Albert, Barbara, b. Vienna, Sept. 22, 1970, director, producer. 1989-1991 studied theatre, journalism and German studies in Vienna; further studies at the Vienna Film Academy. Founded the company Coop 99 in 1999; since then independent filmmaker. Her film "Nordrand" (1999) won a number of prizes (including the Best First Feature Award); she received further awards at the Krakow International Short Film Festival 1997 (for "Die Frucht deines Leibes") and at the Los Angeles Film Festival 1999 (for "Sonnenflecken").
Other works: Nachtschwalben, 1993; Somewhere else, 1997; Slidin´ - Alles bunt und wunderbar, 1998.