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Sophie Alena Stallegger beschäftigt sich primär mit dem Dokumentarischen, häufig mit alternativen Möglichkeiten des Miteinanders und den Schwierigkeiten dahinter. So wie im Dokumentarfilm 'Kalapa' mit einem Schulmodell, in 'Seeds Of Change' mit einem Gesellschaftsmodell im Amazonas oder im Web-Portal 'Gschichtn vom Leben und Ableben‘ mit der kollektiven Erinnerung an Verstorbene. Gezeigt wurden ihre Filmarbeiten u.a. in Istanbul, Zaragoza, Linz, Graz, Wien, London, Valparaiso oder La Paz.

Geboren wurde sie 1991 in Graz. Nach Aufenthalten in Spanien, Berlin, Linz und Kolumbien lebt und arbeitet sie seit 2017 in Wien. Neben ihrem Studium an der Kunstuniversität Linz und an der FH Joanneum Graz als Informationsdesignerin war sie als Initiatorin der internationalen Festivals KinoCuntra und Kinophilia tätig. Seit 2018 arbeitet sie im Auftrag der Stadt Wien und produziert Online-Videos rund um Initiativen der Stadt.


Für sozial orientierte Betriebe und KünstlerInnen bietet sie freiberuflich die Produktion von Videocontent an.

Shooting of 'Trauerspielzeug aus dem Bestattungsmuseum Wien'

Presenting my master tesis at Moviemento Linz



I always collected things. When I was 11, I started to capture and collect photos of what I found strange and fascinating and year by year, calenders with my photographs where hanging in people's homes. As time passed, I discovered stop motion and my images started moving ('Hanky Panky' (2005, 2 min.). By age of 23 my first middle length documentary was born: Seeds Of Change (2014, 40 min, Austria/Bolivia) which portrayed an ecological and local community in the amazon. Latin america became a continent, that affected me. During my master, I came back to South America to produce the documentary Kalapa (2018, 35 min, Austria/Colombia), about a so called learning community.

Still 'Seeds of Change'


I did my bachelors in 'information design' at FH Joanneum Graz and graduated in 2013. As a bachelor's tesis I programed a dyamic YouTube-like website with audio content, that revives the story of a person, that had passed away ('digital memorial - gschichtn vom leben und ableben'). I continued with a media master at Kunstuniversität Linz, which provided me a new perspective on my own work and an interesting network of people. In that time I was able to not only produce the documentary Kalapa as my master tesis, but also to spend a semester in Bogota on a film school and based on my experience in Colombia self-publish a book called 'Ein Blick –Ein Tag ein Bild', that I keep discovering in people's toilets.

The combination of my studies both in design and art, together with several years of work experience in film production, gave me a good base in creation, practising how to translate ideas into media. Additionaly I did trainings in international project management and project funding & calculation.

Presentation of 'Ein Blick' at exhibition 'El aqui y el alla - Das Hier und das Dort'


An interesting network I became part of as 'kinoit' is the kino kabaret movement, which I got involved in during an internship at KinoBerlino Verein. It is a wordwide movement of bringing together actors, filmmakers, writers, etc. from amateur to professional from all over the globe for a couple of days. During a kino kabaret people produce and screen noncompetitive short movies together within few days.
I brought the concept both to Graz and Linz: In Graz I got inspired, when I met Tatjana Petrovic and her Kunsthure art space in 2013, where we decided to start KinoCuntra festivals. When moving to Linz we started another Kino plattform called 'Kinophilia' with Eva Dreisiebner, Florian Eibel and Raumschiff from 2015-2016 with around 50 international participants and over 200 visitors per event.

Moving to Vienna in 2018 I became part of the White Rabbit Collective, managing part of the RabbitHole together with Tamer Aslan. RabbitHole is the studio of urban games company City Games Vienna and a space for creative technology and playfulness in 9th district.

Kinophilia Festival


My life stays playfull and I diverse on a harbour for social media video content. Since 2018 I work full time as a video producer for city of Vienna. My current employment, where I can use my passion and in the same time expand my knowledge is a good homebase, where future ideas can grow.

Mayor of Vienna Michael Ludwig


Shooting with Willi Resetarits


Golden Girls Filmproduktion und Filmservices GmbH as intern for various documentaries
director Wolfram Paulus as set designer for historic feature movie Heldenzeitreise
Vaughan Video KG as camera assistant for ORF documentary Akte Habsburg
Morgaine as camera assistance in music video Tochter der Wildnis
several artists as videomaker for project documentation videos
my team for documentary production
and since 2018 City of Vienna/PID as video producer for over 200 social media clips


Ars Electronica u19 as openFilmLab tutor
Umweltdachverband/Nationalparks Austria as video workshop tutor in schools


DIAGONALE 08 youth jury member
DemoACTION jury member 2015
Smart up your life contest jury member 2015

January pic of photo calender



Kalapa // nominated for best documentary at International Short Film Festival Linz 2018
Seeds of Change // selected at Festival de Cine Indigena, Valparaiso, Chile 2016, Ecozine Film Festival Zaragoza 2015, Crossing Europe Film Festival Linz 2015, Which Human Rights? Film Festival Documentarist Istanbul 2014


Cinnamoon Skyride // selected at Tanzhafenfestival Linz 2017
Stilles Wasser // selected at Voices from the Waters Flm Festival, Göteborg 2014
Zip // selected at Underground Film Festival, Munich 2015
Berlin is // selected at Kiezkieken Festival, Berlin 2014 and 2nd price at Videoclip Wettbewerb Berlin 2013
Language Experiment // selected at Street Cinema Graz 2016
Hanky Panky // award at Wiener Film & Videotage 2006


Ein Blick // 312 pages, 2018, self publishing, travel diary, available at freytag berndt on demand: Ein Blick – ein Tag ein Bild

Kid at 'Kalapa'

page 306 of the book 'Ein Blick'