Melbourne International Film Festival, 6–28 August 2020

This year the Melbourne International Film Festival takes place digitally. Between August 6th and 28th you can see Ulrike Ottinger's new movie PARIS CALLIGRAMMES.
Tickets are strictly limited, so book your ticket soon to avoid missing out.

MIFF is a not-for-profit organisation that has been continuously running since 1952, making it the leading film festival in Australia and one of the world’s oldest film festivals, alongside Cannes and Berlin. Presenting a curated global program of innovative screen experiences and the world’s largest showcase of exceptional Australian filmmaking, MIFF is an accessible, iconic cultural event that provides transformative experiences for audiences and filmmakers alike.




Ulrike Ottinger completed her new film Paris Calligrammes in December 2019, the filming took place in April 2018.
The film takes the artist back to the 1960s when she lived and worked in Paris as a freelance artist.
In Paris Calligrammes, Ulrike Ottinger weaves her personal memories of Parisian bohemianism and the serious social, political and cultural upheavals of the time into a cinematic “figure poem”

The cinema premiere will take place at the 70th Berlinale on February 22, 2020.

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Deutscher Dokumentarfilmpreis 2020

PARIS CALLIGRAMMES was awarded the German Documentary Film Prize/the Norbert Daldrop Funding for Art and Culture at the SWR documentary festival.

The German Documentary Film Award is one of the most important awards in German-language film. The SWR has been awarding this major main prize since 2003 in cooperation with the Baden-Württemberg media and film company. In addition, the Norbert Daldrop Funding for Art and Culture awards a prize for a film about artists on the creation of art as part of the SWR Docu Festival.

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Deutscher Dokumentarfilmpreis © SWR/Monika Maier
Deutscher Dokumentarfilmpreis © SWR/Monika Maier


Ulrike Ottinger is awarded the Berlinale Camera at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival

Since 1986, the Berlinale has awarded the Berlinale Camera to honour personalities and institutions who have made a special contribution to filmmaking and with whom the festival feels closely connected. In this manner, the Berlinale expresses its appreciation towards those who have become friends and supporters of the festival.

The Berlinale Camera will be awarded to Ulrike Ottinger on Saturday, February 22, at 4.15 pm in the Haus der Berliner Festspiele. The world premiere of Ottinger’s documentary Paris Calligrammes will be presented afterwards in the Berlinale Special.

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