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April 3, 2024

PERLA by Alexandra Makarová - Shooting completed


We have the great pleasure of being the first company to realise a winning project of the "If she can see it, she can be it" screenplay award, initiated in 2016 by Drehbuchforum Vienna. 

The shooting of the feature film Perla (winning project 2019/20) by script writer and director Alexandra Makarová is completed. The film is being produced by GOLDEN GIRLS FILM and HAILSTONE and is being expected to premiere end of 2024/beginning of 2025. The Austrian distributor is Stadtkino Filmverleih. Currently, we are looking for the right world sales to represent the film internationally. The film is being edited by Joana Scrinzi (The Great Freedom/Cannes 2021, Sleeping with a Tiger/Berlinale 2024)

The film is Alexandras second feature film after Crush my Heart (Zerschlag mein Herz, 2018). The leading roles are played by Rebeka Poláková, Simon Schwarz, Noël Czuczor, Hilde Dalik and Carmen Diego.

The film is about Perla, an impulsive painter, who has to return to communist Czechoslovakia in the spring of 1981, to settle an old debt.

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January 30, 2024

Shooting of READ MY BREASTS by Anja Salomonowitz completed

We are pleased to announce that the shooting of our hybrid documentary project Read My Breasts (WT) by Anja Salomonowitz has been successfully completed.

Salomonowitz, whose latest feature film Sleeping with a Tiger (coop 99 filmproduktion) was screened at the Berlinale 2024 in the Forum section, developed the concept of the film and also directed it. 

Read my Breasts is a documentary film about the FEMEN activist and feminist Inna Shevchenko. A film about women who want to change society with their political actions and face resistance in the society.

The film, which is an Austrian-Spanish co-production with Alba Sotorra, will premiere in 2025.

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December 14, 2023

Arman T. Riahi wins Main Award of "If She Can See It, She Can Be It"

On November 20, 2023, the main award ceremony for the 7th screenplay competition "If she can see it, she can be it. Frauen*figuren jenseits der Klischees" took place at Filmcasino Vienna. Arman T. Riahi was honored with the main award for his screenplay Riot/Girl.

Focusing on "Diversity," the competition encourages a profound exploration of the cinematic portrayal of inequality in Austria. The award was endowed with 15,000€ along with dramaturgical support. Congratulations to Arman T. Riahi, who is right now in pre-production and development phase of the feature film, who is supposed to be shot in the beginning of 2025.
 
Excerpt from the jury's statement:
"We witness a young woman whose world is fragmented by trauma, we witness a mother who wants to leave a broken world behind to embrace a bourgeois one, and we witness her children whose world is disrupted by the arrival of their cousin. What particularly impressed us about 'Riot Girl' by Arman T. Riahi is how magic and realism are interwoven to tell a story of rebellion, empowerment, and reconciliation.
With this award, we want to encourage Arman T. Riahi to continue the courageous path of uncompromising and personal storytelling."

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June 29, 2023

EISMAYER - Great Success @ Austrian Film Awards 2023

 We are overjoyed about four fantastic awards at the Austrian Film Awards 2023 for David Wagner's feature film debut Eismayer.

Best Script - David Wagner
Best Actor in a Leading Role - Gerhard Liebmann
Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Luka Dimić
Best Music - LYLIT
 
With seven nominations and four awards, Eismayer was one of the winners of the evening.

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May 5, 2023

HOW TO BE NORMAL - Start of Shooting

 
We are shooting again! On 17 April 2023 the first take was made for our new film How to be Normal (WT) directed by Florian Pochlatko. His feature film debut is an explosive mixture of drama, satire and supernatural action movie and is primarily aimed at a young generation that finds itself in many of the film's themes. 

How to be Normal shows what it means to grow up in a reality between Instagram, anxiety, ecstasy and escitalopram, between seemingly unlimited possibilities and the complete dissolution of the ego. Besides Luisa-Céline Gaffron in the leading role, Elke Winkens, Cornelius Obonya, Felix Kramer, Oliver Rosskopf and Lion Thomas Tatzber (and many more) enrich the cast.

We would like to thank all funding institutions who made the realisation of this project possible: the Austrian Film Institute, ÖFI+, Vienna Film Fund, ORF Film/Fernseh-Abkommen, Province of Lower Austria Department of Art and Culture, CINE ART. 

