cast & crew

Annette Apitz

Annette Apitz has been making films since high school. She remembers watching "Jules and Jim" in her film class and thinking, "This is what I want to do." So she went ahead and made her first video. She fell in love and hasn't stopped making films since.
After getting her B.A. in Film from McGill University, Annette lived for six years in Berlin, Germany. In Berlin she worked as an editor for TF1 and Rias-TV, as well as in sales and development at The Coproduction Office (where she worked on Lars von Trier's "Europa") and as an associate producer at zero film.
She returned to film school at Columbia University, where she got her M.F.A. in Film. Her short films have screened at the Tribeca Film Festival, the Hamptons Film Festival, the Palm Springs International Film Festival, the Karlovy Vary Film Festival, the BBC British Short Film Festival, the Florida Film Festival, PBS, HBO, and MoMA, among many others. For her short "A River in India," Annette received the New Line Cinema Award at Columbia and won awards at the Austin Film Festival, the Crested Butte Reel Fest, and Film Fest New Haven. Her film "Alaska" won a Rosebud award, and her experimental short "The Visit" won a Director's Citation Award from the Black Maria Film Festival. Her script for "Fighting Fish" was a Sundance Lab Finalist and was in the Top 50 at Chesterfield. "Fighting Fish" is Annette's feature film debut.
Annette has written for various documentary series and feature films, and is a video producer. Her documentary on the artist Kit Keith screened at the 2014 St. Louis International Film Festival. She is currently writing and co-writing two scripts.