Petra Lataster-Czisch (1954, Dessau) is filmmaker, writer and teacher. Petra grew up in East Germany. She studied script writing and film sciences. In 1981 she moved to the Netherlands. Together with her partner, Peter Lataster, she is directing documentaries, shorts and dance films since 1989. Their films have won several national and international awards, among them three National Netherlands Film Awards and three IDFA awards. “Not Without You” (2010) won the award Best Dutch Feature Documentary at the National Film Festival in 2011. “Awake in a Bad Dream” (2013), a film about women diagnosed with breast cancer, was awarded Best Dutch Documentary at IDFA of 2013. “Miss Kiet’s Children” (2016), featuring a school class for refugee children and their teacher Kiet, was selected for the Feature Length Competition of IDFA 2016 and received awards nationally and internationally. It was one the most successful arthouse film in the Netherlands that year with more than 65000 visitors. Petra and Peter’s latest film which is included in the 3x3 section dedicated to 3 films of Petra Lataster-Czisch in Documentarist this year, “Journey Through Our World” (2022) was selected for the IDFA international competition and received the awards for Best Dutch Film and Best Editing. Since 2020 Petra is a member of the Oscar Academy.