JOLA WIECZOREK
Jola Wieczorek  ist eine österreichische Dokumentarfilmemacherin polnischer Herkunft. Sie ist Absolventin des internationalen Masterstudiengangs für Dokumentarfilmregie «DOC Nomads», für den sie ein Vollstipendium erhielt. Während dem Studium in Lissabon, Budapest und Brüssel realisiert sie verschiedene kurze Dokumentarfilme, die auf vielen internationalen Filmfestivals liefen.
Ihr Kurzfilm List do Polski gewann den Nachwuchspreis am Vienna Shorts. Ihr Abschlussfilm O que resta feierte am 68. Locarno Filmfestival seine internationale Premiere.
2015 erhielt sie das START-Stipendium für Filmkunst des Bundeskanzleramts Österreich.
Jola ist die Gründerin der Produktionsfirma Fahrenheit Films e.U. mit Sitz in Wien und unterrichtet Dokumentarfilm u.a. bei Docnomads, Filmkids.ch oder an der Kunstschule Winterthur.
Ihr erster abendfüllender Dokumentarfilm Stories from the Sea hatte im Oktober 2021 am Viennale Film Festival Weltpremiere. Sie lebt in Wien.


Jola Wieczorek is an Austrian Documentary Filmmaker of Polish origin. She is a graduate of the International Master Course in Documentary Film Directing «DOC Nomads» for which she was granted a full scholarship. During the master, that involved studying in Lisbon, Budapest and Brussels, she realised various documentaries that were screened at different International Film Festivals.
Her short film List do Polski won the Best Austrian Newcomer Award at the Vienna Shorts.
Her graduation movie O que resta celebrated its International Premiere at the 68th Locarno Film Festival.
In 2015 she received the START-Scholarship from the Arts and Culture Division of the Federal Chancellery of Austria. Jola ist the founder of the Vienna based production company Fahrenheit Films and teaches documentary film at a.o. Doc Nomads, Filmkids.ch and Kunstschule Winterthur. She recently completed her first feature documentary Stories from the Sea that premiered at the Viennale in October 2021. She lives in Vienna.


EDUCATION

• Erasmus Mundus Joint Master DocNomads in Documentary Film Directing at the Lusophone University of Humanities and Technologies / Lisbon, University of Theatre and Film Arts / Budapest and LUCA School of Arts / Brussels [2012 - 2014]
• Erasmus at the University of Barcelona | Audiovisual Communication [2004 - 2005]
• Studies of Media Management at the University of Applied Sciences St. Pölten, Austria [2002 - 2006]

GRANTS, NOMINATIONS AND AWARDS

• Shortlisted for the RONDO-Fotopreis, Exhibition in the framework of the Festival Foto Wien  [2019]
• Nomination for the Prémio Sophia Estudante by the Academia Portuguesa de Cinema [2015]
• Nomination for the Silver Eye Award at East Silver Market / Jihlava IFF [2015] [2016]
• Nomination for the Leopards of Tomorrow Award at the 68th Locarno IFF [2015]
START-Scholarship from the Arts and Culture Division of the Federal Chancellery of Austria [2015]
Best Austrian Newcomer Award at Vienna Independent Shorts [2015]
• Scholarship Summeracademy Salzburg, Austria [2014]
Erasmus Mundus Full Scholarship [2012 - 2014]
• Leonardo da Vinci Scholarship [2005]
• Erasmus Scholarship [2004-2005]

FESTIVALS (Selection)

• 68th Locarno Film Festival (SWITZERLAND)
• Viennale International Film Festival (AUSTRIA)
• Taiwan International Documentary Film Festival (TAIWAN)
• Diagonale, Graz (AUSTRIA)
• Crossing Europe, Linz (AUSTRIA)
• Doclisboa, Lisbon (PORTUGAL)
• IIFF - International Intangible Heritage Film Festival / Jeonju (SOUTH COREA)
• Vienna Independent Shorts, Vienna (AUSTRIA)
• Dokufest (KOSOVO)
• Balkan Beyond Borders, Thessaloniki (GREECE)
• 18th Sofia International Film Festival (BULGARIA)
• FACA - Festa de Antropologia Cinema e Arte, Lisbon (PORTUGAL)
• Brussels Short Film Festival, Brussels (BELGIUM)
• PANORAMA - Mostra do Documentário Português, Lisbon (PORTUGAL)
• Kurzfilmtage Flensburg, Flensburg (AUSTRIA)





Contact
Jola Wieczorek
mail2jola@gmail.com
www.fahrenheitfilms.at


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