• 77th Venice International Film Festival 2020 – We are very pleased to announce that director and scriptwriter VERONIKA FRANZ has been invited to serve on this year’s jury for the international competition at the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival. In addition to its president, Australian actress and producer Cate Blanchett, the jury also consists of German director Christian Petzold, Romanian director Cristi Puiu, British director and scriptwriter Joanna Hogg, Italian author Nicola Lagioia and French actress Ludivine Sagnier.

    77th Venice International Film Festival 2020

    Veronika Franz on the Jury

    We are very pleased to announce that director and scriptwriter VERONIKA FRANZ has been invited to serve on this year’s jury for the international competition at the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival. In addition to its president, Australian actress and producer Cate Blanchett, the jury also consists of German director Christian Petzold, Romanian director Cristi Puiu, British director and scriptwriter Joanna Hogg, Italian author Nicola Lagioia and French actress Ludivine Sagnier.

  • SUN – Yesterday, the shooting of Kurdwin Ayubs promising debut feature film SUN started in Vienna. The Coming-Of-Age movie by the young filmmaker ("Paradies! Paradies!") is produced by the Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion. Made with the support of the Austrian Film Institute, Vienna Film Fund and in collaboration with ORF Film/Fernseh-Abkommen.

    SUN

    shooting SUN

    Yesterday, the shooting of Kurdwin Ayubs promising debut feature film SUN started in Vienna. The Coming-Of-Age movie by the young filmmaker ("Paradies! Paradies!") is produced by the Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion. Made with the support of the Austrian Film Institute, Vienna Film Fund and in collaboration with ORF Film/Fernseh-Abkommen.

  • RUNNING ON EMPTY – RUNNING ON EMPTY – the second feature film of young director Lisa Weber celebrated its world premiere at the 70th International Film Festival – the Berlinale – in the Panorama section.  
(A co-production of Takacs Film / Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion)

    RUNNING ON EMPTY

    world premiere at the Berlinale 2020

    RUNNING ON EMPTY – the second feature film of young director Lisa Weber celebrated its world premiere at the 70th International Film Festival – the Berlinale – in the Panorama section.
    (A co-production of Takacs Film / Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion)

  • THE LODGE - CINEMA RELEASE AUSTRIA  – The Austrian directing duo Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala (“Ich seh Ich seh” aka “Goodnight Mommy”) this week celebrated the US premiere of their first English-language Hollywood movie, THE LODGE. Simultaneously with its US theatrical release on February 7, this psycho-thriller chamber piece opens the same day in Austrian cinemas. The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.

On FM4 radio in Austria, Franz and Fiala talked with host Petra Erdmann about their début Hollywood film, their work with the extraordinary star Riley Keough, and their current preparations for their new film “Des Teufels Bad” (The Devil’s Bath) for Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion.

    THE LODGE - CINEMA RELEASE AUSTRIA

    1st Hollywood movie by Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala

    The Austrian directing duo Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala (“Ich seh Ich seh” aka “Goodnight Mommy”) this week celebrated the US premiere of their first English-language Hollywood movie, THE LODGE. Simultaneously with its US theatrical release on February 7, this psycho-thriller chamber piece opens the same day in Austrian cinemas. The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.

    On FM4 radio in Austria, Franz and Fiala talked with host Petra Erdmann about their début Hollywood film, their work with the extraordinary star Riley Keough, and their current preparations for their new film “Des Teufels Bad” (The Devil’s Bath) for Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion.

  • AUSTRIAN FILM AWARD 2020: BEST SCORE – We warmly congratulate composer Wolfgang Mitterer who was honored at this year’s Austrian Film Awards in the category Best Score for the feature film DIE KINDER DER TOTEN.
Claus Philipp, the dramaturge on the film, accepted the prize for Wolfgang Mitterer at the awards ceremony in Grafenegg.

    AUSTRIAN FILM AWARD 2020: BEST SCORE

    Wolfgang Mitterer wins in the category BEST SCORE for DIE KINDER DER TOTEN

    We warmly congratulate composer Wolfgang Mitterer who was honored at this year’s Austrian Film Awards in the category Best Score for the feature film DIE KINDER DER TOTEN.
    Claus Philipp, the dramaturge on the film, accepted the prize for Wolfgang Mitterer at the awards ceremony in Grafenegg.

  • RUNNING ON EMPTY – We are more than happy to announce the world premiere of LISA WEBERS "Running on Empty" at the 70th International Filmfestival in Berlin, section Panorama, at the end of february next year.
Lisa Weber’s portrait of Claudia, who had a son when she was 15 and now lives together with him, her mother and her brother in Vienna, is an affectionate and gentle film about the passing of time and about what happens when seemingly nothing is happening.

