* February 23rd, 1947 in Hamburg, † October 25th, 2021 in Berlin
In deepest grief, we announce the untimely death of our beloved Uta.
The NIPKOW PROGRAMM has not only lost its creator and founder - the entire "Nipkow Community", its extensive network and many other friends have lost a guiding light.
Uta was both the figurehead of a ship navigating its creative passengers through the boundless waters of the global film industry and an illuminating force for everyone who ever met her. Gentle, soft-spoken and contemplative in her presence and approach, she offered undaunted orientation, candour and fidelity to all those seeking advice and support — not only with regard to their work projects but even concerning personal matters.
In her life, Uta approached each human being as an individual and saw in everyone a uniqueness deserving of expression. Herself a "one-of-a-kind", she provided motivation and inspiration to so many. Though Uta is no longer amongst us, her spirit will continue to accompany the „Nipkow Family“.
The world cinema has lost a great voice.
* 29. 5. 1965 in Dushanbe † 21. 4. 2015 in Berlin
We mourn the loss of a dear friend and devoted fellow, a "pioneer" of the NIPKOW PROGRAMM, whose participation in the very first session of the programme back in 1992 - with which he brought his characteristic unconventional ideas, fantastic visions and fiery determination - not only helped to make NIPKOW become what it is today but also lent world cinema one of its unique voices.We will never forget his insights, his humour, his generosity of spirit, his kindness and his endlessly fascinating anecdotes loaded with both the fanciful and the commonplace.He has left an indelible mark on the NIPKOW PROGRAMM…
We will always cherish the memory of our dear colleague Kjeld Veirup who passed away on 31st August 2013.
He was a highly respected, generous and beloved teacher and mentor who moved and motivated many over the years. With his passion and commitment, he knew how to encourage others to trust themselves to hear their inner voice.
We miss him greatly, but he will continue to inspire us.