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Sebastian Meise is an Austrian director and screenwriter. His acclaimed debut feature film STILL LIFE premiered at San Sebastian IFF and won numerous awards including Best Feature Film at the Diagonale Film Festival. His documentary film OUTING was presented at the Hot Docs Festival in Toronto.

His latest feature film, GREAT FREEDOM, has won many awards including the Prix du Jury in the Un Certain Regard Section of Cannes Film Festival 2021 and was shortlisted for the Academy Award for Best International Feature.

He co-founded the Vienna based production company FreibeuterFilm.

2021 – GREAT FREEDOM – Fiction Feature Film
Offical Selection Un Certain Regard Prix du Jury Un Certain Regard, Heart of Sarajevo for Best Feature Film, Heart of Sarajevo for Best Actor Georg Friedrich, CICAE Arthouse Award

2012 – OUTING – Documentary
Hot Docs Toronto

2011 –  STILL LIFE –  Fiction Feature Film
Diagonale 2012 – Grand prize feature, Thomas Pluch appreciation award

2006 – DAEMONEN – Shortfilm – Based on the play by Lars Norén

2005 – RANDOM – Shortfilm
festivals (selection): DokumentART Neubrandenburg 05 and Cork Filmfestival 06

2003 – PRISES DE VUES – Shortfilm
festivals & awards (selection):International Filmfestival Venice 03, Best film by newcomer Diagonale 2003