Sebastian Brameshuber´s IN, OVER & OUT awarded in Belgrad

IN,OVER & OUT , Sebastian Brameshuber’s structural and media-historical study, has received a recognition as Important Cinematic Works at this year´s Belgrade Alternative Film & Video Festival. Congratulations Sebastian !


More good news for Selma Doborac: Those Shocking Shaking Days has been awarded as Winnig Film by the jury of the Austrian Competition at This Human World Film Festival in Vienna. Congrats!

numerous awards during october and november festivals !

congrats to all the award-winners of last weeks festivals:
Kurdwin Ayub: Paradise! Paradise! => Duisburg: Carte Blanche – Newcomer Award & => Sevilla: Best non fiction film
Luz Capelle: Forest of Echoes => Brno: Student Jury Award & => Cork: Shorts Award (Oscar® qualifying!)
Katharina Copony: Moghen paris – and the come along => Viennale: MehrWertPreis of Erste Bank
Selma Doborac: Those Shocking Shaking Days => Belgrad Free Zone: Special Mention
Simon Spitzer: Bringing in the Woods => Tallinn Black Nights: Sleepwalker Main Award
Paul Wenninger: Uncanny Valley => Limassol: Jury Main Award

Zagreb: FK – FRIEDL KUBELKA One Is Not Enough - Photografy and Film

Opening soon: FK – FRIEDL KUBELKA One Is Not Enough curated by Dietmar Schwärzler/sixpackfilm focusing on Austrian Photo and Film Artist Friedl Kubelka aka Friedl vom Gröller. From november 4th to 26th at Galerija SC in Zagreb/Croatia

Buenos Aires - BIM Bienal de la Imagem en Moviemiento with strong Austrian presence

Upcoming BIM Bienal de la Imagem en Moviemiento at Argentina´s capital (november 3-13) will give place for Masterclasses of Peter Tscherkassky and Eve Heller as well as two curated programs on Austrian Experimental Cinema presented by Gerald Weber/sixpackfilm.

THOSE SHOCKING SHAKING DAYS in Sarajewo und Belgrade

Selma Doborac’s impressing filmic essay Those Shocking Shaking Days will open Pravo Ljudski Film Festival in Sarajewo on november 9th and will also be screened on november 13 during Free Zone Film Festival in Belgrade. Watch out for it!

Retrospective Norbert Pfaffenbichler in Braunschweig

The International Filmfestival Braunschweig (7.-13.11.2016) in collaboration with Braunschweig University of the Arts dedicates a larger retrospective to the Austrian media artist Norbert Pfaffenbichler.
Program details

IndieCork promotes sixpackfilm

we are proud and grateful for having a special focus at this year’s IndieCork Film Festival !
Siegfried Fruhauf will represent sixpackfilm at introduce a selection of recent Austrian shorts of all genres. If you happen to be in Cork these days watch out for: IndieEye 1: sixpackfilm on Fri, 14, 2pm @ Gate Cinema !

"Uncanny Valley" nominated for CÈSAR 2017

Fantastic news: Paul Wenninger’s amazing stop-animation about two front-soldiers during WW I Uncanny Valley (co-produced by Films de Force Majeure) was niminated in the first round for the french César 2017, major award by the french filmacademy, in the category “Short Animation”.

Brno16 - Art Makes Us Stronger

Gerald Weber was invited to curate a program of Austrian Shorts on this year´s festival’s main topic at Brno16 (Oct 10-15): Art Makes Us Stronger. With films by Robert Gambrinus, Gabriele Mathes, Mirjam Bajtala, Thomas Renoldner a.o. -> more on the festival site

CINEMA FUTURE by Michael Palm celebrates premiere @ Venice

sixpackfilm is proud to announce the world premiere of the new outstanding documentary Cinema Future by Michael Palm at the 73. Venice Film Festival. Michael Palm presents his long awaited essay about the future of film, archives and cinema on Friday 2nd at Sala Casino at 5 pm. Read about the film

BREAKING GROUND @ Tel Aviv & Jerusalem

Five programs of the large retrospective on the history of Austrian avant-garde cinema will make station in Israel soon. Under the title BREAKING GROUND on August 31st in the Cinemathek Tel Aviv, and on September 1st in the Cinemathek Jerusalem

FID 2016 : Award & Honorable Mention for Selma Doborac

After Diagonale (Best Sounddesign Documentary) and Crossing Europe Linz (Local Artist Award) Selma Doborac´s debut film Those Shocking Shaking Days has received two further recognitions at it´s international premiere at FID-Marseille, the Prix George de Beauregard International as well as a Mention Spéciale by the jury of the First-Film-competition. Congratulations !

sixpackfilm @ FID-Marseille 2016

Joyous News: Those Shocking Shaking Days, Selma Doborac´s awarded Essayfilm about the question of the “Representation of War” will celebrate it’s international premiere at upcoming FID-Marseille (July 12-18,2016) within the international competition.
Further sixpack-titles in the official selection of FID 2016: SELF by Claudia Larcher, the long time portrait Max Turnheim by Friedl von Gröller as well as These Walls were built by Donald Judd by Sasha Pirker.

sixpackfilm @ Karlovy Vary IFF 2016

We are happy about the selection of various sixpack-films to the upcoming International Film Festival Karlovy Vary (1.-9.7.2016): Lampedusa by Peter Schreiner, recently awarded in Belgrade and at the Vatikan Film Festival, shows up in the Imagina-Sektion, like Vintage Print (Siegfried Fruhauf) as well as In, Over & Out (Sebastian Brameshuber). Luz Olivares Capelle´s Forest of Echoes will be screened as part of Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers to Follow – Watch out for it !

