Alexander Nanau is a German-Romanian filmmaker. His documentary film, THE WORLD ACCORDING TO ION B, was awarded an International Emmy Award in 2010. His feature documentary film TOTO AND HIS SISTERS was a European Academy Award nominee 2015. The film had a wide international distribution and played successfully in festivals worldwide. Alexander served as Director of Photography for the French/German documentary NOTHINGWOOD (Sonia Kronlund) that was shot in Afghanistan and premiered in Cannes as part of La Quinzaine des Réalisateurs in 2017.
His latest feature length documentary, COLLECTIVE, premiered at the Venice IFF 201—as part of the Official Selection—Out of Competition and had its North American premiere at TIFF Toronto, where it was acquired by Magnolia Pictures and Participant for US distribution and other distributors like Dogwoof and Sophie DuLac for Europe and Madman in Australia. COLLECTIVE is produced by Alexander Nanau Production in co-production with Samsa Film Luxembourg and HBO Europe. COLLECTIVE was the first Romanian film to be nominated for an Academy Award. Alexander is also teaching and mentoring in several international film universities and Filmlabs.