We are happy to announce that ‘Zero Killed’ will be screened at the 2nd edition of Cinestrange Filmfestival in Dresden. Director Michal Kosakowski will be present for a Q&A session after the screening. Together with director Andreas Marschall (TEARS OF KALI, MASKS) and director Jörg Buttgereit (NEKROMANTIK, SCHRAMM) they will introduce their upcoming movie GERMAN ANGST!
October 6, 2013, 1pm @ Zirkuszelt, An der Augustusbrücke, 01067 Dresden, Germany
Netherlands Premiere! ZERO KILLED has been selected for the BUT – B-Movie, Underground & Trash Film Festival in Breda, The Netherlands! The screening schedule will be announced soon. Hope to see u there!
Fans of bizarre, experimental or otherwise distorting movies are served every year at the festival for B-movies, Underground and Trash films (BUTFF). The festival is located in the city center of Breda at the center of fine arts “Nieuwe Veste” (Sint Janstraat 16, Breda). BUTFF screens films which divert radically for the mainstream cinema. Films that surprise you in their style, taste or content
BUTFF is an initiative of Stichting Idee-fixe (aka IDFX). This non-profit foundation aims to get a larger audience for artistic photo’s, video’s, film and modern digital media. Primary target of IDFX is accomplish this by serving as intermediate between public and artists or distributors of these cultural media.
We are proud to announce that ZERO KILLED will be shown as a Munich premiere at the Open-Air-Kino im Viehhof. The screening will be on
Mon, Aug 19, 2013, 9pm @ Open-Air-Kino im Viehhof, Munich, Germany
Executive Producer and Co-Editor Claudia Engl will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A.
‘Zero Killed’ has been selected as on of 18 finalists that will compete for a prize of $5000 USD. We are in competition because it won Best Documentary Award at the South Texas Underground Film Festival. Each year the festival sends it’s Best Feature, Best Short and Best Doc to compete in Austin, TX at the RxSM Film Expo from March 8-14, 2013. Three finalists will be selected to travel on to The Victoria Independent Film Festival, April 4-7, 2013, and split a prize of $5000. The winner of the Crossroads Award will win $2500, 1st runner up will recieve $1500 and 2nd runner up gets $1000.
The screening is scheduled for
Sunday, March 10, 2013, 10pm @ Emo’s East Plaza, 2015 E Riverside Drive
‘Zero Killed’ can be still seen at the 14th Videonale at Kunstmusem Bonn, Germany. The exhibtion runs until April 7, 2013. Don’t miss it!
“Zero Killed” is a documentary which examines murder fantasies. From 1996 on, Kosakowski produced films in which he asked people of different backgrounds about their thoughts of killing someone and then let them carry these out. These staged murders are the basis of “Zero Killed” and are acted out by the very people who had these fantasies. Ten years after the project ended Kosakowski set off again and interviewed the former protagonists about their intentions, experiences and the effect which “carrying out” their murder gave them. The insights which he gained varied greatly, but they all have one thing in common; everyone enjoyed the murder which they had originally just thought about. In “Zero Killed” film excerpts and interviews follow one another. The rapid switches between staged murder and recorded interviews lead the observer to alternate between different judgements of the same event. The protagonists enjoy talking about this forbidden theme, frequently with so much objectivity that it is difficult to believe these crimes did not take place. Kosakowski hints at an imagination which – if his interview partners are to be believed – is inherent in every one of us and which, despite all brutality, can also be felt as a liberation.
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‘Zero Killed’ has been selected to be presented at the 14th Videonale from February 15 to April 7, 2013 at Kunstmuseum Bonn. The opening reception for VIDEONALE.14 will take place on
Thursday, February 14, 2013, at 8 pm @ Kunstmuseum Bonn
and will be followed by three extensive festival days (Fri, Feb 15 through Sun, Feb 17, 2013) with lectures, (artist) talks, performances and the Videonale party.