    RUNNING ON EMPTY

    Lisa Webers "Running on Empty" debutes at the Berlinale 2020

    We are more than happy to announce the world premiere of LISA WEBERS "Running on Empty" at the 70th International Filmfestival in Berlin, section Panorama, at the end of february next year.
    Lisa Weber’s portrait of Claudia, who had a son when she was 15 and now lives together with him, her mother and her brother in Vienna, is an affectionate and gentle film about the passing of time and about what happens when seemingly nothing is happening.

  • Austrian Film Award 2020

    Austrian Film Award 2020

    Nominations for Wolfgang Mitterer, Peter Brunner & Kurdwin Ayub

  • IN THE BASEMENT  – (Director: Ulrich Seidl, production: Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion, Austria 2014)

    IN THE BASEMENT

    Tonight on ARTE - 11/29 - 00:50

    (Director: Ulrich Seidl, production: Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion, Austria 2014)

  • LILLIAN – We are happy to announce that LILLIAN (director: Andreas Horvath, production: Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion) won the "Youth Jury Award" in the category "Best Feature Film" at the 57th Gijón Film Festival in Spain.

    LILLIAN

    "Youth Jury Award" for Lillian in the category "Best Feature Film"

    We are happy to announce that LILLIAN (director: Andreas Horvath, production: Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion) won the "Youth Jury Award" in the category "Best Feature Film" at the 57th GijĂłn Film Festival in Spain.

  • LILLIAN – LILLIAN (Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion) director Andreas Horvath won the "GOLDEN STAR AWARD" with his debut feature film in the category "BEST FILM" at the 18th Cinedays Festival of European Film in Skopje.

    LILLIAN

    "GOLDEN STAR AWARD" for LILLIAN in the category "BEST FILM"

    LILLIAN (Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion) director Andreas Horvath won the "GOLDEN STAR AWARD" with his debut feature film in the category "BEST FILM" at the 18th Cinedays Festival of European Film in Skopje.

  • LILLIAN – We are happy to announce that LILLIAN (director: Andreas Horvath, production: Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion) won 2 more prizes at the 26th Minsk International Film Festival Listapad 2019.

    LILLIAN

    2 awards at the 26th Minsk International Film Festival Listapad 2019

    We are happy to announce that LILLIAN (director: Andreas Horvath, production: Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion) won 2 more prizes at the 26th Minsk International Film Festival Listapad 2019.

  • DIE KINDER DER TOTEN – Die Kinder der Toten 
director: Kelly Copper, Pavol Liška (Nature Theater of Oklahoma), Produktion: Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion
friday 8/11/19
start: 6 p.m @ Münchner Kammerspiele

    DIE KINDER DER TOTEN

    Cinema release Germany - tonight 8/11 at MĂĽnchner Kammerspiele

    Die Kinder der Toten
    director: Kelly Copper, Pavol Liška (Nature Theater of Oklahoma), Produktion: Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion
    friday 8/11/19
    start: 6 p.m @ MĂĽnchner Kammerspiele

  • LILLIAN  – This weekend Andreas Horvath was awarded in the category "Golden Anchor Competition" for the best debut film "LILLIAN" at the 35th Haifa International Film Festival. (director: Andreas Horvath, production: Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion)

    LILLIAN

    Best Debut Award for Andreas Horvath at 35th Haifa IFF

    This weekend Andreas Horvath was awarded in the category "Golden Anchor Competition" for the best debut film "LILLIAN" at the 35th Haifa International Film Festival. (director: Andreas Horvath, production: Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion)

  • SAFARI & DIE KINDER DER TOTEN – On friday, 11th of October HOANZL releases the 14th season (#311-#325) of its edition "Der österreichische Film - Edition DER STANDARD". 
This year the season includes 2 films of the Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion:
SAFARI by Ulrich Seidl as well as DIE KINDER DER TOTEN by Nature Theater of Oklahoma.

    SAFARI & DIE KINDER DER TOTEN

    included at the 14th season of "Der österreichische Film - Edition DER STANDARD"

    On friday, 11th of October HOANZL releases the 14th season (#311-#325) of its edition "Der österreichische Film - Edition DER STANDARD".
    This year the season includes 2 films of the Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion:
    SAFARI by Ulrich Seidl as well as DIE KINDER DER TOTEN by Nature Theater of Oklahoma.

  • LILLIAN – LILLIAN received a "Special Mention" at the 15th Zurich Film Festival in competition - Focus Switzerland, Germany, Austria 
The festival jury wrote:

    LILLIAN

    "Special Mention" at the 15th Zurich Film Festival

    LILLIAN received a "Special Mention" at the 15th Zurich Film Festival in competition - Focus Switzerland, Germany, Austria
    The festival jury wrote:

  • LILLIAN  – Another prize for LILLIAN - a movie by Andreas Horvath, currently screened in Austrian cinemas! 
Last weekend the "Young Jury of Montelimar International Film Festival" awarded the Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion for its movie LILLIAN by Andreas Horvath, with the "Best Film Award". We warmly congratulate Andreas Horvath, main actress Patrycja PÅ‚anik as well as the whole team of LILLIAN to another award!

