Uli Decker

foto: Florentin Skimbiski



Uli Decker was born in the Mountains of South Bavaria in Germany.  After having spent a year living with farmers in the Amazon forest of Brazil, she studied Spanish & Portuguese Literature and Theatre & Film Studies at King's College London, Humboldt-Universität Berlin and Universidad Complutense Madrid.

She travelled extensively to different countries and that way learned most Roman languages. Accompanying her studies she worked as a freelance journalist, actress, assistent director in theatres and film productions and started to make her own films. In order to specialize on documentary filmmaking she got her Masters Degree in Creative Documentary from Universidad Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona and her specialization as a Camera Woman from Film Arche Berlin.


She lives in Berlin and works as a camera woman and filmmaker for video clips and documentaries and founded ulises films in 2012.

Filmography (selection)























ANIMA - My Father's Dresses (animation documentary - in production) - author, director, produced by Flare Film.


Hassan (short documentary, 19 min, Germany/Palestine) - director, camera, editor, producer.


Kelly (Documentary, 60 minutes, Italy) - camera and director together with Felipe Frozza, project supported by EsoDoc Athens and Leipzig 2012.


Ensaio de um Ensaio - Tempestades (essay documentary, 30 minutes, Portugal) screened at "Ananse - Festival de Cine Afro", Cali, Columbia 2016,  "Arroios Film Festival 2016", Portugal, "Mostra Internacional de Teatro de Santo André" 2016, Alentejo, Portugal, InShadow - Festival Internacional de Video, Performance e Tecnologias, Lisbon, Portugal 2015. 


TransFormation (foto and sound installation) - exhibited at "Einsprüche - Artists for a Different World" (June 2015)

Die Bucht der dicken Kinder (Video installation for theatre piece by director Cora Frost) - camera and editing


Die Mitschläferin (Short Film, 8 min, Berlin) - concept, camera, acting, directing together with Marianne Borowiek


Timeless (short film, 7 minutes, Barcelona, 2010 - author, director, camera, editor. 


Protest In The Amazon - The Fight For The Forest (TV report, 30 minutes, Brazil, broadcasted in German TV WDR, 3sat, Phoenix 2009) - co-author, camera, sound.