Johannes Gierlinger, born 1985 in Salzburg, Austria.

Studied Digital Media & Art in Salzburg, Istanbul and at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

Received several scholarship grants and awards, amongst others the Annual Grant for Film

from the Federal State Government Salzburg, Birgit Jürgenssen Prize, Ö1 Talentscholarschip for Arts,

Emanuel & Sofie Fohn-Grant, Docutiff Tirana Best Feature Award, Best Experimentalfilm at Backup Filmfestival Weimar.

His films have been screened and exhibited at various Filmfestivals and Institutions like the CPH:DOX Copehagen,

Edinburgh Int. Filmfestival, Kassel Dokfest, L'Alternativa Barcelona, Diagonale Graz, Museum of Modern Art Vienna,

Lebanese Biennale of Contemporary Art, Doku.Arts Berlin Zeughauskino, Kino Palacio Nacional de las Artes Buenos Aires,

Kunstforum Vienna and many more. Lives an works in Vienna.