Thomas Woschitz

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Thomas Woschitz
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Born (1968-04-22) 22 April 1968 (age 51)
Nationality Austrian
OccupationFilm Director, Screenwriter, Film Editor

Thomas Woschitz (born 22 April 1968 in Klagenfurt am Wörthersee) is an Austrian film director, screenwriter and film editor.

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Life and work

Thomas Woschitz grew up in Austria and studied at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome under Lina Wertmüller. After working as a film editor for feature films (he was nominated for a Silver Ribbon award for Best Editing for La Capa Gira, [1] directed by Alessandro Piva), he went on to direct a series of short films that were screened at major film festivals: Girls and Cars (2004) was screened in the Semaine de la Critique section of the Cannes Film Festival [2] .

Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia Italian school for teaching, research and experimentation in the field of cinematography

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<i>Universalove</i> 2008 film by Thomas Woschitz

Universalove is a 2008 Austrian romantic tragedy film directed by Thomas Woschitz. It debuted in Canada at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival on September 5, 2008, and, after a re-edit which involved substituting the New York episode, was awarded the Max-Ophüls Preis at the 30th Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis, that took place January 16 to February 1, 2009.

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References

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  2. "AUSTRIAN FILM COMMISSION - Participations 2004". www.austrianfilms.com (in German). Retrieved 2017-05-15.
  3. "Locarno International Film Festival (2005)" . Retrieved 2017-05-15.
  4. ore/dpa/ddp, SPIEGEL ONLINE, Hamburg (2009-01-31). "Max-Ophüls-Preis: Woschitz gewinnt mit "Universalove" - SPIEGEL ONLINE - Kultur". SPIEGEL ONLINE. Retrieved 2017-05-15.
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