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Peter Zeitlinger

Peter Zeitlinger

Austrian cinematographer and film editor
Peter Zeitlinger
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Intro Austrian cinematographer and film editor
A.K.A. Zeitlinger
Is Cinematographer Film editor
From Austria
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 6 June 1960, Prague, Czech Republic
Age 60 years
Star sign Gemini
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Peter Zeitlinger A.S.C. (born 6 June 1960 in Prague) is a Czechoslovakian-born Austrian cinematographer, who has worked with the director Werner Herzog since 1995. Their film Encounters at the End of the World was nominated for the Academy Award 2009. Peter Zeitlinger studied from 1980 – 1987 at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna. He was influenced by Michael Snow and Peter Kubelka followed by Vittorio Storaro, Sven Nykvist and Vilmos Zsigmond. Zeitlinger's films have received considerable critical acclaim and achieved popularity on the art house circuit. He is represented by the Gersh Agency and is a member of the German Film Academy. Peter Zeitlinger is Professor of Cinematography at the University of Television and Film Munich. He lives in Premariacco, Friuli, Italy.

Work with Werner Herzog

  • Death for Five Voices (1995)
  • Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997)
  • Wings of Hope (2000)
  • Invincible (2001)
  • Wheel of Time (2003)
  • Grizzly Man (2005)
  • Rescue Dawn (2007)
  • Encounters at the End of the World (2008)
  • Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009)
  • My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done? (2009)
  • Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)
  • Into the Abyss (2011)
  • Queen of the Desert (2015)
  • Salt and Fire (2016)

Other features

  • Tommaso (2019) dir. Abel Ferrara
  • "Fear of the Idyll (Die Angst vor der Idylle)" (1996) dir. Götz Spielmann
  • "Animal Love" (1995) dir. Ulrich Seidl
  • "Der Nachbar" (1993) dir. Götz Spielmann
  • "Dieses naive Verlangen" (1993) dir. Götz Spielmann
  • "Loss Is to Be Expected (Mit Verlust ist zu rechnen)" (1992) dir. Ulrich Seidl
  • "Good News (1990) dir. Ulrich Seidl
  • "Erwin und Julia" (1990) dir. Götz Spielmann
  • "Abschied von Hölderlin" (1985) dir. Götz Spielmann
  • "Foreign Land" (1983) dir. Götz Spielmann


  • "German Cinematography Award" for Best Cinematography (2012)
  • "Romy (TV award)" for Best Cinematography (2013)
  • "Independent Spirit Award" nominated for Best Cinematography (2010)
  • "Cinema Eye Honors" for Best Cinematography (2009)
  • "Romy (TV award)" for Best Cinematography (2007)
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