Rebecca Zehr studied cultural anthropology at the LMU Munich. In 2009 and 2010 she worked in the film administration and programme team of DOK.fest München. She then worked for the documentary film festival EDOC and the Berlinale. Since 2016 she has been studying documentary film directing at the HFF Munich. With Katharina Rabl she founded the production company taro films, which produces artistic documentaries and feature films. She works as a director and editor and has been a guest lecturer in media studies at HFF Munich since 2020. She is also active in participatory media education with children and young adults. At DOK.fest München, she has been responsible for jury coordination since 2020.