JANNA JI WONDERS

filmmaker

About

Janna Ji Wonders is a German-American film director, author and musician.
She grew up in California and is now living in Munich, Bavaria, where she studies film at the Munich University of Television and Film. Janna has directed several music videos, shorts and documentaries. Her award-winning films, including L.A. Hip-Hop documentary “Bling Bling” and “Street Punk Moscow” about punks in the suburbs of Russia, were shown at International Film Festivals around the world.
With her band YA-HA! Janna released a debut album and toured through Germany. Her love for music shapes her work as a filmmaker. Currently Janna is working on her new film project - I REMEMBER - a drama based on a story by German author Zoran Drvenkar.
 She is also developing her debut feature “Bavarian Mountain Girls”.

FILMOGRAPHY



STREET PUNK MOSCOW // documentary // 35 min.
"predicate: particularly valuable" by the German Film Rating Office 2008

“Starter Film Award” - Munich 2006

“Best Documentary” - Sehsüchte Filmfestival, Potsdam 2006

“Best Documentary” - Tau Filmfestival, Tel Aviv 2006

“Pierre und Yolande Perrault Scholarship” - Cinema du Reel, Paris 2006

“Documentary Award” at the Duisburg Filmweek 2005

-Broadcasted at German TV Channel ZDF Dokukanal 2007

-Exhibition “Subjektiv. Documentaries in the 21 century ” - Modern Pinakothek, Munich 2011


LIEB ICH DICH // short // 2 min.
“Short Film Award” - shortandsweet WDR 2006

“Local Movies Jury- und Audience Award” 2006

-Exhibition Gallery Filser & Gräf 2009

-Exhibition “Filmed Women” as part of Modern Pinakothek Munich 2012



BLING BLING // documentary // 60 min.

“German Newcomer Award” - Sehsüchte, Potsdam 2002

-Exhibition “High Beam”, Düsseldorf 2008



WAITING FOR SUMMER // short film // 10 min.

Award of Journalist Alliance 2003

BLING BLING // documentary // 60 min.
“German Newcomer Award” - Sehsüchte, Potsdam 2002

HOLY HOME // short film // 10 min.



16 MUSIC VIDEOS for the bands Blumentopf / YA-HA! / Nico Suave / Shoot Dolores u.a.
-Broadcasted at MTV, Viva, TapeTV, Pro 7, King Channel

Trailer for the International Filmschool Festival Munich

Virals for Red Bull / Blumentopf