FILMS IN PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT

IN PRODUCTION

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PERLA

A film by Alexandra Makarová
Feature Film | 90 min | AUT, SVK
a co-production with Hailstone

SYNOPSIS

In spring 1981, Perla, an impulsive painter, must return to communist Czechoslovakia to settle an old debt. She fled the country many years ago and is unwelcome on both sides of the curtain. Perla embarks on a risky journey to uncover the secrets of her past, which she had kept locked away. This film portrays a life-affirming, strong-willed woman and mother who strives to live life on her own terms, despite the losses she has endured.

Funded with the suport of Austrian Film Institute and ORF Film/Fernsehabkommen.
Developed with the support of Austrian Film Institute and If she can see it, she can be it Script Competition 

🌱 This project will be realized according to green filming guidelines

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HOW TO BE NORMAL

A film by Florian Pochlatko
Feature Film | 100 min | AUT

SYNOPSIS

HOW TO BE NORMAL? This is the question PIA asks herself. In an attempt to get her life on track again she moves back into her parents’ house in the outskirts of Vienna – and soon discovers that she isn‘t the only one whose life is going off the rails. Also her parents ELFIE and KLAUS seem to lose track in an ever transforming world. Gradually, as she fights for control over her body and a life caught between old loves, new job and psychotropic medication, Pia is transformed into a giant super-heroine who not only rescues her father from ruin but saves the whole world too. Or is she just having another psychotic episode?

Funded with the support of Austrian Film Institute, Vienna Film Fund, ORF Film/Fernseh-Abkommen, Land Niederösterreich Abteilung Kunst und Kultur, CINE ART

🌱 This project will be realized according to green filming guidelines

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GIRLS & GODS

A film by Verena Soltiz & Arash T. Riahi
Documentary | 90 min | AUT, CHE
a co-production with Amka Films Productions

SYNOPSIS

In a groundbreaking personal journey, Inna Shevchenko meets extraordinary, inspiring women, some are fighting against religion, others defend religion, and surprisingly many, who started to reform religion. They all are united by one belief: Women are magnificent. No god - neither in heaven nor on earth - may deprive them of their rights or subordinate them to men.

Funded with the support of Austrian Film Institute, ORF Film/Fernseh-Abkommen, FISA & Film Fund Vienna, Federal Office of Culture Switzerland and SRG.
Developed with the support of Creative Europe Programme MEDIA

Creative Europe Programme - MEDIA   

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READ MY BREASTS

A film by Anja Salomonowitz
Documentary | 90 min | AUT, ESP
a co-production with Alba Sotorra Cinema Productions

SYNOPSIS

Read my Breasts is a documentary about the FEMEN activist Inna Shevchenko. Women who give everything, change our world with their political actions and reap contradictions, these are FEMEN. And Inna at the centre of this new feminism. 

Funded with the support of BMKOES, Eurimages, ORF Film/Fernseh-Abkommen, FISA, ICEC Catalunya and City of Vienna MA7 Culture Department

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DIARY OF AN AMBASSADOR

A film by Natalie Halla
Documentary | 80 min | AUT
a co-production with Natalie Halla

SYNOPSIS

The Afghan ambassador in Vienna, Manizha Bakhtari, has found herself in a bizarre situation since the Taliban took power: she represents a country whose old government fled and whose new Taliban government has no international recognition. Under increasingly difficult financial and personal conditions, she decides to stand up to the Taliban and continue her courageous fight for the rights of Afghanistan's women and girls as an ambassador, true to her motto "peace is not the absence of war, but the presence of justice".

Funded with the support of Austrian Film Institute, ÖFI+, Film Fund Vienna, ORF Film/Fernsehabkommen, Zukunftsfonds Austria, Kultur Oberösterreich, Land Salzburg Kultur and City of Linz.

