About me

Ana Bilić

author, film maker, playwright, theater director, linguist

Place of residence: Vienna

Born in Zagreb 1962  

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Works In Time

  • 1994 – „Quorum“, literary magazine, Zagreb (CRO) – „The Life with the Voles“ (a selection of short stories)
  • 1995 – „Rival“, literary magazine, Rijeka (CRO) – „Stories about Takas“ (a selection of short stories)
  • 1996 – „Rival“, literary magazine, Rijeka (CRO) – „The Life with the Voles“ (a selection of short stories)
  • 1996 – „Plima“, literary magzine, Zagreb (CRO) – „Stories about Takas“ (a selection of short stories)
  • 1997 – „Rival“, litarary magazine, Rijeka (CRO) – „The Little House“ (short stories)
  • 1998 – „Quorum“, literary magazine, Zagreb (CRO) – „Stories about Takas“ (a selection of short stories)
  • 1998 – Literature Prize of the women’s journal „Die Wolfsfrau“ / Vienna
  • 1999 – „The Life with the Voles“ (Život s voluharicama), surreal stories – publisher Konzor / Zagreb (CRO)
  • 1999 – „The Book about Takas“ (Knjiga o Takama), fairy tales for adults – publisher Konzor / Zagreb (CRO)
  • 2002 – „The Little Piece of the Great Sky“ (Das kleine Stück vom großen Himmel), novel – publisher Hoffmann und Campe / Hamburg
  • 2002 – LOOG, magazine, Vienna – „Life is a House with Many Rooms“ (short story)
  • 2002 – „Novi glas“, magazine, Vienna – „The Way to Kalištrof“ (abstract of the manuscript in prose – part 1)
  • 2003 – „Novi glas“, magazine, Vienna – „The Way to Kalištrof“ (abstract of the manuscript in prose – part 2)
  • 2003 – „Put“, magazine, Vienna – „Woman’s Day“ (short story)
  • 2003 – „Književna Rijeka“, magazine, Rijeka (CRO) – „Attention, platypuses!“ (drama)
  • 2004 – „Dance with Me!“, short play – Das erste Lesetheater, Literaturhaus Wien / Vienna
  • 2004 – „Library of German-language poems Anthology“, poetry anthology – publisher Realis / Gräfelfing by Munich (GER)
  • 2004 – „Podium“, magazine, Vienna – a selection of poems
  • 2004 – „The 2nd Award for Literature of Rosenstadt“, poetry anthology – Public library / Sangerhausen (GER)
  • 2005 – „Schnee-white Female and Ice Harfner“ (Schneeweibchen und Eisharfner) – art session: literature by Ana Bilic, installation by Silvia Konrad with music by Gerhard Hufnagel – Galerie am Park / Vienna
  • 2005 – „Caleidoscope“, prosa anthology – Austrian Association of Writers, Atelier Edition / Vienna
  • 2005 – „In Search of the European Soul“, prosa anthology – NÖ Kulturform / St. Pölten (AT)
  • 2005 – „Love Sorrow“, poetry anthology – publisher Lerato / Oschersleben (GER)
  • 2005 – Podium-day of Lyric, Flyer of the magazine Podium / Vienna
  • 2006 – „The Choice“, short play – Konradhaus Koblenz (GER)
  • 2006 – „South-Easterly Wind“, poetry anthology – publisher EYE / Landeck (AT)
  • 2006 – „Die Brücke“, literary magazine – Saarbrücken (GER)
  • 2006 – „Nova Istra“, literary magazine, Pula (CRO) – „The Case of Doctor Bergmann“ (short story)
  • 2007 – „The Path of the Artist“ – art session: literature by Ana Bilic, music by Danilo Wimmer and painting by Sabina Smiljnic – Atelier Smiljanic / Vienna
  • 2007 – „Podium“, literary magazine, Vienna – a selection of poems