How to be Normal will be filmed in Vienna and Lower Austria until the end of May and produced according to Green Filming standards.

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April 7, 2023

EISMAYER'S success goes on

Since the success of the world premiere in Venice 2022, Eismayer is still shown at international festivals around the world (Glasgow, Palm Springs, Gothenburg, Istanbul etc.).
The film was awarded two prizes each at the Les Arcs Film Festival 2022 and the Max Ophüls Film Festival 2023. David Wagner's film also won an audience award at the Queer Film Festival in Mezipatra and main actor Gerhard Liebmann received the acting award at Diagonale’23 for his extraordinary performance in Eismayer.
 
The film is scheduled for release in Germany on 1 June 2023.
 
VOD streaming and DVD sales with bonus material, however, have already begun on 31 March 2023.
Eismayer in the Filmladen edition is already available for pre-order on various websites, e.g. HERE.
 
Jury Statement FFMOP:
Sometimes you think you know what a film is about just from the two-line description. And then things turn out quite differently than they seem. A strictly regulated world, determined by harshness, drill, brutality, and a false understanding of masculinity, is credibly undermined and broken up. The military system is structured more or less the same in every country. There is a specific tone, a strict hierarchy, and relentless discipline. There is no room for love in this place. Through the convincing acting of Gerhard Liebmann, who embodies Vice Lieutenant Eismayer, and Luka Dimić as recruit Mario Falak, the barracks yard tone takes on a tender note. "I'll kill you!" turns into "It's all so nice with you." Macho bully Eismayer comes out of the closet. The love between these two men really did exist in the Austrian army. It is not always a guarantee of success to draw on a true story. Here it has been wonderfully comprehensible and cinematically precise.

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January 10, 2023

SCHRILLE NEWS

In December, our TV movie Schrille Nacht (directed by Riahi Brothers and Mirjam Unger) was shown for the first time on ORF and ARTE.
It is a Christmasy, funny and emotional film consisting of seven different episodes. The film has been extremely well received by viewers and has generated good ratings.
The scripts for the individual episodes were written by Sarah Wassermair, Aleksandar Petrovic, Faris Rahoma and Arman T. Riahi, Maria Hinterkörner, Mischa Zickler, Kathrin Resetarits and Pia Hierzegger.

Among others, Faris Rahoma, Julia Edtmeier, Roland Düringer, Inge Maux, Simon Schwarz, Lukas Resetarits, Ferdinand Seebacher, Sonja Chan, Susi Stach, Dietrich Siegl, Maddalena Hirschal, Aleksandar Petrovic, Martin Leutgeb, Kathrin Resetarits, Martina Ebm, Damyan Andreev, Klaus Rott, Margarethe Tiesel, Helene Stupnicki, Sebastian Wendelin and Rafael Schuchter were in front of the camera.
 
(and who knows... maybe next year there will be a Christmas miracle with even more episodes...)

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September 9, 2022

EISMAYER triumphs in Venice 2022

On 4 September, David Wagner's feature film debut, the army drama Eismayer, celebrated its world premiere at the Venice International Critics' Week - Settimana Internationale della Critica 2022 on Lido, emotional applause and standing ovations included.
A few days later, the film was awarded the IWonderfull main prize for Best Film in the section, as well as the Silver Ship for the best One True Pairing assigned to a couple of characters by the Fanheart3 Association.
In addition to director David Wagner and producers Arash T. Riahi and Sabine Gruber, not only the two leading actors Gerhard Liebmann and Luka Dimić were present in Venice, but also the real-life role models Charles and Mario Falak-Eismayer, on whose real life and love story the film is largely based.

In their statement the jury of the IWonderfull Grand Prize writes: 
This first work, mature and surprisingly coherent on many levels (acting, setting, direction) is an exceptional example of effective, direct and seamless storytelling. The film accepts the challenge of conquering one of the last institutional bulwarks of homophobia: the army. Describing the realm of self-discipline and mere obedience, it represents a surprisingly genuine and calm reflection on the nature of our feelings, on their connection with our bodies, our attitudes and our beliefs. A film about the “courage to overcome” and about coming out, about knowing yourself and others.

