Founded in Luxembourg in 1995 and in Vienna in 2001, AMOUR FOU Luxembourg and AMOUR FOU Vienna, realise artistically exceptional feature, documentary and short films for the international market with international and, most frequently, European partners.

Throughout the process AMOUR FOU stands for vision and pushing the envelope, whether in regard to aesthetics, production or distribution strategies. The focus is on European independent auteur cinema and the distinctive “handwriting” of the directors who work with AMOUR FOU. The associate partners of AMOUR FOU Vienna and AMOUR FOU Luxembourg are Bady Minck and Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu.

PROFIL (1994-2020)

  • 2018

    AMOUR FOU Films @ Berlinale, Venice, San Sebastian, Karlovy Vary, Toronto, Busan, Batumi, Pyongyang, Haifa, Athen, Zurich, Viennale, Diagonale, CinEast & Luxembourg Film Festival

    ‚Styx’ World Premiere as Opening Film of Panorama Special Berlinale
    ‚Styx‘ wins the Heiner-Carow-Award @ Berlinale
    ‚Styx‘ wins the Award of the Ecumenical Jury @ Berlinale
    ‚Styx‘ wins Europe Cinemas Label Award @ Berlinale 2018
    ‚Styx‘ wins the Audience Award & the Best Sounddesign Prize @ Filmkunstfest MV Schwerin
    ‚Styx‘ wins the Grand Price & the Creative Energy Award @ Internat. Filmfest Emden-Norderney
    ‚Styx‘ wins the Triton Award Best Cinematographer for Benedict Neuenfels @ Valetta Film Festival
    ‚Styx‘ wins the Triton Award Best Performance for Susanne Wolff @ Valetta Film Festival
    ‚Styx‘ wins the Special Award of the Jury @ Batumi International Art-House Film Festival
    ‚Styx‘ wins the European University Film Award
    ‚Styx‘ gets finalist at the LUX Prize of European Union
    ‚Styx‘ @ Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
    ‚Styx‘ @ Venice Film Festival
    ‚And then you‘ @ Luxembourg-city Film Festival
    ‚Iceman‘ @ Diagonale Graz
    ‚Egon Schiele‘ @ Athen Film Festival
    ‚The Man With Modern Nerves‘ @ Short Film Days Oberhausen
    Nine Nominations at the Luxembourgish Film Awards
    ‚Mécanomagie‘ & ‚Being and Nothingness‘ @ Festival Curitiba Brazil
    ‚Egon Schiele‘, ‚The Night of a 1000 Hours’,‚Casting a Woman’ & ‚MappaMundi’, nominated at the Luxembourgish Film Awards
    ‚MappaMundi’ @ Kolla Festival & Festivals in Salzburg & Freistadt
    ‚MappaMundi’ @ Pyongyang Film Festival
    ‚Styx‘ wins the Special Prize of the Jury @ Batumi Internat. Film Festival Georgia
    ‚Angelo‘ World Premiere @ San Sebastian Film Festival
    ‚Angelo‘ US Premiere @ Toronto Film Festival
    ‚Styx‘ US Premiere @ Toronto Film Festival
    ‚Angelo‘ Swiss Premiere @ Zurich Film Festival
    ‚Angelo‘ Israel Premiere @ Haifa Film Festival
    ‚Angelo‘ Asian Premiere @ Busan Film Festival
    ‚Angelo‘ @ BFI London Film Festival
    Bady Minck Film Retrospectives at KinoviSieon Innsbruck, at Filmstudio Villach, at Moviemento Linz, at Rechbauerkino Graz, at Radstadt Festival
    ‚Invisible Sue‘ World Premiere @ Festival CineKid Amsterdam
    ‚Angelo‘ Austrian Premiere @ Viennale Film Festival
    ‚Styx‘ Austrian Premiere @ Viennale Film Festival
    ‚Styx‘ wins BestFilm for WolfgangFischer @ ErsteBank MehrwertPreis Wien
    ‚Styx‘ wins BestActress @ Metropolis Preis München
    ‚Styx‘ wins BestProducer @ Metropolis Preis München
    ‚Styx‘ wins BestFilm for WolfgangFischer @ Metropolis Preis München
    ‚Styx‘ gets Finalist at LUX Prize of European Union
    ‚In the Beginning was the Eye‘ @ Surrealisms Conference, University of Edinburgh
    ‚Invisible Sue‘ @ Oulu International Children's and Youth Film Festival
    ‚Invisible Sue‘ wins Best Film @ Oulu Festival Finnland
    ‚Iceman’ @ Mountain Film Festival Graz
    ‚Angelo‘ @ Marrakech Film Festival
    ‚Styx‘ gets nominated for Best Direction, Best Script, Best Editing @ Austrian Film Award
    ‚Angelo‘ gets nominated for Best Fiction Film, Best Direction and Best Script @ Austrian Film Award
    ‚Angelo‘ gets nominated for Best Camera and Best Costumes @ Austrian Film Award
    ‚Angelo‘ gets nominated for Best Make-up and Best Production Design @ Austrian Film Award
    ‚The Night of a 1000 Hours‘ @ Festival Droits des Femmes et Cinéma at the Institut Elie Wiesel Paris

