(Smiling on the inside)

Johannes Friedrich Schiehsl (aka „pibyte“)
is a filmmaker and generalist.

Born 1984 in Austria, he studied traditional animation in Czech Republic and gratuated at the prestigious Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg. He wrote and directed multiple award winning short films including his autobiographically inspired graduation short „366 Days“ which was selected by more than 70 international film festivals and received numerous awards.

Together with colleagues Conrad Tambour and Benjamin Swiczinsky he founded the studio "Neuer Österreichischer Trickfilm" which is dedicated to narrative animation films with artistic value. He works as a writer, director and producer on various projects. In his sparetime he loves tinkering, gardening, doodeling and taking images of the sky at Day and at Night.

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Filmography
2016 Starhunters
2015 The Mole and the Earthworm
2014 Lilly the Witch (TV Series)
2013 Wien Energie UFO
2011 366 Days
2009 ITFS Zoopraxiscope
2008 Birdstrike
2007 A6/A9
2003 Finitio

Teaching, Tutoring and Workshops
Vienna, Stuttgart and Hagenberg

Jury Participations
4x Cannes Corporate
3x International Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart
1x Prix Ars Electronica
1x Shortynale

Exhibitions & Selections
2018 German Films
2017 Fantoche - Animation Kollektive
2016 TM Dresden - Animations Kollektive
2010 Galerie Jödicke
2010 Stuttgarts Incredible World of Animation
2009 Adobe Design Award Exhibition Beijing
2008 World Exhibition (German Pavillion)

Languages
Austrian, German, English
Awards

2017 Austrian Film Festival
«Best International Animation» for "Starhunters"

2017 Festival of Nations 2017
«Honorary Mention» for "Starhunters"

2016 Nomination for «Goldener Spatz»
with "The Mole and the Earthworm"

2013 Nomination «Best Short Film» @
Österreichischer Filmpreis for "366 Days"

2012 «Special Jury Mention» @ KROK Festival
for "366 Days"

2012 «Audience Award» @ Kurzfilmtage Thalmässing
for "366 Days"

2012 «Goldene Schillerlocke» SchillerShorts
for "366 Days"

2012 «Special Jury Mention» @ Animasyros for "366 Days"

2012 «Best Graduation Film» @ ReAnimania IAF for "366 Days"

2012 Cultural Award of the State of Lower-Austria

2012 «Best Computer Animation»
Animation Block Party NY 2012 for "366 Days"

2012 «Hamburg Animation Award» for "366 Days"

2012 «Best Filmschool Production» @ Asolo Art Film Festival for "366 Days"

2012 «Prix international du Jury» & «Mention spéciale» @ Cine-Court Roanne for "366 Days"

2011 «Best Student Film» Bradford Animation Festival 2011 for "366 Days"

2011 «Award for Best Character» @ Content Awards Vienna 2011 for "366 Days"

2011 «Audience Award» & «Award for Best Film» @ Shortynale for "366 Days"

2011 FBW «Shortfilm of the Month» for "366 Days"

2011 «Best Animated Film» Filmschau Baden-Württemberg for "366 Days"

2011 Nomination «Lena Weiss Prize for Humanity» for "366 Days"

2012 Nomination «Best Graduation Film» ANNECY 2012 for "366 Days"

2011 Nomination «ASIFA Best Austrian Animation Award» for "366 Days"

2010 «Best Animation» for "Zoopraxiscope" @ OMFV Award 2010

2010 «Best of the Fest Finalist» for "Zoopraxiscope" @ Red Stick Festival

2009 Finalist for Adobe Design Achievement Award with "Zoopraxiscope"

2009 «Senior Rossi Award» @ Cartoon Club Rimini 2009 for "Birdstrike"

2008 Nomination «Deutscher Nachwuchsfilmpreis» for "Birdstrike"

2007 «Special Jury Mention» Asolo Art Film Festival for "A6/A9"

2007 Nomination «Deutscher Nachwuchsfilmpreis» for "A6/A9"