Ines Sommer

Ines Sommer is a Chicago-based documentary filmmaker, who frequently collaborates with other filmmakers as a cinematographer.

Ines' camera work has been featured in several productions for Chicago's legendary Kartemquin Films, including Maria Finitzo's Peabody Award-winning Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incognita and Joanna Rudnick's Emmy-nominated In the Family. She shot on two PBS Frontline programs directed by Marian Marzynski and a number of Kindling Group documentaries: A Doula Story: On the Frontlines of Teen Pregnancy, "The Calling" , and the forthcoming @home. Other recent credits include Mary Fishman's A Band of Sisters, Ethan Bensinger's Refuge: Stories of the Selfhelp Home, and Pamela Sherrod Anderson's award-winning The Curators of Dixon School, which Ines shot and co-produced.

Ines' recent directing credits include the feature-length human rights documentary Beneath the Blindfold, which was named "Best Political Documentary of 2012" by the Chicago Reader's Ben Sachs. Besides making films, Ines has a longstanding interest in engaging audiences with independent cinema and has held positions as a film programmer and film festival director. Ines has taught film/video production at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, and elsewhere.

Films by Ines Sommer

In the Game 2015
Directors of Cinematography
Hard Earned 2015
Cinematography
The School Project 2014
Directors of Photography
The Homestretch 2014
thank you
In the Family 2008
Cinematography
Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incognita 2007
Director of Photography