Axel Schneppat

Honorary Lecturer

Axel Schneppat is an award-winning German cinematographer who has worked on both documentaries and feature films. 

Axel studied cinematography at the Konrad Wolf Film University of Babelsberg, in Potsdam, Germany. But his interest began much earlier. He started to work with photography at the age of 12. 

He started his film career in 1995, and his works are regularly screened at major international festivals. Axel won the German Camera Award in 2000 for Havanna mi Amor, a feature-length documentary film. 

He is widely regarded as a cinematographer who achieves intimate portrayals of the protagonists without employing intrusive camerawork.