After studying design, fashion and interior design, Austrian-born Tanja Hausner began her career creating the costumes for her sister Jessica Hausner's student films. She went on to work with Ulrich Seidl, Sebastian Meise and Philipp Stölzl, among others. At the German Film Awards she received four nominations and two awards for her work on Chess Story ("Schachnovelle") and Sisi & I ("Sisi & Ich"). The Austrian Film Award honoured her with five nominations, including another award for Chess Story and an earlier award for the film Angelo. Great Freedom ("Große Freiheit"), one of her most recent projects, won the Jury Prize at Cannes, the German Film Award and the Austrian Film Award, both in major categories. Tanja Hausner is a member of the Austrian Film Academy and the Association of Austrian Film Designers (VÖF).