Stephanie Falkeis is an Austrian writer, director and producer based in New York City. Recently selected as a BAFTA Newcomer and for participation in the Cannes-La Fémis Co-Production Atelier, she is also an alumna of the Telluride Film Festival Symposium and the Innsbruck Talent Campus.
Her historical limited series 'The Invisible Sister' received the 'Heldinnen in Serie' screenwriting award and development funding from FISA Austria. Her experimental and narrative short films have screened internationally in cinemas, galleries, festivals and online. Her latest short 'At the Shore' received an award at
the NYWIFT Festival (New York Women in Film and Television), and her upcoming film 'Elegy for A Glacier' was awarded the prestigious Sloan Production Grant. Her narrative work often deals with notions of otherness and belonging, memory, and our relationship to the natural world. Stephanie has contributed poetry, prose and non-fiction to English and German publications. Besides her work as a writer and filmmaker, Stephanie co-founded the bilateral Austrian American Short Film Festival (AASFF), which she curated from 2015-2018.
Stephanie is currently completing her MFA at Columbia University’s Graduate Film Program on a Fulbright Fellowship. There she taught an undergraduate colloquium in Film History as Annette Insdorf’s teaching assistant and serves as the Co-Chair of Columbia Women in Film.

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