Christian Mario Löhr is an award-winning cinematographer with an international and intercultural background. Born in Germany to German Colombian parents and raised in Kenya and Tanzania, Christian was exposed to a rich tapestry of cultures and experiences from a young age, which has influenced his passion for storytelling through the visual medium of cinematography.
After studying cinematography at the APA International Film School in Sydney (Australia) and the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne (Germany), Christian embarked on a journey to explore the world through the lens of a camera. Christian's travels and experiences have influenced his work, bringing a unique perspective to every project.
He is particularly drawn to intercultural and international projects, be they documentary, fictional, or commercial, that tell stories from new perspectives.
Christian's work has been recognised with numerous awards and nominations, including a Documentary Gold Award (NSW ACS) for "Whisper of the Marimba" (shot in Ecuador), a Student Gold Award (NSW ACS) & a Student Cinematography Award (2nd Vilmos Zsigmond Film Festival) for the documentary "Ironhead" (shot in China) which also premiered at the Berlinale Film Festival and a Platinum Award (Fortean Film Festival) for the comedic feature film Ashens and the Polybius Heist (Shot in the UK).
Additionally Christian was invited to attend the Berlinale Talent Campus in 2018 where he had the opportunity to connect with other emerging talents in the industry.
In 2023 Christian and his colleague Poutiaire Lionel Somé founded the production company “Across The Board” which focuses on intercultural narratives in form of documentaries, series and features for cinema and streaming. They are currently part of the Mediengründerzentrum scholarship program.
Driven by a desire to bridge cultures and create meaningful connections, Christian approaches each project with an open mind and a deep respect for the people and cultures involved.
Since he also speaks fluent English, German, Spanish and basic French, this has enabled Christian to connect with people of diverse backgrounds and understand different perspectives.
When not behind the camera, Christian can be found exploring new places, learning about different cultures, and connecting with people from all walks of life.
Additional awards & nominations for projects I lensed
2022 Red Dot Design Award for Mensch ELA Video Campaign
2018 UK Monthly Film Festival Best Horror 20 mins or less for Another Game
2018 Glasgow Horror Festival: Bitsize Best Breakout Short for Another Game
2018 Winner UND BITTE Filmfest for Mein Freund Der Deutsche
2017 Glashütte Original Dokumentarfilmpreis Nomination at the Berlin Film Festival for Eisenkopf
2017 First Steps Nomination for Eisenkopf
2016 Kurz Film Festival Köln Audience Award for Mein Freund Der Deutsche
2016 Prädikat Besonders Wertvoll for Der Storyteller
2014 Shortlist Porsche Award for Der Storyteller
2014 Spotlight Gold Student Award for Der Storyteller
2014 2. Place Young Directors Awards (Director Milan Kappen) for Der Storyteller
2014 Nominated at the Nichts Wie Weg Mit Dem Deutschen Qualitätskino Festival for Der Storyteller
2014 Winner Next Generation/Short Tiger Award
2013 Winner kurzundschön for Der Storyteller & Wahre Gefühle
I use a large variety of gear but over the years I’ve acquired a large selection of gear that I take on my shoots or rent out. A few highlights are:
Arri Alexa SXT W Kit
Red Epic Dragon Kit
Ursa Mini G2 Kit
Orion Altas Anamorphic Lens Set
Laowa Ooom Cine Zoom
Flanders Scientific CM171 17” Monitor
Astera Tita Set
Among other things…