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March 23, 2023

Multi-awarded films at International Experimental Film Festival

During Nov 20-25, Scala and Elvira Popescu cinema theaters in Bucharest will host the BIEFF International Experimental Film Festival 2012. BIEFF 2012 will present the Romanian viewers with a couple of most awarded Austrian short films, as well as exceptional films from the portfolio of SIXPACKFILM, the largest Austrian distributor of experimental films and visual art, films awarded at major festivals worldwide.The SIXPACKFILM selection includes the following films: Nominated for European Film Awards  at the Venice International Film Festival 2011 sand a winner of the Prize for Innovative Cinema at the Diagonale Film Festival Austria 2011, Hypercrisis,  is a caustic and humorous social critique which takes place in a former holiday house for Soviet cineastes now reopened to accommodate writers. One of the most charming titles of the films selected a nd a public favorite aat such important festivals as Rotterdam, Upsalla, Sao Paolo, Hamburg, Semana de Cine Experimental de Madrid etc, Apnoe depicts an average day in a family’s life. Shown internationally for the first time at the Berlinale 2011 and then at the prestigious Sundance, Sarajevo, Namur, Hamburg and many more, Stick Climbing is a demonstration of cinematic virtuosity that invites viewers on a dangerous trip: a peaceful walk through a village turns into an impossible climb on a vertical rock.   So far shown at 32 international festivals (among which the Amsterdam IDFA Documentary Film Festival, as well as in Tampere, Basel, Dresden etc.), Body Trail is based on a Vienna performance where human body sculptures are placed on the city streets. This  multi-stratified urban intervention, which alternates between surrealist humor and gloomy visions of potential terror attacks was converted by the two directors,  Michael Palm and Willi Dorner, into a special cinematic experiment. „We look at the human body as an instrument through which we explore  spatial dimensions.  Body sculptures, which are changing and adapting according to environment, create new perspectives and means for understanding architecture and the urban space,” the two authors said.

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