Austria 2: sixpackfilm Greatest Hits

The distributor sixpackfilm has been a constant at the festival over the last quarter of a century. Their often inventively thought-proving art films and videos have received multiple awards here, among those three Grand Prix and one Uppsala Award in Memory of Ingmar Bergman. This programme contains several award winners and other festival favourites from the past 25 years. Some of the films are screened in their original screening format 16 mm or 35 mm.

Sixpackfilm was founded in 1990 as a non-profit organisation. The task undertaken by sixpackfilm is to secure an audience for Austrian film and video art, both inside Austria and abroad.

Curator: Christoffer Ode

Read more about the programme – Introduction.

WED 25/10, 19:00 SLOTTS
SUN 29/10, 19:00 SLOTTS


Mountain Trip is a cinematic myriorama constructed of hundreds of Austrian postcards, which reflect a country’s hackneyed trappings as no other medium can.

Austria 1999 / 16 mm / 4:00 / Director: Siegfried A. Fruhauf


Twins look alike. Sometimes they even think alike. But they are two rather than one. I Am Me is in part about the fact that an individual is more than the sum of his or her characteristics, and partly about the fact that a person is neither what other people say about them nor their own description of themselves. And photographs and moving images are nothing more than representations.

Austria 2006 / 33:00 / Director: Kathrin Resetarits


A woman, terrorised by an invisible and aggressive force, is also exposed to the audience’s gaze, a prisoner in two senses. Outer Space agitates this construction, which is prototypical for gender hierarchies and classic cinema’s viewing regime, and allows the protagonist to turn them upside down.

Austria 1999 / 35 mm / 10:00 / Director: Peter Tscherkassky


“Ten days after I stopped writing pornographic stories, I met William Burroughs,” is how the voiceover in Sasha Pirker’s short film begins an autobiographical story. The picture shows a few views of wind turbines in the barren area around the spa of Desert Hot Springs, which is located about 150 kilometres east of Los Angeles. Like the person which belongs to the voice, the building at which the camera stops is revealed gradually. It’s the Desert Hot Springs Motel (built in 1947), which was designed by the architect John Lautner (1911-1994).

Austria 2007 / 10:34 / Director: Sasha Pirker


The story of a man who copies himself until he fills up the entire world.

Austria 2001 / 35 mm / 12:00 / Director: Virgil Widrich


Convenience, not choice. Efficiency, not freedom. Frictionless experience: a data musical against automated propaganda. The film, shot in Dakar with the participation of leading Senegalese musicians, poets, and graffiti artists, probes the insidious but comprehensive threats to human rights and agency posed by the rise of the quantification and algorithmic management of daily life.

Austria, United Kingdom, Senegal 2019 / 14:00 / Director: Manu Luksch


A triptych of media over time turns into a stunning journey of discovery as a photographic landscape scenario becomes animated to the rhythm of chirping crickets hopping back and forth between the filmic medium and the digital.

Austria 2015 / 13:00 / Director: Siegfried A. Fruhauf