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TRUST WHO

A cinema documentary by Lilian Franck
Germany/Austria 2017, 90 min.

A co-production with OVALfilm (DE)

Developed with the support of ZDF/ARTE, Federal State Government of Germany – Directorate Culture and Media (BKM), Austrian Film Institute (ÖFI), Austrian Broadcasting Corporation Film/Television-Agreement (ORF), Deutscher Filmförderfonds DFF, MEDIA

In production / Scheduled for 2017

The documentary WORLD HEALTH follows the current reforms of the WHO to improve its operation. It also examines the growing challenges for Health in today’s world in conversations with global health players.

 

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COPS

A feature film by Stefan A. Lukacs
Austria 2017, 100 min.

A co-production with Wega Film (AUT)

Developed with the support of Filmfonds Wien (FFW), Austrian Film Institute (ÖFI)

Scheduled for 2018

Young and eager police recruit Chris shoots a mentally ill man on duty. He is celebrated a hero, but soon after, traumatic symptoms begin to surface. In a desperate attempt not to be exposed by his tough superior Konstantin, he resorts to excessive violence, in order to hide his trauma and fulfill his dream of becoming an elite cop.

 

 

CHILDREN OF THE FUTURE

A documentary by Mohammad Farokhmanesh, Frank Geiger, Armin Hofmann
Germany/Austria 2017, 90 min.

A co-production with Brave New Work (DE)

Developed with the support of Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, SWR/ARTE, DFFF Deutscher Filmförderfonds, Filmstiftung NRW, MFG Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg, Filmfonds Wien, MEDIA, FISA Filmstandort Österreich, Puls4

Scheduled for 2018

A half-animated feature documentary about the dream of right-wing extremist parents, which becomes the nightmare of their unaware children: A childhood between neo-Nazi utopia and prosecution.

 

 

BORN IN EVIN

A documentary by Maryam Zaree
Germany/Austria 2017, 90 min.

A co-production with Tondowski Films (DE)

Developed with the support of Hessen Film, Österreichisches Filminstitut, ORF Film/Fernseh-Abkommen, DFFF Deutscher Filmförderfonds, ZDF kl. Fernsehspiel, BKM, Kuratorium junger dt. Film, FISA Filmstandort Österreich

Scheduled for 2018

There are children who were born in Evin prison in Iran and grew up in the West. They were witnesses of torture, murder and human rights abuse. One of them is the actress Maryam Zaree. She searches for the children and tells her story.

 

 

PINKAFELD

A documentary by Elke Groen
Germany/Austria 2017, 100 min.

A co-production with groen.fi lm KG (AUT)

Developed with the support of BKA, MA7

Scheduled for 2018

Pinkafeld is a small city in Austria. A small city representing the world.


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A feature film by Markus Heltschl
Austria 2017, 90 min.

With the support of Austrian Film Institute (ÖFI), Federal State Government of Tyrol – Directorate Culture

Participant of SOURCES 2

In development / Scheduled for 2017

When his best friend goes on a killing spree, PAOLO’s (16) world falls apart. Having to face the consequences of the deed, he is sucked into a maelstrom of events, which he can hardly escape.

 

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YOU MAY BE BELIEVED
(UNTER UMSTÄNDEN KÖNNTE MAN IHNEN GLAUBEN)

A cinema documentary by Matthias van Baaren
Austria 2016, 80 min.

Developed with the support of Federal Ministry for Education, the Arts and Culture – Innovative Film Austria (BMUKK), City of Vienna – Cultural Department / Film (MA7)

In development / Scheduled for 2017

After a night of drinking a young actress wakes next to a man, whom she has only met briefly before. She is convinced that he drugged her with knockout drops and raped her afterwards. The woman decides to report him to the police, without being able to prove her allegations. “You May be Believed” is a film about people’s credibility, and how we deal with it as a society.

 

 

A CRIME OF ART

Feature Film by Arash T. Riahi
Austria/ France, 90 min. 

Would you consider burning tires on the St. Petersburg Bridge or sewing your own lips as art or hooliganism?
A fictional film, based on the life of the radical Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky and how he managed to convince his interrogator to swich sides!

 

 

MICROMEO

Feature Film by Virgil Widrich
Austria/ Luxembourg, 90 min. 

Romeo and Juliet in the microcosm of the human body… Forbidden love between the young Bacterium
Micromeo and Antibody-girl Globia threatens the harmony of the immune system, leading to war between ambitious leaders, and fi nally awakening a genetic monster that is ready to exterminate them all.

 

 

THE TEACHER

Feature Film by Arman T. Riahi
Austria, 90 min. 

The inexperienced and young teacher Fuchs is to be introduced to the prison school by his predecessor, the long-serving prison teacher Berger, whose unconventional teaching methods stir up the daily routine of the prison, but give hope to the young inmates – especially the tight-lipped turkish Maryam – and even manage to confuse his opportunistic successor.

 

 

THE POINTLESS DEATH OF BENJAMIN LUND

Feature Film by Stephen Hutton
Austria/Sweden, 90 min. 

Death drives around town picking up souls of the deceased in a bus. But one if his victims stubbornly resists the rushing demon. An absurd hommage to life through death is about to begin.

 

 

THE GIRLS

Feature Film by Arash T. Riahi
Austria/France, 90 min. 

Radical stories of three female activists and a terrorist lead us inside a world of religious fanatism and radical activism. Based on true characters around Femen, Charlie Hebdo and Arabic activists.

 

 

THE MINISTER

Feature Film by Arash T. Riahi
Germany/Austria/Sweden/France, 120 min. 

Inspired by the life of Iran’s first female minister who was executed after the Islamic revolution. A passionate plea about the fi ght for the freedom of women by reference to the historical developments of modern day Iran, from the 1930s to the present. The fi lm connects a personal, human fate with sociopolitical events, which influence world affairs up to the present day.

 

 

MR. DUSCHEK – THE SHRINKING CARETAKER

Feature Film by The Riahi Brothers
Austria, 90 min. 

Alfred Duschek is a reactionary, xenophobic caretaker in Vienna. After his sudden, early retirement he starts to shrink and becomes more and more the victim of his own prejudices. A phantastic farce about people who hate change.

 

 

THIS LAND IS MY LAND

Feature Film by Susanne Brandstaetter
Austria, 100 min. 

After Donald Trump’s election, Susanne Brandstaetter, an American filmmaker who has lived most of her adult life in Austria unravels what went undetected by political analysts in her in-depth documentary portrait of Trump voters in Ohio: A microcosm of the USA that reveals striking parallels to Europe and its swing to the right.

 

 

FITNESS

Feature Film by Sabine Hiebler and Gerhard Ertl
Austria, 90 min. 

„At 16 you go out for a beer and suddenly you are 30.“ This awareness suddenly hits 29-year old Stefanie Fröhlich while having a hangover. Her life between callcenter job, pub rounds, hanging around, art school and lectures isn’t the same anymore: It‘s time for Fitness.
Based on the work of the radical cult-author Stefanie Sargnagel.

 

 

WOODEN RIFLE

Feature Film by Alfoz Abdulkarim Tanjour
Austria, 90 min. 

During the Syrian revolution, 21-year old Noor tries to escape with his mother to his father, living in Europe to reunite the family. When he arrives in Europe without his mother and realizes that his father is involved in human traffi cking his perception of good and bad is challenged. A fi lm about innocence in a guilty world.

 

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