Stephan Cornelio Velema

DIRECTOR

Stephan Cornelio Velema specialises in directing experimental
street culture for high-end visual content with a narrative approach.

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STREETSTARS IN LIGHTCITY

About

Stephan has been developing a film style best described as 
Urban Experimental Narrative. After years of professional dancing 
among underground street culture and later studying visual design and cinema language, his signature can be found in analyzing emotion 
and flow out of movement, while maintaining focus on story. Aiming to be 
both vivid and clear to convey powerful messages. His independent work 
tends to be conceptual and dark, while his documentary work is open and 
about touching the core of  peoples intrinsic motives.

Awards & Nominations

AKIN

NOMINATION, Best under 5 min. Oniros Film Awards 2019
SELECTED Divulge Dancers Film Festival, Los Angeles 2019
SELECTED Thessaloniki Cinedans Film Festival, Thessaloniki 2019
SELECTED Eindhoven Film Festival 2019
SELECTED Cinedans Dance On Screen, Amsterdam 2020
SELECTED, Bodyscope International Dance Film Festival, Moscow 2020
SELECTED, Court metrage Short Film Corner FESTIVAL DE CANNES, Cannes 2020 

UNFADED

WINNER Award of excellence, Best Shorts Competition, C.A. U.S.A. 2018
WINNER Honorable mention, Oniros Film Awards 2018

NOMINATION (2x) Best Experimental, Best under 5 min. Oniros Film Awards 2018

SELECTED Berlin Shortfilm Festival, Berlin 2018
SELECTED California Women’s Film Festival, L.A. 2018
SELECTED Thessaloniki Cinedans Film Festival, Thessaloniki 2018

SELECTED Cinedans Dance On Screen, Amsterdam 2019

DUST

NOMINATION Best Experimental, Eindhoven Film Festival 2017

SELECTED New Filmmakers Film Festival, New York 2017
SELECTED Fine Arts Film Festival, Venice L.A. 2016
SELECTED InShadow Film Festival, Lisboa 2016
SELECTED IkonoTV Film Festival, Berlin 2016

SCREENED Open Your Mind Festival, Sint Petersburg 2016

DREAMSCAPE

SELECTED Eindhoven Film Festival 2015

STREETSTARS IN LIGHTCITY

NOMINATION Best Documentary, Eindhoven Film Festival 2012

 

 

Contact

Stephan Cornelio Velema
+31(0)6 1459 1933
info@stephancornelio.com

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