Nora Fingscheidt was born in Braunschweig in 1983 and spent her childhood in Germany and Argentina. From 2003 onwards she supported the development of the self-organized film school filmArche in Berlin. At the same time, she completed her training as an acting coach by Sigrid Andersson. 2008-2017 Nora studied fiction directing at the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg. Her graduation film, the full-length documentary "Without this world" about a conservative Mennonite colony in Argentina, won the Max Ophüls Prize and First Steps Award in 2017. Her fiction debut "System crasher" premiered at Berlinale 2019 where it won a Silver Bear (Alfred Bauer Award).