The Unseen, written and directed by Perivi John Katjavivi, looks to tell ‘The Unseen’ stories of post-colonial Namibia.

It is the story of three young people as they navigate spaces, both emotionally and physically, in modern day post-colonial Namibia – spaces that are normally ‘unseen’.

The film will be shown in our International Feature Fiction Competition. Curious about the director’s views and stories? Exclusively meet Perivi John Katjavivi in May at the IFFI!

We are proud to announce that this year’s IFFI Honorary Award goes to the Algerian filmmaker Mohammed Soudani
for his life’s work and his long-standing collaboration with the IFFI!
Most of Soudani’s films have been part of the IFFI and have contributed to an outstandingly diversity within last years’ programmes.
Soudani is the first African filmmaker to win the IFFI Honorary Award and can be seen as a bridge-builder between the continents.
We are grateful to honour him as a great filmmaker and friend of our festival.

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Fernando Birri´s ORG was showen at Berlinale. Follow the link here:
https://www.welt.de/kultur/kino/article162049581/Der-verstoerendste-Film-den-Terence-Hill-je-gedreht-hat.html

We look back on a colourful and successful festival week – it was a beautiful anniversary full of exciting and intercultural experiences and new acquaintances! We did overcome human and cultural boundaries and revived 25 years of International Filmfestival Innsbruck.

A big THANK YOU to our team, visitors and guests for your amazing work and support! We are proud!

27.5., 22:15 , Leokino 1
ŠIŠKA DELUXE

Regie: Jan Cvitkovič
Slowenien/Tschechien/Mazedonien/Italien 2015
108min, OF­eUT

Siska Deluxe is a story about three male childhood friends who are not quite so young anymore but cannot seem to grow up completely. They are full of business ideas but since neither of them ever commits seriously, all of their plans ultimately fall through. When the aunt of one of them dies, she leaves him a small commercial property and the three friends immediately decide to open a pizzeria. In the beginning, it seems as if this is another project doomed to fail. However, just in the nick of time, an unusual woman named Jana comes along and offers to help. There is another curious character, Sale, who seems to be the friends’ arch enemy, but is ultimately transformed to their closest and most trusted friend. With the close weaving of the comical with the dramatic, the light-hearted story never questions the possibility of a happy ending.

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ALS DIE SONNE VOM HIMMEL FIEL

27.5., 17:00 , Leokino 2
ALS DIE SONNE VOM HIMMEL FIEL
Regie: Aya Domenig
Schweiz 2015
78min, OF­eUT

The filmmaker Aya Domenig is of Japanese-Swiss origin and intended to trace the life of her grandfather – after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima by the United States Army Air Force on 6 August 1945 – Shigeru Doi worked as a doctor in a Red Cross hospital in Hiroshima and the filmmaker tries to find closer to him. Aya Domenig meets Chizuko Uchida (born 1923), a former nurse, her grandmother and Shuntaro Hida (born 1920), a doctor, the second Hibakusha who is portrayed in the documentary film – they have a similar fate as the filmmaker’s grandfather who throughout his life never spoke about what he had experienced. While researching her film in Hiroshima, on 11 March 2011 the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster occurs, and the filmmaker’s intention takes a turn

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“Problemski Hotel” will open this year’s International Filmfestival Innsbruck:

The cross-frontier migrant’s life ‘within the system’ – an endless, featureless, futureless round of queues – becomes even bleaker in December. Bipul doesn’t want to admit it, but the arrival of Lidia, a Russian girl makes a difference. Hope? Surely not! A future? Get real! December is also the ninth month of Martina’s pregnancy. But, just when the situation seems hopeless, help is at hand. A Christmas story.

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We are proud to announce that this year’s IFFI Honorary Award goes to the Algerian filmmaker Mohammed Soudani
for his life’s work and his long-standing collaboration with the IFFI!
Most of Soudani’s films have been part of the IFFI and have contributed to an outstandingly diversity within last years’ programmes.
Soudani is the first African filmmaker to win the IFFI Honorary Award and can be seen as a bridge-builder between the continents.
We are grateful to honour him as a great filmmaker and friend of our festival.

read more