After completed her studies in theatre, cinema and TV in Germany and having worked as a freelancer for the Documentary Film Festival “Duisburger Filmwoche”, the German broadcasting station ZDF (editorial department ‘series’) as well as ZDF Enterprises (license acquisition for ARTE/ZDF) Susa Katz lives since 1998 Zürich/Switzerland.
She worked as a production manager, line producer and managing sales for independent film production companies, including 13 years for T&C Film (with Marcel Hoehn) in Zurich. Besides she has as well been active in various other fields such as advisory board of Swiss Films (2004-06), head of department for FOCAL the foundation for professional training in cinema and audiovisual media or as a board member of a community cinema in Zürich (filmpodium).
After she has been Head of the film funding for the Swiss Federal Office of Culture (BAK/OFC in Bern 2013 - 2016) and during this time Swiss representative for Eurimages. She became deputy manager at the regional film fund in Zurich (Zürcher Filmstiftung). She is a member of the Swiss Film Academy.