The first international film festival in Wiener Neustadt, took place from 1st to 3rd of December 2011 in the ceremonial hall of the BORG Wiener Neustadt. With approximately 850 visitors attending, the festival was consistently well-frequented. The audience saw an exciting range of full-length feature films as well as a short film competition and a mobile phone film competition. With "Die Vaterlosen" and "Inside America" two Austrian productions were shown that are now nominated for the Austrian Film Award. The directors Marie Kreutzer and Barbara Eder were attending personally.

Particularly thrilling were the award ceremonies for the best mobile phone film and the best short film. In the end "Doomsday films", a young group of filmmakers from Wiener Neustadt could win the short film competition by a narrow margin with their zombie movie "Gänseblümchen”. Director Jan Hestmann, Paul Baran, Lukas Konlechner, Philipp Zoufal, Bernhard Wimmer and Julia Schwarzer were visibly delighted with the decision of the jury. The award of € 1000 provided by the architectural company “Rauhofer” and “Elektro Schwarzmann” is going to be used to plan new film projects and put them into action.

Lukas Neukirchner and Georg Rauber emerged victorious from the mobile phone film competition. Their funky film "Fast Kurios" was able to convince the jury on full-length and brought the joyful winners € 500. Besides the screenings there was also a free buffet and many informative discussions with the attending filmmakers emerged.

Here is a best-of of the submitted short films:

Here is the best-of of the mobile phone films:

“Doomsday films” rejoiced over the victory in the category "Short Film"

GÄNSEBLÜMCHEN (winner in the category short film)
A zombie short film by Jan Hestmann, Paul Baran and Bernhard H. Wimmer.

Lukas Neukircher and George Rauber grabbed the award of € 500 for the mobile phone film competition.
Their film "Fast Kurios" convinced at full length.

FAST KURIOS (winner in the category mobile phone film)
A mobile phone film by Georg Rauber and Lukas Neukirchner.


megafonTV special report
megafonTV, the young Internet-TV channel of the city of Wiener Neustadt, made a special edition reporting from our festival. The 5-minute report, including interviews with Marie Kreutzer (Die Vaterlosen) and Barbara Eder (Inside America), can be seen here.


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