  • 2017

    AMOUR FOU Films @ Sundance, Locarno, IFF Bejing, Vilnius IFF, Luxembourg-City FF, Docs against Gravity Warsaw, Diagonale, CinEast

    ‚MappaMundi‘ World Premiere @ Sundance Film Festival and nominated for the International Fiction Award
    ‚Night of a 1000 Hours‘ & ‚MappaMundi‘ have Luxembourgish premiere @ Luxembourg City Film Festival
    ‚MappaMundi‘ @ Vilnius Film Festival, Lithuania
    ‚Egon Schiele‘, ‚Night of a 1000 Hours‘ & ‚MappaMundi‘ have Austrian premiere @ Diagonale Film Festival Graz, Austria
    ‚Night of a 1000 Hours‘ @ International Film Festival Beijing, China
    Retrospective Bady Minck & ‚MappaMundi‘ @ Docs Against Gravity Film Festival Warsaw, Poland
    ‚MappaMundi‘ nominated for the Fiction/NonFiction Award @ Docs Against Gravity Warsaw, Poland
    ‚Iceman‘ world premiere @ Filmfestival Locarno, Switzerland
    Bady Minck @ Jury of the CinEast Festival Luxembourg
    Retrospective Bady Minck @ Festival of the regions Saarbrücken, Germany
    ‚MappaMundi‘ @ K3 Film Festival, Stadtkino Villach, Österreich

  • 2016

    AMOUR FOU Films @ Austrian Film Awards, IFF Göteborg, Munich, Moscow, Sofia, Warsaw, Mexico-City

    · ’Dreams Rewired’ wins Best Documentary Feature Award @ Moscow International Documentary Film Festival
    · ’Dreams Rewired’ wins German Documentary Music Award for Siegfried Friedrich @ Munich Film Festival
    · ’Dreams Rewired’ @ IFF Göteborg, Boston, Sofia, Vermont, Munich, Warsaw, Moscow, Colombo, Mexico-City
    · 'Loos Ornamental‘ wins Special Award for Heinz Emigholz @ German Film Critics Association Awards 2016
    · ’Casanova Variations' wins the Austrian Film Award for best Editing by Evi Romen
    · 'Casanova Variations' wins the Austrian Film Award for best Costume for Renate Martin and Andreas Donhauser
    · ’Dreams Rewired’ Theatrical Release @ New York, San Franciso, Los Angeles etc.

