Innovative Film Austria 21-22

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Published by Federal Ministry​ Republic of Austria Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport 2021 Vienna Austria




Imprint

Federal Ministry Republic of Austria Division for Arts and Culture Film Department Barbara Fränzen Head of Film Department Concordiaplatz 2 1014 Vienna Austria barbara.fraenzen@bmkoes.gv.at www.bmkoes.gv.at Concept Carlo Hufnagl (†) Film Department Editor Brigitte Mayr Translation Eve Heller Editorial Deadline November 2021 Graphic Design up designers berlin-wien Walter Lendl Print Donau Forum Druck GmbH, Wien

Website if 21/22 Abbreviations f.............. fiction d............ documentary a-g........ avant-garde Produced according to the guidelines of the Austrian Ecolabel “Office, Paper, Printing” Donau Forum Druck GmbH • UW 785


Contents

IN N OV A TI VE FI LM A US TRIA 8 F A C TS + FI G URE S

OUTS TA N DI NG A RTIS T A WARDS 2020 A US TRIA N ART A WA RDS 2020 F IL MS

Innovative Films Made in Austria – Essential Ingredients of Our Society by Secretary of State Andrea Mayer

12 13 14 15

Films Funded Festival Screenings Awards Thomas Pluch Screenplay Award

18 21

Antoinette Zwirchmayr Sandra Wollner

26

Norbert Pfaffenbichler

33 39 49 53 57 63

fiction documentary avant-garde fiction short documentary short avant-garde short

73 87 129 135 149 157

Fiction in production Documentary in production Avant-garde in production Fiction short in production Documentary short in production Avant-garde short in production

S C HOL A RSH I P S FO R YOUN G TALE NTS

174

Start-Up Grants for Young Film Artists

PIX EL , B YTE S & FI LM OB ITUA RY

180 191

New Film Formats Funding Initiative In Memoriam Karl “Carlo” Hufnagl, MFA

C ON TA C T ADDR E SSE S

194 195 196

Production Companies Sales Directors

IN DEX

202 204

Index Films Index Directors

206

Photo Credits

F IL MS IN P R ODUCTI ON



innovative film austria ———


Innovative Films Made in Austria – Essential Ingredients of Our Society

We are living in extraordinary and challenging times. While we are still in the middle of recovering from the disruption caused by the global pan­ demic, other pressures have accelerated as well. Addressing climate change and the need to truly adapt and readjust our ways of living, producing and consuming are more urgent than ever. Equally – and this is sometimes overlooked or intentionally ignored – the world is in the middle of its fourth industrial revolution. The speed of the change that is taking place is unprecedented, as is its scale and effects, which are literally touching on every aspect of our cultural, social and economic life. Based on the modern technologies available to us, we are connected to the rest of the world more than ever. At the same time, we witness that the interconnected world is not going in sync; developments are not taking place at the same speed and with the same effect everywhere. From this perspective in this interconnected and globalized world, the pandemic will only be over when it has been overcome worldwide – which puts us under a special responsibility to look and assist beyond our borders. Art and culture are essential ingredients of our society and they have impor­ tant roles to play in finding new solutions and suitable responses to such broad and multifaceted complexities. Innovative thinking and reflection are also inherent characteristics of avant-garde filmmakers and video artists. The collection of works in this 16th edition of Innovative Film Austria shows a broad and impressive range of original, thoughtful and p ­ rovoking reflec­tions and positions on the state of the inner and outer world as seen from an artist’s perspective. The images open up an alternative space for reflec­tion, introspection and insight. The high level of recognition that innovative A ­ ustrian films have been receiving in the past years abroad and at major festivals equally underlines the fact that the language spoken by these a­ rtists is indeed a global one.

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The pandemic has also caused considerable disruptions to filmmaking in Austria. I am therefore very satisfied that it was possible to draw up rapid measures and additional tailored funding schemes in support of Austrian film producers to counterbalance the cultural and economic backlash caused by this pandemic. This has also immensely benefitted innovative filmmaking. I am also very conscious that we need to do more to address climate change in our daily lives and work. I am therefore very proud that we have been able to come up with harmonized funding guidelines for Green Filming in Austria, developed through a participatory process and designed to make film production ecologically sustainable and as climateneutral as possible. I wish all of you pleasant reading and I am convinced that you will find the insights and perspectives offered in this catalog enriching. Equally, I wish all the featured filmmakers continued success and the widest possible a­ udience for their fantastic works.

With best wishes

Andrea Mayer Secretary of State for Arts and Culture Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport



facts + figures ————


Films Funded

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

Fiction films

8

3

9

3

0

10

8

Documentary films

21

29

17

22

10

30

26

Avant-garde films

37

38

12

18

15

22

31

Full-length films

24

19

18

19

10

26

19

Short films

42

51

20

24

15

36

46

Total films

66

70

38

43

25

62

65

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Facts + Figures


Festival Screenings

Most Frequent Festival Screenings of Films Produced 2018–2021* Director

Film

Elsa Kremser, Levin Peter

Space Dogs (2019)

62

Lukas Marxt

Imperial Valley ​(cultivated run-off) (2018)

58

Thomas Renoldner

don’t know what (2019)

56

Johann Lurf

Cavalcade (2019)

33

Martin Reinhart, Virgil Widrich

tx-reverse (2019)

32

Siegfried A. Fruhauf

Thorax (2019)

29

Peter Tscherkassky

Train Again (2021)

28

Herwig Weiser

Haus der Regierung (2018)

26

Mo Harawe

Life on the Horn (2020)

25

Rainer Kohlberger

It has to be lived once ​and dreamed twice (2019)

22

Christiana Perschon

SIE ist der andere Blick (2018)

18

Viktoria Schmid

A proposal to project in Scope (2020)

14

Constanze Ruhm

Gli appunti di Anna Azzori (2020)

13

Želimir Žilnik

The Most Beautiful Country in the World (2018)

12

Ralfs Farben (2019)

10

Lukas Marxt *Deadline October

30th,

2021

Number of festivals


Awards

The Film Department of the Arts and Culture Division bestows, upon recommendation of an expert jury, yearly or biennial Outstanding Artist Awards and an Austrian Art Award. ​The endowment of the Outstanding Artist Award (normally, two are given in different genres), comprises € 10,000 per award. Persons recommended for an Outstanding Artist Award must have produced at least three outstanding and innovative works. The endowment of the Austrian Art Award is in the amount of € 15,000. Persons recommended for an Austrian Art Award must have produced at least five innovative works that have been internationally recognized and reviewed.

Outstanding Artist Awards 2017

Sudabeh Mortezai (documentary) ​ Mona Willi (film)

2018

Katrina Daschner (avant-garde) Daniel Hoesl (fiction)

2019

Ruth Kaaserer (documentary)​ Hannes Böck (cinematographer)

2020

Antoinette Zwirchmayr (avant-garde)​ Sandra Wollner (fiction)

2021

Constanze Ruhm (fiction & documentary) ​Jan Soldat (avant-garde)

Austrian Art Awards 2017

Brigitta Burger-Utzer (film)

2018

Siegfried A. Fruhauf (avant-garde)

2019

Martina Kudláček (documentary)

2020

Norbert Pfaffenbichler (avant-garde)

2021

Billy Roisz (avant-garde)

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Facts + Figures


Thomas Pluch Screenplay Award

This award is dedicated to Thomas Pluch (1934–1992), screenwriter, author and co-founder of the ARGE Drehbuch (screenplay working group) – since 2002 the Drehbuchverband Austria (Screenplay Association Austria). The Thomas-Pluch-Drehbuchpreis (initiated in 1992 by two writers) was first awarded in 1993. The goal of the award is to aid screenwriters in achieving the recognition they deserve, and to support talented young writers. The main award is endowed with ​€ 12,000, the Thomas Pluch Special Jury Award with € 7,000 and the Thomas Pluch Award for Short or Medium-Length Fiction Films with € 3,000. Every year since 2004, international juries select the best screenplays realized as ­Austrian film productions. The award money is made available from the Film Department of the Arts and Culture D ­ ivision, and the awards are presented in the context of the ­Austrian Film Festival Diagonale in Graz.

Thomas Pluch Screenplay Awards 2017

Main Prize: Händl Klaus for Kater​ Special Jury Awards: Monja Art for Siebzehn​​ and Tizza Covi for Mister Universo Award for Short or Medium-Length Feature Film:​ Nora Friedel for Mimikri

2018

Main Prize: Kathrin Resetarits for Licht​ Special Jury Award: Clemens Setz, Sebastian Brauneis, Nicholas Ofczarek for Zauberer ​Award for Short or Medium-Length Feature Film: Timothy Bidwell for Der Ausflug

2019

Main Prize: Christian Frosch for Murer - Anatomie eines Prozesses ​Special Jury Award: Gregor Schmidinger for Nevrland Award for Short or Medium-Length Feature Film: Albert Meisl for Die Schwingen des Geistes

2020

Main Prize: Johanna Moder for Waren einmal Revoluzzer Special Jury Award: Sandra Wollner for The Trouble With Being Born​ Award for Short or Medium-Length Feature Film: ​ Stefan Langthaler for Fabiu

2021

Main Prize: Ulrike Kofler, Sandra Bohle, Marie Kreutzer ​for Was wir wollten Special Jury Awards: Arman T. Riahi for Fuchs im Bau and Pia Hierzegger for Waidmannsdank ​Awards for Short or Medium-Length Feature Film:​​ Klara von Veegh for Fidibus and Mo Harawe for Life on the Horn



outstanding artist award ———


OUTSTANDING ARTIST AWARD 2020 – AVANT-GARDE FILM

Antoinette Zwirchmayr Born 1989 in Salzburg, Antoinette Zwirchmayr lives and works in Vienna. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (video and video installation). Her cine­ matic works gained national and international recognition. Her films have been presented at renowned film festivals such as the Berlinale, the Toronto International Film Festival, FIDMarseille, CPH:DOX, the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen and they have been awarded numerous prizes, among others the Annual Grant for Photography (county of Salzburg), the Start-Up Grant for Young Film Artists, the Kodak Cinematic Vision Award of the Ann Arbor Film Festival, the Diagonale Award for Innovative Film, the Diagonale Award for the Best Short Documentary and the Birgit Jürgenssen Prize.

Films (Selection) 2021

Dear Darkness (35 mm, 29 min) Entlang der Körper (35 mm, 24 min) Am frostigen Atlas (16 mm, 6 min) Fragebogen (16 mm, 7 min)

2020

Oceano Mare (16 mm, 8 min) The Seismic Form (16 mm, 15 min)

2019

Jean Luc Nancy (16 mm, 5 min) Filmcorrespondence (co-director, 16 mm, 60 min)

2017

The Shadow of Utopia (35 mm, 24 min) What I Remember (16 mm, 64 min)

2016

Venus Delta (16 mm, 4 min) In Its Form Asleep (16 mm, 3 min) Josef – My Father’s Criminal Record (35 mm, 19 min)

2015

The Pimp and His Trophies (35 mm, 21 min)

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Awards


Films (Selection) 2014

House and Universe (16 mm, 4 min)

2012

No Return No Return (16 mm, 2 min)

2011

Floaters in the Eye (16 mm, 3 min) Dry Shampoo (16 mm, 3 min)

2009–2017 Space Studies I-VII, Seven-screen (16 mm film loop installation)


Antoinette Zwirchmayr’s works explore cinematic space and freely move beyond genre limitations. ​In so doing, she uses experimental forms, documentary as well as staged scenes, to melt these very categories into one another. Her trilogy tells her epic family story over the course of 60 minutes, leaving us time and again to forget if we find ourselves in a film or in a book. Even if the main characters never become visible and the voices representing them have an abstracting effect, a tension and immediacy arises that perhaps allows us to become more intimate than photos or documentary content ever could. All the while the filmmaker remains critical in regard to role models and stereotypes and abstracts the personal to such a degree that the story clings neither to herself nor to her actors. Zwirchmayr’s filmic gaze is open, exploratory, probing – ever in search of a materiality – consisting of bodies, structures, light, movement, sounds – as captured by analog film. With her unmistakable voice she creates work that sensitively rouses and questions our categories of perception. JURY: SYBILLE BAUER, RUTH KAASERER, ELSA KREMSER

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OUTSTANDING ARTIST AWARD 2020 – FICTION FILM

Sandra Wollner Born 1983 in Leoben, Austria. Studied documentary filmmaking at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. The Impossible Picture, her first feature, won multiple awards across the globe, most notably the German Film Critics Association Award 2018 and the Ingmar Bergman International Debut Award. Her second feature The Trouble With Being Born premiered at the 70th Berlinale in the Encounters section where it took the Special Jury Prize. She currently lives and works in Berlin.

Films (Selection) 2020 The Trouble With Being Born (fiction, 94 min) 2016

The Impossible Picture (fiction, 70 min)

2015

Viktor (fiction, 9 min)

2014

Louis & Luk (documentary, 22 min)

2013

Uns geht es gut (co-director, documentary, 7 min)

2012

Mountains & Molehills (documentary, 55 min)

Awards (Selection) 2020

Berlin International Film Festival – Encounters: Special Jury Award Diagonale – Festival of Austrian Film: Grand Diagonale Prize Romy – Austrian Media Award: Best Film First Steps Award Austrian Film Award: Best Film

2018

German Film Critics Association Award: Best Feature Film Ann Arbor Film Festival: Lawrence Kasdan Award

2017

Göteborg International Film Festival: Ingmar Bergman International ​ Debut Award Förderpreis für Filmkunst – awarded by the Nationalgalerie ​ and Deutsche Filmakademie

2014

Diagonale – Festival of Austrian Film: Best Short Film

“It’s strange with memory. Most of the time I have no idea anymore which images come from me and which come from the others, or which ones are entirely


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Awards


made up... Memory is so unreliable you could sometimes even think it was the future,” says the ­actor’s voice playing the lead character of Johanna in The ­Impossible Image, by Sandra Wollner. The delicate girl characters who dreamily wander through her films are at the same time the very ones who determine what happens. In her first feature film, Super 8 footage settles us into a seemingly cozy world of personal home movie memories before it is exactly these that become unmasked. Her most recent work, entitled The Trouble With Being Born, transports us to a world where androids have replaced human intimacy. Yet it is only when they first appear that they transmit a sense of autonomous existence. In fact, they only serve as a mirror for the longings of their owners. And so here again it comes to a reversal, when the dysfunctional android ultimately breaks down into its component parts. It is with these kinds of ruptures that the filmmaker deconstructs the supposed order of our world of thought and peels it down to its fundamental chaos. Light is shone on the fragility of the family construct and relationship. Our gaze is guided to where it hurts to look, where we reach our inner boundaries and hit on the limits of what is conceivable, nameable and visible. Sandra Wollner creates films that succeed in creating a maelstrom from which we cannot remove ourselves and that resonates like our own roaring unconscious. JURY: SYBILLE BAUER, RUTH KAASERER, ELSA KREMSER



austrian art award ————


Norbert Pfaffenbichler Born in Steyr, Upper Austria in 1967, Norbert Pfaffenbichler is an artist, filmmaker and curator. He lives and works in Vienna, where he studied visual media design at the University of Applied Arts, masterclass under Peter Weibel, and obtained a Master of Arts degree in 2001. Founding member of lanolin, a label dedicated to visual experiments, and VIDOK, a platform and discursive node for disparate production branches in the digital culture sphere.

Films (Selection) 2020

2551.01 – The Kid (DCP, 65 min)

2019

Notes on Noise 01 Hoffmann’s Hymn (DCP, 3 min)

2018

Invest in Failure – Notes on Film 06-C/Monologue 03 (DCP, 63 min)

2015

Camera – Notes on Film 10 (DCP, 12 min)

2014

Odessa Crash Test – Notes on Film 09 (DCP, 6 min)

2013

A Messenger from the Shadows – Notes on Film 06-A/ Monologue 01 (DCP, 60 min) A Masque of Madness – Notes on Film 06-B/Monologue 02 ​ (DCP, 80 min)

2012

Intermezzo – Notes on Film 04 (DCP, 2 min)

2011

Conference – Notes on Film 05 (35 mm, 8 min)

2009

36 (co-director, DCP, 4 min)

2007

Mosaik Mécanique – Notes on Film 03 (35 mm, 96 min)

2006

Notes on Film 02 (DCP, 96 min) a1b2c3 (co-director, DCP, 5 min)

2003

MAZY – notes on MAZY (DCP, 7 min)

2002

notes on film 01 else (35 mm, 6 min)

1998

santora (co-director, DCP, 4 min) traxdata (co-director, DCP, 4 min)

1997

Wirehead (co-director, DCP, 22 min)

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With the 2020 Film Art Award we honor a person who has for many years played a key role on the innovative film scene in Austria, as filmmaker, curator and film activist, as well as a collaborator engaging a formidable array of artistic directions. All the while he has been extraordinarily generous in his support of others. His intensive film works are distinguished by a singular voice, they have an international impact and will be providing inspiration for generations to come. He works with analog and digital film, reflects on perception and narrative patterns in cinema, questions visual realities and modes of thought. He succeeds in remaining radically autonomous in his work process while tirelessly engaging in a dialog that advances projects with fellow film artists. Tenacity and flashes of genius distinguish him, likewise the frenzy and euphoria of his cinematic border transgressions and rebellious humor.

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His works are characterized by a precise examination of the interplay between image and sound as well as an exemplary appreciation of film music as an autonomous artistic element. His exploratory curiosity and delight in experimentation enable him to immerse himself in the very essence of cinema. His aesthetics are both strictly and playfully aimed at altering perception and succeed in literally opening the eyes of his audience. JURY: CHRISTINE DOLLHOFER, MARTINA KUDLÁČEK, ANDREAS UNGERBÖCK



films ———


1 Verabredung im Herbst Sebastian Brauneis Beatrix Milena Czernovsky, Lilith Kraxner Die Kunst der Folgenlosigkeit Jakob Brossmann Soldat Ahmet Jannis Lenz


fiction​ ———


1 Verabredung im Herbst Sebastian Brauneis Austria German/English (Eng/Ger sub) 2K+4K 1:1.85 Dolby Digital 105 min Screenplay Sebastian Brauneis Key Cast Marlene Hauser Julia Franz Richter Lukas Watzl Camera Sebastian Brauneis Editor Antonia Adelsberger

The opposite of “good” is “well-meant.” 1 Autumn Rendezvous is a film about love and its moods of departure. A film of great longing about great longings. A melodrama about the little lies in relationships that are supposed to “protect” the other person from being hurt, but which in reality arise from one’s own cowardice and only make things worse. And yet, everyone is left with a smile in the end. Sebastian Brauneis *1978 Vienna Austria Films (selection) 3Freunde2Feinde (2020 f) Zauberer (2017 f) Shadows – Cien w futrach (2008 short f)

Producers Sebastian Brauneis Marlene Hauser Production Studio Brauneis Premiere June 2021 Diagonale Graz Contact Studio Brauneis

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Fiction


Beatrix Milena Czernovsky, Lilith Kraxner Austria German/English (Eng sub) 35 mm/DCP Dolby SR 95 min Screenplay/Editors Milena Czernovsky Lilith Kraxner Key Cast Eva Sommer Katharina Farnleitner Marthe de Crouy-Chanel Camera Antonia de la Luz Kašik Sound Design Benedikt Palier Producers Lara Bellon Milena Czernovsky Lilith Kraxner Premiere July 2021 FIDMarseille Sales sixpackfilm

Beatrix ends up spending the summer alone in a house. Unobserved for the first time, she starts observing herself and is confronted with her intimacy but also her insecurities. While different characters enter and leave the world she created for herself, she begins to let go of societal expectations and allows herself to follow her impulses. We see Beatrix between boredom, amusement and loneliness accompanied by the unfolding drama of everyday situations. Milena Czernovsky *1993 Graz Austria Lilith Kraxner *1995 Pichling Austria


Die Kunst der Folgenlosigkeit Jakob Brossmann, Friedrich von Borries Austria/Germany German/French/English (Ger/Eng sub) 2K+4K 1:1.85 Dolby SR 72 min Screenplay Friedrich von Borries Jakob Brossmann Key Cast Albert Meisl Katharina Meves Milo Rau Camera Fabian Spuck Serafin Spitzer Editor Lisa Zoe Geretschläger Producers Clemens Schaeffer Friedrich von Borries Jakob Brossmann Production Finali Film & Wortschatz Produktion (AT) NFP* (DE)

A film about the power of art to show us ways out of the climate disaster. On the set of a fiction film, actors, protagonists and filmmakers come face to face with their wishes and fears, with revolution, self-delusion – and they struggle with a provocative thesis: Can the world be saved by circumventing ecological consequences? The utopian Art of Inconsequentiality emerges as a way of leading your life without harming anyone: Fictional culmination meets documentary reflection, celebrating the beauty of failing and bidding farewell to success. Jakob Brossmann *1986 Vienna Austria Films (selection) Gehört, Gesehen (2019 d) Lampedusa in Winter (2015 d) #unibrennt – Bildungsprotest 2.0 (2010 d) Friedrich von Borries * 1974 Berlin Germany

Premiere May 2021 DOK.fest Munich Contact Jakob Brossmann 36__37

Fiction


Soldat Ahmet Jannis Lenz Austria German/Turkish (Eng/Ger sub) DCP 1:1.85 Dolby Stereo 76 min Concept Jannis Lenz Key Cast Ahmet Simsek Camera Jakob Fuhr Editors Jannis Lenz Roland Stöttinger Nooran Talebi Producers David Bohun Lixi Frank Production Panama Film Premiere April 2021 Visions du Réel Nyon Contact Panama Film

Ahmet slides between worlds – as a professional soldier in the Austrian army, national champion in boxing and son of Turkish immigrants, he tries his hand at the world of drama. Giving free rein to his emotions turns out to be more difficult for Ahmet than expected. Sol­ dier Ahmet is a film that wanders between the worlds of documentary and fiction – just like its protagonist. Jannis Lenz *1983 Filderstadt Germany Films (selection) Battlefield (2020 a-g) Wannabe (2017 short f) Schattenboxer (2015 short f)


Endphase Hans Hochstöger Eva-Maria Lukas Ladner Krai Aleksey Lapin Das letzte Bild Judith Zdesar A Pile of Ghosts Ella Raidel Stories From the Sea Jola Wieczorek Vakuum Kristina Schranz Zwischennutzung Dariusz Kowalski


documentary ———


Endphase Hans Hochstöger Austria German/Hebraic/ Hungarian/English (Ger/Eng sub) 4K 1:1.85 Dolby Stereo 86 min Concept Hans Hochstöger Camera Richard Bayerl Editor Christin Veith Premiere June 2021 Crossing Europe Linz

