Doris Bauer (1979) is the head curator of the international competition Fiction & Documentary at VIS Vienna Shorts, spokeswoman of the Austrian Film Festival Forum, film curator and cultural manager. She studied political science at the University of Vienna. Until 2014 co-founder and director of the independent DVD rental store Filmgalerie 8½ and the short film festival espressofilm in Vienna. In 2012 she co-founded the Film Festival Forum, an association of 22 film festivals in Austria.