Susanna Salonen

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Susanna Salonen was born in Finnland in 1966 and she was raised mostly in Germany. After working in lighting and camera departments for several years, she has been working as documentary camerawoman since 1996. Several films were shown on  reknown film festivals, e.g. the Berlin film festival. Besides camerawork, she also directs. Her fictional debut as a director, Patong Girl, won the prestigious „Grimme“ Award in Germany.


Finnish (fluent) | English (fluent) | French (basic) | some Swedish | some Japanese

Special Skills

Scuba diving (PADI Instructor) | Drone

Selected Credits

Arctic Drift | feature documentary | D: Philipp Griess, Ashley Morris | P: Ufa show & factual & Freemantle | Germany, UK | 2021

Die große Reise, Seyran Ates…  | feature documentary | D: Güner Balci | P: Tellux / ZDF | Germany |2017

North Korea between… | feature documentary | D: Carmen Butta | P: Hanfgarn & Ufer | Germany | 2013

The Ayrans | feature documentary | D: Mo Asumang | P: Hanfgarn & Ufer | Germany | 2012

Beziehungsweisen | feature documentary | D: Calle Overweg | P: 3sat | Germany | 2010

Man For A Day | feature documentary | D: Katarina Peters | P: Katarina Peters | Germany | 2010

Red & Blues | feature documentary | D: S.Salonen | P: Hanfgarn & Ufer | Germany | 2006



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