  • 2007 – 1st prize zlatna bordura at the Festival of Storytelling Pričigin / Split (CRO)
  • 2008 – „Prizes 08“, prose anthology – Exil Zentrum / Vienna
  • 2008 – „Good Luck, Foreigner!“, monologue – Theater Akzent / Vienna
  • 2008 – „New Austrian Lyric and Not a Word in German“, poetry anthology – publisher Hymon / Innsbruck (AT)
  • 2008 – Dramatist Prize for „Good Luck, Foreigner!“- Exil Zentrum Wien / Vienna
  • 2009 – „wortstaetten n°4“, theatre anthology – Edition Exil / Vienna
  • 2009 – „At the Prater“, short play – Palais Kabelwerk / Vienna
  • 2009 – „Integration Contest“, play – Volkstheater at Hundsturm / Vienna
  • 2010 – „Flea Market at Fluchtgasse 3“, play – Interkulttheater / Vienna
  • 2010 – „Driesch“, literary magazine, Droesing (AT) – a selection of poems
  • 2010 – „Home Sweet Home“ – experimental short film: direction, script
  • 2010/11 – „About K: a Love Declaration“ – short radio play: direction, script
  • 2010/11 – „The Acquaintance“ – short radio play: direction, script
  • 2011 – The Bilingual Theatre Workshop with Students of the borg3 Wien, video documentation – production borg3 & bmukk Austria / Vienna
  • 2011 – „My Man“ – short radio play: direction, script
  • 2012 – „Ja govorim hrvatski 1“, learning package to study Croatian – publisher Weber / Eisenstadt (AT)
  • 2012 – „Riječ“, magazine, Brčko (BIH) – a selection of poems
  • 2012 – „Talk to me!“ – experimental short film: direction, script
  • 2013 – „Šemso“, monodrama for 2 persons: text, direction – Galerie Heinrich / Vienna
  • 2013 – „Mystic Flow“, music video – for the album Omnia Aurealis by Q-Port aka. Danilo Wimmer
  • 2013 – „Invocation“, music video – for the album Omnia Aurealis by Q-Port aka. Danilo Wimmer
  • 2014 – „Signum“, music video – for the album Omnia Aurealis by Q-Port aka. Danilo Wimmer
  • 2014 – „To My Peoples – The First World War“, exhibition catalogue, Austrian National Library Vienna – „In the Heart of Each Thing Lies its Demise“ (short story)
  • 2014 – „In the Middle of a Sentence – Fragments“ (Mitten im Satz – Fragmente), prose anthology – PEN Club Austria, publisher J. Martinek Verlag
  • 2015/03 – „Die außergewöhnliche Herausforderung / Izuzetni izazov“, mini-novel for learners of Croatian language – Kroatisch leicht / Vienna
  • 2015/04 – „Die kleine große Entscheidung / Mala velika odluka“, mini-novel for learners of Croatian language – Kroatisch leicht / Vienna
  • 2015/06 – „The Extraordinary Challenge / Izuzetni Izazov“, mini-novel for learners of Croatian language – Croatian Made Easy / Vienna
  • 2015/04 – „Neben mir / Kraj mene“, mini-novel for learners of Croatian language – Kroatisch leicht / Vienna
  • 2015 – „Ja govorim hrvatski 2“, learning package to study Croatian – publisher Weber / Eisenstadt (AT)
  • 2015 – „Verbal Aspects in Croatian“ – publisher Weber / Eisenstadt (AT)
  • 2015 – „Alphabeth Soups: A Literary Cookbook“ (Buchstabensuppen: Ein literarisches Kochbuch), prosa anthology, Residenz Verlag Vienna
  • 2015 – „The Golden Station“, poetry book – Edition Ovidia, Vienna
  • 2015 – „Kroatisch Vokabeltaschenbuch 1“ for the textbook „Ja govorim hrvatski 1“ – Kroatisch leicht / Vienna
