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Annekatrin Hendel was born in Berlin. After finishing her studies in Design, she began working as a freelance costume and set designer for film and theater. In 1989 she was one of the founders of the Berlin-based Theater 89. In 1999 she directed her first film, the short CHIQUITA FOREVER. In 2004 she founded IT WORKS! Medien. The company's first production ZUR ZEIT VERSTORBEN won numerous festival prizes and was nominated for the 2004 German Short Film Award. A selection of her other films as a director include: EIN STAR IM OFF (2000), MIT FANTASIE GEGEN DEN MANGEL (2008), and FLAKE - MEIN LEBEN (2011).