Karin Pritzel, an award winning Director/ Filmmaker, was raised in a household that encouraged and nurtured all forms of art and music. She developed a passion for film, photography and design from an early age
She studied at the Institute of Art Design and Technology and was awarded a diploma in Design for Film, Tv and Theatre from IADT in Dublin and went on to become a make-up artist on Irish, international, award winning short and feature films. She later moved away from the make-up trailer and followed her passion for photography which then naturally progressed towards directing, filmmaking and editing.
In 2020, she was awarded a second class Hon’s Degree in Film and Television Production at IADT National Film School, Dublin in 2020, majoring in Directing/Producing for Documentary and minoring in sound design while also undertaking the film editing module in her spare time.
She wrote and directed her first short costume drama ‘Cillín’ which was highly commended by Jim Sheridan and the Dublin Arabic Film Festival. She created, directed and edited two short documentary films ‘Into the deep end’ and ‘Fatherly’.
Her documentary ‘Fatherly’ won a Royal Television Society Award in 2021 and had its film premier at the New York City Independent Film Festival in June 2021.
It has also made official selection at ‘Docs Ireland’ film festival in Belfast and the Newport Beach Film Festival in California.