Villa Aurora Grant Recipients | 2017

Jan, Feb, Mar

Carolina Hellsgård | Filmmaker

Carolina Hellsgård

Carolina Hellsgård

1977
born in Stockholm
2007
Meisterschüler, Experimental Media Design, University of the Arts in Berlin
2008-2009
DAAD Grant, Film Directing Program, Cal Arts, Valencia
2011
Co-Founder film production company Flickfilm, writer-director of several award winning short films and the debut feature film WANJA
2015
Visual Artist Work Fellowship Berlin
2015-2017
Dorothea Erxleben Program, Braunschweig University of Art (HBK)
Assistant professor Screenwriting and Film Directing

Born in Stockholm, Carolina Hellsgård studied at the University of the Arts in Berlin as well as at Cal Arts’ Graduate Film Directing Program. Her debut feature, WANJA had its world premiere at the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival where it was nominated for Best First Feature Film. The film was shown at numerous international film festivals including Sao Paulo, Montreal, Gothenburg and Austin Filmfestival. WANJA was awarded Best Debut Film at the Biberacher Filmfestspiele and Best Script at Valletta Filmfestival, Malta. It was released theatrically in Germany in 2016. At Villa Aurora Carolina Hellsgård will work on the screenplay for a science fiction drama based on the current world situation.

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