Born 1965, Romuald Karmakar works with both feature film ("Der Totmacher", "Manila", "Die Nacht singt ihre Lieder"), and documentary film ("Warheads", "Das Himmler-Projekt", "Hamburger Lektionen", "Villalobos", “If I Think of Germany at Night”).

His work has been honored at major international film festivals (Venice, Berlin, Locarno, Toronto) and has been presented in several retrospectives (Austrian Film Museum; BAFICI, Buenos Aires; Jeonju IFF, South Korea; Cinéma du Réel, Paris).

In 2008, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, selected his film "Das Himmler-Projekt" as one of "250 important works of art that have been acquired by the Museum since 1980."

In 2013 Karmakar was invited, together with Ai Weiwei, Santu Mofokeng and Dayanita Singh, to represent Germany at the 55th Art Biennale in Venice (German Pavilion).

In 2014 he was awarded the DEFA-Foundation Award for "outstanding achievement in German cinema."

In 2017 he was invited to participate at "documenta 14", which took place in Athens, Greece, and Kassel, Germany.

Romuald Karmakar, Harvard alumnus, is a member of Akademie der Künste Berlin (Academy of Arts Berlin).

He lives and works in Berlin.

Das Kino meiner Träume darf es nicht geben, ich würde aufhören danach zu suchen.
— R. Karmakar, Beitrag für "Manifeste", Revolver Heft 26, 2012