Anja Salomonowitz

Austrian film director who explores the borderlines between fiction films and documentaries. A graduate of film studies at Vienna University, she worked as an assistant to Ulrich Seidl. Her films have been winning international acclaim and festival awards. The Jihlava festival has featured her documentaries called You Will Never Understand This (Das wirst du nie verstehen) and It Happened Just Before (Kurz davor ist es passiert) – a chilling film about women trafficking, winning the category of The Best Documentary from Central and Eastern Europe in 2007.