Since 2010, Annegret Richter has been working as Head of Animation Programme at the International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film - DOK Leipzig. Previously she held positions as festival director at Filmfest Dresden and as assistant professor and lecturer at the Institute of Communication and Media Studies at the University of Leipzig. She graduated with a M.A. degree in American Studies and Media Studies and wrote her master thesis on “Social and Media Criticism in American Prime Time Animation Series”. Currently, she is researching and presenting programmes and lectures on animated documentaries and she writes her Ph.D. on the subject.
In addition she teaches courses on film and television theory as well as on animation studies. She also works at a local radio station and has been writing film reviews for magazines for the past ten years.