Michael Podogil – “FUCKING DRAMA”
Michael is a student of Michael Haneke and Wolfgang Murnberger and works as a director for TV and commercials. His short films are screened on festivals around the world. In 2015 he was awarded the prestigious Carl Mayer-Förderpreis, one of Austria’s most important scriptwriting awards, at the Diagonale Graz. In 2017 he received a nomination for the BAFTA Student Film Awards in LA. Website
Jonah King – “Confluence I”
Jonah King is an Irish artist-filmmaker living and working in New York. He received his BFA from the National College of Art & Design, Dublin, his MFA from Columbia University and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. His work is exhibited internationally.
Jannis Lenz – “WANNABE”
Jannis Lenz currently works as a study assistant in Directing at the Filmacademy Vienna for Wolfgang Murnberger and Michael Haneke. His films have been screened in museums, art galleries and at more than 200 international festivals within the last 3 years, e.g. IFF Rotterdam, Sarajevo IFF, Palm Springs or the Teheran Museum of Contemporary Art and have won numerous awards and prices, at the 40th Montreal World Film Festival, the 69th Edinburgh International Film Festival or Best Short Fiction at the Diagonale- Festival of Austrian Film 2015, among others. Lenz Bachelor- Degree Film at the Filmacademy Vienna, WANNABE, won Best European Film at Clermont-Ferrand ISFF and is nominated for the European Film Award 2017. After finishing his studies, Lenz received the START Scholarship for cinematic art of the Bundeskanzleramt Austria, became an official member of the European Film Academy and currently develops his first feature film.
Tomas Sinkevicius & Vilte Braziunaite – “Afterwork”
Tomas Sinkevicius (b.1991, Birstonas, Lithuania)
Education: 2014-2016 MFA at Konstfack, Stockholm,
Sweden 2010-2014 BA in Photography and Media Art,
Vilnius Academy of Art Lithuania
Viltė Bražiūnaitė (b. 1991, Vilnius, Lithuania)
Education: 2015 Fine Art, Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, Austria 2010-2014 BA in Photography and Media Art,
Vilnius Academy of Art, Lithuania.
Amelie Schlögelhofer – “Knagglig”
Amelie Schlögelhofer born 1994 in Vienna, since 2013 studying at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Painting and Animation Department Judith Eisler
Rocío Olivares – “Viva Coco!”
Rocío Olivares is a multidisciplinary artist (born in 1990, Santiago, Chile) who holds a BFA from UC Chile and an MFA from Columbia University. Rocío has centered her attention in asymmetrical distribution power and information in the context of world globalization and centralization of resources and power. Her work has been shown at venues such as Sean Kelly Gallery (NY, USA); The Jewish Museum (NY, USA); Mana Contemporary (NJ, USA); Museo de Artes Visuales (Santiago, Chile); Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Quinta Normal (Santiago, Chile), among others. Rocío is the recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship (2015) and Becas Chile Scholarship (2016). She currently lives and works in the Bronx, NY. Website
Sean Dunn – “British by the Grace of God”
Sean Robert Dunn is a writer and director, who has produced films which have played at film festivals such as Locarno, BFI London, Sundance, New Orleans and Chicago International Film Festivals He is a graduate of Columbia University in New York, concentrating in screenwriting and directing. He is currently developing his first feature of which he is writer/director.
Julia Schmidt – “Tripoli, Lebanon”
Julia Schmidt is an artist working with video, sound-installations, and performance. She was born in Munich, grew up in Portugal and is now studying TransArts at the University of applied arts in Vienna. For the past three years, she has been combing traveling and art projects in Asia, the Middle East, and South America. Her short film ‘Tripoli, Lebanon’ was recently shown in the Museu de Arte Brasileira in Sao Paulo.
Albin Wildner – “SAMOSA”
Albin Wildner was born in Vienna in 1983. In 2004, he graduated from a high school for media, photography, and arts with a documentary film, shot in Costa Rica as his diploma-project. From 2006 to 2013, he worked as a graphic designer and a cinematographer. Since 2014, Albin Wildner is studying film directing and cinematography at the Filmacademy Vienna.
Suzanne Andrews Correa – “Beatriz’s House!”
Suzanne Andrews Correa is a Mexican-American screenwriter and director. A recent graduate of the Film Program at Columbia University (MFA), she has worked in the industry for almost a decade as a member of IATSE. Her latest short, La Casa de Beatriz, premiered at the 2017 Morelia International Film Festival and received awards from the Princess Grace Foundation and Directors Guild of America. Suzanne is a 2018 Sundance Screenwriters Lab Fellow. La Cazadora (The Huntress) will be her debut feature. Website
Dea Kulumbegashvili – “Lethe”
Dea Kulumbegashvili was born and raised in Georgia. She studied film directing at Columbia University School of the Arts and media studies at The New School in New York. Her debut short film Invisible Spaces was nominated for a Palme d’Or du Court Métrage at the Cannes Film Festival in 2014. It was also the first film from independent Georgia to be part of the official competition at the Cannes Film Festival. Dea’s second short film Léthé premiered at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival in the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs selection and played in dozens of other festivals around the world including International Film Festival Rotterdam or MoMa’s New Directors/New Films.
Joe Sulsenti – “Fishy”
My name is Joe Sulsenti, I study animation at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. I love bringing characters to life and telling stories through the art of animation and character acting. Living in New York City and being seduced by the world of drag has definitely inspired me and my work. I want to create work that is personal to me, resonates with my audience, and spreads a message of love and acceptance to people that need it. Website