FILM DIRECTOR – SCREENWRITER – CASTING DIRECTOR
Eva (Magdalena Żak) simply cannot sleep. In an Austrian province, where she lives in a wealthy neighborhood with her father, Eva tries to live out a normal teenage life. Her
Despite the huge number of submissions Mira’s Fire made it to this year selection for the SCRIPT LAB Programme of the Austrian Screenwriters Association. Very glad to get Valeska Griesebach
The making of about our cooperation with the Canadian Actress and Performer Stephanie Cumming and the artistic coordinator of the whole SONGBOOK project Michael Haneke will be aired both on
„… With great precision and inventiveness, Chmielewska uses only a few brushstrokes to shape a complex figure. This is a person to whom violence has been done but who does
My film works show and interview on women’s empowerment goes on air on February 9th 2020. Thank you OKTO TV.
Thank you GAP & Cinema Next for the nice interview. Am Himmel is available on the Cinema Next VOD platform until January 7th.
Zürich Masterclass with Agnieszka Holland, Javier Barden, Oliver Stone, Lulu Wang and Hlynur Palmason. What a treat!
I feel honored to become the member of the German Film Academy. First activity on the horizon: voting for the German Film Awards.
Thank you German Film Academy and thank you the whole Am Himmel team.
“This (anti-)dialogic art form is known from Jean-Luc Godard as well as from Barbara Albert and Jessica Hausner. Magdalena Chmielewska pushes this form with great skill and always at the
Three days with the charismatic Ron Burrus who shared with us his method of working on a scene. Thank you Wolfgang Murnberger for making it possible.Mr. Burrus apprenticed under Stella
Four days with Jessica Hausner at the Filmakademie Wien. Jessica introduced us to her approach to casting. Great time and worthy insights.
Michael Haneke invited the legendary Jean-Louis Trintignant to a Filmakademie Wien. What a treat to see their admiration for each other plus being so close to Jean-Louis and having the
My first feature film project has been selected for the particpation in the Zürich Master Class https://www.zff-masterclass.com/master-class-participants
Attending a great master class with Ulrich Seidl that ended with a screening at the Viennese Cinemateque where Ulrich generously treated us with with schmalz-bites and the best Austrian wine.
I feel honored to be among invited guests talking about the powerlessness of narrative facing the today world, that Olga Tokarczuk, the 2018 Literature Nobel Prize winner introduced with a
Am Himmel wins the FIRST STEPS Award in the category medium length feature film. On 24 September 2018, the 19th First Steps Awards ceremony took place on Berlin’s Stage Theater
Am Himmel won the best feature film award at the JUVINALE in Salzburg! We are happy and grateful.
2019, January: Am Himmel is celebrating his German premiere at the Max Ophüls Prize in Saarbrücken.
Happy to have our Viennese premiere at the greatest Cinema in Austria – Gartenbaukino.
It’s my great pleasure to share my ideas on gender parity in film and beyond with the great speakers and the LA viewers: We Can Do It: Achieving Gender Equality
Michael Haneke has selected 10 directors for the SONGBOOK Project. Gretchen am Spinnrade by Magdalena Chmielewska is among the selected projects.
Am Himmel celebrates its US-premiere at the legendary American Cinemateque in Los Angeles. Am Himmel is the Austrian candidate for the European Film Festival in Los Angeles. Thank you American
Chmielewska and Spanring achieve a rare symbiosis of performance and visuality which expands the intensity of the film far beyond what is visible onscreen.” http://desistfilm.com/diagonale-2018-an-overview/.
Am Himmel will travel to 32 countries with the Best Austrian Shorts Show 2019 : Albania, Australia, Bosnia – Herzegovina, China, Germany, Estonia, Great Britain, Guatemala, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Kosovo,
Magdalena Chmielewska und Andreas F Schiessler ziehen mit ihrem Exposé „Olka” in die nächste Runde unseres IF SHE CAN SEE IT, SHE CAN BE IT Wettbewerbs ein. Gleich nach der
Both re-shoot and editing process of Am Himmel was supported by my sessions with Leszek Dawid at Wajda Film School. Very grateful for his feedback!
Mai 2018: It was my pleasure to work with amazing Przemek Bluszcz and Eliza Rycembel.
Gretchen am Spinnrade /Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel feat. Stephanie Cumming will be aired on the Austrian State Broadcaster ORF in the primetime.
We are happy that Gretchen am Spinnrade/Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel will celebrate its Polish premiere in Wroclaw at the wonderful New Horizons International Film Festival. Thank you Wroclaw! What
“Am Himmel by Magdalena Chmielewska reveals itself during only half an hour as no less than outstanding, as a work of violent, penetrating fantasy and undeniable urgency. Am Himmel features
Michael Haneke invited his old friend Abbas Kiarostami to Filmakademie Wien. Three days with the Iranian master. Unforgettable.
Stephanie Cumming will feature Margarete in the SONGBOOK Project directed by Magdalena Chmielewska. 10 selected directors will realize under the auspices of Michael Haneke their Songbook shorts that will then
Gretchen am Spinnrade wins the Snake Award for the best short film at the Martinique Film Festival.
2010, Kampala: It’s my honor to collaborate as a casting director on Joel Karakezi’s drama on a reconciliation in the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide. Deep touching stuff, beautiful people.
Collaborating on a Mira Nair’s project: “If you don’t tell your story, nobody will” – Mira Nair.