Born in Eastern Germany in 1984, Jan Soldat studied at Konrad Wolf Film and Television University in Potsdam. In his candid documentaries, he openly films alternative sexual practices and fetishes. Instead of shocking, he explores sexuality, relationships, boundaries of societal norms. He also ponders what it means to be a human. Jan Soldat’s short films are regular guests at the international short film festivals. Several times they were included in the competition programmes of the Berlin film festival and have won multiple awards.