The Company

Following the international success of his feature Dog Days (2001), in 2003, Ulrich Seidl, together with Veronika Franz, founded Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion, on the one hand to produce their own films, and on the other to provide filmmakers with creative conditions different from those in usual production companies. Import Export (2007), the first theatrical feature produced by Seidl Film, premiered in competition at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. It was followed by PARADISE (2012), the award-winning film trilogy whose separate parts had their world premieres in competition successively at the three most important international film festivals: Cannes, Venice and Berlin. In 2014 no fewer than two of Ulrich Seidl Film productions screened in Venice: Ulrich Seidl's essay film In the Basement (2014) and Goodnight Mommy (2014), the fiction feature film debut by Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala (who had previously directed Kern (2012), the documentary about the actor and director Peter Kern. Ulrich Seidl's latest film SAFARI had its world premiere at the 73rd International Film Festival in Venice, 2016. Die Kinder der Toten (a film by Nature Theater of Oklahoma, based on a novel of the same name by Elfriede Jelinek) was screened at the Berlin International Film Festival 2019 in the section Forum. The world premiere of Lillian (director: Andreas Horvath) took place in the renowned Directors Fortnight (Quinzaine des Realisateurs) at the Cannes International Film Festival in May 2019. The feature film "Luzifer" premiered at the 74th Locarno Film Festival in 2021. Kurdwin Ayubs debute „SONNE“ celebrated the world premiere at the Berlinale 2022 (section Encounters). Rimini had its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival (main competition) in 2022. Sparta, the second part of the diptych, also premiered in 2022, at the San Sebastián International Film Festival. The combined (long) version, WICKED GAMES - Rimini Sparta premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2023 (section Harbour). Following up on its major film festival successes, Ulrich Seidl Filmproduktion will go into the next round at the beginning of 2024 with the world premieres of Daniel Hoesl´s VENI VIDI VICI at the Sundance Film Festival and of the period drama THE DEVIL´s BATH by Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala in competition at the Berlin International Film Festival.