NEWS! ‘Zero Killed’ has been officially selected for the 1st Bloody Hero International Film Festival in Phoenix, Arizona. The festival runs from February 8-10, 2013. There are 2 screenings on
Friday, February 8, 2013, 5 pm @ Phoenix Center for the Arts
Saturday, February 9, 2013, 6 pm @ Phoenix Center for the Arts
Due to Hurricane Sandy we had to reschedule the NYC Premiere of Michal Kosakowski’s Zero Killed to
Wed, Jan 23, 2013, 7.30 pm @ 92YTribeca Screening Room
Filmmaker Michal Kosakowski will be in attendance for a post-screening discussion with author Andy P. Smith and film participants Sergio Figueroa, Vitus Wieser and Dorit Oitzinger.
Flaherty NYC is proud to host the New York City premiere of Zero Killed, the debut feature of Polish-born, Berlin-based artist Michal Kosakowski, which has steadily garnered acclaim across a number of international festival appearances. Since 1996 Kosakowski has interviewed dozens of common citizens from a broad swath of national and occupational backgrounds about their murder fantasies. He then offers them a chance to stage them as short films with the stipulation they appear as the perpetrators or victims. For Zero Killed, Kosakowski has revisited his interviewees, many over a decade after the fact, to discuss their emotional reactions to the experiments while further soliciting personal opinions about topics including war, torture, revenge, the death penalty and suicide. The interviews and staged films have been assembled into a running dialog about violence at base, personal and societal levels. The result is a streaming commentary that’s sometimes wryly amusing, often disturbing, and always provocative-a richly textured dissection of media and society that begs for the conversation to spill off screen.
Hi Folks! Happy New Year to all of you! This is our first screening of ‘Zero Killed’ in 2013! The inaugural Horror-on-Sea Film Festival will be held from January 18-20, 2013 in Southend-on-Sea, United Kindgom. Our film will be screened on
Friday, January 18th, 2013, 3pm @ Park Inn Palace Hotel
We are happy to announce a special X-MAS screening of ‘Zero Killed’ at the Minema Movie Theatre in Milano, Italy.
December 18, 2012, 9pm
We are very very proud to announce that ‘Zero Killed’ won the Best Feature Award at Horrible Imaginings Film Festival in San Diego!
“The best feature award goes to Michal Kosakowski’s darkly introspective documentary Zero Killed. One judge praised its originality in blending candid discussion interspersed with short films. It was also praised for it’s bravery in looking at darkness head on without being sensationalistic about it. It was also noted that the short films in the documentary, many of them made by non-filmmakers, were extremely real and effective. This was probably due to their unique level of sincerity. Congratulations to Michal Kosakowski on winning the trophy for this 16-year project!”
‘Zero Killed’ has won the Best Editing Feature Film Award at the Killer Film Fest in Somerville, Massachusetts!
Once again we are proud to announce that ‘Zero Killed’ has been nominated for the SILBERNE HAND Award – Best Mutilation Scene at the Fright Nights Horror Film Festival in Vienna, Austria (Nov 17-24). Oh yeah! The Festival-Jury has chosen the scene with Max Boehme and Dorothée Berghaus – the so-called “Parkettboden-Mord” (“Parquet Floor Murder”) where Max uses his axe…
You can see the movie on these following days:
Monday, Nov. 19th, 2012, 4.45pm @ Hollywood Megaplex Gasometer
Friday, Nov. 23rd, 2012, 3pm @ Hollywood Megaplex Gasometer
‘Zero Killed’ has been officially selected for the inaugural Horror-on-Sea Film Festival in Southend-On-Sea, United Kingdom. The festival runs from January 18-20, 2013. As soon as the screening schedule is available, we will share it with you! Stay tuned! This festival is our 33rd participation at a film festival worldwide!
About the Horror-On-Sea Film Festival by Paul Cotgrove, Festival Director
“A very warm welcome to the emerging website for the inaugural Horror-on-Sea Film Festival, which is set to shock, amaze and astound the good folks of south east Essex (and beyond!) in January!
I will be your host. I’m also Festival Director for the Southend-on-Sea Film Festival, which celebrated its fourth outing back in May. Now firmly established as Essex’s number one film festival, it’s going from strength to strength, providing a huge variety of film entertainment to an equally wide variety of filmgoers.
