For her films, Anja Salomonowitz developed a film language in which documentary, feature film and thesis blend. Real human experiences are condensed through artistic alienation. Her films received international recognition, numerous film awards and found their way into relevant literature on documentary films.
Anja Salomonowitz studied Film in Vienna and Berlin. She holds masterclasses on artistic documentary film at Universities (f.e. Aalto University Helsinki, Department for Film and Television) or at Filmfestivals (f.e. tutor at the Documentary Academy at Jihlava International Film Festival). Anja Salomonowitz has three sons. She was chairlady of the Austrian Documentary Film Alliance and chairlady of the Austrian Directors Association. Her hybrid documentary films are shot like feature films and follow a strict colour concept. All her films are explicitly political and always question the border and possibilities of documentary film making.