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JESSICA HAUSNER

jessica_hausnerJESSICA HAUSNER

director, script writer and producer

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Jessica Hausner began her career with the short film Flora in 1996, which won the ‘Leopard of Tomorrow’ at the Locarno Festival. Inter-view, her graduation film at the Filmacademy Vienna, 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’ in 2004. Her next film Lourdes had its premiere at the Venice Film Festival 2009 in International Competition where it won the ‘FIPRESCI Prize’, followed by many other prizes, such as the European Film Award for Best Actress for Sylvie Testud. Hausner’s latest film Amour Fou premiered again in ‘Un Certain Regard’ at the Cannes Film Festival 2014 and was again released in many countries all over the world.


Filmography (assortment)

2014 Amour Fou – feature film, 100min.

Int. Filmfestival Cannes 2014, „Un Certain Regard“

Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival, „Best Film“

Austrian Film Award: “Best Screenplay” for Jessica Hausner and “Best Film Editing” for Karina Ressler

ICS Award, „Best Picture”

FICUNAM, “Best Director” for Jessica Hausner
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2009 Lourdes – feature film, 90 min.
Int. Filmfestspiele Venedig 2009: FIPRESCI-Award, SIGNIS-Award,
La Navicella Venice Cinema Award, Brian Award
Viennale 2009: Winner Vienna Film Prize for Best Feature film
Warsaw International Film Festival: Grand Prix
Sevilla European Film Festival 2010: Golden Girardillo

Thomas-Pluch-Script Award 2010
Max-Ophüls Film Festival Saarbrücken , Advancement Award of DFA - Stiftung
Cultural Award Land Niederösterreich, Recognition Award - category „Art of Media“
European Film Award 2010 for „Best European Actress“ - Sylvie Testud
Guldbagge Award – Swedish Film Award: „Best foreign Film“
Golden Reel 2010 in Poland: „Best foreign feature film”
Austrian Art Award 2010 in the category „Film“ for Jessica Hausner
Austrian Film Award 2011: Category „Best Editor“ for Karina Ressler
CINEDAYS Festival of European Film Skopje:
Golden Star, Best Film (Official Selection)
Blue Star, Best female performance, Sylivie Testud
WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival: Silver Remi

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2006 Toast – short film, Kunsthaus Graz

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2004 Hotel – feature film, 83 min.
Int. Filmfestival Cannes 2004, „Un Certain Regard“
Thomas-Pluch-Script Award 2005
Nomination for Max-Ophüls-Prize 2005
Großer Diagonalepreis 2005
Grand Prize of European Fantasy Film in Silver 2005

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2001 Lovely Rita - feature film, 80 min.
Int. Filmfestival Cannes 2001, sélection officielle, „Un Certain Regard“
Viennale 2001, Vienna Film Prize
Citation of Fipresci-Jury
Nomination for European Discovery 2001 of European Film Academy
Thomas Pluch Drehbuch-Förder-Preis

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1999 Inter-View - feature film, 35mm, Colour, 50 min.
Int. Filmfestival Cannes 1999, sélection officielle „Cinéfondation“
Prix Special Du Jury

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1996 Flora - short film - 35mm, Colour, 25 min.
50. Int. Filmfestival Locarno, „Leoparden von Morgen“, Prize  „Aaton“
Viennale 1997, Prize „New Cinema“
Festival Angers 1999, Grand Prize for best film of European Filmacademy
2. Prize of Int. Studentsfilmfestival „Sehsüchte“ Berlin
Babalsberg 1997
Prize of Audience of Studentfilmfestival Vienna FAK 1997