Alberto Girotto was born in Treviso in 1989. In 2011 he graduates at Libera Università del Cinema in Rome and he signs the direction, the shooting and the editing of a series of 8 short music videos Italia Precaria, for the band Disturbati dalla CUiete, broadcasted by the Italian television channel La7. In the same year he also starts a collaboration with some national broadcasters and he works in tv productions.
In 2012 his short film Piccola Cucina Cannibale is selected to attend the Zebra Poetry Film Festival in Berlin and a number of national and international film festival. In 2013 the short film is selected in the category out of competition for the 4th Doctor Clip – Rome Poetry Film Festival, where it is awarded a special mention.
In 2014 his debut feature documentary Animata Resistenza (co-produced with Fucina del Corago), which he is co-directed with Francesco Montagner, wins the Venice Classics Award for Best Documentary on Cinema at the 71.Venice Film Festival. In 2015, with the same project, he receives the Canon Cinematography Award nomination for best cinematography at the 12th Planete Doc Film Festival in Warsaw.
In the same year, Girotto is appointed to realize the Veneto Agricoltura promotional video. He shares the videomaking with Giulio Boato and Lorenzo Danesin. In 2017 he works as camera operator and second cinematographer in the documentary Theatron about the Italian theater director Romeo Castellucci, produced by La Compagnie des Indes in 2017. Theatron has its world premiere in March 2018 at the New York Film Festival on Theatre and Performance. The commercial Pure Italian Luxury for the company Ritz Saddler is presented in Chicago.
In 2015 he starts to lecture in videomaking at a number of Colleges and cultural centres all over the Veneto region.
In 2019, his second feature documentary Per quello che sono, on the final years in the life of the Italian poet Gabriele D’Annunzio, is completed.
In 2022, his third feature feature film Purché è sia fuori dal mondo is presented at the 4th edition of the Edera Film Festival, winning the Epson Award for Best Emerging Director.