Hanna Slak

Hanna Slak (Poland)

Hanna Slak, German / Slovenian, born in Warsaw, based in Berlin, is a film director, multimedia artist and writer. She moves between the visual and the textual and between several native languages. She has written and directed feature films for the big screen (Blind Spot 2001; Teah, 2007; Rudar 2017, Kein Wort 2023), as well as documentary films and experimental shorts.

She also creates video installations and video design for the stage. Her poems have been published in Slovenia, her short plays in English and German have been staged at the Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin. Her films are screened at festivals such as Cannes, Berlinale, Toronto, Rotterdam, Locarno, and others.

Among the awards for her work are 22 Awards at International Festivals for Rudar (3 Awards for Best Director, 3 awards for Best Actor, Best Camera, Best Editing and many others); Silver Bear for Short Film for the experimental documentary Laborat (writer, editor, producer); Best Director at Sofia Film Festival, Best Actress (Manca Dorrer) at the Thessaloniki Film Festival and Don Quijote Prize at Cottbus Film Festival for feature film Blind Spot; Best Camera, Best Sound and Critics' Award for Best Film at the Festival of Slovenian Film for children's feature film Teah. Her film RUDAR was the Slovenian entry for the 2018 Foreign Language Academy Awards (the Oscars).

She is a mother of two children, born 2007 and 2017.


  • Not a Word
  • Screens
  • The Miner
  • Some Other Stories
  • Tea
  • Matter of Time
  • Desperado Tonic
  • Blind Spot
  • Double Life
  • FREAKquences

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