Michaela Resch is a FILMMAKER, ARTIST and VISUAL ANTHROPOLOGIST. She engages with social justice, women empowerment and emotional health issues. Her focus lies on human beings and the systems they live in – combining her creative intuition with an ethnographical approach.
She was born 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 as a DIRECTOR, AUTHOR and EDITOR with various organizations and companies such as Deutsche Welle, ALEX Berlin TV or OKTO Community TV GmbH. Currently she is working on her next documentary whilst freelancing in Berlin and beyond.
Michaela Resch is an active member of the independent documentary initiative docfilm42 as well as a member of AG DOK, docfilmpool 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.