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10 Years of Discovering the Best Documentaries for You


Johannes Hammel



Born in 1963 in Basel/Switzerland. Lives and works as director, cinematographer and producer in Vienna.

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Abendmahl // 2005
American Passages // 2011
body trail // 2008
Borgate // 2008
Cornelius Kolig. Anleitungen a // 2011
Cosmodrom // 1995
Die Badenden // 2003
Die Liebenden // 2004
Die Schwarze Sonne // 1992
Eine Seekrankheit auf festem L // 1996
Exploration // 2003
Flaschenpost // 2012
Folge mir // 2010
Gibellina - Il terremoto // 2007
Heldenplatz, 12. März 1988 // 1988
In die Welt // 2008
Jour Sombre // 2011
karma mécanique // 1993
Low Definition Control - Malfu // 2011
Luft-Räume // 1990
MAZY-systems of transitions // 2003
Moscouw // 2001
Sea Concrete Human (Malfunctio // 2001
Sisi auf Schloß Gödöllö // 1994
Subcutan // 1988
The Future will not be Capital // 2010
Tlatelolco // 2011
Volver la Vista - Der umgekehr // 2005
Way of Passion // 2011


Black Sun

Die Schwarze Sonne (Orig.) / 1992 / Austria, Switzerland / 26 min

Black Sun is based on a short novel by the American Science-fiction author Samuel R. Delany which tells the story of the meeting between a "spacer" and a "frelk"...


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Follow Me

Folge mir (Orig.) / 2010 / Austria / 109 min

Mrs. Blumenthal lives with her husband and both her sons in a bleak, dockside neighbourhood. She develops an intense social phobia, caused by her worries about the severe accident suffered by her oldest son, Roman...



Jour Sombre

Jour Sombre (Orig.) / 2011 / Austria / 8 min

When filmmakers use existing footage as a raw material for their work and subject it to, for example, physical and chemical processes, the original material’s narrative remnants resist deformation and abstraction, thereby producing a new subtext.



Last Supper

Abendmahl (Orig.) / 2005 / Austria / 9 min

A white field dominates the picture, which is bordered by narrow black lines. Slowly an image of a fruit basket moves up from below...



MAZY-systems of transitions

MAZY-systems of transitions (Orig.) / 2003 / Austria / 9 min

What is the human body able to sustain when subjected to devices that record sounds and images? And what can be done with the human body when it tends to evade the representational codes of these devices?



The Bathers

Die Badenden (Orig.) / 2003 / Austria / 4 min

An exhilarating dance of spots of color and traces of wear and decomposition. The abstract earth-colored texture is reminiscent of Stan Brakhage’s work...



The Lovers

Die Liebenden (Orig.) / 2004 / Austria / 7 min

The Lovers is the second part of a small trilogy, dealing with the extinction of memories...



Visegrad? Where the hell is that?

Visegrad? Where the hell is that?

With this daring motto, playfully ironic visual design and primarily interesting film selection, Visegrad Film Festival presented its programme in Cork, Ireland. How was it, where does it go and why is it actually held in Ireland?

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- 26.9.2016 -

A Showcase of Asian Documentary Film Jewels? TIDF!

A Showcase of Asian Documentary Film Jewels? TIDF!

The interest in all things Asian is growing faster than capital markets in the global world. That goes for documentary films as well. The contemporary production of Asian documentary filmmakers is regularly presented by Taiwan International Documentary Festival.

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- 12.9.2016 -

Gulîstan, Land of Roses Wins Prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award at Locarno IFF

Gulîstan, Land of Roses Wins Prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award at Locarno IFF

On Sunday, August 7, young director Zaynê Akyol became the 9th winner of the unique Doc Alliance Selection Award that is awarded since 2008 by the international Doc Alliance platform. The Kurdish director based in Canada received the award during an award ceremony at Locarno IFF. Along with the award, the filmmaker also received financial support of 5.000 euro for her future film.

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- 8.8.2016 -

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