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Michael Palm

Austria / Website


Film maker, editor, film composer and theoretican. Publishes on the theory and aesthetics of film and cinema. Lectures at the University of Vienna, the Technical University of Vienna and at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna. Lives and works in Vienna.

2016 Cinema Futures
2012 Set in motion
2011 Low Definition Control - Malfunctions #0
2009 Laws Of Physics
2009 body trail CCTV (with Willi Dorner)
2006 ARGO: 10 Jahre Entwicklung
2006 Mozart Sells
2004 Edgar G. Ulmer - The Man Off-screen
2003 Sim Movie - Trailer zur DIAGONALE 03
2001 Sea Concrete Human - Malfunctions #1
1992 Das böse Boot, U-matic (with Tanja Widmann)
1991 Kampfkommando Virus (with Drehli Robnik, Daniel Rein)
1987 Alt Urfahr, 16mm
1987 Ein kleiner Hinweis für Stadtmenschen, 16mm
1987 Das Kind weint, 16mm, (with Xav-ver Challupner, J. Rosenberger)
1986 Alles Schwarz, 16mm


The Mozart Minute

The Mozart Minute (Orig.) / 2006 / Austria / 31 min

28 well-known filmmakers living and working in Austria were invited by WIENER MOZARTJAHR 2006 (VIENNA MOZART YEAR 2006), to produce associative miniatures on Mozart. The only requirement: They had to be one-minute art films...



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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