Michaela Resch is a DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER as well as VIDEO ARTIST and VISUAL ANTHROPOLOGIST. She engages with social justice, gender empowerment and political resistence 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 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 travelled through European film festivals for the following two years.

Since 2010 Michaela Resch has been working amongst other things as  a DIRECTOR, WRITER and PRODUCER with various organizations and companies such as OKTO, ALEX Berlin, Kulturprojekte BerlinTEDxBerlin, PLACE Network or Museum Neukölln.

Based in Berlin she is currently working on her VIDEO ART and next DOCUMENTARY, whilst freelancing mainly for Deutsche Welle and inclusio.tv.

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.