  • 2015

    AMOUR FOU Films @ IFF Rotterdam, Diagonale, Crossing Europe & Jihlava, Teheran

    · ’Dreams Rewired’ nominated for Austrian Jury Award @ This Human World Film Festival Vienn
    · ‚Fieber‘ nominated for Best Fiction as Coproduction @ the Luxembourgish Academy Awards
    · ‚Fieber‘ nominated for Best Music, Best Editing & Best Production Design @ the Luxembourgish Academy Awards
    · 'Amour Fou' nominated for Best Fiction as Coproduction @ the Luxembourgish Academy Awards
    · AMOUR FOU as company nominated for the British Excellence Awards
    · ‚Dreams Rewired‘ nominated for East Silver Award @ Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival
    · ‚Free Spaces‘ wins Best Documentary Award @ Lund Architecture Film Festival
    · ‚Casanova Variations‘ wins Golden Romy for Best Script in Vienna
    · ‚Free Spaces‘ has its World Premiere @ IFF Crossing Europe Linz
    · 'Amour Fou' wins the Austrian Film Award for Best Screenplay for Jessica Hausner
    · 'Amour Fou' wins the Austrian Film Award for Best Editing for Karina Ressler
    · ’Dreams Rewired / Mobilisierung der Träume’ has its World Premiere @ IFF Rotterdam

  • 2014

    2014 AMOUR FOU Filme @ IFF Cannes, Berlinale, Karlovy Vary, San Sebastian, Toronto, Melbourne a.o.

    · 'Le Grand Cahier' kommt in die engere Auswahlliste der Oscar Academy Awards

    · 'Amour Fou' wird 8 mal für den Österreichischen Filmpreis nominiert

    · '1313 Dante's Emperor' erhält Special Mention von der Jury @ Eurimages Awards at IFF Roma

    · 'Amour Fou' gewinnt den Preis für den Besten Film @ Lisbon & Estoril Meo Film Festival

    · 'Naked Opera' hat Kinostart @ Anthology Film Archives in New York City

    · 'Casanova Variations' von Michael Sturminger hat seine Weltpremiere @ IFF San Sebastian

    · 'Hannah Arendt' von Margarethe von Trotta gewinnt Prix France Culture Cinéma @ Paris

    · 'Amour Fou' @ IFF Karlovy Vary, Melbourne, Toronto, Viennale

    · 'Amour Fou' von Jessica Hausner hat seine Weltpremiere @ IFF Cannes - Un Certain Regard

    · ‚Fieber / Fever' gewinnt den Diagonale Award für das beste Szenenbild

    · 'Hannah Arendt' gewinnt den 'Luxembourg Filmprize for Best Fiction in coproduction'

    · Elfi Mikesch wird mit dem Special Teddy Award geehrt @ IFF Berlinale Panorama

    · 'Fieber' / 'Fever' von Elfi Mikesch feiert Weltpremiere @ IFF Berlinale Panorama

    · 'The 727 Days without Karamo' word drei Mal für den österreichischen Filmpreis nominiert

  • 2013

    2013 AMOUR FOU Films @ IFF Berlinale, Karlovy Vary, Jihlava a.o.

    Three Films @ IFF Berlinale for AMOUR FOU Luxembourg & AMOUR FOU Vienna:'Naked Opera' directed by Angela Christlieb @ Panorama, 'The 727 Days of Karamo' by Anja Salomonowitz @ Forum, 'Hannah Arendt' by Margarethe von Trotta @ Lola
    · Heiner Carow Award for 'Naked Opera' for the best German language film at the Berlinale Panorama 2013
    · 'Hannah Arendt' by Margarethe von Trotta wins the German Film Prize Lola in Gold for Best Actress Barbara Sukowa and the Lola in Silver for Best Film
    · 'Hannah Arendt' attracts more than 420.000 visitors in German Cinemas and more than 390.000 spectators in France, it is released in more than 32 countries.

