Waltraud Grausgruber is festival directress and co-founder of the Tricky Women/Tricky Realities Festival in Vienna, Austria, the first and only festival of animated film that is dedicated exclusively to animation by women.
Waltraud Grausgruber studied theatre, film and media studies at the University of Vienna and tourism at the University of Economics of Vienna. She wrote her master’s thesis about African cinema, was a visiting researcher in France, Senegal and Burkina Faso, has conceptualized film festivals, curated (inter)national (animation) film programmes, and has been jury member at several festivals. Her publications include Tricky Women_Animations Film Kunst von Frauen / Women in Animation (with Birgitt Wagner). She produced three shorts in cooperation with women organisations.
In 2010, she was presented the Outstanding Artist Award by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture.