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Wilbirg Brainin-Donnenberg | Managing Director of drehbuch FORUM wien, Board Member FC - Gloria Frauen* Vernetzung Film, Filmmaker

Wilbirg Brainin-Donnenberg is mentor to Rosa Wiesauer.

Wilbirg Brainin-Donnenberg is director of drehbuch FORUM wien, filmmaker, film curator and publicist. 1993-2004 at sixpackfilm, from 2004 freelance curator of various film series (including Phantoms. Metamorphoses. Animism in Film, Generali Foundation Vienna; Form leaves Norm. Heimat geht fremd. Österreich-Schwerpunkt Int. KFF Hamburg; Wissenschaftlerinnen im Film; Frauen und Wahnsinn im Film; Hommage an Anne Charlotte Robertson) and events (e.g. 2010-2013 conception of the Diagonale-Branchentreffen). Founding and board member of FC GLORIA - Women* Networking Film. Organized masterclasses with Maren Ade, Camilla Ahlgren, Kathrin Resetarits, Frank Spotnitz et al. Curator of the FC GLORIA Cinema Salons and initiator of the screenplay competition If she can see it, she can be it - screenplay competition on female* characters beyond clichés. 

She publishes on international avant-garde cinema and gender topics, including co-editing the book Gustav Deutsch (FilmmuseumSynemaPublications 2009). Most recently: I turn over the pictures of my voice in my head*. Language as an Act of Liberation in Feminist Avant-Garde Films and Videos by Eija-Liisa Ahtila, VALIE EXPORT, Kerstin Honeit, Sabine Marte, and Anne-Charlotte Robertson (Vienna, Böhlau 2020).

Graduate of the Friedl Kubelka School for Independent Film (2016-2018). Her short films Brief an eine Tochter (2019), As time goes by (2021) and Dirndlschuld (2021) were screened at numerous international film festivals, Dirndlschuld celebrated Berlinale Shorts Competition international premiere. Lives in Vienna.