Maike Wetzel

PROLL! by Adrian Figueroa with a screenplay by Maike Wetzel won the Deutsche Kurzfilmpreis 2021 of the Bundesministerium für Kultur und Medien and qualified as one of the German entries for the Oscar's, 1. Prize in Oberhausen and Deutsche Kamerapreis. ARTE Interview - Rewatch the discussion with Adrian Figueroa & Maike Wetzel hosted by GI Boston and Brandeis University.

Watch the REPLAY of the event about my novel ELLY: hosted by Book Soup and Villa Aurora, Los Angeles, Maike Wetzel in conversation with Lisa Napoli

After studying at the University for TV and Film (HFF) Munich and in Great Britain, Maike Wetzel lives in Berlin as a writer, playwright and screenwriter. She has received numerous scholarships and literary awards. Part of the stories in Distant Beloved /Entfernte Geliebte (2019) were written at the Villa Aurora in Los Angeles. Her debut novel Elly (2018) was awarded the Robert Gernhardt Prize, among others. The English translation by Lyn Marven was named one of the "ten best new books in translation by the Guardian. Her short stories were also translated in numerous languages. PROLL! by Adrian Figueroa, based on a screenplay by Maike Wetzel, won the German Short Film Award among others (ARTE TV interview). In November 2023, her play Die Klasse will premiere at Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin.


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