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May 17, 2022

AUSTRIAN FILM AWARD 2022 - ELEVEN NOMINATIONS

We are overwhelmed! 11 NOMINATIONS rained down on the 5th of May when the nominations for the Austrian Film Award 2022 were announced for our feature films, including ten nominations for Fox in a Hole by Arman T. Riahi and one for Sargnagel - The Movie by Sabine Hiebler & Gerhard Ertl. 

Fox in a Hole (TRAILER) was nominated in the following categories:
Best Feature Film (Arash T. Riahi, Karin C. Berger)
Best Director (Arman T. Riahi)
Best Screenplay (Arman T. Rahi)
Best Female Leading Role (Maria Hofstätter)
Best Male Leading Role (Aleksandar Petrović)
Best Supporting Female (Luna Jordan)
Best Supporting Male (Andreas Lust)
Best Editing (Karina Ressler, Joana Scrinzi)
Best Sound Design (Original Sound & Sound Design: Atanas Tcholakov, Mixing: Manuel Meichsner)
Best Music (Karwan Marouf)
 
Sargnagel - The Movie (TRAILER) was nominated in the following category:
Best Music (Voodoo Jürgens, David Schweighart)
 
We would like to thank all those who voted and also for the exciting press conference, in which representatives of culture and politics alike campaigned for a vibrant Austrian cinema. The award ceremony will take place on 30. June 2022 in Grafenegg, Lower Austria. The regular members of the Academy of Austrian Film can vote for their favourites in the second round of voting until 13. June.

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May 13, 2022

ROMY FOR MOST POPULAR ACTRESS MARIA HOFSTÄTTER

Maria Hofstätter has once again been awarded one of the most important acting prizes in the German-speaking world for her role in Arman T. Riahi's feature film Fox in a Hole.
On 23. April 2022, she received the ROMY in the category Most Popular Actress Film at the Hofburg in Vienna. Her portrayal of prison teacher Elisabeth Berger has already earned Maria Hofstätter the German Acting Award 2021 and the Günter Rohrbach Filmpreis 2021, both for Best Leading Actress.

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May 11, 2022

FOX IN A HOLE THEATRICAL RELEASE GERMANY & DVD RELEASE

Fox in a Hole had its theatrical release in Germany on 19. May 2022.
HERE you can find the cinemas that will be showing the film.

The film will be available on DVD from 24. June. PREORDER HERE!

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May 10, 2022

SOLO - AUSTRIAN PREMIERE ON 1. JUNE 2022

We are delighted that our international documentary co-production Solo by Artemio Benki (world premiere in Cannes 2019) will finally premiere in Austria. On 1. June 2022 at 8.15 pm, the multi-award-winning film about the Argentinian piano virtuoso Martin Perino and his psychological abysses will be screened at Filmhaus am Spittelberg in the presence of Petra Oplatkova, producer and life partner of the director who passed away
in April 2020. Click here for online ticket sales.  

It is very important to us that Artemio Benki's impressive last cinematic work, his heart's project, is beeing honoured, celebrated and seen in Austria.

School screenings and special screenings: 
Solo can now be ordered/rented for special screenings in cinemas, cultural centres or at educational institutions as DCP or Blu-ray Disc. If you are interested in a screening, please contact: office@goldengirls.at

From the date of the cinema screening on 1. June 2022, the film will also be available throughout Austria as a stream on KINO VOD CLUB. Also from 1. June, Solo will be available for educational purposes via the new school cinema function of KINO VOD CLUB.  

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February 17, 2022

EVA-MARIA - PREMIERE & THEATRICAL RELEASE IN MARCH 2022

We are very pleased to announce the official cinema release of our documentary Eva-Maria by Lukas Ladner.
The cinema release date is 11 March 2022 (Stadtkino Filmverleih).


Eva-Maria (co-production Golden Girls Film and Bunny Beach Film) is about the desire of a young woman with spastic paralysis to have a child. Director Lukas Ladner documents Eva-Maria's journey as one of her assistants and thus provides an unusually intimate insight into a life beyond conventional family planning.

Lukas Ladner's feature debut celebrated its world premiere at DOKfest München 2021 and has since been successfully screened at international festivals, most recently at the 35. Bolzano Film Festival Bozen (5.-10. April 2022). 

