10 Billion - What's on Your Plate?
By 2050, the world population will grow to ten billion people. In the middle of the heated debate about food security, comes this analytic look into the enormous spectrum of global food production and distribution.
1914: A War of Images
World War I was the battlefield for the first propaganda war in history. The recently invented and very popular medium of film was used by all military parties to create deception and manipulate public opinion.…
A motor-sports spectacle that kicks up plenty of dust. On the trail of the 2007 Dakar Rallye 7915 KM undertakes a search, along the way encountering the variety to be found in Africa's present in Morocco, Sahrawi…
Western standard of living, civilization, and the urge to exclude others from it are the core of Geyrhalter's latest cinematic documentary essay. Entirely shot at night, Geyrhalter takes us on a very personal journey…
The Age of Aluminium
Aluminium is booming and it found its way into every facet of our lives: deodorants, sun lotions, vaccines or filtered drinking water. The light metal comes with heavy consequences. Latest research links it to the…
The belief that there are no more white spots on Austria’s map is not quite right: In 1938 the German army established one of Europe’s largest military training grounds in northern Lower Austria. The over 160 square…
Arab Attraction explores the unusual paradigm shift of a woman known for her pronounced feminist views. She falls in love with a man from Yemen who is 20 years her junior, to become his second wife and a devoted Muslim.
The Cross-Media Project Bauhaus Spirit opens up Bauhaus history, with its exciting potential for cross-pollination on a global and interdisciplinary scale, while asking: how do we want to live, where do we want to go?
An exclusive bio pic on one of the most charismatic and provocative soccer players or a coming-of-age film that captures the first years of a young, highly talented and troubled player as he becomes an international…
It is very often difficult for us, those who can see, to find our true fulfillment and happiness in the world. The more complicated, but maybe the more interesting this journey might be for the blind. Their perspective…
The Boy Who Was a King
A story of one of the most fascinating monarch figures in contemporary history - Simeon II of Bulgaria, cousin to the House of Windsor and a descendant of William the Conqueror. From his adventurous life as an exiled…
Cash & Marry
Marko and Atanas are two dudes whose lives would be sweet as strudel but for an annoying little problem with their papers. They need a European passport and they are prepared to do almost anything to get one, including…
Caught in the Net
A social film experiment in which those who steal the innocence of children fall into their own traps.
Multi-awarded director Nikolaus Geyrhalter delivers stunning images from inside the immense CERN apparatus. Alternated with interviews with the experts who devised and operate this gigantic big bang machine, the film…
Children of the Prophet
Children of Prophet follows 4 groups of protagonists in Tehran during the Shiite mourning rituals of Moharram, commemorating the death of Imam Hossein, the grandson of the Prophet Mohammad.
The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg
A documentary about the entrepreneur, diplomat and art collector Uli Sigg in the tense and ongoing transformation of Chinese society from the late 1970s until today.
Mikhail Khodorkovsky spent a decade in jail after challenging the Kremlin. For the first time after his release, he talks about his time behind bars and his vision for a new Russia.
Dad Made Dirty Movies
"Dad Made Dirty Movies" chronicles the life and work of Stephen C. Apostolof (aka A. C. Stephen) - a former political prisoner, devoted Christian and family man and one of the greatest erotic filmmakers in the U.S. The…
Dali's Last Masterpiece
For the first time, the Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres opens its doors for an all-access tour with the master himself.
A portrait of one of Europe’s largest hospitals shows the daily routines and work processes at a powerful and highly complex institution. By depicting a modern healthcare facility, Danube Hospital holds a mirror to our…
David Wants to Fly
In search of enlightenement young David follows his idol David Lynch and uncovers the billion-dollar industry behind Transcendental Meditation. A sprightly docu about finding own artistic inspiration, both tongue-in…
The Destruction of Memory
The purposeful demolishment of buildings, books and art as part of war has wrought catastrophic results on every continent. We take a close look at the devastation of cultural, religious and historical heritage.
