Katharina Copony is an independent filmmaker living in Berlin and Vienna. She studied visual media art at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna with Peter Weibel. With a background in video art and photography, she nowadays makes documentary films, which are presented internationally, e.g. Arsenal – Institute for Film and Media Art Berlin and the Anthology Film Archives New York, on festivals as well as broadcast on television. As a script supervisor she participated in several award-winning feature films (i.a. Barbara Albert, Valeska Grisebach, Jessica Hausner). She is a lecturer at the University of the Arts in Berlin. In December 2019 the Filmarchive Austria presented a retrospective of her work.


  • 2016: Moghen Paris - And All Come Along - 2016 (Documentary) 
  • 2014: Spieler (Documentary) 
  • 2009: Oceanul Mare (Documentary)
  • 2006: Il Palazzo (Documentary)
  • 2004: Kanegra (TV)
  • 2001: der wackelatlas - collecting and hunting with H. C. Artmann 


  • 3sat Documentary Film Award, Duisburg Film Week, 2009
  • ARTE Documentary Film Award. Duisburg Film Week, 2006
  • Television Prize of the Austrian National Education, 2002
  • Outstanding Artist Award for Documentary Film, 2012
  • Erste Bank MehrWERT Film Prize Award, Viennale '16
  • Best Film – IIFF Jeonju, Korea, 2017