Uisenma Borchu was born in Ulaan Bator in Mongolia in 1984 and came to the GDR with her family in 1989. From 2006 to 2015 she studied at the Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film in Munich in the department of documentary and television journalism. Her first documentary film “Donne-moi plus” (2007) was invited by german films to the Cannes Film Festival for the Next Generation slot. It was also shown at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, (2008) and the Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, (2012). Her documentary “Himmel voller Geigen” (2011) was awarded the Megaherz Film School Award at the DokFest Munich 2012. Her diploma film for the HFF Munich “Schau mich nicht so an” (2015) had its world premiere at the Filmfest Munich 2015 and won the Fipresci Film Critics Prize of the Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique. At the same time, Uisenma Borchu received the Bavarian Film Award for Young Directors 2015 for the film “Schau mich nicht so an”. The film also attracted attention at other film festivals in Germany and internationally. In May 2016, Uisenma Borchu received the Mongolian Woman of the Year award from the Association for the Development of Mongolian Women in Europe in the category of Arts/Culture/Sport. At the 36th International Festival of Film Academies in Munich she participated in the jury of the Interfilm Academy Munich for the Female Filmmakers Award.
In the 2017/18 season she will stage her first theatre play at the Münchner Kammerspiele, and in the course of a play development, she will focus on her family history.