Prof. David Slama (†)

Prof. David Slama (†)
Director of Photography / Feature Film

The ifs mourns the loss of a great artist, wonderful teacher and good friend.

Born in Prague in 1946, David Slama was one of the leading cameramen in German-language film. He has worked with many German directors, including Adolf Winkelmann, Philipp Kadelbach, Andreas Prochaska and Luc Bondy, and together with his mentor and friend Michael Ballhaus for Martin Scorsese. He has received numerous awards for his image design, including the German Film Prize (»Jede Menge Kohle«), the Grimme Prize, the German Camera Prize (both for »Der letzte Kurier«), the German Television Prize (»Die Hindenburg« 2011, »Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter« 2013) and the Roland Film Prize (»Spuren des Bösen – Begierde«). In 2007, David Slama was honoured with the German Camera Award for his lifetime achievement.

We will miss his passion for filmmaking, his ability to inspire this passion in others, his great commitment to the next generation of filmmakers and last but not least, his affectionate, warm and humorous nature.

The ifs is deeply indebted to David Slama and will honour his memory.