Andreas Wolff became a professional windsurfer at the age of 17. He competed on the Windsurfers’ World Pro Tour for ten years, was ranked 2nd at King of the Lake Freestyle World Cup, finished top ten at various competitions and received a NEA award for Best Windsurfing Newcomer. He also produced award winning magazine articles and video clips, discovering remote windsurfing destinations in the Indian Ocean and the South Pacific.

In 2006, Andreas took a turn and enrolled at University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts focusing on screenwriting and narrative directing. He continued his studies at University of Television and Film Munich’s Documentary Film Program, graduating with an MFA.

His feature documentary debut On the Other Side of Life (2009) premiered at SXSW film festival in Austin, Texas.


The film received an award for Best Feature Film at Milan Film Festival and various jury awards at Camden International Film Festival, Ronda and Dok. Fest Munich.

His second feature The Captain and His Pirate (2013) received a German Camera Award for Best Editing, a Doc Alliance Award Nomination as well as jury awards at Dok Leipzig, Zagreb International Film Festival, Dok Fest Munich, Millennium Brussels and was part of the German Film Awards selection.

The Poetess (2017) premiered at Locarno Film Festival (Semaine de la Critique) and IDFA documentary film festival in Amsterdam. It received a German Documentary Award (Norbert Daldrop prize) and was part of the European Film Award Documentary Selection 2018.

His latest feature Metal Battle Girl is coproduced by ZDF and premiered at DokFest Munich in May 2023.