Festival Curator, Co-Founder
As Festival Curator, Stephanie is responsible for the concept, development, artistic direction and programming of the AASFF Austrian American Short Film Festival.
Stephanie Falkeis is an interdisciplinary artist, writer and filmmaker based in Vienna, Austria. She is currently a magistra candidate at the University of Applied Arts Vienna in the class of Transmedia Art (Studio Brigitte Kowanz), having studied Directing and Screenwriting at Harvard University (Harvard Summer Program 2011) and Fine Art and Critical Theory at Newcastle University (2014). Her art installations were shown at Lenikus Gallery, Vienna and Broadacre House, Newcastle, among others, while her filmic work screened at festivals such as the XWRA Video and Media Art Festival in Greece and the Vienna Content Award. Her short film 100 Years of Votiv Cinema was selected to screen in cinemas for several weeks in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Vienna Arthouse Cinema Votivkino.
Her critical writing has been published in Interval (Unstapled Press, UK) and on standard.at and she served as a contributing editor for SCHAU Kunstmagazin in 2009/2010. Stephanie served as a Jury Member for the GAFFA International Film Festival in 2011 and was a Talent in Residence at the Innsbruck Film Campus in 2015.
Stephanie completed a semester studying Narrative Film with Thomas Arslan at the University of Art Berlin as an Erasmus Scholar and is a designated Fulbright Scholar to study Directing/Screenwriting in the US from 2017