List of Austrian film directors


List of Austrian film directors

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)

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, 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)

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

fictional films: Josef Aichholzer, Houchang Allahyari, Walter Bannert, Ruth Beckermann, Christian Berger, Karin Berger, Dieter Berner, Uwe Bolius, Karin Brandauer, Herbert Brödl, Gandolf Buschbeck, Michael Cencig, John Cook, Axel Corti, Walter Davy, Diego Donnhofer, Robert Dornhelm, Peter Dörre, Jörg A. Eggers, Hans Fädler, Tone Fink , Bernhard Frankfurter, Fritz Fronz, Leo Gabriel, Michael Gautsch, Michael Glawogger, Wolfgang Glück, Franz Josef Gottlieb, Andreas Gruber, Werner Grusch, Götz Hagmüller, Peter Hajek, Peter Handke, Michael Haneke, Paul Harather, Erich Heindl, Margareta Heinrich, Wilhelm Hengstler, Edith Hirsch, Herbert Holba, Hans Hollmann, Josef A. Holmann, Theo Hörmann, Peter Ily Huemer, Egon Humer, Sepp Jahn, Gerhard Janda, Alfred Kaiser, Gerald Kargl, Klaus Karlbauer, Andreas Karner, Manfred Kaufmann, Peter Keglevic, Peter Kern, Kitty Kino, Gerhard Kleindl, Gerhard König, Käthe Kratz, Michael Kreihsl, Ernst Josef Lauscher, Fritz Lehner, Alexander Leidenfrost, Hermann Leitner, Alexander Lepeniotis, Wolfgang Lesowsky, Nikolaus Leytner, Georg Lhotzky, Niki List, Leopold Lummerstorfer, Mansur Madavi, Paulus Manker, Peter Mazzuchelli, Otto Mühl, Manfred Müller, Kurt Nachmann, Bern Neuburger, Manfred Neuwirth, Alfred Ninaus, Ruth Ninaus, Franz Novotny, John Olden, Rolf Olsen, Peter Patzak, Wolfram Paulus, Michael Pfeifenberger, David Rühm, Stefan Ruzowitzky, Peter Sämann, Reinhard Schwabenitzky, Ulrike Schweiger, Ulrich Seidl, Götz Spielmann, Lukas Stepanik, Michael Synek

after 1990

fictional films: Barbara Albert, Werner Bauer, Helmut Berger, Dieter Berner, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Bernt Capra, Xaver Challuper, Andrea Maria Dusl, Eduard Erne, Gerhard Ertl, Florian Flicker, Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Helmut Grasser, Michael Haneke, Kurt Haspel, Jessica Hausner, Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, Kurt Haspel, Hans Peter Heinzl, Daniel Helfer, Sabine Hiebler, Walter Hiller, Edgar Honetschläger, Leopold Huber, Viktor Jaschke, Reinhard Jud, Jürgen Kaizik, Jörg Kalt, Kenan Kilic, Helmut Köpping, Nina Kusturica, Max Linder, Leopold Lummerstorfer, Ruth Mader, Werner Masten, Gabriele Mathes, Wolfgang Murnberger, Peter Payer, Thomas Roth, Anja Salomonowitz, Hubert Sauper, David Schalko, Harald Sicheritz, Götz Spielmann, Michael Sturminger, Mirjam Unger

fictional and documentary films: Sabine Derflinger, Paul Poet, Goran Rebic, Arash Riahi

documentary films: Alfons Benesch, Egon Humer, Hubert Sauper, Walter J. Zupan

experimental films: Titus Leber, Mara Mattuschka, Bady Minck, Virgil Widrich

References

* 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 0786420782. (English)


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