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Bernhard was born 1992 in Salzburg, Austria. After graduating high school, he moved to Vienna, where he gained professional set experience. 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 last shorts have been screened at prestigious film festivals and won numerous awards. His doc KEEPING BALANCE got a Vimeo Staff Pick in 2017 and 2018 EXIT RIGHT went viral on Facebook with more then 12mio views in total. Two of his films have been broadcasted on ARTE.

Currently Bernhard is working on his first feature length film PEACOCK. With his script he was accepted into the 40th session of the Cinéfondation Residence of the 73rd Festival de Cannes 2020.

FILMOGRAPHY

2019
GUY PROPOSES TO HIS GIRLFRIEND ON A MOUNTAIN
Short Narrative/Oneshot I 13' I Austria I Vienna Film Academy
3 Awards I 37 Film Festivals incl. Sapporo, Show Me Shorts, DC Shorts, Torino, Diagonale

2018
EXCUSE ME, I'M LOOKING FOR THE PING-PONG ROOM AND MY GIRLFRIEND
Short Narrative I 23' I Austria/Germany I Vienna Film Academy
40 Awards I 116 Film Festivals incl. Sarajevo, Hamburg, Flickers, Hollyshorts, Vienna Shorts

2016
BUCK
Short Narrative I 16' I Austria I Vienna Film Academy
3 Awards I 49 Film Festivals

2015
KEEPING BALANCE
Short Doc I 5' I Austria I Vienna Film Academy
25 Awards I 195 Film Festivals incl. Guanajuato, Milano, Uppsala, Odense, Chicago, Nashville

2014
EXIT RIGHT
Short Narrative I 6' I Austria

20 Awards I 127 Film Festivals incl. Palm Springs, Rhode Island