Anna Pesavento - Cinematographer and Editor Anna Pesavento - Cinematographer and Editor


Anna starts gaining field experience volunteering on film sets in 2002. She graduates in 2006 with a Bachelor of Filmmaking Arts, emphasizing on documentary film.

Her passion for non fictional film lands her a position as production assistant of DOKU.ARTS in 2006/2007.

She then moves to Canada taking the annual post-secondary Entertainment Business Management Program at the Vancouver Film School and gains more recognition shooting artists portraits, experimental films and event videos all over the west coast area.

Coming back to Berlin she works on her first documentary film „B.i.N. – Berlin im November" as cinematographer, later becoming the editor of this film directed and produced by Victor Schefé.

The documentary has it’s Berlin premiere 2011 in the context of "Neuer Deutscher Film" at Babylon Mitte Theatre and is also been screened internationally including San Francisco Documentary Film Festival.

Anna edits the documentary "Casa Luz - House of light" directed by Navina Khatib and Alexandra Weltz, which is screened at many festivals gaining international recognition (winning the Silver Palm Award 2013 at the Mexico International Film Festival and the Best World Cinema Award 2013 at Portobello Film Festival.

The short film „Conversation with my mother“ (cinematography and editing) is screened at the renowned International Short Film Festival Oberhausen being part of German Competition.

In 2013 Anna takes a position as video producer for Native Instruments and continues working for the company until 2017 when she opts becoming a fulltime freelance editor and filmmaker again. 

Annas lately worked on "Breathing life into stone" (Der Stein zum Leben) as an editor of Katinka Zeuners film. It premieres at DOK Leipzig film festival and wins Ver.di Prize for Solidarity, Humanity and Fairness. It also receives an Honorary Mentioning by the Jury of the Goethe-Institut. 

It runs at the Documentary Competition of Achtung Berlin Festival 2019, wins the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury and receives an honorary Mentioning by the Jury Best Documentary. German theatrical release is the 23 of may, 2019.

She is currently nominated for the Bild-Kunst Schnittpreis Dokumentarfilm, for best editing of a German/ Austrian documentary film 2019.

​Anna is based in Berlin. So far she has working experience as cinematographer/filmmaker in America, Austria, Canada, Italy, Switzerland, Serbia, Spain, UK, Spain, Thailand, Bali.

Anna is member of BFS "Bundesverband Filmschnitt Editor e.V.".