Cyrill Lachauer studied directing at the College for Television and Film in Munich; cultural anthropology at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich; and art at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts and the Berlin University of the Arts. He is the co-founder of Flipping the Coin Records, Films and Books in Berlin and has conducted several research projects in, for example, Ladakh and Columbia, and lived in Los Angeles from 2012 to 2015. Lachauer is the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships, including a fellowship at Villa Massimo German Academy in Rome (2020; cancelled) and at Villa Aurora Los Angeles (2015). He is the recipient of the EHF 2010 grant awarded by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (2014), a fellowship from Stiftung Kunstfonds (2012), as well as the 4th IBB prize for photography (2010) and the 3sat Short Film Prize Oberhausen (2008). His works have been presented at the Galleria Mario Iannelli in Rome (2019) and the Berlinische Galerie – Landesmuseum für Moderne Kunst in Berlin (2017).