On the night of May 2, 1945, five days before the end of World War II, 228 Hungarian Jews were murdered in the small Lower Austrian community of Hofamt Priel by perpetrators unnamed to this day. Witnesses ­recognized local helpers, but the murderers were never found, nor was there a trial. The massacre is one of the last so-called “Endphase Crimes,” and maybe the last that we know so little about. Everyone – survivors, relatives of the victims, but also the families of the perpetrators and local witnesses – have to deal with a terrible memory and have been silent about the events for more than 75 years. Hans Hochstöger *1982 Melk Austria

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Documentary


Eva-Maria Lukas Ladner Austria German (Eng sub) 2K 1:1.85 stereo 94 min Concept Lukas Ladner Camera Lukas Ladner Gregor Perle Editor Lisa Zoe Geretschläger Producers Arash T. Riahi Peter Drössler Sabine Gruber Daniel Dlouhy Lukas Ladner Production Golden Girls Filmproduktion Bunny Beach Film Premiere May 2021 DOK.fest Munich Contact Golden Girls Filmproduktion

Due to childhood polio, Eva-Maria has been sitting in a wheel chair for as long as she can remember. Her whole life she has been fighting an uphill battle to be accepted as a full-fledged member of society. Today, having reached the end of her 30ies, she dares to take ​a courageous step: She has decided to become a mother. Chronicled by one of her assistants, this film provides unusually intimate insight into living outside the norms of conventional family planning. Lukas Ladner *1991 Innsbruck Austria Films (selection) Like Sun in an Empty Room (2018 short f) Treibgut (2017 short f) Ritter ohne Fehl und Adel (2014 short d)


Krai Aleksey Lapin Austria Russian/Italian/German (Ger/Eng Sub) DCP 2K 1:1.37 b&w Dolby Digital 123 min Concept Aleksey Lapin Camera Adrian Campean Producers Florian Brüning Thomas Herberth Production Horse&Fruits Filmproduktion

A filmmaker is shooting a fictional film with his team in the village of his forefathers near the Russian-Ukrainian border. He attempts to make a movie that is “fresh and clean-cut in terms of methods and aesthetic tricks,” however he encounters hurdles in the real world, influencing the lives of the village people, and the truth becomes mingled with lies. As a consequence, the author has to disappear from the artwork. A new fiction begins, where causality and predictability are exclusive cases. Legends are legitimized and fictional film becomes documentary. The village has transformed itself into a stage. Aleksey Lapin *1988 Tomsk Russia Films (selection) 100 Euro (2018 short f) Geschichte 2000 (codirector 2017 short f) Rhythmus 59 (co-director 2016 short f)

Premiere October 2021 Viennale Vienna Int. Film Festival Sales sixpackfilm

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Documentary


Das letzte Bild Judith Zdesar Austria German (Eng sub) DCP 2K flat (Pillarboxed to 1:1.78) Dolby 5.1 71 min Concept Judith Zdesar Camera Klemens Koscher Sound/Music Michael Strohmann Production Judith Zdesar Premiere October 2020 Jihlava Int. Documentary Film Festival Contact Judith Zdesar

The Last Image follows four blind people, that have lost their sight in the middle of their lives. We dive with them into a world of blurriness, fading memories and deep emotions. As they tell us about the pictures they remember, we sink into images that have lost their intended meaning. What do we remember? How? And what are the images that last? Judith Zdesar *1980 Villach Austria Films (selection) Die andere Seite (2018 d) Farben einer langen Nacht (2011 d) Spaß mit Hase (2009 short f)


A Pile of Ghosts Ella Raidel Austria/Singapore Chinese (Eng/Ger sub) DCP 2K flat surround 5.1 72 min Concept/Producer Ella Raidel Key Cast Yakira Cang Charles Yang Camera Djordje Arambasic Karel Picha Vincent Zheng Editor Daniel Hui

A Chinese ghost town. The last hotel, which has been condemned for demolition like the rest of the town, is still standing. The owner Charles imagines himself in the scene of a Hollywood classic. The vexing interplay of documentary and fiction, in which construction workers, investors and real estate agents appear, takes place in contemporary China, where cities are built entirely on speculation, dictated by the fictions of capitalism. Ella Raidel *1970 Gmunden Austria Films (selection) Double Happiness (2014 d) Play Life (2012 a-g) Subverses, China in Mozambique (2011 d)

Premiere October 2021 AFFR Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam Sales sixpackfilm

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Documentary


Stories From the Sea Jola Wieczorek Austria German/English/ Italian/Tagalog/Spanish (Ger/Eng sub) 3K 1:1.85 b&w stereo 86 min Concept Jola Wieczorek Camera Serafin Spitzer Editor Rubén Rocha Producer Jola Wieczorek Production Fahrenheit Films Premiere October 2021 Viennale Vienna Int. Film Festival Contact Jola Wieczorek

The Mediterranean has always played a central role in our world. It is crossed, made use of, enjoyed, feared and loved every day, every night. Stories From the Sea portrays people aboard three vessels who experience the Mediterranean Sea as a place of longing, a place of work, or a scene of human encounters. The allencompassing blue waters, unceasing waves and distant horizon are elements that link the protagonists, regardless of their motivation to go out to sea. Jola Wieczorek *1983 Poznań Poland Films (selection) O que resta (2015 short d) List do Polski (2015 short d) Època Baixa (2013 short d)


Vakuum Kristina Schranz Austria/Germany German (Eng sub) 2K Dolby 5.1 82 min Concept/Camera Kristina Schranz Editor/Dramatic Advisor Sebastian Schreiner Sound Design Andrew Mottl Producer Kristina Schranz Production Stella Luce Film

The coronavirus crisis in South-Burgenland, the southernmost edge of Austria: Uncertainty, stagnation, fear of emptiness are taking over. Vacuum describes a state of limbo that people are slowly getting used to in the ­region the filmmaker comes from. The longing for normality in a state of emergency bears absurd fruit and leads to the edge of an abyss. It simultaneously provides new and unexpected perspectives on the old and familiar. Everything is new; nothing is normal. Life under a bell jar – pure cinematography in a vacuum. Kristina Schranz *1991 Oberwart Austria Films (selection) Nature Talks (2020 a-g) Ars Moriendi or the Art of Life (2018 short d) Spielfeld (2017 short d)

Premiere May 2021 DOK.fest Munich Contact Kristina Schranz

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Documentary


Zwischennutzung Dariusz Kowalski Austria German (Eng sub) 2K Cinemascope 1:2.35 Dolby 5.1 95 min Concept Dariusz Kowalski Camera Martin Putz Editor Dieter Pichler Music Stefan Németh Producer Dariusz Kowalski Contact Dariusz Kowalski

The documentary film Interim Use centers on a building that once housed the “Spitzauer-Weiser” meat factory in Simmering, Vienna’s eleventh district. Here the factory serves as a collective setting and narrative hinge connecting protagonists and their fields of work. This filmic essay depicts the image of a site in the flux of temporary use and in the process of disappearing. A critical light is shed on economic mechanisms of eviction in urban spaces. Dariusz Kowalski *1971 Krakow Poland Films (selection) Seeing Voices (2016 d) Richtung Nowa Huta (2012 d) Optical Vacuum (2008 a-g, d)


Three Days, My Friend Michael Pilz With Love, My Friend Michael Pilz


avant-garde ———


Three Days, My Friend Michael Pilz Austria No dialog DCP stereo 110 min Realisation Michael Pilz Producer Michael Pilz Production Michael Pilz Film Premiere June 2021 Vienna Austrian Film Museum Contact Michael Pilz Film

The gentle breath of wind that blows down from the mountains, hangs in the palm leaves, moves them barely noticeably, caresses them and plays with the last rays of sunshine … and then, out of the imperceptible, but the all-encompassing standstill of time, beauty and silence, the crunching run between the bushes obscuring the view over hill and dale, up to the stone wall until at last in the sound of the surf and the clanking clash of stones widens the eerie darkness of the sea, as far as the horizon and above the first stars flash, as in each of the countless nights since the beginning ... Michael Pilz *1943 Gmünd Austria Films (selection) Triptych part one: The Use of Bodies (2017 a-g) A Prima Vista (2008 d) Windows, Dogs and Horses (2006 short d)

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With Love, My Friend Michael Pilz Austria No dialog HDV/DCP stereo 106 min Realisation Michael Pilz Producer Michael Pilz Production Michael Pilz Film Premiere October 2021 Doclisboa Int. Film Festival Lisbon Contact Michael Pilz Film

Each fragment from the cinematic diaries of Michael Pilz both enlightens and thickens the mystery of his cinema. With Love, My Friend is dedicated to the memory of filmmaker Khosrow Sinai, prematurely taken by the pandemic in 2020 and who we see playing the piano in an intimate, bright moment. Pilz gathers images from his travels to Iran and elsewhere and we relearn how to look. Michael Pilz *1943 Gmünd Austria Films (selection) Triptych part two: As-If-Not (2017 a-g) Rose and Jasmine (2010 a-g) Yemen Travelogue (2008 d)


Atlantis Dominik Enzi Tauchen Dominik Galleya Tendl Clemens Niel


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Atlantis Dominik Enzi

Tauchen Dominik Galleya Tendl Clemens Niel

Lene and Timo have retreated to a house at the seaside. Here it feels like they are the only two people in the world. But something unspoken is clouding their time together. They are there for one another, but they are also equally distant from one another, while connected by the hope that far away from everything else life could be easy forever. At a hidden cove, Lene and Timo ultimately find the courage to disappear entirely.

Dive: Elias is searching for a way to belong in a male dominated environment of young gangs, his father’s youthful friends and German rap music. But just how far will he go to realize his longing?

Dominik Enzi *1981 Bonn Germany Films (selection) Vagabond (2021 short f) Austria German (Eng sub) DCP Cinemascope 1:2.39 surround 5.1 30 min Screenplay Dominik Enzi Andreas F. Schiessler Key Cast Thomas Schubert Anna Suk Camera Andreas Habermaier Editor László Váncsa Producers Dominik Enzi Miriam Enzi, Andreas F. Schiessler Contact Dominik Enzi

Dominik Galleya Tendl *1989 Brixlegg Austria Clemens Niel *1991 Graz Austria Films (selection) Oben Bleiben (2019 short f) Austria German (Eng sub) 2K 1:1.66 Dolby SR 14 min Screenplay Dominik Galleya Tendl Clemens Niel Key Cast Elijahs Neuwirth Camera Clemens Niel Editors Dominik Galleya Tendl Clemens Niel, Joachim Iseni Producers Shari Ehlers Manuel Defregger Premiere June 2021 Crossing Europe Linz Contact Dominik Galleya Tendl Clemens Niel


Augusts Orte Valérie Pelet Entlang der Körper Antoinette Zwirchmayr Europe, Can You See Me? Katharina Simunic Frauenfragmente: Gini und Resi Sophie Gmeiner Wind Martin Putz


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Augusts Orte Valérie Pelet

Entlang der Körper Antoinette Zwirchmayr

August’s Places is a film that follows escape routes used by people and animals to places along the Austrian border. It presents an interplay between spoken text and film ­images, with the off-screen narrator organizing and drawing connections between research documents, images and interviews, notations and sounds. Her voice consciously adds a personal note. She unifies local events and personal memories in the dizzying heat of August.

Their surfaces are posed, sculptural. Yet, they breathe. Eyes blink. Hands reach. Through screens and peepholes, in front and behind, gazes touch objects and will movement, an unveiling of the veiled. Lips blow on a flute, in and out the accordion bellows, and over the taut plane pluck fingers. Your instruments, your elements, our selves exploded into the world or drawn back to their origins.

Valérie Pelet *1981 Rum Austria Films (selection) Notes on a Tropical Archive (2020 a-g) Austria German S-16 mm/2K flat surround 5.1 42 min Concept/Realisation Valérie Pelet Dramatic Advisors Jan Groos, Pierre Hanau Voice Marie-Christine Friedrich

Antoinette Zwirchmayr *1989 Salzburg Austria Films (selection) Oceano Mare (2020 a-g) The Shadow of Utopia (2018 a-g) The Pimp and His Trophies (2014 short d) Austria German (Eng sub) S-16 mm/Blow up 35 mm 1:1.66 Dolby SR 24 min Concept Antoinette Zwirchmayr Key Cast Klangforum Wien Camera Leena Koppe Editor Anna Kirst

Premiere November 2021 Duisburger Filmwoche – Documentary Film Festival

Producers Klara Pollak Antoinette Zwirchmayr Production Open End Production

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Premiere December 2021 Vienna mumok cinema - museum moderner kunst Contact Antoinette Zwirchmayr


Europe, Can You See Me? Katharina Simunic

Frauenfragmente: Gini und Resi Sophie Gmeiner

The closure of the so-called Balkan Route has resulted in unthinkable suffering over the years. Bosnia-Herzegovina is a focal point of this humanitarian catastrophe. Grave human rights abuses are daily perpetrated there, both within and outside EU borders. This documentary film treats the precarious situation of refugees from various perspectives while re-contextualizing images of a state of emergency far removed from main stream media coverage.

After Resi (59) was able to lead her life largely autonomously despite her mental disability, she has been living in the local retirement home in her hometown of Kössen, Tyrol for a few years now. The unconventional Gini (61) is Resi’s sister and guardian, but also her closest ally from the family. Their indestructible humor holds the two sisters together, even though in Resi’s life there would have been every reason to lose heart. In March 2020 Resi died of corona disease.

Katharina Simunic *1993 Waidhofen/Thaya Austria

Sophie Gmeiner *1992 Kufstein Austria Films (selection) Frauenfragmente: Galila (2019 short d)

Austria German (Eng sub) 2K 16:9 Dolby Stereo 35 min

Austria German (Eng sub) 16 mm/iPhone/2K 1:1.33 Dolby Stereo 44 min

Concept Katharina Simunic Jana Czvitkovits Camera Jonathan Meiri Katharina Simunic Editor Katharina Simunic Voices Katharina Schöch Rohullah Sharifi

Concept/Editor Sophie Gmeiner Camera Simon Dallaserra Sophie Gmeiner Producers Sophie Gmeiner Simon Dallaserra, Nils Schröder Production Schiefer Film

Premiere September 2021 Filmzeit Kaufbeuren

Premiere June 2021 Diagonale Graz

Contact Katharina Simunic

Contact Sophie Gmeiner

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Wind Martin Putz Wind itself is inaudible. All we hear is the sound emanating from its encounter with obstacles. Wind is invisible, what we see are its effects, what we perceive we intimate. The wind itself remains a phantom, like the cinematic principle of picture and sound, creating sensations in our minds. The story of wind will be told through people who encounter and work with this phantom element in various ways. The film contrasts their intentions and tells about the primordial human effort to direct nature. Martin Putz *1967 Vienna Austria Austria German/French/English (Eng sub) DCP 1:1.85 Dolby 5.1 30 min Concept/Camera Martin Putz Editor Petra Zöpnek Producer Martin Putz Production Martin Putz Filmproduktion Premiere April 2021 Visions du Réel Nyon Sales sixpackfilm


Auf dem Grund des Wäschekorbes Adele Razkövi Heat Peter Kutin Stefan Kindlinger Nesting Endless Karl-Heinz Klopf PUR

Josephine Ahnelt Sekundenarbeiten Christiana Perschon Singing in Oblivion Eve Heller Talszenen Annja Krautgasser Tehran Recyclers Nikki Schuster Train Again Peter Tscherkassky under the microscope Michael Grill


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Auf dem Grund des Heat Peter Kutin Wäschekorbes Adele Razkövi Stefan Kindlinger At the Bottom of the Laundry Basket shows the state of the emotional dilemma that the protagonist finds herself in, as an artist and mother caught between domestic routines and creative artistic processes. A comparison and fusion of the structures, in which she finds herself in daily life: the monotone repetition of the same routines versus total concentration on her current activity in the creative flow. Adele Razkövi *1977 Vienna Austria Films (selection) Croax (2012 a-g) Looking for Love (2010 a-g) La Andaluza (2008 short f) Austria No dialog DCP 2K flat Dolby Stereo 7 min Realisation Adele Razkövi

Through the unorthodox use of modern image and sound recording technology, Heat enab­ les an unusual view behind the facades of a classical orchestra. From the recorded material, which is created in close cooperation with the musicians, the artist duo composed and arranged an abstract short film which makes the unknowns within the “machine” tangible. By means of a thermal imaging camera it is possible to visualize minimal temperature fluctuations and to record residual heat. Peter Kutin *1983 Leoben Austria Florian Kindlinger *1984 Salzburg Austria Films (selection) The Fifth Wall (2018 a-g) Desert Bloom (2015 a-g) E# – a glacial tune (2014 a-g) Austria No dialog DCP 5.1 16 min

Premiere November 2021 San Vito al Tagliamento Piccolo Festival Animazione

Realisation Peter Kutin Florian Kindlinger Musicians Manu Mayer, Matthias Loibner Maiken Beer, Meaghan Burke, Igor Grosz

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Premiere October 2021 Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinéma Sales sixpackfilm


Nesting Endless Karl-Heinz Klopf

PUR

An experimental reflection on a piece of furniture entitled “Nesting Table,” designed in 1935 by the Austrian/American artist, architect and visionary, Friedrich Kiesler: The film investigates the object, space, architecture and filmic perception within a kaleidoscopic universe. Computer animation coupled with live action footage transforms the historical context of Kiesler’s piece of furniture, lifting it into the present day.

A personal Super-8 and Super-16 mm reflection about the filmmakers 13+ year long friendship with the designer of the Viennese minimalist clothing label PUR. Sometimes rough, sometimes ambivalent, always in admiration for the craft and its philosophy. The designer herself prefers to stay absent from the screen. An examination of a conceptual obsession.

Josephine Ahnelt

Karl-Heinz Klopf *1956 Linz Austria Films (selection) Testa (2018 a-g) A Tropical House (2015 short d) Tower House (2013 short d)

Josephine Ahnelt *1987 Vienna Austria Films (selection) A Venture Into Vegan Filmmaking (2020 a-g) Winter Bees (2018 a-g) Venus & Periphery (2016 a-g)

Austria German/English (Eng sub) DCP Dolby SR 26 min

Austria German (Eng sub) HD 16:9 stereo 3 min

Concept/Producer Karl-Heinz Klopf Camera Martin Putz Editors Karl-Heinz Klopf Tatia Skhirtladze Production KlopfKurz Vienna

Concept Josephine Ahnelt Camera Serafin Spitzer Editor Sebastian Schreiner

Premiere October 2021 Viennale Vienna Int. Film Festival

Contact Josephine Ahnelt

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Sekundenarbeiten Christiana Perschon

Singing in Oblivion Eve Heller

Movement is the moment of my encounter with visual artist Lieselott Beschorner, born in 1927. With a piece of charcoal, cartridge paper, a Bolex camera and 16 mm film, we share the surface of an image with different image carriers for a moment – the duration of a gesture. Sekundenarbeiten is part of a film series that transforms thinking and working methods of an older generation of female artists living in Vienna and creates a feminist performative archive of moving images.

Vienna’s Jewish Währinger cemetery opened in an era of tolerance that came to coincide with the dawn of photography. With the rise of Nazism, this gem of a Biedermeier cemetery was desecrated and became a wilderness. Passersby noted it sounded as if a paradise of birds was locked within its walls. Without the care of generations displaced or killed by the Nazis, today graves are overgrown and decimated by the falling branches of giant trees as words and symbols on tombstones disappear into dust.

Christiana Perschon *1978 Baden Austria Films (selection) das bin nicht ich, das ist ein bild von mir (2018 a-g) SIE ist der andere Blick (2018 d) Noema (2014 short d) Austria German (Eng sub) DCP 2K 16:9 b&w surround 5.1 14 min Realisation Christiana Perschon Voice Lieselott Beschorner Premiere October 2021 Viennale Vienna Int. Film Festival Sales sixpackfilm

Eve Heller *1961 Northampton USA Films (selection) Creme 21 (2013 a-g) Self-Examination Remote Control (2009 a-g) Ruby Skin (2005 a-g) Austria No dialog 35 mm 1:1.37 & DCP b&w Dolby SR 13 min Realisation Eve Heller Premiere November 2021 New York The Museum of Modern Art Sales sixpackfilm


Talszenen Annja Krautgasser

Tehran Recyclers Nikki Schuster

The film Valley Scenes concerns the mytho­ logy and mysticism of Paganism. The here and now becomes interwoven with the fear of the unforeseeable – and also with the ephemeral. The film is based on a RhaetoRomanic song that is a significant literary historical document from Medieval times. To this very day, it holds a mirror to our own societal imbalances of power and gender inequalities.

Tehran Recyclers portrays the diverse cultural, social and urban fabrics of this city by means of experimental animation. The viewer is guided to urban hideouts where little creatures dwell. These are digitally composed with collected trash and typical local pro­ducts. The clatter of the limbs of these creatures interacts with the soundscapes of Tehran.

Annja Krautgasser *1971 Hall/Tyrol Austria Films (selection) Kriegsszenen (2020 a-g) Dachszenen (2019 a-g) Waldszenen (2015 short f) Austria No dialog DCP 5.1 27 min

Nikki Schuster *1974 Steyr Austria Films (selection) animistica (2018 a-g) Mexico Recyclers (2016 a-g) absent (2015 a-g) Austria/Germany No dialog DCP 2K flat 16:9 stereo 7 min Realisation Nikki Schuster

Concept/Producer Annja Krautgasser Key Cast Nina Fog Camera Martin Putz Editors Julia Sternthal Annja Krautgasser Sound Design Ursula Winterauer

Production Fiesfilm (DE) Premiere June 2021 Crossing Europe Linz Sales sixpackfilm

Premiere September 2021 filmlounge “resonance and resilience” Sehsaal Vienna Contact Annja Krautgasser

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Train Again Peter Tscherkassky

under the microscope Michaela Grill

18 years after Kurt Kren produced his third film 3/60 Trees in Autumn, he shot his masterpiece 37/78 Tree Again. 18 years after I created my third darkroom film L’Arrivée (an homage to the Lumière brothers and their 1895 L’Arrivée d’un train), I embarked on Train Again. This third film in my “Rushes Series” is an homage to Kurt Kren that simultaneously taps into a classic motif in film history. My darkroom ride took a few years, but we finally arrived: All aboard!

