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Simon Maria Kubiena, born in Vienna in 1998, is studying directing at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in Germany since 2019 and spent a semester in Paris at the film school La Fémis. In 2023, he embarked on a master’s degree in screenwriting at the London Film School.

His short film "Blaues Rauschen" was awarded at the 72nd Berlinale, followed by the co-directed short film "Mise à nu“ which premiered at the 73rd Berlinale and was screened at the Sarajevo Film Festival, among others. His latest short film "At home I feel like leaving“ was coproduced by ARTE and SWR and is now in the process of festival distribution.

Simon is currently writing his first feature film „The Flowering of a Chimera“ (wt) which is set in Vienna and developed in collaboration with the production company Panama Film.

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