Complete News World

Grazer becomes the new director of the Kitzbühel Film Festival

Grazer becomes the new director of the Kitzbühel Film Festival

There was a connection to Graz at this year’s Kitzbühel Film Festival, which just ended: Aglaia Szyszkowitz from Graz won the honorary prize, the crime thriller “The Butcher Dares”, shot in Graz by the ServusTV crime thriller, celebrated with its premiere, and Pizzeria & Jaus presented premiere. The trailer for their first movie, “Pulled Pork”. Among the highlights of the short films was “Cornetto im Gras”, the short film by David Labouche that was also screened at Diagonale.

The founder of the Kitzbühel Film Festival (FFKB), Michael Resch, has announced his resignation as director after more than eleven years. He will remain with FFKB as Managing Director and Co-Partner, but will hand over the management to someone from the management team – and one from Graz: director Markus Murth, who has also been artistic director of FKBB since 2019. “With Markus Murth, new impulses and ideas will come to the festival, which will It can only benefit FFKB,” Reich said with certainty. Contributors to the Kitzbühel Film Festival have already confirmed the selection of Murth as the new director.

Murth gives roses to his predecessor: he has made the Kitzbühel Film Festival one of the hotspots for young filmmakers in Austria and the DACH region. Above all, short films and premieres will have a central place in the program and form the heart of the festival. “His hard work cannot be overstated and I will continue and expand it in his spirit,” Morth promised. “I am looking forward to my new assignment and collaboration with the FFKB team.”

See also  Hollywood legend Sidney Poitier dies at 94

Marcus Murth He is the director of the feature film “Geschwister” (Wednesday night on ORF and then on TVThek) and numerous documentaries – the latest being “Flower of Fire – Marissa Mill’s Two Lives”, “The Value of Memory”, “Im Jakotube”, “Camp Liebenau” and “The Graz Collection”.