The range of her artistic works includes narrative films, documentaries, performances, light installations and theatrical productions. Her creations reflect on diverse modes of perception and the effects of formal linguistic structure on collective experiences. This reflection extends to questions about the chosen medium of expression itself, she pits tropes and conventions against themselves in order to reveal differences, similarities and points of overlap, as she investigates communicative acts and attitudes. Salzer's films uncover, explore and ultimately expose the fundamental inner workings of contemporary human interaction.

Lives and works in Cologne. Study of fine arts at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig with Prof. Astrid Klein and at the École Européenne Supérieure d'Art de Bretagne with Prof. Sylvie Ungauer in Brest, France. Postgraduate studies in media arts in the field of screenwriting and directing at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne, a.o. with Prof. Mischa Kuball. She realized her graduation film 'The Swimmer' with a grant from the Film- and Media Foundation NRW.

Awards (Selection)

Honorable mention for 'Revision of Evidence'
Deep Focus Film Festival 2022, New York, USA

Vanguard Award for Cinematic Achievement
Original Musical Score for a Featurette 'The Swimmer'
Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema 2022, Idyllwild, USA

Best Performance Film Award
Indie Cinema Awards 2022, Helsinki, Finland

Finalist for the 'Bologna Literature Prize for Video Poetry'
Bologna in Lettere 2022, Bologna, IT

Best Dance Film Award
Experimental Dance & Music Film Festival 2022, Los Angeles, USA

Best Dance Film, Nomination
Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2021, York, UK

Best International Videodance, Nomination
InShadow - Lisbon Screendance Festival 2021, Lisbon, PT

Grants I Funding

2022Akademie der Künste, Special Grant (Initial2), DE
2021MKW- North Rhine Westphalia, Grant, DE
2020MKW- North Rhine Westphalia, Grant, DE
2018Film- and Media Foundation NRW, Film funding, DE
2017Art Foundation NRW, Film funding, DE
2016Maison des Arts Georges et Claude Pompidou, Artist in Residence, FR
2016Films en Bretagne, Project Grant, FR
2016Conseil régional de Bretagne, Project funding, FR
2014 - 2015Leonardo Da Vinci, Grant, FR
2012Franco- German Youth Office, Grant, FR

Filmography (Selection)

2022The Swimmer, Medium-length feature film, 34 min
2020Revision of Evidence, Dance film, 8 min
2017TRACE, Short film, 2 min
2016Le Jardinier de la Nuit, Short feature film, 6 min
2015COMMUN/E, Documentary, 30 min
2014SUITE, Medium-length feature film, 22 min
2013An den Ort gelangen, Theatre production, 45 min
2013Dance with the transatlantic cable, Performance video, 2 min
2013Drive west, Music video, 2 min
2013Laissez- faire, Performance video, 6 min
2012C‘est une autre paire de manches / That's on a different page, Documentary, 10 min
2012WAIDWUND, Short feature film, 6 min
2011ALLEMANDE, Short feature film, 6 min
2010Forest Life, Short film, 2 min
2009Essay of Communication, Short film, 5 min

Screenings I Exhibitions (Selection)

2023National Art Exhibition - Northern Rhine Westphalia, Museum Ostwall, Dortmund, DE
2022Shockfest Film Festival 2022, New York/Las Vegas, USA
2022Helios Sun Poetry Film Festival, Mexico-City, Mexico
2022Indie Cinema Awards, Helsinki, FI
2022Primavera Film Festival Barcelona, Barcelona, ES
2022International Fine Arts Film Festival, Santa Barbara, USA
2022Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema, Idyllwild, USA
2022Bologna in Lettere Festival, section videopoetry, Bologna, IT
2022Experimental Dance & Music Film Festival, Los Angeles, USA
2021AESTHETICA Short Film Festival, York, UK
202134e Festival Les Instants Vidéo, Marseille, FR
2021InShadow, Lisbon Screendance Festival, Lisbon, PT
2021Thessaloniki Cinedance International, Thessaloniki, GR
2020International Poetry Film Festival, Weimar, DE
2020International Short Film Week, Regensburg, DE
2020Theatre Leipzig, DE
2019Academy of Media Arts, Cologne, DE
2018La Xina A.R.T., Barcelona, ES
2018Kaunas In Art Festival, Kaunas, LT
2017Cinenova Cinema, Showcase, Cologne, DE
2016Maison des Arts Georges & Claude Pompidou, Saint- Cirq Lapopie, FR
2016Theatre Leipzig, DE
2015Théâtre du Grain, Brest, FR
2014Academy of Fine Arts, THE JUBILÉE GRADUATES, Leipzig, DE
2014Theatre Leipzig, DE
2014Luru-Cinema, Spinnerei Leipzig, DE
2013Centraltheatre Leipzig, DE
2013D21 Art space, Leipzig, DE
2013Theatre Leipzig, DE
2013Interim Cultural Station, Kassel, DE
2013Academy of Fine Arts, Landscapes in Transformation, Leipzig, DE
2012Museum of Fine Arts, Nature 3D, Leipzig, DE
2012Centre d‘art contemporain Passerelle, Brest, FR
2012KUB Galery, Leipzig, DE
2011Academy of Fine Arts (HGB), Art tour, Class Prof. Astrid Klein, Leipzig, DE
2010Art space Leipzig, Untitled, Leipzig, DE
2010Academy of Fine Arts (HGB), Art tour, Class Prof. Astrid Klein, Leipzig, DE


2012Cinémathèque de Bretagne, FR


2022NRW State Art Exhibition, Catalogue, Dortmund, DE
2021Aesthetica Short Film Festival, Catalogue, York, UK
202134e Festival Instants Vidéo, Catalogue, Marseille, FR
2020Poetry/Film, Catalogue, Art Foundation NRW, Düsseldorf, DE
2020International Poetry Film Festival, Catalogue, Weimar, DE
2020International Short Film Week, Catalogue, Regensburg, DE
2015Commun/e, Book, Formes Vives, Brest, FR
2012Nature 3D Museum of Fine Arts, Catalogue, Leipzig, DE
2009Untitled, Catalogue, Academy of Fine Arts, Leipzig, DE