Yvonne Andrä lives in Weimar. After training and working as a kindergarten teacher, she fled the GDR in 1989. On the second path of education, she graduated from Hanover and began studying psychology at the "TU Darmstadt". She switched to media culture at the "Bauhaus University Weimar". After graduating as a cultural studies graduate (media) (2004), she worked as a journalist for TA, the news agency ddp and the MDR television. During her studies, she founded the artist collective "1meter60 Film" with her later husband Wolfgang Andrä and Stefan Petermann. In 2009 she became a partner in the film production company "1meter60 Film" (2009). Her most important documentaries are "THE OTHER EUROPEANS in: The Broken Sound" and "Pauls Schulweg" and the long-term film project "WEIMARleben". The company was awarded the Thuringian Creative Radar by the Thuringian Ministry of Economic Affairs in 2011 as one of Thuringia's best creative companies. In 2012 she was co-founder and artistic director of the Weimar film festival "Trekoulor". In 2013 she founded the rental and sales company "1meter60 Distribution" with Wolfgang Andrä. She was a scholarship holder of the Thuringia Cultural Foundation (2010) and a “frontier worker” scholarship holder of the Robert Bosch Foundation and the Berlin Literary Colloquium (2015). Two more of their projects were funded by the Thuringia Cultural Foundation. She received numerous grants from the Thuringian Film Fund and the City of Weimar. She is a photographer and blogger - www.weimar8uhr.de (2015-17) - www.jenseits-der-perlenkette.de (2018). She has received many awards for her artistic work with young people in various film projects (including nomination for the "European Youth Cinema Award" for the best talented young European filmmaker, Thuringian Integration Award for the 4-city project "Me, myself & Schiller (2016) ) In 2017/18 she had her first major work exhibition in the Weimar City Library (2017/18).