Wiebke von Carolsfeld

Canada

Wiebke von Carolsfeld

After writing and directing several award winning shorts, Montreal-based Wiebke made her directorial debut with Marion Bridge (starring Molly Parker and introducing Ellen Page). The film played at festivals around the world, won Best First Feature at TIFF, a nomination for Best Direction from the Director’s Guild of Canada and was released to critical acclaim theatrically in Canada as well as the US. Since, she wrote and directed the documentary Walk With Us as well as STAY, a Canadian/Irish co-production, starring Taylor Schilling (Orange is the New Black) and Aidan Quinn (Legends of the Fall).

Wiebke has also worked extensively as a picture editor (October Gale (DGC nomination), Fugitive Pieces, Eisenstein (Genie Nomination), Five Senses etc), as a reader for the Harold Greenberg Fund, as a consultant for the CFC, taught for WIFT Atlantic, the QWF as well as a credited course on the Creative Process at Bates College, Maine.

Her most recent film as a writer, director, editor is The Saver. Based on a novel by Edeet Ravel, Wiebke received nominations from the Canadian Screen Awards as well as the Writer’s Guild of Canada for her screenplay and a nomination as Best Director from the Director’s Guild of Canada. The movie was released theatrically across Canada in the 2016 and will be distributed later this year in the US.