Jan Soldat with STAGING DEATH invited to the Quinzaine des réalisateurs in Cannes

with Jan Soldat's furious found footage homage to the German actor Udo Kier, once again a film from the sixpack repertoire was  invited to the Quinzaine des réalisateurs in Cannes.

Jan Soldat with STAGING DEATH invited to the Quinzaine des réalisateurs in Cannes

A sixpack of awards at BAA and a Local Artist Award at Crossing Europe

We are very happy that at the Best Austrian Animation Festival in Vienna, organized by ASIFA, several awards were handed out to works from the sixpackfilm program:

The main prize (ex aequo) went to Leopold Maurer for Crisis, "best narrative work" was There is exactly enough time by Oskar Salomonowitz & Virgil Widrich, "best experimental work" Warten by Bernd Oppl and the award for "best analog / hybrid technique" went to On the Bottom of the laundrybag by Adele Razkövi. Anna Vasof and Veronika Schubert both received audience awards for Amazon Woman and for Mindset respectively.

Meanwhile at Crossing Europe Filmfestival Linz Jola Wieczorek got the CROSSING EUROPE Award - Local Artist for her stunning feature length documentary Stories from The Sea (photo: © a_kep // subtext.at).

Heartfelt congrats to all filmmakers!

A sixpack of awards at BAA and a Local Artist Award at Crossing Europe

International Shortfilm Festival Oberhausen 2022

Two intenational premieres in the international competition (SEKUNDENFALLE by Christiana Perschon & Saving Some Random Insignificant Stories by Anna Vasof), a distributors program and a couple of films included in special programs. We are happy again about the great presence at one of the most important festivals of artistic short film.

International Shortfilm Festival Oberhausen 2022

Several awards for 6pack titles at Diagonale 2022

We congratulate all winners of this year's Diagonale and are especially happy about the Diagonale Award Short Fiction to Valentin Stejskal for 5pm Seaside (AT/GR 2022, 26 min), the Diagonale Award Short Documentary  to Valérie Pelet for Augusts Orte (AT 2021, 43 min), the Diagonale Acting Award for Julia Windischbauer in PARA: DIES (Elena Wolff, AT 2022, 75 min) and finally KODAK Analog Film Award for BEATRIX (Directors: Milena Czernovsky & Lilith Kraxner, AT 2021, 95 min).

More information about the films in our web-catalog, jury statements on the Diagonale page

Several awards for 6pack titles at Diagonale 2022

Ruth Beckermann - Interview in "The Guardian" and start of the online retrospective @ True Story

Since 25.3.2022 the films of Ruth Beckermann are now also available on the UK-VoD-platform TRUE STORY. On this occasion appeared an interview and a review of WALDHEIMS WALZER in the Guardian -> Interview Ruth Beckermann / -> Review Waldheims Walzer

-->> True Story

Ruth Beckermann - Interview in "The Guardian" and start of the online retrospective @ True Story

"The long Night of Bady Minck" on March 18, 2022 at Metro Kinokulturhaus

As part of the anniversary celebrations of the Viennese production company AMOUR FOU – postponed from the fall of 2020 due to corona – there will also be a tribute to the co-founder and filmmaker Bady Minck. In the "Long Night of Bady Minck" on 18.3. in the Metro KinoKulturhaus from 20.30 in several programs and in the presence of the artist all films by Bady Minck can be (re)discovered. Not to be missed !!!!

Program line-up -->>

"The long Night of Bady Minck" on March 18, 2022 at Metro Kinokulturhaus

KRAI wins two main awards at Spirit of Fire Debut Film Fest Siberia.

Aleksey Lapin was recently awarded the Best Director Award and the Award for Cultural Perservation for KRAI at the Siberian Spirit of Fire Debut Film Festival in Khanty-Mansiysk. Congratulations to Aleksey and his team !

KRAI wins two main awards at Spirit of Fire Debut Film Fest Siberia.

sixpackfilm at BERLINALE 2022

We are extremely happy and honoured to contribute to Berlinale 2022 with several world & international premieres: Berlinale Shorts has invited Mo Harawe’s latest narrative short Will My Parents Come to See Me which accompanies a young inmate through the procedures of the Somali justice system, as well as Wilbirg Brainin-Donnenberg’s experimental short Dirndlschuld, a multi-layered reflection on (more than) one piece of Austrian heritage. Forum Expanded will present vs by Lydia Nsiah, an immersive exploration of the dynamics between time and body in film.
Furthermore Critics' Week will screen Norbert Pfaffenbichler’s 2551.01 as part of a stunning double feature.

Congratulations to the filmmakers and their teams!

🔵 Berlinale Shorts

🔵 Berlinale Forum Expanded

🔵 Critics' Week / Woche der Kritik

 

sixpackfilm at BERLINALE 2022

A weekend of awards

Several films by sixpackfilm received awards at international festivals last weekend.

Peter Tscherkassky was honoured with the Premio Principado de Asturias for Best Short Film at the Festival Internacional de Cine de Gijon for his latest furious masterpiece Train Again and is now eligible to submit for the Oscar. -->>
Lilith Kraxner and Milena Czernovsky continue their previous success with their first feature film: BEATRIX received an Honorable Mention for its Visual Composition from the International Jury at the Porto/Post/Doc Festival, thus accepting its fourth festival award. -->>
And finally, Nullo by Jan Soldat received the Porny Shorts Award at the Porny Days in Zurich. -->>

Congratulations !

A weekend of awards

BMKOES Austrian Art Award for Film 2021 to Billy Roisz

This year this prestigious award goes to Billy Roisz, a central protagonist of experimental film art: Around the turn of the millennium, her early videos received attention in the context of the "Austrian Abstracts" scene. Since then she has made an international name for herself as a filmmaker, musician and performer, solo and also in diverse collaborations. "Her field is the abstract image, the world of noise music - in dialogue with analog apparati she generates sound and sign clusters in the field of electromagnetic signals." (Maike Mia Höhne)

Billy has been invited to Berlinale Shorts competition three times – with zounk! (2012), darkroom (2014) and THE (with Dieter Kovačič, 2015). Her films are regularly screened at many other renowned festivals in Europe, North America and Southeast Asia. In 2018, the Underground Film Festival in Lausanne (LUFF) has dedicated a retrospective to her. Her most recent release to date, quarantine carousel, was made in the global first lockdown 2020.

We look forward to more, more, more from her and congratulate once again on the well-deserved award - and we do not want to miss the occasion to very warmly recommend Billy’s masterclass Who’s Afraid of Colors? at Punto Y Raya festival: Livestream on Saturday, 27.11., at 13.00

https://www.puntoyrayafestival.com/de/fest

BMKOES Austrian Art Award for Film 2021 to Billy Roisz