“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


Werner Fiedler is an Austrian filmmaker who was born in 1976 in Weiz and lives now with his family in Klagenfurt in the south of Austria. In the 90s he started a successful career as a freelance editor, cameraman and producer for international television productions, where he learned the craft of filmmaking from scratch. In 2002 he experimented with a first fictional short film and since then he has completed several masterclasses with well-known screenwriters and directors. For his films, he received numerous awards from international film festivals.


  • 2021 – Drehbuchstipendium des Landes Kärnten
  • 2018 – Golden Unicorn – Alpinale Short Film Festival, Nenzing, Austria
  • 2018 – Best Actor for Massud Rahnama – Meraki Film Festival, Madrid, Spain
  • 2018 – Dr. Jagdish Gandhi & Dr. Bharti Ghandi Special Jury Award – 10th CMS Int’l Children’s Film Festival, Lucknow, India
  • 2017 – People’s Choice Award – TIFF Kids Int’l Film Festival, Toronto, Canada
  • 2017 – Special Jury Award – Short to the Point, Bukarest, Romania
  • 2017 – Best Film & Best Actor – Bangalore Shorts Film Festival, India
  • 2017 – Best Actor for Massud Rahnama – Mednarodni Film Fest, Kranjska Gora, Slovenia
  • 2017 – Official Selection – Academy Awards® qualifying Rhode Island Int’l Film Festival
  • 2017 – Jury Diploma – Int’l Motivational Film Festival Bridge of Arts, Rostov, Russia
  • 2017 – Best Director – Indian Cine Film Festival, Mumbai, India
  • 2017 – Best Short Film – 13th Rolan Int’l Film Festival for Children and Youth, Yerevan, Armenia
  • 2017 – Audience Award – 11th Red Rock Film Festival, Cedar City, USA
  • 2017 – Audience Award & Special Mention for Interpretation – K3 Film Festival, Villach, Austria
  • 2016 – People’s Choice Award – Austrian Independent Film Festival, Vienna


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