Daniel Kötter

Daniel Kötter



Born in 1975, Daniel Kötter is an international filmmaker and director. His works alternate between different media and institutional contexts, combining experimental cinematic techniques with performative and documentary elements. They are showcased worldwide at numerous film and video art festivals, galleries, theaters, and concert halls.

His documentaries are crafted in collaboration with artists and local communities. From 2014 to 2018, he collaborated with forty African and Chinese artists on the research, exhibition, and film project CHINAFRIKA. The documentary resulting from this collaboration, Yu Gong, was awarded Best Documentary Film at the 2020 Achtung festival in Berlin.

From 2017 to 2020, he directed the documentary film trilogy Hashti Tehran (2017, 60'), Desert View (2018, 84'), and Rift Finfinnee (2020, 80') on the urban peripheries of Tehran, Cairo, and Addis Ababa. Hashti Tehran was honored at the German Short Film Award, and Rift Finfinnee at the DOK Leipzig festival.

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