• The Prom

The Prom

A film by Ulrich Seidl


This short film takes us to Horn, a town in Lower Austria where Ulrich Seidl grew up. For years it has been a tradition that high school students organize the graduation prom. This isn't only one of the town's most important social events, but also the culmination of Carnival. Ulrich Seidl: "The Prom was the reason I was kicked out of the Film Academy. The teachers didn't like its structure or editing, and thought that the film would hurt the Academy's reputation."

Director's statement