Scientific films from the 1920ies are transformed into a kaleidoscope of contemporary images. “In her glittering remontage, ­Michaela Grill does not spread out catalogues of motifs, but aims straight at the fascination of these recordings: their value as educational material was never neatly separated from their aesthetic appeal as a pure cinematic spectacle.” (Joachim Schätz)

Peter Tscherkassky *1958 Vienna Austria Films (selection) The Exquisite Corpus (2015 a-g) Coming Attractions (2010 a-g) Outer Space (1999 a-g) Austria No dialog 35 mm 1:1.37 & DCP b&w Dolby SR 20 min Realisation Peter Tscherkassky Editors Peter Tscherkassky Eve Heller Soundtrack Dirk Schaefer Premiere July 2021 Quinzaine des Réalisateurs/Directors’ Fortnight Cannes Film Festival Sales sixpackfilm

Michaela Grill *1971 Feldbach Austria Films (selection) edge of doom (2020 a-g) Antarctic Traces (2019 a-g) Into the Great White Open (2015 a-g) Austria No dialog DCP 2K flat stereo 7 min Concept/Editor Michaela Grill Camera found footage Music Sophie Trudeau Producers Michaela Grill Sophie Trudeau Premiere October 2021 Viennale Vienna Int. Film Festival Sales sixpackfilm



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Die brennende Nacht Johannes Hammel Le formiche di Mida Edgar Honetschläger Happy Sandeep Kumar I Am Here! Ludwig Wüst Little, Big, and Far Jem Cohen A Little Love Package Gastón Solnicki Mein Satz Amina Handke Die Pförtnerin Marie Alice Wolfszahn Sparschwein Christoph Schwarz Swimming Pool Filip Antoni Malinowski Wer wir einmal sein wollten Özgür Anil Where Is Ida? Petra Zöpnek


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Die brennende Nacht Johannes Hammel Austria German 4K/S-8 mm color/b&w stereo/mono approx. 75 min Screenplay Johannes Hammel Key Cast Nikolaus Habjan Karl Fischer Susi Stach Realisation Johannes Hammel Producer Johannes Hammel Production hammelfilm

The Burning Night is an experiment with dolls and actors, presenting an elderly homeless man suffering from complete memory loss as he pursues his doppelganger. All that he can find of the unknown man is an old suitcase with an ID card, an audiotape machine and the recordings of his diary. As if under the spell of a day­dream, the homeless man starts to take on the identity of his doppelganger: The homeless man dreams himself up. He dreams of the wife he has lost, he watches her together with her new lover. He dreams of old business trips and his past life. Johannes Hammel *1963 Basel Switzerland Films (selection) Buildings (2015 a-g) Rooms (2013 a-g) Folge mir (2010 f)

Completion 2022 Contact hammelfilm

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Le formiche di Mida Edgar Honetschläger Austria Italian (Ger/Eng sub) HD 1:1.85 Dolby 5.1 approx. 75 min Screenplay Edgar Honetschläger Key Cast Lampino Elena Moschoni Giancarlo Camurani Camera Fabrizio Farroni Editors Thomas Woschitz Edgar HonetschlägerProducer Edgar Honetschläger Production Edoko Institute Film Production Completion 2022 Contact Edgar Honetschläger

Midas’ Ants is a joyride through the moments in history when our ideas of nature changed. Nearby Rome an ancient castle overlooks the Tyrrhenian Sea. Its grim owner trumpets patriotic slogans from his ragged car while the local priest shoots anything that’s beyond his comprehension. Joined by a choir of immigrants, peasants indulge in Hegelian thinking while the philosophical donkey Balthazar and his hybrid friend together reflect on human follies. Edgar Honetschläger *1967 Linz Austria Films (selection) Los Feliz (2016 f) Omsch (2013 d) AUN – the beginning and the end of all things (2011 f)


Happy Sandeep Kumar Austria German/Hindi (Eng/Ger sub) RAW 2K Cinemascope 1:2.35 Dolby Stereo approx. 100 min Screenplay Sandeep Kumar Camera Christian Haake Leena Koppe Editor Claudia Linzer

Happy is a socially critical film dealing with a roller coaster of emotions that shift between hope and hopelessness as it portrays an intense father-daughter relationship set against the challenging backdrop of ­Austrian migration laws. The film forces us to deal with the right of happiness for every human being. The irony in the name of the main protagonist is more than obvious. Sandeep Kumar *1975 New Delhi India Films (selection) Mehrunisa (2020 f) Ohne Bekenntnis (2019 d) Servus Ishq (2014 f)

Producer Sandeep Kumar Production Sandeep Kumar Films Completion 2023 Contact Sandeep Kumar

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I Am Here! Ludwig Wüst Austria German (Eng sub) S-16 mm/DCP 1:1.85 stereo approx. 70 min Concept/Screenplay Ludwig Wüst Key Cast Martina Spitzer Markus Schramm Camera Klemens Koscher Editor Samuel Käppeli Producers Maja Savic Ludwig Wüst Production film-pla.net Completion 2022 Contact Ludwig Wüst

I Am Here! is about the encounter of two people who have known each other since childhood and after many years now meet up again. Both are at a turning point in their lives. The woman (Monika, age 53) has decided to return to her hometown while the man (Martin, 48) decides to leave it for good after their encounter. An intense experience in their childhood inextricably linked the two when the 12-year-old girl saved the life of her 7-year-old neighbor. Ludwig Wüst *1965 Vilseck/Bavaria Germany Films (selection) 3:30 PM (2020 f) Aufbruch (2018 f) Heimatfilm (2016 f)


Little, Big, and Far Jem Cohen Austria German/English (Eng sub) HD 16:9 Dolby SR approx. 90 min Screenplay/ Camera/Editor Jem Cohen Key Cast Franz Schwartz Producer Paolo Calamita Production Little Magnet Films

After dedicating his life to science, astronomer Karl finds himself at a time of reckoning. Having lost his wife of 41 years, he travels to a small Greek island. There, in search of unobstructed stars, Karl gets on a mountaintop and waits for nightfall. He is haunted by missives and memories, a mosaic of the scientific field and humanity at large which confirms that he isn’t the only one in a time of crisis and reappraisal. Jem Cohen *1962 Kabul Afghanistan Films (selection) Counting (2015 d) Museum Hours (2012 f) Chain (2004 f)

Completion 2022 Contact Little Magnet Films

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A Little Love Package Gastón Solnicki Austria English/Spanish (Eng sub) 2K 1:1.85 Dolby SR approx. 80 min Screenplay Gastón Solnicki Key Cast Angeliki Papoulia Carmen Chaplin Camera Rui Poças Producers Paolo Calamita Gastón Solnicki Zsuzsanna Kiràly Production Little Magnet Films (AT) Filmy Wiktora (DE) Completion 2022 Contact Little Magnet Films

In the context of an imminent global financial crash, a Greek woman and her British friend look for an apartment in Vienna to start anew. This enterprise will bring back some forgotten ghosts leading to a transfiguration. Gastón Solnicki *1978 Buenos Aires Argentina Films (selection) Introduzione all’oscuro (2018 d) Kékszakállú (2016 f) Papirosen (2011 d)


Mein Satz Amina Handke Austria German (Eng sub) 2K stereo approx. 90 min Screenplay Amina Handke (based on Kaspar by Peter Handke) Key Cast Libgart Schwarz Caroline Peters Helga Illich Camera Marianne A. Borowiec Editor Amina Handke

Out of the blue, 77-year-old “I” loses her language. She reacts with different strategies of assimilation or resistance to attempts to make her function or to tranquilize her. It becomes evident that she, just like the world around her, is caught in language regulations and commonplaces. Accordingly vague and ambiguous is the reality around “I”: Could everything be staged? Amina Handke *1969 Berlin Germany Films (selection) Children’s Film (2020 short d) Wishing Cast (2016 a-g) Mother of Mother (2015 a-g)

Producers Amina Handke Nora Friedel Production Familiendrama Completion 2022 Contact Amina Handke

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Die Pförtnerin Marie Alice Wolfszahn Austria German (Eng sub) DCP Cinemascope 1:2.39 5.1 approx. 70 min Screenplay Marie Alice Wolfszahn Marc Jago Key Cast Isabella Händler Inge Maux Jochen Nickel Camera Gabriel Krajanek Editor Georg Eggenfellner Producers Judith Doppler Kurt Mayer Production Shefoxfilm Kurt Mayer Film Completion 2022 Contact Shefoxfilm

Mother Superior: 1975, Rosenkreuz Manor. Sigrun starts at a new position in the service of the eccentric Baroness Heidenreich. A shared longing binds the two women together: The old lady’s memory contains the secret to Sigrun’s past; the young nurse’s life force holds the key to the future for the Baroness. On the path to self-discovery, Sigrun is confronted with the sinister world of folkish occultism, opening an unearthly abyss in which every moral and principle is tested. Marie Alice Wolfszahn *1988 Eisenstadt Austria Films (selection) Bridge to Sovietopia (2021 short d) Present: Perfect (2018 short f) le voyageur du temps (2014 a-g)


Sparschwein Christoph Schwarz Austria German/English (Eng sub) 2K+4K 1:1.85 Dolby Digital approx. 70 min Concept/Editor Christoph Schwarz Camera Georg Geutebrück Sonja Aufderklamm Christian Schwab Marie-Thérèse Zumtobel

The filmmaker Christoph Schwarz is broke. Might he artistically exploit this emergency situation and shoot a documentary chronicling how he goes on a money strike for a year? But what should he do about the director’s fee to which he is entitled? Should he throw it into a campfire and let it burn in a bold anti-capitalistic gesture or should he buy a vacation house in Austria’s Wald­ viertel after all? Piggy Bank is a self-ironic meta-documentary about the economic potential of a money strike. Christoph Schwarz *1981 Vienna Austria Films (selection) Civilization (2021 short d) Die beste Stadt ist keine Stadt (2019 short d) CSL (2018 short d, f)

Producer Christoph Schwarz Production ARGE Schwarz Completion 2023 Contact Christoph Schwarz

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Swimming Pool Filip Antoni Malinowski Austria/Poland/ Germany Polish/German (Eng sub) 4K 1:1.85 Dolby SR approx. 95 min Screenplay Filip Antoni Malinowski Key Cast Jasmina Polak Mateusz Król Konrad Stein Editor Frank Brummundt Producers Jürgen Karasek Filip Antoni Malinowski Marcin Wierzchosławski Gregor Streiber Friedemann Hottenbacher Production Soleil Film (AT) Metro Films (PL) Inselfilm (DE) Completion 2022 Contact Soleil Film

After the sudden separation from her boyfriend Marek, conscientious Polish lifeguard Julia (30) finds refuge and meaning in life in a patriotic militia. She quickly becomes a leader in the male-dominated association, but at the same time has to realise that the gap between the actions of the troop and her moral values is constantly growing ... Filip Antoni Malinowski *1982 Poznan Poland Films (selection) Guardians of the Earth (2017 d) Resettlement (2012 d)


Wer wir einmal sein wollten Özgür Anil Austria German (Eng sub) 4K 1:1.85 Dolby Stereo approx. 80 min Screenplay Özgür Anil Key Cast Anna Suk Augustin Groz Gregor Kohlhofer Camera Lukas Allmaier Editor Philipp Mayer

Anna wants to separate herself from her familial background and her past. New social surroundings and a second educational path should help make this possible. But her ambitious pursuit of a new life is relentlessly undermined when her brother shows up in trouble and in need of help. Who We Once Wanted to Be. Özgür Anil *1994 Vienna Austria Films (selection) Das Urteil im Fall K. (2020 short f) Der Putztrupp (2020 short d) Morgenmensch (2018 short f)

Producers Saskia Arth Clara König Completion 2022 Contact Özgür Anil

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Where Is Ida? Petra Zöpnek Austria German (Eng sub) DCP b&w Dolby 5.1 approx. 70 min Key Cast Susanne Berger Christian Pulker Bernhard Bastien Realisation Petra Zöpnek Music GIL CHÉRI (= Gilbert Handler Petra Zöpnek) Sound Design Gilbert Handler Completion 2022 Contact Petra Zöpnek

Ida Pfeiffer (1797–1858) was a globetrotter, an adven­ turess, a travel writer and a collector of natural produce. She journeyed 240,000 kilometers by sea and 32,000 kilometers across 4 continents. The 13 books she wrote about her travels were translated into several languages. Who today has ever heard of this Biedermeier lady from Vienna’s seventh district? Back in the day she was a famous celebrity and a role model for many women. This film reveals her path. Petra Zöpnek *1969 Vienna Austria Films (selection) Where Is Lotte? (2020 a-g) Mädchen in Rot und Gold (2006 a-g)


Alterlaa – 27 Storeys Bianca Gleissinger

Im Land der Sonne Samira Ghahremani

Precious_LIEBEnsWERT Carola Mair

Auf der Suche nach der gestohlenen Zeit Konrad Wakolbinger

it works II Fridolin Schönwiese

Read My Breasts Anja Salomonowitz

Juli Barbara Kaufmann

Rösl’s Suitcase Elizabeth Lennard

Just Be There Caspar Pfaundler

Der Soldat Monika Paul Poet

Kurt Kren Martina Kudláček

Der stille Sturm Cristina Yurena Zerr

Left to Die sebastian j. f.

Tagebuch eines Optimisten Rainer Frimmel Tizza Covi

Aus der Wunderwelt Alice Durst Christian Neubacher Before I Die Juri Rechinsky Besuch im Bubenland Katrin Schlösser Carla Lonzi – Ein Porträt zweiter Ordnung Constanze Ruhm

The Life of Sean DeLear Markus Zizenbacher

Corpus Homini Anatol Bogendorfer

Marlene Daniel Kalkhofer

Die Tagträume des Nikolaus Habjan Johannes Hammel

Dariush and Antje Luise Müller

Mirrors Alireza Ghanie

Trog Gabriele Hochleitner

Dreaming Dogs and Barking Men Elsa Kremser Levin Peter

My Room Monika Stuhl

Verborgene Räume Helin Celik

Nur ein Augenblick Joerg Burger

Verschwinden – Izginjanje Andrina Mračnikar

Flow My Tears Alexander Melach Godsterminal Georg Tiller Hacking at Leaves Johannes Grenzfurthner Henry Fonda for President Alexander Horwath

Order in Chaos – Chaos in Order Pavel Cuzuioc Paraísos Clara Trischler Portrait of Nowness Juri Rechinsky

Wenn wir einander hören Katharina Copony Zusammenleben Thomas Fürhapter


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Alterlaa – 27 Storeys Bianca Gleissinger Austria/Germany German HD 16:9 Dolby Stereo approx. 90 min Concept Bianca Gleissinger Camera Klemens Koscher Editor Kai Eiermann Producer Ralph Wieser Production Mischief Films (AT) Egoli Tossell Film (DE) Completion 2022 Contact Mischief Films

My return to utopia. Alterlaa is a sentimental film with a regional background: a look behind the scenes of the mystified microcosm in the ambitious Alterlaa housing project in Vienna, an object of controversy for 40 years. What’s the truth behind it all? Is it a success story, or has it driven people around the bend? We can only shrug our shoulders since we know both are true. Bianca Gleissinger *1990 Vienna Austria


Auf der Suche nach der gestohlenen Zeit Konrad Wakolbinger Austria German 2K 1:1.85 stereo approx. 90 min Concept Konrad Wakolbinger Camera Martin Putz Producers Oliver Neumann Sabine Moser Production FreibeuterFilm

In Search of the Stolen Time: How have our modern concepts of working hours and temporality developed in mutual interaction since the Middle Ages? The idea that “time is money” is both ever-present and unquestioned. The film discusses how and why this formula has become so powerful, and what it does to us as individuals and as a society. Konrad Wakolbinger *1969 Wegscheid Germany Films (selection) Wir sind die Mutanten (2013 d)

Completion 2022 Contact FreibeuterFilm

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Aus der Wunderwelt Alice Durst, Christian Neubacher Austria German/English (Eng sub) HD Dolby Stereo approx. 95 min Realisation Alice Durst Christian Neubacher Completion 2022 Contact Christian Neubacher

Two filmmakers follow the footsteps of a journey: a film about a trip into the past. In 1827 a giraffe was captured in Nubia and shipped to Venice via Cairo. From there it made its way to Vienna on foot, setting off an outright giraffe-mania in the Imperial capital. Out of a Wondrous World: Historical paintings, letters and newspaper artic­ les guide the filmmakers along their way, the film emulating illusion-producing technologies of times past – a game and a dance with the times ensue. Alice Durst *1973 Vienna Austria Films (selection) Fluchtschicht (2012 a-g) Arena (2008 a-g) autoconstruction city (co-director 2006 a-g) Christian Neubacher *1972 Salzburg Austria Films (selection) Optical Sound (co-director 2014 a-g) East Man (2009 a-g) Muß ma immer lachen (2002 short d)


Before I Die Juri Rechinsky Austria Ukrainian (Eng sub) 2K Dolby Stereo approx. 90 min Concept/Editor Juri Rechinsky Camera Angelika Spangel Producers Florian Brüning Thomas Herberth Production Horse&Fruits Filmproduktion

On fathers and sons: a road movie about 40-yearold Grisha, who takes his 80-year-old father, Ivan, who n ­ ever was abroad, on a car trip from Krivoy Rog, Ukraine, through Central Europe, in search for the grave of Ivan’s father. Grisha recently found out that his grandfather, counted as missing in combat since Ivan was one year old, died in a Nazi labour camp in territory of today’s France in 1944, together with 22,000 other Ukrainian prisoners of war. Before I Die deals with the difficulties of overcoming the fear of your parents dying and how to make peace with them. Juri Rechinsky *1986 Turkmenistan Films (selection) Ugly (2017 f) Sickfuckpeople (2013 d) Why so Happy (2012 short d)

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Besuch im Bubenland Katrin Schlösser Austria German 2K 1:1.85 stereo approx. 90 min Concept/Camera Katrin Schlösser Editor Dieter Pichler Producers Barbara Pichler Gabriele Kranzelbinder Production KGP Filmproduktion Completion 2023 Contact KGP Filmproduktion

In Visit in Boyland I want to get closer those presented to me as a kid and in my youth as monsters – people to whom I consciously and unconsciously felt inferior – namely, the men. To do this I return as a filmmaker to southern Burgenland where I hope to get into a conversation with the men. A film about masculinity, and the irrepressible yearning for closeness, understanding and exchange between people. Katrin Schlösser *1963 Leipzig Germany Films (selection) Szenen meiner Ehe (2019 d)


Carla Lonzi – Ein Porträt zweiter Ordnung Constanze Ruhm Austria German/Italian/ French (Eng sub) 4K 1:1.85 color/b&w Dolby Stereo approx. 100 min Concept Constanze Ruhm Key Cast Gemma Vannuzzi Judith van der Werff Josefin Platt Camera Hannes Böck Editors Hannes Böck Constanze Ruhm

This film – A Second-Order Portrait – is part of a planned series dedicated to the history and present of feminism(s). It focuses on Italian author and feminist Carla Lonzi and on her role as one of the leaders of the Italian feminist revolt in the 1970ies and 1980ies. At the core of its narrative resides an unfinished project of Lonzi which was interrupted by her untimely death in 1982, and which the film wants to revisit in order to complete it in a speculative manner. Constanze Ruhm *1965 Vienna Austria Films (selection) Gli appunti di Anna Azzori (2019 d) Panoramis Paramount Paranormal – Three ​ Times a Film (co-director 2017 a-g) Crash Site/My_Never_Ending_Burial_Plot (2010 f)

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Corpus Homini Anatol Bogendorfer Austria German (Eng sub) 2K+4K 1:1.85 Dolby Stereo approx. 70 min Concept Anatol Bogendorfer Florian Sedmak Camera Simon Graf Producers Tabea Cray Anatol Bogendorfer Production BOXA FILM

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The human body demands a lifetime of labor of oneself and others. In Corpus Homini this includes the care of a female family doctor, a female sex worker, a midwife and an undertaker. Calm, sensitively framed shots avoid biographical material. The four protagonists reflect on themselves as embodiments of their respective professions. Elementally human realities come to light over the course of the film. Anatol Bogendorfer *1979 Steyr Austria Films (selection) Hotel Obscura (2016 short d) Innere Blutungen (2013 d)


Dariush and Antje Luise Müller Austria/Germany German (Eng sub) HD 1:1.85 stereo approx. 70 min Concept Luise Müller Maria Lisa Pichler Camera Lukas Schöffel Editors Daniel Fill Producers Maria Lisa Pichler Catrin Freundlinger

The film depicts two parallel worlds. Europe’s borders are closed. Search and rescue vessels remain in port, and more and more refugees are on the move. In Hamburg, Dariush and Antje, a couple both involved in previous Mediterranean search and rescue missions, are going about their lives as usual. In Italy, Dariush ­faces charges of “aiding and abetting illegal immigration” and a potential twenty-year jail sentence. The movie chronicles the lives of Antje and Dariush and ­observes how they endeavour to take action in a paralysed world. Luise Müller *1989 Frankfurt/Main Germany Films (selection) Staub (2017 short d)

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Dreaming Dogs and Barking Men Elsa Kremser, Levin Peter Austria Russian (Ger/Eng sub) 2K Cinemascope 1:2.35 Dolby Digital 5.1 approx. 75 min Concept/Editors Elsa Kremser Levin Peter Camera Yunus Roy Imer Producers Elsa Kremser Levin Peter Production RAUMZEITFILM

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Three stray dogs, four tramps and a limousine without wheels – in the midst of a run-down industrial landscape, not far from the center of Moscow. A “pack of strays” – dogs and men, living off whatever they can find and what has been left behind in seemingly idyllic circumstances. Yet, a building is rising unpreventably in the background, and soon it threatens to engulf the “forgotten garden” where the group is living. Elsa Kremser *1985 Wolfsberg Austria Films (selection) Space Dogs (co-director 2019 d) Mr & Mrs N (2014 short d) Levin Peter *1985 Jena Germany Films (selection) Space Dogs (co-director 2019 d) Beyond the Snowstorm (2016 d) Sonor (2010 short d)


Flow My Tears Alexander Melach Austria German (Eng sub) HD 16:9 color/b&w stereo approx. 115 min Concept Alexander Melach Camera Alexander Melach Additional Camera Rainer Berson Birgit Gudjonsdottir Editors Birgit Foerster Rosana Saavedra Santis

As son of a concentration camp survivor, I looked for the meaning of the Holocaust in my own life and in our society. I travelled to the former camps, shooting major liberation day reunions over a span of 26 years. During this time I saw my children grow up and the survivors pass away. Finally, I cast everything off to walk, seeing, into the dark. I relearned to cry. And with an old man who had waited for me, I sang. Alexander Melach *1958 Vienna Austria Films (selection) Nosferatu – Die Pest kehrt zurück (2016 short f) Abschied von Buchenwald (1999 d)

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Godsterminal Georg Tiller Austria/Sweden Swedish (Eng sub) 4K 1:1.85 color/b&w stereo approx. 90 min Concept Georg Tiller Maéva Ranaïvojaona Key Cast Edward Weki Marita Kuunari Manuela de Gouveia Camera Felix Roeben Claudio Pfeifer Producer Georg Tiller Production Subobscura Films Completion 2022 Contact Georg Tiller

Bergmanesque ghosts appear at the bedside of Edward Weki, a 75-year-old Sudanese man suffering from the final stage of Parkinson’s: Alma, the nurse of Ingmar Bergman’s film Persona, and a female version of Death from his The Seventh Seal help the old man recover lost memories of his life on the island of Farö. The fragments he remembers guide Godsterminal as it follows several inhabitants of the remote Swedish island over the course of twelve years. Georg Tiller *1981 Vienna Austria Films (selection) Zaho Zay (2020 d) White Coal (2015 short d) Persona Beach (2011 f)


Hacking at Leaves Johannes Grenzfurthner Austria English (Ger sub) HD 16:9 Dolby Stereo approx. 120 min Concept Johannes Grenzfurthner Günther Friesinger Camera Florian Hofer Editor Sebastian Schreiner

It was in light of the COVID-19 pandemic that a small maker lab in a small southwestern Colorado town got the idea of gathering 200 people together and saved many lives – especially in a hard-hit Navajo reservation. This story extraordinarily interconnects the past with the present and the failure of official institutions with the liberating understanding of how community can come together and get to work in a state of emergency. Johannes Grenzfurthner *1975 Vienna Austria Films (selection) Masking Threshold (2021 f) Glossary of Broken Dreams (2018 f) Traceroute (2016 d)

Producers Günther Friesinger Johannes Grenzfurthner Jasmin Hagendorfer Production monochrom Filmproduktion Completion 2022 Contact monochrom Filmproduktion

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Henry Fonda for President Alexander Horwath Austria/Germany German/English DV 16:9 Dolby Stereo approx. 100 min Concept Alexander Horwath Camera/Editor Michael Palm Producers Ralph Wieser Irene Höfer Production Mischief Films (AT) Medea Film (DE) Completion 2022 Contact Mischief Films

A nation’s histories as seen through the magnifying lens of a single man’s story. Henry Fonda and the characters he portrayed take a look at the country that binds them together. And the country returns their gaze. Considered from the vantage point of today: another time, another country. But its phantoms, no matter if they are famous or nameless, are more potent than ever before. Alexander Horwath *1964 Vienna Austria


Im Land der Sonne Samira Ghahremani Austria German/English/Thai (Eng sub) HD 16:9 5.1 approx. 70 min Concept/Camera Samira Ghahremani Editor Esther Fischer

Gerhard is physically impaired and dependent on the care of others. All the same, he longs to get away and decides on relocating to Thailand. He wants to build a new future with his Thai girlfriend Amy. Their relationship includes an unspoken agreement: financial support in exchange for a family life. But Amy proceeds to cheat him out of the bulk of his fortune. With the help of two friends Gerhard tries to rebuild his life after Amy and his dream of a good life vanishes into thin air.