    · 'Le Grand Cahier' by Janos Szasz has its World Premiere @ IFF Karlovy Vary

    · 'Le Grand Cahier / The Notebook' wins Grand Prix Crystal Globe & Europa Cinema Award @ IFF Karlovy Váry
    · 'The 727 Days without Karamo' by Anja Salomonowitz has been awarded with the Silver Eye award @ the 10th East Silver Market at IFF Jihlava
    · 'Naked Opera' wins the Press Jury Prize @ IFF Message to Man, St. Petersburg
    · 'Hannah Arendt' wins the Prix Eurimages, the Amnesty International Prize, the German Directors Award, and the Federico Fellini Award for Cinematic Excellence for Barbara Sukowa
    · 'Hannah Arendt' in the Top Ten Best Movies of 2013 @ The New York Times, and Best Movie of 2013 @ Film Critics Guild Japan

  • 2012

    AMOUR FOU Films @ IFF Toronto, Valladolid a.o.
    AMOUR FOUsion > Minotaurus Film & AMOUR FOU join forces under the umbrella of AMOUR FOU and becomes AMOUR FOU Luxembourg & AMOUR FOU Vienna

    'Empire Me' by Paul Poet wins the Prix du Film Rebelle @ IFF Aubagne
    · 'The Future's Past' by Susanne Brandstaetter wins the AAC Award for the best Documentary Film Camera @ Diagonale
    · 'Empire Me' by Paul Poet wins the Remi Award @ IFF WorldFest Houston
    · 'Hannah Arendt' by Margarethe von Trotta @ IFF Toronto
    · 'Hannah Arendt' wins the Silver Spike Award @ IFF Valladolid and the Grand Prix du film d'histoire @ IFF Pessac
    · 'Hot Hot Hot' by Beryl Koltz wins the Luxembourg Film Prize
    · Margarethe von Trotta is awarded with the Leo Baeck Medaille in New York for 'Hannah Arendt and with the Bavarian Film Award

  • 2011

    'Hot Hot Hot' by Beryl Koltz @ IFF Busan

    · 'Hot Hot Hot' by Beryl Koltz wins Best Actor & Best Director @ IFF Tirana

  • 2010

    Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu is elected chairman of the Film and Music Industry Department of the Vienna Chamber of Commerce.

  • 2009

    Bady Minck as member of the Orizzonti jury @ Venice Film Festival

    · 'Two projects by Frederick Kiesler' by Heinz Emigholz @ IFF Toronto

  • 2008

    AMOUR FOU Films @ IFF Berlinale, Toronto a.o.

    AMOUR FOU Luxembourg becomes a member of 'ULPA - Union Luxembourgeoise de la Production audiovisuelle'

    · 'Loos Ornamental' by Heinz Emigholz & 'Seems To Be' by Bady Minck @ IFF Berlinale
    · 'Loos Ornamental' by Heinz Emigholz @ IFF Toronto
    · 'Ezra' by Newton I. Aduaka wins the Grand Jury Prize @ IFF Durban
    · 'Ezra' by Newton I. Aduaka wins Grand Jury Prize & Prix du Public @ IFF Amiens
    · 'Ezra' by Newton I. Aduaka wins 3 awards @ IFF Granada & IFF Besancon

  • 2007

    AMOUR FOU Films @ IFF Cannes, Berlinale, Sundance, Biennale Venezia, documenta, Rotterdam, Fespaco, Toronto a.o.

    · 'Being and Nothingness' by Bady Minck @ IFF Rotterdam
    · 'It happened just before' by Anja Salomonowitz @ IFF Berlinale Winner of the Caligari Film Award
    · 'Schindler's Houses' by Heinz Emigholz @ IFF Berlinale
    · 'Ezra' by Newton I. Aduaka @ IFF Sundance
    · 'Ezra' by Newton I. Aduaka @ IFF Cannes
    · 'Ezra' by Newton I. Aduaka wins 4 awards @ IFF Fespaco:
    · Grand Prix Etalon d'Or, Prix Spécial of United Nations,
    · Prix Spécial Plan Burkina, Prix Spécial INALCO
    · 'The Mozart Minutes' wins Prix Visionica @ IFF Wroclaw
    · 'Being and Nothingness' by Bady Minck nominated for the UIP European Film Award @ IFF Rotterdam
    · 'Imago Mundi' by Lisl Ponger @ documenta XII
    · 'Free Radicals' by Bady Minck @ Biennale di Venezia
    · 'Silent Resident' by Christian Frosch & 'Schindler's Houses' @ IFF Toronto
    · 'Taxidermia' by Görgy Pálfi wins Audience Jury Award @ IFF Fantas Porto
    · 'Taxidermia' wins Iris Award @ European FF Brussels
    · 'Taxidermia' wins Best Director Ficco Award @ IFF Mexico

