Studied ethnology in Munich, followed by documentary film director and producer. The first feature film as executive producer is DER TOTMACHER (Director: Romuald Karmakar), which was awarded the German Film Prize for Best Director and Best Film. Numerous productions followed, including Roland Suso Richter’s EINE HANDVOLL GRAS, which won the children’s film section in Cannes in 2001, Jan Schütte’s FETTE WELT and the award-winning TV two-parter DIE BUBI SCHOLZ STORY. With Caroline Link and her joint film NIRGENDWO IN AFRIKA, he won the German Film Award in several categories and numerous awards at international festivals in 2003 as well as the Oscar ® for Best Foreign Language Film. Many of his films are set in different parts of Africa, including WÜSTENBLUME (directed by Sherry Hormann) and EXIT MARRAKECH (directed by Caroline Link). WÜSTENBLUME was not only a great success at German box offices, but also sold very well internationally and won several prizes. Peter Herrmann was Chairman of the Supervisory Board of German Films from 2015 – 2021, the official export and promotion organization of the German film industry, and is a member of the Awards Committee of the Filmförderanstalt Berlin.
2013 Exit Marrakech
2012 Anleitung zum Unglücklichsein
Bayerischer Filmpreis – Produzent
2003 Hip Hop: A Tale from the Hood
2002 Der Felsen
2001 Nirgendwo in AfrikA
Bayerischer Filmpreis – Produzent, Deutscher Filmpreis – Bester Spielfilm, Oscar® – Bester fremdsprachiger Film