Simon Maria Kubiena, born in Vienna in 1998, found his passion for filmmaking through acting, which he has successfully demonstrated since the age of 8 with roles at the Burgtheater Vienna and in national film productions, among others.


Since then, Simon has been constantly working on short films which have been highly acclaimed at film festivals worldwide. In summer 2018 he attended seminars as part of a film workshop at the Prague Film School.


Since autumn 2019 he has been studying directing for fictional film at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, where he wrote „The carousel“, which was shortlisted for the german young screenwriters award 2020.

Simon is a scholarship holder of the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung and will take part in an exchange programme at the film school La Fémis in Paris from September 2021.