    Gabriele Kranzelbinder, Virgil Widrich & Thomas Woschitz leave "AMOUR FOU Vienna". Gabriele Kranzelbinder founds KGP. The rights of the films produced by AMOUR FOU Vienna until 2007 are split between AMOUR FOU Vienna and KGP

  • 2006

    AMOUR FOU Films @ IFF Cannes, Karlovy Vary, Toronto, Montreal, Rotterdam a.o

    · 'Taxidermia' by Görgy Pálfi @ IFF Cannes & IFF Karlovy Vary & IFF Toronto & IFF Montreal
    · 'If the Lumiere Brothers…' by Lisl Ponger, 'Steffl' by Michael Kreihsl &
    · 'Roll Over Mozart' by Bady Minck @ IFF Rotterdam
    · 'All People is Plastic' by Harald Hund @ IFF Rotterdam
    · 'Taxidermia' by Görgy Pálfi wins Silver Hugo for Best Feature @ IFF Chicago
    · 'Taxidermia' wins Don Quixote Award @ IFF Cottbus
    · 'Taxidermia' wins Gene Moskowitz Critics Award & Best Supporting Actor & Best Supporting Actress & Grand Prize
    @ Hungarian Filmweek
    · 'Taxidermia' wins Estonian Film Critics Award @ IFF Tallinn
    · 'Taxidermia' wins Award for Best Direction @ IFF Transilvania

  • 2005

    AMOUR FOU Films @ IFF Berlinale, Karlovy Vary, Rotterdam, Locarno a.o.

    · 'La Belle est la Bête' by Bady Minck @ IFF Rotterdam
    · 'Crash Test Dummies' by Joerg Kalt @ IFF Berlinale
    · 'Crash Test Dummies' by Jörg Kalt @ IFF Karlovy Vary
    · 'Crash Test Dummies' wins Pluch Drehbuch-Förderpreis @ Diagonale Graz
    · 'Crash Test Dummies' wins Silver Giraldillo @ IFF Sevilla
    · 'Crash Test Dummies' wins Special Jury Award @ IFF Cinessonne
    · 'In the Beginning was the Eye' wins Award Most Innovative Documentary @ IFF Roma Art Doc
    · 'In the Beginning was the Eye' wins Special Mention of the Jury @ IFF Trento
    · 'Volver la Vista' by Fridolin Schoenwiese & 'All people is plastic' by Harald Hund @ IFF Locarno

    Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu becomes president of the Festival Diagonale (until 2011)

    Founding of Autlook Films @ Vienna, by AMOUR FOU Vienna, Navigator Film, Nikolaus Geyrhalter Film & Peter Jager - World Sales, specialised in Documentary Films

    Founding of Poool Filmverleih @ Vienna by AMOUR FOU Vienna & Erich Lackner, joined by Peter Drössler - Distribution company

  • 2004

    AMOUR FOU Films @ IFF Cannes, Karlovy Vary, Rotterdam, Toronto, Montreal, Buenos Aires a.o.

    · Four Films @ IFF Rotterdam: 'Phantom Foreign Vienna' by Lisl Ponger, 'Struggle', 'Il mare e la torta' by Edgar Honetschlaeger & 'Encounter in Space' by Thomas Draschan
    · 'Girls and Cars' by Thomas Woschitz @ IFF Cannes
    · 'Encounter in Space' by Thomas Draschan @ IFF Karlovy Vary
    · 'Ma Mère' by Christophe Honoré @ IFF Toronto
    · 'Struggle' wins Best Cinematography @ Diagonale & Special Jury Mention @ IFF Umbria
    · 'In the Beginning was the Eye' wins Special Mention of the Jury @ IFF Szolnok
    · 'In the Beginning was the Eye' in Top Twenty of Best Documentaries @ IFF Doc Review Warsaw
    · 'Phantom Foreign Vienna' @ IFF Montreal
    · 'Struggle, 'Il mare e la torta' and 'In the Beginning was the Eye' @ IFF Buenos Aires
    · 'Cartoon d'Or - Best Animated European Film' for 'Fast Film'

