Anja Reiss studied regional science of Latin America in Cologne, Madrid and Mexico City. During her studies she worked as a freelance journalist for newspapers as well as for a local radio station. After studying she made different internships at filmproduction companies and TV-editorial departments in Pune/India, Berlin and Munic.
2008-2012 she's been studying film directing of education and science film at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg. Her student documentaries has been screened on several festivals, won few prizes and have been broadcasted on Phoenix. For the animation project "The Lost Devonian" she got 2011 a Karl-Steinbuch Schoolarship.
Since 2012 she works as a freelancer for production companies, tv broadcaster and museums.


"Truth Detectives"
Feature documentary, 90 min, director, produced by doc.station, WDR and arte, 2017
Premiere at Filmdays Hof 2017
Festivals: International Film Days Hof, Germany, Biberacher Filmfestspiele, Germany, International Filmfestival San Jose, Costa Rica, Watch Docs, Warsaw, Poland, Cinema Verite, Tehran, Iran, 2017 International Documentary Filmfetsival Peloponnisos, Kalamata, Greek, Movies that Matter, Amsterdam/The Hague 2018
Broadcasted on arte 20th of march 2018

"All about my father"
Feature documentary, 90 min, director Jann Anderegg, co-director, in development
Funded by Zurich Film Foundation and St. Galler Film Foundation

Several reports, 6- 7 min, author/producer, 3Sat, 2015/2016

Several reports, 10 min, author, produced by ZDFdigital for ZDF
First Broadcast 25 of Octobre 2015

"Green genetic engeneering, How 3D-Print will change the world"
Science documentary 45 min, 3Sat, co-director, produced by doc.station
broadcasted 2016 and 2013

"Refugees worldwide: Perspectives by development"
Interactive Media Installation (concept and editorial), Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
premiere: Zukunftsforum, 24 of November 2014, Germany

Several reports, first and second season, Science magazine, 5-8 min, author, produced by doc.station
broadcasted on Al Arabiya/Qatar TV 2014/15

TV-report series a 7 min, WISOplus, ZDFinfo
First Broadcast: 3 of June 2014

"Be handicaped - be free"
Report 30 min, in house production/ SWR Baden-Wuerttemberg
broadcasted 15 of September 2013

"Detective agency Cuckoo's Egg"
Pilot production, 30 min, director, produced by frames and friends for SWR/ Rheinlandpfalz
broadcasted 25 of October 2012

"72 hours urban action"
Report, 5 min., 2012, co-director, aspekte, ZDF
broadcasted 13 of August 2012

"Return of the Aramean People"
Documentary 62 min, director, Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg 2012
Festivals: Dokumentarist Istanbul 2012, AMED Filmfestival, Diyarbarkir 2012, Nar Sanat 2012,
Rassegna Internazionale del Cinema Archeologico, nominated for Paolo Orsi Prize 2013, Trento,
nominated fort he Golden Panda at Sichuan TV Festival 2013, China
1. Prize CFF Film Prize David "Primus Truber" Young talent award 2014
broadcasted on Phoenix 28 of March 2013

"The Lost Devonian"
Animated film 2 min, director, Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg 2011
Supported by the Karl-Steinbuch Schoolarship 2011
Festivals: Greenscreen Eckernförde, Green Wave-Eurekofest, Bulgaria,
Flensburger Kurzfilmtage, Thermaikos Film Festival, Naturfilmfest Innsbruck 2014

"Tell me, where you stand."
Historical documentary, 30 min, director, Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg 2011
Caligari Sponsorship Award 2010, 1. Prize of the Alternative Media Award 2012
Festivals: dokumentart 2011, Baden-Wuerttemberg Filmfestival, Sehsuechte Potsdam,
independence days Karlsruhe
broadcasted on Phoenix 20 of July 2011

"Manager of the streets"
Report, 18 min, director, Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg 2009
1. Prize of the German Economic Film Award 2009, category: Young talent award

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