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Petra K. Wagner has worked as a scriptwriter and director for several short films and features since 1980. She realizes her projects with the production company Moonfilm, where she is a shareholding partner. In 1990, she made her first long film, Staub vor der Sonne, which was commissioned by ZDF's Das kleine Fernsehspiel; this was followed in 1992 by her second full-length feature, Blauer Mohn, also for ZDF. In 1998, she made the love story Oskar und Leni, which was screened at various international film festivals, received a Special Mention at the European Television Award Prix Europa, was nominated for the Adolf Grimme Award, and won the prize in the category Best Screenplay at Reims. Her work includes the short films Hungry Hearts (1995) and Sublights (2002), and the full-length feature Zoe’s Arkadas (2004). At present, she is in preparation for the fantasy film Wakantanka and Ein paar Tage mit Elvis.