After finishing her studies of Slavonic and German literature Alexandra Gramatke worked as a free-lance interpreter for literature and documentary films. In 1994 she joined the „thede“, a Hamburg based group of documentary filmmakers. Here she made several films, for example „Dynamo Kiev. Good Old Boys“ (2000). Besides she worked as production manager and publisher. Since 2008 she has been the managing director of the KurzFilmAgentur Hamburg, a short film distributor and host of the annual Hamburg International ShortFilmFestival.