List of Austrian film directors

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The list of Austrian film directors includes Austrian directors and directors born in Austria or Austria-Hungary who made at least one fictional or documentary film for cinema. Directors who were active in more than one era are listed only in that era, where they started their career as director.

Silent film era (1906-1930)[edit]

fictional films: Willi Alexander, Alexander Arakoff, Richard Arvay, Artur Berger, Josef Berger, Eduard von Borsody, Julius von Borsody, Julius Brandt, H. K. Breslauer, Michael Curtiz, Ludwig Czerny, Géza von Cziffra, Paul Czinner, Alfred Deutsch-German, Karl Ehmann, Hugo Eywo, Friedrich Fehér, Franz Ferdinand, Felix Fischer, Jacob Fleck, Luise Fleck, Fritz Freisler, Walter Friedemann, Carl Friese, Ernst Friese, Norbert Garay, Karl Gebhardt, Willi Godlewsky, Arthur Gottlein, J. H. Groß, Josef Halbritter, Alfred Halm, Emmerich Hanus, Heinz Hanus, Karl Hartl, Julius Herzka, Rudolf Herzog, Cornelius Hintner, Franz Höbling, Arthur Holz, Hans Homma, Wilhelm August Jurek, Emil Justiz, Wilhelm Klitsch, Erich Kober, Eduard Köck, Franz Köhler, Anton Kolm, Alexander Kolowrat-Krakowsky, Alexander Korda, Heinrich Korff, Fritz Kortner, Otto Kreisler, Georg Kundert, Alfred Lampel, Robert Land, Karl Hans Leiter, Franz Leitner, Emil Leyde, Edmund Loewe, Hans Otto Löwenstein, Viktor Lustig, Ernst Marischka, Hubert Marischka, Joe May, Gustav Aurel Mindszenty, Maurice Armand Mondet, Wolfgang Neff, Max Neufeld, G. W. Pabst, Arnold Pressburger, Johann Schwarzer, Paul L. Stein, Wilhelm Thiele, Gustav Ucicky, Claudius Veltée, Berthold Viertel

traditional animation: Peter Eng, Ladislaus Tuszynski, Hans Berger

documentary films: Joseph Delmont, Bruno Lötsch, Leopold Niernberger, Richard Oswald

early sound film era (1929-1959)[edit]

fictional films: Otto Ambros, Franz Antel, Alfons Benesch, Rudolf Bernauer, Géza von Bolváry, Siegfried Breuer, Rudolf Carl, E. W. Emo, Walter Felsenstein, Walter Firner, Willi Forst, Wilfried Frass, Wolfgang Glück, Leopold Hainisch, Herbert Heidmann, Heinz Helbig, Hans Herbert, Eduard Hoesch, Ernst Hofbauer, Paul Hörbiger, J. A. Hübler-Kahla, Otto Kanturek, Rudolph Katscher, Georg C. Klaren, Walter Kolm-Veltée, Viktor Korger, Carl Kurzmayer, Anton Kutter, Alfred Lehner, Wolfgang Liebeneiner, Paul Löwinger, Franz Marischka, Georg Marischka, Ann Matzner, Adi Mayer, Rudolf Meinert, Kurt Meisel, Gerhard Menzel, Ernst Neubach, Otto Preminger, Harald Reinl, Hans Schott-Schöbinger, Georg Tressler, Bernhard Wicki, Herbert Wise

documentary films: Hans Hass, Herbert Heidmann, Max Zehenthofer

1960s to 1980s[edit]

fictional films: Ruth Beckermann, Karin Brandauer, John Cook, Axel Corti, Robert Dornhelm, Valie Export, Michael Glawogger, Wolfgang Glück, Franz Josef Gottlieb, Andreas Gruber, Peter Handke, Michael Haneke, Paul Harather, Herbert Holba, Gerald Kargl, Peter Keglevic, Peter Kern, Leopold Lummerstorfer, Paulus Manker, Otto Mühl, Manfred Müller, Rolf Olsen, Peter Patzak, Wolfram Paulus, Stefan Ruzowitzky, Ulrich Seidl, Götz Spielmann

avant-garde and experimental films: Kurt Kren, Otto Muehl, Peter Weibel, Rudolf Schwarzkogler

documentary films: Hubert Sauper

after 1990[edit]

fictional films: Barbara Albert, Helmut Berger, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Andrea Maria Dusl, Gerhard Ertl, Jessica Hausner, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, Edgar Honetschläger, Jörg Kalt, Nina Kusturica, Ruth Mader, Robert A. Pejo, Anja Salomonowitz, Hubert Sauper, Ludwig Wüst

fictional and documentary films: Rainer Frimmel, Arash Riahi

experimental films: Titus Leber, Bady Minck, Virgil Widrich

References[edit]

  • Walter Fritz: Im Kino erlebe ich die Welt - 100 Jahre Kino und Film in Österreich. Wien 1996, 306 S., Verlag Christian Brandstätter (Anhang Regisseure) ISBN 3-85447-661-2
  • Robert von Dassanowsky: Austrian Cinema - A History. McFarland, Jefferson (North Carolina) und London 2005, ISBN 0-7864-2078-2. (English)