Wiebke von Carolsfeld

CANADA

Wiebke von Carolsfeld

Wiebke von Carolsfeld is a Montreal-based writer, editor and director. She made her directorial debut with Marion Bridge (starring Molly Parker and introducing Ellen Page). The film played at festivals around the world (competition in Rotterdam, Karlovy Vary, Sydney, Pusan etc), winning many awards including Best First Feature at TIFF and Sudbury, inclusion in Canada’s Top 10, and a nomination for Best Direction from the DGC. Since, Wiebke wrote and directed the documentary Walk With Us as well as STAY, a Canadian/Irish co-production, starring Taylor Schilling, Aidan Quinn and Barry Keoghan. The film premiered at TIFF, garnered a Best Direction Award from the Emerge Film Festival before opening theatrically both in the US and Canada. Her most recent feature, The Saver, received many nominations (CSA, DGC, WGC, AIFF), winning among others Best Screenplay from the Chlotrudis Society in Boston. Wiebke also works as an independent script editor and has taught classes on screenwriting, filmmaking and the creative process in general (Bates College, QWF, York University, WIFT Atlantic et al). During a recent residency with the Provincetown Film Society, Wiebke developed her new feature: The Last Straw