Producers Gwendolyn Meisinger Samira Ghahremani

Samira Ghahremani *1990 Vienna Austria Films (selection) Voltage (2017 short f) Abseits (2016 short f) Franz (2015 short d)

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it works II Fridolin Schönwiese Austria German (Eng sub) HD 16:9 Dolby 5.1 approx. 105 min Concept Fridolin Schönwiese Camera Joerg Burger Johannes Hammel Editor Karina Ressler Sound Design Andreas Hamza Producer Fridolin Schönwiese Completion 2022 Contact Fridolin Schönwiese

The short film it works released in 1998 documented four handicapped children as they went about their everyday work routines. 20 years later, these children have grown into wonderful 30-year-old men and women who now stand in the prime of their lives. This film finds a personal and filmic intimacy much like its precursor, while questioning how socially normative concepts determine who is or is not considered handicapped nowadays. Fridolin Schönwiese *1967 Vienna Austria Films (selection) Kopie aus dem Bundesarchiv (2015 a-g) The Five Cardinal Points (2011 d) Volver la Vista – The Gaze Back (2006 d)


Juli Barbara Kaufmann Austria German 2K+4K 1:1.85 color/b&w Dolby Stereo approx. 80 min Concept/Producer Barbara Kaufmann Camera Chris Lendl Ivo Kaufmann Editor Ivo Kaufmann

Juli tells the story of my great grandmother, an anti-fascist, social democrat and nurse during World War I and II. The biographical perspective of female story tellers compensates for missing parts of the story. These are women who have something in common with Juli. They help Juli’s story to be understood. They are women who did not know Juli: But every memory is speculation. Barbara Kaufmann *1978 Klagenfurt Austria Films (selection) Isolation Wien (2020 a-g) Still (2015 short f) 23 Fenster zum Hof (2011 short d)

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Just Be There Caspar Pfaundler Austria French/German/English DCP 2K 1:1.85 Dolby Digital approx. 105 Min Realisation Caspar Pfaundler Completion 2022 Contact Caspar Pfaundler

Just Be There accompanies on the one hand the ­ensemble members of the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan and on the other hand the dancers of the ­Vienna State Ballet (among them the former ballet ­director Manuel Legris) during rehearsals of new pieces. The focus lies on the creative process between the choreographer and the dancers, on modern ballet as well as contemporary dance. Sometimes philosophical, sometimes a confrontation with practical problems of movements – rehearsals are always a breathtaking work. No interviews, no commentary and no subtitles – the body language says enough. Caspar Pfaundler *1959 Innsbruck Austria Films (selection) Die Melancholie der Millionäre (2018 d) Gehen am Strand (2013 f) Schottentor (2009 f)


Kurt Kren Martina Kudláček Austria German/English HD stereo approx. 100 min Concept Martina Kudláček Camera Johannes Hammel Wolfgang Lehner Editor Henry Hills

The film explores the biography, myths, world view and art work of Austrian artist Kurt Kren (1929–1998), a major figure in avant-garde film from the 1950ies until his death, beloved of the generations that followed him both for his accomplishments and his sensibility, whose work sharply resonates in many of the most radical art movements of the late 20th century, from Actionism to Punk. Martina Kudláček *1965 Vienna Austria Films (selection) Fragments of Kubelka (2012 d) Notes on Marie Menken (2006 d) In the Mirror of Maya Deren (2001 d)

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Left to Die sebastian j. f. Austria English 4K 1:1.85 Dolby Stereo approx. 90 min Concept Fate Camera Lukas Gnaiger Editor s&a Producer sebastian j. f. Production Cronos Film Completion 2022 Contact Cronos Film

Left to Die is the story of 72 African refugees adrift in a dinghy in the Mediterranean Sea, without food or water, for 14 days. They are on their way from Libya to Lampedusa when they run out of fuel. A military helicopter, a NATO warship and several fishing boats spot the vessel drifting helplessly in the sea but abandon the men in the dinghy to their fate. When the boat is washed ashore on the Libyan coast two weeks later, only nine of the 72 passengers on board are still alive. sebastian j. f. *1969 Austria Films (selection) War on Terror™ (2011 d) The War on Drugs (2007 d) info wars (2004 d)


The Life of Sean DeLear Markus Zizenbacher Austria English/German (Eng sub) DV 16:9 color/b&w Dolby Stereo approx. 90 min Concept/Producer Markus Zizenbacher Camera Kurdwin Ayub Aleksey Lapin Editor Sebastian Schreiner Completion 2022

This film aims to preserve the legacy of the fabulous Sean DeLear, cross-dressing punk singer and party ­maven, through time and space. He is living art and acted out a variety of art forms from music and fashion to film and theater. Before he died in September 2017, all of his belongings – photos, videos, dresses – were sent from his hometown L. A. to Vienna. It’s an inspiring collection of flashbacks through time and provides insight into this exceptional personality, who was a cultural boundary-breaker, transcending sexuality, race, age, genres, scenes … everything. Markus Zizenbacher *1986 Oberpullendorf Austria Films (selection) Deep Work (2019 short f) Geschichte 2000 (co-director 2017 short f) Rhythmus 59 (co-director 2016 f)

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Marlene Daniel Kalkhofer Austria German (Eng sub) HD 16:9 Dolby Digital 5.1 approx. 75 min Concept/Camera/ Editor Daniel Kalkhofer Producers Daniel Kalkhofer Lukas Rosatti Completion 2022 Contact Daniel Kalkhofer

The 25-year-old Marlene Jahl hopes to realize her dream of participating in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. She faces critical months of work before she can challenge the international Taekwondo elite, to satisfy foreign but above all her own expectations. A portrait of generations captures performance pressure, failure and inner struggle in search of self-realization. Daniel Kalkhofer *1995 Amstetten Austria Films (selection) Karyokinese (2020 a-g) Vacuum (2019 a-g)


Mirrors Alireza Ghanie Austria Farsi/multiple languages (Ger/Eng sub) HD 16:9 Dolby Digital approx. 85 min Concept/Editor Alireza Ghanie Camera Kave Shahlou Alireza Ghanie Producer Alireza Ghanie

How does the theater of life go on when a renowned actor and theater director in an Islamic country resolves to acknowledge her transsexuality, regardless of any social implications, and decides to undergo sex change surgery to become a man? The film accompanies the protagonist’s extraordinary life circumstances, his self-confident fight against discrimination as well as his positive creative spirit and power to make a new life for himself according to his own design. Alireza Ghanie *1959 Tehran Iran Films (selection) Imaginary Border (2016 d) Networking (2014 short d) Lessons from Bam (2005 short d)

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My Room Monika Stuhl Austria German/Italian (Ger sub) HD 16:9 Dolby Stereo approx. 90 min Concept Monika Stuhl Camera Joerg Burger Editor Hermann Lewetz Producer Monika Stuhl Completion 2022 Contact Monika Stuhl

Nothing exceptional to report. The starting point for one is the ultimate achievement for the other. Lorenzo, Matteo, Barbara, Dagmara and Carla live in Perugia. They either suffer from a mental handicap or a psycho­ logical disturbance. They live in a settlement called Prisma, together with people whose normalcy is calculated to be contagious. Behavioural disturbances such as anorexia and self-mutilisation permanently improve in this environment. But the “normal” people also experience changes. Monika Stuhl *1964 Vienna Austria Films (selection) Nicht fern. Nicht nah. (1995 short d) Wohin verschwindet das Meer bei Ebbe? (1992 short f) Mit an Sicherheit grenzender Wahrscheinlichkeit (1990 short d)


Nur ein Augenblick Joerg Burger Austria German/English (Ger sub) HD 1:1.85 color/b&w Dolby SR approx. 90 min Realisation Joerg Burger Production Joerg Burger Filmproduktion

What is time? What is the essence of our times? What happens to time after it has passed? To which extent does our perception of time determine the decisions we make in our daily lives? What is the relationship between past, present and future? How long does a moment take? The film A Moment in Time assumes the form of an essay on the phenomenon of time and the approach to its philosophical, existential and scientific aspects. Joerg Burger *1961 Vienna Austria Films (selection) Elfie Semotan, Photographer (2019 d) Un solo colore (2016 d) Focus on Infinity (2014 d)

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Order in Chaos – Chaos in Order Pavel Cuzuioc Austria Russian (Eng sub) DCP 2K 1:1:85 Dolby Digital 5.1 approx. 90 min Realisation Pavel Cuzuioc Production Pavel Cuzuioc Filmproduktion Completion 2022 Contact Pavel Cuzuioc Filmproduktion

A portrait film of a group of scientists who live and work at the Special Astrophysical Observatory, located in an isolated Russian village in the Caucasian Mountains. Faced with the magnitude of the universe, the protagonists seek meaning through science and philosophy, in order to deal with the mundane realities of their terrestrial existence. This film charts the intersection of astrophysics and existentialism. Pavel Cuzuioc *1978 Chisinau Republic of Moldova Films (selection) Bitte warten ... (2020 d) Secondo Me (2016 d) Raisa (2015 short f)


Paraísos Clara Trischler Austria/Germany Spanish (Ger/Eng sub) HD 16:9 stereo approx. 90 min Concept Clara Trischler Camera Marie-Thérèse Zumtobel Miriam Ortiz Editor Marielle Pohlmann Producers Thomas Herberth Florian Brüning Production Horse&Fruits Vienna (AT)/Munich (DE)

An indigenous Mexican village turns into a ghost town as most of its inhabitants have migrated to the US: How does it feel like to live on the other side of the American Dream? The villagers of El Alberto develop an unusual solution: They slip into the roles of border guards and human traffickers to re-enact the traumatic crossing for paying tourists who can thus experience being a migrant for one night. Clara Trischler *1986 Korneuburg Austria Films (selection) Zuhause ist kein Ort (2016 short d) Das erste Meer (2013 d) Wir haben keinen Himmel, auf den wir warten sollten (2007 short f)

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Portrait of Nowness Juri Rechinsky Austria Multiple languages (Eng sub) 2K Dolby SR approx. 90 min Concept Juri Rechinsky Barbara Caspar Producer Juri Rechinsky Completion 2023 Contact Juri Rechinsky

Portrait of Nowness is a cinematic poem and a colorful kaleidoscopic experiment with an ambitious goal: to capture and reflect on the ongoing changes in contemporary human life. Using the corona crisis as a starting point, the filmmaker adapts many intimate points of view, embracing essay and collage techniques to explore how people around the globe experience “nowness”. Juri Rechinsky *1986 Turkmenistan Films (selection) Ugly (2017 f) Sickfuckpeople (2013 d) Why so Happy (2012 short d)


Precious_LIEBEnsWERT Carola Mair Austria German (Eng sub) HD 16:9 Dolby Stereo approx. 70 min Concept Carola Mair Camera Erik Etschel Carola Mair Editor Erik Etschel

The sale of sex, woman as commodity, turning tricks, offering oneself in exchange for cash, surrendering oneself. Known as the oldest profession, named sex work since the 70ies. If involuntary, it is forced pro­ stitution. Prostitution has always been a part of every culture in the world, it is found throughout the ages and is closely connected to the history of women’s rights, women’s sexuality, and perpetually associated with the disgrace of the prostitutes by society. Precious_LoveAble is a film about dependencies endemic to prostitution and the attempt to break out.

Producer Carola Mair Production caromaxproduction

Carola Mair *1962 Attnang-Puchheim Austria Films (selection) Liebes:LEBEN (2020 short d, a-g) Passion – Hommage à Christiane Singer (2011 short d) Die Kinder von Etzelsdorf (2007 short d)

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Read My Breasts Anja Salomonowitz Austria German/English (Eng sub) 4K Cinemascope 1:2.39 stereo approx. 90 min Concept Anja Salomonowitz Camera Martin Putz Editor Eleonora Camizzi Producers Arash T. Riahi Peter Drössler Sabine Gruber Production Golden Girls Filmproduktion Completion 2022 Contact Golden Girls Filmproduktion

Read My Breasts is a documentary film about the Ukrainian activist Inna Shevchenko, famous founder of the feminist group FEMEN. Her political actions changed our world, yet her battle in the nude yielded contradictory results – even leading to torture. And so it is that this film is also about disappointment and trauma. Inna has experienced much of our harsh world. But she does not give up. A film about modern feminism. Anja Salomonowitz *1976 Vienna Austria Films (selection) Dieser Film ist ein Geschenk (2019 d) Die 727 Tage ohne Karamo (2013 d) Spanien (2012 f)


Rösl’s Suitcase Elizabeth Lennard Austria German/English 2K+4K 1:1.85 color/b&w 5.1 approx. 80 min Concept Elizabeth Lennard Producer Peter Janecek Production PLAESION Film + Vision Completion 2022

Truth and lies. Disconnected letters tell the broken story of the effect the Nazi’s annexation of Austria had on the Viennese. A young lady will be a linchpin in this filmed investigation. Interwoven with home movies and recordings of three generations of women – from 1938 thru my own coming of age of the Sixties and Seventies – the film tells the story of my quest to find out what really happened and unearth my father’s secrets. Elizabeth Lennard *1953 New York USA Films (selection) Talking House: Eileen Gray & Jean Badovici (2016 short d) The Stein Family, the Making of Modern Art (2011 short d) Tokyo Melody: A film about Ryuichi Sakamoto (1985 short d)

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Der Soldat Monika Paul Poet Austria German 2K+4K 1:1.85 Dolby Stereo approx. 90 min Concept Paul Poet Camera Anna Hawliczek Carolina Steinbrecher Producers Oliver Neumann Sabine Moser Production FreibeuterFilm Completion 2023 Contact FreibeuterFilm

The battlefield of gender identity. Monika Donner is a transsexual elite soldier, a poster figure for gender rights and an author on the extreme right wing of the political spectrum. Quickly she, who used to be he, becomes a solitary warrior caught between the ideological fronts. A psychogram as an intensive cinematic collage. Paul Poet *1971 Abqaiq Saudi Arabia Films (selection) My Talk With Florence (2015 d) Empire me – Der Staat bin ich! (2011 d) Ausländer raus! Schlingensiefs Container (2002 d)


Der stille Sturm Cristina Yurena Zerr Austria German (Ger/Eng sub) DV 16:9 Dolby Stereo approx. 90 min Concept/Camera Cristina Yurena Zerr Editors Alexandra Schneider Cristina Yurena Zerr Producer Cristina Yurena Zerr

Spring 2020: A state of emergency is being declared in many parts of the world. However, this hardly seems to affect the life of the 94-year-old former innkeeper Fannie, who lives in a village of 700 souls. Lovingly cared for by her family, Fannie can’t hide how much she struggles with aging. Her grandson brings the stories of the dead from the Mediterranean to her kitchen table. There she tells about her emigration to Canada. In the midst of a global pandemic, the contradictions of the big world are revealed in the small village. Cristina Yurena Zerr *1990 Freiburg/Breisgau Germany

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Tagebuch eines Optimisten Rainer Frimmel, Tizza Covi Austria German/English HD 16:9 stereo approx. 80 min Concept/Camera Rainer Frimmel Editors Tizza Covi Rainer Frimmel Producer Rainer Frimmel Production Vento Film Completion 2022 Contact Vento Film

Emile Zuckerkandl (1922–2013) was the only grandson of the famous Austrian journalist, Berta Zuckerkandl. After years fleeing from the Nazi regime he managed to build a major scientific career in the US. The memories of the 90-year-old paint a vivid picture of 20th-century history with all its highs and lows. An Optimist’s Diary. Rainer Frimmel *1971 Vienna Austria Tizza Covi *1971 Bolzano Italy Films (selection) Aufzeichnungen aus der Unterwelt (2020 d) Mister Universo (2016 f) The Shine of Day (2012 f)


Die Tagträume des Nikolaus Habjan Johannes Hammel Austria German (Eng sub) DCP Dolby Digital 5.1 approx. 90 min Concept/Camera Johannes Hammel Additional Camera Reinhard Mayr Jan Zischka Johannes Gierlinger Editor Sophie Reiter Producer Johannes Hammel Production hammelfilm

The Daydreams of Nikolaus Habjan is a long-term project. Over the course of two years, director Johannes ­Hammel has the opportunity of accompanying artist extraordinaire, Nikolaus Habjan. This film is intended to give close-up views of the artist’s diverse fields of work, as well as an encompassing overview of his creative œuvre to the present, including puppetry, theater and opera directing, and whistling – the vast professional spectrum of the 34-year-old artist, who seems to be at home in almost all genres of the theater and opera. Johannes Hammel *1963 Basel Switzerland Films (selection) Buildings (2015 a-g) Jour sombre (2011 a-g) Folge mir (2010 f)

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Trog Gabriele Hochleitner Austria Austrian dialect (Ger sub) HD 16:9 stereo approx. 120 min Concept/Camera Gabriele Hochleitner Editor Timothy McLeish Producers Gabriele Hochleitner Timothy McLeish Production Paper Boat Completion 2022 Contact Gabriele Hochleitner

Trog is the last part of a trilogy, beginning with Two Sad Boys (2006) and continuing with In the Curve (2014), in which Gabriele Hochleitner attempts to deal with dramatic and painful events in her own family’s past. Events that, during the last World War, the years after, and even to this day, tell the harrowing complex stories of the/her huge farming family, and their recently abandoned old farmhouse in the mountainous region of Pongau in Austria. Gabriele Hochleitner *1969 Salzburg Austria Films (selection) A Box of Surprises (co-director 2019 d) In sha’ Allah – With God’s Grace (co-director 2016 d) For Some Friends (2008 d)


Verborgene Räume Helin Celik Austria/Spain Arabic (Ger/Eng sub) 2K+4K 1:1.85 Dolby Stereo approx. 75 min Concept Helin Celik Camera Raquel Fernández Nuñez Producers Helin Celik Rebeca Sánchez López Production Kepler Mission Films (ES)

Converting Space portrays everyday life in “Dar Amneh,” the first women’s shelter in Jordan – a place kept secret to protect the persecuted from the murderous danger of “honor killing” by male relatives. The film offers an exciting glimpse into a hidden space solely inhabited by women who had experienced appalling traumas incurred in a society dominated by men. It attempts to question the meaning of depicted reality on a number of levels: Images stemming from memories, dreams and desires slide into one another, gently mixing the past with the present, fiction with reality. Helin Celik *1991 Diyarbakır Turkey Films (selection) What the Wind Took Away (co-director 2017 d)

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Verschwinden – Izginjanje Andrina Mračnikar Austria/Slovenia German/Slovene (Eng Sub) 4K 1:1.85 Dolby SR approx. 100 min

Verschwinden – Izginjanje (Disappearing) is an essayistic documentary about the continuous disappearance of the Carinthian Slovene ethnic group in the southernmost province of Austria. A film about language and identity and the question of resistance or adaptation.

