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Biography

Michael Cencig

Michael Cencig has created narrative and documentary films for TV and the big screen for 25 years.

He founded Metafilm in 2001, and Fritz Kalteis joined as director in 2010.

Michael Cencig focuses on documentary films in the “human interest” genre.

In addition, he has recently become more involved in the development of motion pictures.

SELECTED FILMS

1991
Giulia Super
Motion picture with Konstanze Breitebner,
Martin Bergmann and Leonardo Petrillo
Writer and Director

THOMAS PLUCH SCREENWRITING AWARD
“A significant motion picture discovery.” KURIER NEWSPAPER

1993
Etwas am Herzen
TV movie with Erika Pluhar,
Sieghart Rupp, Ulrich Reinthaller and many more
Writer and Director

“The most delicate dissection of a relationship in crisis since Arthur Schnitzler.”
HÖR ZU Magazine

1996
Die Erotik der Keuschheit
TV narrative documentary with Julia Cencig
and Alexander Kubelka
Writer and Director

1997
Die Entscheidung
TV short with Florentin Groll
and Magdalena Felixa
Director

1999
Verwaiste Eltern
TV documentary
Writer and Director

“A wonderful, touching programme.” OÖ. NACHRICHTEN NEWSPAPER

2000
Notärzte – Jede Sekunde zählt
TV documentary
Writer and Director

“An important film about important people.” KURIER NEWSPAPER

2000
Die jungen Alten
TV documentary
Director

“Only rarely does television succeed in illuminating the thoughts and feelings of people so closely.”
KURIER NEWSPAPER

2002
Wer traut sich noch?
TV documentary
Writer and Director

“A stroke of luck for the viewer. And for television itself. “ KURIER NEWSPAPER

2003
Kinder Erziehen
TV documentary
Writer and Director

“An intelligent reply to thoughtless reality shows.” KURIER NEWSPAPER

2006
Scheidungskinder
TV documentary
Writer and Director

2007
Das etwas andere Wunschkind
TV documentary
Writer and Director

“…a warm, heartfelt film by Michael Cencig…” OÖ. NACHRICHTEN NEWSPAPER

2007
Bis ans Ende der Welt
TV movie
Writer and Director

2007
Wunderkinder
TV documentary
Writer and Director

“Cencig and Plößner achieved something rare: a therapy session for the viewers.”
DER SPIEGEL MAGAZINE

2009
Große Liebe / Die Zweite
TV documentary
Writer and Director

2011
Das Priesterkind
TV documentary
Writer and Director

“A thoroughly positive plea for an open, forgiving approach to the issue of celibacy.”
DIE PRESSE NEWSPAPER

2012
Die Schöne und das Biest
Film adaptation of a fairy tale
Co-producer (in association with Thomas Teubner, Provobis-Film)

2013
Todsünden – Ein Menü in sieben Gängen
TV documentary
Writer and Director

“So, TV entertainment can also look something like this (…) Congratulations, great show.”
KLEINE ZEITUNG NEWSPAPER

2013
Die Große Reise
Cinema documentary
Producer

2015
Die Weiße Schlange
Film adaptation of a fairy tale
Co-producer (in association with Thomas Teubner, Provobis-Film)

2015
Etwas andere Helden
TV documentary
Producer

2015
Wunder Partnerschaft
TV documentary
Writer and Director

2016
Ghetto – Venedig und die Juden
TV documentary
Producer (in association with Martin Choroba, Tellux-Film)

2016
Der zornige Buddha
Cinema documentary
Producer (in association with Martin Choroba and Johanna Teichmann, Tellux-Film)

Best Documentary Award (Fünf Seen Festival, 2016)

2016
Reise zu Winnetou
TV documentary
Producer