After graduation from the College of Photography at the School for Graphic Design Vienna in 1997, Gertraud Schwarz studied Visual Media at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and at London Guildhall University. Before completing her first documentary "Borinboresi" she has created short videos and video installations, which could be seen at art exhibitions in Austria and the UK. Currently she is working as an independent filmmaker, artist and media designer.

Video work:

2003 "Not - Connecting" 12 short videos for mobile phones
2003 "Borinboresi", Documentary, 68 min
2002 "Dependence Systems", video installation
2001 "Hot Spots I and Hot Spots II", videos, 30 sec
2000 Picture Videos: "By Eye", video-loop, "Snot-Nose", 6:30 min, "Pimple Tears", 2 min
1999 "Interspaces", video, 7:30 min
1999 "Heinrich Peiszer", video, 5 min
1998 "Schriftvideo", video-loop


Prize of the Government of Lower Austria for the commercial "Hot Spots II" submitted to the competition "make art public" in 2001

The Black Int. Cinema Festival Berlin awards the prize of "Best film/video documentary production" to Borinboresi in 2004