Awards:
Best Documentary Award at UK Film Festival 2021 and Newcomer Award at the Diagonale'21.

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January 26, 2022

FOX IN A HOLE - ROMY-VOTING FOR MARIA HOFSTÄTTER

The great Maria Hofstätter is once again nominated for an important acting award for her role in Arman T. Riahi's feature film Fox in a Hole.        This time it's the ROMY-Nomination in the category Most Popular Actress Film and attention, anyone and everyone can VOTE and even several times: romyvoting.kurier.at

Her portrayal of prison teacher Elisabeth Berger has already earned Maria Hofstätter the German Acting Award 2021 and the Günter Rohrbach Film Award 2021, both as Actress in a Leading Role.

You can vote for the Audience-ROMY HERE until the end of March 2022, the ROMY gala including the award ceremony will then take place on 23 April at the Hofburg and live on ORF.
 

We are keeping our fingers crossed and hope you will vote hard!

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January 14, 2022

FOUR FILMS IN THE RACE FOR THE AUSTRIAN FILM AWARD

This year, Golden Girls Film has entered a total of four films in the race for the Austrian Film Award 2022, which can be voted for in a first preliminary round from now until 6 p.m. on 25 April 2022.

Members of the Academy of Austrian Film are eligible to vote, and the Kino VOD Club will serve as a viewing platform for the first time this year.
 

THE FOLLOWING FILMS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR ELECTION:
 

Feature Films: 
Fox in Hole (Director: Arman T. Riahi. AT 2021) TRAILER
Sargnagel-The Movie (Directors: Sabine Hiebler, Gerhard Ertl, co-production with Hiebler-Ertl Film. AT 2021) TRAILER

Feature Documentaries: 
The Bubble (Director: Valerie Blankenbyl, co-production with Catpics, CH/AT 2021) TRAILER
Eva-Maria (Director: Lukas Ladner, co-production with Bunny Beach Film, AT 2021) TRAILER

We hope you enjoy watching and hope for your vote!

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December 7, 2021

EISMAYER - SHOOTING COMPLETED & INVITATION TO THE
LES ARCS FILM FESTIVAL

The filming of Eismayer by David Wagner is completed!

After the main shooting in summer, the winter block in the Seetaler Alps and in the Tennen Mountains took place from mid-November - challenging and intensive shooting that has guaranteed to pay off.

Many thanks to the great crew, the breathtaking cast and the great support of the Austrian Federal Army! We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Vienna Film Fund, the Austrian Film Institute, the ORF Film/Fernsehen Abkommen, Film Industry Support Austria, ZDF/ARTE, the Province of Lower Austria Art/Culture and Cineart.

We are also especially happy about the invitation to Les Arcs Film Festival 2021 in the French Alps in mid-December, where we will be able to present Eismayer in the work in progress section for the first time in an international setting. The film has been selected among more than 150 projects.

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December 4, 2021

TERENCE DAVIES - VIENNALE SPECIAL AND LOCATION-SCOUTING FOR GOLDEN GIRLS CO-PRODUCTION

The British star director Terence Davies visited Vienna in October not only for the Viennale retrospektive dedicated to him, but also to prepare his next film "The Post Office Girl" (based on the novel by Stefan Zweig).

The feature film is planned as an international co-production and will be shot in late summer and autumn 2022, mostly in Vienna and Lower Austria, with an international and Austrian star cast.
 
The British world sales agency Bankside Films, which also represents Davies' current feature film Benediction, has secured the worldwide exploitation rights for the novel adaptation. The project development of "The Post Office Girl", funded by the Austrian Film Institute, Vienna Film Fund and Creative Europe Programme MEDIA, a co-production of Golden Girls producers Arash T. Riahi and Sabine Gruber with British producers Sheryl Crown and Ruth Caleb, is about to be completed successfully and the project is now in the final stages of financing.
 
Read more about the project on screendaily.com!

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December 2, 2021

COPS - DVD RELEASE IN DER EDITION "DER STANDARD"

COPS by Istvan aka Stefan A. Lukacs was released at the beginning of November as part of the 16th season of "The Austrian Film. Edition Der Standard".

