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was born the 6th of October 1972 in Vienna, Austria. She studied direct- ing at the Filmacademy of Vienna, where in 1996 she made the short film Flora, which won the Léopard de Demain at the Locarno Festival. Inter-view, her graduation film, won the Prix du Jury of the Cinéfon- dation 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.

Filmography (assortment)

2014 Amour Fou feature film

2009 Lourdesfeature film, 90 min.
Venice Film Festival 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, International Competition, Winner: Grand Prix
Seville European Film Festival, Winner Golden Girardillo Official Competition Prize
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

2006 Toastshort film, Kunsthaus Graz

2004 Hotelfeature 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

2001 Lovely Rita - feature film, 80 min.
Cannes Film Festival 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

1999 Inter-Viewfeature film, 35mm, Colour, 50 min.
Cannes Film Festival 1999, sélection officielle „Cinéfondation“ Prix Special du Jury

1996 Florashort 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 Student film
2. Prize of Int. Student Film Festival „Sehsüchte“ Berlin
Babalsberg 1997
Audience Award of Student Film Festival Vienna FAK 1997