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.

In 2007 they were honored with the “Österreichischen Förderungspreis für Filmkunst” and in 2013 with the “Österreichischen Kunstpreis für Filmkunst”.


Honour Award, Gijon International Film Festival 2018

Independent Spirit Award, Palic European Film Festival 2018

Österreichischer Kunstpreis für Filmkunst, 2013

Österreichischer Förderungspreis für Filmkunst, 2007