The police drama starring Laurence Rupp, Anton Noori, Maria Hofstätter, Anna Suk and Roland Düringer has won several international awards, including the Fipa D'Or, two prizes at the Film Festival Max Ophüls Preis as well as at the Diagonale'18 and three awards at the Austrian Film Awards 2019.
 
"Despite some briskly staged sequences, Cops is not an action film, but a plea for level-headed police work" (David Auer. Edition Der Standard)

"The Americans can't make better police films either." (Wiener Zeitung)

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NEWS-Präsidentschaft Kopie
November 19, 2021

ARASH T. RIAHI & VERENA ALTENBERGER – NEW PRESIDENTS OF THE ACADEMY OF AUSTRIAN FILM

The Academy of Austrian Film, founded in 2009, has two new figureheads: Actress Verena Altenberger and director & producer Arash T. Riahi are the future presidential duo who representatively appear as the face of the film association. The two were elected mid-November at the Academy's general assembly to succeed Stefan Ruzowitzky and Ursula Strauss, who had held the honorary position since 2013.

In addition to representation, the tasks of the presidency also include advocating for film policy concerns. And that is what the two long-standing members of the association with its 576 members intend to do.

Arash T. Riahi: "The academy is not an interest group and does not award money - it is about a cause that is above that. That should also be the attitude: no trench warfare, no egos. Artistic creation meets democratic values. The academy should be there for everyone. Together with the great team at the Academy, Verena and I would like to build bridges."

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November 5, 2021

FOX IN A HOLE – INTERNATIONAL SUCCESS

Arman T. Riahi’s recent feature film Fox in a Hole makes international waves. The drama about prison teachers Fuchs (Aleksandar Petrović) and Berger (Maria Hofstätter) and their students not only thrills Austrian cinema-goers, but also succeeds at international film festivals.

The film had its world premiere at the International Warsaw Film Festival 2020 and has already won 14 international awards. Recently Fox in a Hole was awarded the “Golden Olive Tree” Cristina Soldano Award for Best Film at the 22. Festival del Cinema Europeo, the Youth Jury Award at the French Festival Augenblick, three awards at Biberacher Film Festspiele including the Main Award, the German Acting Award & the Günter Rohrbach Award as Best Actress in a Leading Role for Maria Hofstätter, Awards for Best Script and Best Directing at the 15. Fünf Seen Film Festival, Günter Rohrbach Award, Thomas Pluch Script Award Diagonale`21 and Film Festival Max Ophüls Preis, amongst others.

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NEWS-EVA-MARIA
August 1, 2021

EVA-MARIA - WINS UK FILM FESTIVALS

Lukas Ladner’s debut feature documentary Eva-Maria that premiered at DOK.fest München and received the Diagonale Youth Jury Award – Best Newcomer, has now won the Best Feature Documentary Award at the UK Film Festival 2021.

The film has been invited to various international Film Festivals including Dokfest Kassel, This human world -International Human Rights Film Festival Vienna, Stronger Than Fiction Documentary Film Festival (Australia), Saratov Sufferings Film Festival (Russia), Dokudoc Maribor (Slovenia), Filmkunstfest Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Germany), Filmfestival Kitzbuehel. Eva-Maria is about the desire to have a child of Eva-Maria, a young woman with spastic paralysis.

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NEWS-BUBBLE
October 9, 2021

THE BUBBLE – GOES AROUND THE WORLD

After Valerie Blankenbyl’s feature documentary has been released in Switzerland and Austria, the film is now touring the world. DOC NYC, the largest documentary film festival in the USA, is showing the film in the international competition. Kassel Documentary Film & Video Festival and the Antenna Documentary Film Festival in Sydney also have the film in their programme. On top of that, Festival dei Popoli - the oldest documentary festival in Europe - will present the film on 28th of November. The Bubble, a co-production with Catpics, takes a look behind the walls of the largest retirement residence in the USA.

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September 2, 2021

SARGNAGEL - THE MOVIE – AWARDS FOR HILDE DALIK & BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Our latest film Sargnagel – The Movie, a documedy by Sabine Hiebler and Gerhard Ertl about the autheur and multi-faceted artist Stefanie Sargnagel, premiered at Diagonale’21, won two awards there (Award for Best Production Design and Acting Award for Hilde Dalik) and travels around the world at international festivals including Seoul Int. Women`s Film Festival, Hofer Filmtage and Biberacher Film Festspiele. The film has been running successfully in Austrian cinemas since August.

