After Pierre-François Sauter spent his youth in Mozambique, he has lived and worked in Lisbon, Milan, Paris, Brussels and Lausanne. He started his professional life in the printmaking industry in Portugal, then in Switzerland and Italy. His artistic work has been exhibited in several galleries. He then directed films and worked as a director for television in Belgium and Switzerland. Since 2003, he has devoted himself to the direction and production of independent films for Le Laboratoire Central.
He directed FACING THE JUDGE in 2009, a documentary nominated for the “Prix de Soleure” and which was distributed in theatres in Switzerland. CALABRIA, his second feature film was premiered at Visions du Réel in 2016 (Special Jury Mention). It was then selected by more than thirty International Festivals and was awarded four Grand Prix (DocLisboa in Portugal, Fidba in Argentina, Flahertiana in Russia and Sanfici in Colombia).
Pierre-François Sauter is currently working on the development of a film project called FAR WEST, which is set to be shot in Cape Verde.