Pola Beck was born in Berlin in 1982. Raised by a theatre and film family, she developed an early interest in art, photography, and the moving image.
After various directing internships she spent a year at the European Film College in Denmark in 2003, where she shot her first shortfilm: an erotic fairy tale. From 2005-2011, she studied directing at the filmuniversity Babelsberg. Her first feature film Am Himmel der Tag (2012) won the „Golden Eye“ at Zurich Film Festival followed by numerous awards.
Currently she is directing DRUCK, the german adaptation of the norwegian teen tv-series hit SKAM. Pola lives and loves in Berlin.