Eibe Maleen Krebs (b.1982) is a photographer and film maker born and based in Hamburg, Germany. She graduated from her studies in photography at the University of Applied Science in Hamburg in October 2008. For her final project, she traveled through Australia for six months to collect photographic and filmic material, in order to create a documentary film and book. The latter, illustrated, is called Haus Vogelsang‘; the name of the film is Looking Forward - Looking Back. (87 min).

Afterwards she worked as freelance photographer and film maker. Since October 2010, Eibe Maleen Krebs pursued a Master of Fine Arts at the University of Fine Arts (HFBK) in Hamburg with a focus on film. In spring 2014, she finished photographic work, an illustrated book and her final film, Vom Hören Sagen (Hearsay, 65 min.). It is a filmic and photographic approach to the perceptual world of the visual and the blind.

In 2014, she was awarded the Wim Wenders stipend to develop a screenplay for her first feature film. Junafilm produced this movie, with her as director. The movie has been filmed and finished in 2017 and is called DRAUSSEN IN MEINEM KOPF. The main protagonists are Samuel Koch and Nils Hohenhövel. The film was supported by ZDF - Das kleine Fernsehspiel, ARTE, FFHSH and the Film und Medien Stiftung NRW.
The world premiere was on the 39. Max Ophüls Preis Festival in January 2018.

Additionally, for the last 6 years, Eibe Maleen Krebs has been curating the short film festival, “KLAPPE AUF!”, with a group of artists in Hamburg, Germany.


2015 C.A.R. Contempory Art Ruhr, Essen
2014 P/ART producers artfair, Hamburg
2014 Graduation Exhibition at the HFBK, University of Fine Arts of Hamburg, Germany
2012 24 Stunden Duldungsstarre, Group Exhibition, Lokal e.v., Hamburg
2011 German Angst, 5. Triennale der Fotografie, Hamburg
2011 Nikita Neufeld & Guests, Kunsthalle Göppingen
2010 Schuster Photo Gallery “Die letzten ihrer Art“, Berlin
2010 Fotodiplome, Die letzten ihrer Art, Armgartstraße, HAW Hamburg
2009 Down Under – Deutsche Auswanderer in Australien – BallinStadt das Auswanderer Museum, Hamburg
2009 Kleiderzeitreise – Mode um 1900 – Museum for Arts and Crafts, Hamburg
2009 Schwerelos – Lange Nacht der Museen – Museum for the History of Hamburg
2007 Frauenbilder, Young Fashion Design – Museum for Arts and Crafts, Hamburg
2007 ROOMS, Young Fashion Design – Museum for Arts and Crafts, Hamburg
2007 Echolot: Grimms Märchen, Art Photography – Icon Gallery, Berlin

  • 39. Max Ophüls Preis, Saarbrücken
  • 9. Kirchliches Filmfestival Recklinghausen

Vom Hören Sagen, Hearsay, 65 min.
  • Biennial Conference of the Finnish Anthropological Society
  • Ethnographisches Filmfestival, Trier
  • FILMZ Festival des deutschen Kinos in Mainz
  • 56. Nordische Filmtage, Lübeck
  • Document 12 Film Festival, Glasgow
  • Ethnographischen Filmtage des Instituts für Ethnologie und Kulturwissenschaft, Bremen
  • 3. Marburg International Ethnografic Filmfestival, One with a movie camera
  • KLAPPE AUF! Filmfestival, Hamburg
  • SOLE LUNA FESTIVAL IX Edition, Palermo and Treviso
  • Göttingen International Ethnographic Film Festival

Interferencen, 9 min.
  • ‚Beyond Retro Realism’, European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück
  • Nikita Neufeld & Guests, Kunsthalle Göppingen

Looking forward – Looking back, 87 min.
  • Premiere Magazin Kino, Hamburg

Alter Ego, 9 min.
  • nominated for the 9. up-and-coming, international young film makers award, Hannover
  • Video der Generationen Short Film Festival, Ludwigsburg
  • Kurzfilmfunk Film Festival, Hamburg

Haar Schaf vorbei, 6 min.
  • clay animation film

2018 Max Ophüls Preis, Preis der Jugendjury
2014 Wim Wenders Stipend
2014 ‚Vom Hören Sagen‘ rated as particularly valuable
2014 ‚Vom Hören Sagen‘ Einstein Prize SOLE LUNA FESTIVAL IX Edition, Palermo
2011 Freundeskreis der HFBK Stipend
2007 3. prize – Video der Generationen Short Film, Alter Ego

2014 ‚Vom Hören Sagen‘ published by Eibe Maleen Krebs
2008 ‚Haus Vogelsang‘ published by Eibe Maleen Krebs, 1st edition, 56 copies
2007 ‚Modefotografie‘ published by Eibe Maleen Krebs, 1st edition, 50 copies