Peter Tscherkassky
Born in 1958 in Vienna. Started filmmaking in 1979. Tscherkassky earned his PhD. in philosophy in 1986 with 
a dissertation entitled "Film as Art", and started teaching in 1989. Since 1984 he has published numerous essays on avant-garde film and in 1995 co-edited the book "Peter Kubelka" (with Gabriele Jutz). In 1991 he 
co-founded "sixpackfilm". In 1993 and 1994 he was the artistic director of the national Austrian film festival "Diagonale". Tscherkassky´s films have been honored with more than 50 awards including the Golden Gate Award (San Francisco), Main Prize at Oberhausen, and Best Short Film at the Venice Film Festival. 2005: World premiere of Instructions for A Light And Sound Machine at the Cannes Film Festival in the series 
"Quinzaine des réalisateurs". 2005: Publication of the book "Peter Tscherkassky" (English/German), edited 
by Alex Horwath & Michael Loebenstein. Tscherkassky´s light box installations have been exhibited through-out the world, including a one-person show at the renowned Gallery naechst St. Stephan/Rosemarie Schwarz-waelder in Vienna. 2008: Lecture and world premiere of the original 35mm version of Parallel Space: Inter-View (1992) at the Louvre in Paris. 2010: World premiere of Coming Attractions at the Venice Film Festival (Premio Orizzonti Cortometraggio). 2012: Publication of the book "From a Dark Room. The Manufractured 
Cinema of Peter Tscherkassky/Desde el cuarto oscuro. El cine manufracturado de Peter Tscherkassky" [English/Spanish], edited by Maximiliano Cruz & Sandra Gómez. Editor of the book "Film Unframed: A History of Austrian Avant-Garde Cinema" (Vienna 2012). In the 2012 ranking of the "Greatest Films of All Time," published every ten years by the BFI film magazine "Sight & Sound," Outer Space was honored with the rank-
ing of position #322 (Filmmakers´ poll) and position #377 (Critics´ poll). Instructions for a Light and Sound Machine was honored with the ranking of position #894 (Critics´ poll). 2015: World premiere of The Exquisite Corpus at the Cannes Film Festival in the series "Quinzaine des réalisateurs" (Special Mention).