Bernhard was born 1992 in Salzburg, Austria. Since 2014 he is student at the Vienna Film Academy.
His last short film EXCUSE ME, I'M LOOKING FOR THE PING-PONG ROOM AND MY GIRLFRIEND was awarded Best Short Film at the Austrian Film Awards 2019, premiered 2018 at the Moscow Film Festival, won the Max Ophüls Award, as well as both short film awards at the Diagonale – Festival of Austrian Film.
Bernhards other shorts have also been screened at prestigious festivals and won numerous awards. EXIT RIGHT went viral on Facebook in 2018 with more then 12mio views. Two of his films have been broadcasted by ARTE and two are Vimeo Staff Picks. Bernhard is alumni of Talent Village of Les Arcs Film Festival 2018 and Zürich Film Festival Academy 2020. He was part of several short film juries at festivals such as Jameson Cinefest Hungary and FEST Portugal.
Currently Bernhard is developing his debut feature film PEACOCK. With his script he was selected for the Cinéfondation Residence of the 73rd Festival de Cannes 2020 (artist-in-residence program).
GUY PROPOSES TO HIS GIRLFRIEND ON A MOUNTAIN
Short Narrative/Oneshot I 13' I Austria I Vienna Film Academy
7 Awards I 50 Film Festivals incl. Sapporo, Show Me Shorts, DC Shorts, Torino, Diagonale
EXCUSE ME, I'M LOOKING FOR THE PING-PONG ROOM AND MY GIRLFRIEND
Short Narrative I 23' I Austria/Germany I Vienna Film Academy
41 Awards I 120 Film Festivals incl. Sarajevo, Hamburg, Flickers, Hollyshorts, Vienna Shorts
Short Narrative I 16' I Austria I Vienna Film Academy
3 Awards I 50 Film Festivals
Short Doc I 5' I Austria I Vienna Film Academy
25 Awards I 195 Film Festivals incl. Guanajuato, Milano, Uppsala, Odense, Chicago, Nashville
Short Narrative I 6' I Austria
20 Awards I 127 Film Festivals incl. Palm Springs, Rhode Island