SCHRAMM MATTHES FILM – That’s us:
Jana Matthes and Andrea Schramm. For 20 years, we’ve been making films for television networks like ARD, ZDF, arte and 3sat, as well as for cinema.
We’ve been working in various countries, among them the United States, Russia, China and Israel. Many of our films have been screened in international festivals and won awards.

We are fascinated and inspired by people. In more than 30 documentaries and documentary formats, we’ve told their stories and accompanied them through social and personal turbulences. Our strength: We show the big picture by telling exciting individual stories.

Authentic. Emotional. Recognizable.

BLEIBEN ODER GEHEN? (To Stay Or To Leave?)

Psychological profile of a marriage
Documentary, WDR, 45 min, 2017

DORF DES VERGESSENS (Village Of Oblivion)

Life in a dementia facility
Documentary, ZDF, 30 min, 2016

DER ACHTE SOMMER (The Eighth Summer) 

Zestful lovers, moments of carefree bliss and a deadly disease
Documentary, WDR/3sat, 86 min, 2012

IM SCHATTEN DER BLUTRACHE (The Shadow of Vendetta)

Documentary, SWR/WDR/arte, 84 min, 2007

  • Deutscher Fernsehpreis (German Television Award)
  • Gerd Ruge Award
  • Festival Mujeres en Dirección, Cuenca

94 QUADRATMETER RUSSLAND (94 Square Meters Of Russia)

A communal apartment in St. Petersburg
Documentary, arte, 60 min, 2003

  • Barcelona Film Festival: 1. Prize “Temática urbana”
  • Thessaloniki International Film Festival

ZWISCHEN DEN WELTEN (Between Two Worlds)

An Imam in Germany
Documentary, ZDF, 30 min, 2002

  • Religions for Peace Award „Religion today“ at the Trento Film Festival 2003

DIE LETZTE REISE (The Last Journey)

What happens after we die?
Short film, 34 min, 2001

  • Festival du Film de Montréal
  • Raindance Film Festival, London
  • Kassel Documentary Film Festival
  • Wismar Film Festival
  • Grenzland Filmtage, Selb

GNADENLOS (No Mercy)

Anger management training in juvenile hall
Documentary, BR/WDR, 90 min/45 min, 2001

  • DISCOVERY CHANNEL AWARD 2001
  • AXEL SPRINGER AWARD

RUSSENKINDER (Russian Kids)

From Kazakhstan to Berlin
Documentary, ZDF, 30 min, 1997

  • GERMAN SOCIAL AWARD 1998

About us

Jana Matthes was born in East Berlin, Andrea Schramm in Karl-Marx-Stadt (Chemnitz).

Both studied Journalism at Leipzig University as well as Documentary Filmmaking at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf (Potsdam).

Since 1992, they have been working for public broadcast networks like ARD, ZDF, arte and 3sat. They have participated in various scholarship programs like Michael-Jürgen-Leisler-Kiep (USA), McCloy (USA) and IJP (Netherlands).