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Sebastian Meise is an Austrian director and screenwriter. His acclaimed debut feature film STILLIFE premiered at San Sebastian IFF and won several awards such as Best Feature Film at Diagonale Film Festival. His documentary film OUTING was presented at the Hot Docs Festival in Toronto.
His latest feature film GREAT FREEDOM with German shooting star Franz Rogowski and Berlinale Silver bear awardee Georg Friedrich in the leading roles had its world premiere in the Official Selection Un Certain Regard of the Cannes Film Festival 2021 where it won the Prix du Jury.
The film was also awarded with the Heart of Sarajevo for Best Feature Film and for Best Actor Georg Friedrich, as well as with the CICAE Arthouse Award.
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