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Diagonale 2012 Draws Positives

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Six festival days, 131 films and videos in 120 screenings (among them 39 world premieres and 15 Austrian premieres), with 100 attending directors: From the March 20 to 25 of, Diagonale Film Festival, now in its 15th edition in the Styrian capital, celebrated Austrian cinema in all its diversity. Here is an overview: The high quality of current Austrian filmmaking was reflected in the choice selection of the 2012 Diagonale. As always, the Festival functioned as a center of exchange between the...

Diagonale 2012 Prize Winners

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Grand Diagonale Prize for Best Austrian Feature Film (€ 21.000) Sebastian Meise for Stillleben (Still Life) Grand Diagonale Prize for Best Austrian Documentary Film (€ 21.000) Dariusz Kowalski for Richtung Nowa Huta(Destination Nowa Huta) Best Innovative Cinema Award (€ 10.500) Josef Dabernig for Hypercrisis Best Short Feature Film (€ 4.000) Catalina Molina for Unser Lied Best Short Documentary Film (€ 4.000) Houchang Allahyari and Maziyar Moshtagh Gohary for Das per...

Diagonale 2012: A Tribute to Avi Mograbi

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This year Diagonale's  international tribute will be dedicated to the Israeli filmmaker and video artist Avi Mograbi. As a decidedly political filmmaker, the issue of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict shapes all of Avi Mograbi’s films. He rejects a simplified view and employs his own blend of documentary, autobiographical and fictional work to achieve his unique approach to the subject. The 2012 Diagonale will present a retrospective of his work up to now, in addition to the multi-channel vide...

Diagonale 2012 | Spotlight Feature: Ferry Radax

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A highlight of this year’s festival will be a tribute to filmmaker Ferry Radax in association with Radio Ö1. Radax, who in 2012 celebrates his 80th birthday, is one of the most internationally renowned exponents of the Austrian avant-garde, with films such as Sonne halt! (1958–62)and his portrait of Austrian writer Thomas Bernhard – Drei Tage (1970). His films feature collage and montage techniques that distill the visual narrative down to the bare essentials, thereby purposefully subvert...

SPAIN by Anja Salmonowitz opens Diagonale Film Festival 2012

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After its world premiere at this year's Berlinale, SPAIN, the first feature-length film by Anja Salomonowitz, opens this year’s Diagonale Film Festival as an Austrian premiere, on March 20, 2012 in Graz’s Helmut-List-Halle. Told in multiple storylines, SPAIN cleverly traces a web of interweaving destinies in a remarkable visual journey on the quest for support and security. As in her previous offerings, Anja Salomonowitz sets forth a critical, socio-political commentary through the cha...

Mediawave Film Forum 2 quality time

Living in the forrest, working in the city, it felt like disney "white snow and the seven dwarfs"...but were GIANTS and the discussion were very inspiring.

Mediawave Film Forum 2 opening session

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Participants at the second edition of Film Forum 2 : Algirdas ramaska Vilnius  fest 70 000 admissions, 135 films Voitech Kabath; IFF Bratislava, 250 films,25000 admissions Linde Frohlich, Lubeck; Nordic Film Festival, 53th edition, 140 scandinavian, nordic country films, children focus, 27000 Nadja Piplits, Diagonale, Austrian films; 20000 Arjon Dunnewind, Impact media arts festival,urban screens, dutch experimental urban screens, topical festival, Tuztorony mozi Gabeli Tamas, 7th...

Revival possibilities of film festivals at Mediawave Film Forum 2

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The way of festivals: uniqueness, new trends, audience Festival representatives discuss the new ways they should find to keep and attract audience, how to keep up with the digital world.   Éva Vezér (HUN) Hungarian Film Unio The participants will represent the following festivals: IFF Bratislava (SLK) Diagonale Film Festival (AUT) OHO Cinema (AUT) Next Film Festival (ROM) Alter-Native Short Film Festival (ROM) Sofia International Film Festival (BUL) Sarajevo...

