Andreas Voigt is a German film director, screenwriter and editor. He is best known for his work on films such as "The Wave" and "The Miracle of Bern".
Voigt was born in 1962 in Berlin, Germany. He studied film direction at the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin, graduating in 1989. He then worked as an assistant director for a number of German television films. His first feature film, "The Wave" (1995), was a critical success, winning numerous awards, including the Bavarian Film Award for Best Direction.
In 1998, Voigt released "The Miracle of Bern", a drama set in 1954 about a father and son who travel to the World Cup in Switzerland. The film won several awards, including five German Film Awards, four Bavarian Film Awards, and a nomination for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards.
In 2003, Voigt directed the drama "The White Sound", which starred German actor Ulrich Mühe. The film was nominated for two German Film Awards and won the Bavarian Film Award for Best Direction.
In 2008, Voigt directed the comedy "The Good Bye Lenin!" which was a critical and commercial success. The film was nominated for six German Film Awards, including Best Direction and Best Picture.
In recent years, Voigt has directed a number of television films including "A Year in Winter" (2008), "The Confession" (2011), and "The Legacy" (2012). He has also directed the feature films "The Forest for the Trees" (2005) and "The Wall" (2013).
Voigt continues to work in German film and television, and has been credited with reviving the German film industry. He is considered one of the most important German filmmakers of his generation.