Producer, managing director and the director of numerous international prize-winning films such as Animal Love (1995), Jesus, You Know (2003), and Dog Days (2001), which was awarded the Grand Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival in 2001. Import Export (2007), the first film that Seidl made with his own production company, was followed by his prize-winning PARADISE Trilogy (2012/13), whose parts premiered consecutively in competition in Cannes, Venice and Berlin. Next came In the Basement (2014) followed by the latest film Safari (2016). Both premiered at the International Film Festival in Venice. The most recent film, Rimini, had its world premiere at the Berlinale (main competition) 2022.
Born in Vienna in 1965, Veronika Franz studied literature and philosophy. Originally a film journalist, she has since 1997 accompanied the work of Ulrich Seidl as an artistic collaborator. Among other texts, she co-wrote with Seidl the screenplays for Dog Days (Hundstage, 2001), Import Export (2007) and the PARADISE Trilogy (2012/13). The documentary Kern (2012, was both her debut as a director and the first film she made together with Severin Fiala. It was followed by her first fiction feature, Goodnight Mommy (Ich seh Ich seh, 2014), which she also codirected with Fiala, and which premiered at the Venice Film Festival. The film went on to take numerous awards, and was selected to represent Austria at the Academy Awards. A US remake of the film is in the making, produced by the production company Animal Kingdom ("It Follows", "It Comes at Night"). "The Lodge", the first English-language feature film by the director duo, was produced by Hammerfilm and Film Nation ("The Arrival") and is prominently cast with the US stars Riley Keough and Jaeden Martell. It celebrated its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival 2019. Currently Franz & Fiala are working on their next movie "The Devil´s Bath" here in Austria.
has been production office manager since March 2015. Her responsabilities also include being office manager, project manager and production assistant.
has been with Ulrich Seidl Filmproduction since October 2016, working as its financial administrator and contact person with funding agencies and coproducers.
has been in charge of bookkeeping here since June 2022 and supports the Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion as well on all accountant projects.
has been supporting the production office of Ulrich Seidl film since October 2022 and acts as an interface between production and accounting.
author & director Severin Fiala (co-director together with Veronika Franz for "Ich seh Ich seh" / "Goodnight Mommy") is the lecturer at Ulrich Seidl Film and advises on scripts and concepts that have been sent to the company.