News February 2017

Berlinale Award

The Grand Prix of the Generation Kplus International Jury for the Best Film went to Estiu 1993 (Summer 1993) by Carla Simón, Spain 2017 (ex aequo Becoming Who I Was, Republic Korea 2017). Consulted by Gualberto Ferrari during Sources 2 Script Check sessions in Catalonia. Inicia Films, co-production with AVALON. Support: MEDIA, ICAA, ICEC; participation of TVE.

Sources 2 at Berlinale Talents

Consultation – Analysis – Advice / Sources 2 advisers provide one-to-one sessions:
Arash T. Riahi (Austria/Iran) at Script Station / Ulla Simonen (Finland) at Doc Station.

Sources 2 Happy Hour  on Wednesday, 15th February, 18:30 – 19:30 at Berlinale Talents Market Hub / EFM. On invitation only.


Cloudboy (Belgium/The Netherlands/Sweden/Norway 2017), Meickeminne Clinckspoor. Developed through Sources 2 with Arash T. Riahi. Bulletproof CupidFilm Productions, Submarine, Götafilm, FilmCamp. Supported by VAF, Netherlands Film Fund, Creative Europe, Belgium Tax Shelter. Release in April 2017. 

Free Lunch Society (Austria/Germany 2017), Christian Tod. Developed through Sources 2 with Arash T. Riahi. Golden Girls Filmproduction, OVALfilm. Support: Austrian Film Institute, ZDF/ARTE, ORF, Film und Medien Stiftung NRW,Filmstandort Austria, Vienna Film Fund. Presented at FIPA, premiere at CPH:DOX. 

Star Boys (Finland 2017), Visa Koiso-Kanttila. Developed through Sources 2 with Arash T. Riahi. Silva Mysterium Oy, Dragon Films. Support: The Finnish Film Foundation, YLE. Premiered at Göteborg FF.

The Inertia Variations (Sweden/UK 2017), Johanna St Michaels. Developed through Sources 2 with Gualberto Ferrari. Lazarus Limited, Saint Michaels Production, Film Väst. Support: Swedish Film Institute, Swedish Arts Grants Committee, working grant, Gothenburg City, Statens Musikverk, Kuturbryggan. Premiered at Göteborg FF.

FF Max Ophüls Prize 2017

Audience Award

The Migrumpies
(Austria 2017), Arman T. Riahi, screenplay: Arman T. Riahi, Faris E. Rahoma, Aleksander Petrovic. Developed through Sources 2 with Eric Collins. Golden Girls Filmproduction. Support: Vienna Film Fund, Austrian Film Institute, ORF. Premiered at FF Max Ophüls Award / Audience Award.

Best Film Music

King Of The Airs – Notes On A Friendship (Switzerland 2016) by Ivo Zen. Feature documentary developed through Sources 2 with Arash T. Riahi. Mira Film. Support: Zürcher Filmstiftung, Kanton Graubünden, Fachausschuss Film und Medienkunst BS/BL, Kulturfonds Suissimage, Bundesamt für Kultur, Succès Passage Antenne, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, UBS Kulturstiftung, Stiftung Bündner Suchthilfe, Stiftung Stavros Niarchos, Stadt Chur, Graubündner Kantonalbank. World premiere at Vision du Réel, Competition Regards Neuf. Premiere Switzerland April 2016, Nomination Basler Filmpreis, FF Max Ophüls Prize 2017 / Award Best Film Music.

Opening Film

Night of a 1000 Hours (Luxembourg/Austria/The Netherlands 2016), Virgil Widrich, script consultant Jean-Claude Carrière. Developed through Sources 2 with Louise Gough and Miguel Machalski. AMOUR FOU Vienna /// Luxembourg, Keyfilm, Golden Girls Filmproduction. Support: Film Fund Luxembourg, Austrian Film Institute, Filmstandort Austria, ORF, Vienna Film Fund, Land Salzburg, Stadt Salzburg, Netherlands Film Fund, Netherlands Film Production Incentive, IDM, MIBAC Roma, Eurimages, Creative Europe, ALGOA Slate Fund. Premieres at Busan IFF / Audience Award, Warsaw FF and Chicago IFF. Released in Austria autumn 2016. Opened FF Max Ophüls Prize 2017, IFF Rotterdam, Luxembourg City FF and Bolzano.

Cross Media

The Invisible City (Kaukuma) (Belgium 2016), Lieven Corthouts. Interactive documentary developed through Sources 2 with Gualberto Ferrari. Cassette for timescapes, Canvas, Magellan Films. Support: VAF, BRITDOC CIRCLE, The Belgian Development Cooperation, Creative Europe, Pascal Decroos Fund, Belgian Tax Shelter. App completed. Released in Belgium May 2016. MOOOV FF, Docville.



News Autumn 2016

Audience award in Busan 

The Night of A Thousand Hours (Austria/Luxembourg/Netherlands) by writer/director Virgil Widrich had its world premiere at the 21st Busan International Film Festival where it won the Audience Award.
European premiere at 32nd Warsaw Film Festival, US premiere at 52nd Chicago International film Festival. Theatrical release in Austria in autumn 2016.
Script consultant Jean-Claude Carrière / project development in cooperation with Virgil Widrich Film / producers Bady Minck, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, Amour Fou Vienna and Luxembourg and Hanneke Niens, Hans de Wolf, Keyfilm Amsterdam / supported by Film Fund Luxembourg, Österreichisches Filminstitut, FISA, FFW, ORF Film/Fernsehabkommen, BLS, Netherlands Film Fund, Netherland Tax Rebate, Media, ALGOA Slate Fund, Eurimage.
Developed through Sources 2 with Louise Gough.

Successful box office

Lou Andreas-Salomé (Germany/Austria) by Cordula Kablitz premiered in June 2016, won the NDR Film Award, International Film Festival Emden-Norderney 2016 (DE) and performed successfully in German cinemas. Theatrical release in France and China in autumn 2016.
Production Avanti Media Fiction, Tempest Film, Germany; KGP Kranzelbinder Gabriele Productions / supported by DFFF, BLS, Nordmedia, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, MFG Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg, Österreichisches Filminstitut, Filmfonds Wien.
Developed through Sources 2 with Louise Gough.

Highly awarded first feature

One Of Us (Austria 2015) by Stephan Richter had its world premiere at San Sebastian Filmfestival 2015 (New Directors Competition), Austrian premiere at Viennale 2015. Theatrical release in Germany in autumn 2016.
In 2016 winner of Max Ophüls Award, Austrian Film Award – Best Supporting Actor. Other,
Diagonale Prize for Innovative Production Services, Romy Academy Award Vienna Best Director, Award Best Film Music and Berndt-Media-Award at Filmfest Lünen. Festivals include Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2015 (Open Horizons), Zurich Film Festival 2015, festivals 2016 in Beaune, Kiev, Lecce, Shanghai, Sarajevo, Budapest, Cambridge, Sevilla and many others.
Producers Arash T. Riahi & Karin C. Berger, Golden Girls Filmproduktion / supported by
the Austrian Film Institute, Austrian Broadcasting Corporation Film/Television-Agreement (ORF), Filmstandort Austria (FISA), Filmfonds Wien (FFW), Office of the State Government of Lower Austria – Directorate Culture.
Developed through Sources 2 with Miguel Machalski.