Following the international success of his feature Dog Days (2001), in 2003, Ulrich Seidl, together with Veronika Franz, founded Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion, on the one hand to produce their own films, and on the other to provide filmmakers with creative conditions different from those in usual production companies. Import Export (2007), the first theatrical feature produced by Seidl Film, premiered in competition at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. It was followed by PARADISE (2012), the award-winning film trilogy whose separate parts had their world premieres in competition successively at the three most important international film festivals: Cannes, Venice and Berlin. In 2014 no fewer than two of Ulrich Seidl Film productions screened in Venice: Ulrich Seidl's essay film In the Basement (2014) and Goodnight Mommy (2014), the fiction feature film debut by Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala (who had previously directed Kern (2012), the documentary about the actor and director Peter Kern. The latest film Safari had its world premiere at the 73rd International Film Festival in Venice, 2016.