Gerhard Friedl

Gerhard Friedl (*1967 Bad Aussee, †2009 Berlin) was a filmmaker and lecturer on contemporary documentary film. He is best known for the short film Knittelfeld–A Town Without a History (1997), and the feature Wolff Von Amerongen: Did He Commit Bankruptcy Offenses? (2004). Friedl participated in several international film festivals including Marseille, Paris, Berlin, Munich, Duisburg, Jihlava, Zagreb, Nyon, Graz, Linz, and New York, and in the film program of documenta 12, Kassel. He received several prizes, including the ARTE Prize for Best German Documentary Film and the Goethe-Institut Documentary Film Prize (both 2004). In 2007 Friedl was awarded a Villa Aurora residency in Los Angeles.