Peter Tscherkassky (Austria)

Peter Tscherkassky started making films in 1979. Today he is acclaimed as one of the most significant film artists in the world. His films have been honored with more than 50 awards including the Golden Gate Award (San Francisco), Main Prize at Oberhausen, and Best Short Film at the Venice Film Festival in 2010. Tscherkassky earned his PhD. in philosophy in 1986 with a dissertation entitled "Film as Art. Towards a Critical Aesthetics of Cinematography", and started teaching in 1988. He has organized several film festivals and curated countless film programs. Since 1984 he has published numerous essays on avant-garde film and in 1995 co-edited "Peter Kubelka" with Gabriele Jutz; in 2012 he edited the book "FILM UNFRAMED: A History of Austria Avant-Garde Cinema". In 1990 he co-founded the film distribution company sixpackfilm and serves as its president.

Filmography

  • Kreuzritter
    1979/80
  • Portrait
    1980
  • Rauchopfer
    1981
  • Aderlass
    1981
  • Erotique
    1982
  • Liebesfilm
    1982
  • Sechs über Eins
    1982
  • Ballett N†3
    1982
  • Urlaubsfilm
    1983
  • Freeze Frame
    1983
  • Partita
    1983
  • Miniaturen – viele Berliner Künstler in Hoisdorf
    1983
  • Ballett 16
    1984
  • Motion Picture (La Sortie des Ouvriers de l´Usine Lumière à Lyon)
    1984
  • Manufraktur
    1985
  • kelimba
    1986
  • Shot-Countershot
    1987
  • Daniel Paul Schrebers Stimmvisionen and Schizo-Schreber
    1987/88
  • Brehms tierisches Leben
    1988
  • tabula rasa
    1987/89
  • à jour
    1988/89
  • Parallel Space: Inter-View
    1992
  • Denkwürdigkeiten eines Nervenkranken, part 3
    1993
  • Happy-End
    1996
  • L'Arrivée
    1997/98
  • Outer Space
    1999
  • Get Ready (Viennale '99-Trailer)
    1999
  • Dream Work
    2001
  • Instructions for a Light and Sound Machine
    2005
  • Nachtstück (Nocture)
    2006
  • Coming Attractions
    2010
  • The Exquisite Corpus
    2015

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