ATELIER DE CONVERSATION

People from all over the world meet on a weekly basis at the Atelier de conversation of the Bibliothèque publique d’information located in the Centre Pompidou in Paris to practice their French. Refugees of war sit together with businessmen, easy-going students next to victims of political persecution. As diverse as its members might be, they have one goal in common that connects all of them: to learn the language and find companions while living abroad – if not to survive living abroad. At this hopeful place social and cultural borders dissolve. People, who otherwise would never be in touch, meet eye to eye.

Dans la Bibliothèque publique d‘information, au Centre Pompidou de Paris, des personnes venant des quatre coins du monde se rencontrent, chaque semaine, dans l‘Atelier de conversation pour parler français. Les réfugiés de guerre côtoient les hommes d‘affaire, les étudiants insouciants croisent les victimes de persécutions politiques. Malgré leurs différences, participantes et participants partagent des objectifs communs : apprendre la langue et trouver des alliés pour pouvoir (sur)vivre à l‘étranger. C‘est dans ce lieu rempli d‘espoir où les frontières sociales et culturelles s‘effacent que des individus, dont les routes ne se seraient jamais croisées, se rencontrent d‘égal à égal.

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Sales/Distribution international: SIXPACKFILM
Distribution France:  ASC DISTRIBUTION
Distribution Austria: POLYFILM

ATELIER DE CONVERSATION

AT/FR/LI, 2017, 72 Min.
DCP, French OV, French with English or German subtitles

AWARDS:

Opening Film, Cinéma du rèel 2017, Paris/France

Documentary Special Jury Prize, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2017, Karlovy Vary/Czech Republic

ARTE Documentary Film Prize, Duisburger Filmwoche 2017, Duisburg/Germany

CREDITS:

Author and director: Bernhard Braunstein

Camera: Adrien Lecouturier

Editing: Roland Stöttinger

Dramaturgical advice: Lucile Chaufour

Sound: Nicolas Joly, Clément Maléo, Alexandre Andrillon, Philippe Schillinger

Sound mix, sound editing: Nicolas Joly

Color correction: Dimitri Aschwanden

Music: Lucile Chaufour

Graphics: Matthias van Baaren

Producers: Bernhard Braunstein, Dominik Tschütscher

Production company: schaller08 (A), Supersonicglide (F)

Funding: Bundeskanzleramt Österreich – innovative film austria, BKA Startstipendium Film, Land Salzburg Kultur, Kulturstiftung Liechtenstein, Stadt Salzburg Kultur

In collaboration with: Bpi – Bibliothéque publique d’information, Centre Pompidou

ARTICLES/INTERVIEWS:

Interview: Bernhard Braunstein and Raphael Casadesus, for FilmDoo, September 2017

Joachim Schätz for sixpackfilm 2017 / Martin Horyna for Karlovy Vary Film Festival 2017

REFUGEE.TV

refugee.tv is an act of empowerment. The vision is to create a TV station, which is designed by refugees in cooperation with a German/Austrian film team.

The reporters of refugee.tv came to Europe as refugees. Amongst the refugees coming to Europe are many skilled workers, some filmmakers, journalists and camera men. Many refugees had to flee their home country because they were putting the spotlight on problems and injustices in their home countries. refugee.tv provides them a platform to continue their passionate work.

www.refugee.tv

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CREDITS:

IDEA/CONCEPT: David Gross
PRESENTERS: Olivia Christopher, Roula Mahmoud
REPORTERS: Said Mohamed, Ayad Salim, Arman Niamat Ullah
GUEST-REPORTERS: Sobhi Aksh, Tanya Kayhan, Nori Dher
CAMERA: Fathi Ganim, Newton Idemudia
TRANSLATIONS: Hayat Moosa
PRODUCTION: David Groß, Martin Hasenöhrl, Daniel Samer
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Daniel Samer
CO-DIRECTOR, SOUND, EDITING: Martin Hasenöhrl
LOGO-DESIGN: Robert Funke
ANIMATION: Wolfgang Schwarzenbrunner
WEBSITE: Stefan Niessner
MUSIC: Sigrid Likar
LINE PRODUCER: Johannes Raher

FESTIVAL-PERFORMANCES:

Digital Spring – Media-art-festival 2016
Interlab Festival 2016
Wienwoche 2016

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FILM PORTRAITS AWARDEES CULTURE FUND SALZBURG

The cultural department of the City of Salzburg awards prizes for outstanding achievements in art, culture, science, research and youth work every year. Bernhard Braunstein, David Groß and Martin Hasenöhrl (schaller08) received the scholarship award of the Kulturfonds – “for the successful film work of each individual, especially for the bundling of these forces in an innovative team”. Since then, we have been portraying the award winners every year.

www.kulturfonds.at

CREDITS:

40 film portraits Kulturfonds, AT 2011-2016, 3-5 min, HD
Production: schaller08
Interviews: David Groß
Camera: Bernhard Braunstein
Sound and photography: Martin Hasenöhrl

Film Portrait Michael Bilic

After 40 years of dedicated and successful work Michael Bilic has ended his function as managing director of DAS KINO. On this occasion, we have created a 25-minute film portrait. “Man with properties” will be shown for the first time on February 24th from 7 pm as part of a “farewell evening”.

Registration: presse@daskino.at