1958: Born in Gemünden, Germany.


1976 - 1985: Studies drama and social sciences in Erlangen.


1980 - 1990: Foundation of a group of independent filmmakers. Self-taught training as author, director, cameraman and editor of documentary films.


1983: Foundation of the Reiner Holzemer Film Production. Until now, more than 35 documentary films and artist portraits have been developed and produced for national and international markets. William Eggleston, Juergen Teller, August Sander, Walker Evans, René Burri, Robert Lebeck, Thomas Höpker, Magnum Photos, Dries Van Noten and Martin Margiela are examples of those.


1985 - 1993: Reiner Holzemer teaches at the State Technical University in Nuremberg.


Since 1985 Regular participation in international documentary film festivals, e.g. the Internationale Filmfestspiele, Berlin. The artists' portraits have also been shown at renowned museums worldwide such as the Metropolitan Museum of Arts in NYC. 


Since 1990 Constant cooperation with Thomas Schadt, documentary Filmmaker and Director of the Film Academy Ludwigsburg.


1999: Warded the city of Nuremberg´s Culture Grant.


Since 1993 Conception, development and direction of more than 250 commercials on a national and international base.


Since 2002 Member by appointment of the German Society for Photography.