Stephanie Falkeis is an Austrian writer, director and producer based in New York City. She is an alum of the Telluride Film Festival Symposium and the IFFI Talent Campus, and was selected for the 2020 La Fémis Co-Production Atelier in Paris and the 2021 BAFTA Newcomers Program. 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. In 2018, she was Annette Insdorf’s teaching assistant for Film History. She is currently completing her MFA at Columbia University’s Graduate Film Devision on a Fulbright Fellowship.