Ein Sonntag auf dem Lande in Yspertal

At the end of June 2018, this edition of A SUNDAY IN THE COUNTRY kicked off with a get-together and brunch at the Austrian Film Academy.

The actual meeting took place at a farm in Yspertal in Lower Austria where ten young filmmakers met the established Austrian EFA Members Josef Aichholzer (producer) and Florian Pochlatko (director), Florian Weghorn (program manager at Berlinale Talents, Germany) and Jessica Woodworth (director, Belgium / USA) to screen, discuss and exchange their films in informal surroundings.

The participants were:
Amanda Kernell (Sweden)
Clara Stern (Austria)
David Pinheiro Vicente (Portugal)
Jakob Brossmann (Austria)
Jonas Rothlaender (Germany) watch interview
Luis López Carrasco (Spain)
Luz Olivares Capelle (Austria) watch interview
Nora El Hourch (France) watch interview
Raitis Abele (Latvia)
Ulla Heikkilä (Finland)

The encounter included a hike through the magical Yspertal, reflections on European cinema and communal cooking experiences and the actual screenings took place either in the local Stadelcinema or inside the barn, always followed by animated discussions.

Back in Vienna, the participants were welcomed at a relaxed get-together with members of the Austrian Film Academy, followed by dinner at a typical Viennese Heurigen (wine tavern).

This edition of A SUNDAY IN THE COUNTRY was held in co-operation with the Academy of Austrian Film and with the support of the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH.