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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...



Visegrad? Where the hell is that?

Visegrad? Where the hell is that?

With this daring motto, playfully ironic visual design and primarily interesting film selection, Visegrad Film Festival presented its programme in Cork, Ireland. How was it, where does it go and why is it actually held in Ireland?

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- 26.9.2016 -

A Showcase of Asian Documentary Film Jewels? TIDF!

A Showcase of Asian Documentary Film Jewels? TIDF!

The interest in all things Asian is growing faster than capital markets in the global world. That goes for documentary films as well. The contemporary production of Asian documentary filmmakers is regularly presented by Taiwan International Documentary Festival.

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- 12.9.2016 -

Gulîstan, Land of Roses Wins Prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award at Locarno IFF

Gulîstan, Land of Roses Wins Prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award at Locarno IFF

On Sunday, August 7, young director Zaynê Akyol became the 9th winner of the unique Doc Alliance Selection Award that is awarded since 2008 by the international Doc Alliance platform. The Kurdish director based in Canada received the award during an award ceremony at Locarno IFF. Along with the award, the filmmaker also received financial support of 5.000 euro for her future film.

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- 8.8.2016 -

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