Concept Andrina Mračnikar Camera Judith Benedikt Editor Gerhard Daurer

Andrina Mračnikar *1981 Hallein Austria Films (selection) Ma Folie (2015 f) With Death as the Only Certain Fate (2007 d) Andri 1924–1944 (2004 short d)

Producers Jürgen Karasek Danijel Hočevar Production Soleil Film (AT) Vertigo Film (SI) Completion 2022 Contact Soleil Film


Wenn wir einander hören Katharina Copony Austria German 2K 1:1.85 stereo approx. 90 min Concept Katharina Copony Camera Stefan Neuberger Editor Bettina Blickwede Producers Barbara Pichler Gabriele Kranzelbinder Production KGP Filmproduktion

When We Hear Each Other: Malou works for a telephone crisis service. She listens to the faceless voices of people she doesn’t know. Juan teaches Konstantin and ­Mohamed to listen closely. They cannot see. Birgit hears voices. Gert dispels her fear of them and takes her to the sea. We make contact with the world through our hearing. A film about the relationship between the internal and external, the audible and the visible – and the longing for connectedness. Katharina Copony *1972 Graz Austria Films (selection) In der Kaserne (2019 d) Moghen Paris – und sie ziehen mit (2016 d) Spieler (2014 d)

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Zusammenleben Thomas Fürhapter Austria German/English/ multiple languages (Ger sub) HD 16:9 Dolby Stereo approx. 90 min Concept Thomas Fürhapter Camera Judith Benedikt Thomas Fürhapter Editor Dieter Pichler Producers Ralph Wieser Weina Zhao Thomas Fürhapter Production Mischief Films Electric Shadows Laufbilderzeugungs­ anstalt Completion 2022 Contact Mischief Films

How is Vienna’s culture mediated to migrants? The documentary feature entitled Living Together follows new migrants from different countries, beginning with their first step into a new country. What expectations do migrants have of Vienna? What information and values are communicated to them in the “integration courses” and what are not? Thomas Fürhapter *1971 Vienna Austria Films (selection) Die dritte Option (2017 d) Michael Berger. Eine Hysterie (2010 d) Planes (2006 a-g)


Enough Rope Maria Petschnig News From Home. News to Home. Borjana Ventzislavova Was soll man machen – Vor Entzücken? Astrid Johanna Ofner


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Enough Rope Maria Petschnig Austria English (Ger sub) HD 16:9 stereo approx. 80 min Concept/Producer Maria Petschnig Screenplay Maria Petschnig AdeRonke Adeyemi Completion 2023 Contact Maria Petschnig

It’s a film about a film on sub-culture. Specifically, three creatives come together in an unknown city, probably New York, to make a doc on BDSM: the “Domme,” the director, the producer, the clients. When a boundary is crossed and feelings are hurt, their project and friendship are at risk. Maria Petschnig *1977 Klagenfurt Austria Films (selection) Uncomfortably Comfortable (2021 d) The Feedback (2019 a-g) Poké, garden (2017 a-g)


News From Home. News to Home. Borjana Ventzislavova Austria English/German HD 16:9 stereo approx. 85 min Realisation Borjana Ventzislavova Completion 2022 Contact Borjana Ventzislavova

News From Home. News to Home. pays homage to Chantal Akerman’s documentary film News from Home. Akerman made her film at the age of 26, showing scenes of New York filmed in 1976 while reading her mother’s letters aloud. Inspired by this film, 45 years later I would like to present a different New York and a different mother-daughter relationship. The physical and mental distance allows for a film about change, love and alienation – a document about a piece of zeitgeist made from a different perspective. Borjana Ventzislavova *1976 Sofia Bulgaria Films (selection) Real Games (2020 a-g) It Isn’t Healthy (2013 a-g) Migration Standards (2011 short d)

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Was soll man machen – Vor Entzücken? Astrid Johanna Ofner Austria German (Eng sub) S-8 mm/HD 16:9 mono approx. 75 min Screenplay/ Realisation Astrid Johanna Ofner Key Cast Sylvie Rohrer Producer Astrid Johanna Ofner Production The Raven Films Completion 2022 Contact The Raven Films

A poetic film essay about a woman and a room. The woman is Rosa Luxemburg, in her prison cell during the First World War. She writes letters comforting her friend Sophie Liebknecht whose husband is likewise under arrest. At the same time, Luxemburg smuggles slips of paper out of prison, aiming to establish Germany’s first Communist Party. What Should One Do – In Light of Rapture? Astrid Johanna Ofner *1968 Linz Austria Films (selection) Die Strände (2019 a-g) Abschied von den Eltern (2018 a-g) Tell Me on Tuesday (2007 a-g)


5pm Seaside Valentin Stejskal

Magma Manuel Wetscher

Aber jede Wüste ist ein Strand Fintan Fleischhacker

Nachtgesichter Martin Winter

Alles ist hin Jan Prazak

Reisen Maximilian Fürst

Das andere Ende der Straße Kálmán Nagy

Der Riss Paul Ertl

Bell Vie Lotte Schreiber

Rosa im Schloss Wolf-Maximilian Liebich

Black Dog Helen Hideko Aihara Parkes

Ruletista! Lukas Valenta Rinner

Crossroad #1 Paris Thomas Woschitz

Schlafwandler Matthias Krepp

Dear Darkness Antoinette Zwirchmayr

So sind wir nicht Florian Kogler

Fireworks Sebastian Schmidl

Verfluchte ewige Jugend Anita Makris

Herr Korbes Birgit Scholin

Was man empfindet ist Angst Rebecca Hirneise

Das Leben geht weiter Tobias Langer

Will my parents come to see me? Mo Harawe


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5pm Seaside Valentin Stejskal

Aber jede Wüste ist ein Strand Fintan Fleischhacker

On the day of his 40th birthday, Nikos, a solitary truck driver, finds himself on a remote beach somewhere in the north of Greece. He is waiting for his former army buddy Christos whom he hasn’t seen in many years. Nikos wants to persuade Christos to repeat a dangerous military exercise one last time. The practice of drowning one’s partner in order to reanimate him afterwards was the source of their suppressed love for each another.

Elisabeth travels from abroad to visit Johanna in Vienna, her sister Lisa’s former roommate. The two hardly know each other. The real reason for Elisabeth’s trip is to see the site of her sister’s suicide – a place she has never laid eyes on. The anniversary of Lisa’s death exactly coincides with Elisabeth’s birthday, which is also remembered. And time takes its course.

Valentin Stejskal *1994 Vienna Austria Films (selection) Goldene Heimat (2020 short f) Interference (2019 short f) Ende Eden (2018 short f) Austria/Greece Greek (Eng sub) 4K 1:1.85 Dolby 5.1 approx. 25 min

Fintan Fleischhacker *1990 Erlangen Germany Films (selection) Teststreifen (2020 a-g) Jahre (2018 a-g) hell/dunkel (2017 a-g) Austria German 2K 1:1.66 Dolby Stereo approx. 40 min

Screenplay Valentin Stejskal Glykeria Patramani Key Cast Antonis Tsiotsiopoulos Kimonas Kouris Camera Samir Ljuma Editor Martin Ivanov

Screenplay Fintan Fleischhacker Key Cast Ela Brundiers Kajal Valadbeigi Camera Marianne Andrea Borowiec Andrea Habith Editors Eva Claus Fintan Fleischhacker, Tobias Langer

Producers Alisa Frischholz, Ioanna Petinaraki Valentin Stejskal, Samir Ljuma

Producers Fintan Fleischhacker Clara Gruber

Completion 2022

Completion 2022

Contact Valentin Stejskal

Contact Fintan Fleischhacker


Alles ist hin Jan Prazak

Das andere Ende der Straße Kálmán Nagy

60-year-old Maja moves into a shared flat with others. In the flat, she becomes acquainted with her flat-mate Valentin, a student in his late 20ies, who hasn’t yet learned to make his own way in life. Initially skeptical, they learn to appreciate each other, and an unusual friendship comes into being.

When 9-year-old Ábel is attacked by a class­ mate, Ábel’s father decides to visit the boy’s parents to put an end to the constant harassment. The conversation does not go as hoped and confronts father and son with a moral dilemma.

Jan Prazak *1991 Vienna Austria Films (selection) Another Life (2019 d) Die Bewegung der Sterne (2018 short f) Baumstämme im Schnee (2016 short f)

Kálmán Nagy *1992 Veszprém Hungary Films (selection) Olyan Dolgok – Things like (2020 short f) Elias (2018 short f) Wandertrieb (2017 short d) Austria/Hungary Hungarian (Ger/Eng sub) 2K 1:1.85 Dolby SR approx. 25 min

Austria German 2K 1:2 Dolby SR approx. 30 min

Screenplay Kálmán Nagy Key Cast Zsolt Nagy Ágoston Sáfrány, Gáspár Téri Camera Manuel Prett Editor Lea Sorgo

Screenplay Jan Prazak Key Cast Ingo Geiger Claudia Martini Camera Johannes Höß Editor Barbara Seidler

Producer Alisa Frischholz

Producer Flora Mair

Completion 2022

Completion 2022

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Contact Jan Prazak

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Bell Vie Lotte Schreiber

Black Dog Helen Hideko Aihara Parkes

Bell Vie deals with the question of housing and examines the mechanisms by which housing is systematically turned into a capital investment for the rich. The film looks at the effects of land speculation, on individual fates and on the structure of entire cities, using the language of the real estate industry as the source material for a narrative developed with actors Vera Hagemann and Klaus Meßner.

Irina and her young son have just moved in with her sugary-sweet mother-in-law, who proceeds to indulge them with affection and food around the clock. But as the days pass, Irina grows increasingly torn between feeling grateful and suffocated by this deluge of motherly generosity. She grits her teeth and keeps on smiling (and eating), but it’s really only a matter of time until the anger brewing in her belly manifests as something dark and terrible.

Lotte Schreiber *1971 Mürzzuschlag Austria Films (selection) Der Stoff, aus dem die Träume sind (2019 d) If I had land under my feet (2017 a-g) Exhibition Talks (co-director 2014 a-g) Austria German (Eng sub) 4K 1:1.85 approx. 30 min Screenplay/Editor Lotte Schreiber Key Cast Vera Hagemann Klaus Meßner Camera Judith Benedikt

Helen Hideko Aihara Parkes *1986 Honolulu USA Films (selection) Love You to Pieces (2020 short f) Ykcowrebbaj (2019 a-g) Always on My Mind (2014 short f) Austria German/Romanian (Eng sub) 2K 1:1.85 stereo approx. 30 min

Producer Lotte Schreiber

Screenplay Helen Hideko Aihara Parkes Key Cast Anca Cipariu, Inge Maux, Levi Wolter Camera Camillo Rakoš Editor Julia Willi

Completion 2022

Producer Clara Maria Bacher

Contact Lotte Schreiber

Completion 2023 Contact Helen Hideko Aihara Parkes


Crossroad #1 Paris Thomas Woschitz

Dear Darkness Antoinette Zwirchmayr

A street crossing in Paris at night sets the scene of a multi-layered story told in black and white to the sounds of pop music. Over the course of one night, a clochard, a bistro owner, an artist, a policewoman, a delivery cyclist, a lonely woman and a member of the yellow vests movement share encounters that are both personal and political. A short film about class struggle, longing and the fact that in the end we only have ourselves to rely on.

White, grey and black rooms of a shared past and divided present; dreams and fantasies surrounding one’s own life and the lives of the others: Three women who were once best friends meet after twenty years and dismantle the facades of their existential constructs layer by layer. But ultimately, they part ways before their lives fall apart.

Thomas Woschitz *1968 Klagenfurt Austria Films (selection) Bad Luck (2015 f) Universalove (2009 f) Girls and Cars (2003 short f) Austria French (Ger/Eng sub) 2K 1:1.85 b&w Dolby SR approx. 30 min

Antoinette Zwirchmayr *1989 Salzburg Austria Films (selection) Entlang der Körper (2021 a-g) Am frostigen Atlas (2020 a-g) The Shadow of Utopia (2018 a-g) Austria English (Ger sub) 16 mm 1:1.37 Dolby SR approx. 30 min Screenplay Angelika Reitzer Antoinette Zwirchmayr Key Cast Susanne Wuest Veronika Glatzner, Teresa Rotschopf Camera Leena Koppe Editor Lisa Truttmann

Screenplay Thomas Woschitz Camera Enzo Brandner Music Oliver Welter Producers Gabriele Kranzelbinder Thomas Woschitz Production takethemoneyandrunproduction

Producers Klara Pollak Antoinette Zwirchmayr Production Open End Production Completion 2022

Completion 2022

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Contact Thomas Woschitz

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Fireworks Sebastian Schmidl

Herr Korbes Birgit Scholin

Following an act of violence, two sisters team up to take revenge on the unconvicted perpetrator, while they find themselves being pulled deeper and deeper into the darkest areas of their minds.

The objects in Mr. Korbes apartment plan to seize power and are secretly organizing into a furious army. Mr. Korbes fails to escape them and is overthrown by his possessions. What he has done to deserve this fate remains unknown.

Sebastian Schmidl *1986 Vienna Austria Films (selection) Unsquare (2019 short f) Liebling (2015 short f) Brigitte-Brigitte (2011 short f) Austria German (Eng sub) DCP Cinemascope 1:2.39 surround 5.1 approx. 35 min Screenplay Sebastian Schmidl Key Cast Anna Suk, Anaelle Dézsy Camera Victoria Herbig Editor Julia Drack Producers Victoria Herbig Clara König, Sebastian Schmidl Completion 2022 Contact Sebastian Schmidl

Birgit Scholin *1984 Villach Austria Films (selection) Leichtmatrosenlied (2016 short f) Das Reale ist nicht unmöglich (2015 a-g) Family Portrait (2013 a-g) Austria No dialog RAW 16:9 (stop-motion animation) Dolby Stereo approx. 6 min Realisation Birgit Scholin Post Production Ernst Miesgang Completion 2022 Contact Birgit Scholin


Das Leben geht weiter Tobias Langer

Magma Manuel Wetscher

Franz spends his entire life in special care homes and psychiatric institutions. At the age of 70 he meets the civil servant Julian in a nursing home. For Franz, this young man is father, son and embodiment of perfect beauty. Julian is patient and empathizes with him. However, at the same time he is careful and remains distant. Julian feels responsible. At the end of his civil service he makes it possible to go on an outing with Franz who has desired this for a very long time.

In a landscape drained by the glaring sun, several children squat under the remains of a gigantic satellite dish. When they learn from a talking starfish that a water source is located on the other side of the volcano, they set out on an adventurous journey through the mountains. But at their destination, the dream of a better life is shattered by a lie.

Tobias Langer *1996 Vienna Austria Films (selection) Jeder Mensch für sich (2021 short f) Du bist mein Freund – Petropólis (2019 short f)

Manuel Wetscher *1986 Schwaz Austria Films (selection) Nachts, wenn die Mäuse schreien (2021 short f) Four Seasons (2018 short f) Austria/Germany Spanish (Ger/Eng sub) DCP 2K Cinemascope 1:2.35 Dolby 5.1 approx. 23 min

Austria German (Eng sub) 2K 1:1.85 Dolby Stereo approx. 25 min

Screenplay Manuel Wetscher Bernhard Jarosch Key Cast Melinda Boka Bruno Meza Flieger, Anahí Groiss Camera Paul Rohlfs Editor Ginés Olivares

Screenplay Tobias Langer Key Cast Erwin Leder Lukas Riel, Agnieszka Salamon Camera Benedikt Werth Fintan Fleischhacker Editor Tobias Langer

Producers Manuel Wetscher Bernhard Jarosch

Producers Clara Gruber Tobias Langer

Contact Manuel Wetscher

Completion 2022

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Nachtgesichter Martin Winter

Reisen Maximilian Fürst

A taxi company owner stands on the brink of bankruptcy, and a single student discovers she is pregnant. The danger of social deprivation threatening them both will last beyond the night they unexpectedly meet, but at least for a brief moment they will not face it alone.

Travels depicts a day in the life of four people whose paths have or will cross. In fragments, we observe the protagonists as they attempt to give their lives new direction. The four short episodes show how we all experiment in our own ways with relationships, livelihoods, our emotions as well as those of others, actions and reactions, and how these decisions create and influence our behavior and social fabric.

Martin Winter *1983 Leipzig Germany Films (selection) Freigang (2019 short f) Morgengrauen (2011 short f) Die Villa (2010 short f) Austria/Germany German (Eng sub) RAW 2K Cinemascope 1:2.39 surround 5.1 approx. 20 min Screenplay Stefan Langthaler Camera Aram Baroian Producers Martin Winter Stefan Langthaler Completion 2022 Contact Martin Winter

Maximilian Fürst *1988 Lustenau Austria Films (selection) Entschuldigung (2017 short f) Drama (2016 short f) Lebenslauf (2014 short f) Austria German (Eng sub) 2K 1:1.85 Dolby Stereo approx. 30 min Screenplay Maximilian Fürst Key Cast Sandra Lipp Werner Brix, Claudia Martini Camera Sophia Wiegele Editor Philipp Mayer Producer Claudia Joldes Completion 2022 Contact Maximilian Fürst


Der Riss Paul Ertl

Rosa im Schloss Wolf-Maximilian Liebich

At over 80 years of age, Mrs. Pospisil increasingly struggles with living on her own. Her son has long since wanted to send her off to a retirement home, but she categorically rejects the idea. Then it also begins to get spooky in her old apartment building. In fact, Frau Pospisil eventually tracks down an eerie being. She musters all her courage. Can she win this battle?

Rosa is a young student who returns home from abroad in the wake of her parents’ suicide. Wandering the silent halls of the castle, she searches for a way to adjust and how to deal with the legacy of her parents. The longer she lingers here, the more the castle comes to life and mirrors her fears. Everyday matters present difficult hurdles, until she finally realizes she must leave in order to move on.

Paul Ertl *1979 Vienna Austria

Wolf-Maximilian Liebich *1984 St.Veit/Glan Austria Films (selection) Die Unvollendeten (2019 short d) #schulausflug (2016 short d) Das Labyrinth unter der Sonne (2012 short f)

Austria German (Eng sub) 4K 1:2 Dolby Stereo approx. 60 min

Austria German (Eng sub) 2K Dolby Digital approx. 30 min

Screenplay Paul Ertl Key Cast Berta Kammer Philipp Hochmair, Eva Maria Marold Camera Lukas Schöffel Editor Paul Eckhart

Completion 2022

Screenplay Wolf-Maximilian Liebich Key Cast Jessyca Hauser Camera Laura Ettel Editor Lucia Johow

Contact Paul Ertl

Producer Ivet Castelo

Producer Marija Burtscher

Completion 2022 Contact Wolf-Maximilian Liebich

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Ruletista! Lukas Valenta Rinner

Schlafwandler Matthias Krepp

Housing park Alterlaa: the suburban habitat of a social utopia, which is slowly disappearing. Günter, the eternal loser, survives, since he has even managed to mess up his bid to end his own life here. In his darkest hour comes a moment of enlightenment. A game against the mortality of life: Ruletista!

Sleepwalkers interweaves the stories of three couples on New Year’s Eve: Lola and Paul aimlessly wander Vienna at night, provoking complete strangers. Simon and Marie spend the evening with Simon’s former professor and his wife, which gives them a threatening preview of their future life. And the German teacher Karin gets into an affair with a young Syrian named Achmad. The turn of the year serves as an acid test, reflecting past experiences and fear of the future.

Lukas Valenta Rinner *1985 Salzburg Austria Films (selection) Die Liebhaberin (2016 f) Parabellum (2015 f) Brief an Fukuyama (2010 short f) Austria German (Eng sub) S-16 mm/DCP 1:1.85 stereo approx. 20 min Screenplay Lukas Valenta Rinner Producer Lukas Valenta Rinner Production Nabis Filmgroup Completion 2022 Contact Nabis Filmgroup

Matthias Krepp *1987 St. Pölten Austria Films (selection) Sand und Blut (co-director 2017 d) Ende September (2015 short f) Cüneyt, kleiner Krieger (2014 short f) Austria German/English/Arabic (Ger sub) 2K Cinemascope 1:2:39 Dolby SR approx. 60 min Screenplay Matthias Krepp Key Cast Petra Morzé Johnny Mhanna, Maya Unger Camera Angelika Spangel Editor/Producer Dominic Kubisch Completion 2022 Contact Matthias Krepp


So sind wir nicht Florian Kogler

Verfluchte ewige Jugend Anita Makris

Markus is a sound engineer at a small theater in Carinthia. He has moved into his aunt’s holiday cottage in order to write a play. With exacting powers of observation and linguistic prowess, he creates a revealing drama involving the people around him. Markus’ friends find him in a disheveled and unkempt state, which seriously worries them. As they recognize the parallels between themselves and the characters in Markus’ play, they begin ruthlessly taking account.

Damned Eternal Youth: Having to repeat a year at school, 14-year-old Rafaela arrives in a new class which is headed by Professor Kranswer. Kranswer despises repeaters and soon Rafaela’s presence becomes a thorn in her side. Kranswer is secretly admiring though mobbing the pupil. While Rafaela starts losing her cheerfulness, Kranswer tries to explore a youthful side in herself. Through animation and real action the film exposes the characters’ needs, desires and fears.

Florian Kogler *1989 Graz Austria Films (selection) Night (2019 short f) The Book of Sabeth (2019 short d) Correction (2014 short f)

Anita Makris *1966 Thessaloniki Greece Films (selection) Lechovo (2018 d) Dear Father (2009 a-g) Small Animals (1998 short f)

Austria German (Eng sub) 2K 1:1.85 Dolby Stereo approx. 26 min

Austria German HD 16:9 Dolby Stereo approx. 30 min

Screenplay/Editor Florian Kogler Key Cast Tom Feichtinger Irina Sulaver, Maj-Britt Klenke Camera Andi Widmer

Screenplay Anita Makris Camera Jerzy Palacz Editor Angela Christlieb Producer Anita Platzer

Producers Shirin Hooshmandi, Florian Kogler Marius Mertens, Lukas Rosatti, Andi Widmer

Completion 2022

Completion 2022

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Contact Florian Kogler

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Was man empfindet ist Angst Rebecca Hirneise

Will my parents come to see me? Mo Harawe

The film presents an episode from Hanna’s life. She is in a relationship with a man who suffers from intense compulsive disorders. The short story of What You Feel Is Fear intends to convey how psychological disabilities impact family. A special feature of the film’s production strategy lies in the fact that the actors do not receive a copy of the screenplay. However, the written script does include a basic story, narrative density and tempo which the film endeavors to sustain.

Before his death sentence is carried out, the young inmate of a Somalian prison must submit to official procedures prescribed by the justice system. Until the very end, the convict does not seem to fully understand what lies ahead of him. The story of this process is told from the perspective of an experienced police woman who accompanies the young man on his path.

Rebecca Hirneise *1984 Mühlacker Germany Films (selection) Alltag (2018 short f) Huone 4.11B (2014 short f) Alter Flugplatz (2013 short d) Austria German (Eng sub) 2K Dolby 5.1 approx. 20 min Screenplay Rebecca Hirneise Key Cast Elsa Mourlam Camera Sophia Wiegele Editor Florian Kecht

Mo Harawe *1992 Mogadishu Somalia Films (selection) Life on the Horn (2020 short f) 1947 (2020 short f) Die Geschichte vom Eisbär, der nach Afrika wollte (2018 short f) Austria/Germany/Somalia Somali (Eng/Ger sub) 2K 1:1.85 mono approx. 30 min Screenplay Mo Harawe Key Cast Xaliimo Mause Jaamac Abwaan Shucayb Yare, Mohamed Hirsi Camera Steven Samay Editor Alexander von Piechowski

Completion 2022

Producers Mo Harawe Alexander von Piechowski Nuh Musse Birjeeb, Ahmed Farah

Contact Rebecca Hirneise

Completion 2022

Producer Caroline Liebhart

Contact Mo Harawe


Faces of December Johannes Holzhausen Fify Ibrahim hört auf! Fify Ibrahim hört auf? Gabriele Mathes the hole in my skin has the size of your touch Florian Pochlatko HSL/Hasenleiten Stories Lotte Schreiber In This Silence I Believe Simon Spitzer Meeting Götz Gregor Centner Paris, Pantelimon Gabriel Tempea portrayed by Helen Lanwehr Judith Greitemann Sanatorium Druzhba Harald Hund Those Next to Us Bernhard Hetzenauer


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Faces of December Johannes Holzhausen

Fify Ibrahim hört auf! Fify Ibrahim hört auf? Gabriele Mathes

In Robert Drew’s Faces of November we see and hear the images and sounds of John F. Kennedy’s funeral. More than 50 years later in December of 2017 we see people of all ages and social backgrounds in a distant republic bid farewell to a dead king. We witness their mourning and see the suffering reflected on their faces. Who has earned their anguish? Faces of December tells of profound feelings we cannot explain.