Revival possibilities of film festivals Mediawave Film Forum 2 Panelists

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The way of festivals: uniqueness, new trends, audience Festival representatives discuss the new ways they should find to keep and attract audience, how to keep up with the digital world. Éva Vezér (HUN)Hungarian Film UnioThe participants will represent the following festivals:IFF Bratislava (SLK)Diagonale Film Festival (AUT)OHO Cinema (AUT)Next Film Festival (ROM)Alter-Native Short Film Festival (ROM)Sofia International Film Festival (BUL)Sarajevo Film Festival (BIH)Beldocs FF (SRB)Nordic Film...

Mediawave Film Forum 2

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OFFICIAL AND ALTERNATIVE PROGRAM 9 JUNE (Thursday) ARRIVAL (Savaria Cinema - registration desk) 18:00 OPENING SCREENING (Savaria Cinema - Chamber hall) Peter Kerekes (SLK): Cooking History 76 min. 19:45 OPENING CONFERENCE Opening performance and welcome reception 10 JUN...

Mediawave Film Forum 2

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OFFICIAL AND ALTERNATIVE PROGRAM 9 JUNE (Thursday) ARRIVAL (Savaria Cinema - registration desk) 18:00 OPENING SCREENING (Savaria Cinema - Chamber hall) Peter Kerekes (SLK): Cooking History 76 min. 19:45 OPENING CONFERENCE Opening performance and welcome reception 10 JUN...

Bruno Chatelin to speak at Mediawave Film Festival Forum

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9-11 June, 2011, Szombathely Following up the conference of MEDIAWAVE FILM FORUM 2010, the MEDIAWAVE -"ANOTHER CONNECTION" International Film and Music Festival invites national and international film festivals, film theatres, film makers and film industry representatives to participate at the MEDIAWAVE FILM FORUM 2. The event will take place between 9-11 June 2011, in Szombathely, Hungary (Graz:125 km, Vienna:140 km, Maribor:180 km). The objective of the forum is the expansion of a...

MEDIAWAVE FILM FORUM 2

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PROGRAM More on panels and speakers: http://mediawavefestival.hu/index.php?modul=menupontok&kod=7013&nyelv=eng 9 JUNE, THURSDAY Arrival Location: Savaria Cinema, Mártírok square 18:00 Screening. Péter Kerekes (SLK): Cooking History (76 min.) 19:45 Opening performance and welcome reception ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 10 JUNE, FRIDAY Location: Savaria Cinema, Mártírok square ...

NEWSLETTER N° 500: march 3rd, 2011

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 .............                                                                                                                                                          NEWSLETTER N° 500: march 3rd, 2011 Follow this LINK if you cannot read the newsletter properly  500! let us toast to that! Contact the Editor, Advertise with us  This weekly newsletter reaches 90 9...

Diagonale 2011: A Tribute to Elfi Mikesch

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Elfi Mikesch, born 1940 in Judenburg, Styria, but living in Berlin for many years, is one of the most multi-faceted artist personalities of today. Starting off as a painter and photographer, she slowly expanded her artistic profile by making a name for herself as an internationally sought after director and cinematographer. Already her first documentary Ich denke oft an Hawaii (I Often Think of Hawaii) was awarded the Silver Filmband in 1978. Beyond that, her cinematography unambiguously informe...

Diagonale 2011: Solo Retrospective Peter Tscherkassky

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One of the highlights of this year’s festival is the solo retrospective on filmmaker Peter Tscherkassky, which introduces and honors his work. Tscherkassky is one of the internationally most prominent and renowned representatives of avant-garde film. Since the mid-80’s, the 52-year old Viennese has produced unique films drawing upon found footage of largely Hollywood productions. Frame for frame the filmmaker copies details and fragments from these sources in the dark room by using elaborate...

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