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Numerous Nominations for “3 Days in Rome” at International Film Festivals

for Best Short Documentary, Best Directing in a Short Documentary and Best Editing in a Short Documentary

From the Film Festival of Cannes, American Documentary Film Festival, River Film Festival in Italy and Goa Short Film Festival to Southhampton Inernational Film Festival…the true tale of the incredible love between Erika and Emil Shomrony, who survived the Holocaust and World War II, knows no bounds!

 

“Shattered Night/Zersplitterte Nacht” – Tyrolean Commemorative Culture on a European Level!

For the 79th time we commemorate the horrors of the November Pogroms of 1938! In “Zersplitterte Nacht – Shattered Night” contemporary witnesses, those who remember to this day, tell their stories of that fateful era of inexpressibly atrocious and murderous times. As the AVG Filmteam we can only bow to them and express our deepest thanks also to our sponsors: Austrian Cultural Forum Brussels, Austrian National Bank Brussels, Tyrol – Sout Tyrol – Trentino Euroregion and the Province of Tyrol! Because they are the ones that make it possible to reach European scales in Brussels with our touching and didactically valuable work. Heartfelt gratitude also goes to Richard and Andrew Benson from London, the grandchildren of Ing. Richard Berger who was murdered in the Pogromnacht of Innsbruck in 1938. They as well as many honored guests will be joining us in Brussels. We also thank all the cinemagoers and everyone who is interested in our work.

“3 Days in Rome” at the American Documentary Film Festival 2017

In “3 Days in Rome” Erika Shomrony tells us her true story of how love was able to endure and overcome the atrocities of the Holocaust and the Second World War. International star Sharon Stone also participates in one of the best documentary film festivals in the world with “An Undeniable Voice”, a movie about a holocaust survivor. Another strong message on just how important it remains to talk about the Holocaust in films – for the present and for a better future.

Award for „Shattered Night“ at the Southampton International Film Festival 2016

Award Ceremony Southampton Film Festival 2016: Hermann Weiskopf, Richard Benson, Dr. Peter Mair (von links)
Award Ceremony Southampton International Film Festival 2016: Hermann Weiskopf, Richard Benson, Dr. Peter Mair

Our film „Shattered Night – Zersplitterte Nacht“ won the award for the best editing at the Southampton International Film Festival 2016. A moment of joy and great thankfulness we lived together with Richard Benson, the grandson of murdered Richard Berger.

The drama “Shattered Night – November 9th 1938, when the night was at its coldest…”, tells the true story of the president of the Jewish community in Innsbruck, Richard Berger, who was brutally murdered by the Nazis during the “Night of Broken Glass 1938”.

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Italian Premiere of “Shattered Night” at the Cineteca Sarda in Cagliari

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The italian-german cultural association ACIT headed by Maria Luisa Pinna together with professor Bert Krämer and Udo Matthias Jacob, as well as Alessandro Matta from Shoah Foundation Sardinia have organized the amazing italian premiere of „La Notte dei Cristalli – Shattered Night – Zersplitterte Nacht” at the „Cineteca Sarda-Società Umanitaria“ in Cagliari. Unforgettable the beautiful days at the italian iland and the kindness and friendship we experienced there. The screenings and discussions with so many interested studens are just one more reason why we hope to come back as soon as possibe!…

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3 Days in Rome goes Cannes 2016!

“3 Days in Rome” is a true and deeply touching love and war story. A love story which endured the darkest chapter in the history of mankind. The Second World War, the Holocaust, an outstanding life-threatening escape, the post-war trauma and ten years of separation could not come between Erika and Emil and their love for each other. In 1947, Erika and Emil finally met again and got married after only “3 Days in Rome”.

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Ottfried Fischer – der Botschafter gegen das Vergessen

Die Dokumentation „Die Zeitzeugen – Warum wir erzählen…“ bildet zusammen mit den Original Zeitzeugen Interviews von mehreren Innsbrucker/innen, die heute zum Teil in Israel und London leben ein einzigartiges filmisches und zeitgeschichtliches Dokument. Zusammen mit dem international ausgezeichneten Film „Zersplitterte Nacht – 9. November 1938, als die Nacht am kältesten war“ werden so authentische und spannende wie auch lehrreiche Filmaufnahmen zu großen Emotionen von höchstem didaktischem Wert. Mehrere Stunden hochwertiges und emotionales Filmmaterial erscheinen in Bälde als „Filmedition gegen das Vergessen“ in einer exklusiven DVD-Box….

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