Independent Filmmaker Claus Withopf is producing documentaries, short fiction films, music videos, and commercials since 1997 in Germany and the US. His award winning films were screened at numerous international film festivals. In the year 2000, he found the Claus Withopf Filmproduktion, an independent production company specializing in the production of artistic and socially relevant documentaries and fiction films.
Claus Withopf studied Film (Writing, Directing, and Cinematography) at the City College of New York/CUNY, Film/Video/Photography (M.F.A.) at the Academy of Art and Design Offenbach/Germany, and Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts Mannheim/Germany.
In addition to his creative film production in Frankfurt, Claus Withopf is teaching Film and Video at the Academy of Art and Design Offenbach/Germany.