© foto by Peter Putz


(1960- )
Nationality: Austrian

Born 1960 in Linz, Upper Austria
1979-83 studied psychology and educational theory at the universities in Innsbruck and Salzburg
1989-94 studied painting and animation film at the Academy of Applied Arts / Vienna.
1994 Diploma film "Rhythm 94"

Since the age of sixteen work in the areas of music, painting, film, installation and performance. Numerous personal experimental and animated films and some commercials.

Since the year 2000 producer of animated films for artists like e.g. for Sabine Groschup, Heimo Wallner, Nicolas Mahler, Linda Wolfsgruber, Federica Pagnucco, Christoph Abbrederis or Heinz Wolf.

Since 1992 animation workshops and seminars with children, youngsters & adults. After a one year lectureship for animation at the Arts University in Linz (2002) an animation courses at SAE Vienna regular animation lectures / seminars as leader of animation studios at the Vienna Art School (2003-2014) and the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna (since 2004).

Several research projects about the history of animation in Austria since 1998. Last publication: "Die Kunst des Einzelbilds - Animation in Österreich 1832 bis heute" ("The Art of Single Frame - Animation in Austria from 1832 until today") published by Film Archive Austria, 2010, together with Sabine Groschup, Mara Mattuschka and Christian Dewald.

Co-Curator of ANIMATION AVANTGARDE, international competition programmes at Vienna Shorts Filmfestival since 2009.
Director of BEST AUSTRIAN ANIMATION FESTIVAL in Vienna since 2004,
Organiser and Administrator of BEST AUSTRIAN ANIMATION DATABASE since 2021.
He curated umerous Austrian programmes for international festivals (such as: Hiroshima (JP), Zagreb (HR), Cinanima, Espinho (PT), Anifest, Trebon (CZ), Balkanima, Belgrade (SRB), Animanima, Cacak (SRB), Flatpack, Birmingham (UK) Animator, Poznan (PL), Monstra, Lisboa (PT), Linoleum, Kyiv (UA) etc.) and international programmes for Vienna.
Selection and prize jury member at numerous international animation film festivals.


FUCK THE CANCER ! - – short version
2015-2020 / Mobile phone / color / sound / single screen / 5' 35 / 40 €
distribution: DCP on server or Digital file on server
DONT KNOW WHAT - a slapstick avantgarde film
2016-2019 / 4K / b&w / sound / single screen / 8' 15 / 40 €
distribution: DCP on server or Digital file on server
2012 / 35mm / color-b&w / sound / single screen / 7' 00 / 29 €
distribution: Digital file on server
1998 / 16mm / color / sound / single screen / 8' 00 / 27 €
distribution: 16mm