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.

Skills

Writing
Directing
Editing

My Latest News

Thursday, May. 3, 2018
This was the Georgia premiere for the award winning film starring Sean Maher ("Firefly") and June Squibb ("Nebraska"). The ME Film Festival, which wrapped last Sunday, celebrated its 5th Anniversary this year with a notable focus on women filmmakers, a mission that festival founder and president... read more
Tuesday, Apr. 3, 2018
2018 TWISTER ALLEY FILM FEST NOMINEES​ read more
Monday, Feb. 19, 2018
A second #FemaleFilmmakerFriday interview for you from the Mammoth Film Festival with Romina Schwedler, director/ writer/ producer of the short film, The Visit, starring Oscar-nominated June Squibb & Sean Maher from Serenity! If you want to know... read more
Friday, Feb. 16, 2018
Romina was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. At the early age of 15, she moved to NYC by herself to study at the School of American Ballet and The Juilliard School. She followed with intensive acting training at the William Esper Studio, during... read more
Monday, Oct. 23, 2017
"The Visit" won the U.S. Short Film Award Of Excellence at the Catalina Film Festival last month. The award ceremony took place at the historic Avalon Theatre in Catalina Island, featuring honorees like veteran producer Marcia Nasatir, young actor Wyatt Oleff and director Catherine Hardwicke among... read more
Monday, Oct. 23, 2017
The Visit is a compelling story skillfully told by writer, director, producer Romina Schwedler, featuring memorable performances by Sean Maher and June Squibb as well as the exquisite cinematography of Alain J. Carmona and a masterful original score by award-winning composer Dan Zlotnik. Ben joins... read more
Sunday, Mar. 19, 2017
Writer/director Romina Schwedler finds a way to put a spin on a classic subject matter in her short film, “The Visit,” moving the story from straight-up drama to belonging in Cinequest 2017’s “Mindbenders” program. read more
Friday, Aug. 26, 2016
Filmmaker Romina Schwedler, who broke into SHOOT ’s 2014 New Directors Showcase on the strength of an Axe comedy spec spot titled “How a Man Gets Ready,” has wrapped her first dramatic short film, The Visit , which stars Academy Award nominee June Squibb (nominated for a Best Supporting Actress... read more
Thursday, Jun. 19, 2014
No matter what one’s station is in the industry--well established or trying to make that initial career mark--adapting to changing times, cultivating and realizing opportunities are all part of a constant process. That was reflected at SHOOT ’s afternoon Directors/Producers Forum and evening New... read more
Tuesday, May. 27, 2014
Welcome to this special SHOOT >e.dition with detailed coverage of the 12th Annual New Directors Showcase which was celebrated with an evening screening, panel discussion and reception on Thursday, May 22, at the DGA Theatre in New York. The 2014 New Directors Showcase offers a total of 38 up-and... read more
Thursday, May. 22, 2014
SHOOT debuted its 12th Annual New Directors Showcase reel at the DGA Theatre in NYC last night, followed by a panel discussion moderated by SHOOT publisher and editorial director Roberta Griefer featuring six of the up-and-coming filmmakers as well as feedback and counsel from Don Block, executive... read more
Tuesday, May. 13, 2014
SHOOT ’s New Directors Showcase celebrates its 12th year on the evening of Thursday, May 22, at the DGA Theatre in New York City, highlighted by the introduction of a 2014 roster consisting of 38 up-and-coming directors who fill 32 slots. The field breaks down to the following numbers: 27... read more

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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