New on INDEX Edition: MARIA LASSNIG - Film Works (Book including DVD)

Maria Lassnig (1919–2014) is internationally recognized as one of the most important painters of the 20th and 21st centuries. This new book released by the Austrian Film Museum, Synema and Maria Lassnig Foundation on the world famous artists (available in english or german) focuses on Lassig's film works. The accompanying DVD (published in cooperation with sixpackfilm/INDEX Edition) carries rediscovered and early works and new restaured versions of her famous films.
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New on INDEX Edition: MARIA LASSNIG - Film Works (Book including DVD)

Wieder vier Sonntage "Besser Fernsehen" mit Oktoskop und sixpackfilm

Es ist wieder einmal Zeit auf Österreichs bestes Fernseh-Programm zum Kino hinzuweisen: OKTOSKOP, auf dem regionalen Sender OKTO-TV rund um Wien zu empfangen, widmet jeden Sonntag um 20h ein Programm einem oder einer Filmkünstler/in, um dessen Werk im ausführlichen Gespräch zu erörtern und so hinter die Kulissen der Entstehung zu blicken.

Empfehlungen aus dem Programm der kommenden Wochen:
28.2.2021 RUDERN // die junge Linzer Filmemacherin Sophia Hochedlinger im Gespräch mit Lukas Maurer
14.3.2021 Maria Lassnig Filmworks // TV Premiere der neu restaurierten Filme und Neuentdeckungen aus dem Nachlass der berühmten Malerin - dazu spricht Hans Werner Poschauko von der Maria Lassnig Stiftung.
21.3.2021 Daniel Fill's ungewöhnliches filmisches Portrait des Lebenskünstlers JOCHEN
28.3.2021 viel Vergnügen mit IN TROUT WE DUST des Musikers, Tonkünstlers und Videomachers Dieter Kovacic, in der Szene auch als dieb13 bekannt.
Save the dates and prepare your sofas ! :-)

Wieder vier Sonntage "Besser Fernsehen" mit Oktoskop und sixpackfilm

TIGER SHORTS – Rotterdam IFFR 2021: EATING SOIL by Laura Weissenberger

Laura Weissenberger's magic short Eating Soil celebrates it's premiere within the Tiger Shorts Award of this year's Rotterdam International Film Festival IFFR.
Eating soil is an essay film that deals with the stories of Colombian women originating from director Laura Weissenberger’s memories and projections on her home country. It is exploring Colombian narrative culture based on the stories of a fictional family, which metaphorically represent a society rather than individual fates. Structured like a memory itself, the viewer encounters topics involving migration, hopes, regrets and approaches to life.

TIGER SHORTS – Rotterdam IFFR 2021: EATING SOIL by Laura Weissenberger

A Farewell and a Restart

Dear colleagues, dear friends,

It is with great regret we must yield to Brigitta Burger-Utzer's wish to retire from her longtime position as managing director of sixpackfilm where she has been profoundly valued by her team, her colleagues and filmmakers alike. Although Brigitta's retirement is so richly deserved, it is fortunate for us that she will continue to contribute as a member of the board, while dedicating herself to special projects and free-lance work.

Brigitta Burger-Utzer co-founded sixpackfilm in 1990, together with its first board members. She proceeded to play an instrumental role in transforming the small operation into an internationally renowned film sales and distribution company that consistently contributes to the global reputation of innovative film produced in Austria. Brigitta led her engaged team with passion, guided by a deep conviction that proceeding democratically only enriches the making of important decisions and is well worth the time invested.

Brigitta has been highly respected for her curatorial and film brokering experience as well as her enterprising business savvy. Her fierce nature and unshakeable belief in the value of film art for aesthetic experience and socio-political insight gives her the necessary staying power to passionately fight the good fight for the cause of innovative film.

That said, we are very happy to have found an exceptionally qualified successor in Dietmar Schwärzler who is likewise deeply dedicated to promoting the art of film. Dietmar will take over management as of January 2021.

He too has been working for more than two decades for sixpackfilm. The know-how Dietmar brings to the job includes his profound knowledge of our catalogue of films, an education in cultural management, and social skills required by the highly team-based work structure at sixpackfilm. In addition to his longtime festival and distribution work, Dietmar has spearheaded a number of special programs in cinemas and exhibition spaces, recently including the In Person: Nazli Dinçel at mumok program and the current TALKING SCREEN at Künstlerhaus. Since its very beginnings, Dietmar has also worked as supervisor and co-editor of the INDEX Edition (DVD + VOD), a collection currently encompassing 50 releases.

Within the scope of his free-lance cultural work, Dietmar Schwärzler is responsible for the financing, conception and organization of numerous projects, whether in the public event arena or publishing. (Please find a comprehensive resume and list of Dietmar's projects here).

