• Ulrich Seidl – Ulrich Seidl started his career with award-winning documentaries such as Good News (1990), Animal Love (1995) and Models (1998). Seidl’s first feature fiction film Dog Days (2001) won the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival in 2001. Import Export (2007) was the first film Seidl produced through his own production company, formed in 2003 with his long-term co-author Veronika Franz. It was followed by his prize-winning PARADISE Trilogy (2012). All three films were premiered in competition in Cannes, Venice and Berlin. The trilogy was followed by In the Basement (2014) and Safari (2016). Rimini had its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival (main competition) in 2022. Sparta, the second part of the diptych, also premiered in 2022, at the San Sebastián International Film Festival. The combined (long) version, WICKED GAMES - Rimini Sparta premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2023.

    Ulrich Seidl

    Ulrich Seidl started his career with award-winning documentaries such as Good News (1990), Animal Love (1995) and Models (1998). Seidl’s first feature fiction film Dog Days (2001) won the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival in 2001. Import Export (2007) was the first film Seidl produced through his own production company, formed in 2003 with his long-term co-author Veronika Franz. It was followed by his prize-winning PARADISE Trilogy (2012). All three films were premiered in competition in Cannes, Venice and Berlin. The trilogy was followed by In the Basement (2014) and Safari (2016). Rimini had its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival (main competition) in 2022. Sparta, the second part of the diptych, also premiered in 2022, at the San Sebastián International Film Festival. The combined (long) version, WICKED GAMES - Rimini Sparta premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2023.

  • Veronika Franz – Born in Vienna in 1965, Veronika Franz studied literature and philosophy. Originally a film journalist, she has since 1997 accompanied the work of Ulrich Seidl as an artistic collaborator. Among other texts, she co-wrote with Seidl the screenplays for Dog Days (Hundstage, 2001), Import Export (2007) and the PARADISE Trilogy (2012/13). The documentary Kern (2012, was both her debut as a director and the first film she made together with Severin Fiala. It was followed by her first fiction feature, Goodnight Mommy (Ich seh Ich seh, 2014), which she also codirected with Fiala, and which premiered at the Venice Film Festival. The film went on to take numerous awards, and was selected to represent Austria at the Academy Awards. The US remake of the film is produced by the production company Animal Kingdom ("It Follows", "It Comes at Night"). "The Lodge", the first English-language feature film by the director duo, was produced by Hammerfilm and Film Nation ("The Arrival") and is prominently cast with the US stars Riley Keough and Jaeden Martell. It celebrated its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival 2019. Their next movie "The Devil´s Bath" will celebrate its world premiere at the International Filmfestival Berlin 2024 (Berlinale / main competition).

    Veronika Franz

    Born in Vienna in 1965, Veronika Franz studied literature and philosophy. Originally a film journalist, she has since 1997 accompanied the work of Ulrich Seidl as an artistic collaborator. Among other texts, she co-wrote with Seidl the screenplays for Dog Days (Hundstage, 2001), Import Export (2007) and the PARADISE Trilogy (2012/13). The documentary Kern (2012, was both her debut as a director and the first film she made together with Severin Fiala. It was followed by her first fiction feature, Goodnight Mommy (Ich seh Ich seh, 2014), which she also codirected with Fiala, and which premiered at the Venice Film Festival. The film went on to take numerous awards, and was selected to represent Austria at the Academy Awards. The US remake of the film is produced by the production company Animal Kingdom ("It Follows", "It Comes at Night"). "The Lodge", the first English-language feature film by the director duo, was produced by Hammerfilm and Film Nation ("The Arrival") and is prominently cast with the US stars Riley Keough and Jaeden Martell. It celebrated its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival 2019. Their next movie "The Devil´s Bath" will celebrate its world premiere at the International Filmfestival Berlin 2024 (Berlinale / main competition).

  • Melanie Friedl – has been production office manager since March 2015. Her responsabilities also include being office manager, project manager and production assistant.

    Melanie Friedl

    has been production office manager since March 2015. Her responsabilities also include being office manager, project manager and production assistant.

  • Daniela Trauner – has been with Ulrich Seidl Filmproduction since October 2016, working as its financial administrator and contact person with funding agencies and coproducers.

    Daniela Trauner

    has been with Ulrich Seidl Filmproduction since October 2016, working as its financial administrator and contact person with funding agencies and coproducers.

  • Katharina Schrimpf – has been in charge of bookkeeping here since June 2022 and supports the Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion as well on all accountant projects.

    Katharina Schrimpf

    has been in charge of bookkeeping here since June 2022 and supports the Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion as well on all accountant projects.

  • Anna Wagnleitner – has been supporting the production office of Ulrich Seidl film since October 2022 and acts as an interface between production and accounting.

    Anna Wagnleitner

    has been supporting the production office of Ulrich Seidl film since October 2022 and acts as an interface between production and accounting.

  • Severin Fiala – author & director Severin Fiala (co-director together with Veronika Franz for "Ich seh Ich seh" / "Goodnight Mommy" / "The Lodge" / "The Devil´s Bath") is the lecturer at Ulrich Seidl Film and advises on scripts and concepts that have been sent to the company.

    Severin Fiala

    author & director Severin Fiala (co-director together with Veronika Franz for "Ich seh Ich seh" / "Goodnight Mommy" / "The Lodge" / "The Devil´s Bath") is the lecturer at Ulrich Seidl Film and advises on scripts and concepts that have been sent to the company.