Mara Mattuschka is an award-winning filmmaker, actress, and visual artist of Bulgarian origin (*1959). She studied Ethnology and Linguistics at the University of Vienna from 1977 to 1983. In 1990, she graduated from the University of Applied Arts Vienna, majoring in the subjects of Painting and Animated Film in Maria Lassning´s master class. Mattuschka lectured at the Braunschweig College of Fine Arts from 1994 to 2001. In 2005, she received the Republic of Austria´s honorary prize for film art. Mara Mattuschka´s extensive work has been shown at numerous exhibitions and international festivals. Mattuschka works and lives in Vienna.