Maya Reichert project manager

Maya Reichert

Project management


Graduate filmmaker Maya Reichert (born 1975) studied documentary film and television journalism at the HFF Munich Academy for Television and Film.

From 2009 to 2017 she worked at the chair of Prof. Doris Dörrie in the field of Screenplay / CreativeWriting as artistic-scientific assistant and course director at HFF. During that time she was part of the university policy committees such as the senate, university council, application colloquium and various appointment procedures, including the role of the women's representative. Maya Reichert is a main member of the film funding committee in the State Ministry of Culture and Media of Germany and has been a member of various jury committees in the film sector since 2013.

As a lecturer, she receives teaching assignments at the HFF Munich, the LMU Munich, the MHMK Munich. She also teaches at the Documentary Film Initiative Cologne, various film festivals as well as at the Teachers' Academy Dillingen and the Pedagogical Institute Munich.

She is an active member of the "Round Table Film and School" of the Institute for School Quality and Educational Research, which is committed to strengthening media competence, film analysis and film practice in schools. She is part of the "Friends of the HFF Munich", the "Kulturpolitsche Gesellschaft e.V." and the "Netzwerk Interaktiv München".

As a filmmaker, she is responsible for the BR co-production SCHWESTER DOROTHEA. Currently she is presenting the FFF-Bavaria and FFA funded cinema documentary JUST ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE, shot on the Cape Verde Islands.

Since 2009 Maya Reichert is part of the International Documentary Filmfestival – the largest documentary filmfestival in Germany. In 2013 she took over the management of the children & youth programme The heart of, the documentary film school for school classes, sees itself as a kind of "school for the art of seeing". Together with an extensive year-round programme, DOK.educaton now reaches around 3000 pupils every year in and around Munich. Well over 10,000 pupils have already taken part in the programme.

But also in a modified form for adults, under the title "Learning to read films", the storytelling workshops, dramaturgy lectures and film talks are becoming increasingly popular. Maya Reichert's area of expertise is contemporary film education for all ages: Teachers, interested adults, senior citizens, teenagers and children.

Maya Reichert likes to speak at conferences and events in the field of education as an expert on film education, teaching children's film, media competence and cultural education through the medium of film. Most recently, she was a speaker at the conference Zukunft Kinderfilm (Future Children's Film) organised by the Kuratorium junger deutscher Film and the FBW Film und Medienbewertung.