Jovana Reisinger, born 1989 in Munich, raised in Austria, is an author, filmmaker and visual artist. After graduating in communication design, she studied screenwriting and documentary film directing at the University of Television and Film Munich.
For her debut novel Still halten (Verbrecher Verlag, 2017) she was awarded the Bayern 2-Wortspiele Prize. Her short films screen in exhibitions and at festivals, including the Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen (2017, 2019, 2021), Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg (2021), Kunstverein München (2018), yi:project space Beijing (2019), Goethe Institut Paris (2020), Verein für zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig (2020), at Kunsthalle Osnabrück (2020 - 2021).
For the short film pretty boyz don't die she was awarded the ZONTA prize of the festival management of the Short Film Festival Oberhausen (2017) and for pretty girls don't lie she was awarded the STARTER film prize of the city of Munich (2018). In 2020, she was awarded the Katja Eichinger Screenwriting Fellowship. In addition, Jovana Reisinger is responsible for the column Bleeding Love at VOGUE online since June 2020. Her second novel Spitzenreiterinnen will be published in 2021, also by Verbrecher Verlag.
She lives and works in Munich.