Nora Fingscheidt was born in 1983 in Germany and spent her youth partly in Argentina. From 2003 onward she participated in the development of the self-organized film school filmArche in Berlin. At the same time, she completed her training as an acting coach under Sigrid Andersson. 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 narrative film debut, SYSTEM CRASHER, premiered at Berlinale 2019, where it won a Silver Bear (Alfred Bauer Award), won eight German Film Awards, and was Germany’s entry for the Oscars in 2020. Nora directed THE UNFORGIVABLE, a Netflix feature starring Sandra Bullock which will premiere December 2021. She continues to work both in documentary and narrative, as well as with full-length films and shorts.