Christine Moderbacher

Christine Moderbacher

* 1982, Austria

Christine Moderbacher is an anthropologist and documentary filmmaker (MA in visual anthropology/documentary film at the University of Manchester). Since 2013 she is making films (Letter to Mohamed 2013, Red Earth White Snow 2018, The World is blue at its edges 2021), texts, video installations and audio features, focusing on migratory and marginal worlds as well as visual and textual storytelling; 2022-2023 she was a guest professor at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf. Currently she is working as a postdoctoral research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle, Germany and as a lecturer at the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Martin Luther University Halle Wittenberg.

Scholarships and Prices:
2020 Artist in Residence Grant in Paliano, IT, Lower Austria Federal Chancellery
2020 Best Film at the Vizantrop Festival (Red Earth White Snow), Belgrade, SRB
2017 Sigfried Ludwig-Fonds for Postgraduate Research abroad
2015 Young Artist Award, Category: Artfilm (‘A Letter to Mohamed’) from the Lower Austrian Ministry of Art and Culture
2015 Development Trust research scholarship/ University of Aberdeen
2014 Juryprice: Best Film (A Letter to Mohamed), Sorrento Film Festival
2014 Young Artist Scholarship for Innovative Films from the Austrian Ministry of Art and Culture
2013 E.R.C (European Research Council) Advanced Grant
2011 Postgraduate Fellowship Programme, European Institutes for Advanced Study

Filmography (Selection):
Die Welt ist an ihren Rändern blau / The world is blue at its edges (2021)
Moving ants on a painted tree (2020)
Rote Erde Weisser Schnee / Red earth white snow (2018)
Lettre á Mohamed / A Letter to Mohamed, (2013)
Männer in Orange / Men at work (2010)
Harraga (2009)

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