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. For a full biography please visit Peter Tscherkassky's official website.


Filmography:
Kreuzritter, 1979/80, Super 8, 15 min, colour, sound
Portrait, 1980, Super 8, 12 min, colour, sound
Rauchopfer, 1981, Super 8, 20 min, colour, sound
Aderlass, 1981, 16mm (S 8 blow up), 11 min, colour, sound
Erotique, 1982, Super 8, 1 min 40 sec, colour & b/w, sound
Liebesfilm, 1982, 16mm (S 8 blow up), 8 min, b/w, silent
Sechs über Eins, 1982, Super 8, 3 min, b/w, silent
Ballett N†3, 1982, 16mm, 7 min, b/w, sound
Urlaubsfilm, 1983, 16mm (S 8 blow up), 9 min 15 sec, colour & b/w, sound
Freeze Frame, 1983, 16mm (S 8 blow up), 9 min 38 sec, colour & b/w, sound
Partita, 1983, Super 8, 10 min, colour & b/w, silent (lost)
Miniaturen – viele Berliner Künstler in Hoisdorf, 1983, Super 8, 15 min 45 sec min, colour & b/w, sound
Ballett 16, 1984, Super 8, 4 min, b/w, silent
Motion Picture (La Sortie des Ouvriers de l´Usine Lumière à Lyon), 1984, 16mm, 3 min 23 sec, b/w, silent
Manufraktur, 1985, 35mm, 2 min 54 sec, b/w, sound
kelimba, 1986, 16mm (S 8 blow up), 10 min, colour & b/w, sound
Shot-Countershot, 1987, 16mm (S 8 blow up), 22 sec, b/w, silent
Daniel Paul Schrebers Stimmvisionen and Schizo-Schreber, 1987/88, 16mm (S 8 blow up), á 4 min, colour & b/w
Brehms tierisches Leben, 1988 , Super 8, 12 min, colour & b/w, sound
tabula rasa, 1987/89, 16mm (S 8 blow up), 17 min 02 sec, colour & b/w, sound
à jour, 1988/89, Super 8, 20 min, colour, sound
Parallel Space: Inter-View, 1992, 16mm, 18 min 20 sec, b/w, sound
Denkwürdigkeiten eines Nervenkranken, part 3 (as director), after Ernst Schmidt jr. (posthumous), 1993, 16mm, 30 min, colour & b/w, sound
Happy-End, 1996, 35mm (S 8 blow up), 10 min 56 sec, colour & b/w, sound
L'Arrivée, 1997/98, 35mm CinemaScope, 2 min 09 sec, b/w, sound
Outer Space, 1999, 35mm CinemaScope, 9 min 58 sec, b/w, sound
Get Ready (Viennale '99-Trailer), 1999, 35mm CinemaScope, 1min 04sec, b/w, sound
Dream Work, 2001, 35mm CinemaScope, 11 min, b/w, sound
Instructions for a Light and Sound Machine, 2005, 35mm CinemaScope, 17 min, b/w, soundtrack: Dirk Schaefer
Nachtstück (Nocture), 2006, 35mm, 1 min, b/w, sound
Coming Attractions, 2010, 35mm, 25 min, b/w, soundtrack: Dirk Schaefer
The Exquisite Corpus, 2015, 35mm & DCP, 19 min, b/w, soundtrack: Dirk Schaefer

Films

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