Pia Hellental


Festivals and Awards - Selection

2024: LUST Series Mania 2024, Internationaler Wettbewerb - Nominierung für Beste Regie - März 2024

2022 Berlinale Talents 2022

2020: Searching Eva - Jury Special Mention, International Competition CPH:DOX

2020: Searching Eva - ELBE DOX Best Film

2019: Searching Eva - Audience Award for Best Film at Outview Film Festival, Athens, Greece

2020: Searching Eva - Edimotion editing award (editor: Yana Höhnerbach)

2020: Searching Eva - Nomination German Film Critics Prize

2019: Searching Eva - Nomination German Best Documentary Prize

2019: Searching Eva - Outstanding Achievement in a Debut Feature Film at 2020 at Cinema Eye Honor

2019: Searching Eva - premiered at Berlinale Panorama - short listed for the Teddy Award and nominated for the Documentary Award

2019: Seaching Eva - 3Sat Dokumentarfilmpreis; „Carte Blanche“ Talent of NRW

2020: Searching Eva - Berlinale (Panorama)

2020: Searching Eva - Sarajevo Film Festival

2020: Searching Eva - IDFA Amsterdam (International Competition)

2020: Searching Eva - Hot Docs, Toronto (International Competition)

2020: Searching Eva - AFI Docs Los Angeles

Film / TV - Selection

2024 | I Don't Want Any Bad Feelings | feature film | Director: Pia Hellenthal | writer, director | in development

2024 | Lust | Trima Film | SWR | TV series | Director: Pia Hellenthal und Bartosz Grudziecki | writer, director

2023 | Wir (Staffel 3) | Studio Zentral | ZDFneo | TV series | Director: Duc Ngo Ngoc, Athanasios Karanikolas, Pia Hellenthal | episodes 9-12

2022 | Was ich liebe | Hellinger & Doll | TV series | Director: Co-Creator mit Visar Morin | in development

2020 | How to Tatort | btf GmbH, Radio Bremen | ARD Degeto | TV series | Director: Pia Hellenthal

2021 | Godchild | Vicky Bane | TV series | Director: Pia Hellenthal

2018 | Searching Eva | Corsofilm, ZDF - Das kleine Fernsehspiel | documentary film | Director: Pia Hellenthal | writer, director

2020 | Kroymann | TV series | Director: Pia Hellenthal

2016 | Reborn Babies | TV series | Director: Pia Hellenthal

2014 | Trauerkantate in sechs Arien | Cinema Ergo Sum | short film | Director: Pia Hellenthal

2013 | Palim Palim | Dschoint Ventschr | short film | Director: Pia Hellenthal

2010 | Ganoven | KHM Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln | short film | Director: Pia Hellenthal, Marina Klauser | director

Theatre - Selection


Pia Hellenthal diplomierte an der Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln und arbeitet als freie Autorin und Regisseurin.

Ihr Debut Searching Eva feierte seine Premiere auf der Berlinale, lief auf über 80 internationalen Film Festivals wie CPH:DOX, IDFA, Toronto, dem Museum of Moving Images New York und dem Garage Museum of Contemporary Art Moscow und wurde u.a. für den deutschen Preis der Filmkritik, dem Cinema Eye Honor for Outstanding Debut New York und den Preis für den besten deutschen Dokumentarfilm nominiert.

Neben ihren eigenen Filmen arbeitet Hellenthal als Regisseurin für Fernsehproduktionen wie der BTF Produktion How to Tatort und der Studio Zentral Produktion WIR. Kürzlich beendete sie die Dreharbeiten an der Serie LUST, welche bei Series Mania 2024 im internationalen Wettbewerb für die beste Regie nominiert ist.

Gemeinsam mit Visar Morina gründete 2023 die Produktionsfirma Firma Vicky Bane.


Pia Hellenthal works as a writer & director, with a diploma from the Academy of media arts in cologne.

Her debut SEARCHING EVA premiered at Berlinale, screened at over 80 international film festivals including CPH:DOX, IDFA, Toronto, Museum of Moving Images New York and Garage Museum of Contemporary Art Moscow and was among others nominated for the German Film Critics Award, the Cinema Eye Honor for Outstanding Debut and the German Documentary Film Award.

Next to her own projects Hellenthal works for TV, having directed the BTF Mockumentary How to Tatort and the Studio Zentral Produktion Wir. She recently finished shooting the TV Series LUST, which will be competing for best director in the 2024 Series Mania international Competition.

In 2023 she founded the production company Vicky Bane with her partner Visar Morina.