Axel Schneppat studied cinematography at the University of Film and Television “Konrad Wolf” Potsdam-Babelsberg and has since 1995 been engaged in producing documentaries and feature films which are regularly screened and awarded at major international film festivals.

Axel Schneppat is based in Potsdam Babelsberg. He started in the age with 12 to work with photography.
For his work as DoP in Havanna mi Amor, a feature length documentary film, he received the German Camera Award in 2000.

Axel Schneppat is known for his talent for connecting with the people he films and is widely regarded as a cinematographer who achieves intimate portrayals of the protagonists without employing intrusive camerawork.