemarathon, finalist

PATERNAL LEAVE

… has received film-funding from the
KURATORIUM JUNGER DEUTSCHER FILM
Writer + Director: Alissa Jung
Producton Companies: The MatchFactory + Wildside

AUTHOR

Alissa Jung is a graduate of the Drehbuchwerkstatt München. Alissa is represented by Fitz+Skoglund Agents.

2021 – Paternal Leave
feature film – The MatchFactory + Wildside, currently in preparation (funding Kuratorium junger deutscher Film)

2021 – Farah
short film – lobocitoFILM, in preparation (BKM funding)

2020 – Die Mauer muss weg
short film – lobocitoFILM, in postprodultion

2016 – Wut und Trauer
Children’s Theatre

2011 – Ameisenknochen
feature film

2009 – Mücke
short film

2008 – Spring!
short film

ACTRESS

At 16, Alissa Jung was discovered for film during a theatre performance and has been working successfully as an actress ever since.

Alissa is represented in Germany by Fitz+Skoglund Agents and in Italy by DO Agency.

FILM SELECTION (LEADING ROLES)

2021 – Angstgestalt
Abschlußfilm, HFF Konrad Wolf

2018 – Das Menschenmögliche
ZDF (Grimme Award nomination)

2015 – SOKO 5113 – Dead Angel
ZDF

2012 – Zweisitzrakete
Cinema (Max Ophüls Festival)

2012 – Open my eyes
Cinema

2011 – Mary of Nazareth
International

2011 – In my sister´s wedding dress
SAT.1

2010 – The emperor´s new clothes
ARD

2009 – Schafe zählen
short film DFFB, Achtung Berlin Filmfestival

2009 – Tatort – Der Polizistinnenmörder
ARD

2008 – Griechische Küsse
SAT.1

2007 – Hochzeit in Hardingsholm
ZDF

2006 – Stolberg – Der Sonnenkönig
ZDF

2005 – Schmetterlinge im Bauch
SAT.1

 

 

PEN PAPER PEACE 

Since the beginning in 2011 Alissa is the chairwoman of Pen Paper Peace e.V. , an organization committed to education. We want to build worldwide bridges through educational projects. Because education creates perspectives, courage and is the prerequisite for independent action.

On the one hand, we are committed to political work with children and young people in Europe. We want to encourage independent thinking, clarify global relationships and their influences on people and point out options for action without paternalism. At the same time, we support projects in Haiti, Honduras and Namibia, which provide access to education and a safe learning environment for children.

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