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THÉO&HUGO
(Paris 05:59)

F 2016, 97min, French OV with German ST
Directed by: Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau
With Geoffrey Couet, François Nambot, Mario Fanfani, Bastien Gabriel, Miguel Ferreira

Paris 05:59 - exclusive Austrian Preview

THEO & HUGO (original French title) exclusive PREVIEW on 7 October, 2016

„SHORTBUS meets WEEKEND.“ 

One of THE highlights of this year's Berlin Film Festival. Totally sold out screening in the impressive Kino International and probably one of the most daring opening scenes in current queer cinema. We are of course talking about Paris 05:59 or THÉO & HUGO, the new film by Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau and their take on a love story in modern times.

Only a few glimpses and you know there is a connection between Theo and Hugo, before they have sex. Where this encounter will lead after their night at the club, we experience in real time and have stroll, well a bike ride really, through the beautiful streets of Paris by night....

Teddy Audience Award – Berlin International Film Festival 2016
Premio Maguey – Festival Internationale de Cine Gudalajara 2016
Audience Awards – Boston FF, Nizza FF 2016 
identities PREVIEW on FRIDAY, 7 October  2016 at 9pm
STADTKINO Wien
1010, Akademiestr. 13
Tickets: € 9.— (8.-- for students, no older than 26 years). No seat assignment.

Ticket reservations only by EMAIL to  premiere(at)dentities.at

Your reservation is confirmed, once you receive an email saying so.
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identities 2017 - Submissions

Dear Filmmakers,

identities. Vienna's International Queer Film Festival, has been a highlight in the Austrian festival circuit for more than 20 years. It is Vienna's second largest festival.

Apart from the festival, identities organises screenings throughout the year - premieres, sneak previews, specials - and presents selected queer films in Austria through its arthouse distribution line.

identities is taking place BIANNUALLY - the festival dates are June 8-15, 2017.


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SUBMISSIONS for identities 2017 are already possible!

The ENTRY FORM (word file) you will find here for DOWNLOAD: Please click here -->

The REGULATIONS (PDF file) you will find here for DOWNLOAD: Please click here --> 

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If you have questions, please contact us at office@identities.at

Looking forward to viewing your work for  identities 2017 

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GRANDMA
USA 2015, 79minutes
Written and directed by: Paul Weitz
With Lily Tomlin, Marcia Gay Harden, Julia Garner, Judy Greer, Laverne Cox, Sam Elliott

GRANDMA - Special Screening - Austrian Premiere

identities is especially happy and proud to present the one and only screening in Austria


"ACERBICALLY FUNNY...LILY TOMLIN GIVING A CAREER-CAPPING PERFORMANCE." Stephen Holden. The New York Times

"A STORY ABOUT THREE GENERATIONS OF WOMEN AND HOW THEY INTERACT WITH EACH OTHER. LILY TOMLIN ADDS HEART, SOUL, AND, NATURALLY, TONS OF COMEDY." – Brian Moylan. The Guardian

“THE WONDER THAT IS ‘GRANDMA’ CAN BE SUMMED UP IN TWO WORDS: LILY TOMLIN.” A.O.Scott. The New York Times.

"LILY TOMLIN HAS NEVER BEEN BETTER." Peter Travers. Rolling Stone

Elle Reid has just gotten through breaking up with her girlfriend when her granddaughter Sage unexpectedly shows up needing 600 dollars before sundown. Temporarily broke, Grandma Elle and Sage spend the day trying to get their hands on the cash as their unannounced visits to old friends and flames end up rattling skeletons and digging up secrets. 

Special Screening and Austrian Premiere
Friday, 10 June at 9pm
STADTKINO WIEN
1010, Akademiestrasse 13

Reservations can be made by email: premiere(at)identities.at

See You There!

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SUMMERTIME
(La Belle Saison)
F/B 2015, 105minutes
Directed by: Catherine Corsini
Written by: Catherine Corsini, Laurette Pomanss
With: Cécile de France, Izïa Higelin, Noémie Lvovsky

SUMMERTIME - Austrian Premiere

identities is happy to announce the Austrian Premiere of SUMMERTIME (La Belle Saison) in cooperation with ALAMODE FILM

 

 "A luminous, golden-hued period piece" and a "beautifully realized tearjerker". Variety

"...the story is anchored by strong performances from Cécile de France and Izïa Higelin, who have a natural chemistry that’s not only credible but actually infectious." The Hollywood Reporter


Setting the film between the bucolic French countryside and the streets of Paris in the 1970s, Corsini casts a steady eye on a twenty-year-old farm girl whose homosexuality becomes a source of anguish when her very traditional parents expect her to marry a local boy who — in their eyes — seems perfect for her. Delphine (Izïa Higelin) takes a huge step in her life by picking up and moving to the big city. She finds an apartment and replaces her overalls with a leather jacket. It's not long before Delphine is drawn to the dynamic Carole (Cécile de France), who heads up a feminist group. Carole has a boyfriend, but the two women quickly discover their mutual affection and become an inseparable couple. This bliss is interrupted, however, when Delphine's father falls sick and she must return to the farm — and to her mother — to assure its continued existence. The film kicks into high gear as Carole must choose whether to stay in Paris, or to follow Delphine. (Piers Handling, Toronto Intl Film Festival)