A documentary film about a small shop expected to soon go bankrupt in a public housing project on the western outskirts of Vienna. Fify Ibrahim manages a grocery store for “the little people,” the inhabitants of the housing project. Why shouldn’t this shop shut down like its two predecessors that were located here? Do my neighbors understand what they will be losing if Fify Ibrahim really closes the store down?

Johannes Holzhausen *1960 Salzburg Austria Films (selection) The Royal Train (2019 d) Das große Museum (2014 d) Auf allen Meeren (2001 d)

Gabriele Mathes *1960 Wels Austria Films (selection) Gefühl Dobermann (2015 short f) Flaschenpost (2012 short f, a-g) Eine Million Kredit ist ganz normal, sagt mein Großvater (2006 short d, a-g)

Austria No dialog DCP 1:1.85 Dolby Stereo approx. 15 min Concept/Producer Johannes Holzhausen Camera Michael Schindegger Editor Dieter Pichler

Austria German HD 1:1.85 stereo approx. 30 min Concept/Producer Gabriele Mathes Camera/Editor Hermann Lewetz

Completion 2022

Completion 2022

Contact Johannes Holzhausen

Contact Gabriele Mathes


the hole in my skin has the size of your touch Florian Pochlatko

HSL/Hasenleiten Stories Lotte Schreiber

Entirely forgotten by the world, there still stands in midst of Graz one of the strictest isolation cloisters of the Catholic Church: the Order of the Barefoot Carmelites. For over half a century these nuns have had no contact with the outside world nor experienced political and technological developments: They know nothing of computers, cell phones or the internet. Nobody emerges from behind the thick stone walls of the cloister and no one gains entrance. The only way to communicate with them is through a latticed opening in the wall.

HSL/Hasenleiten Stories portrays a residen­ tial housing settlement located on the south­ eastern outskirts of Vienna, an area known as Hasenleiten. Miniature plot lines are developed with the assistance of children and adolescents on site and interweave with documentary observations of the settlement, which was constructed between 1937 and 1951. The filmic narrative continually oscillates between the past and the present while focusing on the children and the supervisors of the local youth center.

Florian Pochlatko *1986 Graz Austria Films (selection) Erdbeerland (2012 short f) Freiheit für Rosalie (2009 a-g) Running Sushi (2006 short f)

Lotte Schreiber *1971 Mürzzuschlag Austria Films (selection) Sabaudia (2018 a-g) Manchmal also denkt man, weil es sich bewährt hat. Wittgensteins Haus. (2016 a-g, short f) Tlatelolco (2011 d) Austria German (Eng sub) HD 16:9 Dolby SR approx. 20 min

Austria German S-16 mm/DCP 1:1.85 color/b&w Dolby Stereo approx. 30 min Concept/Producer Florian Pochlatko Camera Adrian Bidron Editor Stephan Bechinger

Concept/Editor/Producer Lotte Schreiber Camera Johannes Hammel Laura Ettel

Completion 2023

Completion 2022

Contact Florian Pochlatko

Contact Lotte Schreiber

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In This Silence I Believe Simon Spitzer

Meeting Götz Gregor Centner

The essay film In This Silence I Believe gives us an ambient impression of the nightlife in a city disco. The guests provide the f­ ocus for documentary observations and the re­ sulting investigation of a subculture, as well as the exploration of a discotheque’s performative stage. With an alienated sound design, the familiar elements at the club are viewed in an experimental cinematic way.

Götz was the older one. He lived in the same village on the same street, later attended the same school and became class spokesperson. Götz served as a kind of role model. Now he is right wing – and not just a little right wing. In fact, he is considered one of the masterminds of Germany’s right wing movement. At what point did Götz decide to take this turn? What we have in common, what makes us different, and is it even okay to speak with him?

Simon Spitzer *1988 Vienna Austria Films (selection) Federspiel, Morsen (co-director 2017 short f) Holz einräumen (2014 short f) Die Leute von Stiege 5 (2012 short d)

Gregor Centner *1977 Ravensburg Germany Films (selection) Wolfgangs Freiheit (2019 short d)

Austria No dialog RAW 2.5K HD 1:1.85 Dolby Stereo approx. 15 min

Austria German (Eng sub) HD 1:1.85 Dolby Stereo approx. 50 min

Concept/Producer Simon Spitzer Camera Laura Ettel Simon Spitzer Editors Norbert Pfaffenbichler Simon Spitzer Music Wolf-Maximilian Liebich

Concept/Camera/Producer Gregor Centner Editor Birgit Bergmann

Completion 2022 Contact Simon Spitzer

Completion 2022 Contact Gregor Centner


Paris, Pantelimon Gabriel Tempea

portrayed by Helen Lanwehr Judith Greitemann

In 2001, I visited Paris for the first time in my life – eleven years after the overthrow of the Romanian dictatorship and six years after I had left the country. Time was short, my curiosity was great. I ran from one tourist site to the next with the zeal of a newcomer. But despite my intoxication and against my will I was pursued by the sobering memory of a certain Mr. Pâris, a blackmarket dealer working in Bucharest during the 1980ies.

Acts of staging, observing and portrayal are the points of departure for an exploration of radical self-representation in image production. A series of staged portraits provokes questions and reflections on authorship, gaze and empowerment. portrayed by is a cinematic investigation of selfies as artistic and political practice.

Gabriel Tempea *1973 Bucharest Romania Films (selection) Besucher einer mir vertrauten Vergangenheit (2021 short d) Liebe und Revolution (2017 short d)

Helen Lanwehr *1989 Herdecke Germany Judith Greitemann *1994 Paderborn Germany Films (selection) Tights (2019 short d) Austria/Germany German (Eng sub) HD 1:1.85 Dolby Stereo approx. 30 min

Austria German (Eng sub) 2K 1:1.85 color/b&w stereo approx. 6 min

Concept/Producers Judith Greitemann Helen Lanwehr Camera Laura Ettel

Realisation Gabriel Tempea

Contact Helen Lanwehr Judith Greitemann

Completion 2022

Completion 2022 Contact Gabriel Tempea

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Sanatorium Druzhba Harald Hund

Those Next to Us Bernhard Hetzenauer

Sanitorium Druzhba is a documentary that uses a Soviet-era building as a starting point to delve into the current situation in Crimea after its annexation by Russia. The building serves as a symbol alluding to the broken relationship between Russia and Ukraine. Its utopian modernist architectural style is employed as a metaphor for a seemingly utopian alliance between the two countries nowadays. Occasionally generating an assessment divergent from that of Western media, the film examines the currently defunct rapport between the two nations.

In breathtaking words, Germán López Rosales describes his experience of a human smuggling operation from the Mexican-American border to San Antonio, Texas. Locked up inside the cargo area of a tractor-trailer, ten of the 39 migrants died due to heat and lack of water. Cinematic images of vast, idyllic landscapes shot in the border area of Tamaulipas/Texas accompany Germán’s narration and create a strong contrast to his intimate portrayals.

Harald Hund *1967 Grieskirchen Austria Films (selection) Iranium (2017 short d, a-g) Apnoe (2011 a-g) Mouse Palace (co-director 2010 a-g) Austria Russian (Eng sub) HD 16:9 stereo approx. 44 min Realisation Harald Hund Completion 2022 Contact Harald Hund

Bernhard Hetzenauer *1981 Innsbruck Austria Films (selection) The Birthmark (co-director 2019 short d) La sombra de un dios (2017 short d) And There Was Fire in the Center of the Earth (2013 d) Austria/Germany/Mexico Spanish (Eng/Ger sub) S-16 mm/DCP 1:1.85 Dolby SR approx. 20 min Concept Bernhard Hetzenauer Camera Caroline Spreitzenbart Editors Bernhard Hetzenauer André Siegers Production Bernhard Hetzenauer (AT) Marko Mijatovic (DE) Completion 2022 Contact Bernhard Hetzenauer


0 Timotheus Tomicek

Frogtown Gerhard Treml

14/15 Albert Sackl

Geschichten eines Jungen, einer Frau und eines Soldaten Franziska Pflaum

17 km Harald Hund Adalbert – 24 Ansichten Edith Stauber Der antifaschistische Zoo Meinhard Rauchensteiner Busreisen Melanie Ludwig Cargo Carriers Conny Zenk

Land ohne Worte Antoinette Zwirchmayr Never Meant to Be Seen Elke Groen One Year Johann Lurf Pastry Friday Josef Dabernig Quintessence Betty Blitz

Cornucopia Ani Antonova Dimiter Ovtcharov

re–GEO/ristrutturare qualcosa Michaela Schwentner

Crater Adina Camhy

Sonic Body 2.0 NO1

do they speak color? Billy Roisz, Dieter Kovačič

Stampfers Traum Thomas Renoldner

Echodrome Gudrun Krebitz

Straight vs. Curved Johannes Schiehsl

eMBODYMe Krisztina Kerekes

Video_70 Dextro.org

Erinnerungsrauschen Eginhartz Kanter

Videoletter Karoline Riha

EXT. Laura Nasmyth

Walderfahrung Stefanie Weberhofer


avant-garde short in production ———


0 Timotheus Tomicek

14/15 Albert Sackl

The film Zero is a parable about laziness, ­serenity, inactivity, passivity, lethargy, comfort, indifference, listlessness, inaction, apathy, detachment, sluggishness. By means of a convoluted narrative structure, the complex theme staged in the context of our zeitgeist is worked into a filmic allegory (simile).

14/15 is a 16 mm short that will be shot in 52 locations over the period of a year. Once a week, the camera will be set up for the day using a special single-frame time-lapse mechanism. The constant oscillation between two laterally displaced perspectives will create a kind of three-dimensional effect. This setting will be used for a range of interactions between several protagonists.

Timotheus Tomicek *1978 Vienna Austria Films (selection) A Portrait of Marlene Dumas (2016 a-g) Katrin in Rom (2015 a-g) Jeff Wall (2008 d) Austria German (Eng sub) RAW 4K 16:9 stereo approx.16 min

Albert Sackl *1977 Graz Austria Films (selection) Steifheit 1-3/7 (2018 a-g) Im Freien (2011 a-g) Vom Innen; von aussen (2006 a-g) Austria No dialog 35 mm/16 mm 1:1.37 stereo approx. 30 min

Screenplay Timotheus Tomicek Key Cast Jannik Schleicher Nina Fog

Realisation Albert Sackl Completion 2022

Completion 2022

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17 km Harald Hund

Adalbert – 24 Ansichten Edith Stauber

17 km is an artistic film project that utilizes architectonic relics from the Nazi era to build a critical bridge between the Nazi past and current politics in a federal province in Austria. Avant-garde methods are intended to reveal how the demon of the past lives on in politics and society today. Among other means, choreography is employed to illustrate this idea.

In this film, a statue in memory of the author Adalbert Stifter takes center stage. Situated in front of the Linzer Landhaus, 24 miniatures unfold events that take place around the bronze figure over course of an entire year. A kind of story takes shape through a succession of fleeting moments: This is a story about a place where the historical and the contemporary, the banal and the meaningful, urban nature and city traffic all converge.

Harald Hund *1967 Grieskirchen Austria Films (selection) Iranium (2017 short d, a-g) Empire of Evil (2016 a-g) All People Is Plastic (2005 a-g) Austria German (Eng sub) 2K+4K 1:1.85 Dolby Stereo approx. 30 min Concept/Editor/Producer Harald Hund Camera Viktor Schaider Completion 2023 Contact Harald Hund

Edith Stauber *1968 Linz Austria Films (selection) Linz/Stadtpfarrkirche (2019 a-g) Nachbehandlung (2012 a-g) Eintritt zum Paradies um 3€20 (2008 a-g) Austria No dialog HD 16:9 stereo approx. 13 min Realisation Edith Stauber Completion 2022 Contact Edith Stauber


Der antifaschistische Zoo Meinhard Rauchensteiner

Busreisen Melanie Ludwig

After 1945, predominantly apolitical sculptures were initially erected in Vienna’s public housing projects – mainly animals. The film shows 14 of these sculptures, combined with monologs, dialogs, poems and songs. Everything comes to an end in a dystopian paradoxical montage sequence in the Vienna Prater: pure anti-fascism.

In 1953, my grandparents traveled to Spain. In 2017, I visited the hometown of the Spanish man who had served as the travel guide of their tourist group. I thereby came to learn his story, of his fight against General Franco and escape to France, his deportation to the Mauthausen concentration camp, and finally, to seeing his family again at long last in Spain – passing unnoticed among the Austrian tourists. The film Bus Travel focuses on this latter trip.

Meinhard Rauchensteiner *1970 Vienna Austria Films (selection) Papa Roma (2020 a-g) Mk. 10,25 (2018 a-g) Herbst (2016 a-g)

Melanie Ludwig *1985 Linz Austria Films (selection) Mit anderen Worten (2018 a-g) Gewöhnlich, Pipsi (2017 a-g) Darwin geht baden (2015 a-g)

Austria German HD 1:1.85 stereo approx. 28 min

Austria German/Catalan (Eng sub) HD 16:9 stereo approx. 10 min

Concept/Camera Meinhard Rauchensteiner Producer Daniel Zimmermann Production dz-productions

Realisation Melanie Ludwig

Completion 2022

Completion 2023

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Contact Melanie Ludwig

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Cargo Carriers Conny Zenk

Cornucopia Ani Antonova Dimiter Ovtcharov

In the perfect picture of a dreamy landscape and well-known architecture, noise fields break through the idyllic surroundings. The special soundscape of the island is created by the prohibition of any kind of vehicle. For the transport of all goods, “carrying guys,” independent workers with special carts, are employed. By means of experimental camera work, field recording and contemporary Chinese poetry, the tension between historical world cultural heritage, tourism, work and life is negotiated.

A man wanders in constant search and pursuit, driven by the longing for a magical cornucopia. His vicissitudes are brought to life on an ancient vase’s surface, continually rotating on a pottery wheel.

Conny Zenk *1985 Vienna Austria Films (selection) selfieDreamer (2020 a-g) reglos (co-director 2018 a-g) Labadi Rising (2014 a-g) Austria German/Chinese 2K+4K 1:1.85 color/b&w Dolby SR approx. 13 min Concept/Animation/Editor Conny Zenk Camera Mr. Stone (cargo carrier) Interview Bunny Tsai Completion 2022 Contact Conny Zenk

Ani Antonova *1986 Chirpan Bulgaria Films (selection) The Outlander (2018 short d, a-g) Dimiter Ovtcharov *1989 Sofia Bulgaria Films (selection) The Passenger (2011 a-g) Austria/Bulgaria No dialog 2K flat 1:1.85 surround 5.1 approx. 7 min Screenplay/Animation Ani Antonova Dimiter Ovtcharov Camera Simon Todorov Sound Design Valeria Popova Producers Ani Antonova Svetla Tsotsorkova, Svetoslav Ovtcharov Production Kopfkino – Verein für alte und neue Medien (AT) Omega Films (BG) Completion 2022 Contact Kopfkino – Verein für alte und neue Medien


Crater Adina Camhy

do they speak color? Billy Roisz, Dieter Kovačič

Crater explores the phenomenon of differ­ ent forms of craters, both in a practical and metaphorical sense. Based on formal analogies, it condenses into a narrative form around the Ramon Crater in the desert in Israel and its counterpart on the moon. In an aesthetic of digital geoinformation systems, found footage and animated photo collages, the digital shifting, zooming in and out becomes a performance with inherent changes of perspective.

do they speak color? is an experimental ­science fiction film by Billy Roisz and Dieter Kovačič. In previous years the two have ­artistically investigated the common grounds within classical film genres like western, road movie and horror movie. In their new work, they bring together thoughts and views about non-human intelligence, time warps and the impossibility of communication across space, time and species.

Adina Camhy *1987 Graz Austria Films (selection) Mensch Maschine or Putting Parts Together (2019 short d, a-g)

Billy Roisz *1967 Vienna Austria Dieter Kovačič *1973 Graz Austria Films (selection) Surge (2019 a-g) Toutes Directions (2017 a-g) THE (2015 a-g)

Austria English HD 16:9 color/b&w 5.1 approx. 14 min

Austria No dialog DCP 4K Cinemascope 1:2.39 stereo approx. 22 min

Concept/Realisation Adina Camhy Voice Anne Kozeluh Music/Sound Design Margarethe Maierhofer-Lischka

Concept/Realisation Dieter Kovačič, Billy Roisz

Completion 2022

Completion 2022

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Contact Billy Roisz

Producer Billy Roisz

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Echodrome Gudrun Krebitz

eMBODYMe Krisztina Kerekes

It’s nighttime. Arda is sitting in the river, accompanied by orchestral music. She seems to be talking to herself: “Gentlemen – as per usual I’ve ended up in a situation I don’t understand or know anything about. However, I won’t lead on how clueless I am. I’m always operating in the dark, things tend to turn out beautifully this way.” Out of this darkness two moons come racing towards her and I will tell you a secret: These moons are your eyes.

eMBODYMe is an experimental dance film constituted by uncut long takes intended to convey a concept of interconnectivity, embodying how the inner and outer worlds of human beings are reciprocally determined. Over the course of this little exploratory journey, several dancing couples tap their repertoire of movements to engage in a dialog of unexpected body language that they unfold in natural as well as urban spaces. A dance of relational dynamics based on openness and vulnerability.

Gudrun Krebitz *1983 Graz Austria Films (selection) The Magical Dimension (2018 a-g) Exomoon (2016 a-g) Achill (2012 a-g) Austria German/English DCP 16:9 stereo approx. 16 min Realisation Gudrun Krebitz Completion 2022 Contact Gudrun Krebitz

Krisztina Kerekes *1978 Sepsiszentgyörgy Romania Films (selection) Leben für den Tod (2018 short d) Spur (2012 short d) jeux infinit (2002 a-g) Austria No dialog HD 16:9 stereo approx. 20 min Concept Sabine Parzer, Krisztina Kerekes Camera Krisztina Kerekes Editor Joana Scrinzi Producer Krisztina Kerekes Completion 2022 Contact Krisztina Kerekes


Erinnerungsrauschen Eginhartz Kanter

EXT.

The Rush of Memory deals with personal reminiscence and the associated topic of false memories. The thematic starting point for this experimental essay film is the former GDR and the aftermath of this state. Shot on expired 16 mm film, the coarsegrained black-and-white images give rise to an imagery in which various temporalities – today and yesterday – seem to mix.

EXT. follows the experience of a figure try-

Laura Nasmyth

Eginhartz Kanter *1984 Leipzig Germany Films (selection) noisescapes (2019 a-g) taking away (2018 a-g) papermovements (2013 a-g) Austria German (Eng sub) 16 mm/DCP 1:1.37 b&w stereo approx. 30 min

ing to draw a line between an imagined reality and her actual reality – her attempt to transcend a dark, fluid internal world by projecting herself into various scenarios in an imagined, material external world. Laura Nasmyth *1984 Cambridge UK Films (selection) Le Liquide (2019 a-g) 8:30 (2017 f) 1:1 (2012 a-g) Austria No dialog 2K 1:1.85 Dolby SR approx. 25 min Concept/Producers Laura Nasmyth Elio Gervasi Key Cast Uma Shannon Camera Matthias Helldoppler Editor Laura Nasmyth

Concept Eginhartz Kanter Editors Eginhartz Kanter Katharina Gruzei Completion 2022

Production Con Art Film

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Completion 2022 Contact Con Art Film

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Frogtown Gerhard Treml

Geschichten eines Jungen, einer Frau und eines Soldaten Franziska Pflaum

Frogtown is a three-part animated documentary about how an old Los Angeles working class ghetto is transformed into a soughtafter district for the creative class. The film portrays how threatened agents battle against displacement and create a new Bohemia for the working class, while the film production itself becomes a developmental space for survival strategies that shape new identities.

Stories of a Boy, a Woman and a Soldier: We travel back in time and dive into their memories. Individual scenes come together to form a story that increasingly interweaves the fates of all three protagonists: When Reza’s parents are killed in a bomb explosion, he decides to leave Afghanistan and go to Germany. German soldier Matthias is no longer able to cope in his homeland after being deployed to Afghanistan. Stefanie, a caretaker in Berlin, cannot comprehend, why her son became a soldier.

Gerhard Treml *1963 Salzburg Austria Films (selection) Calipatria (co-director 2016 a-g) Eden’s Edge (co-director 2014 a-g) Austria English DV 16:9 stereo approx. 30 min Concept/Producer Gerhard Treml Camera Leo Calice Editors Gerhard Treml Leo Calice Completion 2022 Contact Gerhard Treml

Franziska Pflaum *1987 Vienna Austria Films (selection) Im Universum geht keiner verloren (2021 short f) So schön wie du (2014 short f) Draußen der Wald (2013 short f) Austria/Germany German/Dari (Eng Sub) photo film/RAW 2K Cinemascope 1:2.35 Dolby SR approx. 22 min Screenplay Franziska Pflaum Key Cast Ali Reza Ahmadi Christina Große, Nico Ehrenteit Camera Niki Waltl Editor Friederike Hohmuth Producer Maximilian Haslberger Production Amerikafilm (DE) Completion 2022 Contact Amerikafilm


Land ohne Worte Antoinette Zwirchmayr

Never Meant to Be Seen Elke Groen

Land Without Words is a reflection of the possibilities offered to the arts in today’s world: In K., a city in which humanity was suspended, a painter experiences war, violence and poverty. She realizes that she is no longer able to depict this horror in her pictures and has serious doubts about what her subject in art could still be at all.

Never Meant to Be Seen is a film about the nameless beauties of 35 mm films. Their brief appearances at the start of each film reel may have given them the hope that this could be the start of a movie career but are actually used for laboratory density tests. The so called “China girls” or “girl heads,” being looped, can wink, laugh and start to talk with women’s dialogs from movies of their period. The initial small talk leads into a discussion what the idea of lascivious posing for a material test is about.

