Austria
Jessica Hausner

Jessica Hausner

Jessica Hausner was born on the 6th of October 1972 in Vienna, Austria. She studied directing at the Filmacademy of Vienna, where in 1996 she made the short film FLORA, which won the Leopard of Tomorrow at the Locarno Festival. INTER-VIEW, her graduation film, won the Prix du Jury of the Cinéfondation at the Cannes Film Festival in 1999. Two years later, LOVELY RITA, her first feature film, was presented in Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival before being distributed in twenty territories. Her second feature film HOTEL was again selected in Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival 2004. Her next film LOURDES had its premiere at Venice Film Festival 2009 in International Competition where it won the FIPRESCI Prize. Hausner’s latest film AMOUR FOU is set around 1810 in Berlin and is based on the tragic life of the German writer Henrich von Kleist.

Jessica Hausner
Ulrich Seidl

Ulrich Seidl

Ulrich Seidl was born in 1952 in Vienna, Austria. Director, author and producer, he began his career with award-winning documentaries GOOD NEWS (1990), ANIMAL LOVE (1995) and MODELS (1998). In 2001 his feature fiction film debut DOG DAYS won the Grand Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival. IMPORT EXPORT (2007), the first film that Seidl made with his own production company, was followed by the hugely successful, award-winning PARADISE Trilogy (2012), whose parts premiered in competition in Cannes, Venice and Berlin. Since then he has directed IN THE BASEMENT (2014) and SAFARI (2016).

Ulrich Seidl