Sundance is reaching out for the stars and selected ★ by Johann Lurf

Sensation! Upcoming Sundance Film Festival has selected Johann Lurf´s impressive found-footage-travel to the stars to explore their New Territories Section
The film will celebrate its international premiere there.
We are more than happy !

Winner Austrian Competition @ THW2018 "What the Wind Took Away"

Wonderful news: What The Wind Took Away vobyn Helin Celik and Martin Klingenböck is the Winner of the Austrian Competition at this years This Human World Festival in Vienna. Congratgulations!

VALIE EXPORT programs touring in Spain

Austrian feminist artist and video pioneer VALIE EXPORT is dedicated several personal shows in Spain throughout the upcoming months: starting point is Gijon Film Festival showing a larger retrospective, introduced and accompanied by Brigitta Burger-Utzer from sixpackfilm. Upcoming stations are Tabakalera in San Sebastian and Filmoteca de Cantabria in Santander in december and january.

more awards

we are more than happy to send our congratulations to Wolfgang Pfoser-Almer and Stefan Wolner whose Late Blossom Blues was achieved the Audience Award for Best Doc at US-Naples Film Festival. And congratulations to Sandra Wollner who received the Förderpreis für Filmkunst der Nationalgalerie Berlin for her convincing first feature Das unmögliche Bild / The impossible Image
Last not least was ATELIER DE CONVERSATION awarded with the ARTE-Award for Best Documentary at the Duisbuger Filmweek last weekend ! Congrats to Bernhard Braunstein ! :-)


Wonderful news from Portugal: Selma Doborac´s already multiple awarded film Those Shocking Shaking Days wins also at this year´s DocLisboa in Lisbon one of the festival´s major awards, the TVCine Channels Award for Best First Feature-Length Film. Congratulations !

LATE BLOSSOM BLUES with ongoing success on festival-tour

The portrait of today 85 year old Blues guitarist and singer Leo “Bud” Welch, whose carreer startet when he became 81, sensitively and impressively put in scene by Wolfgang Pfoser-Almer and Stefan Wolner, can be seen these days at the Hofer Filmdays in Germany, at Florida’s Naples Film Festival and in a couple of weeks at the Mekka of Music-Documentaries, the Doc´n Roll-Festival in London. Watch out for it !

sixpackfilm - a tribute @ Close-up/London and The Cube/Bristol

We are very happy about the invitation of two thematic programs as a tribute to sixpackfilm at London’s Close-up-Cinema on oct 27th and at The Cube Cinema in Bristol on oct 28th & 29th. Gerald Weber will be present to introduce the programs – thanks to the generous support of the Austrian Cultural Forum in London. Program details on our FB-site

Viennale 2017

We are very happy that sixpackfilm will be represented again at the upcoming Viennale 2017 (19.10. – 2.11.2017) with a number of new films. Johann Lurf’s epic found-footage-film will premiere as well as new works by Siegfried Fruhauf, Friedl vom Gröller, Elke Groen or O.N.L.S.D. beside new sixpack-artists like Sasha Reichstein and Bernhard Hetzenauer. All program-details and screening dates take from the Viennale-site

HOW WE LIVE by Gustav Deutsch @ Montréal Festival du Nouveau Cinéma

We are extremely happy to announce a world premiere and two further selections for the upcoming Festival du Nouveau Cinéma Montréal (oct 4-15 2017) ! Gustav Deutsch’s latest movie how we live – messages to the family will have it’s World Premiere in Montréal on october 8th in presence of the filmmaker.
Further selected within the section LES ALCHIMISTES NOUVEAUX: Siegfried Fruhauf´s FUDDY DUDDY and Ben Pointekers IMPASSENGER – all details at the festival pages

TICINO by Friedl vom Gröller selected at TIFF / Wavelength

Great news: like in the previous years one of Friedl vom Gröller´s personal and contemplating 16mm-shorts has been selected for the Wavelength section of reknown Toronto International Film Festival. TICINO will celebrate it World Premiere on this occasion. details & schedule: TIFF/Wavelength

Focus on Austria at Marienbad Film Festival

Located in the famous czech Spa City Marienbad, the first edition of the Marienbad Fim Festival will focus on recent austrian experimental film. In two programs within the Cinema Excelsior section one can see selected movies by Peter Tscherkassky, Rainer Kohlberger, Billy Roisz und Dieter Kovacic, Siegfried Fruhauf and many more. Starting on August 29th. Program details on the festivals FB-site

Robert Cambrinus wins Grand Prix with A DAD at Poznan´s Animator Festival

Great News from Poland: A DAD by Robert Cambrinus was awarded with The Golden Pegasus at Poznan´s Animator Festival. Congratilations !
to the jury-statement

