Martin Prinoth

Martin Prinoth is a Hamburg based filmmaker, producer and cinematographer. After his BA degree in communication sciences at the University in Salzburg, he studied Film at the Academy of Fine Arts, Hamburg. His debut film The Fifth Point of the Compass receives several nominations and prizes at international film festivals. As a cinematographer, he combines a continuous collaboration with Arne Körner as well as collaborations on theater and opera with Nicolas Stemann, Ene-Liis Semper & Tiit Ojasoo and Mpumelelo P. Grootboom. In 2017 he receives the Gerd Ruge scholarship for documentary film. He was born in Bolzano, Italy.


  • The Fifth Point of the Compass, 2017. feature length documentary
  • Winter, 2014. experimental/documentary. Director and Cinematographer
  • Le creature del Vesuvio, 2013. essay film. Director and Cinematographer

Works as cinematographer (selection)

  • Gasmann, 2019 feature film. Director: Arne Körner
  • Hänsel und Gretel, 2018. Thalia Theater Hamburg. Directors: Ene-Liis Semper &Tiit Ojasoo
  • Crudeland, 2017. Theater Freiburg. Director: Mpumelelo P. Grootboom
  • World Climate Conference, 2016 by Rimini Protokoll. Theatre-film. Directors: Lilli Thalgott, Sandra Trostel
  • The Bicycle, 2015 feature film. Director: Arne Körner
  • Ein Endspiel, 2015 feature film. Director: Lilli Thalgott
  • R(h)ein Gold, 2014. Staatsoper Berlin. Director: Nicolas Stemann
  • Kommune der Wahrheit. Wirklichkeitsmaschine, 2013. Thalia Theater Hamburg, Wiener Festwochen. Director: Nicolas Stemann
  • Kein Licht II, 2013 short film. Director: Akira Takayama

Workshops and assistances

  • 2012 “Das Venedig Prinzip” camera assistant to Attila Boa. Director: Andreas Pichler
  • 2012 Workshop with Thomas Plenert
  • 2011 Workshop with Michael Hammon
  • 2010 Workshop with Wolfgang Thaler