Der Stoff aus dem Träume sind

Such Stuff as Dreams Are Made On

Based on five milestones of self-organized and self-managed housing projects in Austria, this documentary explores a variety of topics related to cooperative planning processes from 1968 to the present. Through interviews with participants and residents of these individual housing projects, such as the activists of the project WillyFred in Linz, or the ecological settlement Gärtnerhof in Lower Austria, the film not only examines their social and economic demands, and sociopolitical significance, but also provides insight into the small and large daily conflicts, discussions and benefits that life in a collective involves.

Director's Biography
Michael Rieper and Lotte Schreiber
Michael Rieper is a Vienna based architect, works in the fields of architecture, film, art & design, and teaches at TU Wien. Lotte Schreiber is a Vienna based filmmaker, and won the Diagonale Prize for Innovative Cinema 2015, the Best Short Film at Edinburgh Filmfestival 2013, and the Outstanding Artist Award 2011 of the Bundeskanzleramt.

Film Selection: Der Stoff aus dem Träume sind (Such Stuff as Dreams Are Made On, 2019, doc, Rieper & Schreiber) – Sabaudia (2018, doc short, Schreiber, CE'19) - Manchmal also denkt man, weil es sich bewährt hat. Wittgensteins Haus (2016, doc short, Schreiber) – Leben in der Sargfabrik (2013, mid-length doc, Rieper, with Alex Dworschak, Christine Schmauszer) – GHL (doc short, 2012, SChreiber, CE'13) - Tlatelolco (doc, 2011, Schreiber, CE'12) 
Local Artists 2019
Michael Rieper, Lotte Schreiber
Austria 2019
75 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Michael Rieper
Cinematography Johannes Hammel
Editing Elke Groen
Music Luca Pivetz, Neonschwarz
Producer(s) Michael Rieper
MVD Austria
World Premiere
World Premiere
Crossing Europe 2019
Premierenstatus / Premiere Status 
World Premiere