Stina Werenfels

Stina Werenfels


Art means to break new ground. Each film is a prototype, and one has to be just curious.    


Born in Basel in 1964, Stina Werenfels spent her early childhood in the USA, Greece and Spain. Following her degree in Pharmacology, she went on to study Film at the New York University in 1991, where she attended master classes by Spike Lee, Arthur Penn and Marketa Kimbrell. There she completed her studies with the prize winning short documentary FRAGMENTS FROM THE LOWER EAST SIDE (1994). Back in Switzerland, Werenfels shot PASTRY, PAIN & POLITICS (1998) for which she was given the Swiss Film Prize for Best Short Film. Her first feature was NACHBEBEN (2006), and premiered at the Berlinale Panorama, as well as her latest film, DORA OR THE SEXUAL NEUROSES OF OUR PARENTS (2015). Besides writing and directing, Stina Werenfels also teaches ‘acting for film’ at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK).

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