Raphaela Schmid was born 1990 in Linz, Austria. She studied Philosophy in Vienna, Berlin and São Paulo before entering the Filmakademie Wien, where she is currently studying directing and script writing. The short films she wrote and directed were screened at both national and international film festivals, e.g Sarajevo Film Festival, Leeds IFF and Viennale. Her fiction short EENY MEENY (2019) won the award for Best Short Film at Diagonale 19’. Her latest film FISH LIKE US (2020) was awarded Best Short Film at the Max Ophüls Preis FF 2021, received the Best Short Film Award at Diagonale 2020, as well as the Jury Prize and Audience Award at Vienna Shorts 2020.