Diagonale 2024 - a shower of prizes!

We are overwhelmed and enormously happy about our award winners of this year's Diagonale and congratulate them from the bottom of our hearts:

Martha Mechow for Losing Faith - Grand Diagonale Award for Feature Film
(by the way, to be shown at the Metro KinoKulturhaus in Vienna from April 13, 2024!)

Helin Çelik for ANQA - Grand Diagonale Award Documentary AND Award for Best Editing Documentary to Sara Fattahi

Sallar Othman for YARÊ - Award for Best Short Fiction Film

Bernhard Hetzenauer for Those Next to Us - Award for Best Short Documentary Film

Simona Obholzer for DIN 18035 - Diagonale Award for Innovative Cinema

Nora Einwaller for ASCHE (D: Elena Wolff) - Award for Best Visual Design Category Feature Film

And of course, congratulations to all the other Diagonale 2024 award winners!

Diagonale 2024 - a shower of prizes!

Tako Tsubo awarded at Tricky Women/ Tricky Realities 2024

Eva Pedroza and Fanny Sorgo receive the "Grand Post Award" for their surrealist animation Tako Tsubo at this year's Tricky Women/ Tricky Realities festival. Here's the Jury Statement: "Freedom and joy in filmmaking translate into dark explorations of loving and living. For its poetic, condensed and existentialist humor, we give the Grand Post award to Tako Tsubo." - Heartfelt congrats!

Tako Tsubo awarded at Tricky Women/ Tricky Realities 2024

Málaga 2024 : Jury Special Mention to THOSE NEXT TO US by Bernhard Hetzenauer

We congratulate Bernhard Hetzenauer on receiving a Special Jury Mention in the documentary film section of this year's Málaga Film Festival for THOSE NEXT TO US. The film tells the dramatic story of an escape from the perspective of a survivor juxtaposed with static images of locations.

Málaga 2024 : Jury Special Mention to THOSE NEXT TO US by Bernhard Hetzenauer

Berlinale 2024: TAKO TSUBO premieres within the Short Film Competition, Maria Lassnig films in the Forum, Critics' Week with two films by Natalia Kašik.

We are very happy! Berlinale Shorts 2024 has selected the surreal animation TAKO TSUBO for the competition program. The debut film by young filmmakers Eva Pedroza and Fanny Sorgo will celebrate its world premiere there.
On the occasion of the world premiere of the new film by Anja Salmonowitz, the Berlinale Forum will be showing an extensive program of short films by Maria Lassnig. In addition, the two short works by Natalia Kasik PISTOLERAS and PFERDEMÄDCHEN have also been included in the Critics' Week program.

Berlinale 2024: TAKO TSUBO premieres within the Short Film Competition, Maria Lassnig films in the Forum, Critics' Week with two films by Natalia Kašik.

sixpackfilm @ IFFR Rotterdam Filmfest 2024

GODSTERMINAL by Georg Tiller will celebrate its world premiere in the CINEMA REGAINED section of the upcoming Rotterdam Film Festival, together with Tiller's Persona Beach and Overnight Flies.
THE ELECTRIC KISS by Rainer Kohlberger and PISTOLERAS by Natalia del Mar Kašik will also celebrate their premieres in the section of short and medium-length films.
As part of the cooperation between IFFR and the international distributor network DINAMO, several videos by Peter Weibel (TV & VT WORKS) and a video installation by Michael Heindl (ANTI-CLOCKWISE) will be shown.

sixpackfilm @ IFFR Rotterdam Filmfest 2024

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 DE FACTO, LOVING IN BETWEEN, THE ORGY OF THE DAMNED and BABYBOY

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:
festival's website

Heartfelt congrats!

Awards for "ANQA" and "Patterns Against Workers" at 47th Duisburger Filmwoche

"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

"Losing Faith / Die ängstliche Verkehrsteilnehmerin" wins the Erste Bank Film Award at this year's Viennale

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 !

sixpackfilm @ IDFA's Paradocs Section

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

twelve sixpackfilm premieres at Viennale 2023