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 Individual narratives, commentaries and historical references merge ontologically with the architecture to form a mental image.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) ––>
„Wie kommt die Kunst zum Film? Wie kommt der Film zur Kunst?“
Filmschau und Panel
Samstag, 10. September 2022
Johannesgasse 41010 Wien
freier Eintritt / Zählkarten an der Kassa
In Kooperation mit der Kunstmesse viennacontemporary (8. bis 11. September 2022 im Wiener Kursalon) veranstaltet die Akademie des Österreichischen Films am 10. September im METRO Kinokulturhaus einen Tag zur Schnittstelle von Kunst und Film. Gezeigt werden Filme, die einen Kontext zur (bildenden) Kunst haben und/oder deren Filmemacher:innen sich als Vertreter:innen beider Welten sehen.
Katrina Daschner - in Person at Filmmuseum - September 15, 2022
Katrina Daschner's film and video work is opulent, carnivalesque, and visionary. In a multilayered mix combining different artistic forms and media, Daschner exhausts the possibilities offered by the New Burlesque for gallantry, masquerade, resistance, eccentricity, and a love of surfaces and objects. She creates a cosmos where queer is experienced as a collective utopia spanning styles and genres and transcending the concerns of queer subjectivity. In this iridescent, fleshy, and intersectional universe that is always a stage, she charges "queer" with the identity-disintegrating power at the historical roots of the experiment: sexual desire as a desire for changes in the (neo-)liberal, hetero-patriarchal, social order. A significant share of this power is generated by Daschner's LGBTIQ+-guided, sex positive artistic community work – as part of the musical performance collective SV DAMENKRAFT (with Sabine Marte, Gin Müller, Christina Nemec) and "CLUB BURLESQUE BRUTAL," which she founded and led from 2009–2014. Like everything she does, her work on film is also extensive – a network of performance, textile, architecture, sculpture, music, and borrowings from early cinema that explodes patriarchal norms, constraints, gazes, and poses. (Katharina Müller / Translation: Ted Fendt)
programin context of the exhibition: "BURN & GLOOM! GLOW & MOON! Thousand Years of Troubled Genders" - Katrina Daschner - at Kunsthalle Wien until october 23,.2022
Living Together and 5pm Seaside in competition at Sarajevo Film Festival!
We are very happy to announce invitations to the 28th Sarajevo Film Festival (August 12th-19th 2022) for Thomas Fuerhapter’s documentary feature Zusammenleben / Living Together that takes a close look on intercultural exchange within a specific setting, the so-called “integration courses” in Vienna, and for Valentin Stejskal’s narrative short 5pm Seaside in which two men leave the safe space of their self-chosen isolation to encounter one another.
Heartfelt congrats to the filmmaker’s and their teams – and a great festival to everyone present in Sarajevo!
Brent Klinkum (1960-2022)
Today we receive the very sad news that our longtime friend and fellow member Brent Klinkum passed away quite suddenly while hiking. Brent will be remembered as a passionate person, brimming with wit, who loved cinema culture in all its formulations. In 2012, with great esprit and an unusual approach, Brent curated the retrospective Breaking Ground for sixpackfilm, an appreciation of Austrian experimental film history over the past 60 years. It is an abrupt departure, very painful for all who knew him. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the relatives and friends.
Golden Medusa Awards 2022
At the award show of first QUEERTACTICS short film competition for queer_feminist works, the following winners were celebrated in Vienna: The GOLDEN MEDUSA for the "most challenging gender portrayals" went to The zip of my pants is open. Like my heart. by Marie Luise Lehner, a GOLDEN MEDUSA for the "queerest aesthetic realization" went to WET STREAMING III - fuck my ficus by Aaron Scherer, Eva Sommer, and Daniela Zahlner - and the GOLDEN MEDUSA for the "most successful documentation of queer community" was awarded to TRANS*GAZE by Rosa Wiesauer.
sixpackfilm congratulates all award winners. Bookings for The zip of my pants is open. Like My Heart. and TRANS*GAZE are happily accepted any time!
Voguing performance by Kiki House of Dive (Photo: Jana Madzigon)
Will my parents come to see me? by Mo Harawe awarded AUSTRIAN SHORT FILM PRIZE at Vienna Shorts
With the great award as best contribution in the Austrian competition, Will my parents come to see me? -> by Mo Harawe (which premiered at this year's Berlinale) also qualifies for the Short Film Oscar as well as the European Film Awards and the Austrian Film Awards. Congratulations Mo, and we are happy working with you !
to the jury statements of all prizes of VIS Vienna Shorts 2022
Freies Kino / Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus: Michaela Grill - it's a wild world
in presence of the director: Tuesday, June, 7, 2022, 20:00h - free entrance
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.