Lena Vurma is a Swiss producer based in Berlin. She graduated at the prestigious film school dffb (German Film- and Television Academy Berlin) and won the Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Foundation with the animation film THE LITTLE RED PAPER SHIP. Her first feature LOST PLACE, a mystery-thriller in 3D and Dolby Atmos was theatrically released by Warner Bros and got her the nomination for the newcomer producer award by First Steps 2014.
She graduated in October 2015 at eave European Producers Workshop with her feature film GHOSTS OF INDIA – an international co-production in packaging.
She produced the debut movie of Indian director Dipesh Jain IN THE SHADOWS which had its world premier at the Busan Int Film Festival October 2017. Her current film in financing is the adaptation of the autobiography ADVENTURES OF A MATHEMATICIAN by Stanislaw Ulam - a German-Polish-Canadian co-production supported by the German-Polish Film Fund, Polish Film Institute & the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
Lena is a Tribeca Film Institute and Film Independent Alumni.
She is also Head of Acquisitions for German independent film distributor NFP m&d and acquired titles such as MAUDIE, THE BRAND NEW TESTAMENT, THE LUNCHBOX and THE SALT OF THE EARTH.