Schindler's Houses

an avant-garde documentary by Heinz Emigholz
World Premiere: Berlinale - Internationales Forum des Jungen Film 2007

Austria 2007 // color // 99 min // 35mm // Dolby Digital


Schindler's Houses shows forty buildings by the Austro-American architect Rudolph Schindler from the years 1931 to 1952. Schindler's pioneering work in Southern California is the cornerstone of a branch of modern architecture. All the material for the film was shot in May 2006. The film is thus also an up-to-date portrait of urban life in Los Angeles that has never been documented in this form before.

Script, direction, camera, editing

Heinz Emigholz


May Rigler

Camera Assistant

Volkmar Geiblinger

Assistant Editor

Markus Ruff

Sound Design

Jochen Jezussek, Christian Obermaier


Christian Reiner

Sound Mix

Eckard Goebel


Martin Putz

Production Manager

Alexander Glehr


Heide Semmelrock

Commissioning Editors

Jutta Krug (WDR III), Reinhard Wulf (WDR/3sat)

Camera Rental

Otto Nemenz Los Angeles


Fotokem Burbank, Synchro Film & Video GmbH Wien


Gabriele Kranzelbinder, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu


AMOUR FOU Vienna, Heinz Emigholz Filmproduktion Berlin

Supported by

Film Fonds Wien, Innovative Film Austria, in Koproduktion mit ORF, WDR III und WDR/3sat


Autlook Film Sales


Diagonale Festival of Austrian Film 2009
Mexico City International Contemporary Film Festival 2008
Frame Minneapolis 2008
Film Comment Selects New York 2008
Festival Internacional de Cine de Bilbao 2007
Duisburger Filmwoche 2007
Viennale Vienna International Film Festival 2007
Vancouver International Film Festival 2007
Toronto International Film Festival 2007
Festival Era New Horizons Wroclaw 2007
Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente 2007
Mar del Plata International Film Festival 2007
Berlinale - Internationales Forum des Jungen Film 2007