News Archive 2016
Premiere ORF "Goodnight Mommmy" from Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala - 15.12.2016 / 10:25 pm Have a thrilling evening!!
We are pleased to announce that Ulrich Seidl's new film SAFARI will celebrate its world premiere at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival, 2016. After "In the Basement" and "Goodnight Mommyâ€ť, this is the seventh film in a row produced by Ulrich Seidl Films to have its world premiere at one of the three major European film festivals. The film looks at German and Austrian hunting tourists who travel on vacation to Africa, where bushbucks, impalas, zebras, gnus and other creatures roam by the thousands. They drive through the bush, lie in wait, stalk their prey. Then they shoot them, sob with excitement and pose alongside the game they've bagged. It is a vacation movie about killing, a film about human nature. With Safari I wasn't interested in showing the wealthy, the aristocrats, the sheikhs and the oligarchs hunting big game in Africa, but rather the normal, the ordinary hunter. For many years now, hunting in Africa has been affordable for the average citizen of the west. My goal was to discover and show what motivates such people to hunt, and why they can even become obsessed by it. But along the way the film also became a film about killing. About killing for pleasure without ever facing danger, about killing as a kind of emotional liberation. - Ulrich Seidl Credits Austria 2016, 90 min Director: Ulrich Seidl | Idea and Concept: Ulrich Seidl, Veronika Franz | Camera: Wolfgang Thaler | Additional camera: Jerzy Palacz | Sound: Paul Oberle | Editor: Christof Schertenleib | Additional editor: Christoph Brunner, Andrea Wagner | Production manager: Louis Oellerer | Artistic collaboration: Veronika Franz | Co-producer: Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjaer | Producer: Ulrich Seidl | Cast: Gerald Eichinger, Eva Hofmann, Manuel Eichinger,Ă˘â‚¬Â¨Tina Hofmann, Manfred und Inge Ellinger, Marita und Volker Neemann, Markolf Schmidt, Eric MĂĽller et al. Production company: Ulrich Seidl Film Produktion With support from: Ă–sterreichisches Filminstitut, ORF Film/Fernseh Abkommen, ARTE G.E.I.E., WDR, Land NiederĂ¶sterreich, Danish Film Institute Coproduction: ARTE G.E.I.E., Danish Documentary, WDR In collaboration with: ORF Film/Fernseh-Abkommen
We are very proud to announce that Ulrich Seidl has won the "Aleksander Lifka Award for Outstanding contribution to European cinema" at the 23rd European Film Festival in Palic! Congratulations!!
"PARADISE: LOVE" 20.07.2016 09:30 pm OPEN AIR Augartenspitz (garden of the Filmarchiv Austria) Obere AugartenstraĂźe 1, 1020 Wien tickets: firstname.lastname@example.org 21.07.2016 08:30 pm METRO Kinokulturhaus Johannesgasse 4, 1010 Wien "Goodnight Mommy" 27.07.2016 9 pm KINO AM DACH (on the roof top of the library) Urban-Loritz Platz 2a, 1070 Wien tickets at the box office / 1hour before start 26.08.2016 09:30 pm OPEN AIR Augartenspitz (garden of the Filmarchiv Austria) Obere AugartenstraĂźe 1, 1020 Wien tickets: email@example.com 27.08.2016 08:30 pm METRO Kinokulturhaus Johannesgasse 4, 1010 Wien
On Friday, 05.02, Stadtkino will screen "Goodnight Mommy" and the Oscar-nominated film "Alles wird gut" by Patrick Vollrath. Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala - the big winners at the Austrian Film Award - will be present as well. Reservations for this double-feature can be placed under firstname.lastname@example.org. We wish you a good time and a nice night at the cinema!!
We are so happy to announce that the horrorfilm "Goodnight Mommy" by Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala won five out of six nominations at the Austrian Film Award!!!! BEST FILM (Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala), BEST DIRECTOR (Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala), BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY (Martin Gschlacht), BEST MAKE-UP (Roman Braunhofer, Martha Ruess) and BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN (Johannes Salat, Hubert Klausner) The Ulrich Seidl Film Production Team thanks for the amazing work and is so happy about those terrific awards!!!!!
We are happy to announce that "Goodnight Mommy" is nominated in the following six categories of the Austrian Fim Award 2016: - BEST FILM Directors: Veronika Franz & Severin Fiala Producer: Ulrich Seidl - BEST DIRECTOR Directors: Veronika Franz & Severin Fiala - BEST SCREENPLAY Screenplay: Veronika Franz & Severin Fiala - BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY Martin Gschlacht - BEST MAKE-UP Roman Braunhofer, Martha Ruess - BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN Johannes Salat, Hubert Klausner The Awardceremony will be held on 20th January 2016.
We announce with great pleasure that "Goodnight Mommy" got nominated for BEST FOREIGN FILM at this years OSCARS (2016). Since its worldpremiere in Venice 2014 the film by Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala won 14 international prizes, was screened worldwide at more than 70 festivals and had premieres in Austria, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, France and Turkey. The film received amazing critiques, especially in Germany and the USA.