Franziska Buch (born 15 November, 1960 in Stuttgart) is a German film director and screenwriter. In her work she concentrates on issues that deal with childhood and youth. The main topic in almost all of her movies is family and its difficulty shown out from children's perspectives. Franziska Buch is mainly known for Emil und die Detektive (2001) (Emil and the Detectives), Verschwinde von hier (Disappear from here) (1999) und Bibi Blocksberg und das Geheimnis der blauen Eulen (Bibi Blocksberg and the Secret of the Blue Owls) (2004). In addition, she teaches Scriptwriting at the Film Academy in Ludwigsburg since 1996. She is also the principal of the screen-play at film academy of Baden-Württemberg since 2002.