We are happy and proud to announce that DREAMS REWIRED - MOBILISIERUNG DER TRÄUME by Manu Luksch, Martin Reinhart and Thomas Tode won the Austrian Film Critics' Award 'Der papierene Gustl' in the category 'Best Documentary'.
'Der papierene Gustl' is awarded by 81 Austrian film journalists who select the best films of the year. This year 460 films, which have been released in the Austrian theatres in 2016, stood for election. The prize was awarded by the Association of Austrian Film Journalists (DPG) and the Austrian Film Critics' Guild (AFCG). Herbert Wilfinger, from the DPG, presented the prize.
The award ceremony took place at the restaurant Zwischenbrückenwirt on Tuesday, 14th of March 2017. We congratulate Manu Luksch, Martin Reinhart and Thomas Tode and also the winners of 'Best Feature' TONI ERDMANN by Maren Ade, 'Best Austrian Production/Coproduction' STEFAN ZWEIG: FAREWELL TO EUROPE by Maria Schrader and 'Best Austrian Film of the Last Decade' THE WHITE RIBBON by Michael Haneke.
We would also like to thank Tilda Swinton and Dörte Lyssewski, the wonderful voices of the film, as well as the composer Siegfried Friedrich and the whole film team. A big thank you to our distributors Polyfilm in Austria and Icarus Films in the US, the AFC Austrian Films and to our partners: Austrian Filminstitute, Filmstandort Austria, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Vienna Film Fund, Arts Council England, ZDF, ARTE, 3SAT, Bildschön Filmproduktion & Ambient Information Systems.
In collaboration with the Film Fund Luxembourg, we are celebrating two luxembourgish premieres at the Luxembourg City Film Festival:
DIE NACHT DER TAUSEND STUNDEN by Virgil Widrich
and MAPPAMUNDI by Bady Minck
The premieres will be followed by a Q&A with the directors and a cocktail.
NIGHT OF A 1000 HOURS celebrated a wonderful German premiere last night! The film opened this year's Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis in the presence of the director and screenwriter Virgil Widrich and the actors Amira Casar and Laurence Rupp as well as the production designer Christina Schaffer and the editor Pia Dumont.
On Thursday the Benelux premiere will take place as a part of the 46th International Film Festival Rotterdam, where Virgil Widrich and Amira Casar will again be present.In addition, Virgil Widrich's film will be shown in the audience competition at the Würzburg International Film Festival.
On Sunday evening the award ceremony will take place, which the director will attend.Today Long Lost by Nadia Masri will celebrate his German premiere in Saarbrücken too and compete in the short film competition. The director and the actor Tommy Schlesser will be present the first night to showcase the film.
Today LONG LOST by Nadia Masri will celebrate his German premiere in Saarbrücken too and compete in the short film competition. The director and the actor Tommy Schlesser will be present the first night to showcase the film.
The time has come - filming of 'Fever' has begun!
Elfi Mikesh' new feature film, a visually powerful drama, fluctuating between dreams and reality, the past and the present, is being shot in Luxembourg, Austria, Sout Tyrol and Serbia. Eva Mattes, Martin Wuttke, Carolina Cardoso, Nicole Max and Sascha Ley are the core of the very talented cast.
'Fever' is a co-production between AMOUR FOU Luxembourg and AMOUR FOU Vienna and will be completed in 2014.
Austria, 1950s. Franzi, eleven years old, lives in a small town with her parents. Photographs belong to her life like picture books to those of other kids. She spends days and nights between dream and reality, ‘bringing to life’ the photos her dad took in Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia while being stationed there as a foreign legionaire. The images are enigmatic and spark her imagination, fascination and horror never lie far apart. The father’s feverish dreams, triggered by a recurrent surge of malaria, become the girl’s nightmare. Years later, the successful and now grown-up Franziska travels from Graz to Novi Sad, searching for a lost sister and the images of her childhood start blurring with her journey to Serbia. In “Fever”, two narrative threads conjoin suspensefully: fiction and photo-film and the film oscillates between dream and reality.
Writer & Director: Elfi Mikesch / Camera: Jerzy Palacz / Set design: Christina Schaffer / Costumes: Brigitta Fink / Make-up: Béatrice Stephany
With: Eva Mattes, Martin Wuttke, Carolina Cardoso, Nicole Max, Sascha Ley, Luc Feit, Oleg Zhukov, André Jung ao.
Supported by: Filmfund Luxembourg, ÖFI, FISA, Cine Styria, BLS and ZDF/3sat