Othmar Schmiderer was born in 1954 in Lofer, in the Province of Salzburg. Since 1973, he lives in Vienna.
After doing a variety of jobs, he started working in the theatre in 1980, assisting in production and direction at the Theaterkooperative zur Schaubude, incl. Der Zusammenstoss by Kurt Schwitters, a Vienna Festival production at the Museum of the 20th Century. He also collaborated with the performance artists Alfons Egger and Beatrix Sunkovsky.
Finally, in 1983, he began working in film. He assisted in diverse functions on numerous documentary and feature films, incl. work with Michael Pilz, Valie Export and many others; he took part in various productions as camera man and sound engineer and developed own projects.
Since 1987 he has worked as an independent film-maker in Vienna and Grafenwörth.
Othmar Schmiderer Biography / Filmography (pdf)
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