Ann Arbor Awards 2019

we happily announce that again several films from sixpackfilm´s distribution program have been amongst prize winners at this year´s Ann Arbor Film Festival: Phantom Ride Phantom by Siegfried Fruhauf received one of the Jury Awards, 60 Elephants. Episodes of a Theory by Sasha Pirker and Michael Klein got the The No Violence Award. At the Horizon by Manuel Knapp and Makino Takashi has been nominated with the Tíos Award for Best International Film and last not least did the Leon Speakers Award for Best Sound Design go to Screen by Matthias Müller und Christoph Giradet. We are overwhelmed ! Congratulationen to all the artists!
List of award-winners

Award for "Best Camera" to SHE IS THE OTHER GAZE by Christiana Perschon

Congratulations to Christiana Perschon for receiving Best Camera Documentary for her engaged and beautiful She is the other gaze at this year´s Diagonale – Festival of the Austrian Film.
List of all prizes, winners and jury-statments can be found here
Congratulationen to all other award-winners as well !


The ongoing high number of selected films from Austria at world´s oldest filmfestival dedicated to experimental cinema can be read as indicator for the long-standing high quality of domestic film production: In it´s 56th edition Ann Arbor Filmfestival 2019 will come up with US premiere of Gustav Deutsch´s how we live – messages to the family or Bernhard Hetzenauer´s festival runner A God´s Shadow as well as new works by Anna Vasof or Siegfried Fruhauf and further titles from sixpackfilm´s catalogue. Thank you for the confidence !

Tribute to Gustav Deutsch at Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival 2019

Focussing on two main topics in his cinematographic work, the film archive and the home movie, the extended retrospective at this year´s Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival will include both his famous archival found footage Trilogy “FILM IST” as well as Gustav´s latest film HOW WE LIVEMESSAGES TO THE FAMILY which entirely consists of so called home movie material from the last century to today´s mobile-phone clips of a journey he did. Program details and line-up

THE IMPOSSIBLE IMAGE and IMPERIAL VALLEY awarded with the "Prize of the German Filmcritics"

Congratulations !!!
Lukas Marxt has been awarded with the Prize of the German Filmcritics for his festival-hit Imperial Valley in the category Experimental Film while Sandra Wollner’s wonderful debutfilm The Impossible Image received the award for Best Fiction and Best Editing (Stephan Bechinger)
List of Winners 2018

Berlinale Shorts will show a new film by Rainer Kohlberger

“… and it happened again” !
Once again Berlinale Shorts selected an experimental shortfilm by Rainer Kohlberger into their program. The latest piece by the versatile media artist it has to be lived once and dreamed twice is running for a Golden Bear in the shortfilm competition.

CAVALCADE by Johann Lurf and THE TREE by Henry Hills at the Rotterdam Film Festival 2019

After last year’s huge festival success of his feature Johann Lurf already presents another short – “Cavalcade” – which will celebrate his world premiere at the upcoming Rotterdam Film Festival (jan 23 – feb 3, 2019). Same does Vienna based US-artist Henry Hills with his wonderful structural short “The Tree”.
IFFR 2019 line-up

The new generation of female directors from Austria at Max Ophuehl Award 2019

This year’s selection at Germany’s most important film festival for newcomers MAX OPHUELS AWARD mirrors the outstanding quality of young Austrian (female!) filmmaking: from january 14th some of these are celebrating their international premieres there:
RED EARTH WHITE SNOW by Christine Moderbacher in the Dokumentary Competition, within the Shortfilm Competition In Heaven´s Meadow by Magdalena Chmielewska, Snowman by Leni Gruber and Boomerang by Kurdwin Ayub, as well as Josephine Ahnelt´s Winter Bees in the New Horizons Section

ANIMISTICA by Nikki Schuster in SUNDANCE 2019

We are very pleased ! Again a film from our distibution program has been invited to US-american Sundance Film Festival in Park City: The eery-beauteous animation animistica by Stop-Motion artist Nikki Schuster will play in the Animated Shorts. Congratulations Nikki!
line-up sundance-shorts 2019