Michaela Resch is a DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER and VISUAL ANTHROPOLOGIST. Her focus lies on social and political issues and the complexity of human beings; combining an ethnographical approach with her creative intuition.

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 Master’s Program Visual and Media Anthropology (M.A.) at Freie Universität Berlin with her debut film “HERZ STICHT“ (Austria/Germany, completed in 2019). The documentary discusses the central question of how feelings like joy and heartache are passed on over multiple generations and locations within a patchwork family.

Her first short documentary “RE:AW:RE:FW” (Germany, 2016 in collaboration with Anna Caroline Arndt) discusses everyday racism and the feeling of powerlessness. The film won the special award of Stiftung für das sorbische Volk (Foundation of the Sorbian People) at the 26th Filmfestival Cottbus and travelled through European film festivals for the following two years.

Since 2010 Michaela Resch has been working as  a DIRECTOR, EDITOR and CINEMATOGRAPHER for various projects and companies, like OKTO Community-TV GmbH, ALEX BerlinKulturprojekte BerlinTEDxBerlin, or Museum Neukölln. She directed, edited and filmed different formats, such as live concerts, talkshows, cultural and political events, as well as various features and trailers.

Currently she is working freelance in Berlin and beyond as a DIRECTOR and VISUAL STORYTELLER for Deutsche Welle, inclusio medien e.V., and PLACE Network, whilst developing her next documentary.

Michaela Resch is a member of Pro Quote Film, a political movement fighting for gender equality and a more just representation of our diverse society in front of and behind the camera.