Werner Boote

Werner Boote is an Austrian filmmaker, director, writer & keynote-speaker.

Plastic Planet is one of those rare call-to-action documentaries that roused viewers to do something against plastics and accomplished countless changes in legislation, industry and society.  Boote won numerous awards, including the Golden Romy for "Best Documentary Feature".

His film Population Boom examines the well-known nightmarish vision of overpopulation. It premiered internationally at the cph:dox filmfestival in Denmark and won the Green Me Award for "best green documentary" in Berlin.

After the evocative documentary Everything´s Under Control, his new movie The Green Lie about greenwashing is his new box office hit. It´s world premiere took place at the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale).


Born in 1965 in Vienna, Werner Boote started out as a cable boy at ORF (Austrian Broadcaster). He studied drama and theater arts, journalism and sociology at the University of Vienna and at the film academy.

After years of being an assistant director (to Robert Dornhelm, Ulrich Seidl, Bud Spencer, Marvin J. Chomsky and others), Boote began making his own films in 1993. 

His initial focus was on music, including the videos Anouk - Sacrifice (1999) and Andrea Bocelli - Tuscan Skies (2002). Numerous award-winning documentaries followed, for example Kurt Rydl - The Gladiator (2007), which was nominated for the FIPA European Film Award. 

His countless corporate image films have been highly decorated.

From 1993 to 2002 Werner Boote lived and worked in Amsterdam. He now resides in Vienna.


Keynote-speaker, panelist & presenter

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He directed over 60 films

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• Plastic Planet

The Party Sales

• Population Boom

NGF Geyrhalter Filmproduktion

• Everything´s Under Control

NGF Geyrhalter Filmproduktion

• The Green Lie

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