FESTIVAL FOUNDER AND ARTISTIC
DIRECTOR Nora jaenicke
Nora Jaenicke is an award-winning ﬁlmmaker currently residing
between Cambridge and New York City. She grew up in Italy with
German parents and studied Film at the European Institute of Design
in Rome and Screenwriting at Vancouver Film School.
Later on, she was able to deepen her studies in Psychology and
Creative Writing at Harvard University while on a full scholarship.
She has worked in Cologne, Germany, for a Documentary Film
Production Company and as a Set Designer in Los Angeles, before
starting to write and direct her own ﬁlms.
Her feature length screenplay Whales was selected to be a part
of the Kitzbuehl Writing Residency in August 2017, and her ﬁrst
feature ﬁlm is slated for production in May 2019. She has made
several short ﬁlms that won multiple awards at prestigious
festivals all over the world. When she is not busy exploring the
world, writing or making ﬁlms, she runs a screenwriting retreat in
the heart of Tuscany and the Elba Film Festival.