TIZZA COVI & RAINER FRIMMEL
Tizza Covi was born in Bolzano, Italy, in 1971 and lived in Paris and Berlin before studying to become a photographer at the Graphische Lehranstalt in Vienna. After finishing her studies she went to Rome where she worked as a free-lance photographer. She has won several scholarships for her photographic work.
Rainer Frimmel was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1971 and also graduated as a photographer from the Graphische Lehranstalt in Vienna. He has received scholarships in Rome, Paris and New York for his photographic work.
In 2002 Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel founded their film production company Vento Film to produce their films independently. Their workincludes the documentary Das ist ales (That ’s All) (Austria, 2001) which won the Prix regards neufs (Visions du Réel – Nyon) and Baboska ( Austria/Italy, 2005) which won
8 Awards including: Wolfgang-Staudte-Award (Berlinale), Prix international de la Scam, (Cinéma du réel - Paris), Best Austrian Documentary of 2005/06 (Diagonale - Graz), and Best Italian Documentary (Festival dei Popoli - Florence). La Pivellina is their first fiction feature film.