Barbara Gasser

Film Critic, Austria

Mag. Barbara Gasser is Vice President of the Austrian Film Critics Guild (AFCG), a voter of the Golden Globes, a member of FIPRESCI. Barbara Gasser is the only Austrian journalist to have served two terms on both boards of directors, the Los Angeles Press Club and later the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Additionally, she was a jury on a number of international Film Festivals including Tromso, Mestia, Munich, Viennale, Palic and Miskolc, participated in panel discussions and master classes. She won numerous awards, including the National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Award and the Southern California Journalism Award. She is the recipient of the Jackie Coogan Award and was named a Goodwill Ambassador of the State of Steiermark, Austria. Mag. Gasser holds a master’s degree from the University of Vienna and is a frequent guest lecturer at FH Joanneum.