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BARBARA ALBERT

Barbara Albert, Director and ScreenwriterBIOGRAPHY

Barbara Albert was born in 1970 in Vienna. She studied theatre science, German philology and journalism, in 1991 she started to study screenwriting and direction at the Vienna Film Academy. After she worked as 1st AD and after her international successful short film, her first feature film “Northern Skirts” followed (Biennale di Venezia, 1999). In the same year she founded the production company coop99, together with Martin Gschlacht, Jessica Hausner and Antonin Svoboda.


FILMS (DIRECTOR AND SCREENWRITER, SELECTION)

The dead and the living

Falling
Biennale di Venezia 2006

Free Radicals
Locarno Int. Film Festival 2003

Zur Lage (documentary) 2002
Together with Michael Glawogger, Ulrich Seidl and Michael Sturminger

Northern Skirts
Biennale di Venezia 1999: Marcello Mastroianni prize for Nina Proll - Best Young Actress

Slidin – Alles bunt und wunderbar (Episode „TAGADA“, 30 min)
Rotterdam Int. Film Festival 1999, Tiger Award competition

Die Frucht deines Leibes (shortfilm)
Int. Filmfestival Locarno ‘97

Nachtschwalben (shortfilm)

Max Ophüls-Preis Saarbrücken ‘94: best shortfilm 1994


SCREENWRITER

Auswege
director: Nina Kusturica
Berlinale 2004, Perspectives


CO-WRITER

Grbavica
Regie: Jasmila Zbanic (BIH)
Goldener Bär, Berlin 2006

Das Fräulein
Regie: Andrea Staka (CH)
Golden Leopard, Locarno 2006

Slumming
Regie: Michael Glawogger
Berlinale 2006, Wettbewerb

Struggle
Regie: Ruth Mader
Cannes 2003, Un Certain Regard


TEACHING

Lectureship at the University of Applied Sciences St. Pölten
Visiting professorship at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design in the winter term 2004, Faculty of Media Arts: Film
Tutor International Filmschool Köln in the winter term 2003
Diverse Film workshops in Austria, inter alia with actor students at the Bruckner University Linz
Offscreen (Open Film Forum Salzburg)
Youki (International Young Media Festival)
Ö1 Summeracademy