Vera Sjunnesson


Vera Sjunnesson, born 1985, is a writer/director and video artist born in Sweden. In 2016 she graduated from New York University’s Graduate Film Program, were she took and MFA in film production. She is also a recipients of a grant from Tisch School of the Arts Department Fellowship. Before coming to New York she trained at the Czech film school FAMU and completed a MFA at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. Her short film Infantile was nominated to the prestigious Best Swedish Short Award (Startsladden) at Gothenburg Film Festival.


2016   Karaoke Diva, short, USA

2016  Infantile, short, Sweden/USA
Nominated to  Startsladden 2016 at Gothenburg Film Festival

Winner of The TIGLFF Alan Ira Dusowitz Award Emerging Filmmaker Award at Tampa Bay International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

2014 Milonga  short, USA

2013 Legs short, USA

2013 Erica  documentary, Sweden

2013 The Businessman, the Mosquito & the Dragon, documentary, Sweden
Winner of the Startpoint Prize for Emerging Artists, Czech Republic

2012 Olga a Bianka short, Czech Republic
Best Film FAMU International award at FAMUfest NOIR 2012