Professional Information
Dor Film , MR Film, ORF
Media Production
Education, Honors & Awards
Film Academy Vienna
Masters- Directing and Screenwriting- Film Academy Vienna, 1996
Sabine has been recognized with many awards in her career; 2008: Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival in China-prize for the best actress for Claudia Michelsen in 42plus; 2011: NYCFF - prize for the best actress for Anna Rot in Tag und Nacht (Day and Night); 2011: Diagonale - prize for best costume for Veronika Albert and Monika Buttinger in Tag und Nacht (Day and Night); 2012: Women’s prize from the city of Vienna. Citation: "In the competitive world of film, she is one of the few women, who asserts herself, with great skill and extraordinarily hard work and persistence".; 2013: Grimme Award for: Tatort – Down for the Count
Personal Information
Sabine is a member of The European Film Guild; Austrian Directors; Austria's Film Association
Sabine enjoys reading, traveling and watching sports.
More than 25 years
Sabine Derflinger is the Director of Dor Film, MR Film, ORF. She has been in the industry for over 25 years and is a well known, respected, award winning women for directing, producing and screen writing. In 2011, she became the first woman to ever direct an episode of the well-known Austrian crime series Tatort (“False Labelling”). Her Tatort “Down for the Count” received the Grimme Award 2014. Sabine speaks at many film schools, universities and conferences regarding directing, screenwriting and production. She is proud of setting up and directing the new TV-series “Vorstadtweiber”, and turing it into the most successful Austrian TV-series of the past ten years. Sabine produced various award-winning feature films and documentaries. In April 2015, she was elected as the new chairperson for the Austrian Directors (Verband Filmregie). Her main ambitions are to promote women in the film and media sector, improve the image of directors and to strengthen their rights to their creative work. Sabine has been celebrated as an Austrian pioneer in campaigning for more visibility for women in directing of films. In 2012, she was awarded the Viennese Women's Prize for her work Women’s prize from the city of Vienna.
Hollywood Reporter
Directing; Writing; Producing; Feature Films; Documentaries; Television; Short Films; Script Writing; Social Media; Media Production; Film Production
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