BIO

MULTI-CULTURAL FEMALE FILMMAKER

 

Stephanie is an award-winning director and writer from Zurich, Switzerland based between New York City, Tel Aviv and Zurich.

 

Her short films and screenplays have screened and won a number of Jury and Best Short awards at festivals worldwide, including Tribeca Film Festival. She previously worked as producer and director in Switzerland, the UK and Israel, where she assistant-directed the Oscar nominated Israeli drama Beaufort. 

As a classically trained painter with a background in fashion and dance, her work is a quilt of cultural and textural influences that range from experimental to narrative storytelling. Her latest short Esther In Wonderland, which she is currently developing into a feature, won first place at the Atlanta Film Festival and Shore Scripts Screenplay Competition and screened at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival.

 

Stephanie holds an MFA from New York University's Graduate Film Program and speaks six languages. 

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DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT

WOMEN IN THAT SPACE "IN BETWEEN"

As a second-generation, Jewish, female artist growing up in Switzerland, I experienced adolescence as a struggle between fitting the mold and carving my own path. My films portray women in transition and explore the spaces IN-BETWEEN.

I work with actors, dancers, athletes and models of different backgrounds, ethnicities, identity, shape and size.

I generally cast against type.

 

The norm does not interest me. The raw, the real, the conflicting, the sexual - yields emotional and visual texture and depth. 

AWARDS

2019 Shorts Winner

Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition

Esther In Wonderland

 

2018 Best Short Screenplay

Shore Scripts Screenplay Contest

Esther In Wonderland

 

2017 Best Spec Commercial

Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards

A Tale of Endurance: Celebration of the Imperfect

2017 Best Cinematography

Seattle International Fashion Film Festival

A Tale of Endurance: Celebration of the Imperfect

2017 Award of Merit

Accolade Global Film Competition

A Tale of Endurance: Celebration of the Imperfect

OFFICIAL SELECTION

Esther In Wonderland

Tribeca Film Festival. 2021 Official Selection

Raindance Film Festival. 2021 Official Selection

Leeds International Film Festival. 2021 Official Selection

Calgary International Film Festival. 2021 Official Selection

Guanajuato International Film Festival. 2021 Official Selection

UK Jewish Film Festival. 2021 Official Selection

A Tale of Endurance: Celebration of the Imperfect

Brooklyn Film Festival. 2018 Official Selection

New Media Film Festival. 2018 Official Selection

La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival. 2018 Official Selection 

Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards. 2018 Finalist

Fashion Film Fest Istanbul. 2017 Official Selection

Fashionclash Fashion Film Festival. 2017 Official Selection 

Porto Fashion Film Festival. 2017 Official Selection 

Best Shorts Competition. 2017 Official Selection

International Fashion Film Festival Brussels. 2017 Official Selection

California International Shorts Festival. 2017 Official Selection 

Seattle International Fashion Film Festival. 2017 Best Picture, Best Director, Best Artistic Design, Best Cinematography, Best Sound Design

Miami Fashion Film Festival. 2017 Semi-Finalist

The Painted Lady

Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival. 2016 Official Selection

Milwaukee Short Film Festival. 2016 Official Selection

The Williamsburg Independent Film Festival. 2016 Official Selection

Big Apple Film Festival. 2016 Official Selection

Aruma

Chelsea Film Festival. 2016 Official Selection

New York Big Mini DV Festival. 2016 Official Selection

NewFilmmakers NY. 2016 Official Selection

Southampton International Film Festival. 2016 Official Selection

San Jose International Short Film Festival. 2016 Official Selection

Shadow Boxer

Athens International Film + Video festival. 2016 Official Selection
POWFest Monthly Extended Festival. 2016 Official Selection
NewFilmmakers, NY. 2016 Official Selection

 

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"We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls." - Anaïs Nin

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