Born in Gelnhausen (Germany) in 1961, Dirk Schäfer was trained as a film editor in Munich and has been directing and producing fiction and non-fiction films since 1989. He studied at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne and attended the Andrzej Wajda Film School in Warsaw in the EKRAN program.
His films have been shown at international festivals like Berlin, San Sebastian, New York, Sydney and Leipzig.
Besides his work as a filmmaker Schäfer has been a film instructor at Istanbul Bilgi University.

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