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.
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!
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.
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).
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