About Susanne

Susanne Mi-Son Quester

After training as a cellist, I first studied Japanese studies and cultural studies in Berlin, then documentary film directing at the HFF Munich and the Korean National University of Arts in Seoul. Since 2006 I have been working as a writer, director and film producer. My works have been screened and broadcasted on radio, TV and in cinemas and have won awards at numerous festivals. In 2021, I founded the production company Mandarinenfilm in Heidelberg together with my long-time work colleague Mieko Azuma.

In addition to my work as a filmmaker, I have been teaching videography at the University of Passau since 2017 and lead film workshops for children and young people at the Münchner Filmwerkstatt. Since 2015, I have also curated the New Asian Cinema series and other film programs.