CPH:DOX 2013 hosts six documentaries signed by Austrian directors or coproduced by Vienna based production companies:



EVERYDAY REBELLION, a cross media documentary on civil disobedience by The Riahi Brothers, competes for DOX Award. On top of that you can find Werner Boote’s POPULATION BOOM, Marc Bauder’s MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE, Anja Salomonowitz’ THE 727 DAYS WITHOUT KARAMO, Claude Lanzmann’s THE LAST OF THE UNJUST and Yves Montmayeur’s MICHAEL H. PROFESSION: DIRECTEUR on the CPH:DOX schedule.


Main Competition

EVERYDAY REBELLION by The Riahi Brothers

What does the Occupy movement have in common with the Spanish Indignados or the Arab Spring? Is there a connection between the Iranian democracy movement and the Syrian struggle and what is the link between the Ukrainian topless activists of Femen and Egypt? The reasons for the various uprisings in these countries may be diverse, but their creative nonviolent tactics they are strongly connected. Everyday Rebellion is a documentary & cross-media project celebrating the power and richness of creative nonviolent protest and civil disobedience worldwide.

Concept: Arash T. Riahi, Arman T. Riahi
produced by Golden Girls Filmproduktion (A), Mira Film (CH)

F:ACT Award

A well-known nightmarish vision of the future: The Earth’s population reaches seven billion. Dwindling resources, mountains of toxic waste, hunger and climate change – the results of overpopulation? Who says that the world’s overpopulated? And who’s one too many? Werner Boote travels the globe and examines a stubborn view of the world that has existed for decades. But he sees a completely different question: Who or what is driving this catastrophic vision?

Directed and written by Werner Boote
Produced by NGF Geyrhalterfilm
International sales: autlook filmsales

What mechanisms are responsible for each new generation of business executives acting according to similar patterns? Are caps on salaries or the amounts of government subsidies the solutions to the economic crisis? And has the financial sector perfected a phenomenon that has deep roots in our society?

Directed and written by Marc Bauder
Produced by NGF Geyrhalterfilm (A), bauderfilm (D)


Michael Haneke, theorist of the image, reveals like no other the dregs of our society, with their existential fears, emotional outbursts and meltdowns – a portrait.

Directed and written by Yves Montmayeur
Produced by WILDart Film (A), Crescendo Film (F)
International sales: Films Boutique

THE LAST OF THE UNJUST by Claude Lanzmann
A place: Theresienstadt. As propaganda Adolf Eichmann called it the “model ghetto”, which was in reality the last stop before the gas chamber. A man: Benjamin Murmelstein. As last president of the Theresienstadt Jewish Council he was forced to negotiate with Eichmann day after day during the war. More than twenty-five years after Shoah, Claude Lanzmann’s new film reveals a fundamental aspect of the Holocaust and sheds light on the origins of the “Final Solution”.

Directed and written by Claude Lanzmann
Produced by Dor Film (A), Synechdoche (F), Le Pacte (F), Les Films Aleph (F)
International sales: Le Pacte Films

Top Dox

THE 727 DAYS WITHOUT KARAMO by Anja Salomonowitz
They have met the love of their life, but love is not boundless for binational couples. The 727 Days Without Karamo is a documentary experiment where 21 couples were filmed while sharing personal moments of their journey. In this mosaic of portraits, each couple is on camera for just a few minutes, but together they form one story: of how love can rise above the law.

Directed and written by Anja Salomonowitz
Produced by AMOUR FOU Vienna


2 Days with Ulrich Seidl

Focusing on Ulrich Seidl's work, the seminar will deal with his work as a director and scriptwriter working in the 'cinema-in-between' documentary and fiction. They will discuss his production method, how he combines research and storytelling to create authenticity in characters and location, the narrative, visual storytelling, the positioning of the audience, art and anything else they find interesting.
Danish Film School on November 9 and 10.