Uncanny Valley nominated for Shortfilm-Award 2016 by the Austrian Filmacademy

Next to Alles wird gut by Patrick Vollrath and Esel by Rafael Haider Paul Wenninger´s impressive Animation-Fiction-Short Uncanny Valley has been nominated for the Austrian Film Award 2016 by the Austrian Filmacademy in the section Best Short Film. Congratulationen to Paul and his Team !


Paul Wenninger´s breath taking stop-motion shortfilm Uncanny Valley wins Best Austrian Animation as well as the Audience Award at recent ASIFA One Day Animation Festival 2015. CONGRATULATIONS!

Fuori Formato: Johann Lurf in focus at Milano Filmmaker Festival 2015

Austrian outstanding artist Johann Lurf will be in focus at the upcoming Milano Filmmaker Festival with a personal tribute titled Fuori Formato and two Carte Blanche programs curated in collaboration with Tommaso Isabella: A to A – Prospettive sull’avanguardia austriaca

Peter Tscherkassky´s films touring Spain

After the retrospective and masterclass at Sevilla European Film Festival titled El Cineasta Exquisito, Peter Tscherkassky´s films are touring through spanish cinematheques, making stops in Valencia, A Coruña, Cordoba a.o.

I Can't Cry much louder than This - 3 commentaries to the crisis @ Exground Filmfest Wiesbaden

Special program with films by Robert Cambrinus (I can’t cry much louder than this), Gabriele Mathes (A Million in Debth is normal, says my grandfather) and Thomas Fuerhapter (Michael Berger – A Hysteria), collected and presented by Gerald Weber. In the framework of Exground Filmfestival Wiesbaden 13.-22.11.2015

Viennale 2015: SELF by Claudia Larcher wins "Mehrwertpreis"

The latest video by Claudia Larcher – SELF – was awarded with the “Mehrwertpreis” at this years Viennale.

sixpackfilm @ Viennale 2015

Viennese weekly magazine FALTER on the occasion of Viennale 15 recommends the program of the Austrian Short Films: As always a highlight of the entire Viennale, the local Avant-Garde program.
Sunday, 25. 10. – 15.30 at Gartenbaukino and Wednesday, 4.11. – 18.30 at Metrokino: Brandnew works by Siegfried Fruhauf, Claudia Larcher, Johann Lurf, Sasha Pirker, Christian Ruschitzka and Peter Tscherkassky – additionally two films by Friedl vom Gröller with the second screening.
Viennale program details
That should´t be missed !

Outstanding Artists Awards 2015

Ascan Breuer und Johann Lurf have been honoured with the Outstanding Artist Award 2015 for Film, given by the Austrian Federal Chancellery/Department for Arts in the categories documentary film and experimental film. Congratulations !

Eden's Edge wins in Zagreb at 25fps

Eden’s Edge wins again ! At this year´s Zagreb´s 25FPS-Festival the extraordinary film by the artist collective O.N.L.S.D. received both the film critic´s award as well as the audience award. A rare conformity of choice ! Congratulations to Gerhard Treml and Leo Calice for the ongoing success.

AURORA NATURALIS - sixpackfilm-program at Milano Film Festival

Gerald Weber from sixpackfilm was invited to curate a program of Austrian „Nature Films“ for the upcoming Milano International Film Festival (sept 10 – 20, 2015).
AURORA NATURALIS – Austrian experimental shorts on Nature, including works by Kurt Kren, Michaela Grill, Ascan Breuer, Lukas Marxt a.o.
sunday, sept 13, 2015 at 5 pm at Auditorium San Fidele within the program line: BREATHE AUSTRIA
program details

3 sixpack-films @ Toronto 2015

We are very proud and happy that sixpackfilm will be represented again with 3 new titles at one of the most prestigous film festivals: Toronto International Film Festival shows as part of its reknown Wavelengths-Section The Exquisite Corpus by Peter Tscherkassky, Time for Outrage! by Friedl von Gröller as well as Björn Kämmerer´s most recent film Navigator as world premiere.

Edens Edge wins "Best Feature Animation" at Animator/Poznan

Edens Edge by Gerhard Treml and Leo Calice wins another main award, this time Best Feature Animation at polish Animator – Animated Films Festival in Poznan – Congratulations !!!
to read the Jury-Statement

O QUE RESTA @ Festival del Film Locarno 2015

more than happy to announce the selection of O QUE RESTAWHAT REMAINS into the International Competition Pardi di Domani of upcoming Locarno Film Festival – first screening of O Que Resta: August 12th, 2 pm at La Sala! Check it out !

sixpackfilm @ FID Marseille and Karlovy Vary IFF 2015

Great Presence of Austrian fime from sixpackfilm´s distribution program including several international premieres at upcoming festivals in Marseille and Karlovy Vary. The official selection at FID Marseille includes Pawel & Wawel (K. Kaszmarek), Buildings (J. Hammel), Scenes from a Forst (A. Krautgasser) a well as Exhibition Talks (L. Schreiber; S. Pirker); Karlovy Vary IFF shows Back Track (V. Widrich), Twelve Tales Told (J. Lurf) sowie THE (B. Rosz, D. Kovacic) as part of their Section Imagina. Watch out for them !

