Stefanie Ren

Writer, Taiwan/Germany

Stefanie Ren, born in 1987 in Pingtung/Taiwan, grew up as the child of a Chinese fath­er and a Ger­man moth­er in the Black Forest. She stud­ied screen­writ­ing at the Fil­makademie Baden-Württem­berg. Her short films won over 70 awards, includ­ing screen­ings in Cannes at Short Tiger and a nom­in­a­tion for the Ger­man Short Film Award for “Ich bin’s. Helmut.” She received the Baden Württem­berg Schol­ar­ship and par­ti­cip­ated in the Hol­ly­wood Work­shop at UCLA, where she gained insight into a Writers Room at HBO. In 2013 she wrote her first nov­el “Das Hochzeit­s­prin­zip”, which was pub­lished as an eBook by Res­id­en­zver­lag. She was head writer of RTL sit­com “Nicht tot zu krie­gen”, which was nom­in­ated for the Ger­man Com­edy Award 2017 as best series. Her first fea­ture film “Cleo“ had its world première at the Ber­linale 2019, won sev­er­al prizes and was nom­in­ated for the screen­play award “Kinder­ti­ger” for best screen­play. Her Net­flix film “Für Jojo” had its world première at Filmfest München 2022 and was nom­in­ated for the Bernd Burge­meister TV Pro­duc­tion Award. She is also head writer of Thriller/Drama “A Thin Line,” an upcom­ing Para­mount+ series pro­duced by Wey­de­mann Bros. As head writer Stefanie wrote all six epis­odes in col­lab­or­a­tion with oth­er writers. The show will be streamed in the winter of 2022/2023.