Barbara Albert

Barbara Albert studied directing and screenwriting at the Vienna Film Academy.  After introducing her  short  films  at  several  festivals,  her  first  feature film NORDRAND was internationally acclaimed at its screening in the competition of Venice International Film Festival in 1999.  In the same year Barbara Albert founded the production company coop99, together with Martin Gschlacht, Jessica Hausner and Antonin Svoboda. She worked as producer on GRBAVICA, DARWIN’S NIGHTMARE, SLEEPER and LOVELY RITA. As a writer she has worked with the writer / directors Jasmila Zbanic, Andrea Staka, Ruth Mader and Michael Glawogger. After FREE  RADICALS,  FALLING  and  THE DEAD  AND  THE  LIVING,  which  premiered  in the competitions of San Sebastian, Venice and Locarno, MADEMOISELLE PARADIS is Barbara  Albert’s  fifth feature  film.  Her films have received numerous  awards.  She is professor at the Film University Babelsberg “Konrad  Wolf”  in  Potsdam and has been living in Berlin since 2010.