Born in East Berlin.

1985 emigration of the family to the FRG.

Grown up in Mainz.

Studied philosophy, sinology at HU Berlin, Paris VII, Beijing University (1999-­2000); MA at LMU Munich and film directing studies at Filmacademy Beijing 2000 –­ 01, since 2001 at the University of Television and Film, Munich. Lives in Munich and Paris.


Films (selection):


Variation with Anna, fic, 106', HD - in progress.

Fragments of a Journey to China, doc/exp, 96', HD, VRC/G/F 2018.
The Dreamers, fic, 81’, HD, Germany/France 2013 (Viennale 2013).
Conversation with my Dad, doc, 25’, BetaSP, G/F 2009. PARIS/paris I, doc/exp, 56’, 16mm, G/F 2006-­2008.
Agnès Varda – the camera – and taking an image, doc, 42’,

BetaSP, G/F 2007.
Malgré tout – Montparnasse, co – dir. with Peter Jung, doc/exp, 44’, BetaSP, F 2006/2007.

The Strangers, doc., 14', Germany 2005.
Vlado Kristl: I am a Human Experiment co – dir. with Markus Nechleba, doc, 85’, BetaSP, G 2005.
World conference of the Homeless, co -­ dir. with Vlado Kristl and Carola Regnier, fict/exp, 4’, BetaSP, G 2004

(Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen 2004).
Man walking, fict/exp, 11’, 16mm, G 2002, (Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen) 2003.
Face to face (Xiangdui, 相对) fict, 23’, BetaSP, PRC 2000.

Bio ‐ Filmography
of Johanna Pauline Maier