Kaspar Astrup Schröder (born December 29, 1980) is a Danish filmmaker and director known for his award-winning documentary films. He is the founder and Creative Director of the production company, Filmkammeratene.
Schröder was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. He graduated from the National Film School of Denmark in 2009 with a degree in directing. After graduation, Schröder began directing short films, music videos, and television adverts. His first feature-length documentary, ‘My Playground’, was released in 2010. The film followed a group of parkour practitioners as they explored the urban environment. It was well-received and won numerous awards, including the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.
In 2012, Schröder released his second documentary, ‘The Human Scale’. The film explored the effects of urbanization on the human experience and won numerous awards, including the Grand Prix at the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam.
In 2014, Schröder released his third documentary, ‘Citizenfour’. The film followed Edward Snowden as he revealed the extent of the US government’s surveillance of its citizens. It won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.
In 2016, Schröder released his fourth documentary, ‘The Look of Silence’. The film followed an Indonesian family as they sought justice for the death of their son, killed during the Indonesian genocide of 1965-66. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.
In 2018, Schröder released his fifth documentary, ‘The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg’. The film explored the life and career of Swiss art collector Uli Sigg, who built one of the world's largest collections of Chinese contemporary art. It was nominated for the European Film Award for Best Documentary.
Schröder is also an occasional lecturer at the National Film School of Denmark. He has been awarded numerous prizes and recognitions, including the Danish Film Academy Award for Best Documentary in 2012 and the European Film Award for Best Documentary in 2018.
Kaspar Astrup Schröder is an acclaimed filmmaker and documentarian whose work has been celebrated at film festivals around the world. His films are known for their sensitive and thoughtful exploration of diverse topics, and his commitment to championing social justice.