  • 2015 – „Anatomy of an Intention“ (Anatomie einer Absicht), trailer & teaser for the novel – publisher Hollitzer Verlag / Vienna
  • 2016 – „Neben mir / Kraj mene“, audio book – Kroatisch leicht / Vienna
  • 2015 – „Kroatisch Einfache Sätze 1“ for the textbook „Ja govorim hrvatski 1“ – Kroatisch leicht / Vienna
  • 2016/03 – „Anatomy of an Intention“ (Anatomie einer Absicht), novel – Hollitzer Verlag / Vienna
  • 2016/03 – „About Clarity and Other Errors“, poetry book – Edition Ovidia / Vienna
  • 2016/04 – „Ein Sommerurlaub in Istrien / Ljetovanje u Istri“, mini-novel for learners of Croatian language – Kroatisch leicht / Vienna
  • 2016/06 – „Meine Fernbeziehung / Moja daleka ljubav“, mini-novel for learners of Croatian language – Kroatisch leicht / Vienna
  • 2016/06 – „My Long Distance Relationship / Moja daleka ljubav“, mini-novel for learners of Croatian language – Croatian Made Easy / Vienna
  • 2016/07 – „Eine definitive Sache / Definitivna stvar“, mini-novel for learners of Croatian language – Kroatisch leicht / Vienna
  • 2016/09 – „The Little Big Decision / Mala velika odluka“, mini-novel for learners of Croatian language – Croatian Made Easy / Vienna
  • 2016/09 – „The Reflections on the Novel „Anatomy of an Intention“ (Betrachtungen zum Roman „Anatomie einer Absicht“) – Edition Ovidia / Vienna
  • 2016/10 – „Die Freundinnen / Prijateljice“, mini-novel for learners of Croatian language – Kroatisch leicht / Vienna
  • 2016/11 – „Der Unbekannte / Neznanac“, mini-novel for learners of Croatian language – Kroatisch leicht / Vienna
  • 2016/11 – „Die silberne Lampe / Srebrna lampa“, mini-novel for learners of Croatian language – Kroatisch leicht / Vienna
  • 2016/12 – „About My Man“, short film and trailer: direction, script
  • 2017/01 – „Mein Name ist Monika 1. Teil / Moje ime je Monika 1. dio“, mini-novel for learners of Croatian language – Kroatisch leicht / Vienna
  • 2017/03 – „The Silver Lamp / Srebrna lampa“, mini-novel for learners of Croatian language – Croatian Made Easy / Vienna
  • 2017/05 – „Mein Name ist Monika 2. Teil / Moje ime je Monika 2. dio“, mini-novel for learners of Croatian language – Kroatisch leicht / Vienna
  • 2017/07 – „Mein Name ist Monika 3. Teil / Moje ime je Monika 3. dio“, mini-novel for learners of Croatian language – Kroatisch leicht / Vienna
  • 2017/09 – „Next to me / Kraj mene“, mini-novel for learners of Croatian language – Croatian Made Easy / Vienna
  • 2017/10 – „Kroatisch Vokabeltaschenbuch 2“ for the textbook „Ja govorim hrvatski 2“ – Kroatisch leicht / Vienna
  • 2017/11 – „Die steinerne Vase / Kamena vaza“, mini-novel for learners of Croatian language – Kroatisch leicht / Vienna
  • 2017/11 – „The Stone Vase / Kamena vaza“, mini-novel for learners of Croatian language – Croatian Made Easy / Vienna
  • 2018/01 – „Kroatisch Verbverzeichnis A1 bis B2“ – Kroatisch leicht / Vienna
  • 2018/03 – „The Girlfriends / Prijateljice“, mini-novel for learners of Croatian language – Croatian Made Easy / Vienna
  • 2018/03 – „A Definite Thing / Definitivna stvar“, mini-novel for learners of Croatian language – Croatian Made Easy / Vienna
  • 2018/03 – „Kroatisch Einfache Sätze 1“, audiobook – Kroatisch leicht / Vienna
  • 2018/05 – „Die silberne Lampe / Srebrna lampa“, audio book – Kroatisch leicht / Vienna
