About Claire

Claire Walka was born in Stuttgart in 1978 and studied film and audiovisual media at the Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach am Main and the Fakultat de Belles Arts Barcelona. She has been working as a freelance director and editor in Hamburg since 2007.

She creates short films of all genres that have been shown and  won awards at international film festivals.
Promenade d’après-midi, for example, was shown at the Next Generation 2006 in Cannes, Architekturbüro Scharrenhauser won the Deutschen Wirtschaftsfilmpreis 2011 (German Business Film Prize) and also Hotel Bellevue and Türen won various awards.
In 2008 Claire Walka was invited to the Berlinale Talentcampus.

Claire Walka also publishes short stories and poetry in anthologies or magazines.
In 2019 she was fellowship holder at Villa Willemsen (funded by the Hamburg Department of Culture), in 2018 at Waldmühle Soltau and in 2010 at Künstlerhaus Lauenburg (funded by the state of Schleswig Holstein).
She has been invited several times to the Debütantenbörse of the Literaturzentrums Hamburg at Literaturhaus and in 2013 to Schreibwerkstatt der Jürgen Ponto Stiftung (Writing Workshop of the Jürgen Ponto Foundation.)

Claire Walka is a member of the Forum Hamburger Autorinnen und Autoren and the writers‘ room Hamburg.