We know that with Dietmar Schwärzler our mission rests in good hands. He will help us meet ever-growing challenges, sustaining and further developing the international success of sixpackfilm as a world distributor as well as a vital advocate for filmmakers, artists and film culture worldwide.

With Warmest Best Wishes,
Peter Tscherkassky (Chairman) and Christine Dollhofer (Deputy Chairman)

A Farewell and a Restart

Mara Mattuschka mit der "Gloriette 2020" ausgezeichnet

Wir gratulieren allen Preisträgerinnen der diesjährigen FC Gloria Filmpreise, allen voran Mara Mattuschka, die mit der "Gloriette" in der Kategorie "Innovativer Film" für ihr bisheriges filmisches Werk ausgezeichnet wurde.

Die FC Gloria Filmpreise wurden ins Leben gerufen, um die Arbeit von Frauen* im Filmbereich sichtbar zu machen und ihre Bedeutung zu würdigen. Da bewegte Bilder nicht nur die Realität abbilden, sondern sie auch formen, sei es wichtig, dass Frauen* diese Bilder in gleichem Ausmaß wie Männer* entwickeln und gestalten.

Die weiteren Auszeichungen gingen an Christine A. Maier ("Gloria"), Kim Jerrett ("Gloriosa"), Nora Czamler ("Louise Fleck Preis")
Details und Jurys

Foto: Elsa Okazaki / FC Gloria

Mara Mattuschka mit der "Gloriette 2020" ausgezeichnet

Bilbao Zinebi 2020: Grand Award for IMPERIAL IRRIGATION by Lukas Marxt

“A film that provides a glimpse of a new film language, an exploration of the potential of the digital image to its desiccation, where the work in the body of the image and the sound are a perfect fit for the theme in question, by toxically deconstructing images that provide a geological, political, social and historical picture of a place.”

The jury-statement at Bilbao's Zinebi Documentary & Shortfilmfestival for Lukas Marxt's "Imperial Irrigation" receiving the ZINEBI GRAND AWARD. Congratulations !

Bilbao Zinebi 2020: Grand Award for IMPERIAL IRRIGATION by Lukas Marxt

Dietmar Brehm erhält "Großen Landespreis für Kunst" / Alfred Kubin Preis

Dietmar Brehm, geb. 1947 in Linz, erhielt den mit 11.000 Euro dotierten Alfred Kubin- Preis“ für sein bisheriges Lebenswerk, das sich über mehrere Dekaden hinweg erstreckt – vor allem im Bereich des Mediums Film, aber auch darüber hinaus mit Malerei, Zeichnung, Druckgrafik. Weiters wurde Sebastian Brameshuber mit dem Landespreis für Film 2020 ausgezeichnet. Wir gratulieren herzlichst!

Dietmar Brehm erhält "Großen Landespreis für Kunst" / Alfred Kubin Preis

DOK-Leipzig: Silver Dove for ERWIN by Jan Soldat

Congratulations to Jan Soldat for winning the "Silver Dove" for the best shortfilm in the German Competition of this year's DOK-Leipzig Film Festivals for his film ERWIN.

DOK-Leipzig: Silver Dove for ERWIN by Jan Soldat

RECYCLED CINEMA & 30 years of sixpackfilm

This year's Viennale-Filmmuseum retrospective celebrates both the global nature and character of the found footage tradition and its strong home base in Viennese arts practice and film culture. And we will celebrate sixpackfilm, born thirty years ago from a film series on precisely this same subject: found footage cinema. :-)

A program by Viennale and Austrian Filmmuseum in collaboration with sixpackfilm
curated by Brigitta Burger-Utzer, Michael Loebenstein, Jurij Meden
Detailled program can be found on the website of the Austrian Filmmuseum.

RECYCLED CINEMA & 30 years of sixpackfilm

Norbert Pfaffenbichler erhält den ÖSTERREICHISCHEN KUNSTPREIS für FILM 2020 !

Herzliche Gratulationen !

Der Film- und Medienkünstler und Kurator und bereits langjährige Wegbegleiter von sixpackfilm Norbert Pfaffenbichler erhält den diesjährigen ÖSTERREICHISCHEN KUNSTPREIS in der Kategorie FILM. Wir freuen uns sehr und gratulieren von ganzen Herzen! Herzlichen Glückwunsch auch an alle weiteren Preisträger*innen, speziel an Anna Jermolaeva für Bildende Kunst und Hofstetter Kurt für Medienkunst, beide sind mit ausgewählten Film- und Videoarbeiten auch im Katalog von sixpackfilm vertreten. Zu allen ausgezeichneten Künstler*innen

Norbert Pfaffenbichler erhält den ÖSTERREICHISCHEN KUNSTPREIS für FILM 2020 !