AUSTRIAN FILM FESTIVAL LANDSCAPE ON THE EDGE OF COLLAPSE: FÖFF CALLS FOR CULTURAL POLICY STRATEGY

Many film festivals are threatened in their existence, some have to give up –
Three years have passed since the „Filmfestivalreport Österreich“, which outlined the Austrian festival landscape as a success story with a high risk of poverty. And even though a lot has happened on a formal level since then, the central problems remain: no planning security, insufficient subsidies and highly precarious working conditions characterise large parts of the scene throughout Austria. Marie-Christine Hartig, spokeswoman of the FÖFF (Forum of Austrian Film Festivals) since 2018, describes the situation as „dramatic, especially in Vienna“.
Press release in German: here…