About Us

Film production for feature films and documentaries

Who We are

AlefCine Pictures is a young, creative and determined production company focused on the development and production of high-quality films. At the core of AlefCine Pictures are the founder and producer Stefanie Schmahl and producer and director Ali Schmahl, who bring successful entrepreneurial experience and in-depth expertise in film production to the company. 

Ali Schmahl has been working in the film industry for over a decade, acquiring skill sets in almost every position within a variety of productions. He started producing and directing short films and distributed them to international film festivals. His films have screened in more than 80 festivals and won more than 25 awards. In 2018, he committed to his vision of producing promising international feature films which let him to shot his first feature documentary “Privileg” following the life of a person from the LGBTQIA+ community in 2021. This film premiered is available on Amazon Prime in the UK and US and will have its German theatre release at the end of 2024. 

Stefanie Schmahl studied acting at the renowned William Esper Studio in New York City, where she discovered her passion for acting and film production. Following her studies, she returned to Germany and started carving her path as actor and producer. Her short film “Anniversary” screened in more than 20 film festivals and earned her 6 Awards for Best Actress beside the other 20 awards for best short film and best screenplay. 

At AlefCine Pictures, we believe in the power of storytelling to make a difference. Our goal is to create films that not only entertain but also provoke thought and encourage positive change. By sharing compelling narratives, we strive to captivate and inspire audiences worldwide.


Meet Our Team
Stefanie Schmahl


Ali Schmahl

Producer and Head of sales

Varinia Waterstradt

Production assistant and Story developer

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