Shadow Boxer receives special mention in Edinburgh

Ahmet Simsik received an “Honorable Jury Mention” at Edinburgh Film Festival for his convincing performance in Jannis Lenz´s Shadow Boxer Conratulationen to Ahmet and Jannis !

sixpackfilm @ Annecy Animation Film Festival 2015

With carte noir by Michaela Grill, Moon Blink by Rainer Kohlberger and Uncanny Valley by Paul Wenninger (Worldpremiere) there are three films distributed by sixpackfilm being invited into the international competition of renown Annecy Animation Film Festival (15-20 June 2015). Furtheron out of competition feature length Eden´s Edge by the artist collective O.N.L.S.D.

Awards for Sebastian Brameshuber and Rainer Kohlberger at VIS 2015

Congratulations to Sebastian Brameshuber for receiving the Award Best Austrian Film at this year’s VIS Vienna Independent Shorts for his Of Stains, Scrap & Tires as well as to Rainer Kohlberger for receiving the ASIFA Austria Award for his ecclectic Moon Blink.
here the list of VIS-awards

VoD: Peter Tscherkassky online Retrospective on

take the chance to watch an extensive online-retrospective of Peter Tscherkassky’s amazing films – including the recording of a Masterclass held at Jihlava Festival in 2014 – on the international Online-plattform . Free streaming until June 4th

Peter Tscherkassky again in Cannes

sixpackfilm is happy to announce the World premiere of Peter Tscherkassky’s new film The Exquisite Corpus at Quinzaine des Réalisateurs/The Director’s Fortnight at upcoming Cannes Film Festival 2015 !
World premiere: Fri. May, 22nd 2015, 12:00 Theatre Croisette

EDENs EDGE wins "Local Artists Award" at Crossing Europe Linz

Conratulationen to Gerhard Treml and Leo Calice (O.N.L.S.D.) for receiving the Local Artist Award at this year’s Crossing Europe Festival in Linz as well as the Jury Award at Busan´s International Short Film Festival for their amazing filmprojectEden’s Edge

Short Film Festival Oberhausen 2015

new films by Josef Dabernig (Zlaté Piesky Rocket Launch), Katrina Daschner (Powder Placenta) and Virgil Widrich (Back Track, within the 3D-special program) will celebrate their international premieres at the 61st International Short Film Festival Oberhausen. Two recent films by Johann Lurf will be shown additionally within the Theme-program on 3D-cinema. (EMBARGO , Twelve Tales Told)
watch out for Oberhausen schedule and sixpackfilm distributor’s screening

Festival-Runner: DOUBLE HAPPINESS by Ella Raidel

ongoing high interest from festivals in Ella Raidel’s Debut-Documentary Double Happiness
Upcoming invitation to HOT DOCS Toronto BAFICI Buenos Aires, as well as Warshaw and Trento/Italy !

Diagonale 2015: Awards for EXHIBITION TALKS and SHADOW BOXER

Wonderful News! Shadow boxer by Jannis Lenz has been awarded Best Short Fiction at DIAGONALE 2015, Exhibition Talks by Sasha Parker & Lotte Schreiber received the Diagonale Award for Innovative Cinema.
Congratulations to Sasha, Lotte, Jannis and all the award-winners of Diagonale 2015!
list of all awards, their juries and their winners

BERLINALE 2015 with participation of sixpackfilm-s

Happy to announce sixpackfilm-distributed films at upcoming Berlinale 2015: Two titles in the Shorts Competition: THE by Billy Roisz & Dieter Kovacic and Of Stains, Scrap & Tires by Sebastian Brameshuber.
Forum Expanded has invited new films by Hans Scheugl: Dear John and Friedl vom Gröller: Silence on the Screen.

Rotterdam 2015: Premiers & Tiger Shorts

again several films from sixpackfilm´s distribution have been invited to International Filmfestival Rotterdam, partly to celebrate their world premieres there. Moon Blink by Rainer Kohlberger will do that even in the Tiger Awards Section, others like Exhibition Talks by Sasha Pirker & Lotte Schreiber and EMBARGO by Johann Lurf in the Spectrum Shorts where one can also meet Zement by Bettina Nuernger & Dirk Peuker. Watch out for them!

Filmwinter Stuttgart - Festival for Expanded Media

… featuring a number of audiovisual works distributed by sixpackfilm: COKE (Dietmar Brehm), CREME 21 (Eve Heller), WOTRUBA (Thomas Draschan), BRINGING IN THE WOOD (Simon Spitzer), LOW TIDE (Lukas Marxt), TWELVE TALES TOLD (Johann Lurf), DOWN TO EARTH (Anna Vasof) – January 15th-18th, 2015; program details // about the films