Ja, in Tirol existiert eine Kurzfilm-Szene und ja, auch in diesem Jahr gibt es wieder ein Festival, bei dem sie aufblitzen wird: Die sechste Ausgabe des „A Los Gurkos Short Film Festivals“ widmet sich eine Woche lang Kurzfilmen aus Tirol, Umgebung und der ganzen Welt. Herzstück des Festivals ist der Kurzfilmwettbewerb. Films in Competition: HUNDSTAG (Emir Handzo, AT 2010) 3 min MENAGE Á TROIS (Matteo Sanders, AT 2010) 10 min MACRO KINGDOM (Clemens Wirth, AT 2010) 3 min DESPERATE WOMAN (Elisabeth Melkonyan, AT 2009) 2 min MIPIM STOP-MOTION PROJECT (Maximilian Raggl, AT 2010) 5 min Non-Competitive: BRENNENDES INTERESSE (Claus Oppermann, DE 2009) 4 min ZWEI SEITEN MEINES LEBENS (Dominik Utz, DE 2010) 5 min I SOG NED (Veronika Galli/David Beger, DE 2009) 5 min ROL (Alejandro Mazupia, ES 2009) 8 min BAJO CONTROL (Diego Villasmil/Samuel Damaso,  ES 2009) 7 min TRAIN TO PALAUTORDERA (Jacob Schottstädt, ES 2009) 5 min HAMSTERS (Camilo Villasmil, ES 2009) 8 min ÁGAPE (Sara López, ES 2009) 8 min


International Shorts and a regional short film competition presented by Los Gurkos Productions. Austria 2011 Regie: div. , Video Präsentiert von Los Gurkos Productions.

African Metropolis

African Metropolis is a compilation of six short fiction films, set in six major African cities, a unique partnership towards new African cinema. The films from Abidjan, Cairo, Dakar, Johannesburg, Lagos and Nairobi tell urban tales about life in African metropolises. Over 50 percent of the continent’s total population now lives in cities and vital urban cultures are forming and transforming – fast, and with growing complexity. In African cinema, the shift is towards urban stories, with less focus on the traditional, rural Africa that dominated in the past.  The African Metropolis Short Film Project is an initiative of the Goethe-Institut South Africa and executive producer Steven Markovitz, with support from Guaranty Trust Bank and the Hubert Bals Fund of International FilmFestival Rotterdam. 0 Regie: Various 92 min, Colour, DCP, OmdU


On the cinematic connections between India and Tirol  For five years Cine Tirol has been promoting the “land in the mountains” as the location in the heart of the Alps for Indian film productions. In fact, it has been very successful in its endeavor, attracting more than 25 Indian projects to Tirol. With annually more than 800 new films, India calls the world’s largest film industry its own; many productions, which almost always work with extravagant dance and musical sequences, are shot outside the subcontinent – along with New Zealand, Canada, and Switzerland, Tirol has more and more been chosen as a location for films with an alpine setting. Tirol offers perfect conditions for Indian productions; especially its diverse and easily accessible mountains meet the demands for fairytale-like landscapes that serve as an ideal backdrop for the films’ musical and dance sequences. Indian film crews value both the hospitality of the region and the friendliness of its people as well as Tirol’s high standard of living, which makes their work a lot easier. Because of Cine Tirol’s ability to professionally support productions in the domain of location services, Tirol has the great chance to establish itself as an attractive location for Indian films despite international competition with countries like Switzerland or New Zealand.   Austria 2003 Regie: Kollektiv 32 min, Betacam SP, 19:6, Farbe, Hindi OF