Antoinette Zwirchmayr *1989 Salzburg Austria Films (selection) Entlang der Körper (2021 a-g) The Shadow of Utopia (2018 a-g) Josef – My Father’s Criminal Record (2016 short d)

Elke Groen *1969 Gmunden Austria Films (selection) The Most Beautiful Place on Earth (2020 d) Bojo Beach (2017 a-g) Optical Sound (co-director 2014 a-g)

Austria German (Eng sub) 16 mm 1:1.37 mono approx. 40 min

Austria No dialog 35 mm Cinemascope 1:2.35 color/b&w Dolby SR approx. 8 min

Concept/Realisation Antoinette Zwirchmayr Screenplay Dea Loher Producers Klara Pollak Antoinette Zwirchmayr Production Open End Production

Realisation Elke Groen Production groen.film

Completion 2023

Completion 2022

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Contact groen.film

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One Year Johann Lurf

Pastry Friday Josef Dabernig

The film documents a reservoir and its surroundings over the course of a single year: A static mounted camera records 24 hours for 365 days without interruption. Exposure times initially last only a few seconds per image, but their duration steadily increases. At first the sun moves across the sky very slowly, but soon it quickens. By the end of the film the sun appears as a long luminous band of light.

Customers meet to take coffee and cake in a pastry shop, which is situated in the shadow of a social housing estate. Prams and Zimmer frames are parked by the door, and people from all generations gradually take their seats on a Friday afternoon at five tables arranged in a neat row before impressive big windows.

Johann Lurf *1982 Vienna Austria Films (selection) Cavalcade (2019 a-g) ★ (2017 a-g) Vertigo Rush (2007 a-g) Austria/France No dialog 35 mm Cinemascope 1:2.35 Dolby Digital approx. 20 min Realisation Johann Lurf Completion 2023 Contact Johann Lurf

Josef Dabernig *1956 Kötschach-Mauthen Austria Films (selection) All the Stops (2020 a-g) Heavy Metal Detox (2019 a-g) Stabat Mater (2016 a-g) Austria No dialog S-16 mm/DCP 1:1.85 b&w 5.1 approx. 12 min Concept/Editor Josef Dabernig Camera Christian Giesser Sound Design Michael Palm Producer Josef Dabernig Co-Producer steirischer herbst Completion 2022 Contact Josef Dabernig


Quintessence Betty Blitz

re–GEO/ristrutturare qualcosa Michaela Schwentner

Quintessence is an abstract experimental film about the birth of a human being. Surreal images result from the combination of various materials including personal belongings, self-made objects, elements of the human body and nature. A flood of emotions is intensified by primarily experimental and impulsive sound.

re–GEO/rendering reconstructions of desire is a poetic approach to the Swiss germanist and sculptor Georgette Klein (1893–1963), about the (re)construction of her house in the form of a sketch, her artistic work and her contradictory personality, with an eye to her numerous diary entries and letters.

Betty Blitz *1987 Innsbruck Austria Films (selection) Shimmer (2019 a-g) Nightfly (2019 a-g) Go Round in Circles (2018 a-g) Austria No dialog 16 mm/HD 4:3 b&w stereo approx. 15 min

Michaela Schwentner *1970 Linz Austria Films (selection) zwischen mir und der welt/ aufräumen (2020 short d) personne (2016 a-g) Penelope/In the scenery/Reflecting/Relations (2013–2015 a-g) Austria/Switzerland German (Eng sub) 6K 1:1.85 color/b&w Dolby Stereo approx. 33 min

Realisation Betty Blitz Sound Design/Music David M Schuh

Concept/Editor/Producer Michaela Schwentner Key Cast Vivien Löschner Aurelia Burckhardt Lisa Hinterreithner Camera Martin Putz Michaela Schwentner

Completion 2022 Contact Betty Blitz

Completion 2022 Contact Michela Schwentner

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Sonic Body 2.0 NO1

Stampfers Traum Thomas Renoldner

an old man, a dress made of magnetic tape, giant cats next to some body laying on the ground // something spins endlessly fast // outside // fragmentation emerges significantly bright inside maybe we should turn off the lights // an old man, a white leg // giant cats next to pyramids

This “pre-cinema found footage film” serves as an homage to the Austrian scientist Simon Stampfer, who created stroboscopic discs demonstrating the multi-faceted potential development of animation film. We fulfill the dream of cinema he theoretically formulated by utilizing his animation loops as building blocks for a short film that simultaneously traces historical developments in cinema and the fine arts.

NO1 *2019 Vienna Austria Films (selection) ROTOЯ/Sonic Body (2020 a-g) Austria No dialog 4K 1:1.85 surround 5.1 approx. 15 min

Thomas Renoldner *1960 Linz Austria Films (selection) don’t know what (2019 a-g) Fuck the Cancer! (2016 short d) Sunny Afternoon (2012 a-g)

Concept Peter Kutin Patrik Lechner Mathias Lenz Camera Martin Putz Editor/Sound Peter Kutin Video Patrik Lechner Engineering Mathias Lenz Stage Design Christopher Sturmer

Austria No dialog 2K 1:1.85 Dolby Digital approx. 8 min

Completion 2022

Completion 2022

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Contact Thomas Renoldner

Concept Thomas Renoldner Original Animation Ritter Simon von Stampfer Visual Design Linda Wolfsgruber Digital Animation & Compositing Eni Brandner, Reinhold Bidner Thomas Renoldner Music Christoph Dienz


Straight vs. Curved Johannes Schiehsl

Video_70 Dextro.org

What initially begins as a purely geometrical visual argument grows into a bitter struggle between sense and sensuousness. By means of wild metamorphoses, Curved attempts to break through Straight. At the height of the argument, it becomes clear the battle is in fact the inner conflict plaguing our protagonist Straight, who in the end must decide if he prefers to sink into an ocean of sensuousness or ossify in the boredom of sense.

Video_70 accompanies Muehlengesang 3, a piece of music by Alejandro del ValleLattanzio, and is intended to visualize the lifting of the veil, which prevents the view behind the world’s facade.

Johannes Schiehsl *1984 Wiener Neustadt Austria Films (selection) Sternenjäger (2016 short f) 366 Tage (2011 short f) Zoopraxiscope (2009 a-g) Austria/Germany No dialog HD 16:9 b&w stereo approx. 7 min

Dextro.org (= Walter Gorgosilits) *1968 Mödling Austria Films (selection) Video_67B (2015 a-g) Video_65 (2015 a-g) Video_64 (2014 a-g) Austria No dialog HD 16:9 Dolby Stereo approx. 14 min Realisation Dextro.org Completion 2022 Contact Dextro.org

Concept Johannes Schiehsl Producers Johannes Schiehsl Benjamin Swiczinsky, Conrad Tambour Thomas Meyer-Hermann Production NÖT Die Trickfilmer (AT) Studio Film Bilder (DE) Completion 2022 Contact NÖT Die Trickfilmer

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Videoletter Karoline Riha

Walderfahrung Stefanie Weberhofer

Videoletter is a hybrid experimental animation based on a visual dialog with Columbian filmmaker Cecilia Traslaviña. It is an audiovisual collage of digital and analog images, which were recorded using different means to become rhythmically and structurally merged into a loose narration. Abstracted sequences alternate with figurative sequences as we accompany our protagonist on her journey.

Walderfahrung is an encounter between the movie audience and the forest. A vital, haptic and mysterious place is made sensually palpable by virtue of creative cinematic means. This analog avant-garde film reflects both cultural systems of “forest” and “film,” playing with the existing analogy while astonishing and entertaining us.

Karoline Riha *1977 Vienna Austria Films (selection) Spring (2020 a-g) Seen Unseen Scene (co-director 2018 a-g) Der Mann mit dem bunten Ballon (co-director 2017 a-g) Austria No dialog HD 16:9 stereo approx. 20 min Concept/Animation Karoline Riha, Cecilia Traslaviña Screenplay/Camera/Editor Karoline Riha Completion 2022 Contact Karoline Riha

Stefanie Weberhofer *1988 Schladming Austria Films (selection) Letter From a Friend (2021 a-g) Türkis-Blau (Straßensicht) (2020 a-g) Kopierwerk (2019 a-g) Austria No dialog 16 mm 1:1.37 color/b&w stereo approx. 7 min Realisation Stefanie Weberhofer Completion 2022 Contact Stefanie Weberhofer



scholarships for young talents ————


All of the Lights Samira Ghahremani Keine Zeit für Zärtlichkeit Georg Oberhumer Mama Birgit Bergmann Sohn Lorenz Tröbinger What They Feel Simon Spitzer

In 2009 the Division for Arts and Culture initiated scholarships for the support of young talents. The Film Department every year awards five (2022: six) Start-Up Grants for Young Film Artists, selected by an expert jury. The program offers not only financial support but also professional guidance by experts in the field, thereby aiming to create favorable conditions for the young filmmakers to develop their projects.

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All of the Lights Samira Ghahremani

Keine Zeit für Zärtlichkeit Georg Oberhumer

Fiction

Fiction

Tara is 15. She drops out of school and comes to stay with her older sister Alev. Alev has an excessive lifestyle which Tara begins to imitate. At the moment, they are practically the only family they have. But it becomes clear that the new environment cannot provide Tara with the support she now needs.

At the age of 50, clothing saleswoman Magda falls in love for the first time in her life, namely with her new neighbor. Eva is an ethnologist and Indian connoisseur who is around 20 years younger than Magda. They secretly meet, in an apartment, in a hallway. Magda learns about erotic pleasure, loses her inhibitions and relaxes for a time. Meanwhile, Eva both longs for and fears the stability of a relationship. And so they separate, like two opposite pictures looking at one another.

Samira Ghahremani *1990 Vienna Austria Films (selection) Voltage (2017 short f) Offside (2016 short f) Franz (2015 short d) Contact Samira Ghahremani

Georg Oberhumer *1986 Graz Austria Films (selection) Herbststraße – Arbeiterstrich (2021 short d) Fiction (2020 short d) Wärmestube (2019 d) Contact Georg Oberhumer


Mama Birgit Bergmann

Sohn Lorenz Tröbinger

Fiction

Fiction

“Handicapped people are not allowed to have sex or fall in love.” Bound to a wheelchair Ella battles against proclamations burned into her memory since childhood by taking self-discovery courses. She falls in love with men who are too young for her on various online dating platforms and succumbs to a kind of man-wish addiction. Her 11-year-old daughter Lia wants Mama all to herself. Lia discovers strange objects and sets out on a search for further clues.

A doctor finds out her 20-year-old son has had a relapse. It is against his will when she decides to lock them up together in his apartment and force him into cold turkey withdrawal. Old conflicts surface and soon things start to happen that she cannot explain to herself. She begins to suspect something entirely different could be lurking behind her son’s addiction.

Birgit Bergmann *1985 Villach Austria Films (selection) Zu ebener Erde (co-director 2018 d) Dreck ist Freiheit (co-director 2014 d) Treibstoff (co-director 2013 d)

Lorenz Tröbinger *1992 Linz Austria Films (selection) Seeing Pan (2020 short f) Don Who? – Episode: Herzschnittmacher (2019 short f) Wattmarck (2017 short f) Contact Lorenz Tröbinger

Contact Birgit Bergmann

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What They Feel Simon Spitzer Fiction Elena attends the wedding of former school friends out in the country with Benjamin, her 11-year-old son. Elena gets drunk while Benjamin kills time with the other kids who speak in a dialect he barely understands, and throws fire crackers at dogs in the surrounding neighborhood of single-family homes. When his father appears – from whom Elena recently separated – mother and son flee, aimlessly driving around in the bleak landscape. What They Feel is an unsentimental family story and tells about the love between mother and child. Simon Spitzer *1988 Vienna Austria Films (selection) Bruder & Schwester (2010 a-g) Holz einräumen (2014 short f) But Then I Realized (2018 short d, a-g) Contact Simon Spitzer



pixel, bytes & film ————


Digital change is continuously influencing the production and reception of contemporary art, and due to ever increasing possibilities in the field of digital image production, this especially impacts the field of audio-visual art. The ongoing availability of new tech­ nologies allows for and encourages new approaches to the moving ­image across space and time, and it results in highly innovative formats that ­examine and expand the notion of ­narration as well as challenge a critical inventory of the latter. It is for this reason that in 2011 the Film Department of the Division for Arts and Culture initiated an annual funding program for New Film Formats, entitled Pixel, Bytes & Film. This program supports a selection of experimental audio-visual projects dealing with digital media and related image production, and exploring the boundaries of film and audiovisual art.

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Since 2015, the initiative has been work­ing in cooperation with Austrian public broadcasting TV channel ORF III, to make the program artworks accessible to a broader audience while also providing participating artists exclusive access to technical infrastructure and archives of ORF III. Additional cooperating partners in this year’s edition of the program include stakeholders and start-up’s in Austria’s XR scene, such as sound:frame, Junge Römer – Creative Production Studio, XR Vienna, and arx anima, further promoting and deepening the exchange of knowledge and skills between the arts and creative industry. Meanwhile, go-international – a funding source to provide Austrian support for entering global markets, offered by the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKÖ) – has contributed to help make the program visible internationally. In December 2020, the following eleven projects were selected for funding.

Pixel, Bytes & Film 2020


The Abolition of Memory Clara Trischler

Bat Experience Marthin Rozo Juan Felipe Sehuanes

Essayistic Hybrid Documentary

Virtual Reality Experience

The moving pictures that outlast the loved ones they present. Relationships that defy being terminated by death. The possibility of re-encounter. Magical thinking. Sometimes one only remembers a single summer. The immortality researcher and her longing for mortality. A forest of dead trees. Adults pose for eternity, children for the present moment.

In Bat Experience you have the opportunity to become the lesser long-nosed bat, a resident from the deserts of Central and North America, and perceive this arid landscape through active echolocation. Your goal is to use your new senses to find the plants you like to feed on! With the help of virtual reality, we visualize the “acoustic image” bats create when using echolocation and offer a glimpse into their amazing world from a non-human perspective. This immersive experience seeks to generate awareness and fascination for the inhabitants of this ecosystem and thereby promote conservation.

Clara Trischler *1986 Korneuburg Austria Films (selection) Zuhause ist kein Ort (2016 short d) Oscar & Lisa (2015 short d) Das erste Meer (2013 d) Contact Clara Trischler

Marthin Rozo *1991 Bogotá Colombia Films (selection) Natura Fugiens: Infinite Random (2019 expanded media) Floraphilia – Cinematic / Transmedial Herbarium (2018 ex media lab) video & sound composition for water fleas (2016 a-g) Juan Felipe Sehuanes *1991 Bogotá Colombia Contact Marthin Rozo Juan Felipe Sehuanes


C-TV Eva Egermann Cordula Thym

e-animals Katharina Swoboda

Documentary Fiction

Crossmedia Scientific Video Blog

C-TV is a fictional TV station, a zombie science

In March 2020, during the first lockdown, images from the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago could suddenly be found on the internet: Penguins wandered through the aquarium complex and seemed to be visiting other animals. In the following weeks, some other zoos put similar images online, which also drew worldwide attention. The artist describes how these animals became a “media spectacle,” offering an antidote to the negative effects of the lockdown. She asks: “Who are these e-penguins inhabiting the internet and what stories do they have to tell?”

fiction movie or perhaps the makings of an inclusive film production. After an explosion at the TV studio, the world becomes barrier-free. Studio guests are invited to a talk-show hosted by a hamster, the protagonists are shown doing their art work. C-TV is critically concerned with issues of representation and politics in regard to the disabled: a radical, humorous take on ableism in the world of film and media. Eva Egermann *1979 Vienna Austria Films (selection) Band Rehearsal (2014 a-g) Nach der Freiheit (2005 d) Cordula Thym *1977 Kufstein Austria Films (selection) FtWTF female to what the fuck (co-director 2015 d) verliebt, verzopft, verwegen (co-director 2009 d) Beyond Borderline (2001 short d)

Katharina Swoboda *1984 Graz Austria Films (selection) Via Verde (co-director 2021 short d, a-g) Alyosha and the Cat (co-director 2020 short f) The Center of the Earth (2017 short d) Contact Katharina Swoboda

Contact Eva Egermann Cordula Thym

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Ecotone Enar de Dios Rodríguez

Flight to Nowhere Katharina Rabl

Experimental Documentary

Essayistic Hybrid Fiction

Ecotone is a video essay that deals with borders,

A satirical examination of an escapist trend established during the corona pandemic: Panoramic flights circled one’s country for endless hours. “Icarus Dreamliner” is a fictional airline that offers its passengers this happening as way to escape everyday life – until a fire suddenly breaks out in the national park down below. At the window seats reality now abruptly breaks through. But paradoxically, it can ultimately only be live-streamed via cell phone.

as well as practices of control that are exerted over spaces in order to maintain their separation. Using a wide variety of visual material, the plot unfolds through a series of phone conversations that oscillate between science and fiction, the political and the poetical, in order to reflect upon current forms of capitalism such as surveillance capitalism or biocapitalism. Enar de Dios Rodríguez *1986 Ourense Spain Films (selection) Liquid Ground (2021 short d, a-g) Vestiges (an archipelago) (2020 short d, a-g) Elsewhere (2017 short d, a-g) Contact Enar de Dios Rodríguez

Katharina Rabl *1993 Waidhofen/Thaya Austria Films (selection) “I” can say anyone, but who says “We”? (2021 short d) Dead Sea Dying (co-director 2019 short d) Contact Katharina Rabl


Gift Anton Spielmann

Glitchbodies Rebecca Merlic

Multi-Dimensional VR Fiction Film

Crossmedia VR Machinima

Gift simultaneously tells of three different life

Glitchbodies is an experimental game that

realities without using dialog and instead following the enrapturing rhythm of the film score. From early morning to late at night, hermetic daily routine inexorably leads to the protagonists’ passing on of a drug (in the form of a pill) that is directly related to a virtual reality experience. Genre borders are broken down, standardized habits of seeing and hearing are questioned, and virtual reality becomes woven into the fictional storyline. Anton Spielmann *1989 Krasnyi Flag Kasachstan Films (selection) Sicilian Ghost Story (score 2017 f) Utopia ltd. – 1 000 robota (co-score, co-cast 2014 d)

deals with LGBTQ+ drag transformations and intimate, sensitive portrayals of the prot­ago­nists. A game of transformation, a catwalk of vogeuism, exhibitionism and voyeurism. Declared as “virtual pleasure drama art,” the game intimates stories and poems and generates a new type of experience, in which virtuality, digitality and reality in itself merge. Rebecca Merlic *1989 Oberwesel Germany Films (selection) TheCityAsAHouse (2020 a-g) Contact Rebecca Merlic

Contact Anton Spielmann

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The Smallest of Worlds Uwe Brunner

the song nobody knows Rainer Kohlberger

Virtual Reality Essay

Avant-Garde Short

Today, the domestic space can no longer be considered as an isolated one. The room­scale VR installation The Smallest of Worlds – A Social Landscape of Collected Privacy investigates private space and its meaning in times of ubiquitous connectivity and g­ lobal pandemic crises. The project consists of a collection of hundreds of three-dimensional documents from domestic moments and homely memories taken between 2020 and 2021 in more than 40 different countries during the most intense periods of self-isolation and home confinement.

Ahem! How is time born from the noisy heavens? How are forms born from the formless? How is peace born from the noise and the social contract from the restless mob’s plundering in every sense and in every direction? How are harmony, singing, sound, rhythm and song born from this noise? (Michel Serres)

Uwe Brunner *1988 Judenburg Austria Films (selection) See You at Home (2021 VR ­installation) Campfire (2020 interactive art installation) Spectral Sediments (2020 VR installation) Contact Uwe Brunner

Rainer Kohlberger *1982 Linz Austria Films (selection) It has to be lived once and dreamed twice (2019 a-g) keep that dream burning (2017 a-g) not even nothing can be free of ghosts (2016 a-g) Contact Rainer Kohlberger


to be continued Adnan Balcinovic Matthias Kassmannhuber Avant-Garde Animation to be continued is a search for non-stop

narrative suspense. Repeating structures, highly simplified representations and shrill sounds signal convoluted storylines, melodramatic situations, cardboard characters and dreamy stage scenery. Loud graphic announcements build up the suspense. Constant repetitions gradually indicate the climax. Adnan Balcinovic *1980 Lubarda Bosnia and Hercegovina Films (selection) The time has come to open up thy heart/wallet (2020 a-g) Restaurant, Restaurant (2020 a-g) Film Looks - Stunning Razor Sharp (2016 a-g) Matthias Kassmannhuber *1983 Gmunden Austria Contact Adnan Balcinovic Matthias Kassmannhuber

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obituary ————


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Obituary


In Memoriam Karl “Carlo” Hufnagl, MFA (1958–2021)

Carlo Hufnagl, born 1958 in Droß as Karl, the eldest of three children, was a unique individual and artist who devoted his entire energy and creativity over a quarter of a century to the promotion of innovative film in Austria. With deep roots in the Waldviertel region of Lower Austria, he was a school­ed carpenter and vintner whose extra­ordinary artistic talent became recognized and ­supported by Oswald Oberhuber at the Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna where Carlo completed his Master of Fine Arts in 1987. As an artist himself, Carlo deeply understood what it takes to provide artists with a foundation to produce their work, including adequate financial support and room to express themselves freely in their chosen medium. The Film Department of the Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport and Carlo’s colleagues remain in enduring gratitude to him.

Karl Hufnagl, in Graz at Diagonale Festival of Austrian Film 2018 when winners of Thomas Pluch screenplay awards sponsored by the Film Department of the Arts and Culture Division were announced.



