Kai Sitter (born in Munich, 1987) studied art history, finished his master’s degree (Master of Arts, M.A.) in film and theatre sciences at LMU, Munich in 2015.
In 2016 he took part in the ‘Rogue Film School’ run by Werner Herzog.
In 2020, he is going to finish an another master’s degree (Master of Arts, M.A.) in media education and communications sciences at Passau University.
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 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 takes up 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. In 2015 his short film “Still Life” received the “REMI Award” in gold at the 48th Worldfestival Houston and was nominated for the “17th Maryland Film Festival”.
2017 his 30-minutes feature film „stranded” brings into focus the current debate on migration in Germany – how refugees have to redefine their existence and adapt to continuously changing living conditions once in exile. This film was screened in many cinemas in Germany.
Sitter won three film awards in the U.S. with his medium-length film "Caught", including the "Platinum Remi Award" at the WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival in May 2021. Thus, Sitter qualified for a Canadian Screen Awards nomination for the second time.
2020 he created his little 'Corona-Lockdown' documentary short film "#StayHome", which won the ‘Best Achievement Award’ at the 'London Arthouse Film Festival' and was part of the ‚Unified Media Library’ at the „Unified Filmmakers“.
In 2021, Sitter completed his latest short film, "maybe tomorrow".