Spielmann both writes and directs all of his feature films. He made his film debut with the award-winning Fremdland, which won first prize at the European Film Academy. Antares is the current selection by the Austrian Film Commission to represent the country in this year's Academy Awards®. It is Spielmann's second film to receive this recognition, following Der Nachbar in 1991. Other film credits include Spiel Im Morgengrauen, Die Fremde, Die Angst Vor Der Idylle, Dieses Naïve Verlangen, and Erwin und Julia.