Funfairfilms originated as a collective of filmmakers in 2010, becoming a limited company registered in Austria in 2016 and Germany in 2017. Austrian director and producer Philipp Fussenegger acts as the film company’s managing director.

The vision of the company is to safeguard the creative freedom and ambition of up-and-coming filmmakers and to offer a fresh new voice in the industry. Innovative narratives, as well as a fearlessness and an open-minded approach, are hallmarks of Funfairfilms’ work.

Funfairfilms includes cinematographer Dino Osmanovic, scriptwriter Zazou Röver and film editor Judy Landkammer, creating a team of strong experienced partners for the development, production,and post production of the company’s projects.

In 2016, the company had its first major success when Philipp Fussenegger won the First Steps Award for his film Henry in  the mid-length film category. Henry was also nominated for the Austrian film prize and has been a part of the Goethe-Institut catalogue touring South America since 2017. In addition, the company completed production of the pilot episode ‘Geld spielt keine Rolex’ for the projected tv series Die Schilehrer. The pilot premiered in 2017 at the international festival Hofer Filmtagen where it was a huge hit with the festival audience.

Funfairfilms most recent production Bester Mann (directed by Florian Forsch), which was produced in cooperation with the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne, premiered at the 39th Max-Ophüls-Preis Festival, where it won the Max-Ophüls award for best mid-length film.

Currently, Funfairfilms is focused on Fussenegger’s international feature-film debut, which is expected to be filmed in Berlin and Los Angeles in 2019. The project was awarded funding for script development by the Film Commision NRW and was also among the projects selected for promotion under the prestigious JETS Program at the 2018 Berlinale.

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