FIRST YEAR – NEW YORK
Stephanie Falkeis is an Austrian director, writer and producer based in New York City. She is an alum of the IFFI Talent Campus and the Telluride Film Festival Symposium, and was selected for the 2020 La Fémis Co-Production Atelier in Paris. Her historical Miniseries ‘The Invisible Sister’ received the prestigious 'Heldinnen in Serie' award and development funding from FISA Austria. Her experimental and narrative shortfilms have screened internationally in cinemas, galleries and festivals in Austria, Germany, England, Greece and the United States, and she is a published writer in German and English. From 2015-2018 she produced and curated the bilateral Austrian American Short Film Festival, which she also co-founded. She is currently completing her MFA at Columbia University’s Graduate Film Devision on a Fulbright Fellowship.