FILMS IN PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT

IN PRODUCTION

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THE TEACHER

A film by Arman T. Riahi
Feature Film  |  90 Min  |  AUT  |  2019

SYNOPSIS

When the ambitious FUCHS (40) starts his new job to take over the place of the old, headstrong and unconventional prison teacher BERGER (59), he discovers not only his own creativity but learns also to build a connection to the close-mouthed inmate SAMIRA (16).

Developed with the support of Österreichisches Filminstitut, ORF Film/Fernseh-Abkommen, Film Fonds Wien, FISA

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THE BUBBLE

A film by Valerie Blankenbyl
Documentary  |  90 Min  |  AUT, SWI  |  2019
A co-production with Cognito Films

SYNOPSIS

121.000 retirees, 50 golf courses, 3000 activities. The Bubble depicts everyday life in and around the world’s biggest retirement community in Florida.

Funded by BKA, Filmstiftung Zürich, Austrian Film Institute, Film Industry Support Austria, ORF Film/Fernseh-Abkommen, SRG, FISS, FISA, Suissimage,  MEDIA Ersatz

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PINKAFELD - WAS HABEN DIE GEGEN UNS

A documentary by Elke Groen
90 min  |  DEU, AUT
A co-production with groen.film

SYNOPSIS

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

Developed with the support of BKA, PULS 4, MA7, Land Niederösterreich
Scheduled for 2019.

IN DEVELOPMENT

SARGNAGEL

A docomedy by Sabine Hiebler and Gerhard Ertl
90 min  |  AUT
A co-production with Hiebler-Ertl KG

„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. And now someone wants to make a film about her! Impossible? Based on the work of the radical cult-author Stefanie Sargnagel.

Developed with the support of Austrian Film Institute & Film Fonds Vienna

MR. DUSCHEK –
THE SHRINKING CARETAKER

A film by The Riahi Brothers
110 min  |  AUT


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 fantastic farce about people who hate change.

Developed with the support of Austrian Film Institute & Film Fonds Vienna & Creative Europe

THE POST OFFICE GIRL

A film by Terence Davies
100 min  |  GB, AUT
A co-production with Sheryl Crown & Ruth Caleb & Terence Davies (TPOG Limited)

Stefan Zweig’s novel set in post war Austria sows the seeds for the rise of fascism, the end of the Empire and ultimately the Second World War.This is a story of two people who realize they are inextricably bound to their social and economic realities by circumstance.

Developed with the support of Austrian Film Institute & Film Fonds Vienna

MICROMEO

An animation-film by Virgil Widrich
written by Jean-Claude Carriére & Virgil Widrich

90 min  |  AUT, LUX, FR

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 finally awakening a genetic monster that is ready to exterminate them all.

Developed with the support of Austrian Film Institute & Film Fonds Vienna & Creative Europe

THE MINISTER

Feature film by Arash T. Riahi
120 min  |  GER, AUT, SWE, FRA

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

Developed with the support of the Hamburg Film Fond

WOODEN RIFLE

A film by by Alfoz Abdulkarim Tanjour
90 min  |  AUT

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 trafficking. His perception of good and bad is challenged. A film about innocence in a guilty world.

Developed with the support of Austrian Film Institute & Creative Europe & Doha Institute

THE POINTLESS DEATH OF
BENJAMIN LUND

A film by Stephen Hutton
90 min  |  AUT, NOR

A man finds himself sitting with death. As death drives around the city, he collects everyone who has passed that night. Will it be possible for our hero to reach a deal to survive death?

Developed with the support of Austrian Film Institute & Creative Europe

GIRLS & GODS

A documentary by Verena Soltiz
90 min  |  AUT, GB
A co-production with PINBALL London LTD.

Will women have more rights and freedoms if religion becomes obsolete in the matters of public and private life? And do all women want this at all, especially religious women who call themselves feminists and are honest about calling themselves so.

Developed with the support of Austrian Film Institute

CALLSHOP

A comedy by Daniel Moshel
written by Daniel Moshel,
Domenik Pockberger,
Eugen Klim
90 min  |  AUT

Jonni, a lovable, jewish rascal from Vienna is pulling out all the stops to emanzipate himself from his parents via his virtual reality cyber-erotic project. Even if that means blackmailing his racist father by threatening to marry a former prostitute from Nigeria.

Developed with the support of Austrian Film Institute

EVERYDAY PROPAGANDA

A hybrid documentary by The Riahi Brothers
90 min  |  AUT

In the animated documentary “Everyday Propaganda” we see the world through the eyes of modern populist and authoritarian regimes who are using propagandist and manipulative methods to seize power or continue to cling to it.  How can we find tactics to resist and reclaim the power of the people in a divided world?

Developed with the support of Austrian Film Institute & Creative Europe

AUSWANDERTAG

A feature series by The Riahi Brothers
written by Klaus Opitz
5 x 45 min  |  AUT

Set in the near future. The members of the Viennese working-class family Putschek, supporters of the right wing populists, are unwilling to accept the fact that they – like many of their fellow countrymen – have lost out by electing the party that is in power. They are forced to flee to Turkey as refugees. An absurd farce about the future in the present.

Developed with the support of Creative Europe

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