AFC Austrian Films
1070 Vienna, Austria
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Set in rural Austria, in the final hot humid weeks before school breaks up for summer, Paula is very attracted to her classmate Charlotte, who is together with Michael. Meanwhile self-indulgent Lilly constantly provokes Paula to overstep the bounds.
|Key cast:||Elisabeth Wabitsch, Anaelle Dézsy, Alexandra Schmidt, Christopher Schärf|
|Awards (selection):||Carl Mayer Script Prize 2013, Max Ophüls Prize Best Film + Best Young Actress Elisabeth Wabitsch (Saarbrücken), Thomas Pluch Script Prize (ex aequo) , Audience Award Best Film (Konstanz/Queergestreift Filmfestival), Premio Cima for the best film directed by a woman (Valencia/Cinema Jove), DACHS-Script Prize 2017 for the best screenplay 2016/2017 from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and South Tyrol (ex aequo)|
Max Ophüls 2017: young Austrian cinema sweeps three main awards
Both juries and audience enchanted by new films by Austrian first time directors: Monja Art’s SEVENTEEN takes the Max Ophüls Prize 2017 and the Best Young Actress Award (Elisabeth Wabitsch), Arman T. Riahi’s first feature film THE MIGRUMPIES wins the Audience Award.
with new films from Austria
Discover Josef Hader’s directorial debut WILD MOUSE at the Golden Bear competition, long-awaited UNTITLED by Monika Willi and Michael Glawogger unveiled at Panorama Dokumente and Adrian Goigingers first feature film THE BEST OF ALL WORLDS as well as Max Ophüls Prize winner SEVENTEEN by Monja Art at Perspektive.
Awards at Moscow and Valencia
Verena Altenberger wins the Silver George for Best Actress at the Moscow Film Festival for her performance in Adrian Goiginger’s THE BEST OF ALL WORLDS. The Valencia Cinema Jove festival honors Monja Art’s directorial debut SEVENTEEN with the Premio CIMA for best movie directed by a woman.
UNTITLED wins Best Documentary Award at Five Lakes Festival
Monika Willi, who has realized UNTITLED out of the film footage produced by Michael Glawogger during his shooting in the Balkans, Italy, Northwest and West Africa before his sudden death in April 2014, received the Best Documentary Award at the Five Lakes Festival. The Austrian co-production THE EREMITES took the Fünf Seen-Award, SEVENTEEN by Monja Art the Prize for Best Screenplay.