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INDEX-DVD Nr.49: FRIEDL KUBELKA VOM GRÖLLER – One Is Not Enough. Photography & Film Buch // DVD // Magazin
Edited by Dietmar Schwärzler
Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König and INDEX Edition
The heart of Friedl Kubelka´s photographic work (who as a filmmaker goes by the name of Friedl vom Gröller) is constituted by portraiture . whether she captures friends, acquaintances, family members, filmmakers, artists or simply clients, each for the most part gazing directly into the camera. Since 1972 to the present, Kubelka has also placed herself in front of the camera for her project Jahresportraits (Yearly Portraits) in which she mercilessly documents the process of aging.
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INDEX-DVD Nr.48: Peter Tscherkassky – Exquisite Ecstasies
No matter how various the imagery of Blood-Letting, Film of Love, Holiday Film, tabula rasa or The Exquisite Corpus, each of these films crystalizes an essential impulse at the heart of my entire artistic work: to expose the utterly distinct nature of analog film in all its unique beauty, a potential and vision neither available nor transferrable to any other medium. (Peter Tscherkassky)
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ARENA by Björn Kämmerer invited to TIFF 2018

Austro-German artist Björn Kämmerer seems to be a frequenter at Toronto International Film Festival ! His latest film ARENA has just been selected into the Wavenlength-Section, the festival’s line for experimental filmmaking. ARENA will be presented in its original 70mm shooting format.
Watch out for it: friday, sept 7, 9pm TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 1

Sarajevo Film Festival 2018: Grand Entrance of the Young

A new generation makes its strong appearance @ Sarajevo Film Festival!
Leni Gruber, Samira Ghahremani and Michaela Taschek have been selected with their films Snowman, Voltage und Doppelgaenger into the short sections of renowned Sarajewo Film Festivals 2018. Congratulations !

HOMO LUDENS - Arkipel Festival in Jakarta shows program of sixpackfilms

Gerald Weber from sixpackfilm has been invited to contribute with a curated program for the festival focus on Homo Ludens at this year´s Arkipel – Jakarta Documentary and Experimental Film Festival. Including works by Anna Vasof, Robert Cambrinus, Mara Mattuschka, Lukas Marxt a.o.
Program in Detail

Kurt Kren: Lord of Frames - Program touring Japan

Tokyo´s Image Forum organizes a tour of films by Austrian AvantGarde filmmaker and master of structural film Kurt Kren through several japanese cities.
The films have recently been restaured and digitized by the Austrian Filmmuseum. Brigitta Burger-Utzer, manger of sixpackfilm and curator of this program will give a lecture in Kyoto.
8–12 august Spiral Hall, Tokyo
4–12 august Theater Image Forum, Tokyo
21-24 august Kyoto Art Center
25-26 august Lumen gallery, Kyoto
september Yokohama Museum of Art
26–30 september Aichi Arts Center Art Space, Nagoya

Warmest thanks for the support by the Austrian Cultural Forum in Tokyo

Brigitta Burger-Utzer honored with Austrian Art Award!

The co-founder and long-time head of sixpackfilm – Brigitta Burger-Utzer – is awarded with the Austrian Art Award for Film 2017 by the Federal Chancellery on July 12th.
The jury stated as reason for the distinction her extraordinary merits for the international mediation and publicity of the Austrian art films.

We are thrilled about this tribute and would like to congratulate Brigitta for her outstandig and well deserved success!

sixpackfilm @ Karlovy Vary

… again good news from the Festivalworld: Karlovy Vary International Film Festival selected again a couple of “sixpack-films” into the programs of it´s 53rd edition this year: Next to Johann Lurf´s successful Starfilm , Gouvernment House by Herwig Weiser, Phantom Ride Phantom by Siegfried Fruhauf and Imperial Valley- cultivated run-off by Lukas Marxt have been choosen to run in the IMAGINA section. We are very proud !
here for program notes and schedules

'Friedl vom Gröller: Close Up' in A Coruña

Friedl vom Gröller: Close-Up is the title of the filmseries dedicated to the artist at the famous film festival Mostra de Cinema Periférico devoted exclusively to experimental film art. The life and time observed in close-up. Not only or not necessarily as a reference to this way of framing, but to the closeness with the observed subject and the nature of the portrait that comes out of it.
Programs: Dietmar Schwärzler, sixpackfilm.

For more information please visit the official website of Mostra de Cinema Periférico

The festival also offers the program Kurt Kren Punk Maths preceded by a lecture of Nicky Hamlyn
more here