Jovana Reisinger
Writer, Filmmaker

Jovana Reisinger was born in Munich in 1989 and grew up in Austria. She is an author, filmmaker and visual artist. After graduating in communication design, she studied screenwriting and documentary directing at the University of Television and Film Munich. Her short films screen in exhibitions and festivals, including Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen (2017, 2019, 2021), Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg (2021), Kunstverein München (2018, 2017, 2016), yi:project space Beijing (2019), Goethe Institute Paris (2020), Verein für zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig (2020), Kunsthalle Osnabrück (2020 - 2021). For her debut novel STILL HALTEN (Verbrecher Verlag, 2017) she was awarded the Bayern 2-Wortspiele Prize. For the short films PRETTY BOYZ DON'T DIE she received the ZONTA Award of the Festival Management of the Oberhausen Short Film Festival (2017) and for PRETTY GIRLS DON'T LIE the STARTER Film Award of the City of Munich (2018). In 2020, she was awarded the Katja Eichinger Screenplay Fellowship. In addition, Jovana Reisinger has been responsible for the menstruation column BLEEDING LOVE at VOGUE online since June 2020. Her second novel SPITZENREITERINNEN will also be published by Verbrecher Verlag in 2021. Overarching themes are living in a sexist system, neoliberal performance promises, capitalism and power. She lives and works in Munich.