Stefan Weinert is an internationally active German actor, director and author. In addition to his acting education in Cologne and New York, Stefan Weinert has completed further training in stage and film design at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, where he earned a master’s degree.
Until 1996 he worked exclusively for theatres and opera houses among others: Liceu Barcelona, Vienna Opera and Opera of Cologne. He then switched to film and first directed and produced short films and later ´45-´90-minutes films. Since 1996 he has been standing in front of and behind the camera.
He was twice on the shortlist for “Best supporting Actor” at the leading Spanish film awards, “Premios Goya 2019 + 2018”, for his interpretation of “Coronel Maier” in “El Jugador de Ajedrez” and as Kommandant from Mauthausen in “El Fotografo de Mauthausen”. This year he took over a leading part in historical Series in Poland and in Spain.
Stefan's main focus is historical memory. As a director, apart from numerous international nominations in Sao Paolo, Montreal or Zürich he received the "Cinema for Peace Award" for his latest feature documentary film during the “Berlinale” film festival and has won numerous prizes for short comedies he wrote and directed.
His current production deals with forced “adoptions” in the GDR-Dictatorship.