Almut Getto was born in Kandel/Pfalz. After studies in Political Science, Communication Science and Sociology in Munich, she began working as a writer and journalist for various German public and private broadcasters. In 1995, she began studying Film & Television at the Academy of Media Arts KHM in Cologne, graduating with the film SPOTS & STRIPES (1998/1999), which won the Special Jury Prizes at St. Petersburg and Giffoni, the Audience Award Short Cuts at Cologne and the Best Family Prize at Seoul. Her other films include MARLIS GOES TO ROCK (short, 1996), I DON'T LIKE THE SUN ANYMORE (MIT DER SONNE HABE ICH ES EH NICHT, short, 1996), DO FISH DO IT? (FICKENDE FISCHE, 2001), and CLOSE TO YOU (GANZ NAH BEI DIR, 2008), as well numerous television essays and reports.