Willi Böhm studied cinematography at the renowned FILMAKADEMIE Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. He was also awarded a scholarship, which enabled him to take part in an one year exchange programme at the prestigious National Polish Film school ‘PWSFTviT’ in Lodz.
In 2006 he received the ‘International Film Award For Best Cinematography’ at the Los Angeles International Film & Video Festival for his work on the film ‘Not Far Away’. A year later, the film ‘Catharsis’, which was his first collaboration with the Spanish director Daniel Chamorro, won over 40 awards at international film festivals. In 2008 he added his instinctive sense of visual narrative to the documentary ‘Nowhere.Kosovo’ which went on to win the ‘Max-Ophüls’ prize for best documentary feature in 2010. In 2014 he shot the French-German co-production "Im Sommer wohnt er unten" which was the opening film of "Perspektive Deutsches Kino" at the 2015 BERLINALE.
Willi Böhm has worked with a wide range of notable directors and has shot feature films, documentaries, music videos and commercials across the globe. He is fluent in German and English and has a working knowledge of Polish and Spanish.
In addition to working as a freelance director of photography and editor, Willi Böhm is also a photographer and currently resides in Berlin.