Vera Sjunnesson


Vera Sjunnesson is a writer and director born and based in Sweden. She was originally trained as a video installation artist, earning a MFA at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. In 2016 she graduated from New York University’s Graduate Film Program, were she took an MFA in film production. She was a recipients of the Tisch School of the Arts Department Fellowship as well as grants from Dr. Tech. Marcus Wallenberg Foundation. Her short film Infantile was nominated to the Best Swedish Short Award (Startsladden) at Gothenburg Film Festival. Since 2018 she has been developing her first feature film, Bathtub, produced by Momento Film in Stockholm, with which she have participated in LIM, Less is more, a European development program for filmmakers. She has previously worked with large dimensioned video installations, as an documentary photographer, editor, journalist and art department assistant on a variety of projects.


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