Philipp Mayrhofer was born in South Tyrol in Italy. He studied philosophy in Vienna and Paris, where he lives today.
He has worked as a director for different TV programs and directed two features documentaries The Moon, the sea, the mood in 2008 and The shadow of the prophet in 2011.
His first fiction film, the short film Königsberg premiered at the director’s fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival in 2012. He was selected to take part in the Talent lab 2012 of the Toronto film festival. Since 2012, he has been a member of the ARTE-Jury of the Duisburg documentary film festival. The development of the film project The Ship had the support of BLS and the CNC and participated at the TFL Adapt Lab in 2013.