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Austria puts in strong showing in Australia - Melbourne International Film Festival 2009 (MIFF)

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25 August 2009

Austrian film has shown its strength in Australia. Eleven productions from Austria started at Australia’s largest film festival, the Melbourne International Film Festival.

Eleven Austrian films - six feature films and five short films - were shown at Australia’s oldest and largest film festival, Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) . There were a total of 300 long and 100 short films from 50 countries worldwide on the programme in Melbourne, where the MIFF ran from 24th July to 9th August.

Austrian films included Cannes winner "The White Ribbon" by Michael Haneke, Michael Glawogger’s "Kill Daddy Goodnight" and Philipp Stölzl’s "North Face". Also shown were the documentaries "Defamation" by Yoav Shamir and "A Journey with Peter Sellars" by Mark Kidel, as well as the experimental film "Film ist. A Girl & A Gun" by Gustav Deutsch. In the shorts section, there was Johann Lurf’s "12 Explosionen", "Dropping Furniture" by Harald Hund and Paul Horn, "Home.Movie" by Martin Bruch and Reinhilde Condin, "Minot, North Dakota" by Angelia Brudniak and Cynthia Madansky, as well as "I Turn Over The Pictures Of My Voice In My Head" by Valie Export.

For more information on these Austrian films, visit the festival website .