Caroline Pitzen (*1986 in Berlin) is a filmmaker and artist. She is interested in forms of representation of reality and the uncovering of history(ies). She develops her works, which move between the poles of document and fiction, in research-based, long-term processes and often in close collaboration with other people.
She studied cultural and social sciences in Frankfurt/Oder and Madrid as well as art and media at the Berlin University of the Arts under Thomas Arslan. From 2005 to 2019 she worked for the Berlinale Forum, including as a program consultant from 2011. She is a co-founder of Atelier Izola, a project space for interdisciplinary artists and scientists, and part of OKNO, a collective for film productions and artistic collaborations.
Her feature film debut "FREIZEIT oder: das gegenteil von nichtstun" celebrated its world premiere in 2021 at the Woche der Kritik/Berlin Critics' Week as well as its international premiere in the competition of Cinéma du Réel in Paris and was subsequently shown at numerous festivals worldwide.
She has been teaching artistic (documentary) film since 2016, including as part of the international film education program Cinema en curs and as an artistic-scientific lecturer at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg. Since April 2022 she has been an artistic researcher in the film department at the HfG Offenbach.