Raphael Schanz (he/him), born 1989 in Hildesheim/Germany, is a film director based in Berlin.
He studied communication and social sciences in Erfurt, Berlin and Jerusalem. After a first career in political communication, he took part in the documentary directing class at the self-organized film school filmArche in Berlin.
He is a co-founder of the film production company panther reh and gives workshops on filmmaking. His short documentary film Going Alone about state funerals has been screened at festivals all over the globe.