Cinematographical parallel universes, genuine visually expressive with substantial concentration – in short: Cinema! This is Against Reality Pictures. Founded in 2013 by Arne Körner, Martin Prinoth and Akin Sipal.


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  • Eppendorfer Weg 176

    20253 Hamburg



About Us

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Arne Körner

Arne Körner is a Hamburg based film maker. After studies as audio-visual engineer, he was a student of Wim Wenders at the Academy of Fine Arts Hamburg. In 2013 he participated in an exchange program at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris. In 2016 he participated at Werner Herzog‘s Rogue Film School. His work has been shown in numbers of festivals and received several awards. The Bicycle is his first feature film and won the Prix du Jury at Festival des Films du Monde de Montréal. In 2019 his second feature film Gasman celebrated his world premiere at the Cairo International Film Festival and was nation wide cinema released in July 2021. Arne is currently working on his next feature film Nonkonform in coproduction with the kleines Fernsehspiel ZDF.


  • Nonkonform, 2024 (in postproduction)
  • Action!, 2022
  • Gasmann, 2019
  • Le Marché d’Aligre, 2018
  • The Lone Fighter 2017
  • The Bicycle,  2015
  • Blink of an Eye, 2015
  • Vue Pointe, 2014
  • Surrounded, 2013
  • Schurback, 2012
  • The Guys, 2012
  • Disintegration, 2011
  • Die Buchhalter, 2010
  • Station, 2010
  • We make Photos, 2010
  • A7, 2009
  • 0,2%, 2009
  • Café, 2008


agency: Fischer & Partner

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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


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Akin Sipal

Akin Sipal is a Gelsenkirchen based filmmaker, scenarist and playwrighter. He studied BA Film at the University of Fine Arts of Hamburg. His plays are published by Suhrkamp and staged at the Nationaltheater Mannheim and Theater Bremen. He received several awards and scholarships. Since 2014 MA studies at the University of Fine Arts of Hamburg.


  • Nachruf (2022; documentary, director, screenplay, cinematographer / shown at Max Ophüls Preis)
  • Gasmann (2019 feature film, screenplay, co-producer)
  • Deprem Meprem (2013; experimental documentary, director, screenplay / shown at Dokfilmwoche Hamburg, Bundeskunsthalle Bonn)
  • Krieg im Frieden (2015; animated shortfilm documentary, screenplay / shown at Internationales Kurzfilmfestival Hamburg, Dok Leipzig)
  • The Bicycle (2015; feature film, screenplay, main actor / shown at Festival des Films du Monde a Montréal – Price of the jury, students secton, 49. Internationale Hofer Filmtage)
  • Baba Evi (2016; short documentary/essay, director, screenplay / shown at Dokfilmwoche Hamburg)


publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag