MARIE ALICE WOLFSZAHN is a film director, scriptwriter and multimedia artist with a BA Hons degree in film (Edinburgh College of Art, International Film School of Paris) and an education in sculpture (University of Applied Arts Vienna). She is well-travelled and has lived in Berlin, Moscow and Prague, with her hometown of Vienna, Austria as her current base.
"My focus lies in exploring the grey zone between reality & fiction – both in my work and in life. I’m pedantic when it comes to details, I love to build things, I enjoy finding quick solutions and I’m a good listener. My interests and skill set are infinite in their diversity – existence is too brief to be hiding in one drawer."
Delving into the manifold dimensions that lie beyond the here & now, between truth & myth, beneath the relative & absolute...is what defines her artistic work: time(lessness), utopia|dystopia, ideology, folklore and faith are recurring themes in her documentary, experimental and narrative films as well as her light and art installations. In the commercial realm, she works in the fields of advertising, fashion, events and music festivals.
Her 360° immersive documentary, BRIDGE TO SOVIETOPIA, premiered at the renowned IDFA and played festivals in 2020/2021; the cinema adaptation SOVIETOPIA is in development. Her narrative feature directorial debut, MOTHER SUPERIOR, was awarded Best Feature Film and Best Director at the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival and will be available to audiences mid 2023.
(Film festivals: IDFA Amsterdam, MIFF Melbourne, FNC Montréal, FrightFest Glasgow, Slash Vienna, Brooklyn Horror FF, Portland FF, et al // Exhibitions: Ernst Fuchs Museum, Wiener Festwochen, Parallel Art Fair, Arma 17 Moscow, et al).