A weekend of awards

A weekend of awards

Several films by sixpackfilm received awards at international festivals last weekend.

Peter Tscherkassky was honoured with the Premio Principado de Asturias for Best Short Film at the Festival Internacional de Cine de Gijon for his latest furious masterpiece Train Again and is now eligible to submit for the Oscar. -->>
Lilith Kraxner and Milena Czernovsky continue their previous success with their first feature film: BEATRIX received an Honorable Mention for its Visual Composition from the International Jury at the Porto/Post/Doc Festival, thus accepting its fourth festival award. -->>
And finally, Nullo by Jan Soldat received the Porny Shorts Award at the Porny Days in Zurich. -->>

Congratulations !

BMKOES Austrian Art Award for Film 2021 to Billy Roisz

BMKOES Austrian Art Award for Film 2021 to Billy Roisz

This year this prestigious award goes to Billy Roisz, a central protagonist of experimental film art: Around the turn of the millennium, her early videos received attention in the context of the "Austrian Abstracts" scene. Since then she has made an international name for herself as a filmmaker, musician and performer, solo and also in diverse collaborations. "Her field is the abstract image, the world of noise music - in dialogue with analog apparati she generates sound and sign clusters in the field of electromagnetic signals." (Maike Mia Höhne)

Billy has been invited to Berlinale Shorts competition three times – with zounk! (2012), darkroom (2014) and THE (with Dieter Kovačič, 2015). Her films are regularly screened at many other renowned festivals in Europe, North America and Southeast Asia. In 2018, the Underground Film Festival in Lausanne (LUFF) has dedicated a retrospective to her. Her most recent release to date, quarantine carousel, was made in the global first lockdown 2020.

We look forward to more, more, more from her and congratulate once again on the well-deserved award - and we do not want to miss the occasion to very warmly recommend Billy’s masterclass Who’s Afraid of Colors? at Punto Y Raya festival: Livestream on Saturday, 27.11., at 13.00

Film of the month


Neil Young

2019, 103 min