Disco & Atomic War
Disco and Atomic War tells the story of a strange kind of information war in which a totalitarian regime stands face to face with the heroes of popular culture. And loses. Western popular culture had an incomparable…
In Abkhazia, a war-torn country close to Crimea-Ukraine, patriotism runs rather deep. Perched on the shores of the Black Sea, the unrecognized splinter state used to be a beach getaway for lucky Soviets, but palatial…
Dreaming of Denmark
Wasiullah came to Denmark aged 15, arriving alone from Afghanistan. Extremely traumatised, he finds safety and friends. As he turns 18 his application for asylum is rejected and he has to leave his new life.
Echoes Of Home
What does a baby's cry have in common with the echo of a mountain yodler, and what connects the head tone of a Tuvin nomad with the stage show of a vocal artist? The answer is: THE VOICE. Against a background of…
Elvis and the Girl
In August, 1956, Elvis Presley started shooting his first feature film, Love Me Tender. At his side was his manager, Colonel Tom Parker and his just-hired secretary, Trude Forsher.
Erwin Wurm - The Artist Who Swallowed The World
Listed as one of the Top 20 contemporary artists, the Austrian Erwin Wurm criticizes the encrusted affluent society with seemingly simple sculptures that meet the current zeitgeist. The film explores the artist, his…
Eternity at Last
How to outwit death? The documentary presents the ideas of visionaries who refuse to concede that humanity should accept ageing, disease and death as a natural part of our earthly journey.
Europe, She Loves
Europe on the verge of social and economic change. A close up into the shaken vision of 4 couples, daily struggles, fights, kids, sex and passion. A movie about the politics of love.
Falciani's Tax Bomb - The Man Behind the Swiss Leaks
An insightful documentary on the professed HSBC whistleblower Hervé Falciani and the global controversy over banking privacy and intranational tax regulations of the last decade.
"Family Instinct" is a film about incest - an illegal act, social taboo and a violation of religious norms. Zanda is a 28-year-old woman, worn out by hard work. Surrounded by poverty and despair, she is trying to…
farEAST – from Berlin to Tokyo
A unique adventure: farEAST – From Berlin to Tokyo on the UNESCO’s Asian Highways, the largest system of roads worldwide. A journey through the heart of Asia. A continent between ancient traditions and future…
Take a look at the secret chambers of major food manufacturers - where designers and scientists are defining your favorite mouthful of tomorrow. The TV documentary FOOD DESIGN shows how form, color, smell, consistency,…
The Football Father
Marcin works as a masseur in a soccer club. Instead of going to the match with the team, he prefers the risky way of getting there with the hooligans. Although he is blind himself, he starts taking his partially sighted…
Forget Me Not
In Forget me not, David Sieveking describes his mother’s home care. She, like millions of others, is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. His mother’s personality changes force the family to adopt a cordial approach,…
Free Lunch Society – Come Come Basic Income
Just a few years ago, an unconditional basic income was considered a pipe dream. Today, this utopia is more imaginable than ever before - intense discussions are taking place in all political and scientific camps.
A film about the future of human reproduction as it is happening right before our eyes.
Ghostland – The View of the Ju’Hoansi
Remember the culture clash in The Gods Must Be Crazy? This time it´s real.
Goisern Goes East
Enjoy a concert tour by ship. The Austrian musician Hubert von Goisern is crossing the East of Europe on the Danube from Austria to the Black Sea. He invites excellent musicians from the local pop and jazz scene. These…
Great Grandad's Tall Tales
Five-year-old Theodor pays a visit to his amazing, charming and slightly scary Great Grandad who lives atop a mountain in Norway together with his little cat, Bombi Bitt.
