Einstweilen wird es Mittag, 1988, Karin Brandauer © MR Film
Uli Fessler

Talks with Women Film Pioneers:

Uli Fessler

October 11, 2023

Women directors, screenwriters, editors, cinematographers, and set designers have left their mark on Austrian film and TV, and yet each generation of filmgoers has had to rediscover their names anew – an ongoing canonization of their work only began recently. While revolutionary women from the film industry long taught elsewhere, the expertise of women from the Austrian film industry has seldom been institutionalized and has been (even actively) denied to students. In a series of 10 two-hour talks, we will bring several of these film pioneers front and center, screen individual films, and shed light on their work through film clips. An evening for passing on the flame. The talks will be moderated by a new generation of people close to the industry. The goal: the exchange of experiences, networking, world revolution – you name it. (Wilbirg Brainin-Donnenberg, Julia Pühringer / Translation: Ted Fendt)
 
Uli Fessler studied set and costume design with Otto Niedermoser and later took classes with Elli Rolf. She has been responsible for costume design on over 100 film and TV productions since the late 1970s, including Einstweilen wird es Mittag (Karin Brandauer, 1988), Lebenslinien I-III (Käthe Kratz, 1983), Das Rauhe Leben (Heide Pils, 1986), and TV series such as Tatort and Soko Kitzbühel.

After the screening of Einstweilen wird es Mittag (1988, Karin Brandauer), Uli Fessler will speak with costume designer Monika Buttinger (whose work includes Eismayer, 2022; Corsage, 2022; Rubikon, 2022) about the challenges and possibilities involved in this work. Moderation: Julia Pühringer
 
Idea: Julia Pühringer. Concept and realization: Wilbirg Brainin-Donnenberg and Julia Pühringer in collaboration with FC GLORIA Frauen Vernetzung Film.
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