Julia Fuhr Mann, born 1987 in Germany, studied philosophy, literature and sociology. This was followed by film studies at the University of Television and Film Munich.
Julia Fuhr Mann worked as a curator for the feminist film festival Bimovie, co-founded the film group Lust und Krise and is a member of the Queer Media Society. Julia Fuhr Mann also plays guitar and writes lyrics for the band Baby Deluxe, known for songs like Monopol auf Polyamorie.
Julia Fuhr Mann’s short film RIOT NOT DIET has been screened at more than 60 film festivals worldwide and has received numerous awards, including at the Hot Docs International Film Festival.
Julia Fuhr Mann’s hybrid documentary Life is not a competition, but I’m winning, which revolves around the dissolution of gender stereotypes in sports, celebrated its world premiere in the Critics‘ Week of the Venice International Film Festival 2023 and was awarded the prize for best cinematography at the First Steps Awards in the same year.
Julia Fuhr Mann is currently working on her debut film, a revenge fantasy on patriarchy.
On podiums and panels I like to speak about queerness in film, about male and female gaze, about the deconstruction of hierarchies behind the camera and about resistant dramaturgies. Panel participations and collaborations so far with Berlin International Film Festival, Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis, Münchner Kammerspiele, Gendersalon LMU München and Literaturhaus München among others.
I also offer dramaturgical consulting, sensitivity reading and background research for film projects. Previous teaching jobs and collaborations with University of Television and Film Munich, Academy of Fine Arts Munich and filmmaker Kerstin Polte
I have received various awards and mentorships for my work and I’m happy to share my knowledge and experience about getting support from these institutions: Into The Wild Mentoring, film funding by Film Fernseh Fonds Bayern, ARRI Postproduktion Award, British Pathé Archive Award and First Steps Award.
About my work as a filmmaker, German Films Quarterly recently published this article.