After studying film in Denmark, Clara Trischler worked in the Holocaust Research Center of Yad Vashem in Israel as well as being a writer for Austrian radio broadcasting during the Gaza War in 2009. After several film jobs in Berlin and New York she finished her studies of Screenwriting at the Film Academy of Vienna and the Instituto Universitario Nacional del Arte in Buenos Aires. There she discovered her love for documentary film directing, which she now studies at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf while working as a filmmaker and living in Berlin.

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2019 Selected for Cinema Next - Europe Club • Crossing Europe Film Festival Linz

2018 ScriptLAB Docu Grant for „PARAÍSOS“ • Drehbuchforum Wien

2018 Participation at DOX:ACADEMY • CPH:DOX, Copenhagen, Denmark

2016 „Start“-Scholarship for Young Film Artists • Austrian Cultural Ministery

2016 Best documentary short for „Home is not a place“ • Diagonale. Festival of Austrian Film

2015 Screenwriting grant for „Meerhaut“ („Sea skin“) • Literar Mechana. Collecting society for literature

2015 Public screenplay reading with „Meerhaut“ („Sea skin“) • Austrian Actors Association VÖFS, Drehbuchforum Wien

2014 Thomas Pluch Screenplay Award for Best Short/Midlength Screenplay for „Tuppern“ • drehbuchVERBAND Austria

2013 Honorable mention at Best short film competition for „Tuppern“ • Diagonale. Festival of Austrian Film

2014 Best Human/Cultural Film for „The First Sea“ • Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival, Arizona, USA

2011 Participation at the Feature Film Project Development and Production Workshop at Festival de Cannes as well as International Film Festival Rotterdam • BABYLON • Filmfonds Wien • Scenario Films UK

2010/11 Selected for the one-year screenplay development workshop „Diverse Geschichten - Drehbücher zwischen den Kulturen“ • witcraft Szenario

2010 Scholarship „Perspective Austrian Newcomer Filmmaker“ • Youki. International Youth Media Festival, Drehbuchforum Wien

2010 Honorable mention spec_script Award • film:riss. festival of Austrian student film culture