Daniel Ebner is the co-founder and Artistic Director of Vienna Shorts – International Short Film Festival. He has a Master's degree in Political Science and studied Cultural Studies and Film Studies in Vienna and Berlin. Daniel has been cultural editor and film critic at APA Austrian Press Agency for many years. He is the co-producer of the football short-film reel Eleven Minutes (A/CH 2008), a film advisor for the city of Vienna and the state of Vorarlberg, co-founder of the Association of Austrian Film Festivals as well as of the initiative Fair Festival Work Now, and also works as a film and film art curator. In 2020 he co-founded Talking Shorts.