Štěpán Altrichter was born in 1981 in Brno. He studied philosophy and psychology at the Freie Universität Berlin. In 2005-2006 he studied directing at the Filmarche Berlin and in 2006 he was accepted at Prague's FAMU and HFF Potsdam-Babelsberg. In 2013 he graduated from HFF Potsdam-Babelsberg. During his studies he worked on film projects in Germany, the Czech Republic, Peru, Turkey, China and Iran.
He made several short films for ARD and ZDF. He has won a number of awards for his documentary film 'Aleyna - Little Miss Neukölln', including a prize for the best German TV movie for children. His feature-length debut, 'Schmitke', premiered at the Busan 2014 International Film Festival and won many awards (among others Best Film Debut at Cottbus Film Festival, 2 Czech Lions for Best Music and Best Sound, Film Critics Award for Discovery of the Year). 'Schmitke' was theatrically released in Germany and the Czech Republic in 2015.
DAFilms.com is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.
Sign up to receive regular updates on our film program:
By signing up for the newsletter, I hereby consent to receiving commercial communications by electronic means and to all relevant personal data processing required for the purpose of sending the Doc-Air Distribution s.r.o. newsletter. I hereby confirm that I have read and familiarized myself with the Principles of Personal Data Processing and that I consent to the text therein. I also hereby acknowledge the rights specified herein, including, without limitation, the right to submit objections against direct marketing techniques.