Judenburg Now!

a film by Elfi Mikesch
International Premiere: Internationale Hofer Filmtage 2011

Austria // 2011 // 75min


Cinematographer and director Elfi Mikesch travels from Berlin via Vienna and Graz to her birthplace Judenburg, where she set off in the 60ies to become an internationally renowned photographer and filmmaker. Judenburg Now! is the portrait of a small town, its artists and residents. A film about photography, media, music and the search for images of this town as well as their intrinsic sound.

"I watch photographers in Judenburg going about their work, not without moments of slapstick, coming to know different takes on the profession and its constantly changing conditions. Like in my youth, I roam the alleys, look at the river, pass through the woods and meet my past gaze with my camera. And I discover a distinctly changed city, modern and innovative."
Elfi Mikesch

Written, directed and camera by

Elfi Mikesch


Petra Zöpnek


Lilly Grote


Daniel Lercher, Andrea Sodomka

Location Manager

Maria Motter

Executive Producer

Alfie Lang-Král

Commissioning editor ORF

Franz Grabner


Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, Bady Minck, Irene Höfer


AMOUR FOU Vienna, Medea Film, ORF

Supported by

Cinestyria, Fernsehfonds Austria, Fernsehförderung des Filmfonds Wien und der Stadt Judenburg