Frieder Schlaich

Frieder Schlaich is a German producer, writer and director. After studying visual communication at the Academy of Fine Arts in Hamburg, his debut film Halfmoon, based on writings by Paul Bowles, received numerous awards and international critical acclaim. His subsequent film Otomo starring Isaach de Bankolé and Eva Mattes, based on the true story of an African immigrant in Germany's Stuttgart, won Best Film at Bergano and Diversity in Spirit Award at Vancouver in 2000.
Since then Frieder Schlaich has produced films by such diverse artists as Christoph Schlingensief (The African Twin Towers) and Werner Schroeter (Nuit de Chien), Heinz Emigholz (Parabeton), Irene von Alberti (Stadt als Beute), Cynthia Beatt (The Invisible Frame), Elfi Mikesch (Mondo Lux) or Omer Fast (Continuity).