After studying at the European Film College in Denmark, Clara Trischler lived in Israel for a year, where, in addition to her work at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Documentation Archive, she collaborated on films and film festivals and wrote articles about everyday life in Jerusalem. After several film and festival jobs in Berlin and New York, she completed screenwriting studies at the Vienna Film Academy and the Instituto Universitario Nacional del Arte Buenos Aires, rediscovering her love for documentary film (which began with Hi8 camera experiments as a teenager). This led her to Berlin, where she studied documentary directing at the Konrad Wolf Film University in Babelsberg. She lives and works in Berlin and Vienna.

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2023/24 FC Gloria Mentoring Program Mentee of Nathalie Borgers • Women* Film Network of the Austrian Film Industry
2023 Selected for Visits to Ukraine for international artists as visual artist • Insha Osvita, Prague Civil Society Center, Asortymentna kimnata, photo produkciia
2023 Lecturer of a documentary film workshop • University of Vienna, Department of Romance Languages
2022 Lecturer of a documentary film workshop • „Don’t mess with my rights“ - Equatorial Guinean & Austrian teens make a short together remotely
2021-2022 Fellowship Pixel, Bytes + Film Artist in Residence • Austrian Ministry of Culture & ORF III
2018-2022 Lecturer of documentary film workshops • Cinema en Curs

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