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Directors

Josephine Ahnelt josephineahnelt.com Özgür Anil anil14@live.a Adnan Balcinovic adnanbalcinovic.eu Birgit Bergmann birgitbergmann@hotmail.com Betty Blitz bettyblitz.com Jakob Brossmann finali.at Uwe Brunner uwebrunner.com Adina Camhy adinacamhy.at Helin Celik helin-celik@hotmail.com Gregor Centner centner.at

Eva Egermann cripmagazine. evaegermann.com

Bernhard Hetzenauer facesofathens.com

Dominik Enzi dominik.enzi@gmx.net Paul Ertl c/o Marija Burtscher produktion.burtscher @gmail.com Fintan Fleischhacker fintan.fleischhacker @protonmail.com

Rebecca Hirneise rh.hirneise@gmail.com Gabriele Hochleitner ellahochleitner@yahoo.at Johannes Holzhausen j.holzhausen@aon.at Edgar Honetschläger honetschlaeger.com Harald Hund haraldhund.com

Maximilian Fürst maxfuerst@gmx.at Samira Ghahremani office@ samiraghahremani.at Alireza Ghanie ghanie110@yahoo.de Sophie Gmeiner schieferfilm.com

Daniel Kalkhofer daniel.kalkhofer@gmail.com Eginhartz Kanter info@eginhartz.com Matthias Kassmannhuber hearvrnow.com Barbara Kaufmann office@barbarakaufmann.com

Josef Dabernig dabernig.net

Judith Greitemann judithgreite@ googlemail.com

Krisztina Kerekes krisztina.kerekes@gmail.com

Dextro.org dextro.org

Amina Handke amina.at

Florian Kogler flo.kgler@gmail.com

Enar de Dios Rodríguez enardediosrodriguez.com

Mo Harawe muha.harawe@gmail.com

Rainer Kohlberger kohlberger.net

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Dariusz Kowalski dariuszkowalski.org

Alexander Melach alexander.melach@gmx.at

Annja Krautgasser annjakrautgasser.net

Rebecca Merlic rebeccamerlic.myportfolio.com

Gudrun Krebitz gudrunkrebitz.com

Luise Müller luise.mueller@posteo.de

Matthias Krepp matthias.krepp@gmx.at

Kálmán Nagy kamyfilm@gmail.com

Martina Kudláček mina24824@gmail.com

Christian Neubacher neuba@posteo.at

Sandeep Kumar sandeepkumarfilms.at

Clemens Niel clemensniel.at

Tobias Langer tobias.fabula@gmail.com

Georg Oberhumer georgoberhumer.at

Helen Lanwehr helen.lanwehr@gmx.de

Helen Hideko Aihara Parkes helenhideko@gmail.com

Wolf-Maximilian Liebich wmliebich.com

Maria Petschnig studio@petschnig.cc

Melanie Ludwig melanie-ludwig.com

Caspar Pfaundler caspar.pfaundler@aon.at

Johann Lurf johannlurf.net

Florian Pochlatko flo.pochlatko@gmx.at

Anita Makris anita_makris@hotmail.com

Jan Prazak jpz@gmx.at

Gabriele Mathes gabriele.mathes@gmx.net

Katharina Rabl tarofilms.com

Meinhard Rauchensteiner meinhard.rauchensteiner@ gmail.com Juri Rechinsky juri.rechinsky@gmail.com Thomas Renoldner thomasrenoldner.at Karoline Riha karolineriha.at Billy Roisz billyroisz.klingt.org Marthin Rozo marthinrozo.com Constanze Ruhm constanzeruhm.net Albert Sackl albertsackl.com Sebastian Schmidl sebastian.schmidl@gmx.at Fridolin Schönwiese fridolinschoenwiese@me.com Birgit Scholin bscholin@gmx.at Kristina Schranz www.kristinaschranz.com Lotte Schreiber lotteschreiber.com


Christoph Schwarz christophschwarz.net

Dominik Galleya Tendl dominikgalleya.at

Michaela Schwentner jade-enterprises.at

Cordula Thym cordulathym.net

Juan Felipe Sehuanes jfsehuanes@hotmail.com

Georg Tiller subobscurafilms.com

Katharina Simunic rosenhaar@gmail.com

Timotheus Tomicek mail@timotheustomicek.net

Anton Spielmann antonspielmann.com

Gerhard Treml gerhard.treml@chello.at

Simon Spitzer nomisspitzer@gmail.com

Clara Trischler claratrischler.com

Edith Stauber edithstauber.at

Lorenz Tröbinger lorenztroebinger.com

Valentin Stejskal valentin.stejskal@lightpig.com

Borjana Ventzislavova borjana.net

Monika Stuhl m.stuhl@gmx.net

Stefanie Weberhofer stayfanny.com

Katharina Swoboda katharinaswoboda.net

Manuel Wetscher manuelwetscher.com

Jola Wieczorek jolawieczorek.com storiesfromtheseafilm.com Martin Winter martin.winter1983@gmail.com Thomas Woschitz intkom.org Ludwig Wüst & Maja Savic film-pla.net ludwigwuest.works Judith Zdesar judithzdesar.com Conny Zenk connyzenk.com Cristina Yurena Zerr cristinazerrsarmiento.com Markus Zizenbacher markzibach@gmail.com Petra Zöpnek petra.z@servus.at Antoinette Zwirchmayr antoinettezwirchmayr.com

Gabriel Tempea gabriel_tempea@yahoo.com

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Index Films

0........................................................................158 1 Verabredung im Herbst.......... 34 5pm Seaside........................................137 14/15............................................................158 17 km............................................................ 159

Dariush and Antje............................. 96 Dear Darkness...................................140 do they speak color?................... 162 Dreaming Dogs and Barking Men............................... 97

Aber jede Wüste ist ein Strand.......................................137 The Abolition of Memory......... 181 Adalbert – 24 Ansichten......... 159 All of the Lights................................. 175 Alles ist hin............................................138 Alterlaa – 27 Storeys.................... 89 Das andere Ende der Straße...............................................138 Der antifaschistische Zoo......160 Atlantis......................................................... 55 Auf dem Grund des Wäschekorbes...................................... 65 Auf der Suche nach der gestohlenen Zeit................................ 90 Augusts Orte.......................................... 59 Aus der Wunderwelt....................... 91

e-animals.................................................182 Echodrome............................................163 Ecotone.....................................................183 eMBODYMe...........................................163 Endphase................................................... 40 Enough Rope ....................................... 131 Entlang der Körper.......................... 59 Erinnerungsrauschen.................164 Europe, Can You See Me?...................................................... 60 Eva-Maria................................................... 41 EXT.................................................................164

Bat Experience................................... 181 Beatrix.................................. 35 Before I Die........................... 92 Bell Vie................................139 Besuch im Bubenland........... 93 Black Dog............................139 Die brennende Nacht........... 74 Busreisen.............................160 C-TV..............................................................182 Cargo Carriers..................................... 161 Carla Lonzi – Ein Porträt zweiter Ordnung................................ 94 Cornucopia............................................. 161 Corpus Homini..................................... 95 Crater.......................................................... 162 Crossroad #1 Paris........................140

Faces of December........................ 151 Fify Ibrahim hört auf! Fify Ibrahim hört auf?.................. 151 Fireworks.................................................. 141 Flight to Nowhere...........................183 Flow My Tears....................................... 98 Le formiche di Mida....................... 75 Frauenfragmente: Gini und Resi.......................................... 60 Frogtown..................................................165 Geschichten eines Jungen, einer Frau und eines Soldaten.......................165 Gift.................................................................184 Glitchbodies.........................................184 Godsterminal......................................... 99

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Hacking at Leaves......................... 100 Happy............................................................ 76 Heat................................................................. 65 Henry Fonda for President......................................... 101 Herr Korbes............................................ 141 HSL/Hasenleiten Stories....... 152 the hole in my skin has the size of your touch................. 152 I Am Here!................................................. 77 Im Land der Sonne........................102 In This Silence I Believe...........153 it works II.................................................103 Juli.................................................................. 104 Just Be There.......................................105 Keine Zeit für Zärtlichkeit....... 175 Krai................................................................... 42 Die Kunst der Folgenlosigkeit.................................... 36 Kurt Kren.................................................106 Land ohne Worte.............................166 Das Leben geht weiter.............. 142 Left to Die...............................................107 Das letzte Bild...................................... 43 The Life of Sean DeLear..........108 Little, Big, and Far............................ 78 A Little Love Package................... 79 Magma....................................................... 142 Mama........................................................... 176 Marlene.....................................................109 Meeting Götz.......................................153 Mein Satz.................................................. 80 Mirrors........................................................ 110 My Room.................................................... 111


Nachtgesichter..................................143 Nesting Endless.................................. 66 Never Meant to Be Seen.........166 News From Home. News to Home...................................132 Nur ein Augenblick......................... 112 One Year................................................... 167 Order in Chaos – Chaos in Order.................................... 113 Paraísos..................................................... 114 Paris, Pantelimon............................154 Pastry Friday........................................ 167 Die Pförtnerin........................................ 81 A Pile of Ghosts.................................. 44 Portrait of Nowness...................... 115 portrayed by.........................................154 Precious_LIEBEnsWERT............ 116 PUR.................................................................. 66 Quintessence......................................168 re–GEO/ristrutturare qualcosa...................................................168 Read My Breasts............................... 117 Reisen.........................................................143 Der Riss.....................................................144 Rösl’s Suitcase................................... 118 Rosa im Schloss...............................144 Ruletista!..................................................144

Sanatorium Druzhba....................155 Schlafwandler.....................................145 Sekundenarbeiten............................ 67 Singing in Oblivion........................... 67 The Smallest of Worlds.............185 Sohn.............................................................. 176 Soldat Ahmet ....................................... 37 Der Soldat Monika.......................... 119 So sind wir nicht..............................146 the song nobody knows...........185 Sonic Body 2.0................................... 169 Sparschwein........................................... 82 Stampfers Traum............................. 169 Der stille Sturm................................. 120 Stories From the Sea.................... 45 Straight vs. Curved....................... 170 Swimming Pool.................................... 83 Tagebuch eines Optimisten.............................................. 121 Die Tagträume des Nikolaus Habjan............................... 122 Talszenen................................................... 68 Tauchen....................................................... 55 Tehran Recyclers............................... 68 Those Next to Us.............................155 Three Days, My Friend................. 50 to be continued.................................186 Train Again............................................... 69 Trog................................................................ 123 under the microscope.................. 69

Vakuum........................................................ 46 Verborgene Räume....................... 124 Verfluchte ewige Jugend.........................................................146 Verschwinden – Izginjanje.................................................. 125 Video_70................................................. 170 Videoletter.............................................. 171 Walderfahrung.................................... 171 Was man empfindet ist Angst................................................... 147 Was soll man machen – Vor Entzücken?..................................133 Wenn wir einander hören............................................................ 126 Wer wir einmal sein wollten.......................................................... 84 What They Feel..................................177 Where Is Ida?......................................... 85 Will my parents come to see me?............................. 147 Wind................................................................. 61 With Love, My Friend..................... 51 Zusammenleben..............................127 Zwischennutzung.............................. 47


Index Directors

Ahnelt Josephine............................... 66 Anil Özgür................................................. 84 Antonova Ani........................................ 161 Balcinovic Adnan.............................186 Bergmann Birgit............................... 176 Blitz Betty...............................................168 Bogendorfer Anatol....................... 95 Borries Friedrich von................... 36 Brauneis Sebastian........................ 34 Brossmann Jakob............................. 36 Brunner Uwe.......................................185 Burger Joerg.......................................... 112 Camhy Adina....................................... 162 Celik Helin............................................. 124 Centner Gregor................................153 Cohen Jem............................................... 78 Copony Katharina.......................... 126 Covi Tizza................................................. 121 Cuzuioc Pavel...................................... 113 Czernovsky Milena......................... 35 Dabernig Josef.................................. 167 Dextro.org.............................................. 170 de Dios Rodríguez Enar............183 Durst Alice................................................ 91 Egermann Eva.....................................182 Enzi Dominik.......................................... 55 Ertl Paul.....................................................144

Fleischhacker Fintan...................137 Frimmel Rainer................................... 121 Fürhapter Thomas..........................127 Fürst Maximilian..............................143 Ghahremani Samira......... 102, 175 Ghanie Alireza..................................... 110 Gleissinger Bianca........................... 89 Gmeiner Sophie.................................. 60 Greitemann Judith..........................154 Grenzfurthner Johannes......... 100 Grill Michaela........................................ 69 Groen Elke..............................................166 Hammel Johannes.................74, 122 Handke Amina...................................... 80 Harawe Mo............................................ 147 Heller Eve.................................................. 67 Hetzenauer Bernhard..................155 Hirneise Rebecca............................ 147 Hochleitner Gabriele................... 123 Hochstöger Hans.............................. 40 Holzhausen Johannes.................. 151 Honetschläger Edgar..................... 75 Horwath Alexander........................ 101 Hund Harald............................. 155, 159 j. f. sebastian.......................................107

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Kalkhofer Daniel.............................109 Kanter Eginhartz.............................164 Kassmannhuber Matthias......186 Kaufmann Barbara........................ 104 Kerekes Krisztina............................163 Kindlinger Stefan............................... 65 Klopf Karl-Heinz................................. 66 Kogler Florian......................................146 Kohlberger Rainer..........................185 Kovačič Dieter.................................... 162 Kowalski Dariusz............................... 47 Krautgasser Annja........................... 68 Kraxner Lilith......................................... 35 Krebitz Gudrun..................................163 Kremser Elsa.......................................... 97 Krepp Matthias..................................145 Kudláček Martina............................106 Kumar Sandeep.................................. 76 Kutin Peter............................................... 65 Ladner Lukas.......................................... 41 Langer Tobias...................................... 142 Lanwehr Helen...................................154 Lapin Aleksey........................................ 42 Lennard Elizabeth............................ 118 Lenz Jannis............................................... 37 Liebich Wolf-Maximilian..........144 Ludwig Melanie.................................160 Lurf Johann............................................ 167


Mair Carola............................................. 116 Makris Anita.........................................146 Malinowski Filip Antoni............... 83 Mathes Gabriele................................ 151 Melach Alexander............................. 98 Merlic Rebecca.................................184 Mračnikar Andrina......................... 125 Müller Luise............................................ 96 Nagy Kálmán........................................138 Nasmyth Laura..................................164 Neubacher Christian...................... 91 Niel Clemens......................................... 55 NO1................................................................ 169 Oberhumer Georg.......................... 175 Ofner Astrid Johanna..................133 Ovtcharov Dimiter........................... 161 Parkes Helen Hideko Aihara.....................................139 Pelet Valérie........................................... 59 Perschon Christiana...................... 67 Peter Levin............................................... 97 Petschnig Maria................................. 131 Pfaffenbichler Norbert................ 26 Pfaundler Caspar............................105 Pflaum Franziska.............................165 Pilz Michael.....................................50, 51 Pochlatko Florian............................ 152 Poet Paul................................................... 119 Prazak Jan...............................................138 Putz Martin............................................... 61

Rabl Katharina....................................183 Raidel Ella................................................. 44 Rauchensteiner Meinhard.....160 Razkövi Adele........................................ 65 Rechinsky Juri............................ 92, 115 Renoldner Thomas......................... 169 Riha Karoline........................................ 171 Rinner Lukas Valenta..................145 Roisz Billy................................................ 162 Rozo Marthin........................................ 181 Ruhm Constanze............................... 94

Tempea Gabriel.................................154 Tendl Dominik Galleya................. 55 Thym Cordula......................................182 Tiller Georg.............................................. 99 Tomicek Timotheus.......................158 Treml Gerhard.....................................165 Trischler Clara.......................... 114, 181 Tröbinger Lorenz.............................. 176 Tscherkassky Peter......................... 69

Sackl Albert..........................................158 Salomonowitz Anja........................ 117 Schiehsl Johannes.......................... 170 Schlösser Katrin................................. 93 Schmidl Sebastian.......................... 141 Schönwiese Fridolin.....................103 Scholin Birgit........................................ 141 Schranz Kristina................................. 46 Schreiber Lotte..................... 139, 152 Schuster Nikki...................................... 68 Schwarz Christoph.......................... 82 Schwentner Michaela.................168 Sehuanes Juan Felipe.................. 181 Simunic Katharina............................ 60 Solnicki Gastón................................... 79 Spielmann Anton.............................184 Spitzer Simon.........................153, 177 Stauber Edith...................................... 159 Stejskal Valentin..............................137 Stuhl Monika.......................................... 111 Swoboda Katharina......................182

Wakolbinger Konrad....................... 90 Weberhofer Stefanie.................... 171 Wetscher Manuel............................ 142 Wieczorek Jola..................................... 45 Winter Martin......................................143 Wolfszahn Marie Alice.................. 81 Wollner Sandra..................................... 21 Woschitz Thomas............................140 Wüst Ludwig........................................... 77

Ventzislavova Borjana................132

Zdesar Judith......................................... 43 Zenk Conny............................................ 161 Zerr Cristina Yurena..................... 120 Zizenbacher Markus....................108 Zöpnek Petra......................................... 85 Zwirchmayr Antoinette................. 18, 59, 140, 166


Photo Credits

pages 2–3, p 84 © Özgür Anil p 6–7, 40 © Hans Hochstöger p 8 BMKÖS © Peter Lechner/HBF p 10–11, 47 © Dariusz Kowalski p 16–17, 18–19, 59, 140, 166 © Antoinette Zwirchmayr p 22 © Sandra Wollner p 24–25 © Norbert Pfaffenbichler p 26 © Pascal Petignat p 30–31, 43 © Judith Zdesar p 32–33, 34, 52–53, 72–73, 134–135 © Sebastian Brauneis p 35 © Milena Czernovsky & Lilith Kraxner p 36 © Jakob Brossmann & Friedrich von Borries/ Finali Film & Wortschatz Produktion p 37 © Jakob Fuhr/ Panama Film p 38–39, 41, 56–57, 86–87, 148–149 © Lukas Ladner/ Golden Girls Filmproduktion & Bunny Beach Film p 40 © Hans Hochstöger p 42 © Aleksey Lapin/ Horse&Fruits Filmproduktion p 44 © Ella Raidel p 45 © Jola Wieczorek & Serafin Spitzer p 46 © Kristina Schranz p 48–49, 62–63, 69 l., 128–129, 156–157 © Peter Tscherkassky p 50–51 © Michael Pilz p 54 l. © Dominik Enzi p 54 r. © Clemens Niel p 59 l. © Valérie Pelet p 60 l. © Katharina Simunic p 60 r. © Sophie Gmeiner p 61 © Martin Putz p 65 l. © Adele Razkövi p 65 r. © Peter Kutin & Florian Kindlinger p 66 l. © Karl-Heinz Klopf p 66 r. © Josephine Ahnelt p 67 l. © Christiana Perschon p 67 r. © Eve Heller

p 68 l. © Annja Krautgasser p 68 r. © Nikki Schuster p 69 r. © Michaela Grill p 70–71, 89 © Bianca Gleissinger/Mischief Films p 74, 122 © Johannes Hammel p 75 © Edgar Honetschläger p 76 © Sandeep Kumar p 77 © Klemens Koscher & Ludwig Wüst p 78 © Jem Cohen/ Little Magnet Films p 79 © Gastón Solnicki & Rui Poças/ Little Magnet Films p 80 © Amina Handke p 81, 200–201 © Marie Alice Wolfszahn/Shefoxfilm P 82 © Christoph Schwarz p 83 © Soleil Film p 85 © Petra Zöpnek p 90 © Konrad Wakolbinger/ FreibeuterFilm p 91 © Alice Durst & Christian Neubacher p 92 © Juri Rechinsky/ Horse&Fruits Filmproduktion p 93 © Katrin Schlösser/ KGP Filmproduktion p 94 © Hannes Böck p 95 © Anatol Bogendorfer p 96 © Luise Müller p 97 © Elsa Kremser & Levin Peter/ RAUMZEITFILM Produktion p 98 © Alexander Melach p 99 © Georg Tiller p 100 © Florian Hofer & Johannes Grenzfurthner p 101 © Alexander Horwath p 102, 175 l. © Samira Ghahremani p 103 © Fridolin Schönwiese p 104 © Barbara Kaufmann p 105 © Caspar Pfaundler p 106 © Kurt Kren/sixpackfilm p 107 © Cronos Film p 108 © Markus Zizenbacher

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p 109 © Daniel Kalkhofer p 110 © Alireza Ghanie p 111 © Monika Stuhl p 112 © Joerg Burger p 113, 188–189 © Pavel Cuzuioc p 114 © Clara Trischler/ Horse&Fruits Filmproduktion p 115 © Juri Rechinsky p 116 © Carola Mair p 117 © Martin Putz/ Golden Girls Filmproduktion p 118 © Elizabeth Lennard/ PLAESION Film + Vision p 119 © Paul Poet/FreibeuterFilm p 120 © Cristina Yurena Zerr p 121 © Rainer Frimmel & Tizza Covi/Vento Film p 123 © Gabriele Hochleitner p 124 © Raquel Fernández Nuñez & Helin Celik p 125 © Andrina Mračnikar/ Soleil Film p 126 © Katharina Copony/ KGP Filmproduktion p 127 © Thomas Fürhapter/ Mischief Films p 131 © Maria Petschnig p 132 © Borjana Ventzislavova p 133 © Astrid J. Ofner p 137 l. © Valentin Stejskal p 137 r. © Fintan Fleischhacker p 138 l. © Johannes Höß p 138 r. © Kálmán Nagy p 139 l., 152 r. © Lotte Schreiber p 139 r. © Camillo Rakoš & Helen Hideko Aihara Parkes p 140 l. © Thomas Woschitz & Enzo Brandner p 141 l. © Victoria Herbig p 141 r. © Birgit Scholin p 142 l. © Tobias Langer p 142 r. © Manuel Wetscher p 143 l. © Martin Winter p 143 r. © Maximilian Fürst p 144 l., 192–193 © Paul Ertl p 144 r. © Wolf-Maximilian Liebich p 145 l. © Lukas Valenta Rinner/ Nabis Filmgroup


p 145 r. © Matthias Krepp p 146 l. © Andi Widmer p 146 r. © Anita Makris p 147 l. © Sonia Borkowicz p 147 r. © Mo Harawe p 151 l. © Johannes Holzhausen p 151 r. © Gabriele Mathes p 152 l. © Florian Pochlatko p 153 l., 177 © Simon Spitzer p 153 r. © Gregor Centner p 154 l. © Gabriel Tempea p 154 r. © Judith Greitemann & Helen Lanwehr p 155 l., 159 l. © Harald Hund p 155 r. © Bernhard Hetzenauer p 158 l. © Timotheus Tomicek p 158 r. © Albert Sackl p 159 r. © Edith Stauber p 160 l. © Meinhard Rauchen­ steiner/dz-productions p 160 r. © Melanie Ludwig p. 161 l. © Conny Zenk p 161 r. © Ani Antonova & Dimiter Ovtcharov/ Kopfkino – Verein für alte und neue Medien p 162 l. © Adina Camhy p 162 r. © Dieter Kovačič & Billy Roisz p 163 l. © Gudrun Krebitz p 163 r. © Krisztina Kerekes p 164 l. © Eginhartz Kanter p 164 r. © Laura Nasmyth p 165 l. © Gerhard Treml p 165 r. © Niki Waltl/Amerikafilm p 166 r. © Elke Goen p 167 l. © Johann Lurf p 167 r. © Josef Dabernig p 168 1. © Betty Blitz P 168 r. © Michaela Schwentner p 169 l. © NO1 p 169 r. © Thomas Renoldner p 170 l. © Johannes Schiehsl p 170 r. © Dextro.org p 171 l. © Karoline Riha p 171 r. © Stefanie Weberhofer p 172–173, 175 r. © Georg Oberhumer

p 176 l. © Birgit Bergmann p 176 r. © Lorenz Tröbinger p 178–179, 182 l. © Eva Egermann & Cordula Thym p 181 l. © Clara Trischler p 181 r. © Marthin Rozo & Juan Felipe Sehuanes p 182 r. © Katharina Swoboda p 183 l. © Enar de Dios Rodríguez p 183 r. © Royal Brunei Airlines p 184 l. © Anton Spielmann p 184 r. © Rebecca Merlic p 185 l. © Uwe Brunner p 185 r. © Rainer Kohlberger p 186 © Adnan Balcinovic & Matthias Kassmannhuber p 190 © Diagonale/ Miriam Raneburger All photos edited by Walter Lendl





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