About Fritz Ofner


Fritz Ofner is a documentary filmmaker and lives in Vienna. He was born in Friesach in 1977 and studied Journalism and Cultural Anthropology in Vienna. After graduating he worked as an NGO activist, freelance journalist and TV producer. Extensive travel through Asia, Africa and Latin America eventually led him to documentary film. 


- Axel-Springer-Award / Best TV documentary / for "From Baghdad to Dallas"

- Egon-Erwin-Kisch / Grant for Investigative Journalism / for "Weapon of Choice"

- Franz-Grabner-Award / Best TV documentary / for "DIE WELTHERRSCHAFT"

- Grenzgänger / Research grant / Robert-Bosch-Stiftung and Litarisches Colloquium Berlin / for "The Cost of Prohibition"