Valerie Gudenus is an Austrian documentary filmmaker based in Switzerland and England.
After studying graphic design and advertising in Vienna and being an artist in residence making films for two years in Italy she finished her master degree in filmmaking in 2013 in Switzerland. She has directed two feature length documentaries and is now working on several new projects.
Festivals & Awards
MA NA SAPNA - A MOTHER'S DREAM (CH, 2013)
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 2013, Best Documentary, Switzerland/ First Steps Awards Nomination Best Documentary 2013, Germany/ DOCUDAYS UA Best Documentary (DOC/RIGHTS) 2014, Ukraine/ Special Mention for Best Photography, Sole Luna Film Festival Palermo 2015, Italy/ Audience Award, Sole Luna Film Festival Treviso, Italy
I AM JESUS (IT, 2010)
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