  • 2018/06 – „The Stranger / Neznanac“, mini-novel for learners of Croatian language – Croatian Made Easy / Vienna
  • 2018/10 – „Summer Holiday in Istria / Ljetovanje u Istri“, mini-novel for learners of Croatian language – Croatian Made Easy / Vienna
  • 2018/10 – „Tea Party“, short film and trailer: direction, script
  • 2018/12 – „Sour Apples, Hard Nuts, Soft Pears“ (Saure Äpfel, harte Nüsse, weiche Birnen), prose anthology – PEN Club Austria / Vienna
  • 2019/01 – „Der Besuch / Posjet“, mini-novel for learners of Croatian language – Kroatisch leicht / Vienna
  • 2019/05 – „Die Begegnung / Susret“, mini-novel for learners of Croatian language – Kroatisch leicht / Vienna
  • 2019/05 – “Doors“ (Türen), prose anthology, platform literatur*grenzenlos, PEN Club Austria, Vienna – “Behind the Closed Door“ (short story)
  • 2019/05 – “Our Europe“ (Unser Europa), prose anthology, PEN Club Lower Austria – „A Parable About Phoenician King’s Daughter” (poem)
  • 2019/09 – „The Life with the Voles“, surreal stories (Život s voluharicama, nadrealne priče), 2nd edition in Croatian – Edition gaar / Vienna
  • 2019/11 – „Infidelity“, a play in 18 situations: text, direction – premiered on November 15, 2019 at Pygmalion Theater / Vienna
  • 2019/11 – „A Bedroom Situation“, short radio play from the stage play “Infidelity”, a play in 18 situations: text, direction
  • 2019/12 – „The Book about Takas“, fairytales for adults (Knjiga o Takama, bajke za odrasle), 2nd edition in Croatian – Edition gaar / Vienna
  • 2020/02 – „The Extraordinary Challenge / Izuzetni izazov“, audio book – Croatian Made Easy / Vienna
  • 2020/03 – Trilogy „My Name is Monika – Pt.1, 2. and 3“, mini-novels for learners of Croatian language – Croatian Made Easy / Vienna
  • 2020/04 – „Mein Name ist Monika“, novel in German – Edition Ovidia / Vienna
  • 2020/06 – „The Encounter / Susret“, mini-novel for learners of Croatian language – Croatian Made Easy / Vienna
  • 2020/11 – „The Date / Sastanak“, mini-novel for learners of Croatian language – Croatian Made Easy / Vienna
  • 2020/11 – „That Certain Something“, video poem – from the poetry book „About Clarity and others Errors“
  • 2020/12 – „Die Rampe 04/2020“, literary magazine – Adalbert-Stifter-Institute / Linz –
  • 2021/04 – „Ein interessantes Motiv / Interesantan motiv“, short stories for learners of Croatian language – Kroatisch leicht / Vienna
  • 2021/05 – „The Visit / Posjet“, short story for learners of Croatian language – Croatian Made Easy / Vienna
  • 2021/10 – „An Interesting Motive / Interesantan motiv“, short stories for learners of Croatian language – Croatian Made Easy / Vienna
  • 2021/11 – „The Small Piece of the Big Sky“, novel in German, 2nd edition – Edition Ovidia / Vienna
  • 2021/12 – „O jasnoći i drugim zabludama“ – poetry in Croatian, Edition gaar / Vienna
  • 2021/12 – „When the Woodlark Sings“ (Wenn die Heidelerche singt), trailer for the feature film: direction, script
  • 2021/01 – „A Child“, literary anthology – PEN-Club Austria / Vienna
  • 2022/02 – „Resistance“ (Widerstand), video poem – poetry volume „The Golden Station“, Edition Ovidia
  • 2022/04 – NewFilmmakers New York, Film Festival – „When the Woodlark Sings“: Semi-Finalist – Best Feature Film
