Michaela Resch is a FILMMAKER and VIDEO ARTIST as well as VISUAL ANTHROPOLOGIST. She engages with social justice, gender empowerment and political resistance issues. Her focus lies on the complexities of human beings and the systems they live in – combining her creative intuition with an ethnographical approach.
She was born in 1986 in Vienna and grew up in North Rhine-Westphalia. She studied Journalism and Communications (Bakk.phil) at the University of Vienna as well as Social and Cultural Anthropology and Film Studies at Freie Universität Berlin. In fall 2018, she graduated from the international advanced Master’s Program Visual and Media Anthropology (M.A.) at Freie Universität Berlin with her documentary “HERZ STICHT“ (Austria/Germany, completed in 2019).
Her short documentary “RE:AW:RE:FW” (Germany, 2016 in collaboration with Anna Caroline Arndt) won the special award of Stiftung für das sorbische Volk (Foundation of the Sorbian People) at the 26th Filmfestival Cottbus and was nominated during the 41st Duisburger Filmwoche for the European film price for political child and youth documentaries ”GROSSE KLAPPE” – founded by the Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung/bpb).
Since 2010 Michaela Resch has been working, amongst other positions such as VJ, DOP and editor, as a DIRECTOR and AUTHOR with various organizations and companies like Deutsche Welle, Kulturprojekte Berlin, TEDxBerlin or Museum Neukölln. Currently she is working on her next DOCUMENTARY and VIDEO ART, whilst freelancing in Berlin and beyond.
Michaela Resch is a member of AG DOK and Pro Quote Film. PQF is a political movement fighting for gender equality and a more just representation of our diverse society in front of and behind the camera.