Josephine Amalie von Bülow is a cross-disciplinary filmmaker and artist born and raised in Denmark. She grew up watching Dogma 95 films, her first significant encounter with filmmaking and the impact of social realistic stories. From early on, Josephine has been engaged with political work, non-profit organisations, theatre, art and music. She initially studied Journalism in Denmark but realised that the knowledge and research she acquired needed a visual output. She moved to London and changed her studies to fine art, using extensive research and anthropology in her mixed media art work and graduated with a BA (Hons) Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art in 2017. During her time at Chelsea College of Art, Josephine co-founded the art collective BordersBorderless with a group of European art students, creating political works of art over a period of 3 years in partial collaboration with the Wonder Foundation and Counterpoint Arts.
BordersBorderless participated in the 2016 Refugee Week with a multi-media exhibition at Southbank Centre and later on that same year they were invited to do an exhibition at the SANfest art festival in Spain. While studying fine art and in the time after Josephine has, together with her collective and with other artists, organised workshops for students at Chelsea College of Art and in the 253 Hoxton Art Project Space.
Josephine’s focus on storytelling in her work led to a natural progression from art into films and in 2019 she began her Documentary Animation Degree at the Royal College of Art.
Alongside working on her graduation film at the Royal College of Art, Josephine is directing a short animated documentary, Tales of a Child produced and animated by FedUP Studio Lab, graphic designer Dana Riesgo Menéndez, in collaboration with the Baytree Centre Brixton and narrated by Rakiba.