Photo credits : Ève Dufaud

Kristina Wagenbauer

Réalisatrice | Scénariste

Born in Russia, Kristina moved to Lugano when she was 8 years old and she lived in the Swiss Italian city until she graduated in Communication Sciences at the University of Lugano. In 2010, Kristina moved to Montreal where she completed the Film Directing program at INIS.

Since 2007 she has directed, written and produced several short-films. Her first feature Sashinka was supported by Telefilm Canada’s Talents to watch program.

Over the last few years, her work was showcased in several festivals including Locarno Film Festival, Regard sur le court-métrage in Saguenay, Off-Courts Trouville and Oberhausen Short Film Festival.

Kristina also attended several prestigious workshops, including The Summer Film School at the Locarno Film Festival 2008, the Berlinale Talent Campus in 2011, and the Eave producer’s workshop in 2014.

Filmography

Sashinka

2017

Feature film, 78 min, Canada
Prod. Art & Essai Micro I Dist. Funfilm
*Supported by Telefilm Canada’s Talent to Watch program I Purchased by RadioCanada I Super Écran

Awards

Indie Spirit Award - Naples Int. Film Festival, USA 2018
Canadian Screen Awards 3 nominations: Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Carla Turcotte) | Achievement in Editing (Julie Saulnier) | Achievement in Music – Original Song (Jean-Sébastien Williams), Toronto 2019
Finalist for 4 Iris awards at the Gala Québec cinéma : Best female interpretation in a leading role (Carla Turcotte, Sasha), Best female interpretation in a supporting role (Natalia Dontcheva, Elena), Best role distribution(Nolwenn Daste, Fanny Rainville & Kristina Wagenbauer), Best first feature film, Montreal, 2019
FESTIVALS
Festival du Nouveau Cinema (FNC) 2017
Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) 2018 - New Director's Competition
Cinefest Sudbury International Film Festival, Canada 2018
Filmfest Bremen International Film Festival, Germany 2018 - In competition
TOFIFEST, Poland 2018
Whistler Film Festival, Canada 2018 - In competition
Solothurner Filmtage, Switzerland 2019
Rendez-vous Quebec Cinema (RVQC), Montreal 2019

Ailleurs Exactement

2014

Short film, 23 min, Canada-Switzerland
Prod. Art & Essai

Awards

Jury Award – Breakthroughs Film Festival - Toronto, Canada 2015
FESTIVALS
Winterthur Kurzfilmtage, Switzerland 2014 - Official Selection
Festival européen du court-métrage de Nice, France 2014
Off-Court Trouville, France, 2014

Mila

2012

Short film, 17 min, Canada-Switzerland
Prod. Ventura film I TV5

Awards

Audience Choice Award – Shnit Film Festival, Switzerland 2013
Jury Special Mention – Oberhausen Film Festival, Germany 2013
Jury Award “Coup de Coeur” – Fantasia Film Festival, Montreal, Canada 2013
First Price Best Short-film, Festival del film delle Centovalli, Switzerland 2013
Prix Spirafilm - Festival Off-court Trouville 2013
Jury Special Mention – FFR, Montreal, Canada 2013
FESTIVALS
Prends ça court, Montreal Quebec Canada 2013
Festival Écran Mobile, Switzerland 2013
Solothurner Filmtage, Switzerland 2013
Swiss Film Festival in São Paulo, Brazil 2013
In the Palace, Bulgary 2013
Vila Do Conde, Portugal 2013
Lago Film Fest, Italy 2013
Festival Open Cinema, Russia 2013
XX CapalbioCinema, Italy 2013
Off-Court, France 2013
Atlantic Film Festival, Canada 2013
Shnit, Switzerland 2013

Bowling Chez Denise

2010

Short-film, 11min20
Prod. INIS, Canada

Awards

FESTIVALS
Official Selection - Festival du Film de Locarno, Switzerland 2010
Festival Off-Courts, France 2010
Shnit Switzerland 2010
Festival Images en Vues, Iles de la Madeleine, Canada 2010
Solothurn Filmtage, Switzerland 2010

Particules

2009

Short-film, 5 min
Prod. KINO00 & K. Wagenbauer

Awards

Spirafilm Award - Festival Off-court Trouville, France 2013
Winner of the 2012 MK2 contest, Paris - the film screened in front of the feature films of all the MK2 in Paris for a year, 2012.
First Prize and Public Prize - Centovalli Film Festival, Switzerland 2011
FESTIVALS
Shnit, Switzerland
Message to Man, Russia
La boca del Lobo, Spain
Festival en Lumière, Montreal Quebec, Canada
Festival di Film au Féminin, Switzerland

Fuite

2010

Short-film, 4min30
Prod. INIS

Awards

First Price - Cinémental Festival, Manitoba Canada 2011
FESTIVALS
Rendez-Vous du Cinéma Québécois, Montreal 2010
Fantasia Film Festival, Montreal 2010
Rencontres sous la tente, Ouarzazate, Moroco 2010
Rencontres Henri Langois, Poitier 2010
Festival Etiudia & Anima, Cracovie 2010
Cinemental, Canada 2010
Festival International des Ecoles de Cinéma, Belgium 2010

Filomgraphy Advertising | Corporate | Videoclip

Brother

2016-17

Direction of multiple corporate videos for the human resources of Brother.

Carry me, Alejandra Ribera

2016

Music Video
DOP Marie Davignon

Exposition « Humain » Montreal Science Center

2014

Publicity, agency : Alfred

Inter promo

2013

Corporate video , Production : Qualia productions

Uninvited (Storm), The Franklin Electric

2014

Music video

Yannick Rieu

2013-présent

Vidéos promotionnels I Yari Productions

I want, Alejandra Ribera

2013

Music video
DOP Marie Davignon

Amends, Jean-Sebastien Williams

2013

Music video

Education

Academy Program for Women Directors
Cohort 2018 (8 selected from 350 candidates)
Internship with Émile Gaudreault on "Mytho" Prod. Cinémaginaire
Internship with Myriam Verreault on "5e Rang" Prod. Casablanca

National Institute of Image and Sound (INIS), Canada
Diploma in Film Direction, 2010.

University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM), Canada
Cinema Screenwriting Certificate, 2014.

Locarno Summer Academy, Festival du film de Locarno, 2009
Berlinale Talent Campus, Festival de Berlin, 2011
EAVE, European Audiovisual entrepreneurs, Luxembourg 2014