Filmmaker Kai Sitter (born in Munich, 1987) studied art history, finished his master’s degree (Master of Arts, M.A.) in film and theatre sciences in Munich 2015.
In 2016 he took part in the ‘Rogue Film School’ run by Werner Herzog.
At the age of 12, Kai began experimenting with his camcorder, the video-recorder being his first editing working-place. Over the years Kai did work experience at TV, theatre and film productions and in an art gallery.
For half a year he ran an improvisation workshop and started a small marketing firm with 'FILMwork-STUDIO' for image-films, commercials and event clips.
In 2012 he was awarded the Bavarian Youth Video Award for Best Script for his short film „clash“, a film that plays with the clichés of a multicultural society in a sensitive way.
Two further short films ("Üç" and "In the Gallery") deal with the same subject of being a stranger, of feeling different. Both were presented at the Cannes Filmfestival Short Film Corner.
Kai’s documentary on young Israeli-Arabs in Israel, “Marhaba, Shalom“ and on youth culture in Turkey, “Her sey acik – Everything is open“, realized together with film-maker Michael Hehl, were shown in cinemas – as were some others of his short films.
2015 his short film “Still Life” was awarded the “REMI Award” in gold at the “48th Worldfest Houston” and nominated i.a. at the “17 th Maryland Film Festival”.
Now Kai Sitter has finished his latest medium-length film “stranded” in 2017. The arrival of young refugees in a very different culture in Germany is the topic of this film - how the refugees feel in our country, how they are accepted and how they cope.