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_other_images“, „Rest“ and „Sweat“, were screened at international festivals. 2016 her first novel „Kopfzecke“ was published by Kremayr & Scheriau. Since 2010 shorter texts were published in anthologies and literature magazines. She is a member of the Golden Pixel Cooperative.
Awards and grants for film and literature (selection): Award at the filmscript-competition „If she can see it, she can be it“ by Drehbuchforum Vienna 2019, Award promoting literature by the City of Vienna 2018, ArtStart-Scholarship by the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna 2018, Artist-in-Residence ORF III & ARTE Creative 2017, Residency at Literarisches Colloquium Berlin 2017, Scholarship young talents - Grant for film by bka - Austrian Federal Chancellery Arts and Culture 2014, Award “Best Austrian Newcomer” at Vienna Independent Shorts 2014.

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