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.
FREE SPACES won the Best Documentary Award at the Lund International Architecture Film Festival on the 12th September in Sweden.
Statement of the jury:
"The prize "Best Documentary Film" at the Architecture Film Festival Lund goes to FREE SPACES by Ina Ivanceanu for the focus on easily forgotten parts of Europe where, in the transition from Soviet communism to a young fragile democracy, public space is threatened by rapid ongoing commercialisation."
Additionally, we are happy to see that FREE SPACES continues its festival journey throughout Europe. Ina Ivanceanu's documentary celebrated its world premiere this year at the Crossing Europe Film Festival in Linz, Austria. Since then the film was part of many other festival-screenings and events:
- Crossing Europe Film Festival in Linz, Austria
- Konsum(frei) am Donaukanal, May 2015 - Austria
- Woman of Cinema Festival at the A4_Association for Contemporary Culture, June 2015 - Slovakia
- Cinematheque Hanoi, July 2015 - Vietnam
- DocLab Hanoi, July 2015 - Vietnam
- Lund International Architecture Film Festival, September 2015 - Sweden (won the Best Documentary Award)
27. September at Pixelache Filmfestival in Helsinki / Finland
30. September at the Kulturherbst Neubau 2015
1 - 4 October at Arquiteturas Film Festival in Lisbon / Portugal
2 - 3 October at Art UnAnchored Festival /Austria/ Slovakia
25 October at CinEast Film Festival Luxembourg / Luxembourg
3 - 8 November at FilmFestival Cottbus - Festival of East European Cinema / Germany
20 November at Kinokis Mikrokino at the Depot Vienna / Austria