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From the Day-to-Day to the Particular – Films by Edith Stauber

Edith Stauber’s films are dominated by a form of empathetic restraint that makes for a suitable symbiosis between distance and interest towards human beings and objects.

Markus Vorauer, film scholar

This year, the CROSSING EUROPE festival will dedicate a program special within the Local Artists section to the filmmaker and artist Edith Stauber. Edith Stauber (*1968) studied Visual Communication / Film and Video at the Art University in Linz and also completed an education as a carpenter and film projectionist. Ever since 2001 she has been working in the field of documentary and animation film, as well as in the area where film, drawing, and painting overlap. In 2008 she was awarded the Upper Austrian state government prize for art in the section film. Her films have received multiple awards.

Edith Stauber has been a regular guest at CROSSING EUROPE ever since the very beginning. Her documentary ÜBER EINE STRASSE (AT 2004) that she made together with Michaela Mair was selected as the opening film for the first edition of the festival in 2004.

This year’s special is a collection of all her animation shorts, which includes the world premiere of her newest film LINZ / STADTPFARRKIRCHE, as well as the festival trailer she created for CROSSING EUROPE in 2011. Edith Stauber’s humorous take on living realities and her infallible sense for snap shots and details that can be overlooked far too easily, make her films valuable “everyday miniatures”, whose “real” substance is made even more impressive on a subtle acoustic level.