Awards for DE FACTO, LOVING IN BETWEEN, THE ORGY OF THE DAMNED and BABYBOY
What a great festival weekend!
Selma Doborac was awarded the "Prize for the Best Feature Film (Premio al Mejor Largometraje)" for De Facto at the renowned Gijon Film Festival by the jury of the international competition Retueyos.
At the Milano Filmmakers Festival, the jury awarded the main prize to Jyoti Mistry for her Loving in Between and Norbert Pfaffenbichler received the prizes for Best Design and Best Score for his underground epic THE ORGY OF THE DAMNED at the Genre Film Festival Be Afraid in Udine. Last but not least, Jannick Weisse was awarded the German Newcomer Award at the Hannover Film Fest for his sensitive coming-of-age Babyboy.
Congratulations to the award winners!
Awards for "ANQA" and "Patterns Against Workers" at 47th Duisburger Filmwoche
We are extremely happy to announce that ANQA by Helin Çelik has won this year's ARTE-Documentary Film Award at Duisburger Filmwoche, Germany. Furthermore Olena Newkryta was awarded the Prize of the City of Duisburg for Patterns Against Workers.
Jury statements and the complete list of awards can be found at the here:
"Losing Faith / Die ängstliche Verkehrsteilnehmerin" wins the Erste Bank Film Award at this year's Viennale
Sensational news: Martha Mechow (director) and Hans Broich (producer) win one of the two Erste Bank Film Awards of the Viennale 2023 with their multi-layered unusual road movie Losing Faith (Die ängstliche Verkehrsteilnehmerin) ––>. Congratulations to Martha, Hans and their entire team.
You can find the jury statement here
sixpackfilm @ IDFA's Paradocs Section
De Facto by Selma Doborac and Loving In Between by Jyoti Mistry will both be screening as part of this years PARADOCS-section at IDFA, Amsterdam's prestigous international selection film festival for documentaries. PARADOCS is a selection of ten films only which "showcases the best in experimental documentary art of the moment."
Congratulations to Selma and Jyoti to be part of this year's choices !
twelve sixpackfilm premieres at Viennale 2023
We are happy to announce six World Premieres and six Austrian Premieres at this year’s Viennale (Oct 19 - 31):
World Premieres include three new lyrical works shot on 16mm by Friedl vom Gröller, the two most recent additions to Christiana Perschon's ongoing series of women artists’ portraits (When I draw myself, I exist threefold being one of them) – and Sasha Pirker’s latest experimental doc with a twist, the tuner.
Furthermore, the upcoming edition will host Austrian Premieres of two feature debuts: Helin Çelik’s documentary ANQA, which was first presented at Berlinale Forum in February, and Martha Mechow’s Losing Faith (Die ängstliche Verkehrsteilnehmerin) which had its world premiere at FID Marseille this summer. Plus a string of splendid short film gems by Lukas Marxt, Jan Soldat – and Friedl vom Gröller.
Still: When I draw myself, I exist threefold/ Christiana Perschon
Austrian Art Award and Outstanding Artist Awards 2023
The decisions on this year's Austrian Art Awards and Outstanding Artist Awards have been announced. It is a particular pleasure to specifically highlight the filmmakers and artists among the honorees who have been associated with sixpackfilm for many years:
Wilbirg Brainin-Donnenberg (photo) will receive the Austrian Art Award 2023 for Film – for her diverse work as a film mediator, curator, feminist networker and mentor (amongst others as current director of drehbuchFORUM Wien, former employee of sixpackfilm and founding member of FC Gloria) and, last but not least, as a filmmaker (e.g., Dirndlschuld, 2021).
The award for Artistic Photography goes to Claudia Larcher, who "has developed her own formal vocabulary from photographic views and fragments of architectural and organic bodies, cultural and natural landscapes, which she dissects, twists, mirrors, re-dimensions and assembles."
The Outstanding Artist Award for Experimental Film honors performer and stop-motion artist Anna Vasof, who "deconstructs cinematic effects with the help of analog animation", constructing her own machines and mechanisms. Jola Wieczorek (most recently: Stories from The Sea, 2021) receives this distinction for her documentaries, which "speak their own artistic language of experiencing, remembering, reflecting." Manu Luksch, who has "achieved an outstanding international position in the artistic-activist exploration and critical reflection of new technologies," is awarded in the genre of Media Art.
Heartfelt congrats to you and to all award winners!
Photo: Anna Brainin
THOSE NEXT TO US by Bernhard Hetzenauer | World Premiere at the 50th Telluride Film Festival
It is our great pleasure to announce that Bernhard Hetzenauer's new film THOSE NEXT TO US will celebrate its World Premiere at the Telluride Film Festival's 50th anniversary edition.
The film is part of the GREAT EXPECTATIONS program in the section FILMMAKERS OF TOMORROW: The lines between documentary, fiction and fine art filmmaking blur and meld in this trio of vital films. Curated and introduced by Barry Jenkins.
Selma Doborac wins Special Award at Sarajevo Film Festival 2023
Great news from Sarajevo: The Special Award for Promoting Gender Equality of the Sarajevo Film Festival goes to DE FACTO by Selma Doborac.
Congratulations to the director and all the other winners!
© Emir Yasin
NYC RGB by Viktoria Schmid @ Toronto Wavelengths
Viktoria Schmid was invited to the Wavelengths section of the Toronto Film Festival 2023 with her latest film NYC RGB. Congratulations !
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Selections for 76th Locarno Film Festival
Boundless enthusiasm! sixpackfilm is represented with three films at the upcoming 76 Locarno Film Festival!
Joerg Burger's latest film Archive of The Future opens the Semaine de la critique. The Austrian-South African co-production Loving in Between by Jyoti Mistry has been selected for the Pardi di Domani section, as has Lukas Marxt's latest short film Valley Pride.