Austrian Premiere

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 at 8.15pm
FILMCASINO WIEN
1050, Margaretenstrasse 78

Reserverations can be made by email: premiere(at)identities.at

See you there!
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FREEHELD
USA 2015, 112minutes
Directed by Peter Sollett
With Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, Michael Shannon, Steve Carell

FREEHELD - Austrian Premiere

identities is happy to present the Austrian Premiere of FREEHELD in association with Constantin Film



A TRUE STORY OF LOVE AND INJUSTICE

Detective Lieutenant Laurel Hester spent 25 years investigating tough cases in Ocean County, New Jersey, protecting the rights of victims and putting her life on the line. She had no reason to expect that in the last year of her life, after she was diagnosed with terminal cancer, that her final battle for justice would be for the woman she loved.

The documentary film "Freeheld" chronicles Laurel's struggle to transfer her earned pension to her domestic partner, Stacie Andree. With less than six months to live, Laurel refuses to back down when her elected officials - the Ocean County Freeholders -deny her request to leave her pension to Stacie, an automatic option for heterosexual married couples. The film is structured chronologically, following both the escalation of Laurel's battle with the Freeholders and the decline of her health as cancer spreads to her brain.

As Laurel's plight intensifies, it spurs a media frenzy and a passionate advocacy campaign. At the same time, "Freeheld" captures a quieter, personal story: that of the deep love between Laurel and Stacie as they face the reality of losing each other. Alternating from packed public demonstrations at the county courthouse to quiet, tender moments of Laurel and Stacie at home, "Freeheld" combines tension-filled political drama with personal detail, creating a nuanced study of a grassroots fight for justice.
Austrian Premiere

Tuesday 5 ARPIL at 8.15pm
VILLAGE CINEMAS
1030, Landstrasser Hauptstrasse 1a

Reserverations can be made by email: premiere(at)identities.at

See You There!
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identities 2015 Film Awards

identities 2015 ended on Saturday, 20 June, 2015 after 10 wonderful festival days at the Filmcasino.

In this year's especially cineastic program line-up with many long due rediscoveries of classics and impressive documentaries newest festival highlights and historically important productions were equally highly sought after by the audience. 

Renowned filmmakers like Pratibha Parmar (Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth) - came to to Vienna to present their impressive films, Standing Ovations and long applause marked the night of the Austrian Premiere of the Swiss docudrama The Circle (Der Kreis) with the protagonists Ernst Ostertag and Röbi Rapp in attendance, memorable nights with totally sold out screenings - for expample  Appropriate Behavior, FtWTF, My Name Is Annemarie Schwarzenbach, Long Time Love, The Normal Heart and Regarding Susan Sontag and many more will long be remembered. 

identities 2015 thanks its funders, sponsors and all its partners, who made the festival possible. And the biggest THANK YOU goes yet again to our wonderful audience holding up to an unbearable heatwave and sauna like  temperatures in the movie theaters (no there is still no airconditioning in our arthouse gems!) and celebrating their love of movies and experiencing them together on a big screen. 

Have a gorgeous summer with sun and dolce vita!
See you again in the fall with new films and new premieres!

All the very best from the identities 2015-Team

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Best Feature Length Film 2015

After counting thousands of ballots the PRIZE for the BEST FEATURE LENGTH FILM (doc or narrative, not older than two years and shown as an Austrian Premiere) with prize money of  1.500 Euros is a tie between two documentaries:

ALICE WALKER: BEAUTY IN TRUTH
Directed by: Pratibha Parmar
USA/UK 2013, digital, color and s/w, 84 minutes, OV


KATE BORNSTEIN IS A QUEER & PLEASANT DANGER
Directed by: Sam Feder
USA 2014, digital, color, 72 minutes, OV w/German subtitles


The AUDIENCE AWARD for BEST DOCUMENTARY also goes to those two films.

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Audience Awards 2015

BEST FEATURE FILM (narrative)

Hoje eu quero voltar sozinho (The Way He Looks)

Directed by: Daniel Ribeiro
Brasil 2014, DCP, color, 95 minutes, OV w/German subtitles

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BEST DOCUDRAMA

Der Kreis (The Circle)

Directed by: Stefan Haupt
Switzerland 2014, DCP, color, 102 minutes, Swiss German OV w/German subtitles
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Best Short Films 2015

The AWARD for BEST SHORT FILM is also a tie between two films:


Directed by: Benjamin Parent
France 2012, DCP, color, 12 minutes, OV w/English subtitles

Directed by: Tal Granit, Sharon Maymon
Israel 2012, DCP, color, 22 minutes, OV w/ English subtitles


BEST ANIMATIONFILM

Mobile
Directed by: Verena Fels
Germany 2010, Digital, color, 7 minutes, no dialog


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Yossi Aviram arrived

He will be presenting the Closing Night Film of identities 2015 - THE DUNE - on Saturday 20 June, 2015 at 10pm at the Filmcasino.

