Jannis Lenz studied Directing at the Film Academy Vienna under Jessica Hausner. Alongside his studies, he also worked as an assistant for Michael Haneke. He got selected for Berlinale Talents, received the START Scholarship for Cinematic Art by the Austrian Ministry of Culture, the Distinction of the Society of Fine Artists Austria and is an official member of the European Film Academy.
Growing up in Germany, Lenz gained his first camera and directing experiences filming himself and his friends doing Le Parkour. His films have been screened and won awards at numerous renowned film festivals and are shown in museums and exhibitions around the globe. His Bachelor Degree Film Wannabe won the Prix Clermont- Ferrand and got nominated for the European Film Awards.
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