HAPPY DOOM by Billy Roisz in competition at Berlinale Shorts
sixpackfilm is very pleased to announce that HAPPY DOOM by Billy Roisz will be part of the line-up of Berlinale Shorts at the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival (February 16-26 2023).
HAPPY DOOM is an "audiovisual poem, an ode to color frenzy and vertigo. The screen a vibrating membrane simultaneously spewing and swallowing colors and noisy beats - a hypnotic deformed circumpolar psychedelic short trip".
Billy Roisz is a filmmaker, musician, performer. She has already presented her films zounk! (2012), darkroom (2014) and THE (2015, co-directed by Dieter Kovačič) in the Berlinale Shorts competition. In 2021 she has received the Austrian Art Award for Film.
We would also like to share the good news that VALIE EXPORT's short Lust (1986) will be shown during Critics' Week (February 15-23 2023).
Six films from sixpackfilm celebrate premieres at the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2023
No less than six new films will celebrate their international or world premieres at the upcoming International Film Festival in Rotterdam (Jan. 25-Feb. 5, 2023), including two feature-length films. In addition to Norbert Pfaffenbichler's second part of his underground trilogy entitled 2551.02 THE ORGY OF THE DAMNED ->, the latest video work by renowned artist Friederike Pezold REVOLUTION OF THE EYES -> has also been selected for the program of this year's festival. In the short film section new films by Josef Dabernig (PASTRY FRIDAY ->), Anna Vasof (ISSUES WITH MY OTHER HALF ->), Lukas Marxt (MARINE TARGET ->) and Siegfried Fruhauf (CAVE PAINTING ->) celebrate their international premieres. We are very happy ! Details @ IFFR
Comprehensive retrospektive of RUTH BECKERMANN in Spain
Austria's grand dame of documentary film, Ruth Beckermann, is currently being honored with a comprehensive retrospective in Spain's San Sebastian at the Tabakalera International Cultural Center. The show will run over the coming months including a masterclass with Ruth Beckermann.
GRAND PRIX to Peter Tscherkassky's Train Again at Aix-en-Provence
Retrospectives ! Retrospectives !
In the coming weeks, a number of filmmakers represented by sixpackfilm will be receiving extensive tributes at various international festivals.
The first will be Eve Heller and Peter Tscherkassky at the Thessaloniki Film Festival (–> 3.-13.11.22) – Unfortunately, the master classes had to be cancelled at short notice due to health reasons. The film programs will be shown, of course.
The prestigious Short Film Festival Winterthur (–> 8.-13.11.22) in Switzerland dedicates an extensive special to Kurdwin Ayub, presenting a selection of her short films as well as the award-winning documentary PARADISE ! PARADISE !.
Last not least Ruth Beckermann will be shown for the first time in Italy with a comprehensive overview of her work at the Filmmakers Festival in Milan (–> 18.-27.11.22), including a master class by the grand dame of Austrian documentary filmmaking.
nach der Viennale auf in die Kinos !!!
Gleich nach dem Festivalreigen beginnt die intensive Kinozeit: dringend empfohlen und nicht zu verpassen:
IT WORKS II von Fridolin Schönwiese, ab 4. November österreichweit -> filmdelights
UNCOMFORTABLY COMFORTABLE von Maria Petschnig, NUR am 4. November NUR im BSL Breitenseer Lichtspiele, Wien --> BSL
MUTZENBACHER von Ruth Beckermann, ebenfalls ab 4. November österreichweit --> filmladen
ELFRIEDE JELINEK - DIE SPRACHE VON DER LEINE LASSEN von Claudia Müller, Kinopremiere am 8. November, danach österreichweit --> Polyfilm
NICHTS NEUES von Lennart Hüper, NUR am 9. November im Metro KinoKulturhaus (Living Collection sixpackfilm) --> mehr
PARA:DIES von Elena Wolff in Kollaboration mit Julia Windischbauer, am 12. und 14. November im Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus, Wien --> mehr
"Announcements from Another World" - Tribute to Gudrun Krebitz at the Uppsala International Shortfilm Festival
The International Short Film Festival in Uppsala / Sweden dedicates a tribute to Austrian artist Gudrun Krebitz. Krebitz's works deftly weave drawn animation and multilayered collages into visual poems that oscillate between dreams, memories and visions. Her films are intoxicatingly ambiguous and at the same time personally and emotionally direct. It is the first such comprehensive show of the artist in the framework of a festival. --> Uppsala Shortfilm Festival - 24.-30.10.2022
Austrian Art Awards 2022 for Christiana Perschon and Lisl Ponger
Christiana Perschon (photo) receives this year's Austrian Art Award for Film. The focus of her work is the development of an "other gaze" that undermines a traditional, male, heteronormative gaze regime and redefines the relationship between woman behind and in front of the camera, between looking and being looked at: In pointed short film portraits as well as in her internationally acclaimed feature film debut She is the other gaze (2018), we encounter female artists from earlier generations, while Perschon also reflects their specific media, approaches, and modes of artistic expression on a formal level. Bildwerden, the most recent work from this groupy of films, will soon celebrate its premiere at the Viennale.
Lisl Ponger, founding member of sixpackfilm and represented in our program with central film works such as Semiotic Ghosts, Passages, or Phantom Foreign Vienna, is awarded the Art Award in the category of Artistic Photography.
We are very happy for both artists and congratulate all other award winners!
Outstanding Artist Award 2022 for Ella Raidel
Ella Raidel is this year's recipient of the Austrian Ministry for Culture's (BMKÖS) Outstanding Artist Award in the category of feature and documentary film.
We happily quote from the jury's statement: "Raidel is an artist who consistently and continuously works at the interface between performative art, documentary film and fiction. Her protagonists are rigorously woven into composed images. They wander between tradition, modernity and the future, through grown cities and replicas, through condemned buildings and postmodern experience culture. (...) Individual narratives, commentaries and historical references merge ontologically with the architecture to form a mental image. In the process, a new, open cinema emerges. A cinema that reflects on the conventions of filmmaking across genres and disciplines." Exemplified most recently in A Pile of Ghosts, which approaches the construction boom in China from an unusual perspective and takes us into ghost towns; this film is still on its international festival tour and has just won the Award of Excellence at the Tokyo Image Forum Festival.
sixpackfilm sends heartfelt congratulations to Ella, whose work we have been accompanying as distributor for many years, and of course to all other award winners as well.
Foto: B. Holub
DocLisboa 2022 - International Premiere of ELFRIEDE JELINEK – LANGUAGE UNLEASHED
ELFRIEDE JELINEK - LANGUAGE UNLEASHED, portrait film of the famous Austrian writter by director Claudia Müller, awarded the FIPRESCI Prize at the Munich Film Festival, will celebrate its international premiere at the upcoming DocLisboa (6.-16.10.2022) ––>