Ruth Beckermann was born in Vienna where she also spent her childhood. After her studies in journalism and history of art in Vienna, Tel Aviv and New York, she took her degree as Dr.phil in 1977 at the University of Vienna. She since contributed as a journalist to several Austrian and Swiss magazines.

In 1978 she (co-)founded the distribution company filmladen in which she was active for seven years. In this period Ruth Beckermann started to make films and to write books. Since 1985 she works as a writer and filmmaker.

Her film „The Dreamed Ones“ (2016) was selected at many international festivals and won several awards.„The Waldheim Waltz“ premiered at the Berlin Festival 2018 and won the „Glashütte award“ for best documentary.

In 2019 Ruth conceived the multimedia-installation „Joyful Joyce“ for the Salzburg Festival.

Foto: Lukas Beck