Sophie Alena Stallegger
I was born 1991 in Graz, moved around quite a bit - Valencia, Berlin, Linz, Bogota - until landing in Vienna, where I live now and work on the bridge between art, culture and people. Beside managing my own projects, I offer visual documentation and communication to artists and companies in creative field.

foto & video
I always collected things. Using my little camera I started to collect photos of what I found beautiful and for several years, calenders with my photographs where hanging in hundreds of people's homes. With time the images were moving and I started focusing in film with a passion in documentation. Out of that my first middle length documentary was born: Seeds Of Change (2014, Austria/Bolivia) on a Bolivian community creating a remote society in the amazon. Some years later I came back to South America for my second documentary Kalapa (in post-production, Austria/Colombia), on a new school model.

Complementing to my projects, the combination of education in design and in art gave me a good base in creation. I did my bachelors in 'information design' at FH Joanneum Graz and graduated in 2013. As a bachelor's tesis I developed a website that collects spoken stories as a digital memorial ('gschichtn vom leben und ableben'). I continued with a media master at Kunstuniversität Linz, which gave me a new perspective on my own work. In both studies I practised how to translate my ideas into media, for me as well as for others.

In 2012 while doing an internship in Berlin, I became part of the Kino movement, which influenced my life in various aspects. Bringing together international actors and filmmakers from amateur to professional for a couple of days, we organized participatory festivals for independant film making in Berlin. Back in Austria I wanted to continue this philosophy of collective creativity and initiated similar platforms in two cities in Austria. In 2013 KinoCuntra Graz and two years later Kinophilia in Linz, which are led now by other people. In that time, I realized how much I enjoy organizing such creative come-togethers. In late 2017 we opened a studio for collabortive playfulness called Rabbithole, where I manage the events. Apart from that I work in culture institutions like Viennale or Ars Electronica during their festivals.


film production

for Vaughan KG in ORF documentary Akte Habsburg, Oct 2017

for City Games Vienna, Feb 2016 - Feb 2017

performance documentation
for Bhoomesh Tak, Sep 2017

set photography
for a music video by Morgaine, Sep 2017

music video
for Abu Gabi, Feb 2017

concert videos
for Apple Pitcher and SixThings, Nov 2016

for documentary 3600 Semmeln by Heinz Trenczak, Feb - Sept 2016

set design and set photography
for Heldenzeitreise by Wolfram Paulus, Feb - Aug 2016

for documentary Kalapa May 2016 - May 2017
(Project funding by ÖH)

graphic design and postproduction
at Golden Girls film production, Jul - Aug 2015

assistant director
for Nasri Hajjaj's short movie The Purple Field, Jun 2015

for Seeds Of Change, 2015
(grant by Förderungsverein der Kunstuniversität Linz)

set photographer
for trailer of cinema production Grindlwald, Sep 2014

for Seeds of Change, 2013
(Förderstipendium by Fh Joanneum)

photography and design

wedding photography
2017, 2016, 2014

event photography
for hotspotted in Upper Austria, Austria, Nov 2013
for spark7 in Styria, Austria, feb-apr 2012

photo journalism
for Black Nights Film Festival in Tallinn, Nov 2012

work photography, brochure design
for alpha nova BetriebsgmbH, Sep - Nov 2011

articles, photography
for newspaper KORSO (internship), Aug - Jul 2008

graphic design, website
for TimeOut Wohlfühllounge GmbH , Jan - Apr 2008

festivals and workshops

guest service
at This Human World festival 2017

cinema personell
at Viennale 2016 and 2017

openFilmLab tutor
at Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Sep 2014

school video workshop tutor
for Umweltdachverband and Nationalparks Austria, 2013-2014

festival director
of international Kinokabaret Kinophilia in Linz, 2015-2016
and Kino CunTRA in Graz, 2013-2014

organisation, design, documentation
for KinoBerlino Kinokabaret, Feb - Oct 2012

jury activities

smart up your life Contest
Jul 2015

DemoACTION jury
Aug 2008

for DIAGONALE 08 film festival, Mar 2008



in post production

Cinnamoon Skyride, 2016
selected at Tanzhafenfestival Linz 2017

Seeds of Change, 2014
selected at Festival de Cine Indigena, Valparaiso, Chile 2016
international competition at Ecozine Film Festival, Zaragoza 2015
selected at Crossing Europe Film Festival, Linz 2015
selected at Which Human Rights? Film Festival, Documentarist Istanbul 2014

Stilles Wasser, 2012
selected at Voices from the Waters Flm Festival, Göteborg 2014
movie of the month at berliner-filmfestivals.de 2014

Zip, 2014
selected at Underground Film Festival, Munich 2015

Berlin ist, 2012
selected at Kiezkieken Festival, Berlin 2014 and 2nd price at Videoclip Wettbewerb Berlin 2013

Language Experiment, 2012
selected at Street Cinema Graz 2016

Hanky Panky, 2006
award at Wiener Film & Videotage 2006

Worauf warten, 2006
Brozen Diana at Golden Diana film festival Carinthia

Fehltritt mit Folgen, 2005
nominated at Klappe film festival Salzburg 2005


g'schicht'n vom leben und ableben, web project
since 2013

Art / Labour, installation
Offenes Kulturhaus Linz 2015

I Try To Be There and My Food Story, installations
Kapu Linz 2014


Lifeline, photo installation
Niesenberger Graz 2010

Verträumte Perspektiven, photography exhibition
cafe palaver graz 2008