Mirjam Unger

Director, Author

Date of birth
9.8.1970 in Klosterneuburg / Vienna
School: Lycée Francais de Vienne

Since 2001 free director and author for cinema

1993-2001 Studies of Film directing at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna by Prof. Axel Corti, Prof. Wolfgang Glück. Award-winning short films at international festivals (Nachricht von H., Speak Easy, Mehr oder weniger…)

1988-1989: 1 year in Brazil
1989 at the ORF Radio: Zick Zack, Ö3
1995-2011 presenter on Radio FM4

1991-1998  ORF TV: collaborator, presenter of X Large, X Large Nightline, Nitebox and ORF Kultur,
various foreign reportages: from Russia, ExYugoslavia, Great Britain, Germany, France…

and working as speaker/presenter and as photographer www.mirjamunger.com
2003 Workshop with Lukas Beck, Portrait photography


Filmography (Selection):

“Oh Yeah, She Performs!”
2012, Doumentary Feature, color, 99 min
Coming Soon!

“Vienna’s Lost Daughters”
2005/2006, Documentary Feature, color 87 min World Premiere: Diagonale Festival of Austrian Film 2007

“Die ganze Nacht”
2001, Short film, color, 20 min
Diagonale 2001

“Ternitz Tennessee”
2000, Feature film, color, 88 min
International festivals et.al. Rotterdam, Viennale, shown on ORF

“mehr oder weniger”
1998, Short film, color, 20 min
Various international festivals. i.e. Berlin. Golden Bobby for the best directing Fak-Filmfestival, special mention for directing/ Diagonale, shown on Arte

“Speak Easy“
1997, Short film, color, 23 min
Over 100 international festivals incl austrian festivals Viennale, Diagonale, Sixpack distribution on tour in the film package Moments of desire, Awards: Golden Spire award San Francisco, best short New York Film Festival etc. shown on Arte

“Nachricht von H.”
1996, Short film, color, 17 min
Various international festivals a.o. „Leopards of tomorrow“ Locarno, shown on the „Kunststücke“ ORF and 3 Sat

“House of Sirius”
1995, Documentary film, color, 30 min

1994, Short film, color b/w, 10 min

1993-2005: various directing jobs, image films (i.e. AKH maternity ward), advertising (i.e. Pampers), music video (i.e. Lassie Singers)