Michaela Resch is a FILMMAKER 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 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).

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 as  a DIRECTOR, EDITOR and CINEMATOGRAPHER with various organizations and companies such as OKTO, ALEX Berlin, Kulturprojekte BerlinTEDxBerlin, or Museum Neukölln.

Based in Berlin she is currently developing a documentary series whilst freelancing as a DIRECTOR and VISUAL STORYTELLER, mainly for Deutsche Welle and inclusio.tv.

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.