Naturally, Horror-on-Sea is much more focussed, although we hope to cover a wide spectrum within the ‘fantastique’ genre.”
The closing night film at ANOTHER HOLE IN THE HEAD #9 is a 2012 German documentary on death and fantasy called ZERO KILLED. Have you ever thought what it would be like to murder someone? In ZERO KILLED you’ll watch ordinary people’s twisted fantasies come to life on the big screen! This will be one of the most intense and anxiety-inducing films you will ever see. “ZERO KILLED” will screen at the
December 9th, 2012, 7pm @ Terra Gallery at 511 Harrison, San Francisco
“… And at the end our 2012 European tour we stopped in Germany, and stumbled on a film that had Closing Night written all over it: “ZERO KILLED” a documentary about murder fantasies, is so out there and over the top that your anxiety level will shoot from Zero to 100 in no time…”
Finally! Austrian Premiere of ‘Zero Killed’!!! We are happy to present the film in the country where most of the shooting was done and most of the participants live! Fright Nights Horror Film Festival runs from Nov. 17-24, 2012 at the Hollywood Megaplex in Vienna. We will announce the screening schedule soon!
‘Zero Killed’ runs in the Feature Film Competition at the 12th TOHorror Film Fest – Festial di cinema e cultura del fantastico in Torino, Italy (November 12-17, 2012). Screening is on
November 13, 2012, 11pm @ Cine Club “Blah Blah”
Among the most important Italian art film festivals, TOHORROR FILM FEST starts from cinema and then explores all possible means of communication, with the purpose of analysing contemporary society through the deforming lenses provided by the fantastic and horror culture. Thus, through the young authors’ videos and the films made by more expert directors, the meetings, the theatrical performances, the concerts, the art and comics exhibitions, we are enabled to to interpet reality, filtering it through a most wild imagination.
TOHORROR FILM FESTIVAL is seen as a magnifying glass, a periscope, a microscope, a scanner which, through the eye of the camera, the images conveyed by films, pictures and photos, investigates and analyses fears, terror, the permanent horrors and today’s ones.
We are proud to announce that ‘Zero Killed’ has won the Best Chill! Award at the Thriller! Chiller! Film Festival in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. Thanks to all the participants and crew that made this film possible!
Yo! ‘Zero Killed’ got an Honorable Mention – Best Documentary Feature 2012 at the 10th Fargo Fantastic Film Festival!
Wow! ‘Zero Killed’ has been nominated for 3 Awards at the Killer Film Fest in Somerville, Massachusetts: Killer Foreign Language Film, Killer Editing Feature Film & Killer Death Scenes! The festival runs from Nov 1-3, 2012. Our movie is screening on
November 1st, 2012, 6.30 pm @ Somerville Theater
‘Zero Killed’ is also part of the Killer Film Fest Online! Check it out!
‘Zero Killed’ is an official selection of Horrible Imaginings Film Festival of San Diego and will screen on
November 11th, 2012, 9.00pm @ 10th Avenue Theater and Arts Centre
We are proud to announce that ‘Zero Killed’ has been invited to screen at the 3rd Brisbane Underground Film Festival directed by Nina Riddel. The festival takes place in Brisbane, Australia and runs from November 1-3, 2012.
November 3rd, 2012, 12am @ Brisbane Powerhouse
Brisbane Underground Film Festival (BUFF) screens recent, weird, lowbudget, risky and overlooked films to people whose curiosity goes beyond the megaplex.
Defining underground movies as a mixture of highbrow (video art and experimental film) and lowbrow (gore and boobs), BUFF has no middle-of-the-road. You will be entertained, perhaps enlightened, and definitely exposed to the most interesting films around.
‘Zero Killed’ has been nominated for the Best International Feature Award at the Buffalo Screams Horror Film Festival, New York. The festival runs from October 17-21, 2012. The screening is on
October 21, 2012, 8.45 pm @ Dipson’s Market Arcade Film & Arts Center
Good News! ‘Zero Killed’ wins Best Cine de Curios Feature Doc Award at the South Texas Underground Film Festival in Corpus Christi, Texas!