ATELIER DE CONVERSATION (Bernhard Braunstein) wins SPECIAL JURY PRICE at Karlovy Vary IFF

At the closing ceremony of the 52. Karlovy Vary International Film Festival the wonderful documentary ATELIER DE CONVERSATION, directed by Bernhard Braunstein (AT, FR, LI 2017) was awarded with the Documentary Special Jury Price. Congratulations to Bernhard and his team to this well-deserved recognition !

sixpackfilm @ Karlovy Vary Film Festival 2017

Good news from Karlovy Vary (30.6.-8.7.2017): ATELIER DE CONVERSATION by Bernhard Braunstein celebrates its International Premiere as part of the Documentary Competition , Fuddy Duddy (Siegfried Frühauf), keep that dream burning (Rainer Kohlberger) and IMPASSENGER (Ben Pointeker) show up together within the Imagina-Section, the last as its World Premiere !
KVIFF – program and schedule

Robert Cambrinus wins audience award in Hamburg with A DAD

Wonderful news: Robert Cambrinus´ DADA-Hommage A DAD wins the Audience Award in the Deframed-Section at the Internationalen Shortfilmfestival Hamburg. Congratulations to Robert and all other award-winners!

sixpackfilm @ Oberhausen 2017

Four films in competitions and a market-program: We are more than happy to announce this fantastic presence of sixpackfilm at the reknowed Oberhausen Short Film Festival (may 11.-16.). Katrina Daschner´s Horse Boobs and Josef Dabernig´s Stabat Mater have been selected for the International Competition, Fishing is not done on Tuesdays by Marcel Odenbach & Lukas Marxt will play in the German Competition and finally Lukas has another work as part of the regional NRW-section: Circular Inscription
Last not least sixpackfilm has been invited again to present a selection of recent experimentals in a distributor’s screening on friday, may 12th at 8pm. Details on the Festival´s page

Millenium Doc Against Gravity: 3 film in competition plus retrospective Bady Minck

The supurb Millenium Doc Against Gravity Film Festival in Warsaw selected Michael Palm’s Cinema Futures, Those Shocking Shaking Days by Selma Doborac and MappaMundi , latest movie by Bady Minck, into their competitions. Furtheron a retrospective will be dedicated to the Luxembourg-Austrian Artist Bady Minck. Details on the festival program here

Katrina Daschner wins "Award for Innovative Cinema" at Diagonale 2017

Congratulationen to Katrina Daschner and her team for receiving the Diagonale-Award for Innovative Cinema for Horse Boobs (Pferdebusen)

sixpackfilm @ Berlinale 2017

We are more than happy to announce the selection of four recent films distributed by sixpackfilm into the official program of Berlinale 2017: As part of the competition section Berlinale Shorts ou may see Lukas Marxt´s & Marcel Odenbach´s Fishing is not done on Tuesdays as well as Rainer Kohlberger´s keep that dream burning, the shortest day, Karø Goldt´s latest video is part of Forum Expanded and Siegfried Fruhauf´s captivating FUDDY DUDDY has been selected into the Filmcritics Week . Brigitta Burger-Utzer and Isabella Reicher from sixpackfilm will be present in Berlin during the festival.
details and schedule

"Forest of Echoes": Austrian Film Award 2017: Best Shortfilm

Congratulations to Maria Luz and her team for receiving the “Austrian Film Award 2017” for their FOREST OF ECHOES in the category “Shortfilm”.

WANNABE by Jannis Lenz invited to Saarbrücken and Clermont-Ferrand

Fantastic news: Not only Forest of Echoes awarded short by Maria Luz Olivares Capelle has been invited to Saarbruecken. Also WANNABE the recent short by promising newcomer Jannis Lenz has been invited both into competition of Max Ophühls Festival in Saarbrücken (Medium Length Film) and into the international competition of the reknown short film festival in Clermont-Ferrand. Congratulations !!!

sixpackfilm @ Rotterdam Film Festival

Siegfried Fruhauf’s most recent highly abstract FUDDY DUDDY has been selected into Rotterdam´s Tiger Shorts Competition. TOUTES DIRECTIONS, youngest work by Billy Roisz and Dieter Kovacic will celebrate it´s world premiere, Georg Wasner´s multilayered found-footage essay Accelerando its internationale premiere. Michael Palm´s xaminations about the digital twist in cinema Cinema Futures can be seen as well as Jannis Lenz´ Zero-G and Friedl vom Gröller´s Ulrich Gregor & Heidi Kim at the W Hong Kong Hotel.
We are more than happy and proud !