Michael Rittmannsberger is a commercial and cinema writer/director based in Vienna and Berlin. He got featured at the Cristal Festival Young Directors Forum as well as the renowned Saatchi & Saatchi New German Directors Showcase. In 2014, he won the Deutsche Werbefilmakademie Förderpreis (New Talent Award) for his project DER VERURTEILTE (The Culprit).
As a fiction film director, Michael attended the prestigious Berlinale Talent Campus in 2011 and was invited to be a shorts programmer for Slamdance Film Festival Park City. His 2012 short film ABGESTEMPELT (PUNCHED) has been screened at more than 90 film festivals worldwide and won 25 awards including Best Short Film at the 50th Gijón Film Festival in Spain, qualifying PUNCHED for the 86th Academy Awards.
Currently, he's working on his first feature film script at the Nipkow Programm in Berlin and looking for new commercial projects, agencies, director's reps and production companies.
New Talent Award Deutsche Werbefilmakademie
Best Short Film Gijón (Oscar Qualifier)
2nd Prize Interfilm Berlin
Méliès d’Argent Award Espoo Ciné
Best Storyteller Award Odense
Best Short Film 16+ Section Giffoni
Nomination Max Ophüls Preis
iFestival Award Stockholm
Best EU Short Filmets Badalona
Silver Film Venus CCA 2012
and many more