Austrian Films at Nyon and Buenos Aires.



OMSCH, Edgar Honetschläger’s witty dialogue with his 100 year old neighbour is selected for competition, ELEKTRO MOSKVA by Elena Tikhonova & Dominik Spritzendorfer, MY FATHERS, MY MOTHER AND ME by Paul-Julien Robert and DEBTS INC by Eva Ecker, all contenders in the Regard Neuf competition will have their first international screening in the Etat d’Esprit section.

Nyon’s VISIONS DU REEL has invited four Austrian feature lenth documentaries to premiere internationally at its 19th edition:
OMSCH by Edgar Honetschläger is invited for Competition
ELEKTRO MOSKVA by Elena Tikhonova & Dominik Spritzendorfer, MY FATHERS, MY MOTHER AND ME by Paul-Julien Robert and DEBTS INC by Eva Ecker will be screened as part of the Etat d’Esprit section and compete for the Prix Regard Neuf
Fritz Ofner’s short film BEIRUT BLEND is part of the short film competition

The 15th BAFICI festival Buenos Aires has selected nine Austrian feature length films for its Panorama-section, Abriendo caminos – Vanguardia Austríaca dedicates a retrospective to Austrian avantgarde film, filmmaker and author Veronika Franz is one of the five members of the international jury.

Nyon (April 19 to 26, 2013



  • OMSCH by Edgar Honetschläger (Edoko Institute Film Production, Kulturverein Frankly Speaking)

supported by: bm:ukk, bmask, Stadt Wien Kultur, Land Oberösterreich

‘If you drink this juice you’ll make it to a hundred’ says the young man to his old neighbor, who replies: ‘I made it to a hundred without this juice, didn’t I?’ Humor and wit form the basis to a friendship that bridges a huge age-difference and allows the centenarian to resume: ‘For me the best part of life is being old’.

Etat d’Esprit

  • ELEKTRO MOSKOW by Elena Tikhonova & Dominik Spritzendorfer (Rotor Film)

supported by: bm:ukk, Land Niederösterreich

A documentary about the beginnings of the Soviet electronic age and what remains of it – countless outdated, fascinating devices. Today they are being recycled and reinterpreted by inventors, musicians and traders, who carry that legacy on into an uncertain future. But anyway, it’s not the outcome that counts – it’s the process!

  • MY FATHERS, MY MOTHER AND ME by Paul-Julien Robert (FreibeuterFilm)

supported by: bm:ukk, ORF, Filmfonds Wien

Communal property, free sexuality, dissolution of the nuclear family – these were the basic principles of the Friedrichshof, the largest commune in Europe founded by the Viennese Actionist Otto Mühl at the beginning of the 1970’s. In With(out) Family the director Paul-Julien Robert, who was born into this commune, embarks on a personal journey into his past. Including archive material made public for the first time in this film, the director confronts himself and his mother with the question “What is family?”


  • DEBTS INC. by Eva Eckert (NGF Geyrhalterfilm)

supported by: bm:ukk, FISA, ORF

This film accompanies members of several different professions involved with eviction proceedings that are pending at court and watches them at work.

Competion Short Films
BEIRUT BLEND by Fritz Ofner (Fritz Ofner Film & Videoproduktion)
supported by: bm:ukk, Wien Kultur

“Blend” is the cut of a type of tobacco that glistens at six places in Beirut under the glowing stone of the water pipe at the film’s center. “Blend” also means “mingling,” to “mix,” resulting in a “mélange.” And this is precisely what happens in thirty minutes of low-key black-and-white compositions in which those portrayed talk about the need for daily sports and also about Gaddafi’s fortune, Arab spring, the Middle-East conflict, and gender relations in supposedly post-modern societies.

BAFICI Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente
Buenos Aires (10.4. - 21.4.2013


  • DER GLANZ DES TAGES von Tizza Covi & Rainer Frimmel
  • KERN von Veronika Franz & Severin Fiala
  • MORE THAN HONEY von Markus Imhoof
  • MUSEUM HOURS von Jem Cohen
  • PARADIES: FAITH von Ulrich Seidl
  • PARADIES: HOPE von Ulrich Seidl
  • PARADIES: LOVE von Ulrich Seidl
  • HE PERSIAN CROCODILE von Houchang Allahyari


  • OH YEAH, SHE PERFORMS! von Mirjam Unger