Lisabi Fridell is a cinematographer based in Berlin who works all over the world. During her professional career she has been acknowledged for her photography in both feature films and documentaries. Her work is rather unconventional, and if anything defines her style it is versatility, always based on telling the story in a unique fashion. She is not afraid to explore and experiments with different techniques, colours and shapes with the intention of innovating and, if possible, enhance the story. She prefers to work closely with the directors and to influence the whole process from an early stage. The films she has worked on are characterised by their transgressive spirit and by their defence of feminist values.
In the field of feature films she has worked with filmmakers including Ester Martin Bergsmark on Nånting måste gå sönder (Something Must Break 2014), winner of the Tiger award at the Rotterdam Festival, Peter Modestij on 6ª (2016), presented in the Generation 14Plus at the Berlin Festival, Selma Vilhunen on Hölmö nuori sydän (Stupid Young Heart, 2018), with which she returned to the same section of the Berlinale, and Levan Akin on And Then We Danced (2019), premiered in the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs at the last Cannes Festival.
In short films, she has repeatedly collaborated with the director Lovisa Sirén and the producer Siri Hjorton Wagner with whom she has worked on Pussy Have the Power (2014), Audition (2015) and Baby (2016).
Please visit Lisabi's website for more information.
Awards & Nominations
Guldbaggen (2019) - Best Photography ”And Then We Danced", Swedish Oscars Contribution (2019) "And then we danced", Finish Oscars Contribution (2019) "Stupid Young Heart", Cameraimage - New Cinematographers “Någonting måste gå sönder” (2014)
And then we danced, Stupid young hearts, Nånting måste gå sönder
The Average, Hard on, Kevlar, 6A, Den Störste, Baby, Audition, Kevlar, Real Men Smell Like Diesel
Ni ska se att jag har rätt, Dear Director, Lisas känsla
Kajsa Grytt, Zhala, Little Jinder, Bubble