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NEWS-Filmpreisverleihung
July 12, 2021

RIAHI BROTHERS – HOST THE AUSTRIAN FILM AWARDS 2021

On the 8th of July 2021 the Riahi Brothers had a premiere of a different kind. Arash & Arman T. Riahi, usually known for their work as directors of feature films and documentaries, were the hosts of the Austrian Film Awards Show, that took place at Globe Vienna. The Trouble with being born by Sandra Wollner was awarded Best Feature Film and Die Dohnal by Sabine Derflinger Best Documentary Film. Christine Ostermayer received the award for Best Female Lead for her terrific performance in Oskar & Lily - Where No One Knows Us by Arash T. Riahi.

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June 21, 2021

FOX IN A HOLE - DIAGONALE AWARDS, NOMINATIONS
& CINEMA RELEASE

With festival opener Fox in a Hole by Arman T. Riahi, it was already clear on the opening day of the Diagonale'21 that this year's festival would be a very special one. Finally, film on the big screen again with real people and real applause in the auditorium. Grande Émotion!

All the more pleasing that Fox in a Hole was able to take home two awards. The Thomas Pluch Special Jury Prize, awarded as part of the Diagonale, went to Arman T. Riahi, ex aequo with Pia Hierzegger for her screenplay for Waidmannsdank.

At the big Diagonale award ceremony on the 13th of June, Fox in a Hole editors Karina Ressler and Joana Scrinzi received the Diagonale-Award Editing'21 / Feature Film.

We are also very happy about two nominations at the German Acting Award: Maria Hofstätter in the category Best Actress in a Leading Role and Anica Dobra in the category Strong Performance.

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June 20, 2021

SARGNAGEL - THE MOVIE – DIAGONALE AWARDS FOR HILDE DALIK & BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

The second evening of the Diagonale'21 was dedicated to the world premiere of our new documedy Sargnagel - The Movie by Sabine Hiebler and Gerhard Ertl.

In the presence of the director duo and Stefanie Sargnagel, who plays herself, or rather her fictional character in the movie, the film was shown in the sold-out Helmut List Halle.

Also present was Hilde Dalik, who was visibly surprised to receive the Golden Nut and thus the Diagonale Acting Award for her magnificent double role - absolutely deserved, as we and Der Standard, for example, think.

We are also delighted about the Diagonale-Award for Production Design'21, which was given to Renate Martin and Andreas Donhauser for their work on Sargnagel - The Movie.
 

Sargnagel - The Movie will be shown in Austrian cinemas from the 20th of August.

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June 18, 2021

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACE ON EARTH – DVD RELEASE

Opening Film of Diagonale’20 The Most Beautiful Place on Earth by Elke Groen, about the right wing politician Norbert Hofers’ hometown and its changes over several years, has been released on Dvd by Edition Filmladen.

 About: There is a small town in Austria called Pinkafeld, which gained adverse publicity as a “Nazi village” during the presidential election of 2016, when a majority of its citizens voted for their famous neighbour, the right wing candidate Norbert Hofer. What do people really think in regard to their homeland, refugees and populism? The community shows a society in transition, a microcosm reflecting Europe’s zeitgeist.

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May 15, 2021

FIVE ROMY AWARDS FOR WHERE NO ONE KNOWS US –
OSKAR & LILY

Arash T. Riahis feature film Where No One Knows Us – Oskar & Lily, Austrians most successful festival film 2020, won five Romy Awards and has five nominations for the upcoming Austrian Film Awards.

Romy Awards for:

BEST FEATURE FILM - Michael Katz, Veit Heiduschka
BEST SCREENPLAY CINEMA - Arash T. Riahi
BEST DIRECTOR CINEMA - Arash T. Riahi
BEST EDITING CINEMA - Julia Drack, Stephan Bechinger
MOST POPULAR NEWCOMER FEMALE – Anna Fenderl

Watch the movie on Kino VOD Club!

