For her films, Anja Salomonowitz developed a film language in which documentary, feature film and thesis blend. Real human experiences are condensed through artistic alienation. Her films received international recognition, numerous film awards and found their way into relevant literature on documentary films.
Anja Salomonowitz studied Film in Vienna and Berlin. She holds masterclasses on artistic documentary film at Universities (f.e. Aalto University Helsinki, Department for Film and Television) or at Filmfestivals (f.e. tutor at the Documentary Academy at Jihlava International Film Festival). She was chairlady of the Austrian Documentary Film Alliance and chairlady of the Austrian Directors Association. Her hybrid documentary films are shot like feature films and follow a strict colour concept. All her films are explicitly political and always question the border and possibilities of documentary film making.
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2003 Audience Award, Vienna International Student Film Festival
2004 Prix Regards Neufs, Nyon, Visions du Réel
2017 Dorothea Neff Prize for the Children's Ensemble
2010 Outstanding Artist Award of the Federal Ministry of Art and Culture
2019 Honorary Award of the Womens Filmdays for the film series RESISTANCE CINEMA