TorinoFilmLab - Training, development, Funding

Kerstin Neuwirth

Kerstin Neuwirth


Film Director


FeatureLab Participant 2022


Kerstin grew up in Carinthia, Austria. She studied art history in Vienna and film at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne. Her last two short films were screened at festivals worldwide and celebrated their world premiere at the Oberhausen Short Film Festival. In 2012, she won the NRW Promotional Award for Anfang Juni. Her latest short film Die Bergfrau received the Best Film Award at the Kiev Short Film Festival 2015. As a participant of TorinoFilmLab 2022, she is working on her first feature-length film Abitanti.

company profile

Schuldenberg Films is an independent film production company based in Berlin and Bavaria. SBF focuses on the production of genre-bending fictional and non-fictional film works with a
critical and political approach, spanning from feature films, documentaries and series to experimental art works.
The company’s track record includes festival participations at Berlinale, Rotterdam, São Paulo, Edinburgh, Sarajevo, art shows at Biennale di Venezia, Museum Arnhem, Eye Film Institute, Van Abbemuseum and many other international presentations at festivals, in museums and other institutions. Schuldenberg Films is jointly managed by Sophie Ahrens, Fabian Altenried and Kristof Gerega.