Sabine Derflinger (Austria)

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
    S) – SOCIAL SPOT, Clip, 90 Sek. (director
  • 2011 TATORT – FALSE LABELLING, feature film
    ORF), 88 min. (director
  • 2011 HOTSPOT, documentary, 80 min.
  • 2010 DAY AND NIGHT, feature film, 104 min.
  • 2008 ONE OUT OF 8, documentary, 86 min.
  • 2008 PLATZ, short film, 8 min.
    video installation Wien Museum
  • 2007 42PLUS, feature film, 95 min.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1993/94 STOLEN CHILDHOOD, documentary, 82 min.
  • 1990/91 ONCE UPON A TIME, short film, 38 min.
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