Barbara Albert



Barbara Albert first studied Theater Arts, German Language and Literature and Journalism. In 1991 she began studying in Vienna at the Film Academy to become a director and screenwriter. Her short film “The Fruit of Thy Womb” (1996) was followed by her award-winning feature film (North Skirts) (1999), which had its premiere (in competition) at the Venice Film Festival. During that same year she founded the film production company coop99 together with Jessica Hausner, Martin Gschlacht and Antonin Svoboda. Barbara Albert is presently working as a screenwriter, film director, producer and script editor. She is also a founding member and the president of the Austrian Film Academy as well as a member of the Austrian Film Museum’s Board of Directors.


Filmography

2012 “The Dead and the Living”, a feature film (screenwriter and director)

2006“Falling”- a feature film (screenwriter and director)

“Grbavica” – a feature film with Jasmila Zbanic (co-author)

“Das Fräulein” – a feature film by Andrea Staka (co-author)

“Slumming” – a feature film by Michael Glawogger (co-author)

2004“Mars” – Austrian entry for “Visions of Europe” (Arte), Zentropa (Denmark), short film (screenwriter and director)

“Auswege” – a feature film by Nina Kustrica (author)

2003“Free Radicals” – a feature film (screenwriter and director)

“Struggle” – a feature film by Ruth Mader (co-author)

2002“State of the Nation” – a documentary film (author and director together with Michael Glawogger, Ulrich Seidl and Michael Sturminger)

1999“Northern Skirts” – a feature film (screenwriter and director)

“Slidin’ – All Bright and Wonderful” – Episode “TAGADA,” 30 min., a short film (screenwriter and director)

1998 “Sonnenflecken”, a short film (screenwriter and director)

1997“Somewhere Else” – a documentary film (screenwriter and director)

1996“The Fruit of Thy Womb” – a short film (screenwriter and director)

1993“Nachtschwalben” – a short film (screenwriter and director)