Iris Blauensteiner works as a filmmaker and author. She studied ‚Art & Digital Media‘ at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and Film- and Theatretheory at the University of Vienna.
Since 2004 she is making films, especially in the fields of writing and directing. Her films, the latest „The world is blue at its edges", „the_other_images“, „Rest“ and „Sweat" were screened at international festivals. Her debut novel „Kopfzecke" was published in 2016, the second novel „Atemhaut" was published in 2022 by Kremayr & Scheriau. Since 2010 shorter texts were published in anthologies and literature magazines. She is a member of the Golden Pixel Cooperative - association for moving images, arts and media.

Awards and grants for film and literature (selection): Longlist Austrian Book Award 2022, Award at the filmscript-competition „If she can see it, she can be it“ by Drehbuchforum Vienna 2019, Award at Alternative Film/Video Festival Belgrade 2018, Award promoting literature by the City of Vienna 2018, Artist-in-Residence ORF III & ARTE Creative 2017, Residency at Literarisches Colloquium Berlin 2017, Award “Best Austrian Newcomer” at Vienna Independent Shorts 2014.

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