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Martina was born 12 minutes after Monika. Growing up in the little town Neuwied, the twins started filming at the age of 11. They shot horror films. About 70 films of various genres followed up to the Abitur. And Martina quickly realized that directing is her absolute passion.

After graduating from high school, internships and jobs in various cinema and TV productions. From winter semester 07/08 he studied "Media Arts" at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne. 2011 spent a year abroad at the Escuela Internacional de Ciné y Television in Cuba and shot the short film A QUE NO TE ATREVES. 2012 Returned to Cuba (together with Monika) to shoot the diploma film CUBA LIBRE, a 90-minute documentary about the underground music scene in Havana. In 2012 Martina began her directing studies at the Hamburg Media School, which she completed in 2014 with a Master of Fine Arts.

In spring 2015, Martina shot her debut film, the black comedy VORSTADTROCKER, which premiered at the Hamburg Film Festival and won the Biber for best TV film at the 37th Biberach Film Festival. In 2017, the North German western 13 UHR MITTAGS followed and shortly afterwards the ZDFneo sitcom TANKEN. This was followed by the 3rd feature film, a FRIESLAND crime thriller and most recently the children's feature film MEIN LOTTA LEBEN 2. It is expected to hit the cinemas in late summer 2022.

Besides directing, writing is Martina's second great passion. 

* 12.12.1985

born in Neuwied


2021 / 2022  MY LOTTA LIFE 2
(cinema, 85 min, director: Martina Plura / Dagstarfilm, favorite film, Wildbunch)


2021   LAST TRACK BERLIN  (3  Follow)

ZDF, 3x45 min / director: Martina Plura /  Odeon Fiction

2019/2020   ELLA BEAUTIFUL (2 feature films)
ZDF, 2x 90 minutes /
  Director: Holger Hase / Dreamtool

2019/2020   FRIESLAND – “Out of Control”
ZDF, 90 minutes /
  Director: Martina Plura / Warner Bros.  

2019   SOKO Hamburg (3 episodes)
ZDF, 3×45 min / Director: Sven Nagel / Network Movie

2019   LAST TRACK BERLIN (2 episodes)
ZDF, 2x45 min / Nova Film

2018/2019   TOO FAR AWAY
  90 minutes /  Director: Sarah Winkenstette / Weydemann Bros.

2015-2018   SERENADE FOR FANNY  Cinema, documentary, 90 min./ Director: Monique Marmodée

2017   1 PM
ARD, Western, 90 minutes /  Director: Martina Plura / Telefilm aspect  

ARD, 90 min / director: Philip Koch, B camera + 2nd unit

2016     SOKO Munich (4 episodes)
ZDF, 4×45 min. / Director: Till Müller-Edenborn

NDR, 90 min / Director: Martina Plura / Weydeman

2015     Police call 110 – turning manoeuvre
ZDF, 90 min / director: Eoin Moore, B camera + 2nd unit

filmography  (Abstract)




Molodist Film Festival “Teen Screen Awards” 

Zurich Int. Film Festival “Prize of the Children’s Jury” 

Rascal Int. film festival  "Prize of the Ecumenical Jury" Schlingel Int. Film Festival “Children and Youth Film Prize

of the Goethe-Institut"

Film On Brussels Festival  “CIFEJ Awards”

Oulu International Children's and Youth Film Festival

"ECFA AWARD" European Children's Film Association"  


37th Biberbach Film Festival "Best TV Movie"

Opening film at the Lünen Cinema Festival 2015 

30th Husum Film Days 2015 

Premiere Filmfest Hamburg 2015  


Swikos Short Film Festival 2015,  Basel "Prize Best Director"

36th Max Ophüls Prize 2015  

37th Biberach Film Festival  

3rd Bosphorus Film Festival – Istanbul  

Shorts at Moonlight 2015 – Hofheim  

9th Five Lakes Film Festival  2015 – Gilching  

Busho 2015 International Short Film Festival, Budapest  

Tetova International Film Festival 2015 – Tetova


International Hofer Filmtage, German premiere  

Fort Myers Film Festival – Florida, US premiere  

Berlin Short Film Festival

Shorts at Moonlight – Hofheim  


12th Vancouver International Women in Film Festival Canada "Winner - Best Cinematography" -

Rating "Particularly valuable"  

37th Max Ophüls Festival

49th Hof International Film Festival

3rd Film Festival Kitzbuehl  

20th Portobello Film Festival, London

Indian Cinema Film Festival, Mumbai  

10th Festival Int. de Curtmetratges Mas Sorrer, Barcelona  

57th Nordic Film Days, Lübeck


14th Festival International du Court Métrage, France,  "Best International Short Film"

Academy of Fine Arts Film Festival 2014, Naples, "Best Screenplay"

25th Young Film Festival finished, "Best Film"

  ÉCU European Independent Film Festival 2014 – Paris

"Best Acting"

Max Ophüls Festival 2014  

Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes, Lima, Peru

7th Ecologico International Film Festival 2014, Italy

Srebrena Traka Short Film Festival, Bosnia

34th VGIK International Student Festival 2014, Moscow  

Diessen short film festival on Lake Ammer

12th Asian International Short Film Festival, Seoul, Korea

European Competition – Festival in Dijon 2014, France

65th Montecatini Short Film Festival  2014,Florence, Italy

Sale of film rights to HBO

6th Wordless International Short Film Festival 2014,  Sydney - Australia

XVIII. 2014 Guanajuato International Film Festival, Mexico

54th Zlin Film Festival 2014, Czech Republic

  XIV Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes Cine a la calle 2014, Barranquilla, Colombia

and much more

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