Stephanie Falkeis PictureStephanie Falkeis is an artist and filmmaker from Vienna, Austria currently based in New York City, where she pursues an MFA in Directing and Screenwriting at Columbia University. Stephanie earned a Magister of Arts in Media Arts from the University of Applied Arts Vienna, studying in the Studio of Brigitte Kowanz. She also studied Screenwriting and Directing at Harvard University with Marcus Stern and Susan Steinberg, and Narrative Filmmaking with Thomas Arslan at the University of the Arts Berlin. Stephanie writes, directs and produces short narrative, experimental and documentary content and writes narrative feature films. She also produces conceptual media installations. Her work has been presented in exhibitions and screenings in Austria, Germany, England, Greece, California and New York.

Stephanie is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, two Erasmus Scholarships, two Merit Scholarships and a Travel Grant from the University of Applied Arts Vienna and a Film Program Scholarship from Columbia University, where she has also been awarded a Teaching Assistantship with Prof. Annette Insdorf for Fall 2018.

Stephanie was Filmmaker in Residence at the Innsbruck International Film Festival 2015.

In 2015, Stephanie founded the bilateral AASFF Austrian American Short Film Festival with Director of the Austrian Cultural Forum New York Christine Moser.  She has produced and curated three editions of the festival since its inception. Programming has been presented at the ACFNY, Anthology Film Archives, Museum of the Moving Image and the Frameout-Festival/Museumsquarter Vienna.