Janek Romero was born in 1979 in Starnberg. After working for “Publicis”, a company producing commercials located in Munich, he began to study Audiovisual Design at the University of Applied Sciences in Mainz. Since 2002 he has been studying at the Film Academy Baden-Wuerttemberg, with the main focus on directing documentary films. In 2006 he worked for the Goethe-Institut in Barcelona and as a commissioning editor for the cultural news on Barcelona Televisió. His films include: Kanakmaen (2000), Open Your Eyes (2003), Ciao Warschau (2003), Fremd (2004), and The Better Side (Die bessere Seite, 2005).