"The Best Of All Worlds"
A film by Adrian Goiginger
Based on true events, seven-year-old Adrian is growing up in the underground drug scene of the Austrian city Salzburg, famous for its culture and classical music. His mother Helga is torn between her drug addiction and her love for her son. Despite this way of life, Adrian has a happy and normal childhood—the best of all worlds. Their relationship is tested when the authorities and child welfare services find out about Helga's addiction.
Festival Screening at the Nashville Film Festival in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Producer Wolfgang Ritzberger is scheduled to attend.
The debut movie of Salzburg director Adrian Goiginger. Shooting took place in April and May 2016 in Salzburg, the Swabian Alps and Stuttgart. Cutting took place over the summer and it had its world premiere at the 67th Berlinale in the section “Perspektive Deutsches Kino”. It went on to win the “compass prize” as the best movie of the section.
After the theatrical release we had up to 100,000 movie goers in Austria and received a variety of awards.
“The Best of All Worlds” won following
Festival awards (in chronological order):
the Compass Prize at the Berlinale 2017 (Germany)
the Vienna Film Award 2017 (Austria)
the Audience Award at the Diagonale 2017 and Best Actress and Best Production Design (Austria)
in Schwerin: Best Director Award and Audience Award (Germany)
at the 39th Int. Film Festival Moskau Verena Altenberger won again the Best Actress Award in Moscow on 29 June
at the Heimatfilmfestvial in Freistadt, the film won the Youth Jury Award (Austria)
the Audience Award at the Ahrenshooper Filmtage and the main category: Best Film (Germany)
and the First-Step Award 2017 in the main category “Feature-length Feature Film” (Germany)
the German Director’s Award for the Best Debut Film
the German Director’s Association Award went to Verena Altenberger for the Best Actress and the prize of the German Directorate for Producer Services to co-producer Nils Dünker, i. a. also for “The Best of All Worlds”
the main prize at the Film Festival in Rome “Alice nella città”
Bavarian Film Award for Best Young Director and for Best Young Actress
at the Austrian Film Award in 5 (!!) categories:
Best Film (producer Wolfgang Ritzberger and co-producer Nils Dünker)
Best Director (Adrian Goiginger)
Best Screenplay (Adrian Goiginger)
Sest Actress (Verena Altenberger)
Best Supporting Actor (Lukas Miko)
the “Best Director Award” at the 11th CFF Bangladesh
the Film Journalist Award Papierener Gustl for the best film of 2017
the Austrian Television Award GOLDEN ROMY in the following categories: “Best Newcomer” (Jeremy Miliker) and “Best Film”
And received nominations for
German Camera Award
Best Debut Film at the Berlinale
MFG star – Germany
In addition, director Adrian Goiginger was nominated for the Thomas Pluch Screenplay Award 2018!
Next festival stations:
Int. Winter Film Awards NYC (February 22 — March 4) => 2 awards already went to our movie: “Best Actor” and “Best Director”
Global Cinema Film Festival Boston (March 8 -11) => award “Best Director”
2nd Indian World Film Festival 2018, India (March 18)
5th Turino Underground Cinefestival (March 25 — 27) => award "Best Feature Film" and "Best Sound Design"
DFK New Wave, Kolkata, India (March 30 — April 1)
Int. Film Festival in Saas Fee, CH (April 2-5)
Oakland International Film Festival, Oakland, California, USA (April 3 — 7)
18th Phoenix Film Festival (April 5-15)
Talca International Film Festival, Chile (April 10-14)
Capital City Film Festival Lansing, Michigan, USA (April 11-15)
Poverarte – Festival di tutti le Arti, Bologna ITA (April 14-21)
16th RIVERSIDE INT’L FILM FESTIVAL in Riverside, CA, USA (April 18-22)
11th BOOMTOWN FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL, Beaumont, Texas USA (April 19-21)
51st Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film and Video Festival, Texas USA (April 20-29)
Richmond Int. Film & Music Festival (April 23-29)
Emerge Film Festival of Maine, Lewistone/Auburn, USA (April 26-28)
8th HILL COUNTRY FILM FESTIVAL, Fredericksburg, Texas, USA (April 26-29)
Julien Dubuque International Film Festival, Iowa, USA (April 26-29)
19th Newport Beach Film Festival 2018, USA (April 26 — Mai 3)
Meraki Film Festival, Madrid, Spain (April 27-28)
13th Annual Harlem International Film Festival (Hi), USA (Mai 3-6)
NYC Independent Film Festival, USA (Mai 7-13)
Nashville Film Festival, Nashville, Tennessee, USA (Mai 10-9)
New Jersey International Film Festival, USA (June 1-10)
Albuquerque Film & Music Experience, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA (June 4-10)