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Jola Wieczorek



Jola Wieczorek was born in Poland in 1983 and grew up in Austria. After studying Media Management in St. Pölten and Audiovisual Communication in Barcelona, she worked in Zurich as a production and casting assistant on fiction and commercial films.

In 2012 she received an Erasmus Mundus scholarship to study at DOC Nomads Documentary Film Directing. During the master, that involved studying in Lisbon, Budapest and Brussels, she realized various documentary films that were screened at many international film festivals including Locarno Film Festival, Brussel Short Film Festival and Diagonale. She won the Best Austrian Newcomer Award with her short documentary List do Polski at the Vienna Independet Shorts. Jola is supported with the START-scholarship from the Arts and Culture Division of the Federal Chancellery of Austria and lives in Vienna and Barcelona.

«O que resta» 2015, Portugal/Austria, documentary, 39min
«Letter to Poland» 2015, Brussels/Austria, documentary, 9min
«Border Crossers» 2013, Hungary/Austria, documentary, 11min
«Época Baixa» 2013, Portugal/Austria, documentary, 7min
«The Window» 2012, Switzerland, documentary, 3min


Off Season

Época Baixa (Orig.) / 2013 / Portugal / 7 min

Época Baixa shows places left behind by tourists during the Off Season in Portugal. We still can sense the colourful days of past summer days. The tourists have left their traces. Sometimes we can even hear them, like ghost voices, from the far distance.



Visegrad? Where the hell is that?

Visegrad? Where the hell is that?

With this daring motto, playfully ironic visual design and primarily interesting film selection, Visegrad Film Festival presented its programme in Cork, Ireland. How was it, where does it go and why is it actually held in Ireland?

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- 26.9.2016 -

A Showcase of Asian Documentary Film Jewels? TIDF!

A Showcase of Asian Documentary Film Jewels? TIDF!

The interest in all things Asian is growing faster than capital markets in the global world. That goes for documentary films as well. The contemporary production of Asian documentary filmmakers is regularly presented by Taiwan International Documentary Festival.

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- 12.9.2016 -

Gulîstan, Land of Roses Wins Prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award at Locarno IFF

Gulîstan, Land of Roses Wins Prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award at Locarno IFF

On Sunday, August 7, young director Zaynê Akyol became the 9th winner of the unique Doc Alliance Selection Award that is awarded since 2008 by the international Doc Alliance platform. The Kurdish director based in Canada received the award during an award ceremony at Locarno IFF. Along with the award, the filmmaker also received financial support of 5.000 euro for her future film.

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- 8.8.2016 -

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