Erwin Wagenhofer

Author, Film Director

Erwin Wagenhofer
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98% of the children at birth are genius. After school it is only 2%.

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Erwin Wagenhofer (born 27 May 1961 in Amstetten, Austria) is an author and film director.

Next to producing short movies and TV productions he made several documentaries from which "We Feed the World", "Let's make Money" and "Alphabet" are the most famous ones. All of these 3 films are a must watch for everybody who is interested in getting a look behind the scenes of the planet earth human play.

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Life - a Selection

  • 1961 - Arriving on planet earth in Amstetten, Austria.
  • 1981 - Presentation of his first short film "Endstation normal".
  • 1987 - Start of the career as a freelance author and film director.
  • 1995 - Start to teach university students in Krems and later in Vienna.
  • 2013 - Co-Author of the book alphabet; Angst oder Liebe ("alphabet; Fear or Love") together with Sabine Kriechbaum & André Stern.

Awards - a Selection

  • 2005
    • Toronto International Film Festival: Official Selection
  • 2006
    • Amnesty International Human Rights Award
    • FIPRESCI-Preis
    • Österreichischer Filmpreis (Austrian film price)
    • DOK Leipzig; best documentary
  • 2009
    • Dokville; Deutscher Dokumentarfilmpreis (German documentary price)
    • World Shift Ethics Award