Curriculum Vitae

Name: York Neudel

Activities: Photographer and Producer

Mail: cactusandhedgehog[at]


York was born in 1977 in Germany. In 2002 he finished his law studies in Jena, Thuringia and worked afterwards during six years in different commercial-, television- and German cinema-projects in light-departments, as a director of photography and still photographer.
Between 2006 and 2010 he studied cinematography in Dortmund, Germany and at the International Film school in San Antonio de los Baños in Cuba and got his Master Degree in Visual Anthropology in 2014 in Ecuador.
As a cinematographer he worked for shortfilms such as “Musicbox” and “La tarea” that won prices in Germany (Lakino, Berlin, 2011), Argentina (First Price, Women in Focus, Buenos Aires, 2011), Cuba (Premio "El Almacén de la Imagen", Camagüey, 2010; Premio Cortometraje del Jurado de la Prensa Cubana, Festival de Cine Pobre Humberto Solás, Gibarra) and Portugal (Special Mention ESAP, Oporto, 2011). His first feature film “The Man Who Always Did His Part” was officially selected by Doculab 1.0 Costa Rica, Doculab 7, Guadalajara and Docs Barcelona+Medellín, to Pitching Documental at DocMontevideo, V. Workshop by Ibermedia in Guatemala in 2016, to Puerto Lab at the International Filmfestival in Cartagena, Colombia in 2017 and won the National Film Fund for post-production at the end of 2015.
Since 2013, York Neudel is a member of the selection committee of the Ecuadorian documentary-festival EDOC and since 2017 Head of Programming of EDOC. He also was a member of the jury of the First Festival of the House of Cultures in Quito and currently works as an assistant professor of cinematography at the University of America (UDLA) in Quito, Ecuador.


The man who always did his part

Documentary Film, 94min, 2017
Participaton at DocuLab 1.0, San José, Costa Rica, 2013
Selection at RoughCut Docs Medellín-Barcelona, Colombia, 2014
Participaton at DocuLab 7, Guadalajara, Mexico, 2015
Participaton at Pitching Documental, DocMontevideo, 2016
Participaton at V Workshop by Ibermedia in La Antigua, Guatemala, 2016
Participaton at Puerto Lab of the 57° International Filmfestival of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, 2017
Winner of Postproduction Funding by CNCINE-Ecuador, 2015


2013, Experimental, 3 Minutes, color
Screening at DANUBE - VideoArt Festival 2013 - Austria

Three gospels and one apocalypse

(work in progress), Documentary, 60 Minutes, color


2010, Documentary, 22 Minutes, color
Special Mention of the Jury at the 8th Mostra Internacional de Filmes de Escolas de Cinema de Porto
Screenings at International festivals in Cuba (Gibara, Santiago Ávarez, Muestra Joven), Brazil (Bahia, Sao Paulo), Guatemala (Ícaro), Bolivia (FENAVID), Peru (FENACO), Ecuador (EDOC), Colombia (13 Muestra Internacional), Argentina (Mar del Plata, DOC BsAs), Gran Bretaña (London), Belgic (Brussels), Germany (Kassel), Italy (Ca’ Foscari Cinema), Spain (DocumentaMadrid).

Belly of the whale

Documentary, 12 Minutes, color
Screening at Alucine - Toronto, Canada 2010

La tarea

2009, Documentary, 31 Minutes, color

La soledad del Hormiguero

2010, Short-Fiction, 10 Minutes, color