Julia Niemann


Festivals and Awards - Selection

VENI VIDI VICI - Sundance Film Festival 2023 (World Dramatic Competition)

MIAMI (2021) -Screenplay funding by the Austrian Film Institute

Davos (2020) – Romy (writing, co-director, producer) for best documentary 2021, Winner Dolomitale Documentary Award 2020

MIAMI (2019) - Working grant from the Federal Ministry of Art and Culture of the Republic of Austria

WINWIN (2016) – Production, artistic collaboration, Diagonale Festival of Austrian Film, 2016, Awards for: Best Picture Design, Best Production Design

Film / TV

2023 | I'm not Here to Make Friends | feature film | in development

2023 | Veni Vidi Vici | Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion | feature film | Director: Daniel Hoesl, Julia Niemann

2023 | Tristes Tropicos | KPG Films | feature film | Director: Gaston Solnicki | in development

2022 | Miami | feature film | Director: Julia Niemann | writer and director, in development

2022 | Fck my Heritage | Komplizen Serien | TV series | Director: Christian Schwochow | writer, Writers Room, in development

2021 | Apologizing Men | Video-Installation

2020 | Davos | A European Film Conspiracy | feature documentary | Director: Daniel Hoesl | writer, co-director

2015 | Winwin | A European Film Conspiracy | feature film | Director: Daniel Hoesl | production, artistic collaboration



Julia Niemann, born in Bavaria, lives in Vienna. She studied philosophy there and began working as a journalist shortly before writing her master’s thesis. In-depth research activities, immersion in the most diverse milieus and social classes. She published reportages in the ZEIT, the FAZ, the Sueddeutsche Zeitung, among others. With the same motivation, namely to tell stories, she was drawn to film and finally to screenwriting. But never away from people. The desire to travel into the unknown remains:
Julia infiltrated press from the West in North Korea. Visited the best cook in the world in a monastery in the mountains in South Korea and ate ten-year-fermented Snickers. Got married in Las Vegas, divorced in Vienna. Been to yakuza parties in Japan, snow polo in St. Moritz and the German Blumenau in southern Brazil. She provoked a smile from Justin Trudeau at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Has shaken hands with the incarnate Bill Gates there and seen dead Lenin and dead Mao elsewhere. Iran has been calling her for a long time because old family secrets are waiting there. No road is too far for a good story. Except before 9am.