Manuela Bastian was born in Munich in 1987. After graduating from her High School, she studied painting at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste at Munich but then turned towards filmmaking. Since 2012 Manuela Bastian has studied filmmaking at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. Her film ‘Where to, Miss?’ (2016) won the Granit-Hofer Dokumentarfilmpreis, the Deutschen Menschenrechtsfilmpreis and was shown at the 13th Indian Film Festival Stuttgart 2016. The release of the film in cinemas in Germany, Austria and Switzerland was at the beginning of 2017.
At the moment Manuela Bastian is working on her first longfilm.