Virtually, we are at Cannes:
Marché du Film Online
June 22 to 26

The film world is meeting at Cannes again: From June 22 to 26, the Marché du Film Online is giving access to film professionals around the world. AFC – Austrian Films has opened its online booth, presenting new projects from Austria in search of world sales agents, distributors and festival curators.



THE STANDSTILL [working title]
Original title: STILLSTAND

In an observation over four seasons STANDSTILL shows Vienna and its surroundings along with encounters with people during and after the Corona crisis. The film tells of the immediate and also the long-term effects, which can only be evaluated and classified in the future.

Directed by Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Written by Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Produced by Michael Kitzberger, Markus Glaser, Wolfgang Widerhofer, Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Production company NGF Geyrhalterfilm
World Sales Autlookfilms
Estimated length: 100 min
Completion expected Summer 2021
Genre of project Documentary

Original title: Die gespaltene Zunge

A man with the mental faculties of a child must save his mother, thereby becoming god and devil.Twenty-eight-year-old Johannes, a simple-minded man with a cleft lip and palate, lives in an isolated house in the Alps with his pious mother, Maria, whose faith is a mystery to him. When the farm they lease is rezoned for development as a tourist center, a chain of sinister events is set into motion. But who is behind it all, Johannes wonders. Is it the heritage, the mother or the devil? An exorcism that puts Johannes’s faith to the test will provide the answer.

Directed by Peter Brunner
Written by Peter Brunner
Produced by Ulrich Seidl
In-House Producer Georg Aschauer
Production company Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion
Estimated length: 100 min
Completion expected November 2020
Genre of project Arthouse Drama with Genre elements (Thriller; Horror)

THE CREEPY HOUSE [working title]
Original title: Das schaurige Haus
It’s a cultural shock, when Hendrik (16) moves with his mother and brother Eddi (8) from Germany to a small village in Carinthia. The locals speak an incomprehensible dialect and there seems to be something wrong with the house as well. Eddi begins to sleepwalk, Hendrik is haunted by creepy nightmares and their mother despairs more and more. After initial difficulties Hendrik makes friends with nerdy Fritz and brisk Ida. Together they track down the secret of the eerie house.

Directed by Daniel Geronimo Prochaska
Written by Timo Lombeck and Marcel Kawentel (based on the book of the same name by Martina Wildner)
Produced by Gerald Podgornig, Thomas Hroch, Gudula von Eysmondt, Sabine Lamby
Production company Mona Film Produktion
Length 105 min
Completion expected Summer 2020
Genre of project Coming of Age/ Mystery

Original title: Hochwald

Mario, a young dancer living in a small Austrian village has to face the lost of his beloved best friend lenz, victim of an attack in a gay club in Rome.

Directed by Evi Romen
Written by Evi Romen
Produced by Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, Bady Minck
Co-produced by Gregory Zalcman
Production company AMOUR FOU Vienna
World Sales True Colours
Length 108 min
Completion expected Summer 2020

Genre of project Drama


Directed by Arash T. Riahi
Produced by WEGA Film
World sales Les Films du Losange

Screening date  June 25 | 17.00 | Arcades 11


Directed by Sandra Wollner
Produced by Panama Film
World sales Cercamon

Screening date  June 24 | 17.00 | Riviera 6


BUT BEAUTIFUL directed by Erwin WAgenhofer
DAVOS directed by Daniel Hoesl & Julia Niemann
EPICENTRO directed by Hubert Sauper
NOTES FROM THE UNDERWORLD directed by Tizza Covi & Rainer Frimmel
RUNNING ON EMPTY directed by Lisa Weber
WEIYENA – THE LONG MARCH HOME directed by Weina Zhao & Judith Benedikt
TONSÜCHTIG – DIE WIENER SYMPHONIKER VON INNEN directed by Malte Ludin & Iva Svarcová
WOOD directed by Ebba Sinzinger, Michaela Kirst, Monica Lazurean-Gorgan