ABOUT



Sophie Alena Stallegger, born 1991 in beautiful Graz, moved around quite a bit - Valencia, Berlin, Linz, Bogota - until landing in Vienna, where I live now and create.

I collected things I found beautiful since I can remember, using my little camera. As time passed I happened to become a film maker, that found a passion in capturing the essence of the moment through doumentation. In that sense I realized two middle length documentaries: Seeds Of Change (2013, Austria/Bolivia) and Kalapa (in post-production, Austria/Colombia), both on models of how to live together in the spirit of collaboration.
Even though the most important things one learns outside of institutions, the combination of education in design and art gave me a good base in creation. I graduated my bachelors in 'information design' at FH Joanneum Graz in 2013 and continued with a media master at art university of Linz. I learned how to translate my own ideas into projects, for instance by developing a web platform that shares rememberings as a tesis project, but also by offering professional media production and documentation to different companies.
In Berlin I accidentally discovered my passion of festival work. While working for an assosiation for filmmakers as an intership, I got aligned with a special kind of cinema culture, namely Kinokabarets. Bringing together international actors and filmmakers from amateur to professional for a couple of days, we organized participatory festivals for independant film making. 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.
Culture work, documentation and creation, became since then the three professions I am juggleing with in my daily life, trying to keep a healthy balance between doing what my inner voice tells me to do, and making a living.
Currently I am part of the multimedia project City Games [Vienna] being member of the Creative Collective White Rabbit, with our studio in Pramergasse, 1090 Vienna, where we work on designing playfullness for the city.








EXPERIENCE



film production

assistance
for Vaughan KG in ORF documentary Akte Habsburg, Oct 2017

documentation
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

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

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

research
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

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

set photographer
for trailer of cinema production Grindlwald, Sep 2014

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


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


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


jury activities

smart up your life Contest
Jul 2015

DemoACTION jury
Aug 2008

youth-jury
for DIAGONALE 08 film festival, Mar 2008






ART WORK



filmography

Kalapa
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


media projects

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