Villa Aurora Grant Recipients | 2020

Jan, Feb, Mar

Petra Volpe | Filmmaker

Petra Volpe | © Nadja Klier
Petra Volpe | © Nadja Klier

Petra Volpe studied at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF. During her studies from 1997 - 2003, she wrote and directed several short fiction films.

Following her graduation, Petra Volpe has worked as a freelance screenwriter and director. She has written and realized three feature films for Swiss television. Petra Volpe's cinema debut "Traumland" came to Swiss and German cinemas in spring 2014 after a successful festival tour and was nominated for four Swiss film awards.  Petra Volpe wrote the script for "Heidi", the film is the most internationally successful Swiss movie of all time. Her second feature film "The Divine Order" won, amongst others, the Prix de Solheure, three Swiss Film Awards and three prizes at the Tribeca Film Festival. It was the most successful Swiss film in 2017 and was sold in over 30 countries. " The Divine Order" was also the Swiss submission for the Oscar 2018. Petra Volpe lives and works in Berlin.

In Los Angeles, Petra Volpe will continue her work on a new feature film projekt.