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Finally back in the cinemas… “Ride back to Freedom” be thanked!

The cinema hall means magic, experiencing a story intensively together, enjoying picture and sound at the highest level, and then ending the evening in lively conversation… The cinema tour through Tyrol has brought many wonderful experiences, before it now continues to all the other provinces of our beautiful country Austria… Director Hermann Weiskopf and team will continue to accompany the cinema premiere evenings personally… we look forward to seeing you!

Joint trip to the premiere at Cinepoint Seefeld…
Cinema premiere at Metropolkino Innsbruck
Thanks to FMZ Kino Imst and Kino Fulpmes for the great welcome…
A film scene…
Cosy get-together at the CineX Lienz…
A film scene…
In front of the Fulpmes cinema… the oldest cinema in Tyrol!
Venice in times of Covid 19 Lockdown…

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International Test Screening in Budapest for “Ride back to Freedom” – a great success!

Organized in cooperation of the Austrian Cultural Forum Budapest with the Italian Cultural Institute Budapest, the elaboration of the questionnaires and the reaction of the audience exceeded all expectations – we say thank you to all participants who took their time with so much enthusiasm…

A heartfelt thank you to the colorful test audience in Budapest…

The most important statistical figures: 82% I liked the film very much, 15% I liked it, 3% It was okay, 0% It was Soso, 0% I did not like the film. But what really counts is the very warm welcome that was given to our film and to the director – THANK YOU!

Swiss film premiere in Geneva of ‘Otto Neururer – Ténèbres pleines d’espérance’ for the first time with French subtitles!

After almost two years of interruption caused by the Coronavirus, finally a cinema evening was back, and what a cinema evening it was! Intercultural… very touching… with a great discussion with the audience… a welcoming finale in the foyer of the Cinemas du Grütli in Geneva… the magic called cinema is back!

Very special thanks to the Austrian Society of Geneva and its partners for the great organisation of the event! And to the Austrian Cultural Forums in Bern, Brussels and Paris and to the Austrian Ministry for supporting the production of the French subtitles…

In the foyer…
Austrian Ambassador Dr. Maria Rotheiser Scotti with director Hermann Weiskopf
Master Ottfried Fischer on the big screen
In front of the Cinemas du Grütli in Geneva…
Margot Leboyer and Dr. Brigitte Lüth from the Austrian Geneva Society with director Hermann Weiskopf

“My Israeli Friend” – wins the “Special Mention Award” at the 24th Religion Today Film Festival in Trento – Italy!

The story deeply touched and convinced the jury and the audience: the teenager Enzo, who lives in the virtual world of his computer games, discovers what really matters in real life through his unusual friendship with the Jew Abraham Gafni…

Homepage: www.myisraelifriend.net

A very special thank you goes to our friend and eye witness Abraham Gafni! But also to the teenager Enzo Weiskopf and all those who worked together behind the camera. The artist Jacqueline Seeber provided a very special approach to this true story with her 16 paintings telling the life story of Abraham…

Film Festival President Lia Beltrami (2nd from left) with our film team and paintings from our film
Special Mention Award 2021
Jury members viewing the film
The award ceremony including live broadcast
AVG film team on the red carpet shortly before the film premiere
The artist Jacqueline Seeber with director Hermann Weiskopf
Happy Hour at the Film Festival

“My Israeli Friend” – our latest film has just been completed!

Teenager Enzo, who lives in the virtual world of his computer games, finds out what really matters in real life through his unusual friendship with ninety-year-old Jew Abraham Gafni.  

Enclosed is the poster and the trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Texjmb7IilA

A special thank you goes to our friend and eyewitness Abraham Gafni! But also to Enzo Weiskopf and the painter Jacqueline Seeber, whose 16 life pictures have provided a very special access to this true story. 

We are already looking forward to a nice film festival turnout and of course to share the film with the audience!

