ABOUT JULIAN

Julian is a cinematographer and filmmaker based in central Scotland with vast experience in feature documentaries, short dramas, as well as art and commercial projects. Numerous films he shot have won awards at film festivals worldwide, aired on international television or opened the MoMA Documentary Fortnight in NY.

His passion are projects that walk the fine line between fact and fiction whilst pushing the boundaries of a genre.

Julian's camera work on Chico Pereira's debut feature Pablo's Winter, was recognised by the International Documentary Association with the IDA Award for outstanding Cinematography in a feature documentary and was followed by the award for best documentary cinematography at Guanajuato IFF.

Julian's latest collaboration with Pereira, Donkeyote just won the Audience Award at Malaga Film Festival, Best Feature Documentary at Edinburgh International Film Festival and the award for best cinematography at RiverRun Film Festival.

 

CONTACT

julianschwanitz@gmail.com

Tel: +44 79 8389 6704

 

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

WINNER Best Cinematography in a feature Documentary @ RiverRun IFF

WINNER Cannes Lions Awards (2x Silver, 1x Bronze) as Director & DP for Nick's Story

WINNER Best Cinematography @ IDA Documentary Awards for Pablo's Winter

WINNER Best Cinematography in a Feature Documentary @ Guanajuato IFF for Pablo's Winter

Grierson Documentary Awards Nominee 2012 as director for Kirkcaldy Man

WINNER BAFTA New Talent Award: Best Short Documentary for Kirkcaldy Man

WINNER Audience Award at Glasgow ISFF for Kirkcaldy Man

WINNER Best Documentary at Marin County ISFF 2012 for Kirkcaldy Man

WINNER Golden Dove Best International Short Documentary at DOK Leipzig for Kirkcaldy Man

WINNER BAFTA New Talent Award:  Best Cinematography for short drama Disco