Nominations Austrian Film Awards:

BEST FEATURE FILM - Michael Katz, Veit Heiduschka
BEST DIRECTOR - Arash T. Riahi
BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE - Christine Ostermayer
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN - Katrin Huber, Gerhard Dohr
BEST COSTUME DESIGN- Monika Buttinger

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December 18, 2020

FOX IN A HOLE - Three Awards @ Max Ophüls
and Opening Film @Diagonale`21

Arman T. Riahi's new feature film Fox in a Hole received three awards at this year's Max Ophüls Preis Film Festival: the Youth Jury Award and awards for Best Director and Best Screenplay .The Austrian premiere of Fox in a Hole is the Diagonale opening on 8th of June in Graz, the Austrian theatrical release is planned for 11th of June.


Fox in a Hole is Arman T. Riahis second feature film after the successful comedy The Migrumpies (2017). It stars Aleksandar Petrović and Maria Hofstätter, as well as Sibel Kekilli, Andreas Lust, Luna Jordan, Karl Fischer, Faris Rahoma and a number of talented young actors.

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OUL SChlingel
December 18, 2020

WHERE NO ONE KNOWS US – OSCAR & LILLI – Austrians most successful Festival Film 2020

Arash T. Riahi's latest feature film Where No One Knows Us - Oscar & Lilli (Wegafilm) is Austrians most successful festival film of 2020 with ten international awards (source AFC).
The film was already successfully screened in France in spring and had its theatrical release in Austria in October. After the Corona-related cinema closures, the film will be released again in Austrian cinemas.

The internationally highly praised drama about the refugee siblings Oscar and Lilli, who don`t give up courage and hope despite their separation from their mother and from each other, was awarded at the following festivals: Olympia Film Festival, Filem`On – Int. Film Festival for Young Audiences, KinoKino Film Festival Zagreb, International Film Festival Schlingel, Taormina Film Festival, Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival, International Migration Film Festival, Film Festival Kitzbühel, DIAGONALE`20 and the Max Ophüls Preis.

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December 18, 2020

ONCE UPON A TIME IN VENEZUELA – VENEZUELAS OFFICIAL SUBMISSION AMPAS / OSCARS 2021

Our Sundance-competitor 2020 Once Upon A Time In Venezuela by Anabel Rodríguez Ríos, the cinematic portrait of Congo Mirador, a village in danger of sinking, is now officially launched by the Venezuelan Academy in the race for AMPAS / OSCARS 2021.

Winning the main prize at the 29. Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival in the International Feature category in October already triggered a qualification for the shortlist for the Foreign Oscars, as Hot Springs is an Oscar qualifying festival.

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NEWS-PINKAFELD_2020
July 6, 2020

Cinema release on 11.09.2020: 
THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PLACE ON EARTH 

Our new cinema documentary The Most Beautiful Place on Earth by Elke Groen has its Austrian cinema release on 11th September. The film would have had its premiere at this year`s DIAGONALE`20 as the opening film of the festival. Due to Corona crisis, the festival unfortunately had to be canceled. This extraordinary documentary is a portrait of Norbert Hofer, the rightwing FPÖ leaders` hometown and its changes over several years. It is a multi-layered picture of a microcosm that has been divided by populism and yet has never given up its longing for cohesion.

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February 7, 2020

WHERE NO ONE KNOWS US / EIN BISSCHEN BLEIBEN WIR NOCH:
international awards & cinema release on 02.10.2020

Arash T. Riahi`s new feature movie Where no one knows us / Ein bisschen bleiben wir noch (produced by Wegafilm, distributed by Les Films du Losange) premiered in Paris in March 2020 and has its Austrian cinema release on 2nd October.

The film about the siblings Oskar and Lilli, who despite being separated from their mother and from each other, never give up hope of meeting again, already succeeded at international film festivals: Audience Award at Max Ophüls Preis, Special Jury Prize at Migration Film Festival and award for Best Costume at DIAGONALE`20.

 "A remarkable piece of art. Extraordinary on all levels." (Le Figaro Magazine)

"Graceful and tender without sentimentalities." (Le Monde)

 SYNOPSIS:
The siblings Oskar (8) and Lilli (13) are separated from their mentally unstable mother and divided between two different foster families. The children's hope to meet each other and their mother again is marked by the unbridled power of love for each other, which tries to disarm every bureaucratic hurdle with passion and poetry.

