Nora Fingscheidt Biography

Nora Fingscheidt is a screenwriter and filmmaker from Germany. She has competed in the Max Ophuls prize film festival for short films since 2011, receiving the prize in 2017 for Without This World. Currently, she is known for her directorship in The Unforgivable.

Early Life

Nora Fingscheidt was born in the year 1983 in Brunswick. She comes from a family where no one has ever been an artist. Nora is a Hamburg-based actress who lives with her family. Her ethnicity is white. She has not disclosed information about her family or siblings yet.

Nora went to school in both Braunschweig and Buenos Aires. Fingscheidt studied scenic direction at the Baden-Wurttemberg Film Academy from 2008 to 2017. She ran a film school in Berlin on her own. Sigrid Andersson is teaching her how to direct actors at the same time. Nora relocated to Berlin in 2003 after completing her schooling, which included a year in Argentina and work experience at the Brunswick Theater. She enrolled at Freie Universitat in Berlin to study Latin American Studies, Journalism, and Law.

Nora Fingscheidt Career

Nora was a key figure in the establishment of the film Arche, Europe’s largest self-organized film school for screenwriting, direction, cinematography, cutting/editing, and production. She served on the board of directors, developed youth projects, and was an active member of NISI MASA, a European network. As if that wasn’t enough, she also completed a one-and-a-half year acting coach training program in Sigrid’s studio.

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Synkope, her short film, was nominated for the German Short Film Prize in 2011 and won an honorable mention at the Dresden Film Festival in 2012. For the short films Zwischen den Zeilen, Bruderlein, and Die Lizenz, Fingscheidt got more invites to the Max Ophuls Prize. She received the award in 2017 for her graduation film, Without This World, a documentary on the lives of Argentine Mennonites. Fingscheidt was nominated for the Alfred Bauer Prize and the Berliner Morgenpost Reader’s Jury Prize for her film System Crasher, which she won at the 69th Berlinale in 2019. Germany submitted System Crasher for Best International Feature Film at the 2020 Academy Awards, but it was not selected for the shortlist.

Nora Fingscheidt’s upcoming drama film on Netflix which has got a lot of public attention ‘The Unforgivable’ is written by Peter Craig, Hillary Seitz, and Courtenay Miles is based on the 2009 British miniseries Unforgiven written by Sally Wainwright. The film stars Sandra Bullock as a woman who attempts to rebuild her life after serving time in prison for committing a violent crime. It will be the first English-language production for Fingscheidt after her debut German-language feature System Crasher about a problematic violent nine-year-old girl who is a danger to herself and those around her.

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Nora Fingscheidt Biography

Real Name Nora Fingscheidt
Birth Date 17 February 1983
Age (as of 2021) 38 Years
Birth Place Brunswick, Germany
Nationality German
Profession Director
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Aquarius

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 7” – in Centimeters – 170 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 60 kg  –  in Pounds –  132 lbs
Shoe Size 7 (U.S.)
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Blue
Body Type Slim




College Film Academy Baden-Württemberg GmbH

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Husband Not Known
Children One

Personal Life

Currently, she is not married. She doesn’t have a boyfriend. We don’t know much about her previous relationships or engagements. She has a son, according to our records, but little is known about him.

Nora Fingscheidt Net Worth

Nora Fingscheidt makes the majority of her money as a director and screenwriter. Her net worth is reported to be between $1 and $5 million dollars.


  • Sandra Bullock will be directed by Nora Fingscheidt in Netflix’s untitled feature film remake of ‘Unforgiven.’
  • Her critically acclaimed film System Crasher is one of her most well-known works.
  • She has a combination of black and brown hair and has grey eyes.
  • She is an animal lover and got pets named Benjamin-Lew, Miranda July, and Julia Jelinek.

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