VALERIE BLANKENBYL

Valerie Blankenbyl (born Gudenus) is an Austrian documentary filmmaker.  

After studying graphic design and advertising in Vienna and being an artist in residence at Fabrica in Italy for two years, Valerie graduated from a master degree in filmmaking in Switzerland. She has lived in several different countries and has directed two feature length documentaries. She is now working on her new film projects. 

Filmography

Finished films

In production & development

  • The Bubble (CH/ AT, 90 min) with Cognito Films and Golden Girls Filmproduktionen

  • Trolling (AT, 90 min) developed within the BKA Startstipendium 2018 scholarship programme

  • Rugby Girls (AT, 90 min) with Golden Girls Filmproduktionen

Festivals & Awards

MA NA SAPNA - A MOTHER'S DREAM (CH 2013, 86min)

Festivals: 

Visions du Réel 2013, Switzerland/ Vancouver International Film Festival 2013, Canada/ Message to Man Film Festival 2013, Russia/ 30. Kasseler Dokfest 2013, Germany, Max Ophüls Preis 2014, Germany/ Solothurner Filmtage 2014, Switzerland/ Docudays UA 2014, Ukraine/ One World 2014, Czech Republic/ DokFest 2014, Germany/ Ethnocineca 2014, Austria/ Fünf Seen Film Festival 2014, Germany/ Verzio Documentary Film Festival 2014, Hungary/ Jeden Svent Film Festival 2014, Slovakia/ TERRE DES FEMMES Film Festival 2014, Germany/ Sole Luna Film Festival Palermo 2015, Italy/ Sole Luna Film Festival Treviso 2015, Italy

Awards: 

Dok.fest Munich: Speed Pitch Award 2010, Germany

Victor Alexis Thalberg Award: Best Documentary 2013, Switzerland

First Steps Awards: Nomination Best Documentary 2013, Germany

DOCUDAYS UA: Best Documentary (DOC/RIGHTS) 2014, Ukraine

Sole Luna Film Festival Palermo: Special Mention for Best Photography 2015, Italy

Sole Luna Film Festival Treviso: Audience Award 2015, Italy

 

I AM JESUS (IT 2010, 75min)

Festivals: 

Zagreb Film Festival 2010/ Mostra Sao Paulo International Film Festival 2010/ Festival dei Popoli Firenze 2010/ International Film Festival Rotterdam 2010/ Hot Docs 2011/ DOXA Documentary Film Festival 2011/ Warsaw Film Festival 2011/ Leeds International Film Festival 2011

 

Distribution

MA NA SAPNA - A MOTHER'S DREAM

Journeyman Pictures, UK

I AM JESUS

Fabrica, Italy