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Jonas Schreijäg

Award winning journalist and filmmaker

Jonas works as an independent investigative journalist and filmmaker, mainly for German public television. 

Jonas was awarded prestigious awards such as Grimme Award and Hanns Joachim Friedrichs Special Award and was nominated for Prix Europa. He was an Arthur Burns Fellow in Los Angeles and was awarded the Arthur F. Burns award. He likes to film with his Sony A7siii and speaks German (native), Spanish (fluent) and English (fluent).

Jonas was born in 1989 in Hechingen (Baden-Württemberg, Germany). He studied Political Science (B.A.) and Journalism (M.A.) in Freiburg, Madrid and Leipzig. While studying, Jonas worked as a freelance journalist, mainly for regional daily Schwarzwälder Bote. He was a trainee at ARD/NDR, public German television from 2016 to 2018.


Grimme Award (Writer, Director, DOP)
Hanns-Joachim-Friedrichs-Special Award
Arthur Burns Fellowship
Arthur F. Burns Award
DRK Media Award
Grimme Online Award as a part of STRG_F
Václav Havel Jury-Award, One World Film Festival Prague
Special Jury Award, Detour Film Festival Padua
NDR-Sehstern (4x)
Nomination Prix-Europa (2x)
Nomination German Podcast Award
Nomination Grimme Award
Longlist German Documentary Award
Nomination Marler Medienpreis Menschenrechte
Nomination Deutscher Menschenrechts-Filmpreis
Nomination International Music Journalism Award
Nomination Peter Scholl-Latour Award