Insa Wiese was born in 1978 in the rural part of East Friesland. She studied Arts and German Language and Literature at the University of Oldenburg. There, she discovered her passion for movies and especially for shorts, she implemented her own filmlets and organized together with friends the small short film festival zwergWERK. After having worked several years for the Hamburg International Short Film Festival, she's working since 2009 as the head of the International Short Film Week Regensburg. Since summer 2016 she is also working for the festival UNDERDOX in Munich. There she is jointly responsible for the short films. She also curates short film programs like Emerging Artists and she is giving lectures at the University in Regensburg and University for Television and Film Munich. Since April 2016 she is in the board of the association of the Bavarian Film Festivals.