Philipp Fussenegger

Philipp Fussenegger is an Austrian director, scriptwriter, producer, and photographer.
After receiving his Bachelor of Arts in directing in Salzburg, he completed his studies at the renowned Academy of Media Arts in Cologne with the well-received diplomafilm “Henry”. “Henry” was awarded with the FIRST STEPS Award 2016 in the category “Best Mid-length Film” and was nominated for the Austrian Film Award in 2017.
In 2016 he wrote the comedy streaming series “Die Schilehrer” and directed the pilot “Geld spielt keine Rolex”, which became the audience’s favourite at the filmfestival Hofer Filmtage in 2017 and caused great controversy in the Austrian Vorarlberg. During that time he founded funfairfilms.
As a producer Fussenegger could land a first success with the medium-length diploma feature “Bester Mann” (director: Florian Forsch), that was awarded with the Max-Ophüls-Prize 2018 as “Best Medium-length Film” and was nominated for the Austrian Film Prize in 2019.

Currently Fussenegger is working on his feature film debut “The Tigress”, the documentary film project has already received film funding from the BKM and the state of Vorarlberg.
At the same time he is in negotiations with international co-production partners to realize his international fiction feature film debut “Tigress in the Cage”, which will be shot in Germany and the USA from 2020.

Philipp Fussenegger is managing director of funfairfilms. He is also a member of the German Film Academy and the GABA Initiative LA.


Felix Groefler

Born in 1986 in Vorarlberg, Austria, and trained as an advertising photographer. Besides commissions for well-known agencies Groefler has applied himself to artistic photography. As backdrop for his conceptual work, he has sought out cities such as Paris, New York, and Sao Paulo. Groeflers exploration of the depths of modern society has been exhibited by renowned institutions including KunstHausWien and Palais Thurn und Taxis in Bregenz, Austria.
An autodidact in the film industry, Felix Groefler started as a still photographer, went on to operate the film camera, and is since 2014 a creative producer. In this capacity, he founded production company Funfairfilms together with Philipp Fussenegger. Currently, he is managing post production of the pilot for the company’s projected tv-series Die Schilehrer.


Judy Landkammer

received her Bachelor of Arts in Multi Media Art in Salzburg in 2010. From 2011 to 2014 she worked for Peter R. Adam as an editorial assistant and since 2014 she has been working as a freelance film and video editor.
She is co-founder of the artist collective “Coven Berlin'”, that is promotingthe deconstruction of social norms of gender and body and redefines structures of race and immigration through visual, written and installative art since 2013.

Judy Landkammer’s first feature-length film “The Misandrists” celebrated its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2017. And her last film project “Main Man” also ran very successfully: in 2018 it was premiered at the Max-Ophüls-Prize Festival and won the jury prize for the best medium-length film there.
Her working collaboration with Fussenegger started many years ago and since the making of “Henry” she has been a permanent freelance editor for all of Fussenegger’s and funfairfilms’ projects.


Michael Steinwand

During his master studies (in theatre, film and television science, ethnology and sinology) at the University of Cologne, he also completed two semesters abroad at the Film Academy Beijing/China.
In 2013 he graduated in the following fields: the Hong Kong cinema Wong Karwais, the history of stereoscopic 3D film as well as transcultural documentary film and Jean Rouchs ethnofiction films.
In 2015 he completed the Masterclass Non-Fiction at the International Film School in Cologne.

Since 2011 he worked as a producer and production manager for various film productions.
In 2017 he joined funfairfilms as Executive Producer. In addition to the Max-Ophüls-Preis Award 2018 for his first production “Main Man” (“Best Midlength Film”), the film also received a nomination (“Best Short Film”) for the Austrian Film Award 2019.
For funfairfilms Michael Steinwand is currently producing the international documentary “The Tigress”. The project received a production grant from the BKM and the state of Vorarlberg.

Dino Osmanovic

was born in Doboj, Bosnia, but moved to Austria at the age of 7. After he completed his studies in Multi Media Art at the University of Applied Sciences in Salzburg, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. During his studies, he spent an Erasmus semester at the Film Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. In 2018 he successfully finished his studies in cinematography at the Munich Academy of Television.

In recent years, he has worked on numerous films as a cinematographer. His filmographie includes important films like “Jenny”, which was nominated for the German Short Film Award or “Kreatura”, which was nominated for the Golden Frog Award in the feature length documentary film competition at Camerimage 2017.

For funfairfilms Osmanovic works as a freelance cameraman, like for the two highly rewarded midlength films “Henry” and “Main Man”. Currently he also co-directs with Fussenegger the international documentary “The Tigress”.


Florian Forsch

Florian Forsch was born in Moers, Germany. He trained as a photographer, received his Certificate of apprenticeship in 2005 and has since worked professionally as a photographer, currently specialising in photographing interiors. In 2010 Forsch graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Communication from the Academie Beeldende Kunsten, Maastricht, and went on to gain practical knowledge through an internship with Rosa von Praunheim Filmproduktion in Berlin.
Between 2008 and 2014 Forsch worked on a number of film projects as writer, director, actor, and assistant director. Notable projects include Wir Lieben Alltag, Cruising, and European Requiem. Bester Mann, is his graduate film at Academy for Media Arts in Cologne.

Story development and Screenwriter

Zazou Röver

Since graduating from the Berlin dffb Screenplay Academy, Zazou Röver has worked as a freelance screenwriter, film dramaturg and script-editor.
Her film education was provided by international lecturers such as Christopher Vogler, Roland Klick, Mogens Rukov, Dick Ross, Bobette Buster, Cunningham & Schlesinger, Felix Huby, Thomas Schadt, Chris Craus and Dževad Karahasan.

From 2005 to 2018 she completed her Bachelor of Arts (German Literature/Social Sciences) and Master of Arts (European Literatures) at the Humboldt University in Berlin.

The collaboration with Fussenegger began in 2016. Together they developed the narrative material for several of his film projects. Since then she has been responsible for script development and conception at funfairfilms.
Currently she is writing with Fussenegger on both their fictional debut feature film “Tigress in the Cage” and she is the dramaturge for the documentary “The Tigress”.

Story development and Screenwriter

Alexis Smiley Smith

Originally from the West Coast of the United States, Alexis Smiley Smith has been living in Berlin since 2017. In 2005, she attended the Northwest Film School and then went on to complete a Bachelors of Arts in English/Creative Writing in 2007. Before coming to Berlin, she finished a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Non Fiction. Stories from her collection, Liminal Spaces: Essays On the Beautiful Terror, have been published in The SAND Journal and NAILED Magazine. Her essay on the Vietnam War and dementia, Uncle of Things, was nominated for the 2019 Pushcart Prize in Non Fiction.