sixpackfilm was founded in 1990 as a non-profit organization. The task undertaken by sixpackfilm is to secure an audience for Austrian film and video art, both inside Austria and abroad.

The primary purpose of our activities in this area is to connect current film productions with as many relevant international festivals as possible. The works and their makers have their first opportunity to meet both the public and the industry there. Festivals, vital for promotion and the exchange of information, is where the foundation of a work’s success is laid. sixpackfilm now cooperates with 200 festivals around the world, which results in over 500 invitations annually.
 As part of its festival presence, sixpackfilm provides information to the press, distributes advertising materials, visits film markets, places films with other international distributors and collections, and works on the niches in the market segment: television and VoD.

After a work has made the rounds of the relevant festivals, it is added to our uncomplicated rental system. Our program currently includes approximately 1.700 titles, among them many classics of the Austrian avant-garde can be discovered.

Over the years, sixpackfilm has also become an information pool. We advise curators, collectors and newspapers, periodicals and TV producers, academics and students, cinemas and filmmakers. Our archive, which is – beside the online catalogue – open for all research needs, contains DVDs, festival catalogs, reviews, relevant literature and photographs.

sixpackfilm has also organized special events from the very beginning. This includes planning and setting up retrospectives and programs with specific themes, tours of domestic productions inside Austria and abroad, and presentations of international film art in Austria.

In 2004 sixpackfilm founded the DVD-Label INDEX together with Medienwerkstatt Wien to release and distribute audiovisual publications relevant to the historiy of international and Austrian film, video and media art.

sixpackfilm is supported by the Federal Chancellery, Federal Minister for the Arts and Culture, Constitutional and Media Affairs (Department for Innovative Film); the City of Vienna (Department for Cultural Affairs); the Regional Government of Lower Austria (Department for Cultural and Scientific Affairs); the Austrian Association of Film- and Music Industry; the Regional Government of Upper Austria (Directorate for Cultural Affairs) and the Regional Government of Salzburg (Department for Cultural Affairs)

Commitee (Board of Directors):

Christine Dollhofer
Siegfried A. Fruhauf
Norbert Pfaffenbichler
Barbara Pichler
Peter Tscherkassky (Chairman)

Advisory Board:

Christa Blümlinger
Gustav Deutsch
Michaela Grill
Johann Lurf
Wiktoria Pelzer
Claudia Walkensteiner-Preschl