    LILLIAN

    Best Film Award from Young Jury of Montelimar International Film Festival

    Another prize for LILLIAN - a movie by Andreas Horvath, currently screened in Austrian cinemas!
    Last weekend the "Young Jury of Montelimar International Film Festival" awarded the Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion for its movie LILLIAN by Andreas Horvath, with the "Best Film Award". We warmly congratulate Andreas Horvath, main actress Patrycja PĹ‚anik as well as the whole team of LILLIAN to another award!

  • DIE KINDER DER TOTEN & THE LODGE  – The Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, is the biggest film festival in the US focusing on genre films such as horror, science fiction, fantasy and action. 
At this years festival (19.-26.09.2019) DIE KINDER DER TOTEN (Nature Theatre of Oklahoma, Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion) and THE LODGE, the first English-speaking movie of Veronika Franz & Severin Fiala, (Hammerfilm Production, Filmnation) starring Riley Keogh and Jaeden Liebherr/Martell, will be screened.

    DIE KINDER DER TOTEN & THE LODGE

    screening at Fantastic Fest in Austin/Texas

    The Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, is the biggest film festival in the US focusing on genre films such as horror, science fiction, fantasy and action.
    At this years festival (19.-26.09.2019) DIE KINDER DER TOTEN (Nature Theatre of Oklahoma, Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion) and THE LODGE, the first English-speaking movie of Veronika Franz & Severin Fiala, (Hammerfilm Production, Filmnation) starring Riley Keogh and Jaeden Liebherr/Martell, will be screened.

  • LILLIAN  – We are joyfully announcing that Patrycja PÅ‚anik won the Seymour-Cassel-Award at the International Filmfestival in Oldenburg for her leading role in LILLIAN. 
Congratulations to Patrycja PÅ‚anik!

    LILLIAN

    Seymour-Cassel-Award for Patrycja PĹ‚anik

    We are joyfully announcing that Patrycja PĹ‚anik won the Seymour-Cassel-Award at the International Filmfestival in Oldenburg for her leading role in LILLIAN.
    Congratulations to Patrycja PĹ‚anik!

  • LILLIAN – With great pleasure, we announce that LILLIAN (director: Andreas Horvath, production: Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion) won the Special Prize as well as the prize for the Best Director at Orenburg, XII International Film Festival "East&West". Classics and Avant Garde".
Congratulation to Andreas Horvath and the whole team!!!
LILLIAN Austrian cinema release: Friday, 06.09.2019.

    LILLIAN

    Winner of the Special Prize & Best Director at Orenburg Int. Film Festival 2019

    With great pleasure, we announce that LILLIAN (director: Andreas Horvath, production: Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion) won the Special Prize as well as the prize for the Best Director at Orenburg, XII International Film Festival "East&West". Classics and Avant Garde".
    Congratulation to Andreas Horvath and the whole team!!!
    LILLIAN Austrian cinema release: Friday, 06.09.2019.

  • THE LODGE opens the 10th /slash film festival – On september 19 the horror drama will celebrate its Austrian premiere at Gartenbaukino Wien. (Tickets available from 06.09.) Congratulations to this success!!!

    THE LODGE opens the 10th /slash film festival

    The 10th /slash Filmfestival opens on its anniversary this year with THE LODGE, the sensational, international debut of the director duo Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala (Ich seh Ich seh / Goodnight Mommy).

    On september 19 the horror drama will celebrate its Austrian premiere at Gartenbaukino Wien. (Tickets available from 06.09.) Congratulations to this success!!!

  • Cinema release and premiere of TO THE NIGHT – Tomorrow, Thursday, TO THE NIGHT, the third feature film by Austrian director and musician Peter Brunner, will premiere at the Stadtkino Wien. It will take place in the presence of the leading actor Caleb Landry Jones, star of the US-Independent cinema and actor in films like THREE BILLBOARDS, GET OUT and THE DEAD DON'T DIE by Jim Jarmusch.

    Cinema release and premiere of TO THE NIGHT

    Tomorrow, Thursday, TO THE NIGHT, the third feature film by Austrian director and musician Peter Brunner, will premiere at the Stadtkino Wien. It will take place in the presence of the leading actor Caleb Landry Jones, star of the US-Independent cinema and actor in films like THREE BILLBOARDS, GET OUT and THE DEAD DON'T DIE by Jim Jarmusch.

