RECYCLED CINEMA & 30 years of sixpackfilm

This year's Viennale-Filmmuseum retrospective celebrates both the global nature and character of the found footage tradition and its strong home base in Viennese arts practice and film culture. And we will celebrate sixpackfilm, born thirty years ago from a film series on precisely this same subject: found footage cinema. :-)

A program by Viennale and Austrian Filmmuseum in collaboration with sixpackfilm
curated by Brigitta Burger-Utzer, Michael Loebenstein, Jurij Meden
Detailled program will soon be published on the website of the Austrian Filmmuseum.

RECYCLED CINEMA & 30 years of sixpackfilm

Norbert Pfaffenbichler erhält den ÖSTERREICHISCHEN KUNSTPREIS für FILM 2020 !

Herzliche Gratulationen !

Der Film- und Medienkünstler und Kurator und bereits langjährige Wegbegleiter von sixpackfilm Norbert Pfaffenbichler erhält den diesjährigen ÖSTERREICHISCHEN KUNSTPREIS in der Kategorie FILM. Wir freuen uns sehr und gratulieren von ganzen Herzen! Herzlichen Glückwunsch auch an alle weiteren Preisträger*innen, speziel an Anna Jermolaeva für Bildende Kunst und Hofstetter Kurt für Medienkunst, beide sind mit ausgewählten Film- und Videoarbeiten auch im Katalog von sixpackfilm vertreten. Zu allen ausgezeichneten Künstler*innen

Norbert Pfaffenbichler erhält den ÖSTERREICHISCHEN KUNSTPREIS für FILM 2020 !

Peter Tscherkassky - various retrospectives upcoming

In the upcoming weeks several venues will dedicate programs to famous film-avantgardist Peter Tscherkassky: Starting with IMAGE FORUM TOKYO to a Masterclass at UNDERDOX in Munich (accompanied by one of Eve Heller as well) to a focus on his worldwide renown found-footage-films as part of RECYCLED CINEMA at Vienna Filmmuseum within the upcoming VIENNALE 2020.

Peter Tscherkassky - various retrospectives upcoming

Crossing Europe -- Tribute 2020: VALIE EXPORT -> @ Ars Electronica

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 17th edition of Crossing Europe Film Festival Linz had to be cancelled. The film program "Tribute VALIE EXPORT" will be screened as part of "Crossing Europe 2020 - EXTRACTS" in fall 2020 at the Ars Electronica Festival in Moviemento Cinema in Linz/AT.

This year, CROSSING EUROPE will dedicate its Tribute section to one of the most important representatives of international media, film, and performance art: VALIE EXPORT. She was born in Linz in 1940, where she also grew up. On the occasion of her 80th birthday, and on the initiative of the VALIE EXPORT Centre Linz in cooperation with CROSSING EUROPE and sixpackfilm, a comprehensive program of VALIE EXPORT’s films and videos will be shown for the first time in her place of birth at this year’s edition of CROSSING EUROPE.
The tribute presents a selection of short and feature-length films from over forty years of being active as an artist. This includes experimental studies, world-famous performance works, feminist media critiques, and Expanded Cinema actions, ranging from 8mm film to large scale image formats, the first video systems to medical image investigations: conceptualized for the cinema hall, the exhibition space, or the television.
Program, Q & A and catalogue: Brigitta Burger-Utzer
Program schedule

photo: VALIE EXPORT © Violetta Walkobinger

Crossing Europe -- Tribute 2020: VALIE EXPORT -> @ Ars Electronica

LIFE ON THE HORN by Mo Harawe in Locarno 2020

We are very happy to announce that LIFE ON THE HORN by
Mo Harawe will celebrate its world premiere at the International Film Festival Locarno!

For the entire duration of Locarno 2020 – For the Future of Films (August 5-15), the international Pardi di domani competition will be available online. 
Detailed information on www.locarnofestival.ch

LIFE ON THE HORN by Mo Harawe in Locarno 2020

Diagonale Awards 2020 for Constanze Ruhm and Friederike Berat

After the cancellation of the festival due to Covid-19 this year's  jury decisions of Diagonale 2020 have been announced. Cordially congratulations to all winners ! Especially we celebrate together with Constanze Ruhm, receiving the Award for Innovative Cinema for Gli appunti di Anna Azzori, and with Friederike Berat, who has been awarded with Best Artistic Editing for Documentary for WE DID WHAT HAD TO BE DONE (co-dir: Ulrike Ertl).

all award-winners

Diagonale Awards 2020 for Constanze Ruhm and Friederike Berat

Spotlight auf sixpackfilm bei Kino-VoD-Club

Der Kino-VoD-Club, der online-Anbieter der österreichischen Programmkinos richtet ein Spotlight auf sixpackfilm mit einer  Auswahl an Filmen, die neu in deren Programm sind, darunter drei visuelle Meisterwerke von Peter Schreiner, Essays von Ella Raidel, Michael Palm oder Gerhard Friedl und eindrückliche Portraits von Institutionen, Orten und Menschen von Angela Summereder, Lukas Marxt, Cordula Thym & Katharina Lampert oder Joerg Burger.
Österreichisches Home-Kino vom Feinsten mit dem Sie gleichzeitig Ihr Kino in dieser "kinolosen Zeit" unterstützen!
Direkt in die vodclub.online Sammlung

Spotlight auf sixpackfilm bei Kino-VoD-Club

Oberhausen 2020 - online

Like other festivals also Oberhausen International Shortfilm Festival has to move it's recent edition into the internet due to the pandemia. Within this edition and in various sections a number of titles from sixpackfilm's catalogue have been included: Heavy Metal Detox by Josef Dabernig plays in the International Competition (IC3) as well as Pomp by Katrina Daschner (IC5), the last part of her series which can be seen as an entire program by itself within the festival: Katrina Daschner: An Eight Part Dream Novella.
Furthermore the german-austrian production The Institute by Alexander Glandien has been selected into the German Competition (GC3) - the complete festival program and streaming schedule can be found here

And finally sixpackfilm has been invited again to contribute with a showcase of recent productions from our catalogue within the Distributors screenings. (see details here)

Oberhausen 2020 - online

THIS MOVIE IS A GIFT by Anja Salomonowitz as "Film of the week" at dafilms.com

A personal devotion of film art and object art and vice versa: Anja Salomonowitz´s sensible portrait of well known Swiss artits Daniel Spoerri at work and talk, THIS MOVIE IS A GIFT is celebrated as FILM OF THE WEEK until may 10th at DAFILMS, probably world´s most advanced plattform for documentary and essay film.

straight to dafilms.com

THIS MOVIE IS A GIFT by Anja Salomonowitz as "Film of the week" at dafilms.com

Ann Arbor Filmfestival 2020 - Awards for Billy Roisz and Siegfried Fruhauf

There are still good news to spread !
Ann Arbor Filmfestival, which had to move to the net due to the pandemia, has given it's awards last weekend:

Who's Afraid of RGB by Billy Roisz received the Leon Speakers Award for Best Sound DesignTHORAX by Siegfried Fruhauf one of the Juror Awards ! Congratulations !
Find a list of all award winners here

Ann Arbor Filmfestival 2020 - Awards for Billy Roisz and Siegfried Fruhauf