About us

ALENKA MALY, DIRECTOR

Alenka is an actress and director currently based in Linz, Upper Austria. She completed her studies at the Bruckner Universität Linz and has been working as a theater and film actress in various German-speaking countries for the past ten years. She also holds a degree in Visual Media Design from the Kunstuniversität Linz (University of Art and Design Linz). She has been working as a film maker and stage director since 2002, her main focus being the aspect of social reality. As a video editor, she has completed many projects with fellow independent film makers, as well as projects for ORF (the Austrian national broadcaster).

Films (selection):

  • Kain Denkmal (premiered at Crossing Europe Film Festival Linz, 2004)
  • Noch gibt er nicht Milch (premiered at Crossing Europe, 2006)
  • Irmas Zeit (premiered at Heimatfilmfestival Freistadt, 2007 / Moviemento Linz)
  • Zwaso (premiered at Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival, 2009, Crossing Europe, 2009)
  • Haiti episode in Micha Schagrir’s ‘Hoppa, Hoppa Reiter’
  • Hammerweg* (premiered at Crossing Europe, 2010)

*Hammerweg documents the temporary Arbeitersiedlung Hammerweg museum (www.hammerweg.at), a museum created inside the houses of a partly vacant worker’s settlement. The project, conceived and realized by Alenka Maly herself, was an interactive and multidisciplinary intervention in urban space that allowed visitors to experience first-hand the city’s architectural and social history.

BARBARA STEINER, PRODUCER

Barbara is political scientist (University of Vienna and University of Lund, Sweden), with main areas of research Europe and the EU, feminist theory and gender studies. She is the director of transform! europe, a European network for alternative thinking and political dialogue, at the same time a think tank organizing research, publications and international conferences that explore political and social issues in Europe. She is a member of the Vienna based educational association present:history, organising historical study trips in Europe and critical historical discussions and events, with focus on the time of WWII and after.

NORA GUMPENBERGER, PRODUCER

Nora is a project manager and events coordinator with a profound interest in art and culture. She holds a master degree in German philology and studied comparative literature. Her prior experience encompasses a huge range of projects, from working as assistant director in several international theatre projects to participation in art exhibitions and festivals. Nora spent several years as assistant manager for Don Juan Archiv Wien, organizing international conferences and scientific publications on theatre, opera and musicology. She is currently event manager and producer of the famous Viennese festival Volksstimmefest, a two-days outdoor festival offering political debates, concerts, children’s and sports program and gastronomy. Since 2016 Nora is also employed as program manager at Die Wiener Volkshochschulen, an adult education centre in Vienna.

VERONIKA PETERSEIL, PRODUCER, TRANSLATOR & SUBTITLER

Born in 1985 in Linz, Upper Austria, Veronika studied Conference Interpreting and Translation in Vienna, Genoa (IT) and Leeds (UK) and is currently working as a freelance interpreter, translator and subtitler based in Vienna. As a translator, she has worked for the Austrian Foreign Ministry, Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture, and the Federal Office for Monuments Protection (BDA).