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ARITHMETICA NATURALIS - Nature in Austrian Structural FIlm

Invitation to Rencontres Internationales Sciences & Cinemas du Marseille: ARITHMETICA NATURALIS – Nature in Austrian Structural FIlm, curated and presented by Gerald Weber. Including films by Peter Kubelka, Kurt Kren, Albert Sackl, Johann Lurf, Lotte Schreiber and Rainer Gamsjäger. Tuesday, 25.11.2014 | 20:00 Cinéma Les Varietés, Marseille. program

Elektro Moskva awarded in Hamburg

Dominik Spritzendorfer und Elena Tikhonova´s Elektro Moskva has been awarded Best Music Doc at UNERHÖRT-Festival in Hamburg ! Congratulations !

Focus on Sasha Pirker at Uppsala Shortfilm Festival 2014

Austrian Artist Sasha Pirker will be one of the main acts at this year’s Uppsala Shortfilm Festival in Sweden by presenting a program of selected films and several installations. More soon at the Festival’s site

new films by Friedl vom Gröller & Johann Lurf at Toronto Film Festival

We are happy to announce the world premiere of Twelve Tales Told by Johann Lurf and the America-premiere of Poetry for Sale by Friedl vom Gröller in the WAVELENGTHS-section of upcoming Toronto Int. Film Festivals (04.09-14.09.2014)

Focus on Austria at DokuFest Prizren in Kosovo

Daniel Ebner, artistic director of VIS Vienna Independent Shorts has been invited by DokuFest to curate several programs on Austrian short and experimental cinema which includes special programs with film by Peter Tscherkassky and Mara Mattuschka. From August 16-24, 2014 at in Prizren/Kosovo

sixpackfilm @ Karlovy Vary Film Festival 2014

several sixpackfilm-titles have been selected @ upcoming Karlovy Vary Film Festivals
Ludwig Wüst’s Farewell will have its international premiere in the section imagina. in the same section A MASQUE OF MADNESS by Nobert Pfaffenbichler and Optical Sound by Christian Neubacher & Elke Groen will be playing, Andreas Horvath’s latest documentary Earth’s Golden Playground , recently awarded at Max Ophühls Festival can be seen in the non-competitive documentary section

Siegfried Fruhauf in Fokus at Izola FIlm Festival 2014

Amongst insiders it counts to Europe’s nicest festivals: Izola Film Festival, taking place from June 4 – 8 at a small village on the slovenian coast, dedicates one of it’s spezial programs to Austrian film & media-artist Siegfried Fruhauf. Program and Q&A with the artist: Gerald Weber/sixpackfilm

VIS Vienna Independent Shorts | May 23-29, 2014

Austria’s biggest and most important short film event ! Do not miss it when you are in town ! program-details and schedule

Focus on Austria at upcoming Hamburg Shortfilm Festival

Hamburg International Shortfilm Festival will give a special focus on Austria’s Cinema between June 3-9, 2014 under the title: FORM WITHOUT NORMS: FILMS FROM A TWO-TIMING COUNTRY, curated by Wilbirg Brainin-Donnerberg

Maria Lassnig 1919 - 2014

with sad hearts we say farewell to the unique artist Maria Lassnig. RIP

River Plate by Josef Dabernig wins in Oberhausen

Josef Dabernig´s latest film River Plate received the 1.Prize of the Ministry of NRW at the 60th Oberhausen Short Film Festival. Congratulationen Josef! Jury statements

Mara Mattuschka in Profile at Oberhausen Short Film Festival 2014

Unique Austrian Artist Mara Mattuschka is dedicated one of this year’s profile-programs at Short Film Festival Oberhausen (May 1-6, 2014). Three selected program will give a comprehensive survey of Mattuschka’s Oevre from her early shorts of the 80es to recent collaborations with choreographer Chris Haring. program-details

Buenos Aires, BAFICI: Focus on Michaela Grill

Austrian media-artist Michaela Grill has been invited with two programs of her films to prestigious BAFICI Buenos Aires Festival International del Cinema Independiente, starting April 2nd until 13th, 2014

Trespass (Paul Wenninger) wins at Angers

Paul Wenninger´s Trespass continues his successful festivalcareer and wins the Prix Format Court for the Plans Animés section at Premiere Plans Festival in Angers. Congratulations to Paul and his team !

VALIE EXPORT at Finnish Film Archive as part of DocPoint Helsinki

Austrian Media-Artist VALIE EXPORT is invited with lecture and two programs to this year´s DocPoint Documentary Film Festival Helsinki. From Janaury 31st 2014 at the Finnish Film Archive: Vanishing Point

Earth´s Golden Playground wins Best Documentary at Max Ophüls Awards Saarbrücken

Great news and Congratulationen to Andeas Horvath for beiing awarded Best Documentary for Earth Golden Playground at this year´s Max Ophüls Preis in Saarbrücken!!!

Austrain Acedemy Award for Best Short: "Erdbeerland"

Erdbeerland/Maybes by Florian Poschlatko has been awarded Best Austrian Short 2013 by the Austrian Film Academy. Many congratulations to Florian and his team as well to all the other award-winners!

sixpack-films @ Berlinale 2014

Fantastic news: two recent films from sixpackfilm´s distribution have been selected into the Shorts Competition of upcoming “Berlinale 2014”: : Darkroom by Billy Roisz and “Optical Sound”: by Elke Groen and Christian Neubacher. Furtheron the Forum Expanded dedicates a whole program to new films by Austrian film artist Friedl vom Groeller. Also congratulation to all Austrian directors and producers whose films will be premiered at this year´s Berlinale in all sections !

Earth´s Golden Playground @ Saarbrücken

Andreas Horvath´s latest film Earth´s Golden Playground has been selected into Documentary-Competition of the upcoming Max Ophüls Festival in Saarbrücken/Germany.

"Perfect Garden" by Mara Mattuschka & Chris Haring celebrates international premiere in Rotterdam

Several sixpack-films have been selected for the upcoming Rotterdam Filmfestival: Beside Perfect Garden and Elektro Moskva by Dominik Spritzendorfer and Elena Tikhonova these ones will run in the short film section: Creme 21 by Eve Heller, Exterior Extended by Siegfried Fruhauf sowie A Letter to Mohamed by Christine Moderbacher.

MeTube by Daniel Moshel selected for Sundance Film Festival Shorts Competition

Daniel Moshel´s successful Music-video MeTube – August sings Carmen La Habanera has been invited into the Shorts Competition of 2014 Sundance Film Festival and into the international competition of world’s biggest short film festival in Clermont-Ferrand! Gratulations, Daniel!

Ladislav Galeta 1947 - 2014

It’s with immense sadness to announce the great artist-filmmaker and unforgettable personality, Ivan Ladislav Galeta has passed away.

Focus on Johann Lurf at Stuttgart's Filmwinter Media Art Festival

Austrian media artist Johann Lurf will be one of the “Filmartists in Focus” at upcoming Stuttgarter Filmwinter- Expanded Media Festival