About the filmmaker:
Sara Fattahi was born in Damascus in 1983. She studied law at the University of Damascus and graduated from the Fine Art Institute Damascus. She worked as a storyboard artist, animator for numerous TV stations, and as art director of various soap operas afterwards. Since 2010 she has been working as an independent filmmaker and producer. Since 2014 she collaborated in research and screenplay in the field of short films. Today she lives and works in Vienna.
About the ExtraVALUE Film Award:
Since 2011, each annual edition of the Viennale (Vienna International Film Festival) has featured the granting of the ExtraVALUE Film Award to one or more Austrian filmmakers whose films are included within the festival. Designed to showcase the best of Austrian cinema, the Award was founded by Erste Bank, the Viennale’s main sponsor, and is awarded according to the findings of an independent jury. The Award brings a cash prize as well as a one-month residency as a visiting film scholar hosted and organized by Deutsches Haus at NYU. Anthology has presented the award-winning films in the past, and will continue the tradition this year with special screenings of the 2018 winners, Wolfgang Fischer’s "Styx" and Sara Fattahi’s "Chaos", both of which explore the subjects of emigration and displacement.
Sara Fattahi and Wolfgang Fischer will be at the Anthology Film Archives in person to present their work.
This program is co-presented by Erste Bank and Deutsches Haus at NYU.
Special thanks to the filmmakers, and to Paolo Calamita (Viennale); Jed Rapfogel (Anthology Film Archives); Ruth Goubran (Erste Bank); and Jimmy Weaver (Film Movement).