The Green Green Grass Beneath
Ceija Stojka survived. As a child she was an inmate in Nazi death camps. Auschwitz, Ravensbrück and Bergen-Belsen - where she and her mother were liberated by Allied troops in 1945. Ceija talks about the horrors of her…
Griffen - On the Tracks of Peter Handke
The filmmaker returns home to a place bordering the bilingual region of Lower Carinthia to talk to the people there about their “great son” Peter Handke. His search unearths the many unresolved contradictions and…
Guardians of the Earth
The Paris Agreement is a milestone in human history and is going to change our life for the next decades. For the first time 195 nations committed to take action against climate change.
Harbour of Hope
In the Spring of 1945 Red Cross liberated over 30.000 concentration camp survivors and rescued them to peaceful Sweden. 3 survivors and their helpers recount the amazing story of how the City of Malmö mobilized its…
Homo Sapiens is a film about the finiteness and fragility of human existence and the end of the industrial age, and what it means to be a human being. What will remain of our lives after we're gone?
Michl's Restaurant helps the long-term unemployed reenter the workforce. In addition to everyday life in the kitchen, there are also accompanying conversations at the center of the project as well as the film. The…
How to Make a Book with Steidl
The finest photography books in the world are being produced in an old publishing house in Göttingen: on top comes in the idea, at the bottom comes out the book. Almost 40 years ago, 19-year-old Gerhard Steidl…
Into the World
Nothings demonstrates the fragility of human life more clearly than the sight of a newborn child. And so the film Into the World begins, though slowly and quietly, with an alarming image: that of a gasping infant in an…
The Invisible City
Igor (30) has been living in the Zone of Chernobyl for almost ten years. He wanted to find peace and a chance to escape from the modern civilization.
Island of the Hungry Ghosts
Christmas Island is home to one of the largest land migrations on earth: the forty million crabs journeying from jungle to sea. But the jungle also holds a high-security facility that indefinitely detains asylum-seekers.
It Happened Just Before
An artistic confrontation with the global phenomenon of trafficking in women. Anja Salomonowitz has chosen an unusual approach to the theme: her film is based on real narratives by women who where the objects of…
I Want To Tell You Something
"I want to tell you something" is an emotional family story. While four-year-old Oskar has been deaf since birth, his twin brother Leo's hearing is perfect. Leo is being brought up bilingual, with sign language and…
Jean Ziegler, the Optimism of Willpower
An in-depth documentary on the charismatic and controversial sociologist, professor and best-selling author Jean Ziegler and his endless belief in socialism.
K 11 - Confessions of a Sex Tourist
K11 - synonym for a known mecca of prostitution in Cambodia, shows the perpetrator’s side of sex tourism. Unaware of the hidden camera an 44-year old businessman openly talks about his tricks to lure young girls into…
The film gives an inside look into the world of investors in the international agro-business and how the politics of the European Union is involved.
Landscapes of Memory – The Life of Ruth Kluger
It is one thing to survive the Holocaust, but quite another to deal with the lasting impact of this experience. This filmic portrait of Ruth Klüger, an American literary scholar from Vienna, deals with these issues by…
The Last Catch
European bluefin tuna can grow to the size of a passenger car – up to 5 meters long and weighing up to 600 kg. Once a year, schools of tuna fish migrate from the Atlantic to spawning grounds in the Mediterranean. It is…
Lessons of Love
Dear Husband, I sacrificed the best years of my life for you. I raised six children, you were never there. I've had enough. Now this little part of life ahead belongs to me. I will dance, sing and you leave me alone!
Like the Others
The feature documentary Like the Others depicts the daily work at a child and adolescent psychiatric centre near Vienna, showing the perpetual balancing act between gentle caution and pressure, routine and improvisation.
Login 2 Life
Why do people spend more and more time in virtual worlds? Some even more than their weekly work-hours combined, just pausing the online existence for food and sleep. What do they get out of the interaction with cartoon…
Long Distance Love
Kyrgyzstan today: Just married Alisher (18y) has to leave his pregnant wife Dildora (17y) to work in Russia, 3.500 km from home. He's one of the 12-16 million Russian guest workers, who are forced to leave their…
„Losing Sonia“ shows how a seemingly rigid monastery can be a place full of life, beauty and artistic expression. Sonia, a young nun, paints icons at night and then sleeps until noon. She has a dog, cats, exotic birds,…
A visually compelling look behind the doors of a giant textile factory in India, exploring the meaning of modern day labor, exploitation and the human cost of mass production in our globalized world.
