Labor of Love

Year2020 Duration11 min. DirectorSylvia Schedelbauer PhotographySylvia Schedelbauer


An expanding feeling, unfolding new inflections — forever different, forever changing. 

- Filmography:
Wishing Well (2018), Sea of Vapors (2014), Sounding Glass (2011), Remote Intimacy (2007/2008), Memories (2004)

New York Film Festival, Oberhausen International Short Film Festival

Spanish premiere


With the support of Goethe-Institut Madrid.

Sylvia Schedelbauer

Born in Tokyo Sylvia Schedelbauer first moved to Berlin in 1993, where she has been based since. She studied at the University of Arts Berlin (with Katharina Sieverding). Her films negotiate the space between broader historical narratives and personal, psychological realms mainly through poetic manipulations of found and archival footage. Her work has received awards that include the VG Bildkunst Award, the German Film Critics’ Award and the Gus Van Sant Award for Best Experimental Film. Schedelbauer was a 2019/2020 fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.

Promoted by
Gobierno de Navarra
Organized by
With the aid of
Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes Audiovisuales Acción Cultural Española Plan de Recuperación, Transformación y Resiliencia Financiado por la Unión Europea. NexGenerationEU

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