Peter Tscherkassky
(Austria)

Peter Tscherkassky started making films in 1979. Today he is acclaimed as one of the most significant film artists in the world. His films have been honored with more than 50 awards including the Golden Gate Award (San Francisco), Main Prize at Oberhausen, and Best Short Film at the Venice Film Festival in 2010. Tscherkassky earned his PhD. in philosophy in 1986 with a dissertation entitled "Film as Art. Towards a Critical Aesthetics of Cinematography", and started teaching in 1988. He has organized several film festivals and curated countless film programs. Since 1984 he has published numerous essays on avant-garde film and in 1995 co-edited "Peter Kubelka" with Gabriele Jutz; in 2012 he edited the book "FILM UNFRAMED: A History of Austria Avant-Garde Cinema". In 1990 he co-founded the film distribution company sixpackfilm and serves as its president.

Films
Filmography
Kreuzritter
1979/80
Portrait
1980
Rauchopfer
1981
Aderlass
1981
Erotique
1982
Liebesfilm
1982
Sechs über Eins
1982
Ballett N†3
1982
Urlaubsfilm
1983
Freeze Frame
1983
Partita
1983
Miniaturen – viele Berliner Künstler in Hoisdorf
1983
Ballett 16
1984
Motion Picture (La Sortie des Ouvriers de l´Usine Lumière à Lyon)
1984
Manufraktur
1985
kelimba
1986
Shot-Countershot
1987
Daniel Paul Schrebers Stimmvisionen and Schizo-Schreber
1987/88
Brehms tierisches Leben
1988
tabula rasa
1987/89
à jour
1988/89
Parallel Space: Inter-View
1992
Denkwürdigkeiten eines Nervenkranken, part 3
1993
Happy-End
1996
L'Arrivée
1997/98
Outer Space
1999
Get Ready (Viennale '99-Trailer)
1999
Dream Work
2001
Instructions for a Light and Sound Machine
2005
Nachtstück (Nocture)
2006
Coming Attractions
2010
The Exquisite Corpus
2015

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