  • 2022/04 – „Die steinerne Vase / Kamena vaza“, audio book – Kroatisch-leicht / Vienna
  • 2022/04 – „The letter to the Russian unknown soldier“, statements on the war in Ukraine – PEN Club Austria / Vienna
  • 2022/04 – „The Stone Vase / Kamena vaza“, audio book – Croatian-Made-Easy / Vienna
  • 2022/05 – „Die steinerne Vase / Kamena vaza“, interactive ebook with audio – Kroatisch-leicht / Vienna
  • 2022/05 – „The Stone Vase / Kamena vaza“, interactive ebook with audio – Croatian Made Easy / Vienna
  • 2022/05 – „Dream Alley“ (Ulica snova), fantastic short stories in Croatian – Edition gaar / Vienna
  • 2022/05 – Top Indie Film Awards Tokyo, Japan – „When the Woodlark Sings“: Nominee – Best Feature; Nominee – Best Original Idea; Winner – Best Actress; Nominee – No Budget Spirit
  • 2022/06 – INFLUX Film Awards, Huntington Beach/CA, USA – „When the Woodlark Sings“: Award Winner – Best International Film
  • 2022/08 – Kroatisch: Reisewortschatz – Kroatisch leicht / Vienna
  • 2022/08 – Croatian: Travel Vocabulary – Croatian Made Easy / Vienna
  • 2022/08 – Sydney Australian Film Festival – „When the Woodlark Sings“: Official Selection – Best Soundtrack
  • 2022/09 – 8 & HalFilm Awards, Roma/Italy – „When the Woodlark Sings“: Award Winner – Best Original Score
  • 2022/09 – Milan Gold Awards, Milan/ Italy – „When the Woodlark Sings“: Honorable Mention – Original Score
  • 2022/09 – Couch Film Festival, Toronto/ Canada – „When the Woodlark Sings“: Award Winner – Best Writer; Nominee – Best Actress
  • 2022/09 – 1st Monthly Film Festival , Belgrad / SR – „About My Man“: Award Winner – Best Indie Short Film
  • 2022/09 – Crown Point International Film Festival, Chicago/ USA – „When the Woodlark Sings“: Award Winner – Best 1st Time Director; Award Winner – Best Score
  • 2022/09 – Anatolia International Film Festival, Instanbul / TR – „About My Man“: Official Selection – Best Female Director
  • 2022/10 – 39th Festival de Cine de Bogotá, Colombia – „When the Woodlark Sings“: official Seleciton – International Competition
  • 2022/10 – London International M. Film Festival, UK – „About My Man“: Honorable Mention – Best Short Film
  • 2022/09 – Sweet Democracy Film Awards, Cannes/France – „When the Woodlark Sings“: Award Winner – Best Mystery Film; Official Selection – Best Screenplay
  • 2022/10 – Athens International M. Art Film Festival, GR – „About My Man“: Honorable Mention – Best Original Script
  • 2022/10 – „Foreign or Not Foreign“ (Fremd nicht fremd), theater plays – Edition Ovidia / Vienna
  • 2022/10 – Europe FIlm Festival UK, London / UK – „When the Woodlark Sinsgs“: Jury Diamond Awards Winner – Feature / Best First-Time Director
  • 2022/10 – Tokyo Film Awards, Japan – „When the Woodlark Sings“: Golden Award Winner – Best 1st Time Filmmaker
  • 2022/10 – Art Film Award, Skopje / MKD – „About My Man“: Finalist – Best Actress
  • 2022/10 – „Ein Sommerurlaub in Istrien / Ljetovanje u Istri“, audio book – Kroatisch leicht / Vienna
  • 2022/10 – „Summer Holiday in Istria / Ljetovanje u Istri“, audio book – Croatian Made Easy / Vienna
  • 2022/11 – Andromeda Film Festival, Instanbul / TR – „About My Man“: Award Winner – Best Short