Zora Rux | Writer & Director



Zora Rux studied at dffb and Columbia University. Her short films were shown at Palm Springs, Austin, Montreal World, Tel Aviv, Riga, Sao Paulo, Reykjavik, Talinn Black Nights and sold to ARTE.
Having worked for Roy Andersson's films About Endlessness and A Pigeon as Casting Director, Zora teamed up with some of Andersson's crew for her first feature ICH ICH ICH/ Second Thoughts. She is currently writing her second feature MEN BEHIND FAMOUS WOMEN and co-writing the Hamburg-Schleswig-Holstein-funded feature GIRLSPLAINING.


FILMOGRAPHY as Writer/Director

2021 ICH ICH ICH | Second Thoughts, feature film, 85 minutes, DFFB, Zürich Filmfestival 2021, Taipei Filmfestival, Mostra Sao Paulo, Raindance
2021 MEN BEHIND FAMOUS WOMEN, Leuchtstoff-funding by MBB & RBB, in development
2021 Girlsplaining, feature film in development, co-writer, treatment and screenplay funding by MOIN-Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Skalar Filmproduktion
2021 Biesendorf, feature film in development, treatment funded by FFA
2015 What happens in your brain if you see a german word like...? short film, 5 min, DFFB

FESTIVALS (Selection): Stockholm IFF 2015, Interfilm 2015, Regensburger Short Film Week 2016, Filmfestival Max-Ophüls 2016, Montreal World FF 2015, FEST - New Directors/ New Films Festival 2016, Palm Springs ISFF 2016, Tel Aviv ISFF 2016, Riga IFF 2016, Next Generation Short Tiger in Cannes 2016

Cinema distribution: Interfilm and AG Kurzfilm, ARTE

AWARDS (Selection): Short Tiger German Films, Audience Award and Student's Jury Award at StopTrick IFF 2016, Best Experimental Film at FIAFest, Columbia, FBW- besonders wertvoll
2014 Geschützter Raum | Safe Space, short film, 13 min, DFFB

FESTIVALS (Selection): Montreal World FF 2015, Filmfest Dresden 2015, Sao Paulo ISFF 2015, Reykjavik IFF 2015, Riga IFF 2015, Austin FF 2015, Leeds IFF 2015, Filmschoolfest Munich 2015, Talinn Black Nights 2015, Next Generation Short Tiger in Cannes 2015, Hof 2014, Regensburger Short Film Week 2015, Durban IFF

AWARDS (Selection): Max-Bresele-memorial-prize at Regensburger Short Film Week, 2nd prize at Mosaic Film Experience, US, Hot Issue Award at Luksuz FF, prize for special artistic achievement at Wendland Shorts, best student film at Logan FF, US, 1st prize for a social relevant film at Entretodos Sao Paulo Human Rights Festival, FBW - besonders wertvoll, Nominated for Best Short Film at German Critic's Award 2016

As Casting Director

2019 About Endlessness, Dir: Roy Andersson, Studio 24 / Roy Andersson Filmproduktion, Awarded as Best Director at Venice Filmfestival 2019
2014 A Pigeon sat on a branch reflecting on existence, Dir: Roy Andersson, Studio 24 / Roy Andersson Filmproduktion, Awarded as Best Film at Venice Filmfestival 2014