Born in Tokyo, Sylvia Schedelbauer first moved to Berlin in 1993 where she has been based since. She studied at the University of Arts Berlin with Katharina Sieverding. Her films negotiate the space between broader historical narratives and personal, psychological realms mainly through poetic manipulations of found and archival footage.

Selected screenings: Berlinale, Toronto International Film Festival, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, London Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Robert Flaherty International Film Seminar and Stan Brakhage Symposium. Awards include the VG Bildkunst Award, the German Film Critics’ Award and the Gus Van Sant Award for Best Experimental Film. Schedelbauer is a 2019/2020 fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.