    AMOUR FOU Vienna becomes a member of 'AAFP - Austrian Associaton of Film Producers' and 'dok.at - Austrian Association for Documentary Films'

  • 2003

    AMOUR FOU Films @ IFF Cannes, Karlovy Vary, Toronto, Montreal, Melbourne, Amsterdam a.o.

    · Four Films @ IFF Cannes for AMOUR FOU Vienna & AMOUR FOU Luxembourg: 'Fast Film' by Virgil Widrich, 'Struggle' by
    Ruth Mader, 'Pas de repos pour les Braves' by Alain Guiraudie and 'In the Beginning was the Eye' by Bady Minck
    · Four Films @ IFF Karlovy Vary for AMOUR FOU Vienna & AMOUR FOU Luxembourg:
    · 'Fast Film, 'Struggle', Pas de repos pour les Braves' and 'In the Beginning was the Eye'
    · 'Fast Film' & 'Struggle' @ IFF Toronto
    · 'Fast Film', 'Pas de repos pour les Braves' and 'In the Beginning was the Eye' @ IFF Montreal
    · 'Struggle' by Ruth Mader wins Cipputi Award @ IFF Torino
    · 'Struggle' wins Best Script & ZDF Award @ IFF Max Ophuls Saarbruecken
    · 'Struggle' wins Fipresci Award @ IFF Molodist Kiew
    · 'In the Beginning was the Eye' in Top Ten Best Films in Australia @ IFF Melbourne
    · 'In the Beginning was the Eye' in Top Ten Best Films Central & Eastern Europe @ IFF Trencianske Teplice
    · 'In the Beginning was the Eye' @ IDFA Amsterdam and @ IFF Pesaro
    · 'In the Beginning was the Eye' Winner of the 'Premio Cinemavenire / Award for Future Cinema'

    AMOUR FOU starts Petition against the closing of Austrian Film Festival DIAGONALE

  • 2002

    Petition against the closing of the Art-program KUNST-STÜCKE at ORF - Austrian Television
    POLYFILM leaves the company AMOUR FOU Vienna Gmbh

  • 2001

    Founding of AMOUR FOU Filmproduktion GmbH @ Vienna (since 2012: AMOUR FOU Vienna GmbH) by Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, Gabriele Kranzelbinder, Virgil Widrich, Bady Minck, Thomas Woschitz & POLYFILM

    · 'Nebel' by Matthias Müller @ IFF Rotterdam
    · 'ElektroSpeech' by Bady Minck wins Award for Innovative Film & Public Netbase Award

  • 1999

    Founding of Danube Entertainment @ Munich by Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, Bady Minck, Christian Meinke, Fabien Arséguel & POLYFILM Distribution company

    · Release of 'Wallace & Gromit', distributed by Danube Entertainment, in Germany, Austria, Switzerland & Luxembourg

  • 1998

    Start of the production of 'In the Beginning was the Eye' by AMOUR FOU Luxembourg & Oikodrom in association with Garabet Film

  • 1996

    Founding of Garabet Film GbR @ Vienna by Bady Minck & Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu. - Company for project development and postproduction.

    · Start of the production of 'Nebel' by Matthias Mueller by AMOUR FOU Luxembourg in association with Garabet Film

  • 1995

    Founding of Minotaurus Film sàrl @ Luxembourg (since 2012: AMOUR FOU Luxembourg sàrl) by Bady Minck & Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu - Film production & distribution company

  • 1994

    Founding of AMOUR FOU asbl @ Luxembourg by Bady Minck, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu & Anne Schroeder, joined by Dan Wiroth, Elisabeth Conter, Andrea Helbach - Association for the programming of arthouse films in Luxembourg