Screenwriter and Director
Petra Volpe (CH/I) studied at the Film Academy Konrad Wolf in Potsdam Babelsberg. Her latest feature "The Divine Order" was selected as the Swiss entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 90th Academy Awards. Volpe also wrote the screenplay for "Heidi" (2015) the internationally most successful Swiss film of all time. The film had its international premiere at the Tribeca Filmfestival 2017 and won three awards: The Nora Ephron Prize, Prize for best actress in an International Film and the Audience Award. "The Divine Order" was a box office hit in Switzerland and was nominated for seven Swiss Film Awards and won three. Furthermore, she wrote and directed several award-winning television movies. Volpe's debut film "Dreamland" was released in Swiss cinemas in the spring of 2014 after a successful festival tour and was nominated for four Swiss Film Awards. Volpe also wrote the screenplay for "Heidi" (2015) the internationally most successful Swiss film of all time. Petra Volpe lives in New York and has an office in Berlin.