Carla Maria Losch, programmer and festival coordinator at VIS Vienna Shorts where she also counsels the curating process, heads the film education section and the Artist-in-Residence programme. Carla has been working with the Oscar qualifying short film and animation festival (formerly VIS Vienna Independent Shorts) since 2011 in different positions, beginning with head of hospitality.
From 2008 until 2015 she studied philosophy, Scandinavian studies and film theory in Vienna and Helsinki; since 2015 she holds a diploma degree in film and media studies. She worked as an assistant director in theatre, production manager and coordinator for film projects and programmed the international short film competition at /slash Film Festival in Vienna.
Besides the main festival, she organises and realises film education workshops for young people and is actively involved in the newly founded Vienna Shorts Agency that focuses on innovative formats for short film. In 2017 she contributed the kids and youth programme to Kyiv International Short Film Festival.