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Sabine Derflinger

Austria / Website


Sabine Derflinger, born in 1963 in Upper Austria, studied at the Film Academy Vienna, emphasizing on “Cinematographic narration between epic and dramatic art” (final thesis).
Since then she produced various award-winning feature films and documentaries (e.g. 42plus, Day and Night).
In 2010, Sabine Derflinger founded her own production company, named Derflinger Film, to be independent in producing her own films and documentaries, as well as to promote international cooperation (e.g. “Those who can tell no tales” (director: Jasmila Zbanic), “Em Família” – Globo TV).
In 2011, she became the first woman to ever direct an episode of the well-known Austrian crime series Tatort (“False Labelling”). Her Tatort “Down for the Count” received the Grimme Award 2014.

2015 VORSTADTWEIBER, series (ORF), 5 episodes (2nd season) – (director)
2014 TWILIGHT OVER BURMA, feature film (ORF/ZDF), 98min – (director)
2014 VORSTADTWEIBER, series (ORF), 5 episodes (1st season) – (director)
2013 TATORT – BOROWSKI AND THE SEA, crime series (ARD) – (director)
2012 FOUR WOMEN AND A FUNERAL, crimes series (ORF) – (director)
2012 TATORT – DOWN FOR THE COUNT, crime series (ORF) – (director)
2012 PAUL KEMP – NO PROBLEM AT ALL, series (ORF), 4 episodes á 45-50 min. (director)
2012 LITERATURE’S RIGHT(S) – SOCIAL SPOT, Clip, 90 Sek. (director)
2011 TATORT – FALSE LABELLING, feature film (ORF), 88 min. (director)
2011 HOTSPOT, documentary, 80 min. (director)
2010 DAY AND NIGHT, feature film, 104 min. (Co-writer/director)
2008 ONE OUT OF 8, documentary, 86 min. (script/director/producer)
2008 PLATZ, short film, 8 min. (video installation Wien Museum)
2007 42PLUS, feature film, 95 min. (script/director)
2006 ON THE STREETS OF DELHI, documentary (3sat), 30 min. (script/director)
2005 THREE, FOUR, short film Mozart year, 1 min. (script/director, producer)
2004 EASY MONEY, documentary, 83 min. (script/director, producer)
2004 LITTLE SISTER, feature film (ZDF), 90 min. (director)
2001 STEP ON IT, feature film, 95 min. (script/director)
1999 THE ROUNDER GIRLS, documentary, 79 min. (script/director, producer)
1998 OF LOVE, short film, 25 min., (script/ director)
1995/96 WARNING: NATIONAL BORDER, documentary, 79 min. (script/director)
1993/94 STOLEN CHILDHOOD, documentary, 82 min. (script/director)
1990/91 ONCE UPON A TIME, short film, 38 min. (script/director, producer)


The Mozart Minute

The Mozart Minute (Orig.) / 2006 / Austria / 31 min

28 well-known filmmakers living and working in Austria were invited by WIENER MOZARTJAHR 2006 (VIENNA MOZART YEAR 2006), to produce associative miniatures on Mozart. The only requirement: They had to be one-minute art films...





“My work has two strands: the first one deals with direct political images of violence, aggression and protest, mostly in Israeli-Palestinian context. It’s critique of news media, researching the complex, both realistic and surrealistic aspects of these images. The second strand of videos is more abstract and universal, dealing with cognitive, environmental and existential issues,” says the director about his works.

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- 16.1.2017 -

Charter 77

Charter 77

We commemorate the 40th anniversary of the founding of Charter 77 by presenting documentary profiles of the signatories to this important initiative of anti-communist resistance. Learn more about the context of this historical event by means of an authentic film experience.

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- 10.1.2017 -

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

A bonus subscription to DAFilms.com is a present you will never get tired of thanks to its diversity. You can get it for your close ones or just for yourself.

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