Valeska Grisebach studied German literature and philosophy in Berlin, Munich, and Vienna before beginning film studies in Vienna.
Grisebach's diploma film Mein Stern (Be My Star) won the International Critics' Award at the Toronto International Film Festival as well as the prize for Best Feature Film at the Turin Film Festival. In 2006, her second film Sehnsucht (Longing) debuted in competition at the Berlin Film Festival. Grisebach's third film Western premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2017.
Valeska Grisebach's sister is the actress Anna Grisebach.
- 2001: First Steps Award for Be My Star
- 2001: Prize for Best Feature Film at the Turin Film Festival for Be My Star
- 2001: International Critics’ Award at the Toronto International Film Festival for Be My Star
- 2006: Special Jury Award at the Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente in Buenos Aires
- 2006: Special Jury Award at the Warsaw International Film Festival for Longing
- 2006: Film Prize at the Festival of German Film for Longing
- 2017: Film Prize at the Festival of German Film for Western
- 2018: German Film Prize in Bronze for Western (Best Feature)
- "Regisseurin Valeska Grisebach: Deutschland hat starkes Selbstbild". Frankenpost (in German). 17 August 2017.
- ""Valeska Grisebach."". Filmportal.de. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
- ""Anna Grisebach"". Filmportal.de. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
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