Nikolaus Geyrhalter (b. 1972, Vienna), director, DOP, and screenwriter, founded NGF (Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion) in 1994. He gained recognition with The Year after Dayton (Das Jahr nach Dayton, 1997), screened at Berlin and Venice, which focuses on the inhabitants of Bosnia after the end of the Yugoslav Civil War. Then came Pripyat (1999), about those who chose to remain in the contaminated zone at Chernobyl, followed by Elsewhere (2001) and the documentary Our Daily Bread (Unser täglich Brot, 2005) on the industrial production of food, which received a Special Jury Prize at IDFA. A later work, Abendland (2011), submits a portrait of nighttime Europe. In 2003 Nikolaus Geyrhalter accepted the Austrian State Award for Film Art.
Source: Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2016