  • World premiere of

    World premiere of "LILLIAN" in Cannes

    On Monday, 20 May 2019, Andreas Horvath's feature film debut LILLIAN (an Ulrich Seidl film production) celebrated its world premiere in the renowned Directors' Fortnight (Quinzaine des RĂ©alisateurs) in Cannes!!!
    We congratulate the filmmaker and his team on this great success!

  • ONLY A FEW DAYS LEFT – Andreas Horvath's feature film debut LILLIAN, a production by Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion, will be shown this year at the renowned Directors' Fortnight (Quinzaine des Réalisateurs) and will have its premiere in Cannes next Monday, 20 May 2019.

    ONLY A FEW DAYS LEFT

    Andreas Horvath's feature film debut LILLIAN, a production by Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion, will be shown this year at the renowned Directors' Fortnight (Quinzaine des RĂ©alisateurs) and will have its premiere in Cannes next Monday, 20 May 2019.

  • TRAILER

    TRAILER "THE LODGE" OUT NOW!!!

    The first English-language feature film by the director duo Veronika Franz & Severin Fiala was produced by Hammer Films and Film Nation ("The Arrival") and has a prominent cast of US stars Riley Keough and Jaeden Lieberher.

  • DIE KINDER DER TOTEN got the Jury Prize – DIE KINDER DER TOTEN - a film by Nature Theater of Oklahoma; based on a novel of the same name by Elfriede Jelinek

    DIE KINDER DER TOTEN got the Jury Prize

    We are happy to announce, that Die Kinder der Toten won the grand Jury Prize in the Avant-Garde & Genre Official Competition at BAFICI (Buenos Aires Int. Festival of Intependent Cinema)!!

    DIE KINDER DER TOTEN - a film by Nature Theater of Oklahoma; based on a novel of the same name by Elfriede Jelinek

  • Cinema release DIE KINDER DER TOTEN

    Cinema release DIE KINDER DER TOTEN

    Today 05.04.2019 "Die Kinder der Toten" celebrates the cinema release all over Austria!

  • Diagonale 2019 – This year we are proud to present four films at the Diagonale in Graz: In addition to the already reported Austrian premiere of the Elfriede Jelinek adaptation "The Children of the Dead" (written and directed by Kelly Cooper and Pavol LiÅ¡ka - Nature Theater of Oklahoma), which was recently awarded the FIPRESCI Prize at the Berlinale, Ulrich Seidl's "Models" from 1999 as well as Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala's short film "Die Sünderinnen vom Höllfall" (2018) can also be seen in the programme. "Die Sünderinnen vom Höllfall" runs in the short film competition and is a contribution to the international anthology "The Field Guide of Evil" on the theme of local myths and legends. "Models" opens the historical special of the Diagonale on the theme "Projected Femininity(s)". Last, but not least, Peter Brunner's film "To the Night" will celebrate its Austrian premiere - a production of the Freibeuterfilm, in co-production with Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion and Loveless.

    Diagonale 2019

    Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion presents 4 films

    This year we are proud to present four films at the Diagonale in Graz: In addition to the already reported Austrian premiere of the Elfriede Jelinek adaptation "The Children of the Dead" (written and directed by Kelly Cooper and Pavol Liška - Nature Theater of Oklahoma), which was recently awarded the FIPRESCI Prize at the Berlinale, Ulrich Seidl's "Models" from 1999 as well as Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala's short film "Die Sünderinnen vom Höllfall" (2018) can also be seen in the programme. "Die Sünderinnen vom Höllfall" runs in the short film competition and is a contribution to the international anthology "The Field Guide of Evil" on the theme of local myths and legends. "Models" opens the historical special of the Diagonale on the theme "Projected Femininity(s)". Last, but not least, Peter Brunner's film "To the Night" will celebrate its Austrian premiere - a production of the Freibeuterfilm, in co-production with Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion and Loveless.

  • Paul Hoffmann died

    Paul Hoffmann died

  • Austrian Premiere of DIE KINDER DER TOTEN at the Diagonale'19 (19.-24. März 2019)

    Austrian Premiere of DIE KINDER DER TOTEN at the Diagonale'19 (19.-24. März 2019)

    Austrian Cinema Release: 05.04.2019!

  • DIE KINDER DER TOTEN won the FIPRESCI-Jury Award at the Berlinale 2019

    DIE KINDER DER TOTEN won the FIPRESCI-Jury Award at the Berlinale 2019

    We are happy to announce that DIE KINDER DER TOTEN won the FIBRESCI-Jury Award in section Forum at the Berlin International Film Festival 2019!

  • THE LODGE at 35th Sundance Festival 2019

    THE LODGE at 35th Sundance Festival 2019

    Englisch-language film by Veronika Franz & Severin Fiala celebrates world premiere