The „Sarajevo School of Documentary Films“ consists of films which were internationally recognized in the 1960s and 1970s and later stored in the Film Archives in Oberhausen as well as in the National Film Archive of Bosnia and Herzegovina. These films were created in parallel with the black wave, but they were less vocal and more sensitive, but still critically engaged, ironic and with black humor. In these films filmmakers from BIH for the first time did not emphasize the Yugoslav society and socialist regime and therefore separated themselves from their heroic partisan past and the Tito cult established in the 1950s. The „simple man” and his life problems and struggles were the themes of these films. Their specific artistic expression continued through later documentaries – from the war period (1992-1995) to the current films. HOP JAN Vlatko Filipovi 1967, 10 min HOP JAN is a film that shows a stone pit, where a team leader constantly cries „hop-jan”, which gives rhythm to the workers, so that they all together in one second crash into a rock. It is the first film from the region, which is included in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. KASABE / PROVINCIAL TOWNS Mirza idrizović 1977, 10 min A collage of images from the film archive with everyday scenes of social modernization. Mixed culture, youth and new media with tradition and folklore. Everyday Province: Rock ‚n‘ Roll, telephone, handicrafts, entertainment, oriental life and landing on the moon. AMELIN KOLSKI RASPUST / AMELA‘S SCHOOL HOLIDAYS Zlatko Lavanić 1993, 21 min The action takes […]


FOCUS TYROL Konrad Zuse und die Erfindung des Computers Judith Holzer & Rosa Eidelpes, 2010, 20 min St. Martin Clemens Purner, 2012, 14 min Hotel Room Bernd Oppl, 2011, 6 min Die Welt sehen – Der Fotokünstler Paul Albert Leitner Tristan Zahornicky, 2012, 33 min FOCUS AUSTRIA 366 Tage Johannes Schiehsl, 2011, 12 min Berlin Recycler Nikki Schuster, 2012, 6 min Unser Lied Catalina Molina, 2012, 29 min White Light/White Heat Rainer Kohlberger und Wilm Thoben, 2011, 7 min


The Democratic Republic of Congo, also known as Congo-Kinshasa, is spacewise the second largest and with approximately 70 million people the fourth largest African country in population. Although the country is marked by war and exploitation, like everywhere else there are many artistic talents that are just waiting to be discovered or are on the verge of being discovered. The director Balufu Bakupa-Kanyinda, President of the African film guild and winner of the IFFI-Fiction Film Award of 2007 (JUJU FACTORY) lives in Europe and teaches film at many places in the world, but his heart is in his homeland, the Congo. This is, he says, where the major film talents of the future are, and for these young people he has recently founded a film studio based in Kinshasa – „La Manufacture de l‘Imaginaire“, and provides his protégés with the possibility to put their ideas into film. „I want to support them in their creativity and give them some of my experience so that they can become better filmmakers than myself,“ he explains. We also want to support them. No, we want to see what they do and therefore we show a series of short films by these emerging talents of the Congo. Demokratische Republik Kongo 0 Regie: 90 min, DCP, OmeU


A film project made by young migrant people aged 16 to 25 about issues like poverty, social marginalisation, home country, faith, diversity and discrimination. Austria 2011 Regie: div. , Video, Farbe, dt. OF


Category: IFFI 2004, Migration 20 young migrants from Germany, France, Austria and Slovenia created three short films together. They deal with the youth’s own identity and their shared European cultural identity. Austria 2004 Regie: Kollektiv 45 min, DVD, Farbe


MAHLA (Dario Fonseca, Mozambique) 29 min THE ABYSS BOYS (Jan-Hendrik Beetge, Südafrika) 26 min CRIES AT NIGHT (Oshosheni Hiveluah, Namibia) 13 min BLOODSTONES (Didi Cheeka, Nigeria) 19 min PUMZI (Wanuri Kahiu, Kenia) 20 min PRESTIGE (Walid Tayaa, Tunesien) 24 min THE CAMERA (Julius Morno, Nigeria) 11 min BIDENAM: THE HOPE OF A VILLAGE (Gentile M. Assih, Togo) 23 min THE PAINTER (Winnie Gamisha, Uganda) 24 min Africa 2010 Regie: various 3h 20min, Video, Farbe, OF mit dt. UT In Kooperation mit dem Goethe-Institut München