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TO CLOSE YOUR EYES AND SEE FIRE

A film by Nicola von Leffern & Jakob Carl Sauer
Documentary | 98 min | AUT
a co-production with Nicola von Leffern & Jakob Carl Sauer

SYNOPSIS

Beirut's inhabitants are furious about needing to play the role of the phoenix. Clean, rebuild and move on, an all too familiar feeling. Even the big explosion of the city in 2020 did not bring about the desired change during the crisis of a century. Lost Paradise is a poetic mosaic about the vacuum in life after tragedy.

Funded with the support of ORF Film/Fernseh-Abkommen, BMKOES, City of Vienna MA7 and Drehbuchforum Scriptlab.

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THE WITNESS

A film by Nader Saeivar
Feature Film  | 110 min | DE, AUT
a co-production with Arthood Film

SYNOPSIS

Tarlan (65) thinks that she witnessed the murder of her stepdaughter Rana by her husband, who is an important government figure. When the police refuses to investigate, Tarlan decides to take things into her own hands and put herself and her family in danger.

Funded with the support of Austrian Film Institute, Filmfonds Wien, ORF Film/Fernseh-Abkommen, ÖFI+, Medienboard Berlin- Brandenburg

IN FINANCING

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EMMY AND THE LAST CHRISTMAS SPELL

A film by Juliana Neuhuber
Children's Feature Film | 80 min | AUT
a co-production with FlairFilm

SYNOPSIS

EMMY longs for a white Christmas, but there is no snow this time. Worse still, people are in danger of losing their imaginations. Together with RUMPEL, a goblin from the world of fairy tales, she embarks on an adventurous journey through pre-Christmas Vienna to save the magic of the world. 

Development funded with the support of the Austrian Film Institute

IN DEVELOPMENT

RIOT / GIRL

A film by Arman T. Riahi
Feature Film I 90 min | AUT

Iranian teenager NIKA is supposed to spend a few weeks with her relatives in Austria, officially to recover from her nose operation. But Nika's presence increases tensions within the family. HENGAMEH soon realizes that her niece is with them for other reasons. 

 Script developed with the support If She Can See It She Can Be It

 

MAMÁ

A film by David Clay Diaz
Feature Film I 90 min | AUT

The summer holidays end and Adrián has to leave the safety of his mother's care to go back to school, where little by little, through encounters with the outside world, the reality of his mother's life and his own is questioned. A film about the painful shift in perspective on the beloved mum and the value of a human being.

Script developed with the support of Austrian Film Institute

EXILE FAMILY MOVIE - PART 2

A film by Arash T. Riahi
Documentary I 100 min | AUT

 An Iranian family scattered all over the world meets again after 20 years. Through this family reunion and other stories from the Iranian diaspora universe, a kaleidoscope of a multi-layered collective identity complex emerges that is both specific and universal.

Developed with the support of Austrian Film Institute

FRANKIE

A film by Arash T. Riahi
Based on the novel “Frankie” by Michael Köhlmeier
100 min | AUT

When 14-year-old Frankie's 70-year-old grandpa is released early after 18 years in prison, a love-hate relationship develops between the two with unforeseen consequences.

Script developed with the support of Austrian Film Institute

 

30 BULLETS

A film by The Riahi Brothers
Feature Film I 120 min | DE, AUT
a co-production with bildundtonfabrik

A political thriller about statefunded terrorattacks in Europe based on true events. 

Funded with the development support of Creative Europe Programme - MEDIA
Script developed with the support of Austrian Film Institute

Creative Europe Programme - MEDIA   

A HEART STORY

A Film by Arash T. Riahi
Feature Film | 100 min | AUT

A single Iranian father lives in Austria with his two children. When his son (10) has a fatal accident at school, he tries with all means to bring the truth to light and overcome his grief. However his effords to shed light on the circumstances of the accident have different effects than planned.

Developed with the support of Creative Europe Programme - MEDIA

Creative Europe Programme - MEDIA   

MIGRATION NATION

A feature series by The Riahi Brothers
written by Klaus Oppitz
6 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 Programme - MEDIA & Vienna Film Fund

Creative Europe Programme - MEDIA   

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