Konrad Kästner is an independent director and video artist. He comes from Leipzig, worked for several years as a researcher and assistant director for advertising films in South Africa and then studied filmmaking at the Konrad Wolf Academy of Film and Television in Potsdam Babelsberg. His film “Cathedrals” was awarded the Max Bresele Prize for politically relevant film and was shortlisted for the Academy Award 2015. He has directed video for numerous plays at the Theater Potsdam, the Kammerspiele of the Deutsches Theater Berlin, the Theater Bielefeld, Theater Kiel, Theater Lübeck and the Halle (Saale) Opera, among others. He wrote and directed the investigative research plays “DER AUFTRAG” and “Die Möglichkeit” and directed Faust 2 at Theater Bielefeld.