RIDE BACK TO FREEDOM

After the first lockdown, Austrian director Hermann Weiskopf, goes on a road trip through Italy on his beloved scooter. It’s the first “Corona summer”, as he sets off on a quest to find out what freedom means to the people there and to himself.

We are already looking forward to a nice film festival turnout and of course to share the film with the audience!

“My Israeli Friend” – our latest film has just been completed!

Teenager Enzo, who lives in the virtual world of his computer games, finds out what really matters in real life through his unusual friendship with ninety-year-old Jew Abraham Gafni.  

Enclosed is the poster and the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Texjmb7IilA

A special thank you goes to our friend and eyewitness Abraham Gafni! But also to Enzo Weiskopf and the painter Jacqueline Seeber, whose 16 life pictures have provided a very special access to this true story.

We are already looking forward to a nice film festival turnout and of course to share the film with the audience!

“Otto Neururer – Hope through Darkness” awarded “Best Film” at Mirabile Dictu – International Catholic Film Festival 2019

Director Hermann Weiskopf with the “Best Film Award”, Film Festival President Liana Marabini and her husband Mauro Marabini – under the high patronage of the Pontifical Council for Culture

Our wonderful actress Jasmin Mairhofer, Lucas Zolgar (plays Otto Neururer), Dr. Peter Mair the great scriptwriter and Gino Sgreva the Italian grandmaster and chief cameraman accompanied by young filmmaker Lorenzo Balestriere… they were all impressed by the high quality of the competition entries… they all made it possible with the rest of the AVG film team that we were able to receive this unique recognition in Rome.

Come together of the AVG film team at the Award Night
The AVG winning team with producer Norbert Blecha, film festival president Liana Marabini and Principessa Maria Pia Ruspoli president of the jury
The wonderful Award Design of the Silver Fish…
Another happy moment of an unforgettable festival evening…!
Also the next day at breakfast with my wife Paola there was still a lot of joy!

One church and 60 cinema premieres all over Austria…

Film screening in Otto Neururer’s parish church Götzens

With the actors Ottfried Fischer, Lucas Zolgar, Jasmin Mairhofer, screenwriter Dr. Peter Mair and director Hermann Weiskopf, the internationally award-winning film “Otto Neururer – Hope through Darkness” is on the biggest cinema premiere tour Austria has ever seen.

Countless conversations with the audience and a very special film screening in the parish church of Götzens, where Otto Neururer’s urn is located…. all unforgettable experiences for which we would like to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts! Further information on www.ottoneururer.com

Vienna premiere with audience favourite Ottfried Fischer and producer Norbert Blecha at Urania Kino
Oberpullendorf Cinema
Group photo with the filmmakers Dr. Peter Mair and Hermann Weiskopf

Further International Film Awards…

“Otto Neururer – Hope through Darkness” wins prize for “Best Music” at the International Sound and Film Music Festival in Pula Croatia, prize for “Best Feature Film” at the Southampton International Film Festival, where Heinz Fitz is also awarded Best Male Actor! Best International Feature Film in New Mexico/USA, Best Actor and Best Costumes at West Europe International Film Festival Brussels etc. etc.

Award “Best Music” for Otto Neururer – the winners Bernhard Falkner and Marlon Prantl in picture with the Grand Master of International Sound Design Eddy Joseph
The Austrian cultural attachés Wilhelm Pfeistlinger (Brussels), Marina Chrystoph (Paris), Maestro Ottfried Fischer, Hermann and Enzo Weiskopf, Gwen Mc Guirk, Kirsten Ossoinig at the Film Festival in Brussels

Congratulations to Lucas Zolgar for his interpretation of priest Otto Neururer and to Gwen Mc Guirk for the fabulous costumes and to the whole film team for the award Best International Feature Film….

Lucas Zolgar, Gwen Mc Guirk, Hermann Weiskopf
Director Hermann Weiskopf with the award for Best International Feature Film in New Mexico www.borderscene.org
Film Award for the Best International Feature Film
Film Awards Best Actor and Best Costume