José Pablo promised his extravagant grandmother, Mamacita, to make a film about her life, without knowing that this would lead to revelation of secrets, lies and deceptions affecting 5 generations of a high-society Mexic
Master of the Universe
Investment bankers are the real Masters of the Universe, not politicians, armies or even countries. In economic powerhouse Germany, a top banker gives a disturbing insider’s account of his emotions, motivations and…
More Human than Human
More Human Than Human explores the promises and the complex role of Artificial Intelligence in today’s world and the consequences of those promises becoming reality.
The New Greatness Case
Anya (17) was an ordinary teenager who dreamed of making life in Russia better. In March 2018, she was arrested and incarcerated on fabricated charges of extremism. Three years later, her mother continues her desperate…
No Mercy - The Female Gaze
A journey with the world’s greatest female directors, to speak with them about vengeance, violence, the female gaze, and the urgent need to tell new stories about gender.
Notes On Resistance
NOTES ON RESISTANCE investigates forms of resistance against fascism during the 1930's and 1940's in Austria, Spain, and France. The film combines animation with non-fictional narration, to portray a generation of…
Of Fathers and Sons
After his Sundance award-winning documentary Return to Homs, Talal Derki returned to his homeland where he gained the trust of a radical Islamist family, sharing their daily life for over two years.
Our Daily Bread
Welcome to the world of industrial food production and high-tech farming! OUR DAILY BREAD is a wide-screen tableau of a feast which isn't always easy to digest - and in which we all take part. A pure, meticulous and…
Over the Limit
Over the Limit shows how the successful Russian system for training athletes transgresses boundaries.
Over the Years
A film about the process of becoming unemployed, told from the perspective of people who know. An observation of what happens to manual laborers over a period of 10 years.
The Pier of Apolonovka
The Pier of Apolonovka is a film about a summer on the jetty, from the first day of the holidays to the last. I call them albatrosses, these boys and girls on the quay of the Sevastopol Bay. The Sevastopol albatrosses…
A well-known nightmarish vision of the future: The Earth’s population reaches seven billion. Dwindling resources, mountains of toxic waste, hunger and climate change - the results of overpopulation? Who says that the…
Profilers, Gaze Into The Abyss
Their job is to investigate the dark minds of serial killers, terrorists and rapists. While fictional stories of criminal profilers fascinate mass audiences, their professional reality entails an enormous psychological…
Queen of Chess
Queen of Chess tells the story of the relationship and the games of two minds: Judit Polgar, the greatest female chess player of all time and Garry Kasparov, the legend - who believed that a woman and a man cannot fight.
Queens of Sound
QUEENS OF SOUND - "A Her-story of Reggae and Dancehall" documents the long neglected female side of Reggae and Dancehall music in Jamaica. Three generations of women in the Jamaican music business tell us about their…
Raghu Rai - An Unframed Portrait
An unframed portrait of Magnum photographer Raghu Rai and his 50 year long journey capturing the stories of India.
Reunion - Ten years after war
The film is an emotional search into the mechanism of oppression, based upon a documentary film from 1999 “Before the bombs fell”. In 1999, Serbian military forces and Albanian guerrillas were fighting in Kosovo. Serbs…
Rublyovka - A Road to Bliss
Rublyovka Road is the traffic artery connecting the powerhouse Moscow with the Russian outback. At all times this region has had a magnetic attraction for the ruling elite. In Putin's Russia, Rublyovka has become…
"Schindler`s Houses" shows forty buildings by the Austro-American architect Rudolph Schindler from the years 1931 to 1952. Schindler`s pioneering work in Southern California is the cornerstone of a branch of modern…
The first documentary feature to look behind the scenes of where pop folk musical dreams are manufactured. It takes us on tours through tents at music festivals, to rural discos and TV shows featuring musician and…
Schumanns Bar Talks
The film follows world-renowned bartender Charles Schumann on the discovery of the world's best bars in New York, Havana and Tokyo. It’s an exploration in the history of bars culture and the cocktail itself.
