Jola Wieczorek

Jola Wieczorek

Director of
STORIES FROM THE SEA

Jola Wieczorek was born in Poland in 1983 and grew up in the Austrian Alps. After studying Media Management in St. Pölten and Audiovisual Communication in Barcelona, she worked in Zurich as a production and casting assistant on fiction and commercial films. In 2012 she received a full scholarship to study at DOC Nomads Documentary Film Directing. During the master, that involved studying at the Lusophone University in Lisbon, the University of Theatre and Film Arts Budapest and LUCA School of Arts in Brussels, she realized various short documentaries that were screened at different international film festivals. Her short film List do Polski won the Best Austrian Newcomer Award at the Vienna Shorts film festival. Her graduation movie O QUE RESTA celebrated its international Premiere at the 68th Locarno Film Festival. In order to develop her new project Stories from the sea she received the START-Scholarship 2015 from the Arts and Culture Division of the Federal Chancellery of Austria. Jola lives in Barcelona and Vienna and works on personal and commissioned projects.

Films: (selection) THE WINDOW (2021), ÉPOCA BAIXA (2013), BORDER CROSSERS (2013), LIST DO POLSKI (2015), O QUE RESTA (2015)