Tizza Covi was born in Bolzano, Italy, in 1971. She lived in Paris and Berlin before studying photography at the Vienna Higher College for Graphic Art. After finishing her studies she went to Rome where she worked as a photographer. She has won several scholarships for her photographic work.
Rainer Frimmel was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1971. He graduated as a photographer from the Vienna Higher College for Graphic Art. He has received scholarships in Rome, Paris and New York for his photographic work.
Since 1996 Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel are working together in photography, theatre, and movie projects.
In 2002 they founded their own film production company Vento Film to produce their films independently.
They won several awards for their documentaries, including the Wolfgang Staudte Award at the Berlinale for Babooska.
"La Pivellina", the first fiction film of Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel, was awarded the Europa Cinemas Label at the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs in Cannes and was Austria`s offical entry for the Oscars 2011.