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Stina Werenfels

Stina Werenfels (born 1964, Basel, Switzerland)

Stina Werenfelsspent her early childhood in the US, Greece and Spain. Following her degree in Pharmacology, she went on to study film at the New York University (Tisch School of the Arts) in 1991 where she attended master classes by Spike Lee, Arthur Penn and Marketa Kimbrell. There she completed her studies with the prize winning short documentary Fragments from the Lower East Side (1994) describing the vanishing Jewish culture of New York’s neighbourhood. Back in Switzerland Werenfels shot Pastry, Pain & Politics (1998) for which she was given amongst other awards the Swiss Film Prize for best short film. Her first movie feature Nachbeben (2006) premiered at the Berlinale Panorama and went on to win several awards. Besides writing and directing, Stina Werenfels also teaches ‘acting for film’ at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK).

 

Filmography
Fragments from the Lower East Side (1994, short), Pastry, Pain & Politics (1998, short), ID Swiss (1999, segment “Making of a Jew”), Nachbeben/Going Private (2006), Dora or the Sexual Neuroses of Our Parents (2015).

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 Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation
 
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