Song of Lahore
Lahore was a center of musical culture - until music was considered sinful under Sharia law. After restrictions eased, several Pakistani musicians are invited by jazz legend Wynton Marsalis to perform at Lincoln Center.
Bulgarian football superstar Hristo Stoichkov gives a personal tour of his life and career, revisiting the people, places and events that shaped his persona. The journey traces the ups and downs from his modest…
Time is Here
Sometimes a second lasts forever, sometimes you don't notice days passing. Joonas, Karit, Doris and Fred are all seven years old and starting their first school year. They live in different places all over Estonia,…
Time to Go
"Time to Go" addresses one of society's greatest taboos: dying and death. The documentary was shot in Vienna at the hospice CS Hospiz Rennweg over the period of three months. The hospice functions especially to…
Using pioneering filming techniques, bespoke vehicles and on-bike cameras, Time Trial offers a radical new insight into the world of professional cycling through the eyes of David Millar, the only British rider to have
Toto and His Sisters
Following his Emmy award-winning observational documentary, Alexander Nanau brings us the astonishing family story of Toto (10), and his sisters, Ana (17) and Andreea (15). During their mother’s imprisonment, Toto…
Ulrich Seidl - A Director at Work
The film portrait Ulrich Seidl – A Director at Work depicts the controversial Austrian filmmaker Ulrich Seidl at work for the first time, painting a vivid picture of the much-debated “Seidl method”: The camera...
"I want to give a view of the world that can only emerge by not pursuing any particular theme, by refraining from passing judgment, proceeding without aim." (Michael Glawogger)
Two talented sisters Nastia (13) and Polina (7) study in the most prestigious Academy of Russian ballet after being selected from 5 500 kids.
Vienna's Lost Daughters
They lost Vienna, and Vienna lost them: Eight women who fled in 1938 now live in New York. Through situations and moods the film circumscribes the unspeakable aspect of this loss and the attempt to create normality.…
This film documents an event that has never taken place – man’s first encounter with intelligent life from space. With unprecedented access to the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs, the military, and experts from...
Volver la Vista - The Gaze Back
A special creation of the German language is the world "Betriebsblindheit" - blideness to what is happening around you. "One tends to ignore what`s on one`s doorstep. One tends to seek what`s far away", said once a…
The world is increasingly more divided by walls. There are human beings on either side of them. Brilliant editing connects people living and working on different sides of decisive walls around the world.
Wastecooking – Make Food, Not Waste
According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization a third of all food produced worldwide is thrown away. How can we stop thiswaste? Author and cook David Gross goes on a road trip through Europe.
What Is Love
A film about the meaning of life, about how to fill the gap between birth and death, and what happiness is. Short documentary pieces tell the stories of different protagonists of one generation.
What Walaa Wants
Raised in the largest refugee camp on the West Bank while her mother was in prison, Walaa dreams of being a policewoman, wearing a uniform, avoiding marriage, and earning a salary.
Who's Gonna Love Me Now?
Saar found exile in vibrant London from his conservative Israeli family. Diagonsed with HIV he fails all expectations of his extend family, but his wish to return keeps growing.
The film is about the sexual desires of women of a certain age and their daily struggle to preserve these newly won freedoms. The protagonists are five women from various walks of life who have a variety of needs. This…
The Workers Cup
Inside the labor camps of Qatar, African and Asian migrant workers building the facilities of the 2022 World Cup compete in a football tournament of their own: The Workers Cup.
At the Wailing Wall or in the spotlight of a stage, wearing a Zorro costume or a designer dress, solemn or rollicking: crossing the threshold to the adult world can take place in very different ways. This film…