Romina Schwedler

Romina is an award winning director/writer/producer with works screened internationally over the past two years since her filmmaking debut in 2014.

She was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina where she began her artistic career as a classical dancer. At the early age of 15 she moved to NYC to complete her studies at the School of American Ballet and The Juilliard School, thus beginning the path that would eventually lead her into becoming a director as well as a Meisner trained actress.

In 2014, she directed How a Man Gets Ready (a spec ad/micro-short film she also wrote/produced/edited/starred in). Through this piece she was selected as one of the top emerging filmmakers of the year at SHOOT Magazine’s 12th Annual New Directors Showcase.

After its premiere, the micro-short went on to screen at over 20 venues worldwide including TCL Chinese Theater and Toronto's Carlton Cinemas. Her next piece was Bad Connections (another spec ad/micro-short film).

Together, her micro-shorts received 37 awards and 5 nominations.

In 2015 she wrote/directed/produced The Visit: A 12 minute psychological drama starring Academy Award Nominee June Squibb (Nebraska, About Schmidt) and Sean Maher (Firefly, Serenity).

The Visit premiered at the Burbank International Film Festival where it was awarded Best Short Film by a Woman and is currently doing the festival circuit, having already earned additional awards and nominations.

Romina is currently in pre-production for her first feature film, to be shot in Argentina in Nov 2017.

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Skills

Writing
Directing
Editing

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Awards/History

Romina's awards/nominations to date include:

• SHOOT New Directors Showcase Honoree (2014)

• Best Micro-Short Film Award - Houston Comedy Film Festival (2014)

• Best Short Film by a Woman Nomination - Burbank International Film Festival (2014)

• Best Concept Award - International Independent Film Awards (2014)

• Best Commercial Award - California International Shorts Festival (2014)

• Best Commercial Award - California International Shorts Festival (2015)

• Best Micro-Short Film Nomination – Austin Comedy Short Film Festival (2015)

• Female Filmmaker Award of Excellence - Accolade Global Film Competition (2015)

• Best Micro-Short Film by a Woman Award – Lionshead Film Festival (2015)

• Best Micro-Short Film by a Woman Award – Lionshead Film Festival (2016)

• Best Comedy Micro-Short Film Award – Austin Revolution Film Festival (2015)

• Best Comedy Micro-Short Film Award – Austin Revolution Film Festival (2016)

• Female Filmmaker of the Year Nomination – Austin Revolution Film Festival (2016)

• Best Short Film by a Woman Award – Burbank International Film Festival (2016)

• Honorable Mention - Myrtle Beach International Film Festival (2017)

• Best Short Film Nomination - CayFilm (2017)

Filmography

How a Man Gets Ready (Spec Ad/Micro-Short Film): 00:01:14

Bad Connections (Spec Ad/Micro-Short Film): 00:01:00

The Visit (Short Film/Drama): 00:12:30

Film Festival History

Hollyshorts Film Festival

Cinequest Film Festival

Vail Film Festival

CayFilm - Cayman Island International Film Festival

CineGlobe Film Festival

Sunscreen Film Festival

Myrtle Beach International Film Festival

Vaughan International Film Festival

Maryland International Film Festival

Sedona International Film Festival

Burbank International Film Festival

Las Cruces International Film Festival

FICIE - Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Elche

SAFILM - San Antonio Film Festival

Toronto Short Film Festival

Houston Comedy Film Festival

LA Indie Film Festival

New Filmmakers NY

Austin Comedy Film Festival

Austin Revolution Film Festival

Oregon Short Film Festival

Lionshead Film Festival

Location

Brooklyn, NY
Phone: 917-699-2172
United States

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