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July 6, 2020

BORN IN EVIN wins @ German Film Awards 2020

Born in Evin by Maryam Zaree actually won the price for Best Documentary at German Film Awards 2020!

The documentary already received several renowned awards in 2019 as the Berlinale Kompass-Perspektive Award, the award for Best Documentary at International 5 Seen Film Festival, the Newcomer prize at Hessischer Film – and Cinema-awards and two awards at the FEST - New Directors/ New Films Festival in Portugal in June 2019. Born in Evin has been screened at IDFA in two sections, at Hot Docs Film Festival and was the opening film at This Human World Festival in Vienna. 
 
Born in Evin shows Maryam Zaree's quest to find out the violent circumstances surrounding her birth inside one of the most notorious political prisons in the world. Born in Evin follows filmmaker and actress Maryam Zaree on her quest to find out the violent circumstances surrounding her birth inside one of the most notorious political prisons in the world. Exactly forty years have passed since the monarchy of the Shah of Iran was toppled and the Islamic Republic declared. In the 1980's Ayatollah Khomeini, the so-called religious leader, had tens of thousands of political opponents arrested, persecuted and murdered. Among them the filmmaker's parents who, after years of persecution and imprisonment try to overcome their traumatic past. Maryam Zaree faces the decades-long silence and explores her own questions about the place and the circumstances of her birth. 

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July 6, 2020

SOLO – wins New Talent Award @ Docs Barcelona 2020

After its premier at the 72. Film Festival in Cannes in May 2019 our co-production Solo by Artemio Benki has been awarded and screened at a number of international festivals in 2019. The documentary won the main award at MAKEDOX Film Festival, the award for Best Czech documentary at Jihlava Film Festival and the main award at Duhok Film Festival.

End of May 2020 we received the great news that Solo won the New Talent Award at Docs Barcelona. After the tragic news of Artemio Benki`s passing in April at the age of 53 we are especially pleased that his last cinematic work, his heart's project, is being honoured, celebrated and seen in the international festival context.

Solo narrates the story of Martín, an Argentinian piano virtuoso and composer and his life within the infamous psychiatry El Borda. After four years inside, the former wunderkind tries to leave behind his mental disorder aiming to reenter life as well as the stage. The movie depicts the development of a man that ultimately manages to draw strength from his fragility.

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March 29, 2019
March 29, 2019

LITTLE GERMANS was nominated for the German Film Award and premiered at CPH:DOX

Our co-production Little Germans, an animated documentary by Mohammad Farokhmanesh und Frank Geiger, has been nominated for the DEUTSCHEN FILMPREIS 2019. The ceremony will be held at the Berliner Palais am Funkturm on May 3rd. We are very excited to see the reactios to this extraordinary Film, that chose to cover stories about children of right-wing-extrimists as it's theme.

About Little Germans:
Our children grow up in a world ruled by extremes: the fight for democracy on one side and the call for national isolation on the other side. Little Germans combines animation and documentary to tell the story of children born into extreme right-wing families. From a young age on they are groomed to hate everything that seems "foreign". How does it feel to grow up in a world, where empathy is subsidiary and "the nation" stands above everything? And who do those "little Germans" become once they grow up?

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COPS Alternative
January 24, 2019

Four new awards for COPS

Our incredible protagonist Laurence Rupp won the Austrian Filmaward for best Lead-actor. Congratulations! Furthermore Anton Noori wins the Austrian Filmaward for best supporting performance! Cops just won the first place at the Austrian Filmawards for the best sound design as well as the award of the youth jury at the DU FILM POLICER DE LEGE.

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January 24, 2019

Two additional awards for THE EREMITES!

Ronny Trocker's Drama receives Austrian Film Awards for BEST FEMALE LEAD and BEST CINEMATOGRPAHY. The film was already a big festival hit and won the following awards:

Artfilm Festival in the Category Best Film
Austrian Filmaward in the Category Best Actress & Best Cinematography
Nashville Filmfestival New Directors Competition
Saas Fee Filmfest Critics Choice
Fünf Seen Filmfestival Grandprice

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