Awards at Chicago Underground Film Fest

… again good festival news ! Reknown Chicago Underground Film Festival gives the Prize for Best Photography to Vintage Print by Siegfried Fruhauf, Joerg Burger´s beautiful Focus on Infinity received an Honorable Mention for “astounding cinematography and locations” – Congratulationen to Joerg and Siegfried !

Lampdusa wins at Filmfestival Innsbruck

Wonderful news! Peter Schreiner’s latest film Lampedusa received the Prize of the Town Innsbruck for Documentary at recent “International Film Festival Innsbruck“ – Congratulations to Peter and his team !

Whatever Happened to Gelitin, 23.6.2016 @ TBA21 Augarten

Film & Party: “Whatever happened to Gelitin:“, Angela Christlieb´s breathtaking Collagefilm on the artist´s collective Gelitin will be shown for the first time in Vienna at TBA21/Atelier Augarten on June 23 – Opening: 7pm / filmstart 8.30pm – It will be fun!!!

"Raining Awards" @ VIS 2016

Congratulations to Siegfried Fruhauf for receiving Best International Animation/AvantGarde-Film for Vintage Print, Maria Luz Capelle who’s mysterious Forest of Echoes was awarded as Best Austrian Shortfilm and Paul Wenninger for the Prize of the Youth-Jury for his amazing Uncanny Valley
All these just during recently closed VIS VIENNA INDEPENDENT SHORTS
We are very happy and also like to congratulate all further award winners !

Oberhausen 2016 (2): International Competition

Three strong (female) positions from sixpackfilm´s recent distribution program have been invited into the International Competition (IW) of upcoming Oberhausen Int. Shortfilm Festival (May 5–10, 2016):
Perlenmeere/Seas of Pearls by Katrina Daschner (IW 1), EXOMOON by Gudrun Krebitz (IW 6) and SOFERN REAL/SO FAR REAL by Mirjam Bajtala (IW 9).
Congratulations to Katrina, Gudrun and Mirjam !
Festival timetable

Oberhausen 2016 (1): Profil-program Josef Dabernig

International Shortfilm Festival Oberhausen (May 5 – 10, 2016) dedicates one of its Profil-programs to Austrian artist and filmmaker Josef Dabernig with 3 screenings and a photo exhibition.

"Those Shocking Shaking Days" wins ex aequo CROSSING EUROPE AWARD / LOCAL ARTIST

Conratulationen to Selma Doborac for receiving the Local Artist Award for her reflexive documentary Those Shocking Shaking Days at the Crossing Europe Film Festival in Linz/AT !(Ex aequo with Korida by Sinisa Vidovic)

Architecture Films by Karl-Heinz Klopf at BAFICI Festival in Buenos Aires

BAFICI Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cinema Independiente (April 12.-24.2016) gives special attention to Austrian artist and filmmaker Karl-Heinz Klopf with 3 programs of his architecture films”. Beside his latest films A Tropical House (2015) and Tower House (2013), which are distributed by sixpackfilm one can see also his earlier works. Program in detail & schedule at BAFICI-site

Two sixpackfilm-Carte Blanche programs at the Dresden Shortfilmfest

We are extremely happy about the tribute given to sixpackfilm with two Carte Blanche programs at the upcoming Dresden International Short Film Fest (April 12-17, 2016):
SUPERHIGHSPEEDSLOWMOTION and Where the streets have no name.

Focus on Austria @ GoShort Nijmegen 2016

Netherland´s International Short Film Festival at Nijmegen GoShort (April 6-10, 2016) dedicates their country focus to Austria, including a program of recent experimentals from sixpackfilm. We feel very honoured !
program details here

Diagonale 2016: Awards for "sixpackfilm-artists"

Congratulations to Kurdwin Ayub (für Paradies! Paradies! -> Best Camera Doc) , Maria Luz Olivares Capelle (Forest of Echoes -> Best Short Fiction + Thomas Pluch Script Award) und Selma Doborac (Those Shocking Shaking Days -> Best Sound Doc) as well as to all the other award-winners at this year´s Diagonale – Festival of Austrian Film !

Eden's Edge wins GRAND Prix in Clermont-Ferrand

Both in the feature as well in the short version EDENs EDGE by Gerhard Treml & Leo Calice (=ONLSD) continues its international success. At recent Shortfilm Festival in Clermont-Ferrand the “Three Shorts from the Californian Dessert” were awarded with the Grand Prix in the Lab Competition ! We are impressed ! Congratulations !

sixpackfilm @ Clermont-Ferrand 2016

One of the world´s biggest international short film festivals, the one in Clermont-Ferrand has selected three titles from sixpackfilm’s distribution into their competitions: Paul Wenninger´s Austrian-French co-production Uncanny Valley will compete in the National Section, Peter Tscherkassky´s The Exquisite Corpus and Eden´s Edge by O.N.L.S.D. in the Lab-Competition Congratulations to the directors and their teams !

Rotterdam Film Festival 2016: sixpackfilms selected

We are more than happy to announce again the selection of various films being premiered at upcoming Rotterdam International Filmfestival (27.1.-7.2.2016):
Lampedusa by Peter Schreiner celebrates its international premiere, Navigator by Björn Kämmmerer its european premiere after Toronto Filmfestival and not even nothing can be free of ghosts by Rainer Kohlberger its world´s first appearance in the Tiger Shorts Awards.
Furtheron in the program: The Exquisite Corpus, Peter Tscherkassky´s most recent masterpiece and trespass by Paul Wenninger in the DINAMO distributor’s programm

latest Siegfried Fruhauf-Film: VINTAGE PRINT selected at Berlinale Shorts !

Vintage Print, Siegfried Fruhauf’s latest breathtaking visual poem, will have it’s international premiere with the upcoming Berlinale Shorts Competition of Berlinale Film festival 2016 – congratulations Sigi !!!!