| Anja Salomonowitz|| Film director|
| It Happened Just Before, The 727 Days Without Karamo, Spain, Zero Crossing - Gesprache In Wien|
Tatjana Alexander, Lukas Miko, Bady Minck, Dimitre Dinev, Gregoire Colin
Anja Salomonowitz Wikipedia
Anja Salomonowitz (born in Vienna) is an Austrian film director and screenwriter, specialised on documentary films with political or social background.
Anja Salomonowitz was born in Vienna and started to study art history and dramatics and film theory at the University of Vienna, but broke the study to change to the film academy, based in the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna. There she specialised on the field of studys directing and cutting. As a cutter she attended also the Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen (college for film and TV) in Potsdam-Babelsberg, Germany.
Her first movie which started in the cinemas was the 52 minutes documentary film You will never understand this" (2003). There she confronted herself and her family with their family's history. Her Jewish grandaunt was in a concentration camp, her nanny joined the socialistic resistance and her grandmother "did nothing".
In her one-minute-long, shortest short film Codename Figaro – as a contribution to the "Mozart year 2006" – she raises the ironic and politics critic question if „Le nozze di Figaro“ actually was a fictitious marriage.
"It happened just before" is a film about human trafficking. This film has an artistic clou: the woman, whose stories are told, do not appear themselves in the movie but the stories are told by other people. These people have connections to the stories because of their daily work. "It happened just before" is therefore also talking about usual documentary strategies.
"Spain" is Anja Salomonowitz´first feature realized in 2012 and started at the international forum at the Berlinale.
documentary films:2003: Das wirst du nie verstehen, 52 min.
2006: Kurz davor ist es passiert, 72 min.
feature films:2012: Spanien (Spain), 102 min.
Short films:2000: Carmen, 23 min., Video
2001: get to attack, 5 min
2002: Projektionen eines Filmvorführers in einem Pornokino, 14 min., Video
2005: Monument, Videoinstallation
2006: Codename Figaro – Mozart 2006, 1 min., Video
2010 "Outstanding Artist Award" of the Federal Ministry of Art in Austria
Kurz davor ist es passiert:
2006: Wiener Filmpreis (Vienna Film Award)
2007: Caligari-Filmpreis, Internationales Forum des Jungen Films – Berlinale 2007
2007: Innovative Artistic Award, Mar del Plata
2007: New Vision Best Director Award, Alba International Film Festival
2007: Friedensfilmpreis der Stadt Osnabrück
Das wirst du nie verstehen
2003: Audience Award, Vienna students film festival
2004: Prix Regards Neufs, Visions du Réel, Nyon