Sybilla Patrizia - Filmmaker in Tokyo

Sybilla Patrizia

I'm a filmmaker in Tokyo, Japan

Available for contracts

I speak English, Japanese, and German

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About me

Sybilla Patrizia is an Austrian documentary photographer and filmmaker based in Tokyo. In her work, she has covered social, cultural and political topics such as the struggles of the Tibetan Diaspora in Northern India, Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution, the stigmatization of menstruation in Japanese society and the LGBTQ+ community in Tokyo.

Her projects have been published by the BBC, Financial Times, VICE , AnOther Magazine and Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin amongst others, and have been featured and exhibited in Germany, Austria, the USA, Japan and the UK.

My Creations

  1. A Bloody Taboo

    31 January 2022

    A Bloody Taboo

    Director, Cinematography, Editor: Sybilla Patrizia
    Documentary Short Film, 14min, 2021
    Original Language: Japanese
    Subtitles: English, Japanese

    On average, women menstruate for about 2,535 days in their lifetime - that’s almost 7 years in total. Yet, periods remain a tabooed topic in most societies around the world... continue reading (0, 1 image)


    31 January 2022

    Unwrapping Japan’s toxic affair with plastic

    Director, Cinematography, Editor: Sybilla Patrizia
    Producer: Clementine Nuttall

    Documentary Film
    Expected length: 90min
    Original Language: Japanese
    Subtitles: Japanese, English

    PLASTIC LOVE! unravels the complex system of production, consumption, and waste management that surround Japan’s intrinsic love for plastic. Listening to Japan’s... continue reading (0, 1 image)