Valérie Anex is a Swiss/Irish writer and director born in Lausanne (CH) and living in Berlin (DE). She stepped into cinema and the visual arts by co-directing a first long documentary "Au-delà des rêves" in collaboration with Karin Bachmann, Raphaël Van Singer and Assane Diop. After a degree in International Relations at the Graduate Institute in Geneva, she obtained a master in critical and curatorial studies (CCC) in 2011 at the Haute École d'Art et de Design (HEAD). Her photographic work “Ghost Estates” received the price of the City of Geneva and was shown in many international photography festivals and collective exhibitions.
After that, she decided to focus mainly on film directing and writing. She directed and produced in collaboration with Christian Johannes Koch the movie "J'ai tout donné au soleil, sauf mon ombre" as well as "Autumn Songs" in 2016. In 2019, she obtains a MA from the Film University Konrad Wolf in Potsdam-Babelsberg. Her current projects focus mainly on writing and directing stories through a female gaze.