Free Drinks in the lobby before the Closing Night Film courtesy of RAMAZZOTTI Austria.

FILMCASINO
5th district, Margaretenstrasse 78 

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Pratibha Parmar and Shaheen Haq arrived in Vienna

Pratriba Parmar will be presenting her impressive documentary ALICE WALKER: BEAUTY IN TRUTH on Tuesday, 16 June, 2015 at 6pm at the Filmcasino.

Q& A to follow in English (translation into German provided)

FILMCASINO
5th disctrict, Margaretenstrasse 78


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Véronique Aubouy arrived

Véronique Aubouy, the director of MY NAME IS ANNEMARIE SCHWARZENBACH, will be presenting her Berlinale 2015 highlight together with Mégane Ferrat and Pauline Leprince, two of her wonderful protagonists, on Monday, 15 June at 8 pm at the Filmcasino

Q& A to follow in French (translation into German and English provided)

FILMCASINO
5th disctrict, Margaretenstrasse 78
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Ernst Ostertag and Röbi Rapp arrived

Ernst Ostertag and Röbi Rapp, the wonderful protagonists of the Swiss docudrama THE CIRCLE - Berlinale 2014 award winner and audience favorite, will be presenting their film with Ivan Madeo, co-author and producer of the film, on Tuesday, 16  June at 8pm at the Filmcasino

Q& A to follow in German (translation into English provided)

FILMCASINO
5th disctrict, Margaretenstrasse 78
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Almut Wetzstein arrived

Almut Wetzstein, the director of KUMBIA QUEERS: MORE LOUDER BITTE!, will be presenting her indie-doc gem about the infamous queer cumbia combo on Sunday, 14  June at 6pm at the Top Kino

Q& A to follow in German (translation into English provided)

TOP KINO
6th disctrict, Rahlgasse 1 (corner of Theobaldgasse)
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identities 2015 - Program Guide

is hot off the press and available for festival planning.

Pick up a copy at the Filmcasino, Top Kino, Gartenbaukino or 300 other locations (cafes, bars, etc) all over Vienna.

If you prefer to have one sent by mail, please write in to office@identities.at with your name and address.

See you soon at the box office for ticket presales starting Friday, 29 May between 6pm and 9pm the Filmcasino and the Top KIno.

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2013 Film Awards and Record Attendance

identities 2013, the 20-year-anniversary edition of Vienna's Intl Queer Film Festival, ended with record attendance and outstanding media coverage. On Closing Night the Film Awards were announced:

INTERNATIONAL JURY AWARD
2013
(Best feature length fiction or documentary film)

Keep the Lights On
Directed by Ira Sachs

Anak-Anak Srikandi
Directed by the Srikandi Collective

AUDIENCE AWARDS
Best Feature Film
Facing Mirrors (Aynehaye Rooberoo)
Directed by Negar Azarbajyani

Best Documentary
Call Me Kuchu
Directed by Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worrall

Best Short Film
Stitches
Directed by Adiya Imri Orr

We thank all our filmmakers, our fabulous guests, our funders, sponsors, marketing and media partners, supporters and everyone who made this memorable anniversary possible.

And our everlasting love and gratitude goes to our audience - what would we do without you!


Keep spreading the word about queer films, life and issues, rest up for 2015 and come back with friends and family as eager and curious and fun loving as this year....



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Opening Night: Reserve a seat today!

Tickets for the OPENING NIGHT GALA in GARTENBAUKINO
are only available with a confirmed reservation.

Don't delay, get in touch today, tickets always go fast.

Via phone:  01 524 62 74 16
Or Email to eroeffnung@identities.at

You will definitely receive a confirmation from us that you're on the list.

Pick up your ticket (allocated seating, so come early) on the day of the opening,
Thursday, the 6th  of June 2013
At the ticket counter at Gartenbaukino from 6-8pm.
First Come, First Served Basis.

See you very soon!

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Ticket Sales Start 24 May, 2013 - Be quick!

Ticket sales for the festival week will be busy!

Be prepared for Friday, 24 May at 5pm, when the festival box offices at the FILMCASINO and TOP KINO open!

All tickets for all sessions (excluding Opening Night) at are on sale at both PRE-SALE LOCATIONS - at FILMCASINO and TOP KINO - daily from 5-10pm.

Don't leave it too late to get your tickets - there are always sold-out sessions!

Please note that ticket sales are CASH ONLY.

The titles of the films for the BEST OF DAY (Sunday 16 June) will be on the website soon.

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identities 2013 - Catalog Now Available!

It's out and about already!  Bigger and better than ever before.
It's time to start planning the week we all wait for.

Order yours via telephone - call
T. 01 524 62 74 - or
pick one up in Filmcasino or Top Kino
or at one of over 300 locations all over Vienna.

Enjoy reading, discovering, working out your timetable, and planning and co-ordinating.

See you soon at the movies!
Your 2013 identities team.


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