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Lisa Violetta Gass was born in Bingen in 1984. Until her final exams at secondary-school in 2003 she worked as an assistant director at the Hessian State Theater in Wiesbaden. In 2002 as an intern at SFB1 she gained knowledge on how to promote trailer, in 2003 at Korndörfer and Smets about editing them. For the film „Kampfansage“ produced by Action Concept Lisa Violetta worked as Dolly Operator. In 2004 she held a job as assistant director trainee for the detective series „Ein Fall für zwei“ and started to work as assistant director for various projects at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin. From 2006 to 2009 Lisa Violetta studied directing at ifs internationale filmschule köln and participated in the mentorprogram at AV-Gründerzentrum NRW. Afterwards she went to EFA Master Class RUHR and started to work as Project Coordinator for the project »One Fine Day Filmworkshops« initiated by Tom Tykwer. In 2013 she was participant of Berlinale Talents. From 2014-2017 Lisa Violetta taught directing and dramaturgy at schauspielfabrik in Berlin. She participated at EURODOC 2015 in NRW with her documentary TRANSIT/THE VOLUNTARY SLAVE, for which she received the Gerd Ruge scholarship of Film- und Medienstiftung NRW in 2014, FFA script development funding in 2015 and MEDIA development funding in 2016. In 2017 she worked as Voice-Over-Director for several films. In 2018 Lisa Violetta worked as assiatant director for Rudi Schmid – Fliegendes Theater Berlin during the development of the new stage play »Berührungen«. She likewise participated in Tim Gardes workshop »Chubbuck and Choices« aswell as in Jens Roths sourcetuning-workshop »Boost your character«. In summer 2019 Lisa Violetta Gass co-directed »Berührungen with Rudi Schmid for Fliegendes Theater (premiere in august 2019) and started to direct the stage play »Im Bett« which premiered later in january 2020 in Zürich (CH) at Keller 62. It was performed again in january 2021 at Schauspielhaus Zürich (CH). In 2020 she directed the stage play Wo ist mein Schirm? for children at Fliegendes Theater, which premiered in september 2020. Most recently she participated in the artist residency »Countdown Grabowsee« 2022.

Meanwhile Lisa Violetta is developing and shooting her own film projects:

7 YEARS – long-term documentary founded by: Gerd Ruge scholarship of Film- und Medienstiftung NRW in 2014, FFA script development funding in 2015 and MEDIA development funding in 2016 // shooting 2013-2020 // now in postproduction

FINE – feature film with scriptwriter Marcus Seibert // in development


A Promised Rose Garden 2013

Exberliner Film Award – achtung berlin – new berlin film award 2014

Golden Stork – Wendland Shorts 2014

Best Student Film – Kolkata Shorts International Film Festival 2014

REMI AWARD – 48th Worldfest Houston – Houston Int’l Film Festival 2015

Best Editing Award – Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival 2015

Audience Award – Flimmerzimmer #15 2015

Die besten Filme des letzten Jahrzehnts 

Gisberta 2009

Seal of Approval: Highly Recommended and Best Short Film Of The Month Januar 2011 by German Film and Media Evaluation Board

Best Script Award – International Student Film Festival Tel Aviv

Best German Film – interfilm festival berlin

Audience Award – Wiesbaden Spezial – exground filmfest

Audience Award – International Film&Video Festival of Beijing Film Academy 2010

Since 2015 Lisa Violetta is a member of Filmbüro NW. She joined ProQuote Film in 2018.

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