About me


Ricarda Saleh was born 1991 in Kiel, Germany. She got her first name after her maternal Bolivian grandmother and her last name from her paternal Egyptian grandfather.

Growing up at the Baltic Sea meant spending endless summers cycling with friends to the beach and a secret lighthouse. Between windy Sundays at the beach she started working with photography, film and interactive art as a teenager.

Ricarda works as a Director (Film, Advertisement, 360°), a UX-Designer/Game Designer (focus on Interactive Film, VR) and a Photographer (Art photography).

Her work was shown at several exhibitions and festivals worldwide. For her work at the interactive film FiveMinutes.gs she was honoured with a Webby Award Nomination and the FAW Best Website of the Year Award.


2012- 2017 // Concept & Transmedia/Games Director // Filmacademy Baden-Württemberg, Animationsinstitut in Ludwigsburg (Germany)

2011/2012 // Media Practice & Theory – Documentary Filmmaking // University of Sussex in Brighton (UK)


Extract of Festivals/Exhibitions/Awards:

New Media Award   | Best Branded Entertainment & Experience


Kurzfilmpreis des Evangelischen Kirchentags 2015, Germany
Winner FWA | Site of the Year
Winner German Digital Award | BRANDED CONTENT Video-long-form | Silver
Winner ADC Switzerland | FILM Online | Gold
Winner ADC Switzerland | FILM TVC, Cinema | Silver
Winner FWA | The Cutting Edge award
Nominee The Webby Awards | ONLINE FILM & VIDEO Best Use of Interactive Video
LBBW Förderpreis


Winner FWA | Site of the Month
Winner FWA | Mobile of the Day
Winner FWA | Site of the Day
Winner Awwwards | Site of the Day


AHOI Film Festival Hamburg,  Germany
Skena Up International Film & Theatre Festival, Kosovo


Kieler Rathaus/ town hall, Kiel

German Embassy, Paris

Danzénica Festival contemporary dance and art La Paz, Bolivia

Kulturhaus The Hague, Netherlands