Franziska Wagenfeld is Wide Angle Tasmania's Executive Director. Her background is as an independent film-producer, screen executive, and educator. She held the position of Development and Investment Executive at Screenwest and was an investment manager at Film Victoria. As an independent producer, her credits include cinema films, documentaries, short films and television dramas. She produced the independent feature film Playing for Charlie, and co-produced the Australian feature film Irresistible, starring Susan Sarandon, Sam Neill and Emily Blunt.
Franziska was the manager of the Victorian branch of Australia’s national film school, AFTRS, and executive producer at Melbourne’s screen resource organization Open Channel Productions. She’s presented masterclasses and lectured in film production at major Australian universities including Swinburne University, RMIT University and Victorian College of the Arts School of Film and Television. Originally from West Berlin, Franziska studied filmmaking in San Francisco, and studied sociology and politics at Freie Universität Berlin and at Swinburne University.