Guests of the FrauenFilmTage 2017

BÖNSCH Annemarie, Prof.

|: BÖNSCH Annemarie, Prof. :|

>>> Prof.Dr.phil. Annemarie Bönsch ist eine anerkannte Kostümhistorikerin. Sie unterrichtete viele Jahre an der Angewandten und hielt Lehrveranstaltungen an der Theaterwissenschaft (kostümkundliche – Kostümgeschichte Europas und außereuropäische Gewandformen) und ist in der Forschung tätig (Meisterklasse für Bühnen- und Filmgestaltung, Meisterklasse für Bühnenkostüm). Neben ihren zahlreichen Lehrveranstaltungen, u.a. an der Modeschule der Stadt Wien in Schloss Hetzendorf (Kunst- und Modegeschichte) veröffentliche Annemarie Bönsch u.a. auch „Formengeschichte europäischer Kleidung 2001“, 2.Auflage 2010 im Böhlau Verlag; „Wiener Couture“ – Gertrud Höchsmann.

Wir erwarten Annemarie Bönsch zum Film THERAPY FOR A VAMPIRE am 7.3.2017 zum Publikumsgespräch.



|: BONGIWE Selane :|

Bongiwe Selane holds an honorary Bachelor of Arts degree in Media Studies from the London College of Arts and a Media Management Programme from Stellenbosch Business School. She is currently Executive Producer at Blingola Media, a company that she founded with her partner Carol Jenkins. Bongiwe has 10 years of broadcasting experience, having worked at M-Net as Commissioning Editor from 2003-2009. She headed up New Directions, a film development initiative that saw her executive produce over 30 short films in the continent. She also produced a 6 part documentary series called Great Africans for M-Net Africa. Blingola highlights include Culture Shock, the 2013 SAFTA Award winner for best reality show, Fables, a series for Mzansi Magic, and I am African – a promo series featuring African icons for African Magic Entertainment.

Bongiwe Selane will be our guest for her film HAPPINESS IS A FOUR LETTER WORD on the 3rd of March 2017.



|: BUTTINGER Monika :|

The 7th Personale prize of the Vienna Women´s Film Festival is dedicated to the realm of costume design and will be awarded to Monika Buttinger. In the course of her carrier, Buttinger has been responsible for costume design of over fifty movies.

We will screen selected films from the impressive Oeuvre of Monika Buttinger and together with colleagues provide insight into important aspects of film making such as design, aging process and storage of costumes.

Foto: © Christiano Tekirdali



|: COIXET Isabel :|

The Vienna Women´s Film Festival first tribute is dedicated to one of the most prolific female film directors of contemporary Spanish cinema, Isabel Coixet.

Isabel Coixet will be our guest on the 4th & 5th of March. On the 4th of March we will screen her film NOBODY WANTS THE NIGHT at METRO Kinokulturhaus.

Foto: © Alberto Gamazo



|: DEETER Jessie :|

Jessie Deeter is a producer and director. Her producing and directing credits include Spark: A Burning Man Story, which debuted at SXSW in 2013 and Death by Fire which opened PBS's FRONTLINE season in 2010. Jessie is the producer of Who Killed the Electric Car? (Sony Pictures Classics, 2006) and she produced Revenge of the Electric Car, which aired on PBS’s Independent Lens after its Tribeca premiere in 2011. She also produced on Alex Gibney’s Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine, and is currently the producer of Busy Child (working title), a feature documentary about artificial intelligence slated for release in 2017.

Jessie has an MJ and MA from UC Berkeley and was a Fulbright scholar in Oman, Morocco and Tunisia in 2010-11. She speaks fluently French and working Tunisian and Moroccan Arabic.

Jessie Deeter will be our guest for her film A REVOLUTION IN FOUR SEASONS on the 9th of March.




Ersan-Akkilic works at the Institute of Islamic Studies at Vienna University as a project coordinator (project: “Radicalisation in Austria: An empirical Study”). Her field of research ranges from transgender studies, migration sociology and sociology of religion, discourse analysis, qualitative methods and biographical research.

At 6.3.2017 she performs the introduction of the film DER HIMMEL WIRD WARTEN.


KARNER Regina,

|: KARNER Regina, :|

>>> Regina Karner ist seit 1981 Kuratorin für das Wien Museum. Als Leiterin der Modesammlung ist sie verantwortlich für die Konzeption und Organisation zahlreicher Ausstellungen. Ihre Forschungsinteressen sind Modegeschichte und Stadt- und Kulturgeschichte im 19. und 20. Jahrhundert.

Am 6.3.2017 kommt Regina Karner zum Film 360 ins METRO Kinokulturhaus zum Publikumsgespräch im Rahmen der Personale Monika Buttinger. Die Moderation übernimmt Sabine Perthold, Kulturmanagerin.



|: KELLER Renata :|

Renata Keller is a filmmaker, artist, and graphic designer based in Berlin. She has worked in visual arts for over twenty-five years and is the Director of Vertical Impulse, a graphic design, film production, and art management firm. She is also the CEO and art director of the German philosophical quarterly magazine ‘evolve‘. With a master’s degree in Applied Imagination from Central St. Martin’s College of Art and Design (Dist), Renata went on to study documentary filmmaking in London. Keller made her first documentary in 2007 – The Future Speaks Ruthlessly Through Her. The film explores the visions of several women of different backgrounds and fields as they look toward the future of women. She then produced and directed a few short documentaries. 

Keller’s lifelong pursuit of philosophical and spiritual study, along with her interest in women’s development, led her to Gerda Lerner’s work and inspired the creation of Why Women Need to Climb Mountains.

Renata Keller will be our guest for her film WHY WOMEN NEED TO CLIMB MOUNTAINS on the 8th of March.



|: KREUTZER Marie :|

Marie Kreutzer is a director and screen writer. Her first feature film DIE VATERLOSEN won among others the Großen Preis at the Diagonale and the price for beste Spielfilmdebüt at the Berlinale. WE USED TO BE COOL is after GRUBER GEHT Marie Kreutzers third feature film, she also wrote the screenplay for the film.

Marie Kreutzer will be attend the Q&A with Monika Buttinger on the 5th of March.


RÜHM David

|: RÜHM David :|

David Rühm works as a director, screen writer and photographer. His short and feature films were invited to many international Film Festivals, a.o. Cannes. He won the awards Premio Quotidiano il Tirreno, Montecatini, Thomas Pluch Drehbuchpreis and Publikumspreis in Montreal. Besides that David Rühm works as a photographer for many clients and got the Internationalen Kochbuch Award.

David Rühm will be attend the Q&A with Monika Buttinger on the 7th of March after the film THERAPY FOR A VAMPIRE.



|: SANDER Helke :|

Helke Sander is a well known feminist director and writer. In 1968 she was co-founder of the women's movement and the anti-authoritarian kindergarten in Germany. On 31st of Janury 2017 she celebrated her 80th anniversary.

The Vienna Women´s Film Festival dedicate a special with reading and film to Helke Sander.

Foto: © Beat Presser



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