Beate Kunath was born in Karl-Marx-Stadt in 1967.
From 1996 to 2004, Beathe Kunath was part of the Chemnitz Film Studio. Starting in 2004, she was a board member there. Prior to this, she initiated the film festival for lesbian and gay film in Chemnitz from 1994 to 2002 and organized weekly film series of Chemnitzer Film Club. Since 2000, Beate Kunath also produces her own short movies, with which she is successful at international festivals. In 2001, her short film FORBIDDEN FRUIT was shown at the Berlinale Panorama and was awarded the Teddy-Jury-Prize.
Kunath’s Movies SONNTAG MORGEN (sunday morning) and IM SOMMER SITZEN DIE ALTEN (in the summertime the old are sitting) were released on DVD short movie collections of Edition Salzgeber, also SONNTAG MORGEN aired on MDR. In the catalogue of the AG Kurzfilm AG- German Short Films 2010, IM SOMMER SITZEN DIE ALTEN was originally listed as one of 100 outstanding German short films in 2008 and 2009. In 2008, Kunath’s first documentary was published about the Chemnitz-born writer Irmtraud Morgner. In 2012, first video installations were created. Furthermore, Beate Kunath is co-initiator of the RAW CHICKS series of events on the RAW site in Berlin.
Beate Kunath publishes under the label [bi: kei] productions and the pseudonym [bi: kei]. She lives and works in Chemnitz and Berlin.