The Sleeping Tiger is: Nataša von Kopp


I was born in Baden-Baden and grew up in Germany, Czechoslovakia and Japan. Since 2008 I work as an independent filmmaker, photographer, teacher of film and film history and I make film and photography workshops with children, mainly at the Akademie der Künste, Berlin.
Since few years I also like to translate books from Czech to German.

1995-2001 East Asian art and Japanese studies at the Heidelberg University (Magister Artrium)
1996 Japanese studies and history of art at the Charles University Prague
1997-1999 media and film theory, animation and editing the the HFG University Karlsruhe
From 2001 until 2006 film studies, directing documentary at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg (Diploma)

2000 scholarship holder at the Dr. Seckel Stiftung
2001-2005 scholarship holder at the Markel Stiftung
2005 scholarship holder for a Hollywood workshop at the UCLA
2007: “Best Documentary“ award at the Filmschau Baden-Württemberg for WORLDSTAR.
Shadow Fes3val, Dioraphte Shadow Audience Award for WORLDSTAR.
Festval dei Popoli Firenze, Giampaolo Paoli Award for the best etno- antropological film for WORLDSTAR.
DokumentArt, Neubrandenburg, audience award for WORLDSTAR.
2008 Temps d’images award for films on art, Portugal: Award for the best film & Award for the film which reflects best the importance of art in life and society. award for WORLDSTAR.
7th European film Mee3ngs in Vannes, Conseil General – Award for WORLDSTAR.
Magnificient 7, Belgrad, award für den Dokumentarfilm WORLDSTAR.
2008 scholarship holder at the Academy of Arts in Berlin
2009 Filmfund des Filmprojekts Future Works durch SWR und MFG Filmförderung Baden- Württemberg.
2012 participant at the EX Oriente workshop with „Soilmania – Looking for the right place“ – a long time project renamed in “Roads and Toads”.
2020 scholarship holder at the FU European Journalistic Fellowship
2021 Neustart Kultur scholarship

FILMS (excerpt)
2005 Schwejking
2007 diploma work WORLDSTAR.
2007 Die Wege der Frau U.
2008 Die AEG sagt Geh
2011 film FUTURE WORKS.
2011-2013 7 portraits of young artists at the Akademie der Künste
2013 Truthbox
10 portraits of authors
Roads and Toads in production
2014 Áda and Elfi in production
2017 Ethnic Picnic
Romantic reloaded, film for the Runge Museum in Wolgast
Ich kann mein Leben nicht in einem Satz sagen.
2020 Staffelfilm
KMA Crossmedia project
2021 Ausflugszeit, Film for Kunstwelten, Akademie der Künste
On My Way, film for Kunstwelten, Akademie der Künste

2006-2011 teaching film at the Pforzheim Fachhochschule
2012-2024 film and photography workshops at the Akademie der Künste, Kunstwelten. Being part of the project “Ein Traum von Anklam” which was nominated for the BKM Preis – Kulturelle Bildung 2013.
2019 – 2024 film courses at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg and Hochschule Darmstadt
2017 – 2024 regular translations from Czech literature to German

original Sleeping Tiger:

The Sleeping Tiger was invented while working on the short film SCHWEJKING, the label was designed by Derek Roczen who also designed the character of Schwejk.

The new Tiger is designed by Anders Bergesen (Superultraplus) who also designed the “Worldstar” and “Future Works” posters and DVD covers.