Niklas was born in Berlin in 1985 and gained experience on several film and TV productions before he started his cinematography studies at the Filmuniversity Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF.
After his graduation in 2012 Niklas J. Hoffmann worked as second DP for director ANDREAS DRESEN on ALS WIR TRÄUMTEN (D/F 2015), which premiered and competed at the Berlinale 2015 and also TIMM THALER (D 2016), which will premiere in Cinemas late 2016.
Furthermore he was the second DP on 24 WOCHEN (D 2016/ Director: Anna Zohra Berrached) which premiered at the Berlinale 2016 (section competition).
In 2015 he received the award “Best Cinematography” for the short film ER UND SIE at the Sunscreen Film Festival West and the Russian International Film Festival.
In April 2016 he was Member of the Short Film Jury at the 45th SEHSÜCHTE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL.