Iris Blauensteiner works as filmmaker and author with diplomas in art & digital media from the Academy of fine Arts Vienna and in film- and theatre theory from the University of Vienna. Since
2004 she is making films, especially in the fields of writing and directing („the_other_images“, experimental essayfilm, 2018 / „Rest“, documentary, 2016 / „Sweat“, fiction-shortfilm, 2014
/ „Doublage“, experimental-shortfilm, 2007). 2016 her first novel was published by Kremayr & Scheriau. She is a member of the Golden Pixel Cooperative.
Awards/Grants (selection): Award promoting literature by the City of Vienna 2018 / ArtStart-Scholarship (Academy of Fine Arts Vienna) 2018 / Shortlist Literature Award Alpha 2017 /
Artist-in-Residence ORF III & ARTE Creative 2017 / Residency at Literarisches Colloquium Berlin 2017 / Scholarship young talents - Grant for film by bka - Austrian Federal Chancellery Arts
and Culture 2014 / Award “Best Austrian Newcomer” at Vienna Independent Shorts 2014.