“My ambition is to entertain the audience. And to create films, which unite fantastic stories, a different point of view and subtle social criticism. Always with a fine dose of black humor.”

Werner Fiedler @ TIFF Kids Awards Toronto. Foto: Connie TsangWerner Fiedler was born in 1976 and lives with his family near Klagenfurt in the south of Austria. Because he had not learned a meaningful profession, he started a career as an freelance editor, cameraman and producer for international television productions in the 90’s. In order to still contribute to rescuing the world, Fiedler now works increasingly on his own socially critical (and funny) films. His latest refugee drama HALIM won several awards at international film festivals.

International awards:

  • 2018 – Golden Unicorn for HALIM – Alpinale Short Film Festival, Nenzing, Austria
  • 2018 – Best Actor for Massud Rahnama in HALIM – Meraki Film Festival, Madrid, Spain
  • 2018 – Dr. Jagdish Gandhi & Dr. Bharti Ghandi Special Jury Award for HALIM – 10th CMS Int’l Children’s Film Festival, Lucknow, India
  • 2017 – People’s Choice Award for HALIM – TIFF Kids Int’l Film Festival, Toronto, Canada
  • 2017 – Special Jury Award for HALIM – Short to the Point, Bukarest, Romania
  • 2017 – Best Film & Best Actor for HALIM – Bangalore Shorts Film Festival, India
  • 2017 – Best Actor for Massud Rahnama in HALIMMednarodni Film Fest, Kranjska Gora, Slovenia
  • 2017 – Official Selection for HALIMAcademy Awards® qualifying Rhode Island Int’l Film Festival
  • 2017 – Jury Diploma for HALIM – Int’l Motivational Film Festival Bridge of Arts, Rostov, Russia
  • 2017 – Best Director for HALIM – Indian Cine Film Festival, Mumbai, India
  • 2017 – Best Short Film for HALIM – 13th Rolan Int’l Film Festival for Children and Youth, Yerevan, Armenia
  • 2017 – Audience Award for HALIM – 11th Red Rock Film Festival, Cedar City, USA
  • 2017 – Audience Award & Special Mention for Interpretation for HALIM – K3 Film Festival, Villach, Austria
  • 2016 – People’s Choice Award for BEINBALL – Austrian Independent Film Festival, Vienna

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